Gift Books for Animal Lovers and Animal Communicators
Each year at this time I get a lot of emails asking for recommendations for gifts for animal lovers and people who are interested in animal communication. So I decided to compile a list of a few of my favorite books for the animal lovers and animal communicators in your life (or yourself!)
Stories and reflections on the many lessons we learn from cats—about life, love, and our spiritual nature.
My essay “Guru Cat”, about my deep relationship with a former feral cat named Freddie, is in this volume, as well as contributions by Alice Walker, Andrew Harvey, Angela Farmer, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Sterling “TrapKing” Davis, and many more.
For anyone who loves dogs—and who has learned and grown through this special relationship— The Dharma of Dogs brings you 31 essays offering humor, solace, inspiration, and insight into the life lessons our dogs make available to us. With contributions by Alice Walker, Eckhart Tolle, Pam Houston, Mark Nepo, Roshi Joan Halifax, Adyashanti, Julie Barton, angel Kyodo williams, JP Sears, Lama Surya Das, and Diane Musho Hamilton.
Three decades ago, Penelope Smith first presented Animal Talk and her effective telepathic communication techniques that can dramatically transform your relationships with your animal companions. Re-released by popular demand, Smith once again shares her insightful wisdom and illuminates topics such as freedom, control, obedience, behavior, and relationships between animals. Animal Talk teaches you how to open the door to your animal friends’ hearts and minds.
Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Carl Safina’s landmark book offers an intimate view of animal behavior to challenge the fixed boundary between humans and nonhuman animals. In Beyond Words, readers travel to Amboseli National Park in the threatened landscape of Kenya and witness struggling elephant families work out how to survive poaching and drought, then to Yellowstone National Park to observe wolves sort out the aftermath of one pack’s personal tragedy, and finally plunge into the astonishingly peaceful society of killer whales living in the crystalline waters of the Pacific Northwest. Wise, passionate, and eye-opening at every turn, Beyond Words is ultimately a graceful examination of humanity’s place in the world.
How is it that pets are able to travel thousands of miles through unknown territory to reunite with their beloved humans? How can dogs detect cancer with up to a 98 percent accuracy rate, and foresee epileptic or diabetic seizures in their owners? How do animals seem to know an earthquake is coming long before the world’s best seismologists? In Animal Wisdom, veterinarian and animal advocate Linda Bender offers a wealth of amazing stories and research-based evidence indicating animals have deeply perceptive—even extrasensory—abilities. She shows us that animals are extremely perceptive, intuitive, and psychic and provides step-by-step practices for honing your natural ability to communicate with them, so that you too can learn to understand their urgent messages about peace, happiness, and the future of the planet. Animal Wisdom is for animal lovers and anyone who seeks a deeper, more spiritual connection to these beautiful creatures.
This is just a short sampling; check back as I’ll be adding books to this page throughout the holiday season!