"Grounded in a deep belief that all of life is interconnected, David Carson invites the reader to explore the animal kingdom, identifying the spirit clans that can give strength and guidance. He writes with a quiet authority that casts a storyteller's spell. This book brings enchantment to the quest for self-knowledge. David Carson is truly a shaman." —Julia Cameron, bestselling author of The Artist’s Way. For thousands of years, Native American tradition has taught that we all carry within us an ancient blessing, a spirit clan that connects us to the earth. Our spirit clan may be an animal, or a plant, a stone, or some special object that has taken on spiritual power. Your clan is a reservoir of powerful energy. It helps carry you through troubled times and protects you from danger. The wisdom of their teachings shows the way to true peace and prosperity and to live in harmony with all that is. In this book, you will learn how to discover your own spirit clan using dreams and visions as a guide and by contemplating the stories, traditions, and descriptions of the 75 clans gathered here. In-depth descriptions of the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of spirit clans and their modern-day manifestations lift these ancient teachings off the page and bring them to life.