Tanuki have been described as several animals, but the most common is the raccoon-like dog. They are shape-shifters, can appear to you as anything they desire, and when alive could make anything appear as anything they wanted. They often used illusionary enchantments to make ordinary objects appear extraordinary to their target. As spirit companions they are entertaining, jovial, pranksters who like to socialize and involve others in their pranks. They bring spontaneous fun & excitement to the home!
Originates: Earthen Realm
Occupies: Earthen & Spiritual Realms
see Realms page for more information
STRENGTHS/WHY KEEP THEM?
They are magickal, supportive of your desires, outgoing, social, funny, high-spirited.
pranksters, social friends, entertaining
LISTINGS IN THE ONLINE STORE
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Associations can be used to create a closer connection with the entity. By recognizing their associations with the Earth and Universe you can use any combination of these tools to create treats, rituals, and bonding exercises between you.
You can purchase candles, incense, cones, oils, sprays, etc scented with the Scent, Herb, or Foliage they are associated with. You can purchase statuary, paintings, prints, textiles, etc with the Color, Animal, or Foliage they are associated with and keep them in your home where the entity will see them.
To boost their presence and give them a natural feeding of Earthen core energy you can buy raw, polished or cut specimens of the Gemstone they are associated with. Place the gemstones where you keep their vessel or wear the jewelry with the gemstones when you wear the vessel.
To have peak results it is best to meditate, perform rituals, invocations or spells for the entity on the Weekday they are associated with. The Month they are associated with is a block of time to celebrate and show your appreciation for your entity!
METHODS OF CONNECTING
? Wonderful treats for a Tanuki include apples, linen, and colored glass
CHARACTERISTICS & MANIFESTATIONS
- Loyal, magickal, mystical, prankster
- Can manifest as orbs, Shades, true form, animal spirits, dreams, day and/or night visions.
Average size: Small 1-5ft
read Size page for more information
Lifespan: Average: 101-999 years
They have been assigned an "Average" lifespan, read Lifespan page for more information
Secret to Keeping
These Dark Arts secrets were previously not known outside of family and Creepy Hollows collectors. They are secrets discovered by Ash and he has generously agreed to share them with all collectors because having the right secret and being able to properly handle DA spirits is more important.
Caring for your Tanuki is the same as caring for any other spirit except being a creature of duality. Tanuki are not fond of being placed near the strong scent of cinnamon. Place the vessel of the Tanuki near a burning candle or incense of cinnamon. Only use this technique if you feel your Tanuki is becoming too strong for your liking- some collectors like their spirits to be "on the go" all the time so it is your judgment call.Tags: prankster spirit, raccoon spirit, tanuki