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Since then, the Aye-aye has joined me in a few different healing ceremonies. Sometimes, it will eat away dead, sticky energy, and other times it will watch the ceremony (and me, too).
I've looked in numerous Animal Spirits books, including those by Dr. Farmer and Ted Andrews, but have not found much about this helping spirit. Research into the myths of the peoples of Madagascar has turned up limited information, and most of it describes the Aye-aye as a portent of ill-luck (they are usually killed immediately if sighted). The only pop-culture reference I can find regarding the Aye-aye is from Legends of Korra (the Aye-aye is portrayed as a sacred Spirit Guardian, with a wonderfully sarcastic sense of humor!).
Although the Aye-aye has quite a negative reputation as a harbinger of doom, its actions during ceremonies have been nothing but healing and supportive. The Aye-aye is not a native spirit to the Americas, and I have limited understand of the culture in which it has such a negative role. But I have been very thankful for its actions in the healing of my clients.
I look forward to growing my friendship with this new helping spirit, and honoring its assistance with more tricky energetic blockages. Hail and welcome, Aye-aye!