Animals and the Afterlife

Animals and the Afterlife

by Kim Sheridan

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ISBN-13: 9781401928889
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 202,584
File size: 939 KB

About the Author

Kim Sheridan has degrees in psychology and parapsychic science, and is a highly respected and sought-after expert on life after death for animals. She’ an acclaimed lecturer and workshop leader, providing support to those whose beloved animal companions have passed. A popular guest on radio and television, she’ also the founder of Compassion Circle, with a mission to expand the circle of compassion to all beings.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Chapter 1: In The Beginning
Chapter 2: The New Arrival
Chapter 3: Conversations with a Rat Named June
Chapter 4: The Next Step
Chapter 5: Asking the Animals
Chapter 6: Bridging Heaven and Eart
Chapter 7: There and Back
Chapter 8: Heavenly Visitors
Chapter 9: A Touch of Heaven
Chapter 10: Music To My Ears
Chapter 11: HeavenScent
Chapter 12: When Seeing is Believing
Chapter 13: Visions of the Other Side
Chapter 14: Sweet Dreams
Chapter 15: Signs and Messages
Chapter 16: Sweet Reunions
Chapter 17: The Journey Continues
Chapter 18: The Hard Part is Letting Go: Handling Grief
Chapter 19: Making the Leap
Chapter 20: Holding Animals in a New Light
Chapter 21: Full Circle
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What People are Saying About This

Jack Canfield

Presented in an intelligent and down-to-earth manner, this book will surely touch the lives of animal lovers everywhere. (Co-author, "Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul")

Allen M. Schoen

If you've ever wondered about this subject, this is a must read! It touches your heart and stimulates your mind! (author of "Kindred Spirits" and "Love, Miracles and Animal Healing")

Susan Chernak McElroy

Much, much here for reflection, for insight, and for inner peace for all who have loved and lost an animal. (author of "Animals as Teachers & Healers")

Gretchen Wyler

This uplifting book is a real page-turner! Kim's unique life experiences and compassion make this book a tremendously healing gift! (Vice President of The Humane Society of the United States, Hollywood Office)

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Preface

A note to skeptics...

It was once believed that the Earth was flat and not round. It was once considered an indisputable fact that women did not have souls. It was once considered absolute truth that those of certain races were inferior. Galileo was once ridiculed - and even considered blasphemous - for proclaiming that the Earth was not the center of the universe after all.

Those of us who know better realize how ridiculous - and, in some cases, dangerous - such belief systems can be. They are usually based on arrogance, self-interest, or simply, ignorance. Throughout history, there have been those who have risked their reputations - and, in some cases, their lives - to question such proclamations and to make the truth be known.

I herein offer this latest bit of truth, for those who have remained uninformed up until this point. I, too, have a skeptical nature - yet I understand that there comes a time when enough facts have been gathered to overturn former, outdated beliefs. I contend that, in regard to animals having souls, that time is now. This truth has been a long time in coming.

My journey into this realm has been eye opening, mind expanding, and very healing. It is my intention that others will be comforted by the overwhelming evidence of life after death for animals; the highly substantiated notion that our loved ones never really die, no matter their species, no matter their size.

A note to those who are experiencing grief over the loss of a beloved animal...

My deepest sympathy is with you on the loss of your precious companions. I truly understand the depth of the pain and grief you are now enduring. It was that very pain upon the loss of a beloved companion animal in my own life that originally led to this book. Only those of us who have had such sacred relationships with these special beings known as animals can truly understand what you are going through. It is my hope that this book will provide comfort and assistance in getting through this difficult time. May you find support, understanding, comfort, and peace in these pages.
—Kim Sheridan

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Animals and the Afterlife: True Stories of Our Best Friends' Journey Beyond Death 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was skeptical for the first 300 pages, but then something touched me that started to change my whole way of thinking. I can't even remember what it was now, but it made me stop and review everything I just read. From that point on, it just made more and more sense. Whether or not you do believe in an afterlife or not, the impact of this book is much more than just about that. It's a cry out for more humane treatment of animals. Would you allow your beloved pet to be treated the same way as industrial farm animals? I think not.
Cheryl Carty More than 1 year ago
I just had to put my dog to sleep he was 14 years old i had him my whole life i also have 2 hooded rats and i have family in texas just like the author in this book it gave me peace and i highly reccomend it to people who have lost their furry (or hairless) friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I cannot say that what Ms. Sheridan proposes is true. I can say I suspect much of it is. If you like to think, 'outside the box' this book is one that does that in spades.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't say for sure that Kim's book convinces me of an afterlife - for animals or us (though I am convinced there is not a distinction between humans and animals) - but I am a tough nut. 'None are so blind as those who will not see.' Still, having lost my beloved pet recently, I cried and felt comforted that I was not 'crazy'. Kim makes an excellent case for something I do believe - animals do in fact have emotional lives just like us. Humans believe otherwise only so that the continued torture and abuse of animals can be deemed acceptable. If you lift up that veil...we are ugly indeed. Kim's compassion comes thru and we need more people like this in the world who are not afraid to be openly caring and compassionate of all life forms. Her descriptions of her animals and her relationship with them sounds much like mine though she has provided me with much needed education on the value of all. I find myself curious about all critters even rats...which I have no real understanding of.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book remindes me of the grief I felt when my pet died years ago. Even those who do not believe on the afterlife will be convinced that every single event in this story is true.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful stories and insights. Not sure I agree with everything she feels to be true, but food for thought!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always been interested in the after life for people, but didnt think it could be the same for animals.I guess I didn't think of it much.Kim has opened my eyes to the possibility that it is true for both ,we are all living souls in life and it only makes sense that that it would be the same in death wouldn't it be so nice to be reunited with our pets that we love and still miss everyday. Thanks Kim for an eye opener book you made me think about things that i normally wouldn't have when it comes to animals. I have always had love for them and always have treated them with kindness and respect,and I feel it will be more so now.keep up the good work you are do a great service to all animals .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has help me and given me hope that our departed loved ones are in a happy place. I believe that they can come back to say goodbye, I have experienced this with my beloved cat.
biunicorn on LibraryThing 19 days ago
Animals and the AfterlifeTrue Stories of Our Best Friends' Journey Beyond Deathby Kim SheridanWow, this is a fabulous feel good book for animal lovers everywhere, Kim has done and excellent job of taking stories and experiences from ordinary people who had an extraordinary experience when it came to feeling and connecting to their beloved departed animal buddies. For those of us who have loved and lost pets will appreciate the sensitivity with which the author shares the deeply emotional topic.The layout is as honest and touching as the accounts, each one has the title of the story and then right under it a little bit about the person who had submitted the story, and then the experience itself and what heart rendering experiences, I just thought of my own special pets and I had a hard time keeping my tears back. I would recommend this compassionate spiritual tribute to anyone, period.Love & Light,Riki Frahmann
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It was a great book but a little to long. The stories were all about the same. The only thing the pets belonged to different people.
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