The totem pole is about embracing all generations that were before you.
This ancestor pole honors the souls of those relatives who passed away. The “tree of life” depicting images of lives gone by – giving life to those no longer living.
It is believed the souls of passed persons (their ghosts) have their own villages and social organizations in the spirit world. Shamans are the only members of society who can undertake dangerous voyages to this spirit world. They do so to gather knowledge and retrieve lost or endangered souls.
For us, this pole is about the acceptance of your past, your family and cultural history. It will bring you true wisdom and insight.