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Is there a way in Pathfinder to catch a spirit or bind it with your PC? (hopefully for the benefit of the PC)

I am hoping it is possible to possess a scroll or magical charm or something as my character is not magical (Barbarian). If that's not possible then what type of magical character would I have to play in order to achieve this?

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Have you talked with your DM about it? If so, what did s/he say? Do you have magic-oriented party members that might be able to help? If so, have you talked to them about it? – Phill.Zitt Jul 29 '12 at 7:26
yea I will speak to myt group but was just wondering if there is such a thing.. – C.Johns Jul 29 '12 at 7:55
Define "spirit." Many classes have some kind of supernatural helper (like the Summoner), but I'm not sure exactly what you're targeting here. – mxyzplk Jul 30 '12 at 13:08
Sounds like your DM is doing something with spirits that s/he has made up specifically for your setting/campaign; probably only s/he can answer this question, as the Pathfinder rules don't seem to have rules for "spirits". – Oblivious Sage Aug 1 '12 at 0:10

An alternative version of Ranger, the Spirit Ranger, forms a bond with nature spirits to give him augury and a bonus spell. This could be tweaked by your DM for your barbarian perhaps.

A Spirit Oni can be worn as a mask offering a +2 to Perception (though it is an evil creature)

There is a Spirit Planchette that allows you to commune with spirits (though it is dangerous)

Protective Spirit, Spirit Guide or Spirit Guide, Greater could be added to a magic item, and provides bonuses to skill checks.

Finally, there are a number of barbarian Rage Powers that are spirit related for example Spirit Totem, lesser that gains you spirit allies.

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