If a raven totem has come into our life, magic is at play. Raven activates the energy of magic and links it to our will and intention. With this totem, we can make great changes in our life; the ability to take the unformed thought and make it reality. The raven shows us how to go into the dark of our inner self and bring out the light of our true self; resolving inner conflicts which are long been buried. This is the deepest power of healing we can possess.
The raven was an important animal to the ancient Germanic people. The raven was always to be found on the battlefield, feeding on the fallen. Woden has two ravens, Thought and Memory, who go out daily to gather news of the world. The raven is one of the totem animals, the most intelligent of all the birds, and an element in many Germanic names such as Wolfram (wolf-raven) and Hrafnkel (raven-kettle).