Bear Spirit Stone/ Zuni Fetish Bear Carved from Apatite or Labradorite; FB1390
Fetish bear carvings are powerful amulets and, I think, have a very strong presence. In Zuni culture a fetish animal represents the animal spirit thought to reside in the stone.
Totem or Spirit Stones are totem animals and / or other symbols which are carved into, or from gemstones with metaphysical properties. This unites the inherent power of the symbol with the healing property of the crystal or stone.
It is believed that by combining the symbol of the totem animal or symbol that these spirit stones will guide, protect and teach us.
The Bear Spirit or Totem Animal inspires strength, courage, and respect. It is said to have curative powers, encourages leadership skills and reminds one to take rest and recuperation when needed. It also reminds us to appreciate life and to take the time to "smell the roses".