In the American Southwest, the Navajo, Hopi, Utes, and other tribes each have their own version of the Skinwalker, but each boils down to the same thing — a malevolent witch capable of transforming itself into a wolf, coyote, bear, bird, or any other animal. When the transformation is complete, the human witch inherits the speed, strength, or cunning of the animal whose shape it has taken.
Some people feel that skinwalkers are imaginary and that lets them sleep comfortably at night. These people may think that ghosts are imaginary, not realizing that all of us are merely ghosts clad in flesh.
Those of you who have read my books on Spiritual Rescue Technology know that we are all spirits who are wearing human bodies this time around. Some of us have worn other bodies in the past, but human bodies provide the most satisfying experience as far as we can remember.
If a spirit wants to wear an animal body to scare or impress others, it can certainly do so, but it will be furiously attacked when it appears as if it doesn’t fit into ordinary society. All life on earth is composed of spirits wearing different kinds of bodies.
Each incarnation is the result of specific intentions and for the most part, from what I have observed when a spirit becomes a fish or an owl, it has a good reason to do so. It seems to be a matter of avoiding responsibility as the lower life forms do not have mortgages and time cards to worry about. Life at the animal level is a matter of eating, sleeping, and propagating.
I have seen animals who were human in a past existence and they get quite disturbed when you do something to show them that you know who they were. We should treat them with respect and allow them to be who they are now trying to be. A few more lifetimes as a dog or cat and they may figure out how to fit in and forget who they were before.
After all, most of us have figured out how to forget who we were before and we started this life off with a clean slate, innocent as a newborn babe! All of our grim histories were carefully buried before we picked up this human body which usually allows us to have a somewhat happy childhood with no blood on our hands or in our memories.
If a spirit wants to experiment by jumping into an animal body and playing at being a skinwalker, it will stir up the neighbors and there will be hunting parties looking for its pelt. Some spirits have taken to jumping into other human bodies and this has caused all sorts of confusion when it occurs. We call that spiritual possession and it occurs more often than you might imagine. It is usually handled by exorcism but can easily be handled with a Spiritual Rescue Technology process as well.
The vast majority of us are happy wearing our human bodies and going through the highly involved rituals we have developed to amuse ourselves. Those of us who choose to inhabit animal bodies are probably stuck in some past incident and are still trying to resolve the problem it presented.
If you are confronted by a skinwalker, you might ask if he needs help getting back into his human body. It could start an interesting dialog and might provide welcome relief to both of you.