Ted Andrews, acclaimed author of Animal Speak, dies at age 57

July 16, 1952 - October 24, 2009

Ted Andrews, acclaimed author, most notable for Animal Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small, born 1952, died on October 24, 2009.  He is survived by beloved wife Kathy, other family, friends and fans too many to count.  Everyone in the metaphysical genre knows his Animal Speak as the most comprehensive book on animal totems.  Andrews said, “…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.”  Through the years I have bought dozens of this book to share with friends.  Ted Andrews and his work will be missed.

Ted Andrews is an internationally recognized author, storyteller, teacher and mystic. A leader in the human potential, metaphysical and psychic fields, he has written over 40 books which have been translated into more than two dozen foreign languages. He is featured on many national and local TV and radio programs every year. He has won more Visionary Awards than any other author.

Ted is a worldwide acclaimed speaker and teacher. He presents sold-out seminars to thousands of people throughout the US and Canada every year, and his appearances are just as popular and in demand in the United Kingdom, Europe and parts of Asia. In May 2002 he was specially invited to speak to the UNSRC at the United Nations in New York for his writings and work with animals.

This award winning and best selling author has been involved in the serious study of the esoteric and occult for more than 40 years, and he brings to the field an extensive formal and informal education. He served the public school system for ten years as a teacher and counselor, 7 of which were spent working with disadvantaged students, creating a special needs reading program for which he received both local and state recognition.

Called a true Renaissance man, Ted is trained in music, playing the piano since the age of 12. He has composed, performed and produced the music for ten spoken audio recordings. He can even scratch out a tune or two on the violin/fiddle. He is a long time student of sacred dance, ballet and kung fu. Ted is also schooled in a variety of related holistic healing modalities, including music therapy, herbology, hypnotherapy, acupressure and other alternative  techniques. A clairvoyant since childhood, he has also been a certified spiritualist medium for  nearly 30 years.

Probably best known for his work with animals, Ted holds state and federal permits to work with birds of prey. He performs wildlife rescue and he works with wildlife rehabilitation and education. He conducts animal education and storytelling programs with his animals in school classrooms throughout the  year, giving freely of his own time and  expense to help young people discover the wonder of animals and nature. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his menagerie of animals, training and playing with his horses and ballroom dancing.

Books by Ted Andrews:

Ted has authored 23 books and products for Dragonhawk Publishing :
Treasures of the Unicorn
More Simplified Magic
Music Therapy for Non-Musicians
Animal-Wise Tarot
The Nature-Speak Oracle
The Animal-Speak Workbook
Ted Andrews’ Animal-Speak Calendar
The Animal-Speak Pocket Guide
Feathered Omens
Art of Shapeshifting
Animal Inspiration Cards I
Animal Inspiration Cards II
Ted Andrews’ Animal-Speak Runes
Magic of Believing
Psychic Power
Spirits, Ghosts & Guardians
Faerie Charms
Secret Doors of the Qabala
The Occult Christ
The Intercession of Spirits

17 titles for Llewellyn Publications:
Simplified Qabla Magic
Dream Alchemy
Sacred Power in Your Name
The Magickal Name
How to See & Read the Aura
How to Heal with Color
How to Meet & Work with Spirit Guides
How to Uncover Past Lives
How to Perform Psychic Readings through Touch
Enchantment of the Faerie realm
The Healer’s Manual
Magickal Dance
Crystal Balls and Crystal Bowls
Sacred sounds
The Occult Christ

Other Ted Andrews Products: Dreamsong of the Eagle  (Published by Hampton Roads)

Animal-Speak – An Audio Workshop (produced by Sounds True)

Steward of the Earth Medallion, Animal-Speak Charms, School of Magic Charms and  more (Deva Designs)

Ted Andrews info from Dragonhawk Publishing website
and from my friend Margaret Lembo, owner of Crystal Garden

Post by owner and chairman of Llewellyn Worldwide about Ted Andrews

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