Skin Spirits


Immanion Press/Megalithica Books, 2010
176 pages, b/w illustrations

Since the mid-1990s I have worked with animal parts in my artwork and spiritual practice. From leather and fur to skulls and bones, I incorporate them into ritual tools, jewelry, and other sacred items. Not only does my practice involve the physical remains, but I also work with the spirits of the animals themselves.

In Skin Spirits: The Spiritual and Magical Use of Animal Parts, I expand upon the information provided in my earlier book, Fang and Fur, Blood and Bone: A Primal Guide to Animal Magic. You’ll find information on how to select animal remains based on not only your needs but those of the spirits themselves; how to work with the animal spirits, including in shapeshifting and other rituals; proper care for the physical remains; and other practices. Plus you’ll find detailed, illustrated guides on how to make ritual tools ranging from bone-handled knives to fur pouches, skull rattles to dancing skins; and much more!

Based on my decade-and-change of intensive experience, this is an absolutely indispensable guide to the spiritual and magical use of animal parts in neopagan, occult, and other traditions. Whether you only have a single feather to work with, or an entire ritual room full of spirits embodied in hides and bones, there’s plenty of material in this non-dogmatic text for you to integrate into your own practice as you see fit.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Edward Dain

Chapter One: Why Work With Animal Parts?
Chapter Two: Ethical and Legal Considerations
Chapter Three: Working With Skin Spirits
Chapter Four: A Brief Chapter on Tools
Chapter Five: Fur and Leather
Chapter Six: Bones, Skulls and Other Hard Stuff
Chapter Seven: Feathers
Chapter Eight: Skindancing

Appendix A: Where to Get Skins, Bones and Other Remains
Appendix B: Animal-Based Nonprofits

If you have any issues ordering, please contact me at lupa.greenwolf(at)gmail(dot)com. Please select the button BELOW the option you want. Thank you!

An autographed copy of Skin Spirits is available for $19.99 plus priority shipping in the U.S.


An autographed copy of Skin Spirits is available for $19.99 plus media shipping in the U.S.


An autographed copy of Skin Spirits is available for $19.99 plus international shipping.

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