Have you ever felt extremely connected to a certain animal or pet? This animal may be your familiar. A very long time ago, familiars were also seen as spirit guides or guardian angels. In almost every culture, familiars have been around for many years and were seen as a form of protection.
In simple terms, a familiar is an animal whom we have a deep, magickal connection with; however, it was believed during the time of witch-hunts that familiars were sent to witches by the Devil to do their bidding. It was said that familiars were tiny demons inhabiting animals. This is… not the case.
To some witches, familiars are extremely important. To others, familiars are not a necessity. As with any type of magick, it varies from witch-to-witch. If you really want a familiar but do not have a pet (or feel connected to this pet), there is a way to find one.
There are multiple ways. Some believe you can do this by meditation, visualizing multiple animals or whatever animal may be your favorite. But if you are seeing a certain animal everyday, that may be a sign. For example, birds, bunnies, squirrels, deer, foxes, stray cats, etc.
Another way is a spell. It’s simple and you’re essentially just sending a message into the world. Here is a chant (credit to Itchy Witch on The Witches Circle Amino):
I call the beast
And the beast calls me
By my will, by divine will
Dance to the beat of my heart
Ancient ones hear me
And bring the Goddess manifest
Fur or fin, scale or feather
Hear my call for a magickal Familiar
Creature of earth, air, wind or water
Come to me, mentor me
I shall care for you and honor you
This is not the only chant you can do, and you can also make your own spells. If you’d like to learn how to make your own spells, tune in next week! Blessed be!