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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Dell (August 7, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440509122
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440509127
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,209 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

"Animal communication is nothing new or controversial," Gurney writes. "The question is not `When did we begin to be able to communicate with other species?' but `When did we stop?' " Of the many new books on interspecies communication, Gurney's is one of the most down-to-earth and thorough. Based on her HeartTalk Program through which Gurney has worked with 6,000 people seeking better communication with their "animal companions" (a term favored by animal communicators as more egalitarian than "pet") her book offers clear steps for reaching animals and will enhance readers' understanding of the creatures in their lives. Gurney also discusses how to choose an appropriate animal companion, how to prepare for his or her death (one of the most tender sections is a list of 18 ways to commemorate deceased pets) and how to ground and center oneself in preparation for communicating with an animal. Written in a smooth, cheery and encouraging tone she's partial to exclamation points and statements like "If I could do it, anyone can!" Gurney's descriptions of her own successful communication with dogs, horses and cats will convince those sympathetic to her message. Yet some of Gurney's advice may test even her most credulous readers: her exercises with animals who have died and with missing animals, for example, may raise some eyebrows. But for the most part, this book is helpful and enthralling. B&w photos. Agent, Jody Rein. (Aug. 14) Forecast: Though some will be put off by Gurney's occasionally corny sentimentality, many pet owners will welcome this book. Enthusiastic blurbs from vets (and more randomly, actress Linda Gray) should help sales.

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“Of the many new books on interspecies communication, Gurney's is one of the most down-to-earth and thorough.... [H]er book offers clear steps for reaching animals and will enhance readers' understanding of the creatures in their lives.... helpful and enthralling.”
Publishers Weekly

“Carol brings her special gift to animal guardians with this book. I have found her insights and communications very helpful with many of my patients. Her gentle and caring touch in communicating with animals brings comfort to their guardians, and her perceptions and insights can provide useful information to the holistic veterinary practitioner.”
— Charles E. Loops, D.V.M.

“In The Language of Animals, Carol beautifully and poignantly shares her insightful communication exercises and heartfelt program. Be reading this book, you too can enjoy a deeper connection to the magical kingdom of animals and further understand these incredible healers of the heart.”
— James Van Praagh, New York Times bestselling author of Talking to Heaven

“I took a workshop with Carol Gurney many years ago, and it totally turned around how I relate to animals. In this wonderful, warm book Carol will teach you the skills of communication with animals, and you will be forever grateful.”
— Louise L. Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life

The Language of Animals offers us great possibilities in deepening our connections with our kindred spirits. Carol's program can help us get in touch with levels of connection beyond our normal recognition.”
— Allen M. Schoen, D.V.M., MS, author of Kindred Spirits, and Director of Veterinary Institute for Therapeutic Alternatives (VITA)

“Carol Gurney can really express herself when it comes to teaching the art of communicating with animals. And believe me, it works! Carol's HeartTalk ProgramSM goes beyond talking with animals. It is a marvelous way to expand our relationships with the animals in our lives.”
— Arthur Myers, author of Communicating with Animals



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It is a well written and easy to understand book but sooo interesting.
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After reading Carol's book, you will know what your animal is trying to say.
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Thanks Carol for a fantastic book that will enlighten and help millions!
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97 of 102 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 7, 2001
Format: Paperback
Bring out the tissues! I cried from the first example of animal communication she gave to the last. She puts the practical, step by step instructions right up front (where I could skip over them and get right to actual messages which she had received, which are conveniently in italics!).
For those considering doing this for a living, as Carol does, she covers: long distance communication, choosing a pet and having a pet help you choose another pet, behavior problems, moving a household without losing a pet, finding lost animals (this is her specialty, though she spent as much time on every other topic as this one), helping sick and injured animals, and facing death with animals.
The only thing you have to do is work through the exercises (some require a partner)- and decide how much to charge. The exercises are extremely easy, and only require about 10 minutes (except for the long relaxation/meditation one). I was able to describe the first excercise to my skeptical husband in such a brief and easy way that he actually agreed to be my partner. We were amazed when he was able to accurately receive my thoughts! The excercises work, and it was no effort or time at all.
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Mary J. Getten on October 19, 2001
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The Language of Animals is THE BEST communication book on the market. It is clear and concise - a step by step plan that anyone can follow. Carol offers great exercises with fun and interesting examples. I just ordered a dozen to sell at my How to Communicate with Animals workshops. Thanks Carol for a fantastic book that will enlighten and help millions!
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By S. Gonzales on September 18, 2001
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Wow, so many kind words, so little space. This book is for every animal lover that knew their animal was trying to tell them something, but just wasn't quite sure. After reading Carol's book, you will know what your animal is trying to say. Carol's book is so wonderful, so easy to read, which makes her teaching's easy to understand and practice. I have purchased copies for my friends, and they are now communicating with their animals. Make sure once you have opened the book, you have enought time to finish it. You will not want to put it down. You will also need a box of kleenex for Carol's touching stories. Animals are so very special and do so much for us. This book will help you do something for them. Hear them, love them and understand them! From my heart to yours, Thank you Carol:)
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 2, 2001
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Gifted Animal Communicator Carol Gurney has written an easy to read book which covers all aspects of learning to communicate with your pet. It also explains to the reader from a spiritual aspect why your pet is in your life and how they teach us important life lessons, especially about love. The book also covers many aspects of pet ownership including specific help with lost animals, issues surrounding death and dying and solving behavior problems.
I found it to be a sensitive, compassionate book with many anecdotal stories from Carol's years as a professional Animal Communicator. No one will ever look at an animal again and not see the wisdom and love that resides in each animal and how they enrich our lives.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a deeper, more personal relationship with their animal. A must read!
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55 of 64 people found the following review helpful By kkg17 on April 28, 2003
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What I liked about the book was that it gave me validations on some "communications" I've received from my dogs. Their communication came to me the way she said they could. Their thought or opinion just flashed into my brain from their brain. They don't have to be looking at you; thoughts from them just come, like she says in her book. She says to be "open" to your animal, to let them "say" whatever they want. I did this, and one of my adopted strays brought up things like "I've had a hard life" and "I had to run from cars a lot". When I asked my other dog about her previous life (also a rescue dog) she said "I was bad", meaning she fought w/the other household dogs.
Now, my husband would say that I picked up these things because of prior information I may have already known about them, or was obvious. But after reading her book, I don't think so...
I also liked how she taught us how to communicate with our minds to our animals, explaining things clearly to them. The dogs act like they aren't paying attention, but they are-- just like she says in her book.
I don't have the time or patience to "meditate" for long periods, as she recommends, in order to reach your "center" where you can communicate w/animals. That part seemed a little too touchy feely.
I am glad I read this book, and glad that I have it on my bookshelf. It had some helpful "tidbits" and the examples of what SHE did were interesting to read but don't think it is practical enough to recommend. I certainly don't feel like I can go out and understand the thoughts of animals because I read this book, but maybe it's because I'm not willing to put in all the "touchy feely" time that may be needed to do it. However, it did give me a few tips for communicating w/my own dogs.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Shari K. Owen on September 4, 2001
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I thought I was reading a book to teach me how to communicate with animals, but I got so much more. This book helps me not only relate to animals better but to people as well. It really put me in a compassionate place. Carol's writing is so clear that I felt like I was sitting in one of her classes. It was like she was speaking directly to me. I could literally feel her love of animals touching me through her book. Thank you Carol for such a wonderful gift! I have already bought this book for 4 of my friends. (and their owners!) :)
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