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…all animals speak to those who listen.  When we learn to speak with the animals…..the animals are no longer our subordinates. They become our teachers, our friends, and our companions.”

From Animal Speak by Ted Andrews

 

Ted Andrews was an internationally recognized author, storyteller and mystic, a teacher of shamanic, animistic and esoteric lore, as well as herb healing, Magick and the Qabalah.  During his time he authored some 40 books many of which have been translated into foreign languages.  His best-known book is already a classic best seller:  Animal Speak:  The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great and Small (1993)’.

 

Ted was born on the 16th July 1952 in Dayton, Ohio, into a large family that included six siblings, all with given names beginning with the letter ‘T’.  He spent most of his formative childhood in Beavercreek, east of Dayton, where for his early education he attended a private Catholic school, the Carroll High School, and graduated in 1970.  During his youth he spent a lot of time walking through neighborhood woods with his grandfather who shared with him his love and knowledge about animals and nature.  He also developed clairvoyancy skills and was able to see and discern auras that other people could not see.

 

As a regular visitor to his local public library, Ted soon gained an interest in occult subjects, metaphysics and mysticism, particularly Jewish mysticism and practical Kabbalah.  This later led to his writing his first book published through Llewellyn Publications in 1987 as:  Simplified Magic:  A Beginner’s Guide to the New Age Qabala”, later reprinted as “Simplified Qabala Magic.”

 

Using his earlier knowledge of nature, Ted began working as a trail guide and animal keeper at the Brukner Nature Center, north of Dayton in Troy, and there held state and federal permits to work with birds of prey and conduct wildlife rescue and rehabilitation programs.  He regularly took his animals into local schools and throughout the years give freely of his own time and expenses to help young people discover the wonder of animals and nature.  Later he would write a number of children’s books about animals and magic.

 

 

Took his animals into local schools  

 

After finishing graduate school at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ted worked for ten years as a teacher and counselor in the public school system, most of which time he spent working with disadvantaged students in special needs programs, and for this he received both local and state recognition.

 

A consummate student of alternative healing methods, Ted became certified in basic hypnosis through the New Life Center of Hypnotherapy in West Virginia, and later acupressure through the Center for Chinese Medicine in California.  He then completed two years of formal study in “Herbs for Healthful Living” at the Herbal Emporium of Dayton, Ohio.  As a clairvoyant since childhood, he later became a certified spiritualist medium working with past-life analysis, aura interpretation, dreams, numerology and the Tarot.

 

Ted was also a gifted musician; he had been trained on the piano from an early age, and so naturally began developing holistic healing methods using sound, music and voice.  In this he employed the use of the Celtic harp, Bamboo flutes, Shaman rattles, Tibetan bells, Tibetan singing bowls and Quartz crystal bowls to create individual healing therapies that induced higher states of consciousness.  He also composed, performed and produced the music for ten audiocassette recordings, and was a long time student of sacred dance, ballet and kung fu.

 

Ted traveled widely and became a sought after speaker and teacher.  Each year he presented sell-out seminars to thousands of people throughout the US and Canada, and was equally popular when visiting the United Kingdom, Europe and parts of Asia.  He was often featured on US national and local television as well as radio networks, and in May 2002 was invited to speak to the United Nations Staff Recreation Council in New York City because of his writings and work with animals.

 

Called a true Renaissance man he had the ability to make the mystical available to everyone and in his writings focused on translating esoteric material to make it comprehensible and practical for all.  For his efforts in this endeavour, he won more Visionary Awards than any other author.

 

Sadly following a battle with cancer Ted passed away at his home, a farm and animal refuge center in Jackson, Tennessee, on the 24th October 2009.  He is survived by his beloved wife Kathy and has left a lasting legacy of animal knowledge and occult lore that will no doubt pass the trial of time and not be forgotten.

 

Here I list just a few of his books:

 

Animal Speak:  The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great and Small

How to See and Read the Aura

Sacred Sounds: Magic & Healing Through Words & Music

How to Meet & Work with Spirit Guides

The Healer's Manual: A Beginner's Guide to Energy Therapies

How to Uncover Your Past Lives

Crystal Balls & Crystal Bowls: Tools for Ancient Scrying & Modern Seership

How To Do Psychic Readings Through Touch

Enchantment of the Faerie Realm:  Communicate with Nature Spirits & Elementals

Simplified Qabala Magic

How to Heal with Color

Treasures of the Unicorn

More Simplified Magic

Music Therapy for Non-Musicians

Psychic Protection

Animal-Wise Tarot

Animal-Wise

Magic of Believing

Psychic Power

Spirits, Ghosts & Guardians

 

May he rest in peace

 

 

Sources

 

About the author from his own books.

http://www.llewellyn.com/author.php?author_id=2605

http://www.dragonhawkpublishing.com/New_Web_Studio/Ted_Andrews.html

 

Plus numerous other websites to many to mentions.

 First published on the 04 March 2007, updated on the 24th Oct 2014 © George Knowles

 

 

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Correspondence Tables:

 

IncenseCandlesColours Magickal Days Stones and Gems Elements and Elementals

 

Traditions:

 

Traditions Part 1  -  Alexandrian Wicca /  Aquarian Tabernacle Church (ATC) /  Ár Ndraíocht Féin (ADF) /  Blue Star Wicca /  British Traditional (Druidic Witchcraft) /  Celtic Wicca /  Ceremonial Magic /  Chaos Magic /  Church and School of Wicca /  Circle Sanctuary /  Covenant of the Goddess (COG) /  Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) /  Cyber Wicca /  Dianic Wicca /  Eclectic Wicca /  Feri Wicca /

 

Traditions Part 2 Gardnerian Wicca /  Georgian Tradition /  Henge of Keltria /  Hereditary Witchcraft /  Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (H.O.G.D.) /  Kitchen Witch (Hedge Witch) /  Minoan Brotherhood and Minoan Sisterhood Tradition /  Nordic Paganism /  Pagan Federation /  Pectic-Wita /  Seax-Wica /  Shamanism /  Solitary /  Strega /  Sylvan Tradition /  Vodoun or Voodoo /  Witches League of Public Awareness (WLPA) /

 

Other things of interest:

 

Gods and Goddesses (Greek Mythology) /  Esbats & Full Moons Links to Personal Friends & Resources Wicca/Witchcraft Resources What's a spell? Circle Casting and Sacred Space  Pentagram - Pentacle Marks of a Witch The Witches Power The Witches Hat An esoteric guide to visiting London SatanismPow-wowThe Unitarian Universalist Association /  Numerology:  Part 1  Part 2  /  Part 3A history of the Malleus Maleficarum:  includes:  Pope Innocent VIII  /  The papal Bull  /   The Malleus Maleficarum  /  An extract from the Malleus Maleficarum  /  The letter of approbation  /  Johann Nider’s Formicarius  /  Jacob Sprenger  /  Heinrich Kramer  /  Stefano Infessura  /  Montague Summers  /  The Waldenses  /  The Albigenses  /  The Hussites /  The Native American Sun DanceShielding (Occult and Psychic Protection)  The History of ThanksgivingAuras  - Part 1 and Part 2 Doreen Valiente Witch” (A Book Review) /   

 

Sabbats and Festivals:

 

The Sabbats in History and Mythology /  Samhain (October 31st)  /  Yule (December 21st)  /  Imbolc (February 2nd)  /  Ostara (March 21st)  /  Beltane (April 30th)  /  Litha (June 21st)  /  Lammas/Lughnasadh (August 1st)  /  Mabon (September 21st)

 

Rituals contributed by Crone:

 

Samhain / Yule Imbolc Ostara /  Beltane Litha Lammas Mabon

 

Tools:

 

Tools of a Witch  /  The Besom (Broom) /  Poppets and DollsPendulums / Cauldron Magick Mirror Gazing

 

Animals:

 

Animals in Witchcraft (The Witches Familiar) /  AntelopeBatsCrow Fox Frog and Toads Goat / HoneybeeKangarooLion OwlPhoenix Rabbits and HaresRaven Robin RedbreastSheep Spider SquirrelSwansWild Boar Wolf /  Serpent /  Pig /  Stag /  Horse /  Mouse /  Cat

 

Trees:

 

In Worship of Trees - Myths, Lore and the Celtic Tree Calendar.  For descriptions and correspondences of the thirteen sacred trees of Wicca/Witchcraft see the following:  Birch /  Rowan / Ash /  Alder /  Willow Hawthorn /  Oak /  Holly /  Hazel /  Vine /  Ivy /  Reed /  Elder

 

Sacred Sites:

 

Mystical Sacred Sites  -  Stonehenge /  Glastonbury Tor /  Malta - The Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni /  Avebury /  Cerne Abbas - The Chalk Giant /  Ireland - Newgrange /

 

Rocks and Stones:

 

Stones - History, Myths and Lore

 

Articles contributed by Patricia Jean Martin:

 

Apophyllite  / Amber Amethyst Aquamarine Aragonite Aventurine Black Tourmaline Bloodstone Calcite Carnelian Celestite Citrine Chrysanthemum StoneDiamond  /  Emerald / Fluorite Garnet /  Hematite Herkimer Diamond Labradorite Lapis Lazuli Malachite Moonstone Obsidian Opal Pyrite Quartz (Rock Crystal) Rose Quartz Ruby Selenite Seraphinite  /  Silver and GoldSmoky QuartzSodalite Sunstone ThundereggTree AgateZebra Marble

 

Wisdom and Inspiration:

 

Knowledge vs Wisdom by Ardriana Cahill I Talk to the TreesAwakening The Witch in YouA Tale of the Woods I have a Dream by Martin Luther King /

 

Articles and Stories about Witchcraft:

 

Murdered by Witchcraft The Fairy Witch of Clonmel A Battleship, U-boat, and a Witch The Troll-Tear (A story for Children) /  Goody Hawkins - The Wise Goodwife /  The Story of Jack-O-Lantern The Murder of the Hammersmith Ghost Josephine Gray (The Infamous Black Widow) /  The Two Brothers - Light and Dark

 

Old Masters of Academia:

 

Pliny the ElderHesiodPythagoras

 

 

Biographies

 

Witches, Pagans and other associated People

(Ancient, Past and Present)

 

Remembered at Samhain

(Departed Pagan Pioneers, Founders, Elders and Others)

 

Abramelin the Mage /  Agrippa Aidan A KellyAlbertus Magnus - “Albert the Great” Aleister Crowley - “The Great Beast” /  Alex Sanders - “King of the Witches” /  Alison Harlow /  Amber KAnna FranklinAnodea JudithAnton Szandor LaVey /  Arnold CrowtherArthur Edward Waite /  Austin Osman Spare /  Biddy Early /  Bridget Cleary - The Fairy Witch of Clonmel /  Carl " Llewellyn" Weschcke Cecil Hugh WilliamsonCharles Godfrey Leland /  Charles Henry Allan Bennett - the Ven. Ananda Metteyya /  Charles WaltonChristina Oakley Harrington Damh the Bard - "Dave Smith" /  Dion Fortune /  Dolores Aschroft-Nowicki Doreen ValienteDorothy MorrisonDr. John Dee & Edward Kelly /  Dr. Leo Louis Martello /  Edward FitchEleanor Ray Bone - “Matriarch of British Witchcraft” Eliphas Levi /  Ernest Thompson Seton /  Ernest Westlake /  Fiona Horne /   Frederick McLaren Adams - Feraferia Friedrich von Spee /  Francis Barrett /  Gavin and Yvonne Frost and the School and Church of Wicca /  Gerald B. Gardner - The father of contemporary Witchcraft /  Gwydion Pendderwen Hans HolzerHelen Duncan /   Herman Slater - Horrible Herman /  Isaac Bonewits Israel RegardieJack Whiteside Parsons - Rocket Science and Magick /  James "Cunning" Murrell - The Master of Witches /  Janet Farrar and Gavin BoneJessie Wicker Bell - “Lady Sheba” /  Johannes Junius - "The Burgomaster of Bamberg" /  John Belham-Payne John George Hohman - "Pow-wow" /  John Gerard /  John Gordon Hargrave and the Kibbo Kith Kindred /  John Michael Greer /  John ScoreJoseph John Campbell /  Karl von Eckartshausen Lady Gwen Thompson - and "The Rede of the Wiccae" /   Laurie Cabot  - "the Official Witch of Salem" /  Lewis SpenceMargaret Alice MurrayMargot AdlerMarie Laveau - " the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans" /  Marion WeinsteinMatthew Hopkins - “The Witch-Finder General” /   Max Ehrmann and the "Desiderata" /  Michael A. Aquino - and The Temple of Set /  Monique WilsonMontague Summers /  Nicholas CulpeperNicholas RemyM. R. SellarsMrs. Maud Grieve - "A Modern Herbal" /  Oberon Zell-Ravenheart and Morning GloryOld Dorothy Clutterbuck /  Old George PickingillOlivia Durdin-Robertson - co-founder of the Fellowship of Isis /  Paddy SladePamela Colman-SmithParacelsus /  Patricia CrowtherPatricia Monaghan /  Patricia “Trish” TelescoPhilip HeseltonRaymond Buckland /  Reginald Scot /  Robert CochraneRobert ‘von Ranke’ Graves and the "The White Goddess" /  Rosaleen Norton - “The Witch of Kings Cross” /  Ross Nichols and the " Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids" (OBOD) /  Rudolf SteinerSabrina Underwood - "The Ink Witch" /  Scott CunninghamSelena Fox - founder of "Circle Sanctuary" /  Silver RavenwolfSir Francis Dashwood /  Sir James George Frazer and the " The Golden Bough"S.L. MacGregor Mathers and the “Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn” /  Starhawk /  Stewart Farrar /  Sybil LeekTed Andrews The Mather Family - (includes:  Richard Mather, Increase Mather and Cotton Mather ) /   Thomas AdyT. Thorn CoyleVera ChapmanVictor & Cora Anderson and the " Feri Tradition" /  Vivianne CrowleyWalter Brown GibsonWalter Ernest ButlerWilliam Butler YeatsZsuzsanna Budapest /  

 

 

Many of the above biographies are briefs and far from complete.  If you know about any of these individuals and can help with additional information, please contact me privately at my email address below.  Many thanks for reading  :-)

 

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