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Kinship with All Life Paperback – January 28, 1976
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My childhood dog (he passed years ago) also was very sensitive to thought.
Boone's book - Kinship with All Life - proves that these examples are not the exception but the rule. Reading this book (just recently) has changed me forever. One of my all time favorites. I have always assumed dogs were "not too bright" but I have now have great respect for their capacities.
This book is a quick read, but it causes a real paradigm shift in thought. Nothing IN THE UNIVERSE will look the same after you read Boone's little treatise on animals.
One last note - In every book I've read about life after life, there is one constant theme - When the departed talk about returning home to say good-bye to loves ones, they always add "No one in the room could see me or hear my words, but the dog kept barking at me and looked right at me..."
Dogs see through the veil that obscures our own thoughts.
The majority of the book is about the author's consciousness-raising experience with an amazing dog named Strongheart, who taught the author that every creature has within it an aware being. The story of the author's unfoldment of awareness is simply mind-blowing. I am going to buy and give away copies of this little book to all of my friends. It's NOT just about animals, and communication with them, but about life, the universe, and everything (no joke!). From his interaction with animals the author gained insight into the nature of existence itself.
Even if every story in the book was made-up, it still wouldn't detract from it's impact -- these are well-written stories which all have a deep and inspiring message.
I can't recommend this book highly enough, I consider it a must-read for every human being. Published in 1954, it is still in print, which should tell you something about the quality of this narrative.
Enlightening and inspirational!
This read was well worth the small investment of time. I read it while my wife and I were expecting our first child. Late in the pregnancy we started filling our nest with baby necessities. To save money we borrowed a crib from a casual, but generous colleague of my wife. I've never been to their home before and I doubt that my wife had either. As soon as we stepped out of our car, their dog began pacing, barking, growling and getting really worked up. I could imagine lots of reasons: we're strangers; we're a threat to the woman and her child; we're taking their sentimental crib that contains all of their scents, etc.
I've been bitten by strange dogs before, but I shrugged and thought this would be an ideal time to try out Boone's advice. I approached the dog, not the host, when the door was opened. While the dog backed up growling and posturing, I mentally told the dog that we're invited guests; that we are expecting a baby that we'll love just like this family loves theirs, that they're lucky to have such a loyal and brave dog in their home; how pretty the dog is; how if she calmed down I could pat her and tour the house; that we'll return the crib afterwards and so on. Well, to the astonishment of my wife, myself and most of all the hostess, the dog calmed down, wagged her tail and licked my face! I was glad to make a new friend. The hostess kept going on and on about how she couldn't believe that I was able to calm this particular dog - and so fast! I have had similar experiences with other animals whose 'owners' caution me 'don't like anybody'.Read more ›
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This is a beautifully written little book about the intelligence of animals. I wish I had seen Strongheart in his glory days.Published 16 days ago by Sharon in Pittsburgh
Sweet little book that was highly recommended to me by a friend. Teaches an enlightening lesson to kids of all ages. I also highly recommend itPublished 26 days ago by angel
I wish I had read this book the first time I heard about it many years ago. Such a profound but simple book! It was a fast read but yet the stories stayed with me and will always. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patrice
I liked this book very much - read it for the first time years ago.Published 3 months ago by Mariah Russell