I would still also suggest Raven Grimassi's The Witches Familiar and maybe Conway's Animal Magick they are very good books, Animal speak is great but it is a book that is easier for finding out more about your totem after you have already found it
Sure, Chapter 2 starting on page 7 is the place to start, In chapter 2 on page 13 read the Meeting your totem animal part and that should get you started in finding it. I would recommend though reading through the first and second chapter then going back to page 13 to start the exercise.
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