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Our Furry Friends
The soul is the same in all living creatures,
although the body of each is different.
This month, our Feature Articles are looking at the theme of
"Our Furry Friends:
Animals and Spirituality." Our panel of
contributors, which includes some of today's leading
experts in the field of Animal Communication, offer us
very personal and touching stories, exploring
everything from talking with animals and the wisdom and
lessons learned from them, to grieving the loss of an
animal and understanding the profound interconnectedness
of all living creatures in our universe.
May your life be
filled with the love and friendship of many animals!
Friends and Tails"
Paul Keenan, popular speaker, author and radio co-host
of WABC Radio’s "Religion on the Line." Father
Paul likes to talk and write about the issues that matter
to people. Widely experienced as a national and local
television and radio news commentator, he is the author of
"Good News for Bad Days," "Stages of the
Soul" and "Heartstorming: The Way to a
Purposeful Life." (www.fatherpaul.com)
"The Edges of Things: Animals as Teachers and Healers"
Chernak McElroy is the author of the New York Times
bestseller, "Animals as Teachers and Healers."
Her lectures and seminars about this ancient and vital
relationship have been enthusiastically endorsed by
healthcare professionals, students, psychologists and
social workers, veterinarians, and, of course, animal
lovers. Her new book, "Animals As Guides for the
Soul," is full of stories of life-changing encounters
between humans and animals. (www.susanchernakmcelroy.com)
Communication - The Telepathic Connection"
Smith, who has been called the mother of interspecies
communication. She is author of the popular books,
"Animal Talk" and "When Animals
Speak," and editor of the quarterly journal,
"Species Link.." Her visionary work has
been featured in newspaper and magazine articles, numerous
books, and on radio and television in the United States
and abroad. As the world's leading teacher in the
field, Penelope has helped launch the careers of numerous
professional animal communicators. (www.animaltalk.net)
by Eryk Hanut,
a writer and photographer. His latest books are
"The Road to Guadalupe" and the recently
published, "The Blessings of Guadalupe." He is
currently working on his memoir, "Jazz Mediteranee,"
to be published by Tarcher-Putnam in 2003. He lives in
Nevada and New York with his husband, Andrew Harvey, his
two cats, Puli and Princey, and his rabbit, Snow. His website is
the Song: How Communicating with Animals will Change Our
Baumann Brunke, author of "Animal Voices ~
Telepathic Communication in the Web of Life." The
book features interviews with two dozen animal
communicators and over 100 animals and animal spirits. Dawn is also the
author of "Who Lives Here?," a series of animal and
nature books for children. For the past six years, Dawn
has been the Editor of Alaska Wellness, a bi-monthly
magazine focused on health and wellness for the body, mind
and spirit. (www.animalvoices.net)
the Bridge: What Animals Teach Us About Death, Dying, and
by Rita M. Reynolds, founder of Howling Success, an animal
sanctuary located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge
Mountains near Charlottesville, Virginia. For the past 25
years her sanctuary has been home to hundreds of animals.
Reynolds is the author of "Blessing the Bridge: What
Animals Teach Us About Death, Dying, and Beyond." She
is also the founder and editor of laJoie, The Journal in
Appreciation of All Animals, first published in 1990 and
distributed internationally. (www.blessingthebridge.com)
Animals Teach Me About Forgiveness"
Straw, a writer and teacher who lives in Burlington,
Vermont, with her husband, a dog and two cats. Her first
book, Natural Wonders of the Florida Keys, was published
in August 1999 by Country Roads Press/NTC Contemporary
Publishing. Her second, Why is Cancer Killing Our Pets?
How You Can Protect and Treat Your Animal Companion, has
just been published by Healing Arts Press (Inner
Callahan, a writer, photographer, internationally
recognized animal communication specialist, and leading
pioneer in the use of flower essences for the treatment of
animals. Although Sharon's ability to communicate with
animals has been with her from childhood, a near-death
experience in 1987 enhanced her ability to communicate
with animals telepathically, giving her a deep
understanding of the role of animals in the spiritual
lives of human beings. (www.anaflora.com)
World Wide Web"
Thomas, who has been working professionally as an
Animal Communicator since 1996. She is Founder and
President of Hummingbird Farm, a nonprofit corporation
dedicated to deepening the understanding, respect,
communication, and relationship between all living beings
and the natural world around us. Tera is also the author
of "Opening My Wings to Fly: What Animals Have Taught
Me." Her website is www.hummingbirdfarm.org.
Ancient Bond Between Animals and Humans"
Christopher Foster, a former weekly newspaper editor.
He has worked as a reporter in the UK, Africa, New
Zealand, and Canada, and lived in a spiritual community in
British Columbia, Canada, before moving to Colorado. He is
the author of two novels, two book of poetry, and his
latest work, "The Raven Who Spoke With God." (www.singingspiritbooks.com)
"Creation Myths of
by Carole S.
Devereux, writer, animal communicator, and spiritual
growth counselor. Her book, "Spirit of the Horse,"
due to be published in 2004, is a collection of myths about interspecies consciousness, written from a
horse's point of view. She has worked with thousands of people and animals
nationwide and conducts workshops at her Highland Retreat
Center in La Center, Washington. (www.animalinsights.com)
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