Bear is known for its healing powers,
strength, and courage. The arrow heartline on the bear begins at the mouth
where the breath starts and points to the soul, the place of faith and inner
strength. This bear is from the personal
collection of Carolyn Radmanovich.
For a gripping story on Native American
spirituality with time travel to the California gold rush of 1848 read The Shape-Shifter’s Wife.
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