Shares intriguing, humorous, and surprisingly accurate conversations with horses, dogs, cats, iguanas, snakes, and birds
One-night stands are awkward. One-night stands with animals are more awkward. And when you’re as desperate to please as Bobby, things get awkward as f*ck. He’s just a guy with too much love to give, and a burning desire to give it to consensual adult mammals.
Literature on the ethics and politics of food and that on human-animal relationships have infrequently converged. Representing an initial step toward bridging this divide, Messy Eating features interviews with thirteen prominent and emerging scholars about the connections between their academic work and their approach to consuming animals as food. The collection explores how authors working across a range of perspectives--postcolonial, Indigenous, black, queer, trans, feminist, disability, poststructuralist, posthumanist, and multispecies--weave their theoretical and political orientations with daily, intimate, and visceral practices of food consumption, preparation, and ingestion. Each chapter introduces a scholar for whom the tangled, contradictory character of human-animal relations raises difficult questions about what they eat. Representing a departure from canonical animal rights literature, most authors featured in the collection do not make their food politics or identities explicit in their published work. While some interviewees practice vegetarianism or veganism, and almost all decry the role of industrialized animal agriculture in the environmental crisis, the contributors tend to reject a priori ethical codes and politics grounded in purity, surety, or simplicity. Remarkably free of proscriptions, but attentive to the Eurocentric tendencies of posthumanist animal studies, Messy Eating reveals how dietary habits are unpredictable and dynamic, shaped but not determined by life histories, educational trajectories, disciplinary homes, activist experiences, and intimate relationships. These accessible and engaging conversations offer rare and often surprising insights into pressing social issues through a focus on the mundane--and messy-- interactions that constitute the professional, the political, and the personal. Contributors: Neel Ahuja, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Matthew Calarco, Lauren Corman, Naisargi Dave, Maneesha Deckha, María Elena García, Sharon Holland, Kelly Struthers Montford, H. Peter Steeves, Kim TallBear, Sunaura Taylor, Harlan Weaver, Kari Weil, Cary Wolfe
Three decades ago, Penelope Smith fi rst presented Animal Talk and her effective telepathic communication techniques that can dramatically transform your relationships with your animal companions. Rereleased 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 without resorting to magic tricks or wishful thinking. Every creature can be reached through telepathic communication -- from your tabby cat or cockatiel to the wasps that build nests in the eaves of your home or even the common flea -- you just have to be open to the idea, and mind-to-mind communication will be in your grasp.
Presents exercises, meditations, games, stories, and visualizations to assist young readers to develop their ability to communicate with animals and become more in tune with nature.
Exploring the Law in Exodus, and Leviticus, this book examines the historical and cultural contexts of these legal codes. It discusses rituals related to purification from defilement, and demonstrates the ways in which the temple priests used these laws as their own code of purity and method of enforcing purity in the covenant community.
Are you an animal lover who shares the belief your animal is inyour life for a special reason? Do you wonder what this reasonmay be? In this book you will experience 30 Animal Wisdom Messages from pets to their people. Each one is unique, compassionate, and honest. If you are a person who wants support, guidance, and inspiration on how your animal can help you heal your blocks and discover your life purpose, the 30 Animal Wisdom Messages in this book will inspire you to consider the human-animal bond in a different way. You will experience respect,seriousness, fairness, humor, compassion, and even moments ofsilliness in the insights the beloved pets deliver to their people.When you read these Animal Wisdom Messages, you, the reader,will gain compassion and support with your own journey, and youwill begin to listen to your beloved companion in a new way.
Horses have inspired, awed, and worked alongside humans for centuries, but have we really ever gotten to know them? In Conversations with Horse, professional animal communicator Kate Solisti-Mattelon takes us inside the mind of the majestic equine, revealing hidden insights from the equine spirit. She breaks through the species barrier and goes beyond personal animal stories to ask horses what it is they want to tell us. By reading about horses' innermost thoughts and feelings, horse lovers of all kinds will learn how to reestablish the original contract of love, trust, and mutual respect between equines and humans. You will learn how horses, as a species, have committed to bringing humans into balance with self and with other physical beings on our great planet. Horses give us many gifts, but perhaps the greatest gift of all is to teach humans to trust.
'A rich compendium of incidents, anecdotes and studies illustrating the linguistic abilities of animals . . . a rewarding book' Sunday Times Dolphins and parrots call each other by their names. Fork tailed drongos mimic the calls of other animals to scare them away and then steal their dinner. In the songs of many species of birds, and in skin patterns of squid, we find grammatical structures . . . If you are lucky, you might meet an animal that wants to talk to you. If you are even luckier, you might meet an animal that takes the time and effort to get to know you. Such relationships can teach us not only about the animal in question, but also about language and about ourselves. From how prairie dogs describe intruders in detail -- including their size, shape, speed and the colour of their hair and T-shirts -- to how bats like to gossip, to the impressive greeting rituals of monogamous seabirds, Animal Languages is a fascinating and philosophical exploration of the ways animals communicate with each other, and with us. Researchers are discovering that animals have rich and complex languages with grammatical and structural rules that allow them to strategise, share advice, give warnings, show love and gossip amongst themselves. Animal Languages will reveal this surprising hidden social life and show you how to talk with the animals.
Kim Sheridan grew up with animals as her constant companions. Each time she faced the death of a beloved animal, along with the pain came the same questions, to which she could find no answers. Then, mysterious things began to happen that she couldn't explain, which led her on an incredible journey to uncover the truth. Along with her own extraordinary experiences, she compiled heartwarming and meaningful true stories of everyday people around the world, and discovered compelling evidence that forever erased her own doubts about an afterlife for animals. This book provides enormous comfort and reassurance to anyone who has ever cherished an animal, and food for thought for anyone who has ever questioned the place of these beloved creatures in the larger scheme of things, both here on Earth and beyond.
Who hasn't been touched by a dog? With their enthusiastic love, clarity of purpose, and boundless ability to forgive, dogs may be our greatest teachers, if we could just take the time to listen and learn their language. In Conversations with Dog, professional animal communicator Kate Solisti-Mattelon asks the questions every dog lover wants to know. We no longer have to search for meaning solely in wagging tails, droopy ears, or bared teeth
What happens when we die? Are loved ones still around us after they pass? How do babies represent as souls? What about our pets—do they wait for us on the “other side”? The world of mediumship has polarized people throughout history, and whether you believe or not, science is starting to take notice and is setting about investigating all possibilities. Bestselling author Scott Podmore returns after a two-year project in which he interviewed more than thirty mediums all over the planet from differing socioeconomic backgrounds and cultures. In this book, he selects twelve of the “conversations” that took place, and all have a similar line of topics in his aim to find threads of consistency—or inconsistencies. Coming from a standpoint of giving these mediums the benefit of the doubt, he provides a forum to discuss their alleged abilities that cover areas including spirituality, psychic predictions, physical mediumship, electronic voice phenomena, trance, and more. Podmore delves deep into the world of spiritual mediumship with probing yet respectful questions, in a mission to discover how it all works. He encounters many surprises along the way that may even change your own belief systems, help readers understand their own adversities, find emotional healing, or enrich their lives with new meaning and hope.
Margrit Coates's new book is essential reading for anyone who loves animals and who wishes to improve their understanding of animal behaviour. One of the world's leading animal communicators and healers, Margrit has many years' experience working closely with species of all kinds - from horses, dogs and cats, to wild life, rare breeds and rescue animals. In Communicating with Animals, she draws upon her very special gift and amazing experiences to help us connect with animals too. Using intuition, insight and common sense, she shows how to tune into what they are really thinking and feeling, helping us bond with them at an incredibly deep level. Her powerful techniques range from communicating with the furry, feathered and scaly friends who share our homes, to larger animals such as horses and even Anne the Elephant, as well as other non-domestic creatures. Ultimately, Margrit's wish is for each one of us to be able to tune into all life around us. Besides practical exercises and handy tips, Communicating with Animals is brimming with heart-warming stories - making it a great read and a truly inspirational guide.
Conversations With Landscape moves beyond the conventional dualisms associated with landscape, exploring notions of landscape and its relation with humans through the metaphor of conversation. Such an approach conceives of landscape as an actor in the ongoing communication that is inherent in any perception, recognising the often-ignored mutuality of encounters between human and non-human actors. With contributions drawn from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, geography, archaeology, philosophy, literature and the visual arts, this book explores the affects and emotions engendered in the conversations between landscape and humans. Offering scope for an original and coherent approach to the study of landscape, this book will appeal to scholars and researchers across a range of social sciences and humanities.
The purpose of this book is to help you be guided through life by the Higher Spirits. I intend that, by reading this book, you will learn how to see signs that can lead you through life and see the messages Angels send to help you on your path. I want you to know that anything can be possible even when you feel you might live your darkest hour. I want you to regain faith and feel inspired.