Young Shamaness with Wolf Cub
From our Astral Archetypes Collection of unique handcrafted doll-like Altar Statuary we present Young Shamaness with Wolf Cub. While male Shamans are predominant in many cultures, some cultures have had a preference for females. Recent archaeological evidence suggests that the earliest known shamans—dating to the Upper Paleolithic era in what is now the Czech Republic—were women. Wolf symbolizes cunning, wisdom, searching, dreams, a source of lunar power, magick, intuition, transformation, death and rebirth. The Wolf has come to be associated with ancient teachings Wolves are known as the teachers. They have been long considered by the First Nations people as teachers or pathfinders. The wolf is held in very high esteem, as they are used as totems and representative of clans. They are truly free spirits even though their packs are highly organized. Traditionally, someone with" Wolf Medicine" has, a strong sense of self, communicates well. Among the various peoples and tribes of North America, wolf represents not only creation, but also death and rebirth. Wolf is also seen as a teacher-animal. The lessons wolf teaches are not always easy, but nevertheless necessary. Wolf is a symbol of guardianship, ritual, loyalty, and free spirit. Each fired clay Young Shamaness with Wolf Cub figure is unique and no two pieces are crafted to be exactly alike. In a marketplace flooded with mass produced imports, we're sure you will love this original art.
DetailsShamans are intermediaries or messengers between the Human World and the Realms of Spirits. The Shaman may enter supernatural realms or dimensions to treat ailments/illness by mending the soul, to obtain solutions to problems afflicting the community, to bring guidance to misguided souls and to ameliorate illnesses of the human soul caused by foreign elements. The shaman operates primarily within the spiritual world, which in turn affects the human world. The restoration of balance results in the elimination of the ailment. Shamans may exhibit a two-spirit identity, assuming the dress, attributes, role or function of the opposite sex, gender fluidity and/or same-sex sexual orientation. This practice is common, and found among the Chukchi, Sea Dayak, Patagonians, Araucanians, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Navajo, Pawnee, Lakota, and Ute, as well as many other Native American tribes. Indeed, these two-spirited shamans were so widespread as to suggest a very ancient origin of the practice.Such two-spirit shamans are thought to be especially powerful.