Wolves are considered by many to be the highest animal in the spiritual plane.
The White Wolf
Known as the phantom, the white spirit wolf lives in the spiritual and physical dimensions simultaneously. They teach the lessons which help to bring both these lives into balance. The help us learn how to build the bridge between the two worlds so that we might learn the underlying purpose of events and issues in our life.
The Brown Wolf
These spirit wolves teach the lessons of health and healing. How to use the forces of nature in conjunction with the earthly knowledge of medicine to maintain a balance between the mind/body/spirit connections. Also includes red wolves, and golden wolves.
The hidden lessons, reaching through the veil of sight into the realm of spirit. The gray spirit wolf is the teacher of spirit connections and communications. How we can balance our path with information from our spiritual teachers and guides..
The Black Wolf
The teachers of the physical. The black spirit wolf helps us to bring balance into the physical natures, desires, and expressions of our daily lives. They keep us focused on the issues of this plane of existence where our spiritual lessons help us to evolve along our chosen spiritual path. Superstitions
In many parts of Europe they believe that if you say the word "Wolf" in December you will be attacked by one.
The French, at one time, hung a wolf's tooth around a child's neck to protect it from evil spirits.
Wolves give birth only in May and during thunderstorms.
The eyes of a wolf will glow in the darkness.
History of the Wolf
The Egyptian God Wepwawet was either pictured as a wolf or with a wolf head. A banner bearing his image was carried before the Pharoah in victory processions. However, both the Hindus and followers of the Zoroaster considered the wolf to be evil and a symbol of evil in human nature.
Odhinn had two wolves as constant companions in Valhalla. When there was an eclipse it was said that the wolves temporarily swallowed the globe.
The Valkyries were sometimes shown riding wolves, in their aspect of soul-collectors. This idea may have survived in the belief during the middle ages that witches in the form of werewolves rode wolves through the night.
In pre-Christian Europe the wolf was a popular clan totem. Many clans were accused of turning themselves into wolves at certain times of the year. The reality behind this is that these clans dressed in wolf skins and masks for certain religious rites.
Native Americans said that when the wolf howled, he created wind.. If he continued to howl, fog came. They considered the Moon it's power ally.
The Magickal attributes of the Wolf: Cunning, escaping hunters, ability to pass by dangers invisibly, outwitting those who wish you harm, fighting when necessary. Sometimes an Astral wolf will lead you to a Spiritual Teacher. Wisdom, hunting and seeking, magick, dreams, intuition, listening, death and rebirth, transformation. Strong protection. Spiritual guidance in dreams and meditation.
Save the Wolf
Wolves have long been mis-understood. ..at one time wolves were so common and dangerous in Britain that the month of January was set aside for hunting them. January was called Wolfmonat, or Wolf Month. Although wolves were exterminated in England in 1509, they could be found in the mountains of Scotland and Ireland until the beginning of the 18th century.
The gray wolf once ranged over the entire western hemisphere, from Central Mexico to the Arctic regions (except in dry desert areas). In Asia it prowled as far south as parts of India. It disappeared from Britain and most of Europe hundreds of years ago.
Fortunately today, there are several groups in the US that are devoted to raising and studying wolves with a goal to stop their extinction. There is a large wolf preserve in Washington State that offers guided tours and if you arrange to go there near the Full Moon and just at dusk, you will be treated to a symphony of wolf calls by the entire population. Although, this is something that would be much better and more natural, heard in the wild.