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It’s been a while...
« on: July 13, 2018, 09:21:08 am »
Recently, the topic of spirit guides has come up, and it’s a place where I’m wildly out of my depth. That being said, I’m wondering if anyone has heard of someone not having spirit guides (other than deity affiliation) because they are a spirit guide. Or in this case, had a past life as a familiar spirit (animal shaped) to another. I don’t know how else to explain this, so I hope it makes sense.
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Re: It’s been a while...
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 05:50:31 pm »
Recently, the topic of spirit guides has come up, and it’s a place where I’m wildly out of my depth. That being said, I’m wondering if anyone has heard of someone not having spirit guides (other than deity affiliation) because they are a spirit guide. Or in this case, had a past life as a familiar spirit (animal shaped) to another. I don’t know how else to explain this, so I hope it makes sense.

Could you explain what you mean by 'spirit guide' exactly? You mean a real, mortal human person who serves a tutelary spiritual role to someone else? Or are you talking about like astral stuff, 'faring forth'? Or are you talking about mediumship/spirit work? Or...?
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Re: It’s been a while...
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 06:03:14 pm »
I don’t know how else to explain this, so I hope it makes sense.

It made sense to me, but I can't really help much. Not having a spirit guide isn't unusual - many paths don't include the concept, for one thing. I haven't heard of someone being unable to have a spirit guide, or to be an incarnated spirit guide, but I don't see why either of those circumstances couldn't happen.

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Re: It’s been a while...
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 05:23:46 am »
Could you explain what you mean by 'spirit guide' exactly? You mean a real, mortal human person who serves a tutelary spiritual role to someone else? Or are you talking about like astral stuff, 'faring forth'? Or are you talking about mediumship/spirit work? Or...?

A friend of mine works with his spirit guides all the time and for him they’re spirits that were assigned to him to help him through life. At least that’s how I understood when he explained it. He also doesn’t ascribe to deities, so that throws my understanding off even more because I very much do. I’ve seen “spirit guide” interchanged with “patron deity,” “animal totem,” and “guardian angel, but it’s not a concept I know a lot about, short of talking to him and his insistence that everyone has at least one assigned to them over the course of their lives.


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