There are Owls of all sizes, from a miniature that inhabits the cactus of the desert, to the great horned owl, a creature that inspires admiration. Its claws are covered with feathers, much like the legs of a baby cat. It is a carnivorous, so it can be a fierce warrior if challenged, or if something close to it is threatened. It is often referred to as the Night Eagle.
This night walking animal has a predatory vision that enables it to see clearly and to be at alert at all times. The Owl’s feathers are very soft thereby allowing it to fly silently.
Due to its ability to see in darkness, and its sharp sense of hearing, it is a perfect assistant to the sorcerers. These birds give the sorcerer the ability to see the truth without any kind of veils. This is achieved through an intense gaze capable of penetrating into the depths of hearts to discover the hidden secrets. The Owl is associated with the number 5.
The Symbolism of the Owl in Different Cultures
The owl was an important totemic animal in ancient Greece where it was used as a representation of the Goddess Athena; the goddess of wisdom. Also, the owl was an important totem in ancient Egypt, in Celtic Europe, and in Hindu philosophy. In all these cultures, the meaning of the owl is related to the underworld protection and the protection of the souls of the dead.
For the Ojibwa tribe of North America, the owl is a symbol of evil and death. It represented the Skeletal Man, Lord of Death and Fertility. For the Pawnee, the owl was a powerful symbol of protection. Owls sometimes stick, with their wings outstretched, over the doors of the stables to protect livestock from evil spirits, both in North America and in European tradition.
Native Americans associate the meaning of the owl with wisdom, foresight, and also for them, it is the guardian of sacred knowledge. This can be largely due to the fact that the owl is a forecaster of weather conditions.
In the Middle Ages in Europe, it was believed that owls were actually priestesses (witches) and concealed magicians who took that form to access other planes (like American shamanism) or for quick escapes in the face of danger.
The Spiritual Abilities of the Owl
Throughout the centuries, it has always been believed that the owl had several powers. Although these powers vary due to the differences in cultures, the truth is that there are some common spiritual abilities of the Owl that can be seen in most cultures.
This spirit animal has great wisdom and this can be related to its ability to see clearly. It blesses its followers with the gifts of intuition and clairvoyance. The owl’s wisdom is displayed as/in:
• Secret Discretion.
• Silent and fast movement.
• Ability to see behind the masks.
• Messenger of secrets and omens.
• Teaches you to find comfort in your own shadow.
• Teaches you the Magic of the Moon.
• Grants you Freedom.
The communication between the visible and the unseen world:
The Owl serves as a link between the world of the living and the dead. For this reason, it serves as a messenger to the sorcerers.
Listening to what is inaudible:
Due to its excellent hearing ability, the Owl serves as a guide and transmitter of warning signs to sorcerers. It is a common animal familiar used by those who practice witchcraft because of the great assistance it offers to them.
Dreaming of an Owl:
Dreaming of an owl means that you should be more cautious and observant. If in the dream the owl is seen staring closely at you, it represents a close person who is protecting you from evil. On the contrary, if the Owl is seen staring at you with an unfriendly look, then it could mean an evil eye that is monitoring your life.
The amulets of owls can be used to attract good luck and it is said that the Owl only gives riches to those who want to obtain wisdom. This is to enable them devote themselves fully to seek knowledge without getting lost in the search of material things.