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Animals have always attracted and amazed people. This connection to the animal world is particularly strong for shamans, healers, witches, and everyone else, who practices magic.
However, the globalization and the cultural exchange lead to certain confusion with the terms.
Familiar, totem, and animal spirit guide - all these terms refer to the animal helpers, who are acting in both the physical and spiritual world. But what is the difference? Is that ok to call cougar a familiar and hamster a totem?

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