Wolf Spirit Animals, Wolf Mythology, and the Wolf as a Spiritual Teacher with Teo Alfero and Lora Cheadle
For millennia, the wolf has been both vilified and celebrated. There are countless myths worldwide, in cultures from the Ainu people of Japan to the Apache First Nation elders who worshiped the wolf, and even today, people seem to have strong opinions and feelings about wolves. But what does that mean, and why has this one animal captured the imagination of so many, for so long? The Wisdom of the Wolf extends beyond merely being a Spirit Animal, totem, or Spirit Guide. The wolf informs us about who we are as individuals as well as who we are in our human pack. And studying the wolf can help us live better lives, healing those in trauma in crisis as well as those who merely want more depth, connection and understanding in their own lives.
Teo Alfero’s new book, The Wolf Connection: What Wolves Can Teach Us About Being Human, explains that: “Most people only see the wolf as an animal, as I once did. But the wolf has played a key role in human evolution, and we have lived in association with them for so long, that if we look carefully, there are many more ways to consider the being we call “wolf”.”
His California sanctuary, Wolf Heart Ranch, allows us to connect with wolves as multi-faceted beings and deepen our relationship to ourselves and our world through our deepening relationship with wolves. The power of these wolf-human experiences are validated by research and demonstrate that wolves exist on numerous, subtle levels. In fact, there are nine realms of the wolf that can help all humans gain greater self-understanding and reconnect with the primal, wild freedom that we all still carry, even if it is dormant, deep within.