Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals

Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals

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ISBN-13: 9781583947739
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 06/10/2014
Series: Sacred Activism Series
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 681,791
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

During the 14 years that LINDA BENDER spent living in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, her veterinary work included the rescue, rehabilitation, and protection of wildlife. Her interest in spirituality and healing led her to found the Mind the Gap Wellness Center as well as a pet-therapy program. She is a certified practitioner of Energy for Life and is a cofounder of the nonprofit organization From the Heart. The author lives in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

Table of Contents

Foreword Linda Tucker xv

Part I The Fabric of Creation 1

Chapter 2 The Ecology of Paradise 3

Naming the Animals 4

Ancient Facts and Modern Superstitions 7

What We Do to Animals We Do to Ourselves 9

The Reciprocity of Paradise 11

Getting Adam Back on Task 16

Chapter 2 How Can We Know What Animals Are Thinking and Feeling? 19

Happy Anticipation in Dogs and Cats 23

Warnings and Premonitions 27

The Limitations of Experiment 30

Part II What Animals Want Us To Know 41

Chapter 3 You Are Loved 43

Thank You for Loving Me 47

Animal Bodhisattvas 50

The Dark Side of Love 53

Chapter 4 You Are Already Living in Paradise 61

The Paradise Perspective 62

Why Humans Are Not So Happy 67

Restoring Trust 72

The Spiritual Ecosystem 81

Chapter 5 You Don't Have To Figure Everything Out 85

Complaints to the Management 88

Animal Cultures and Human Prejudices 94

Animal Morality and Human Values 99

The Cloud of Unknowing 104

Chapter 6 Dying Isn't Bad 107

The Circle of Life and Its Discontents 110

Life after life 113

Practice Dying 119

Sadness Is Part of the Happiness 122

First Things Last 125

Part III The Connection of All Creatures 127

Chapter 7 How to Connect Telepathically With Animals: A Practical Guide 129

Practice #1 The Wildlife Photographer 132

Practice #2 Bringing Your Attention into the Present 132

Practice #3 A Day of Silence 134

Opening the Heart 134

Practice #4 The Keepsake Box 134

Practice #5 Receiving an Animal's Appreciation 136

Practice #6 The Noah's Ark of Emotions 136

Practice #7 The Heart on a. Bad Hair Day 136

Working with the Imagination 138

Practice #8 Creating an Imaginary Animal Sanctuary 139

Practice #9 Imagining Yourself as an Animal 140

Sending Telepathic Messages to Animals 141

Practice #10 Sending a Pictorial Message 142

Practice #11 Sending a Feeling 142

Practice #12 Making a Metaphor 143

Practice #13 Sending Comfort 143

Practice #14 Sending a Request for Help 144

Establishing Contact 145

Practice #15 Inviting an Animal to Engage with You 145

Doubt and Discernment 147

Practice #16 Projecting on Purpose 148

Practice #17 Neutral Listening 149

Practice #18 Receiving a Mystery 149

Chapter 8 The Animals Speak for Themselves 151

Dog 153

The White Lions 156

Chapter 9 Heeding the Cries of the Nonhuman World 161

Afterword Andrew Harvey 167

Index 169

About the Author 177

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr. Linda Bender, through touching stories and scientific evidence, has successfully helped me bond with my troubled poodle and with Life itself. Her stories and facts, collected over years of research, make a strong case for loving, committing to and celebrating the life of our fellow animal beings. I was moved toward greater love at almost every page. Linda Tucker, in the forward stated it very well. "Animal Wisdom shows us that renewing our communication with animals is our most powerful tool to reestablishing a loving and meaningful relationship with the real world."