The Japanese Heritage of the Pathfinder Wolves

The Pathfinder Wolves are crystal messengers which carry the vibration of a unique or shared soul medicine messages (which we channel). The combination of crystal talisman + soul medicine is intended to help you work with your subconscious mind to support you to let go of limiting beliefs + old patterns that no longer serve you for your highest good, this is often called *shadow work*.

In Japanese, wolves are known as Ōkami 狼 and considered messengers of the Creator. We call them pathfinders for their ability to guide you down new pathways of being and behaviour patterns and because they provide a gateway through which to know your spiritual path.

Japanese wolves:
The story goes that, in the 2nd century A.D. legendary Prince Yamato Takeru (a great ancestor of Emperor Meiji) lost his way in the mountains. Just as the Prince was falling into despair, a white wolf appeared and guided him out of the deep forest, saving his life.

To honour the white wolf that had saved him, the Prince established Shinto shrines dedicated to the wolf gods of the mountain "Ooguchi-no-Magami" - 大口真神. The most famous of these is Mitsumine Shrine (三峯神社) which stands at the top of Mt. Mitsumine in a town called Oku-Chichibu which just happens to be in the prefecture of Saitama where our mother is from!

Because of this potent history with the wolf, in Japan, charms (omamori - お守り) and talismans associated with wolves are thought to have protective energies as well as support abundance/fertility.

Sadly, the real Japanese wolves of the story have been considered officially extinct since 1905 due to a policy of extermination by the Meiji Government (although there are some sightings by people now + again so we hold out hope that these apex predators have survived somehow!) but the spirit of these beautiful animals definitely lives on!

The main featured photo is of one of the Wolf Guardians which stand either side of the great Torii Gate at the entrance to Mitsumine Shrine.

Big love Anna + LJ xx