_Animal-Speak_ contains a variety of useful resources for anyone interested in totem/spirit animals, and how to get more in touch with the various animal energies within oneself. There are chapters on "awakening to your spirit totems," "the mystery and magic of predator & prey" relations, "reading signs and omens in nature," and numerous other subjects, seventeen in all.
I find the most useful part of the book to be the "dictionaries" of the various totems - Andrews has separate sections for reptiles, birds, and mammals, and each animal has from several paragraphs to several pages of information about what that spirit animals various meanings are. Generally, I find his descriptions interesting, though at times, he seems to think he's being terribly insightful when it seems more like he's grasping at straws, or pointing out the obvious.
This book will likely help anyone interested in learning more about animal totems. I recommend it, though advise readers to take some of it with a grain of salt - when working with these kinds of books, I believe it's very important to use several resources. This helps prevent carrying one author's biases into one's own belief system.
Animal Speak translates the language of numerous other creatures we share earth with, easily. How to listen, learn and relate better to animals and our selves can be gleaned from reading this book. I've been blessed in this life with exceptional encounters with animals.. sometimes it is called: Noah's sense.To friends who envied it I say," Read this book. It can be learned!" I often refer to Animal Speak for further information when a new animal experience occurs. I trust Ted Andrews insights to expand my own understanding of what nature is trying to teach me.I know as humans we tend to ignore and deplete what we don't understand. Animals have always spoke with man and this book can help us hear them! Many thank's Ted Andrews! Encore!! Daynie