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Hankster

Social climber
Texas/Boulder
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 9, 2011 - 02:56pm PT
http://www.jerismithready.com/quiz/

It's quick and easy. I'm a wolverine, go figure.....


edit too add-BE HONEST!

Caylor
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
North Fork, CA
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:01pm PT
I'm a wolverine, too.

Say's I should look for a cougar....hmm.


-JR
locker

Social climber
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:01pm PT

I am a Cougar...

LOL!!!...

No wonder my wives were so much younger than me...



EDITED:


"Say's I should look for a cougar....hmm"...


DON'T LOOK AT ME!!!...

LOL!!!...
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:04pm PT
Apparently I am a spider but I have always thought of myself as a
Chipmunk.

hb81

climber
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:04pm PT
Owl.

"Your insights into the less honorable side of human nature can make you a bit cynical, but your numerous friends appreciate the dark sense of humor it brings."

Quite true for me but people I would consider friends are certainly not numerous but quite the opposite. But then again different people have different understandings of who they'd call a friend.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:04pm PT
I'm a Ferrari.

Probably just means I'll be expensive to work on.
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
North Fork, CA
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:05pm PT
"Say's I should look for a cougar....hmm"...


DON'T LOOK AT ME!!!...

LOL!!!...

Damn!

-JR
Captain...or Skully

climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:08pm PT
Apparently, I'm a crow.....Caw!
If I had my druthers, though.....
photo not found
Missing photo ID#185454
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:12pm PT
A wolf.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:13pm PT
High-speed space mole.
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:14pm PT
Apparently a Hawk.

But on another site my Indian Zodiac animal sign is a Goose.

Go figure.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:14pm PT
wolf.
pyrosis

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:17pm PT
Otter! :)
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:30pm PT
I'm a spider. Terrible symbolism but the description fits. (31 pts.)

As a Spider, you're artistic, intuitive, and independent—maybe even a little eccentric. You can become so absorbed in your endeavors that you lose track of the outside world and the people in it.




Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:40pm PT
Wolverine but I'd like to be more like my dog, Ozzie. He seems so content.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:53pm PT
R.B.

Big Wall climber
Land of the Lahar
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:54pm PT
I have been called a dung beetle
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
CALIENTE!
Jan 9, 2011 - 03:57pm PT
Spider. While I KNOW my spirit animal is a black bear I can't argue with the following assessment:

Powers: Artistic genius, ability to see patterns and sense trouble from a distance

As a Spider, you're artistic, intuitive, and independent—maybe even a little eccentric. You can become so absorbed in your endeavors that you lose track of the outside world and the people in it. But what you give in return is magic, pure and simple.

That's Milktoast, thru and thru.

DMT
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 9, 2011 - 04:02pm PT
Jack Russell Terrier but this silly site says spider.

I'm gonna go prune some fruit trees.
Shack

Big Wall climber
Reno NV
Jan 9, 2011 - 04:07pm PT
Wolverines!!!
Wolverines!!!
Credit: Shack
hb81

climber
Jan 9, 2011 - 04:11pm PT
Spider. While I KNOW my spirit animal is a black bear...

I'm just wondering, how does one find out about this?
Shack

Big Wall climber
Reno NV
Jan 9, 2011 - 04:12pm PT
^^Drop alot of acid.
JBoydston

climber
Deep South
Jan 9, 2011 - 04:14pm PT
You are a Bear! (your score: 25)
Characters: Arcas, Skaris, Torin, Eneas, and Ladek in the Aspect of Crow trilogy; Darien in "The Wild's Call"

Powers: Fighting ability—strength and speed—along with powers of strategic thinking

You're #1! At least, you're happiest when in charge. You lead with courage, integrity, and compassion. People gravitate to your confidence and charisma, and they feel safe in your care. But be careful not to believe your own hype—stubborn pride is every Bear's downfall.

Best matches: Wolverines, Horses, Wolves

Watch out for: Foxes, Crows, Spiders






I don't know, but it sounds like other animals don't want to be around me.... also, I don't really like horses or wolves.

Jay Hack

Trad climber
bellingham, Washington
Jan 9, 2011 - 04:17pm PT
Im a Hawk! That was actually kind of fun.
adam d

climber
Los Osos, CA
Jan 9, 2011 - 04:20pm PT
That teenie website says my spirit animal is a crow, but really it's the coyote.
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Jan 9, 2011 - 04:25pm PT
Spirit animals are for hippies. Mine is buttmonkey.
Hankster

Social climber
Texas/Boulder
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2011 - 04:30pm PT
Here ya' go BuddahStalin.

photo not found
Missing photo ID#185459

Caylor
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Jan 9, 2011 - 04:30pm PT
Hmmm..

You are a Swan! (your score: 25)



Powers: Foretelling future through dreams, dream-walking

Swans are idealistic, open-minded, and passionate. Your good nature often leads people to think they can take advantage of you, but they should be careful—beneath that serenity lies a fighting spirit. Your love is fierce and unconditional, fueled by the certainty that it should last forever.

Best matches: Wolves, Horses, Otters

Watch out for: Cougars, Foxes, Hawks


hmmm.. wolf was a close second.. love all you bears out there..
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jan 9, 2011 - 04:46pm PT
It says I am a swan.

Close, but hummingbird is actually my heart's totem creature.

There are actually 9 spirit creatures:

Above
Below
Within
North
East
South
West
and 2 walks besides, male and female.
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Jan 9, 2011 - 04:49pm PT
Nice, thanks hank. My cheeks been stuck together like bread in a PB&J
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 9, 2011 - 04:50pm PT
Says I'm a fox.

(doesn't say whether kit, red or gray)



Not so bad by me, but I would prefer to be an Egypticus uromastix.
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Jan 9, 2011 - 05:15pm PT
right on Mr E... there are other modalities for intuiting spirit totems .. which ones have you looked into?
I have heard that the word "totem" is actually and Algonquin word for "spiritual guide." I know Jamie Sams publishes and teaches quite a bit about Native American spirituality but there are many other nations, cultures, tribes that acknowledge animal and plant totems.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 9, 2011 - 05:24pm PT
Equal parts fox and owl. I must be fowl. :) Only one point off from equally being a hawk and a wolverine. Little bit of this, little bit of that I suppose.

You are a Fox! (your score: 22) Characters: Razvin in the Aspect of Crow trilogy; Elysia in "The Wild's Call"

Powers: Stealth, night vision, ability to read and manipulate others' emotions

Foxes are clever, perceptive, and shrewd. You're happiest working behind the scenes, pulling strings and watching others dance to your imperceptible tune. Independent yet highly social, you glide among your circles of acquaintance with ease, sharing your sharp wit or a delicious piece of gossip.

Best matches: Crows, Owls, Cougars; Watch out for: Bears, Swans, Horses

Owl (your score: 22); Characters: Etar and Nathas in the Aspect of Crow trilogy

Powers: Human lie-detectors

Owls are keen, perceptive and skeptical. You're adept at getting to the truth, making you an ideal investigator or attorney. Your insights into the less honorable side of human nature can make you a bit cynical, but your numerous friends appreciate the dark sense of humor it brings.

Best matches: Hawks, Foxes, Spiders; Watch out for: Wolves, Horses, Otters

Wolverine (your score: 21); Characters: Nilo, Sirin, and Drenis in the Aspect of Crow trilogy; Marcus in "The Wild's Call"

Powers: Fighting ability—strength, speed, and toughness

Nobody messes with Wolverines. You're fearless, assertive (okay, aggressive), and tenacious. You might be a Marine, or a middle linebacker. You're the best at whatever you choose to do, because you give yourself no alternative.

Best matches: Bears, Cougars, Wolves; Watch out for: Crows, Owls, Swans

Hawk (your score: 21); Characters: Galen, Thera, Zilus in the Aspect of Crow trilogy; Maxine in "The Wild's Call"

Powers: Communicate with the divine, discern powers in others, photographic memory

Hawks are the messengers of the Spirits. Adept with language, you might be a writer or a teacher. Your ability to assess situations impartially means that people often seek your guidance before making decisions. A brilliant visionary, you sometimes forget the mundane details of life like eating, sleeping, or paying bills.

Best matches: Owls, Foxes, Spiders; Watch out for: Otters, Bears, Horses
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 9, 2011 - 05:54pm PT
It says wolf, but same points for Spider
wolfspider?
Disaster Master

Social climber
Born in So-Cal, left my soul in far Nor-Cal.
Jan 9, 2011 - 06:03pm PT
I am a Hawk! (your score: 28)
Characters: Galen, Thera, Zilus in the Aspect of Crow trilogy; Maxine in "The Wild's Call"

Powers: Communicate with the divine, discern powers in others, photographic memory

Hawks are the messengers of the Spirits. Adept with language, you might be a writer or a teacher. Your ability to assess situations impartially means that people often seek your guidance before making decisions. A brilliant visionary, you sometimes forget the mundane details of life like eating, sleeping, or paying bills.

MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jan 9, 2011 - 07:01pm PT
right on Mr E... there are other modalities for intuiting spirit totems .. which ones have you looked into?
I have heard that the word "totem" is actually and Algonquin word for "spiritual guide." I know Jamie Sams publishes and teaches quite a bit about Native American spirituality but there are many other nations, cultures, tribes that acknowledge animal and plant totems.

Hey, Mo! Yep, the Jamie Sams interpretation, I have been giving life readings for years from her cards.
Captain...or Skully

climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Jan 9, 2011 - 07:06pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#185476
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jan 9, 2011 - 08:38pm PT
OK! I came out a wolf in this (stupid) test. No way! Not in Idaho! I am not a pack-being either.

I took this "what's your animal personality" test: http://www.animalinyou.com/test.php

It thought I could be a beaver or an owl.

Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Jan 9, 2011 - 08:45pm PT
I'm a Hawk. Cool!
On the other test I am an Eagle.
http://www.animalinyou.com/results.php
At least I am consistent.

JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Jan 9, 2011 - 08:50pm PT
Fox, with crow and owl both close seconds. I'm so confused...
Borut

climber
french
Nov 16, 2012 - 01:32am PT
http://www.jerismithready.com/quiz/

> Spider

Borut

edit:
Araignée du matin: chagrin
Araignée du soir: espoir
tornado

climber
lawrence kansas
Nov 16, 2012 - 03:12am PT
spider.duh.
Borut

climber
french, spider
Nov 16, 2012 - 03:40am PT
Ricardo Cassin's climbing club was (is) called The Spiders (I Ragni).
Cassin was a passionate hunter

Borut
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Nov 16, 2012 - 04:02am PT
Dingus wrote

Spider. While I KNOW my spirit animal is a black bear I can't argue with the following assessment:

I know I'm a bear too and got a spider. Seems like many the questions didn't apply to my unconventional lifestyle but whatever..parlor game

peace

karl
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Nov 16, 2012 - 08:31am PT
Hey, Mo! Yep, the Jamie Sams interpretation, I have been giving life readings for years from her cards.

I use her cards as well, along with a few other decks that I have connected with. However I prefer a journeying-assisted ritual for finding Spirit guides for clients.

This is a story I posted a couple weeks ago:

I was recently blessed by a friend, Jen, who asked that I make her a 15” Shaman’s drum. Having done a Spirit Guide retrieval for her the month before, she requested that I somehow imbue the drum with the Spirit of Raven, the guide who had presented himself to me and whom I had camayed (blew with the breath of Spirit) into her heart and crown. The resulting meditations and journeys to connect the Spirit of Raven to the drum have led me to some very profound experiences.

I began by opening up to "aimless wandering" in Nature several times a week, trusting that Spirit would give me the right guidance. At my local rock climbing cliff, where I go several afternoons after work, I did a climb and saw a huge raven's nest of sticks and twigs tucked into a cavity in the rock about 50 feet to my right. I knew immediately that Jen’s beater stick was part of that nest, which had been hand selected and carried by Raven but which now lay abandoned for the season...

This meant that I either had to rappel down to the nest from the top, or climb up to it from below. The problem was that rappelling down seemed somehow unworthy, but the climb named "Strychnine" that would take me directly to the nest was one that I had been very intimidated by for its reputation of sustained hard moves and somewhat tricky and suspect protection. I left later that evening without doing either.

A week and a half later I had just finished a climb when I got the sudden message that I should climb Strychnine, now! The sun was getting low and so I rushed over to the base of the climb to rope up and while doing this I changed from my routine of calling in Eagle and Wolf for assistance, and instead I called in Raven, who I had little previous experience with, to allow me safe passage to his nest for the purpose of collecting a sacred huaca. I felt his permission, so I started to climb quickly to save the remaining daylight.

The climb was hard, but I felt very calm and relaxed. One particularly scary move up high required that I down climb to a rest stance three times before I committed to it, but just as the sun disappeared I arrived on the ledge with the Raven's nest. I had wanted to collect several sticks while I was there, but it was made clear that I was only allowed one, at least for now, and there was one stick that clearly stood out.

This will be Jen’s beater stick, a direct gift from Raven. My gift from Raven was the experience of climbing a difficult route near my limit, as the sun set over the mountains to the west. I could feel his presence as I watched the stars peek out one-by-one, bringing my partner up with the rope while he climbed by headlamp.



She sent me this a few days after superstorm Sandy devastated her community in NY:
This is the first time I've been able to email since the storm hit. I was evacuated from my house, but, luckily, returned to no damage, much unlike my neighborhood. I still have no power, but am at a friend's who does.

I have to say, the drum arrived yesterday, on Samhain, during a very dark and cold morning, when the reality of what had occurred with the storm had really set in, and I was feeling very overwhelmed. It was such a bright spot in that day. It is absolutely beautiful and I love it beyond. It radiates with spirit. My boys (13 and 9) were instantly drawn to it and broke into a round of chanting and drumming and dancing and laughter. Then, they were inspired to draw animal spirit cards of their own and we had a great conversation around it all. Thank you so much for all of the effort you put into it, and please know, the timing of it's arrival was such a gift.

In Gratitude,
Jen

There are no such things as coincidences...
MisterE

Social climber
Nov 16, 2012 - 08:46am PT
What a great story, Edge - very poignant.

The drum is beautiful!
Beautiful_Corn

Big Wall climber
Brooklyn Park, MD
Nov 16, 2012 - 09:19am PT
http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/jsrg5k/stand-up-patton-oswalt--spirit-cave
WBraun

climber
Nov 16, 2012 - 11:32am PT
Swans are the highest.

They know how to separate the milk from the water, the cream (milk) of knowledge from the background noise (water).

All the other animals are lower and crude ......
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Nov 16, 2012 - 11:33am PT
silly people,,,You dont pick your "spirit" animal, it picks you...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 16, 2012 - 11:45am PT
I'm conflicted and confused, hence...

Credit: Reilly
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Nov 16, 2012 - 11:59am PT
Since I'm feeling generous today, I will offer Spirit Guide retrievals to fellow Tacoans for $15 through Paypal. All I will need is a sample of your hair.***













***Wrapped in a new or gently used Fish Double Whammy, Super Duty Portaledge with fly.
10b4me

Boulder climber
member since 2002
Nov 16, 2012 - 12:00pm PT
Wolf. I think that fits me perfectly.

edit: Beaver on the second test
g-tech

Trad climber
Oakland!
Nov 16, 2012 - 12:02pm PT
Bacon is my spirit animal.
Lennox

climber
just southwest of the center of the universe
Nov 16, 2012 - 12:05pm PT
I'm a Hawk/Zebra?
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Nov 16, 2012 - 12:12pm PT
A Hawk, it says. Stupid website. My sprirt animal is the pika.


Loves the high mountains, minds its own business, doesn't go around eating your pack or car.
splitter

Trad climber
da'Raven / Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 16, 2012 - 12:28pm PT
Credit: splitter
Credit: splitter
Credit: splitter
da'Raven
da'Raven
Credit: splitter
edit: my sister & brother-in-law rescued this baby Raven which was standing next to its dead mother by the side of the road up in Crestline, Ca (mountains). They named it Sammy (after Sammy Davis Jr, lol). It grew up and my bro-in-law kept its wings clipped for another 3-4 years. Sammy stuck with my Marty (my b-i-l) like sh#t -on-a-stick. It would peck you good if you ever got within 3-4 ft of him. Would ride around on his shoulder all day long, inside and out! VERY cool bird.

So, they go on vacation to Montana/Idaho for about 6 weeks one summer and me and my parents are recruited to take care of all their critters (lived on a ranch) they had horses (one thouroghbred $50,000+ prize racehorse (Hawiian Huricane) that was my sisters and very special that frickin died on me/long story) donkeys, ferrets, a racoon, 3 dogs, etc! Anyway Sammy (Raven) adopted me for those six weeks. SO COOL! It would then ride around on MY shoulder all day (made feel important/luved, lol) I have a LOT of stories about our relationship during those 6 weeks ... VERY intelligent bird, to say the least.

Anyway, about 15 years ago, they let Sammy's wings grow back (stopped clipping them/what they always planned on doing). It would come back once a day for a free food hand out for about 10 years. Started bringing one or two friends with him. Then more and more (last time i counted about 10-12 ravens) lol!! It would follow them 25-50 miles some days when they took trips to San Bernadino or up to the High Desert. Amazing!! I loved that bird ... :-)

EDIT: SO, i was thrilled to find out that it was my 'spirit animal' ... kinda felt that connection all along anyway!!

BTW, i'm planning on getting a Raven tat in memory of Sammy!!!!
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Nov 16, 2012 - 01:26pm PT
Survey says fox for me.

I always felt I waffle between the playfulness of an otter and the hard- working beaver but fox is cool too.


Raven story for Splitter...

When I grew up my artist-neighbors had a raven "Lenore" (of course). Lenore learned to talk a bit and would parrot their answering machine which said "Hello. Eino's studio..." A violent storm destroyed Lenore's aviary and she escaped and was missing for a week. They thought she was gone for good until they got a phone call.. someone about 10 miles away had a raven sitting on their porch repeating the phrase "Hello. Eino's Studio" over and over so they called information and got the #. LOL.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Nov 16, 2012 - 01:44pm PT
Crow, I'm always the guy working behind the scenes to make things happen and keep the peace. If you turn your back, I'll eat your burrito.
splitter

Trad climber
da'Raven / Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 16, 2012 - 01:48pm PT
justthemaid - Hello. Eino's studio...!
^^^PRICLESS!!!^^^

I'm so glad you told us that story. Because Sammy was trying SO hard to learn how to say "Pretty Bird" (bless his lil' heart)!

I use to very affectionately say that to him/her (wasn't sure what it was/i'll have to ask my sister). Sammy new that I was saying something about it, something special. Would never try to do it when ever I spoke anything else, just with those words. But, with those words, would c*#k/slant its head to one side and put its upper beak on my top lip, and its bottom beak on my lower lip and open and close its mouth with mine. Trying so hard to say and understand what I was saying ... SO PRECIOUS!! ...sigh!!!

edit: what an amazing story regarding Lenore and her memorizing the name of the company ... WOW! SO COOL!!!

THANKS FOR SHARING!!!

edit: ydpl8s - "If you turn your back, I'll eat your burrito." -- Yep! LOL!!
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