The Medicine Woman and the power animals

Each and every one of us feels a particular connection with one animal, or perhaps several, which gives us an opportunity to understand the nature of power animals and our relationship to their power as ‘totems’.




Over twenty years ago when I discovered the book ‘Medicine Cards: Finding Power through the animals‘ by Jamie Sams and David Carson, it opened me up to a world of connection with animals that I’d never experienced before. 

When we closely observe the form and behaviour of each animal, we are given information about its qualities and its ‘medicine’, in the sense of the healing power it can offer us.

Almost certainly we’ve all felt a special connection with a particular animal, or with several animals, and through this we can begin to understand their meaning, as ‘totem animals’ for us. At times an animal can be especially present in our lives and can offer us guidance and support on our path in that moment. 

Recently I’m feeling a strong connection with the hummingbird and am so grateful for her medicine on a deep level. In the last weeks various things have happened which led me to a place of much sadness and my heart felt closed. By gently opening myself up to the healing medicine of this beautiful bird, I feel her vibration softens the pain and hardness and she is helping me to see the beauty of life, in my life.

In our online course ‘Medicine Womanwe’ll explore the special qualities of eight power animals associated with the four feminine archetypes. Each of them accompany us on our journey of awakening the Medicine Woman within. How marvellous it is to feel we are supported, guided and loved by the animal world! 

This naturally leads us to an attitude of respect for all the Earth’s animals and to protect and care for them and their habitats.

Which animal do you feel a special connection to in this moment?



4 week online self-study course

Start date: 24th June 2024. LAST EDITION!

Registrations open

This 28-day online course invites you to connect with the wisdom of the female archetypes, the four directions and elements, and power animals. Each day you'll receive videos, guided meditations and visualizations, bodywork practices, creative activities, medicine songs, rituals and ceremonies, to integrate at your rhythm, aligned with the cycle of the moon. Dive into a path of personal transformation in order to free yourself from old patterns that keep you from moving forward, cultivate your connection with the healing power of nature and deepen your connection with the archetypes, rooted in ancestral feminine spirituality. Created by Sophia Style and Gemma Polo.

"This course is very beautifully and carefully designed. The quality of the texts were outstanding, and written in a simple and explanatory way. It gave me a moment of rest and reflection each day, a moment of inspiration. Many thanks and blessings for this beautiful program. I hope it will reach a lot of women in English speaking countries". Amira, Netherlands