Soul among Lions: The Cougar as Peaceful Adversary


Skilled predators prized by hunters and cursed by ranchers, mountain lions are the wild soul of the American West. Now a wildlife biologist brings you nose to nose with the elusive cougar. Harley Shaw shares dramatic stories culled from his years of studying mountain lions, separating fact from myth regarding their habits while raising serious questions about mankind's relationship with this commanding creature.

"Most of us move into the country because we love wildlife," writes Shaw. "But none of us will tolerate having our pets or children eaten. . . . When lion/human encounters occur, the lion (or bear, or wolf) always ultimately loses."

Soul among Lions offers us a chance to consider the true meaning of that loss.

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Minding Animals: Awareness, Emotions, and Heart


In Minding Animals, Marc Bekoff takes us on an exhilarating tour of the emotional and mental world of animals, where we meet creatures who do amazing things and whose lives are filled with mysteries.
Following in the footsteps of Konrad Lorenz and Niko Tinbergen, Bekoff has spent the last 30 years studying animals of every stripe--from coyotes in Wyoming to penguins in Antarctica. He draws on this vast experience, as well as on the observations of other naturalists, to offer readers fascinating stories of animal behavior, including grooming and gossip, feeding patterns, dreaming, dominance, and mating behavior. He offers a thought-provoking look at animal cognition, intelligence, and consciousness and he presents vivid examples of animal passions, highlighting the deep emotional lives of our animal kin. All this serves as background for his thoughtful conclusions about humility and animal protection and animal well-being, where he urges a new paradigm of respect, grace, compassion, and love for all animals.
Minding Animals is an important contribution to our understanding of animal consciousness, a major work that will be a must read for anyone who loves nature.
"To find out about the rich emotional life of nonhuman species, read Minding Animals."---Natural History

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Meditations with Animals: A Native American Bestiary


Published in 1986, Meditations with Animals was the first bestiary ever compiled from Native Americans showing the guiding roles animals have played in their spiritual history. These stories and poems contain the rites and rituals of a variety of tribes, depicting a world unified by the belief that the animal spirit dwells within each of us. With the power given him by the animals, man can transcend his earthly world and enter into a unique oneness with things seen and not seen by the senses. “In this collection of verse and story", says Thomas Berry in his introduction, "we are brought into the primordial community of the universe, the Earth, and all living things.”


Following the Reindeer Woman - Path of Peace and Harmony


Drawing upon myths, dreams, stories, and film, bestselling author Linda Leonard explores the reindeer as an archetype of feminine energy and as a symbol that can inspire both men and women in their spiritual development and serve as an image of hope, peace, and harmony in the ecologically dark times in which we now live. She takes readers with her on her luminous pilgrimage through Siberia, Lapland and Alaska, where reindeer are messengers between heaven and earth, bridges between spirit and nature, and gives us a map of the sacred, nourishing us with unforgettable ideas and inspiration.


The Emotional Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy - and Why They Matter


Based on award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff's years studying social communication in a wide range of species, this important book shows that animals have rich emotional lives. Bekoff skillfully blends extraordinary stories of animal joy, empathy, grief, embarrassment, anger, and love with the latest scientific research confirming the existence of emotions that common sense and experience have long implied. Filled with Bekoff's light humor and touching stories, The Emotional Lives of Animals is a clarion call for reassessing both how we view animals and how we treat them.

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Animal Speak - CD


With over 415,000 copies of his book Animal-Speak (Llewellyn, 1993) in print, Ted Andrews has become the number-one authority on learning how to connect to the spiritual power of our animal totems. Now with this original author adaptation of Animal-Speak, Andrews presents an audio workshop to help listeners identify, access, and understand their own animal spirits. Filled with teaching stories collected from almost thirty years of presenting this material to students across the world, this program features: - How to determine your own "power animals"--your personal totems and allies - Uncovering your own hidden strengths and talents through the medium of your animal guides - Learning to understand the "language" of animals--both wild and domestic - Methods for calling on the protective power of your animal guardians - How every encounter with a living creature can become an epiphany of the heart--as well as a message from the divine--and more For any spiritual seeker looking for an authentic way to reconnect with the living energy of the natural world, best-selling author Ted Andrews provides an invaluable key with Animal-Speak--the art of calling upon the power of the animals in our lives.


The Archetypal Symbolism of Animals


In The Archetypal Symbolism of Animals, Barbara Hannah, a student and a close friend of C.G. Jung, presents lectures on the symbolic meaning of several domestic and wild animals. According to Jung, the animal is sublime and, in fact, represents the "divine" side of the human psyche. He believed that animals live much more in contact with a "secret" order in nature itself and—far more than human beings—live in close contact with "absolute knowledge" of the unconscious. In contrast to humankind, the animal is the living being that follows its own inner laws beyond good and evil—and is, in this sense, superior.

Hannah’s previously published lectures were on the cat, dog, and horse. These lectures add material on the serpent, the lion, the cow, and the bull, illustrating how, in the light of consciousness, the archetypal images of animals can be positive and helpful. Here Hannah shows how our animal nature can become the psychic source of renewal and natural wholeness.

The Archetypal Symbolism of Animals is volume 2 in the "Polarities of the Psyche" series, edited by Emmanuel Kennedy-Xypolitas. This series focuses on the broad theme of the opposites in the psyche. In 2004, Chiron published the first volume, Lectures on Jung’s Aion, by Barbara Hannah and Marie-Louise von Franz. The next volume planned is Barbara Hannah's Animus: The Spirit of Inner Truth in Women.

This volume and its companions in the series are invaluable resources for a deeper understanding of Jung's ideas on archetypes in the human psyche.


Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small


The animal world has much to teach us. Some animals are experts at survival and adaptation, some never get cancer, some embody strength and courage while others exude playfulness. Animals remind us of the potential we can unfold, but before we can learn from them, we must must first be able to speak with them.

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Animal Guides: In Life, Myth and Dreams


Ever since Paleolithic people learned to draw animal forms on the walls of caves, we human have shown a mixed reaction to the animal world On the one hand we have worshiped animals as if they were gods, and on the other treated them as personal possessions to be loved and cared for.

Neil Russack has given us a beautiful and moving narrative of his experience of animals-dogs, waterbirds, deer, whales, snakes, elephants, elk, geese, frogs, dolphins, horses & many more-teasing out their psychological meaning through the use of mythology, poetry, dreams and case materials.

In harmony with Jung's theory of the collective unconscious, he places his animals each in an archetypal setting represented by the traditional four elements is made possible by another archetype, which is the initiatory act of going into the unconscious.

CONTENTS: 1) Isolation & Alienation 2) Animal Healing (Soul, Energy, Guardian, Body & Guide) 3) Through the Gate of the Snake 4) Initiation by Water (Octopus & Spiral * Waterbird *Geese * Duck, Goose & Heron * Frog * Dolphins * Whales 5) Initiation by Earth (Elephants * Deer & Elk * Boar * Horses) 6) Initiation by Fire (Imagination and Transcendence * Fire Dragon & Unicorn * Death Dragon * The Phoenix & the 1995 Pt. Reyes Fire * Guerranero, Dream Animal * Osprey * Owl 7) Returning Home (Town, Nature, the Human World * Animals in My Office)


Animal Presences, Uniform Edition, Volume 9


Since the 1980s James Hillman, the best-selling author and founder of

Archetypal Psychology has written and lectured extensively on the

presence of animals in our conscious and unconscious lives. Volume 9

of the Uniform Edition of the Writings of James Hillman unites, for

the first time, his papers and lectures on the subjects of animals,

including "Animal Kingdom in the Human Dream" (1982), "Dream

Animals" (1997), "Culture and the Animal Soul" (1994/1997), and

"Learning from Animals" (1999).