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Keshi | Zuni Animal Medicine

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Bat

The only mammal that flies, glides through the blackness, listening with the keen perception of sonar to the soft sounds of the night. While feeding on insects and fruit, bats fertilize the plant kingdom. Bat medicine pollinates the seeds of our dreams. Bat (Ehshots’i) enters and leaves the cave, suggesting symbolic or shamanic death and initiation. Times of transition can bring fear, but remembering that bat sleeps hanging upside down gives us new perspective. When we emerge reborn from the cave, we can soar through the darkness, hearing hidden messages from Spirit.

Bat Power by Frankie Eustace

A mighty fine pen shell Bat carved by Frankie, ready to fly away! With turquoise inlay for the eyes it is just over 2″ long, 3/4″ tall and wafer thin. Bat medicine pollinates the seeds of our dreams. Bat (Ehshots’i) enters and leaves the cave, suggesting symbolic or shamanic death and initiation. Times of transition can bring fear, but remembering that bat sleeps hanging upside down gives us new perspective. When we emerge reborn from the cave, we can soar through the darkness, hearing hidden messages from Spirit.

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