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Term: Animal

DEFINITION:
A living creature usually identified as having to feed, having sense organs, a nervous system, and able to respond to stimuli. Plants are able to create organic molecules (needed for survival and growth) from inorganic ones, while animals generally cannot do so. Various animals are recognized as having spiritual qualities.
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The Spirit Animal One’s personal animal guide is called the spirit animal or medicine animal. In shamanism, the spirit animal is the psychopomp: the escort of souls to the spirit world. It is the embodiment of the collective animal consciousness of a particular species, the essence of an ...
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