Karlene Stange, DVM – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

The Spiritual Nature of ANIMALS: A Country Vet Explores the Wisdom, Compassion, and Souls of Animals by Karlene Stange, DVM

Karlene Stange’s spiritual journey began as she drove her pickup loaded with medical supplies to attend to animals throughout southwestern Colorado, where the Animas River carves the landscape. As an ambulatory veterinarian, she has experienced the challenges, sorrows, and joys of working with creatures great and small and feels a powerful kinship with these beautiful beings, a bond that goes beyond flesh and fur and feathers. The Spiritual Nature of Animals chronicles her amazing exploration through the teachings of various religious and cultural traditions, as well as her encounters with the magnificent Rocky Mountain terrain and the quirky characters — both animal and human — who inhabit it.

The Spiritual Nature of Animals with Karlene Stange, DVM As a child, Karlene Stange, DVM, wanted to be an “animal doctor” before she knew the word “veterinarian.” Today she incorporates acupuncture, traditional Chinese herbal medicine, and nutritional therapy into her Rocky Mountain practice. She often speaks at conferences and lives in Durango, Colorado. http://www.animasanimals.com

10 Life Lessons from Your Dog – My Dog, My Guru

Your dog is a spiritual master! No, really – you can learn lots of vital life lessons from your canine companion. Here are 10 lessons that Gilles Moutounet, the author of My Dog, My Guru: A Dog’s Principles for a Happier Life, learnt from his pet pooch:

Dharma of Dogs : Our Best Friends As Spiritual Teachers  by Tami Simon


We spend countless hours training our dogs, but how often do we consider what they have to teach us? 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.

TAMI SIMON founded Sounds True in 1985 as a multimedia publishing house with a mission to disseminate spiritual wisdom. She hosts a popular weekly podcast called Insights at the Edge, where she has interviewed many of today’s leading teachers. Tami lives with her partner, Julie Kramer, and their Spoodle, Raspberry, in Boulder, Colorado.

Interview with Tami Simon, Sounds 


Courage and Gentleness: Eknath Easwaran

Published on Sep 28, 2015

In this clip, taken from this month’s Video of the Month, Easwaran introduces his commentary on Chapter 23 of the Dhammapada, “Patiently I shall bear harsh words as the elephant bears arrows on the battlefield. People are often inconsiderate.”

For Easwaran, true strength shows itself in kindness, and true courage in gentleness. We can make those qualities our natural response to difficulties.

Animal Speak The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great and Small By: Ted Andrews

Open your heart and mind to the wisdom of the animal world.

Animal Speak provides techniques for recognizing and interpreting the signs and omens of nature. Meet and work with animals as totems and spirit guides by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world.

Animal Speak shows you how to: identify, meet, and attune to your spirit animals; discover the power and spiritual significance of more than 100 different animals, birds, insects, and reptiles; call upon the protective powers of your animal totem; and create and use five magical animal rites, including shapeshifting and sacred dance.

This beloved, bestselling guide has become a classic reference for anyone wishing to forge a spiritual connection with the majesty and mystery of the animal world.

Ted Andrews is a full-time author, student, and teacher in the metaphysical and spiritual fields. He conducts seminars, symposiums, workshops, and lectures throughout the country on many facets of ancient mysticism, focusing on translating esoteric material to make it comprehensible and practical for everyone. This includes resynthesizing ancient scriptures, literature, and teachings for use by the modern spiritual student.

Ted is certified in basic hypnosis and acupressure, and is involved in the study and use of herbs as an alternative path in health care. He is active in the holistic healing field, focusing strongly on esoteric forms of healing with sound, music, and voice. Trained in piano, Ted also employs the use of the Celtic harp, bamboo flute, shaman rattles, Tibetan bells, Tibetan Singing Bowl, and quartz crystal bowls to create individual healing therapies and induce higher states of consciousness. Ted is a clairvoyant and also works with past-life analysis, aura interpretation, dreams, numerology, and Tarot.
Andrews is the author of The Healer’s Manual; Animal-Speak, How to See & Read the Aura; Dream Alchemy; Crystal Balls & Crystal Bowls; How to Develop & Use Psychic Touch; How to Heal with Color; Sacred Sounds; Magickal Dance; and many other titles.


Animal Speak by Ted Andrews

So this video is a two-fer. First will be some updates on my life and then we move into a book review of Animal Speak: The Spiritual and Magical Powers of Creatures Great and Small by Ted Andrews.

Stay: Lessons My Dogs Taught Me about Life, Loss, and Grace by Dave Burchett (Author)

Pub Date: Feb 24, 2015

Amazing (Furry) Lessons from a Dog’s Life

You’ll be enthralled by this story of a man and his lovable Labrador retriever, Hannah, and what their canine friendship can show us about life, grace, and long walks in the park.

Hannah was Dave’s best friend. He couldn’t imagine starting a day without her tail wagging an energetic greeting, her body wiggling with sheer gratitude when her food dish was filled, and her unbridled enthusiasm for tennis balls. (How she fit three tennis balls in her mouth at once he’ll never know.)

So when Dave first learned of Hannah’s cancer diagnosis, he decided to take whatever time he had left with Hannah to cherish the moments and capture his thoughts in a journal. As he wrote about his canine friend, he soon realized that Hannah was an able (and furry) mentor of faith, grace, kindness, and forgiveness. The lessons were invaluable: from being present to trusting the master. When Hannah lived well past the expected time frame, Dave started to see that the insights he was gaining were more than just journal entries about a family pet. Through Hannah’s antics, God was preparing Dave for life itself.

You won’t want to miss this heartwarming tale of a dog who knew how to live . . . and showed her owner how.

Dave Burchett is a successful television sports director with experiences that include the Olympic Games as well as professional and collegiate sports. Dave has directed television coverage of Texas Rangers baseball for over thirty years, earning a national Emmy and two local Emmy’s throughout his career. He is the author of When Bad Christians Happen to Good People and Bring ‘Em Back Alive. Dave has developed a speaking ministry as well as regularly blogs at DaveBurchett.com. Dave is married and has three grown sons, several grandchildren and another rescued Lab.

Animal Omens by Victoria Hunt

As fellow creatures who are uniquely attuned to the earth’s energies, animals provide us with hidden messages every day—we just need to learn how to read them.

This personal and engaging book shows you how each animal carries a particular omen—a personal and significant message helping to guide you on your life path. Twenty-nine true animal encounter stories are followed by insightful explanations of each animal’s corresponding omen, and how their messages can help you make important life decisions. Not sure whether it’s the right time to switch jobs or relocate? An unexpected visit from a lingering butterfly can signal a period of imminent change and transformation in your life.

Organized alphabetically by animal and compact enough to carry, this inspirational reference guide can be taken along on introspective nature walks. Foster a closer connection with nature and learn about yourself—with a little bit of animal wisdom.

Victoria Hunt (California) has studied metaphysics and earth spirituality for over twelve years. A third level Reiki master and member of the British Druid Order, she teaches Celtic-based Earth-Centered Spirituality out of her studio Grove of the Red Hawk, and has organized and led Celtic celebrations and rituals.

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Animal Omens: The Butterfly

The butterfly is a symbol of the soul in flight from the body after death, beautiful in its true nature, unhampered by its earthly form. The butterfly has also been seen as a shape-shifter, able to transform itself into something other than its present form as it goes from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly.

Butterfly can teach us about transformation. About change and how we can change in beauty and joy, for change doesn’t need to be a negative experience—there is beauty in change.
If Butterfly has flown into your life, ask yourself if you need to undergo a change of some sort. Maybe in your relationships with others, your living arrangements, or in your thinking? Whichever it might be, a change is at hand. Stay open for renewal and be prepared for this change to make itself known, for you are forewarned, and so forewarned you can be ready and willing to go where change leads.

Every change can be viewed as a growing, expanding, learning experience. All life is change; nothing remains the same. But Butterfly can help you with the transformation that is coming. Just look for the beauty that it holds, and embrace it willingly.

From Animal Omens, by Victoria Hunt.
Written by Llewellyn Journal

The Divinity of Dogs :True Stories of Miracles Inspired by Man’s Best Friend ~ By Jennifer Skiff [ updated Dec 5, 2013]

“My dogs have been the reason I have woken up every single day of my life with a smile on my face. I am among the ranks of millions of people who appreciate the souls of dogs and know they are a gift of pure love and an example of all that is good.”

—Jennifer Skiff

The Divinity of Dogs is about the moments you learn something profound about life from an experience with a dog. Featuring more than seventy stories culled from hundreds of submissions to the author’s website, these inspiring and heartwarming true stories show where love, tolerance, comfort, compassion, loyalty, joyfulness, and even death have provided experiences that have led to spiritual enlightenment.

You’ll meet Little Bit, the Chihuahua who detected a small lump in her owner’s breast, a growth even doctors couldn’t find. There’s Emma, the devoted Rottweiler who ferociously grabbed her owner’s arm at the moment he was trying to commit suicide, saving his life. You’ll be inspired by Luna, the Retriever who dragged her owner to safety after she collapsed late at night in a field. And you’ll fall in love with the many dogs who simply provide steady comfort when needed— dogs like Bo, the Boxer who soothed his mistress after the loss of her son. The author also weaves her own experiences with dogs throughout the book, showing how they comforted her through mistreatment as a child, a divorce, and a cancer diagnosis.

The stories that make up The Divinity of Dogs provide hope, help, and healing for readers in the complex and difficult times in which we live. Whether you believe dogs are divine or are actually a gift from the divine, The Divinity of Dogs gives you permission to accept what you know: dogs are healers, educators, protectors, and tangible examples of pure love.

Jennifer Skiff is an award-winning television producer, journalist, and author of God Stories. An advocate for animals, she is a Trustee of the Dogs’ Refuge Home in Australia and a Director of Pilots N Paws in the U.S. She lives in Maine and Australia.

Jennifer Skiff on The Divinity of Dogs

Best-selling author Jennifer Skiff talks about the book, The Divinity of Dogs and describes what happened to her that proved our dogs stay with us after they’ve passed. Warning: tear-jerker!

“Divinity of Dogs” Author – Jennifer Skiff

Published on Nov 4, 2013

Join Alex Cearns from Houndstooth Studios as she chats to Jennifer Skiff about her new book, “The Divinity of Dogs”.
For more info about the book head to jenniferskiff.com

My Animal, My Self: A Breakthrough Way to Understand How You and Your Animal Reflect Each Other by Marta Williams

In this groundbreaking book, animal communicator Marta Williams brings into focus an unexamined dynamic in our relationships with our animals: the idea that our animals are often our mirrors. Deeply and inextricably connected to us on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels, they can pick up and reflect back to us the issues and events of our lives. Through stories, exercises, and an extensive questionnaire, you will gain unique insight into the healing and teaching roles of your companion animals, both past and current, and the profound gifts they offer.

Marta Williams is a biologist and animal communicator who travels worldwide to teach people how to communicate intuitively with animals and nature. She offers tutoring, teleclasses, and consultations for animals and their people by phone, Skype, and email. Williams lives in Northern California.

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My Animal, My Self by Marta Williams

Published on Apr 29, 2013

Biologist and animal communicator Marta Williams talks about her new book MY ANIMAL, MY SELF and explains how our pets reflect our own behavior back to us in this short interview. From cats that refuse to use the litter box to overly aggressive dogs, she offers an interesting vantage point to view our animals’ behavioral issues.

Jane Goodall: A Retrospective

Jane Goodall has taught the world more about chimpanzees than anyone else in the world. Her dream to study our closest relatives began in 1960 in Gombe Park, Tanzania, and she continues her work to save them today.

Click here for more of Jane Goodall’s works.

Working with Animal Chakras

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

As the vibration of the chakra energy system creates in human beings the projections of auric field and extra-physical bodies; the same occurs with our animal friends. The same type of vibration also creates an aura around them with luminous smoky tone. The animal chakra system also has the ability to emit different colors that will, depending on the shape and intensity, carry very different meanings.

The colors schemes of the animal chakra system are similarly situated as the human system is, and have practically and substantially the same functions as human chakras. What differs is that most forms of animals are quadrupeds and the alignment of chakras is positioned horizontally.

In animals, the energy field is usually wider. This condition is due to its natural survival instinct and they tend to absorb much more sensory information than humans. They receive and distribute energy through the chakras individually, which makes them sensitive to subtle vibrations and atmospheric changes.

Some animals, for instance, become agitated before a thunderstorm or an earthquake; they are able to experience different kind of vibrations that humans are incapable of perceiving.

Most animals have 8 major active chakras, 21 secondary or minor chakras and 6 buds, known as Bud Chakras (4 in footpads and two openings in the ears). The eight main chakras play an important role in general behavior of the animals and they are stimulated by a variety of ways. Animals often rub their bodies on trees, objects, and the floor and even in people, in order to activate them or balance them.

Energy Balancing

Anything that causes a lock, or the obstruction or disruption in the flow of subtle energy, in one or more chakras can lead to disease. This is a holistic truth that is widely accepted by all energetic healers. The etheric body, as well as the chakras can become blocked, affecting the flow of energy in the animal. The disease is generally perceived in the subtle bodies before they manifest in the physical body.

An animal that has suffered physical trauma, mental or emotional abuse often may not always be able to repair the imbalance energy, thereby allowing physical illness to manifest.

The chakras of the animals can be harmonized through various methods or therapies, which are based on the energy balance and purpose of each chakra. In general, the balance of the whole body of the animal is done in all the chakras, beginning with the root chakra at the base of the tail, or the brachial chakra. The corresponding treatments can be done by means of acupuncture, color therapy, reiki, and flower remedies.

Acupuncture in animals, for example, has been shown to be a beneficial treatment for diseases of the nervous, reproductive, respiratory and heart (circulatory) systems. It is known to relieve the physical pain, to promote wellness, providing balance, which gives the animal a better quality of life. Also working with the animal chakras can be a resourceful way as a preventive treatment, as it is primarily indicated for elderly animals suffering from chronic pain and which are more sensitive to medications; among these, it is worth mentioning also the animals in cancer treatment and animals with spinal problems.

Physiology of Chakras in Animals: Location and Function

The Root Chakra:

Located on the bottom end of the spinal cord, near the tail region and is also associated with the anus. Its function is to supply energy to the adrenal glands. It is connected to the instinct of survival and preservation; with physical strength, stability and good cheer. It is from this chakra that come their instinct for communication, such as barking, purring, howling, grunting, and snorting. The color of this chakra is also red.

The Sacral Chakra:

This energy point is located both below the abdomen and above the pelvis. Its functions are related to the urinary system and sex organs. The glands are the gonads (ovaries and testicles). Energetically it is related to the excitement, sexual desire, security and sense of taste. Its color is Orange.

Plexus Chakra – Solar Plexus:

This system is located in the central area of ??the abdomen and reflecting actively in the back. The gland is the pancreas and is directed related to the organs responsible for digestion and liver. This chakra is linked to the strength, purpose and origin. Inevitably the performance of this chakra is directly affected by the emotions of the animal. Its color is yellow.

Heart Chakra:

This vortex if located in the central area of ??the chest of the animals. It plays an important role in the immune system and is associated with the heart and lungs. It represents the chakra of compassion and love. Just as humans, the animals are also pursuing the Christic template of ascension and transcendence and the Heart Chakra is vital for the development of their evolutionary framework.

It is associated with emotion, balance, sensitivity and sharing. Its color is light green.

Throat Chakra:

Located in the throat and is related to the thyroid and parathyroid glands. It represents the system of communication, creativity and expression. It connects the functions of the hearing and vocalization. Its color is sky blue.

Brow Chakra:

This center is located between the eyes, just above the nose. It is their sensory reception of the external environment and its transmission to the brain. It works as an auxiliary system to biological control. It is associated with awareness, sensitivity and the sensations. Their colors are blue, indigo and violet.

Crown Chakra:

This chakra just like in humans is located on top of the head and controls all aspects of body and mind animal. It governs the pineal gland, the nervous system and spinal cord. This represents the higher connection of matter with the superior Devic strength that governs the lives of the animals. It is associated with serenity, balance, peace, liberation and wisdom. Its color is violet.

Brachial Chakra or Chakra Key: The Eighth Chakra

This is the main chakra for any animal. It is located in the shoulder area of ??each of the sides. It is the access channel to the other major chakras. This chakra plays an important role in the bond between animals and their humans. It is associated with the brachial plexus, the nerves of the head, neck and thorax. Its color is black. It is not a negative tone of black; it is black because it incorporates in itself all the vibrations of the system.

You can access the entire energy field of the animal quickly, putting a hand on this Chakra. Anatomically, this Chakra accesses the Brachial Plexus Nerve, an important network of innervation of the head, neck and chest.

It also can access all other Chakras, which is useful in the treatment of an animal that is very nervous and will not tolerate being touched anywhere else. In very sensitive animals, one can do an energy treatment only by contact with this specific area.

Understanding the Chakras

The Brachial Chakra is the main center of power in all animals and refers to the interaction between humans and animals. Animals that have a strong and healthy bond with their human companions usually have this chakra very pulsating and vibrant.

Interestingly enough, the root chakra along with the solar and crown remain open from birth to death of the animals. The others are opened or closed in accordance with the stimulation given to each one of them.

The bud-chakras and other minor chakras appear as rings of light with various colors mixed with white sparks. The ears are described as pale yellow in color, alternating with bright blue when awake or stimulated.

The bud-chakras are found in each paw (paddy, underside, etc.) and the opening of the base of each ear. They connect the animal with the energy of the earth and are extremely sensitive to subtle changes on vibration energy. When there is a point of positive energy (cats: negative), the animals lie on it to absorb the good energy through solar and root chakras.

The 21 minor chakra systems in animals regulate the sensorial systems and can be found throughout the body. The most important are the tip of the nose, tail and ears. The “sixth sense” of animals emanates these chakras.

The 12 Chakras of Cats We have no doubt that Cats are special animals, even under the energetic point of view, because they have the ability to suck the negative energies from the environment, and transmute them inside of their auric fields. Probably this is the best explanation why they spend many hours sleeping and processing and also why they have 12 major chakras. The Cat’s gland system is quite similar in location to the dogs with no additional glands. Because there are more Chakras, one can see that the cat is a being energetically special.

The Cardiac Chakras make a triangle. One of the points (green) is close to the heart of another and another Thymus/ Spinal Dorsal.

Yellow dots – the most dorsal region is somewhat kidney and pancreas.

White Point: there is the Brachial Plexus which is a crossroads of nerves, lymph and blood vessels.

Source: Humanity Healing Network

My Animal My Self: A Breakthrough Way to Understand How You and Your Animal Reflect Each Other ~ Marta Williams

In this groundbreaking book, animal communicator Marta Williams brings into focus an unexamined dynamic in our relationships with our animals: the idea that our animals are often our mirrors. Deeply and inextricably connected to us on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels, they can pick up and reflect back to us the issues and events of our lives. Through stories, exercises, and an extensive questionnaire, you will gain unique insight into the healing and teaching roles of your companion animals, both past and current, and the profound gifts they offer.

Marta Williams is a biologist and animal communicator who travels worldwide to teach people how to communicate intuitively with animals and nature. She offers tutoring, teleclasses, and consultations for animals and their people by phone, Skype, and email. Williams lives in Northern California.

Click here to browse inside.

My Animal, My Self by Marta Williams

Biologist and animal communicator Marta Williams talks about her new book MY ANIMAL, MY SELF and explains how our pets reflect our own behavior back to us in this short interview. From cats that refuse to use the litter box to overly aggressive dogs, she offers an interesting vantage point to view our animals’s behaviorial issues.

The Surprisingly Calculated Healing Power of Animals ~ Danielle MacKinnon

We can learn a great deal from our furry friends, whose behavior—both good and bad—is often an attempt at helping and healing the humans they love

By Danielle MacKinnon

Have you ever thought your pet might be trying to tell you something by growling at your new boss? Do you feel like your dog might know you better than anyone else in your life? Maybe you secretly believe your cat is trying to help you get through your break-up?

As an animal communicator and intuitive life coach, I get to talk and work with animals and their humans every day, and I’ve found all of these things to be true and more. Based on my work with thousands of animals over the years, I’ve learned pets can actually help us live better lives overall. In fact, animals work at an incredibly complicated level in order to help their humans heal themselves in order to become the best humans they can be. Once you understand animals are working to help us at every moment, it makes taking advantage of their help incredibly enjoyable, exciting and most importantly, rewarding for all.

  • Animals have mastered living in the moment. There is no better emotional uplift than feeling happy and secure in the now. Dogs are a great example of this, although humans often mistake their carefree nature for stupidity. I’ve heard “my human would be much happier if she could just stop worrying about the future,” from hundreds of dogs over the years. Dogs (and animals in general) are modeling “being in the now moment” by laying around the house, playing with a housefly, stalking a mouse and more. If you think your dog or pet is lazy, take a deeper look! He or she is showing you how to live in the now.
  • Animals sacrifice themselves in order to help humans heal. They are aware that a greater number of humans today are “waking up” to living more consciously. I recently worked with an elephant that had just been rescued from an abusive situation. While a difficult story to hear, the elephant (like many other animals I have worked with) asked me to share her story of abuse and rescue. She knew what she endured would inspire people to work, save and heal other animals, and that this type of rescue work would be “healing” for the humans taking part as well. This beautiful elephant has already inspired hundreds of people to help and many to wake up to conscious living, just like so many other animals.
  • Bad behaviors are actually messages. When a pet misbehaves, many people believe there is no hope for change. However, in reality, an animal’s misbehavior is a calculated message directed to their humans. Yes, it’s hard to believe that your cat’s inappropriate urination or your bird’s feather pulling could be related to your drinking problem or your depression, but they often are. Very few humans communicate with animals psychically on a regular basis (although all people do have this innate ability) so our pets often choose these “annoying” methods for getting their messages of healing, help and support through to their humans. Pooping, growling, pulling feathers, running around in circles and attacking are really signs to you! By changing the way you think about your pet, and by looking at misbehaviors as intentional rather than exasperating, your pet will be able to help you become aware of what thoughts, ideas and behaviors in yourself to modify to become healthy.
  • Your pet’s behaviors are a barometer for your own healing. Even though some of the methods animals use to get their message through to humans can be annoying (pooping in the house every time the pet’s male human “checks out” from the family by turning on the TV for example), animals are really helping their humans work toward positive change. As a human improves his or her behavior (dad watches less TV) the pet will alter his or her behavior as well (less poop in the kitchen). Knowing that the better you do, the better your pet will do, is a great reason to make positive changes in your life. Animals look at everything in life as a two-way street. You give, I’ll receive. I’ll give, you receive. Everything in balance and everything in moderation—lose or gain that balance and it will result in behavior differences in your pet.
  • Animals model unconditional love every day. I’ve met many people who were afraid to work with me because they feared their pet would say he or she didn’t love them. The truth is that every animal I’ve ever worked with has held deep compassion, love and understanding for their humans, regardless of their human’s treatment of them. Amazingly, even formerly abused animals still center their existence around love! Animals just don’t hold grudges. Take a cue from your pet and let go of what your mother said to you at the holiday party last year or what your colleague did during the conference call yesterday. You’ll feel happier and healthier because of it, and in that happier, healthier place you’ll be able to enjoy your life even more.

In many ways, animals are smarter than us. They’ve mastered unconditional love, they are working in service to humans to help us heal ourselves, and they are willing to do whatever it takes to get their message of healing through. To honor this, just pay attention to the connection between you and your pet. Look at all of your pet’s behaviors, both good and bad, and try to see how they are related to your own behaviors. And remember—your pet wants you to be the best human you can be. The better you are, the better your life in general, and the better your connection with your pet. It’s a win-win for everyone!


Danielle MacKinnon is an animal intuitive and intuitive life coach. She works with people to help them move through blocks in their life, and works with people and their pets to assist them in coming to a deeper understanding of each other. MacKinnon is currently writing her first book focusing on the healing power of animals. For more information about MacKinnon or to schedule an appointment, visit her Web site at http://www.daniellemackinnon.com.

Do animals have a soul and How can we communicate with your pet? Danielle MacKinnon

With a passionate connection to the animal kingdom, Danielle uses her intuitive abilities to help pets and their humans reach a deeper understanding of each other. Animals trust her to help them communicate with their humans and humans trust her to help them get their message through with love and compassion.

Animals and Soul Contracts: Unconditional Love

Animals & Humans Soul contracts – Danielle MacKinnon, Boston MA

Soul Contract Intuitive, Animal Intuitive and Intuitive Coach, Danielle MacKinnon was recently named one of Bob Olson’s “Top 10 Best Psychic Mediums.” Using Soul Contracts as a foundation, she offers a fresh perspective on working deeply with pets, relationships, developing intuition, and spiritual growth.
Intensely connected to the animal kingdom, Danielle communicates with pets and their humans effortlessly. She uses her skills to help animals and their people better understand one another while working toward a common goal: happiness. Her particular gift is in revealing the Soul Contract between pet and human which, once determined, can open the door to a more fulfilling, more balanced and happier relationship.
Armed with the belief that grounding and clarity lead the way to soul-level peace, Danielle facilitates and inspires evolution within each of her clients. Her unique method enlightens, enlivens and excites her clients as they use her insight to make lasting, positive change in their lives. Danielle’s Soul Contract readings have assisted many in understanding the “why” behind their troubled relationships — and when armed with the “why” the “how” becomes illuminated as well.

Interview with Matthew Fox by Sharon Callahan

Interview with Matthew Fox by Sharon Callahan on a very inspiring topic touching on animal advocacy and relationship.

Call to Compassion Religious Perspectives on Animal Advocacy ~ Anthony J. Nocella, II, Lisa Kemmerer

Covering doctrine and the lived experience of the world’s religious practitioners, Call to Compassion is a collection of stirring and passionate essays on the place of animals within the philosophical, cultural, and everyday milieus of spiritual practices both ancient and modern. From Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism, through the Abrahamic traditions, to contemporary Wiccan and Native American
spirituality, Call to Compassion charts the complex ways we interact with the world around us.

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Anthony J. Nocella II is a pacifist and Quaker who provides nonviolent and conflict transformation workshops to community centers, schools, universities, law enforcement, and in prisons. He works with American Friends Services Committee and the Alternatives to Violence Project. He is working on his Ph.D. in Social Science and a Masters in Education at Syracuse University. He has established three academic journals, assisted in establishing dozens of NGOs around the Americas, and has published more than two-dozen articles and co-edited Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of the Earth (AK Press 2006) with Steve Best.

Lisa Kemmerer (B.A. in international studies, Reed College; M.T.S. in comparative religions, Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D. in philosophy, University of Glasgow, Scotland) is a philosopher-activist, artist, and lover of wild places, who has hiked, biked, kayaked, backpacked, and traveled widely. She is the author of In Search of Consistency: Ethics and Animals (Brill 2006) and Religion and Animals: Rightful Relations (Oxford 2011), and (in addition to co-editing this volume) the editor of Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice (University of Illinois Press, 2011) and Primate People: Personal Stories of Advocacy and Adventure (University of Utah Press, 2011). She is currently editing three other anthologies (Women as Animal Advocates and Activists: International Insights from the Front Lines; Links of Life: Earth and Animal Liberation; and an untitled anthology on activism on behalf of bears). She has published a dozen chapters in books and encyclopedias, and has nearly thirty articles in print. Kemmerer is currently associate professor of philosophy and religions at Montana State University, Billings.

Call to Compassion by Lisa Kemmerer and Anthony Nocella

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