Animals ranging from mosquitoes to elephants use their own words to guide humanity to a deeper spiritual awakening.
• Contains interviews with 25 professional animal communicators and over 100 different animals and animal spirits.
• Provides a thrilling glimpse of the possibilities of direct animal-human dialogue.
According to Echo, an Arabian mare, "Humans are beings of love who have forgotten what love is and who they are." Along with a host of other animal communicators, Dawn Baumann Brunke gives animals like Echo a voicea direct line of communication to the human mind. Through Animal Voices, the animal kingdom delivers a message about deepening our spirituality and reconnecting with the web of life.
Our earliest ancestors had an ongoing shamanic dialogue with the animal kingdom, but this ability has been lost to most in the modern world. Brunke provides the techniques to reopen these connections, reminding us that when we are open to communication with animals, we are open to deeper layers of ourselves.
The main contributors to this book are actual animals, who reveal themselves to be sentient beings with their own thoughts, emotions, and spiritual reasons for being on the planet. How Brunke overcame her initial skepticism and learned to hear their voices is a fascinating story. Throughout Animal Voices the author integrates her own reflections with those of the animals she interviews. The result is something that will delight animal lovers and force skeptics to reconsider their ideas about the nature of animal consciousness and the possibility of telepathic human-animal communication.
|Publisher:||Inner Traditions/Bear & Company|
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About the Author
Dawn Baumann Brunke is a freelance writer and editor who specializes in the areas of bodywork, healing, metaphysics, and spirituality. For the past five years she has been the editor of Alaska Wellness Magazine in Anchorage, Alaska. She is also a massage therapist and the author of various articles, reviews, and short stories for both children and adults. She lives in Wasilla, Alaska.
Read an Excerpt
From Chapter 12
Beyond Karma and Back
"The dog form itself is just an illusion; it really doesn't have much consciousness. The only thing that enlivens this body is the spirit. The spirit has awareness of the matter."
Looking at Zakstrong, compact, reddish golden furred, deep brown-eyed Zak who loves to race and chase balls and have his belly rubbedit was hard for me to take in this business about energy-packet dogs and a group of light beings from another planet. Multidimensionality is a fun concept, but when it comes calling up close and personal, there are certain costs involved.
A few weeks after talking with Raphaela and Sugar the dolphin, after openingslowly, cautiouslyto the idea that things may indeed be quite a bit different than we have been taught to believe, I resigned myself to the idea that it was finally time to explore a little bit more about what Zak had to say.
And so one afternoon as I plucked up my courage to sit before him, quieting my mind, I asked Zak about this other planet. What I expected I don't know, though most certainly I didn't expect Zak to laugh at me or so quickly amend the thought that where he came from was even a planet at all.
"That was more like a joke," he said, as if to imply that my own concept of space-time was so limited that all I could understand about where he was truly from was that it was like another planet.
Perhaps the shock value of the unexpected was what he had been waiting for, because in my surprise, a whole
slew of thought-images came rushing into consciousness. There was nothing first, second, third about it, and yet the material was cohesive and patterned in a way that everything flowed together seamlessly. In that odd, out-of-time manner, the experience was sharply focused in the now:
Zak relates that he is connected to a group of beings who literally make up their planet, for the light bodies of these beings can create any kind of world or "planet" they choose. The group of beings is similar in some ways as to what we might think of as a fraternal order, yet much more. They come to this world both to give energy and stabilize energies. "You can call me The Neutralizer," Zak says with a laugh.
Zak comments that the members of his group come without karma or karmic attachment. They have a very direct and focused connection in this regard. "We come to do our job, do it, and that's that." But many of the group who come to this world enjoy their lives as animals, and this is sometimes regarded as one of the "benefits of the job." I take this to mean that they enjoyed the freedom of being an animal.
He emphasizes that his group does not make karmic attachments of emotion in the way some other animals do. He tells me they don't usually come back over and over to work with the same souls. Rather, his group is mainly about "service," and that they come with "packets of energy." At this point, he gives me the image of a computer component, rather like a zip drive with a zip disk. I understand that, metaphorically speaking, it is a packet of energy that is used to help boost other energies and neutralize "stuck energies."
By stuck energy, do you mean karma or emotional holds on the body, I ask, and he tells me yes, that his job is to streamline our focus, smooth away the sticky or uneven edges so we can move forward, or expand with more clarity. He tells me he is like a pumice stone, smoothing away things that might otherwise slow us down.
The order is very giving in this sense of service, he says, and I get the feeling-thought that there is not a lot of emotional attachment in this group. In fact, there is a sense of aloofness in the group, as if they are closer to spirit in composition, not so personal or ego oriented.
When I ask if there is anything he or his group would like to say, Zak dictates the following:
There are many ways to manifest the spirit. Choosing how you will manifest is dependent upon a number of variables. How much light you allow in your consciousness, your body, your level of understanding is an aspect of clarity - of "where you are" in your perspective. Holds in the body are holds on spirit. We are here to unhook, unhold, unzip the body - to a degree. We are helpers of humanity and of others as well. Most of us work with a number of energies in one life. We also have communication with the others in our group.
As I came out of the relaxed communicative state, I felt the familiar stirrings of frustration. How could anyone possibly verify this information?
With a look of amusement, Zak turned to walk away, though not without tossing me a bone. He said that of all the animals I had interviewed thus far, the horse named Echo would know about his group. If I felt a need for confirmation, I was to ask Echo. Zak further commented that while Echo was not of the same order as he was, Echo had knowledge about his group and would be able to confirm it to some degree.
It was a peculiar feeling to be both so highly amused and utterly frustrated by a situation, though I was getting used to it. I watched Zak trot from the room, his white plume of a tail held high in the air, while I contemplated the situation: Here is a dog who is really an enlightened being without karma, who has come to help my other dog and me, and if I want to know if this is true, I should ask a horse.
Table of Contents
Telepathic Communication in the Web of Life
~ The Web
Through the Unknown, Remembered Gate
Chapter 1. The Journey Home
Chapter 2. How Does It Work?
Chapter 3. Beginning with Birds
Chapter 4. Fear, Filters and Finding the Neutral Zone
Chapter 5. The Jump
Many Roads for Traveling Souls
Chapter 6. Jing: Why a Buddhist Monk Becomes a Parrot
Chapter 7. Bears: A Dog who Became a Bear, A Dog who Was a Bear,
and Spirit of Polar Bear
Chapter 8. Violet: On Being a Cat and Lightworker
Chapter 9. Past Lives, Future Lives And Living in the Now
Chapter 10. Echo: On Elevating Consciousness & The Equine Form
A Question of Perspective
Chapter 11. Moving Past the Comfort Zone
Chapter 12. Beyond Karma and Back
Chapter 13. The Innernet
The Call for Transformation
Chapter 14. Buddy, Ellie and Ancestor Horse: Welcome to Knowing
Chapter 15. Miracle & Manifestation Made Real
Chapter 16. The Role of Llamas, Holders of the Light
Chapter 17. Dolphins, Whales & the Multidimensional Now
Chapter 18. The Cetacean Nation
Into the Shadow
Chapter 19. Animals in Captivity
Chapter 20. Pets
Chapter 21. Pests
Chapter 22. In Quest of Learning: Animal Research & Human Education
Chapter 23. Animals Eating Animals: The Predator/Prey Relationship
Shadow and Beyond
Chapter 24. Exploring Shadowland
Chapter 25. Animal Spirits: Coyote, Jaguar and Crow
Chapter 26. The Mosquito Story
Chapter 27. When All the World Is Wise
Remembering The Sacred Web
Chapter 28. Recalling the Song
Chapter 29. Zak's Chapter: Finding Your Truth
Chapter 30. Closet Doors & Spirit Dust
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Appendix I: "How to Begin: Tips for Beginners & More Effective Communication"
What People are Saying About This
Dawn answers major questions raised by the mind-stretching implications of animal intelligence and telepathic communion between all beings with both the heart of an excited student who has recovered a long lost dream and the mind of a detective, tentatively and skeptically uncovering and dissecting a great mystery.(Penelope Smith, author of Animal Talk)
"Dawn answers major questions raised by the mind-stretching implications of animal intelligence and telepathic communion between all beings with both the heart of an excited student who has recovered a long lost dream and the mind of a detective, tentatively and skeptically uncovering and dissecting a great mystery."
"Powerful! Moving! A compelling journey reminding us that the wisdom of the animal kingdom offers a window to our own inner mysteries. Through personal experience and intimate case histories, Dawn Brunke has masterfully crafted a 'must read' for skeptics, and animal lovers, alike."
"This is an important and amazing book! With grace and eloquence, Dawn takes the reader on a wondrous journey into the rich potential of the human-animal connection. Packed with profound insights and joyful surprises, Animal Voices is educational, entertaining, and extremely pertinent to the urgent need on our planet for a deeper understanding of all life."
"To those of us who have always belived in and lived within the sacredness of all life, those just awakening to it, and those needing to hear the message, Dawn gives us a profound gift in herself and Animal Voices that can do no less than greatly assist the healing consciousness now finally arriving on this planet. Thank you, Dawn, from the Heart of All That lives!"
"Dawn Brunke takes us through her incredible journey as she learns about animal communication. She teaches the reader that animals are our teachers they teach us to trust ourselves, and as a result of that trust we learn who we are. From skeptic to believer, this book will bring the reader a new insight to the world of Animal Communication."
"Animal Voices cuts through the shadow of our projections and beliefs about animals with both warmth and wit. These loving and wise messages from our feathered, furred, and exoskeleton-clad kin will move hearts and minds in new directions, inspiring even the most skeptical reader. Provocative, healing, and a must read for anyone who has opened his or her heart to another species."
"We are proud to recommend this book. . . . It is well written, a joy to read, drawing us in fascination through the chapters."
"Her determination to accurately record the information she and other communicators received gives us an unusual glimpse into the lives of many animals."
"I highly recommend Animal Voices to every two-legged who feels ready to learn from our furry, feathered, scaly and winged friends!"
"Animal Voices offers us yet another unique way of tapping into the web of life."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was completely different than what I have expected. I thought this book is another one which teaches telepathic communication with animals. But instead, I found so much more. The author has introduced me to a wonderful new world, and possible new theories like multidimensional existence and higher spiritual beings that come to earth to help the mankind -Zak and his kind. I was fascinated about the possibilities that dolphins are from another galaxy, and the mosquito story is surprising too. I think this book has introduced me into a complete new philosophic thinking. And guess what? I even had a break-through. I opened up for my own telepathic communication with animals. And what amazing is that the first one who communicated with me is Echo the horse from this book. How is that possible, you may ask? But if you read this book, you will know that every thing is possible.
If you ever wondered what your cat or dog was thinking, or wanted to know if you were actually hearing animals talk to you when you heard thoughts inside your mind, ANIMAL VOICES is the book you've been waiting for! Author Dawn Baumann Brunke takes us on a journey to a world in which each and every one of us can learn to talk to the animals... and hear them, too. While this book is primarily a collection of interviews with animals, there are some exercises at the end of the book which can help you get started communicating with the animals in your life. Brunke began her exploration into animal communication as a detached interviewer, yet soon found herself hearing what the birds just outside her window wanted to tell her. The birds spoke as a group, yet there was a leader who gazed into her house -- and as his flock flew away, he remained behind to finish conveying his message to Brunke. Was she imagining things? Could this just be coincidence -- or was she really hearing what the birds were telling her? As further experiences proved to Brunke that she was indeed hearing what animals were saying, her continuing question and answer sessions with professional animal communicators took on much greater significance. Brunke shares fascinating information from her own communications with animals, and also some rather startling interviews with horses, cats, dogs, buffalo, fish, dolphin, insects, and more. Many of the animal messages are surprising -- such as the dog who recalls a past life as a bear, the cat from another planet, and the parrot who was once a monk. Brunke's transformation from attempting to be an objective observer to a confident animal communicator is an inspiration to anyone who would like to learn how to listen to the animals, and she conveys the messages from animals with warmth and humor. I highly recommend ANIMAL VOICES to every two-legged who feels ready to learn from our furry, feathered, scaly and winged friends!
This book is definately worth the read. If you're trying to learn or just curious you will be greatly enriched by this book.
I was very surprised at the depth of this book. It made me laugh and cry.