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The Dugong Totem
The Dugong Totem indicates the consciousness of the sea, delving deep within, and finding new directions in life. They also represent a guide to overcoming obstacles, the advent of adventure and the spirit of personal freedom. This creature of the seas of Australia signifies the deeper conscious and better self-understanding.
Dugong’s are called the “cows” of the Sea and are closely related to the Elephant and the Manatee. Dugongs inhabit shallow, tropical waters throughout the Indo-Pacific region. Most of the world’s population of dugongs is now found in northern Australian waters between Shark Bay in Western Australia and Moreton Bay in Queensland. Dugongs swim using their whale-like fluked tail and they use their front flippers for balance and turning. Their movements are often slow and graceful. Early explorers and sailors believed that they were mermaids because of their streamlined bodies and the large teats at the base of their flippers. They have a rounded head with small eyes and a large snout. The nostrils are at the top of the snout and, like mammals, dugongs must surface to breathe. However, unlike other aquatic mammals such as some whales, dolphins and porpoises, dugongs cannot hold their breath under water for very long. It is generally for only a few minutes, especially if they are swimming fast.
Dugongs have poor eyesight but acute hearing. They find and grasp seagrass with the aid of coarse, sensitive bristles, which cover the upper lip of their large and fleshy snout. Small tusks can be seen in adult males and some old females. During the mating season, male dugongs use their tusks to fight each other.
The Magnificent Dugong Totem possesses the following virtues:
Friendship, adventure, travel, new journeys, mobility, freedom, power, loyalty, devotion, bravery, deeper consciousness, cooperation, communication abilities, warning of danger, unquestioning love, and overcoming of obstacles.
Dugong Animal Pearls are said to impart their particular magical virtues to their owner. Dugong Pearls are characteristic of its host; they possess all the awesome characteristics that may be seen in the Dugong itself; the dignity and grace of this animal is contained within the pearl waiting for its proper owner to bestow its inner magic to that unique and fortunate individual.
For century’s shamans, priestesses, spiritualists and practitioners of the occult have used Dugong animal pearls to transfer the powerful magical energy of the Dugong to themselves and to others in need of this commanding animal magic.
Dugong pearls are highly sought after by any wishing to absorb Dugong like virtues into their lives and develop stronger mental abilities such as those embodied by this magnificent creature. The owner of a Dugong pearl will see their lives, spiritual energy and mental clarity imbued with all of the virtues attributed to the “Cow” of the Sea, the Dugong.
The Dugong animal totem is a strong spirit indeed and its magical properties are one of the most influential of all animal totems. Strength, friendship, virtue, cooperation, and so much more can be integrated into the spirit of the possessor of this magical pearl and the Dugong totem.
Copyright © 2006: Zahir Karbani UK Registration Number 253932
|This article was published on Friday 16 June, 2006.|
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