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Bat Spirit Animal Totem Meaning & Significance | Yoga Medicine Journeys

Bat Spirit Animal Totem Meaning & Significance | Yoga Medicine Journeys

The symbolism and signifcance of the bat comes from a keen observation of this magnificent animal. It is recognized that the bat was highly sensitive to their surroundings and so therefore was considered a symbol of intuition, dreaming and vision. This made the bat a powerful symbol for Native American shamans and medicine people. Often the spirit of the bat would be invoked when special energy was needed, like "night-sight" which is the ability to see through illusion or ambiguity and dive straight to the truth of matters.

It is a symbol of communication because the Native Americans observed the bat to be a highly social creature. Indeed, the bat has strong family ties. They are very nurturing, exhibiting verbal communication, touching, and sensitivity to members of their group.

 

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