"Chakra Animals is insightful, informative, and extremely readable. Angelica Stuart's love of the subject, and her readers, is obvious on every page."--Richard Webster, author of Is Your Pet Psychic? and Living in Your Soul's Light
Bathe Your Soul in the Ethereal Energy of the Animal-Spirit Realm
The animals of the world are filled with insights and lessons for their human friends. Chakra Animals shares the chakra wisdom of fifty familiar North American animals to support you in making changes in your life, especially in areas where you may be struggling. Developing your connection to the animals that you resonate with is an important and fun activity that enhances your spirituality and sense of wellness, for example:
Call on the turtle in the heart chakra for those times you need support opening your heart and emerging from your shell.
If you connect to bear and the heart chakra, it may mean you need to climb into a warm and cozy den for a period of healing and rejuvenation.
Work with the butterfly in the crown chakra when journeying into higher realms of consciousness and reconnecting with the beauty you find there.
In this book, you will discover chakra interpretations for each of the seven chakras for all fifty animals--350 bite-sized bits of chakra wisdom in all These insights will help you focus on specific goals that are important to you and they will help you remove inner blocks that may be holding you back. You will also discover tips and techniques for integrating the chakra wisdom into your life and stories of personal transformation to help you process the profound guidance the animals share with you.
"Angelica Stuart's Chakra Animals stands out among contemporary intuitive, oracular, and divinatory tools. Its images are of animals and it speaks of their sacred power in the very energy centers that translate light to form: the Chakras."--Orion Foxwood, author of The Faery Teachings
"We humans love to ally ourselves with other animals, and Chakra Animals allows us to internalize the energies of fifty different beings while using the seven primary chakras as a road map. Angelica Stuart provides an introduction to these valuable relationships, helping the reader to understand some of the ways in which the animals can guide us through personal growth and spiritual development."--Lupa, author of New Paths to Animal Totems
"This book belongs on every animal lover's shelf--and it's a particularly great gift for young people who are on fire to save animals but are unsure where to start. Hooray " --Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig and The Soul of an Octopus
The Animal Lover's Guide to Changing the World is the inspiring, accessible, and empowering book for everyone who loves animals and wants to live a more animal-friendly life, even if they aren't ready to join a movement or give up bacon.
With more than 7.5 billion people on the planet, wildlife is going extinct at the fastest rate since the dinosaurs. Three to four million dogs and cats are killed in shelters every year; billions of chickens, pigs, and cows are killed for food; and countless animals are killed in research labs or their habitat. The numbers are daunting, but there's good news too Even one person truly can make a difference without breaking the bank.
With Stephanie Feldstein's straightforward and encouraging guidance, readers will learn how to take action to create a better world for the animals we love. It starts with changes as simple as taking a shorter shower, skipping meat once a week, wearing "this" not "that," and extends all the way to online activism and politics.
The animals need us; so let's get on with some world changing
The bestselling book that asks what dogs know and how they think. The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human.Horowitz introduces the reader to dogs' perceptual and cognitive abilities and then draws a picture of what it might be like to be a dog. What's it like to be able to smell not just every bit of open food in the house but also to smell sadness in humans, or even the passage of time? How does a tiny dog manage to play successfully with a Great Dane? What is it like to hear the bodily vibrations of insects or the hum of a fluorescent light? Why must a person on a bicycle be chased? What's it like to use your mouth as a hand? In short, what is it like for a dog to experience life from two feet off the ground, amidst the smells of the sidewalk, gazing at our ankles or knees? Inside of a Dog explains these things and much more. The answers can be surprising--once we set aside our natural inclination to anthropomorphize dogs. Inside of a Dog also contains up-to-the-minute research--on dogs' detection of disease, the secrets of their tails, and their skill at reading our attention--that Horowitz puts into useful context. Although not a formal training guide, Inside of a Dog has practical application for dog lovers interested in understanding why their dogs do what they do. With a light touch and the weight of science behind her, Alexandra Horowitz examines the animal we think we know best but may actually understand the least. This book is as close as you can get to knowing about dogs without being a dog yourself.
Dogs and humans have lived together for more than 30,000 years, becoming closer and more interdependent over time. Today, there are dogs in almost 50 percent of American households. This book is not about anthropomorphizing dogs. They are not human. But science is confirming what dog people have always known.
Uniquely written from a dog's perspective, Being a Dog is the most authoritative and current book about dog behavior and cognition. It combines the latest scientific research with enlightening illustrations to give a unique insight into a dog's world. What does it feel like to be a dog? How does a dog view other dogs, other animals, humans? How does a dog see itself? What makes a dog happy or excited, scared or angry?
Some of the exciting discoveries in the book are:
- dogs make use of the "lovers' hormone," Oxytocin
- dogs love us and see us as their family
- dogs rely on humans for affection, protection and everything else
- dogs are the only non-primate animal to look people in the eyes; in fact, they seek out eye contact
- dogs are hopelessly devoted to humans, prioritizing the scent of humans over anything else
- dogs and humans process emotionally laden vocal sounds similarly
- dogs are physically wired to pick up on humans' subtle mood changes
- dogs do not have a sense of self-awareness
- dogs do not see the world in black-and-white but actually most have red-green color blindness
- dogs are very nearsighted compared to humans.
Dog owners are always ready to read about their canine companions. They are so passionate about their pets that they are compelled to believe they know what their dog thinks or feels. Are they right? Being a Dog: The World From Your Dog's Point of View has the answer.
Every dog lover knows the feeling. The nuzzle of a dog's nose, the warmth of them lying at our feet, even their whining when they want to get up on the bed. It really seems like our dogs love us, too. But for years, scientists have resisted that conclusion, warning against anthropomorphizing our pets. Enter Clive Wynne, a pioneering canine behaviorist whose research is helping to usher in a new era: one in which love, not intelligence or submissiveness, is at the heart of the human-canine relationship. Drawing on cutting-edge studies from his lab and others around the world, Wynne shows that affection is the very essence of dogs, from their faces and tails to their brains, hormones, even DNA. This scientific revolution is revealing more about dogs' unique origins, behavior, needs, and hidden depths than we ever imagined possible. A humane, illuminating book, Dog Is Love is essential reading for anyone who has ever loved a dog--and experienced the wonder of being loved back.
A firsthand exploration of the extraordinary abilities and surprising, sometimes life-saving talents of "working dogs"--pups who can sniff out drugs, find explosives, even locate the dead--as told through the experiences of a journalist and her intrepid canine companion, which The New York Times calls "a fascinating, deeply reported journey into the...amazing things dogs can do with their noses."There are thousands of working dogs all over the US and beyond with incredible abilities--they can find missing people, detect drugs and bombs, pinpoint unmarked graves of Civil War soldiers, or even find drowning victims more than two hundred feet below the surface of a lake. These abilities may seem magical or mysterious, but author Cat Warren shows the science, the rigorous training, and the skilled handling that underlie these creatures' amazing abilities. Cat Warren is a university professor and journalist who had tried everything she could think of to harness her dog Solo's boundless energy and enthusiasm...until a behavior coach suggested she try training him to be a "working dog." What started out as a hobby soon became a calling, as Warren was introduced to the hidden universe of dogs who do this essential work and the handlers who train them. Her dog Solo has a fine nose and knows how to use it, but he's only one of many astounding dogs in a varied field. Warren interviews cognitive psychologists, historians, medical examiners, epidemiologists, and forensic anthropologists, as well as the breeders, trainers, and handlers who work with and rely on these intelligent and adaptable animals daily. Along the way, Warren discovers story after story that prove the capabilities--as well as the very real limits--of working dogs and their human partners. Clear-eyed and unsentimental, Warren explains why our partnership with working dogs is woven into the fabric of society, and why we keep finding new uses for the wonderful noses of our four-legged friends.