What is a Nagual

In Mesoamerican beliefs, a Nagual is a type of sorcerer or supernatural being who has the ability to take animal form. The term refers both to the person who has that capacity and to the animal itself that serves as its alter ego or guardian animal.

Nagualism is a spiritual practice that is based on the belief that all human beings have a Nagual, an animal that is their spiritual guide and that represents their unique qualities and abilities. Nagualism is practiced in many Mesoamerican cultures, including the Mayans, Aztecs, and Toltecs.

Naguals can be any type of animal, but the most common are animals that are considered sacred in Mesoamerican cultures, such as the Jaguar, Eagle, Coyote and Deer. Naguals can also be animals that are important to the person who has them, such as their childhood favorite animal or the animal they identify with most.

Naguals are considered powerful beings who can help their owners achieve their goals. It is believed that Naguals can provide protection, wisdom and guidance to their owners.

Today, Nagualism remains an important spiritual practice for many people in Mexico and other parts of Latin America. Nagualism is a way of connecting with nature and the spiritual world.