There has been much discussion about animal totems and animal medicine for a long time now. Some people believe that they can pick their animal totem; others believe their animal totem picks them. The Old Timers that I knew said that ain’t necessarily so. They taught me that animal medicine had a great deal to do with ones inherent predisposition. If your nature was such and such an animal with a similar nature was your medicine. I have a piece that can be found in Essays called Animal Allies. It is brief and only includes the animals drawn on for Ancestral Air’s clan system. Nevertheless, read it over and while doing so read the entries in the context of your own nature, not what you find cool or special. You might just see yourself there and chances are that particular creature or one related to it is your animal totem.