The Gelkandar is a winged creature born of Asian folklore. It is sort of like a combination guardian angel/spirit person/a conscience. You will get a much clearer idea if you follow this link www.shadowoftheturning.com/excerpt.htm . Read the excerpt which is from a book coauthoredd by Binh Pho and Kevin Wallace.
Before you leave the website be sure to look at Bin Pho's work which was done to provide illustration for the book. I guaranty you will go back again and again! Binh is one of the most amazing people alive, and I have taken some of his workshops, attended several of his demonstratrions and presentations.