Book Review

Animal Communication: Our Sacred Connection

bengal cat

Tsunami “Nami” our Bengal cat

My favorite childhood books involved talking animals. That is, they had conversations

black dog

Garnet , our Schnauffen Pinscher

with each other, not with people, but they had rich social lives and lived in harmony with their surroundings. The Mother Westwind Series by Thornton W. Burgess was a favorite, as was Winnie the Pooh, which a neighbor read to her children, and sometimes my sister and I got to listen. There was an early series about a billy goat, and the list goes on and on. Everyone thought I’d love Wind in the Willows, but I never did. The characterization of the animals was just off.

sugar glider

One of our young sugar gliders, resting on my daughter’s shoulder.

I begged my parents mercilessly for animals of all kinds, and they finally gave in to cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, and dogs. My husband has been even more expansive. We’ve had more cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, and dogs. Not stopping there, we’ve also had rats, sugar gliders, snakes, ferrets, fish, and parrots. I love animals and they seem to like me. I feel like they are not mere animals, but equals with rights, thoughts, and needs of their own. So it is no surprise to anyone who knows me that I am interested in animal communication. One of my parrots recently received a free reading from a reputable communicator and friend, which you can see on my companion animal blog, Garnet’s Gambit.

I’ve been reading about animal communication techniques, wishing I could talk to my animals as theAnimal Communication: Our Sacred Connection, Jacquelin Smith

friends that they are. I recently completed Animal Communication: Our Sacred Connection by Jacquelin Smith.

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” Tribble, our Schnauffen Peagle

Some of the book was devoted to teaching readers about hearing their animals’ communications. Far more of it was about her own experiences and the way animals think, feel, and operate in the world. It was a good read, and I recommend it, whether you seek to communicate with animals our not. I’d like to leave you with this quote from her book (page 194):

“A step forward would be for us to allow animals to be who they are and stop trying to make them human-like.And even though animal friends reflect various attitudes and energies for us, it is important to look beyond those reflections, as with the form, in order to see their true souls. The ancient art of communicating silently with our animal companions and other species gives us the opportunity to reconnect with them, ourselves, our basic roots in Nature, and ultimately, with the Creator. By returning to our inner senses – our spiritual self – we experience universal love and truth. We can then remember and experience our ties with the Earth, animals, sun, moon, stars, other galaxies, and beyond. None of this can come from intellect, but from connecting with our intuition and divinity.”

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Jazz, our red miniature poodle.

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  1. Nami looks so handsome! Is it a he or she? Nami in Japan is for girls.

    Sounds like a great book tho I am a little bit confused with the quote. It’s not an easy paragraph to understand for me.

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    • Nami is a spayed female.
      I’m sorry the quote is difficult. I’m not sure if it’s because it addresses the American culture’s view of animals, which is very different from what you’ve explained about the Indonesian view of animals. The problem could also be the odd wording. To be honest, I think that there are many native English-speakers who are a bit confused by the concepts introduced – because they are a bit foreign to them. It is provocative to many people’s way of thinking.
      Sorry to be confusing. Your English is really good, so I suspect the problem is a cultural difference.

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      • I think it’s both. The wording is too difficult, kinda like reading social journal (fortunately I have problem with science journal) and the cultural thing.

        No need to apologize 🙂 it’s just me. It’s like when I read a book and the writing is too out of the world for me. Thank you for the compliment 🙂

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    • I can’t believe that I forgot those! The turtles still make me sad, since they were removed due to salmonella concerns (I couldn’t stop kissing them!). Thanks for chiming in.

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