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Animals and the Afterlife: True Stories of Our Best Friends' Journey Beyond Death Paperback – February 1, 2006
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As an adult, Kim's life changed direction. First, she earned degrees in Psychology and Clinical Hypnotherapy. Then, she studied health and nutrition; earned a degree in Naturopathy; and became a respected health writer, researcher, and nutritional consultant. Along with her husband, she co-authored the book, Uncooking with Jameth and Kim, and co-founded HealthForce Nutritionals, Inc., which offers nutritional supplements worldwide for both humans and animals (including the famous Green Mush'). Kim never outgrew her childhood interests, however. Her spare time was spent exploring the spiritual path, as well as volunteering for various organizations on behalf of animals. Being a devoted animal lover, she also operated a dog walking and pet-sitting service, and she began welcoming rescued rats into her home (which has become known as the Rat Refuge and provides sanctuary for a multitude of very happy rescued rats).
While grieving the loss of a beloved animal companion, Kim unexpectedly began to receive signs and messages from the Other Side. This led her on an incredible journey into the realm of animals and the afterlife, bringing her full circle to the path begun in childhood. Today she is a highly respected and sought after expert on life after death for animals, and her time is devoted not only to animals but to those who are left behind when they pass.
Kim Sheridan is a popular guest on radio and television; and she is an acclaimed lecturer and workshop leader, providing support to those whose beloved animal companions have passed. She is also the founder of Compassion Circle, with a mission to expand the circle of compassion to all beings. Kim has been listed in "Who's Who in Executives and Professionals", "2,000 Notable American Women", and "Great Minds of the 21st Century". She lives in Southern California with her husband and their beloved animal family. Her goal is to make the world a better place, and to teach compassion and respect for all.
Top Customer Reviews
If you've ever lost a beloved pet, then this is the book to read.
The loss of a pet can be so overwhelming. With this book, you know you are not alone in your grief. You will also know that your pet, without a doubt lives on and is most likely is still with you! You will know what signs to look for by hearing others tell their inspirational stories!
What a gift this book is, in the presence of grief!!
It is very well written and will keep you turning the pages for more.
I would highly recommend!!!! The value is priceless to someone who has lost a beloved animal companion.
Even those who consider themselves skeptics, I believe, might find themselves resonating with specific narratives -- perhaps even, in their hearts, saying to themselves "This happened to me once!!!"
"Anima" is the ancient Latin word for "soul" -- just add an "L" to "Anima" and what do you get? This book is a fitting tribute to those non-human beings who shower us with unconditional love and devotion, and whose actions towards us sometimes go far beyond the call of duty, these pets who touch our souls and emotions, even after their deaths, with a love and concern sometimes far above what we expect in this world.
I think Kim Sheridan (who shows a great compassion, love and sensitivity towards her animal companions) has done a masterful job in putting this book together; I especially admire the way she puts specific narratives together in certain sections. I know this book must have been a labor of love.
Mahatma Ghandi once said something about how "a nation is known by the way it treats its animals". Well, this book, "Animals and the Afterlife" is populated not only by a wonderful "nation" of caring human beings, but especially by a fascinating array of loving, caring pets who even after dying have not forgotten the beloved people with whom they shared their lives.
Central to the book are scores of first-person accounts of contact with beloved animal companions from the "other side." The informants' demographics cut broadly across regional, cultural, educational and career lines. Ms. Sheridan adds her own commentaries, placing each anecdote in a more general context. These range from humane issues to metaphysical wisdom. Her own profound connection to animals provides a through-line of touching personal experiences and incisive observations as well. Types of "other-side" contact can take many forms, and Ms. Sheridan devotes a chapter to each. These include visual (in both dreams and waking visions), as well as hearing, smell, and touch. Some people receive messages through mediums or animal communicators.
While these are inescapably stories involving loss, tragedy, and grief, I found them uplifting rather than depressing. Each is a moving testament to the kind of love which can bind together individuals of different species, even beyond death. Each account attains closure with spiritual comfort, consolation and hope. The chapter on grief provides such wise counsel and compassionate insights, that it should be required reading for all veterinary and shelter personnel, as well as clergy and psychologists. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who is dealing with grief over the passing of a beloved animal companion, or who is facing such a loss. It will also be interesting to anyone curious about the spiritual aspect of animals.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very sweet and uplifting book. It's long, with lots of stories of evidence of animals in the afterlife. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by K. Sutherland
This was great and helped me move on from losing my 11 year old Irish Setter. This is beautifulPublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
I just lost my beloved cat Romeo at only 5 years old. He died in his sleep, and wasn't sick at all. It was such a shock to find him gone. He had the most big beautiful blue eyes! Read morePublished 12 days ago by Cheryl Gibbons
These stories are from people all around the world about their connection to a pet that has crossed over. Kim is an animal communicator & is into health & nutrition. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Ginger
The author's love and compassion for animals is wonderful. I learned to see rats in a whole new way and would get one if they didn't live such a short time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Trish
I bought this book hoping it would help me through a terrible loss of my cat, not just a cat, but my pretty girl of 2O years who was and is a part of my heart and soul. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
One of the best books I've read. For everyone who's ever lost a loved pet, this is just part of the book, but to me, I had not only just lost a loved cat named Reno, but the book... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kathy HL
I will never look at rodents the same way. I cried to see a sick mouse in my kitchen and actually put it outside very gently. It was so cute!Published 2 months ago by Carolyn Jaynes