Straight from the Horse's Mouth: How to Talk to Animals and Get Answers Hardcover – Jun 12 2001
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When an animal is truly a family member, you want to communicate with it as completely as you do with human members, but how? Amelia Kinkade is here to show you, with plenty of tools for direct and serious conversation with your four-legged friends. Foes of anthropomorphism, beware: if you don't assume that animals have similar emotional responses to ours, you're liable to find this book a bunch of hooey. Kinkade's techniques involve various methods of telepathy, from sending specific questions like "what's your favorite food?" to receiving emotions like sadness or joy. Her years of experience working with pet owners and rescue services give Kinkade a wealth of fascinating stories. Conversations relayed between unhappy animals and their humans can be instructive to an amazing point--one horse knew he needed an iron supplement, while a cancer-ridden dog apologized to his owner for being "such a burden." Simple ideas seem relatively easy to trade. When leaving for a weekend trip, it's easy to observe an agitated dog or kitty. Calmly relaying facts about how long you'll be gone and what she should expect while you're gone can go a long way toward solving everything from tummy upsets to malicious shredding of furniture. More advanced students of Kinkade's methods can visually find specific causes of pain in animals and listen to what they need from their humans to heal. As with other books on telepathy, you won't find research or studies here. But if you have an open mind and willingness to experiment, Straight from the Horse's Mouth can open up satisfying new dimensions in your relationships with all animals. --Jill Lightner
From Publishers Weekly
Listed in The Top 100 Psychics in America, Kinkade is sought after by veterinarians and animal lovers around the world for her skill in locating lost pets, divining why an animal has lost its appetite or if it's close to death. She has communed with horses, dogs, cats, birds and even such zoo animals as elephants and jaguars. Peppered with heartwarming anecdotes about some of her cases, her book is primarily a guide to becoming an animal communicator something she believes is possible for any animal lover. The exercises she prescribes involve deep breathing, centering, asking many questions and keeping a "Paws and Listen" notebook. A true friend to animals, Kinkade also has strong opinions about animals' health and diet: "Aside from complaints about vaccinations, cats and dogs tell me the biggest culprit in destroying their health and happiness is commercial pet food." She encourages finding a holistic veterinarian and is adamant that we need to listen to animals more closely and to treat them with more tenderness overall. The last chapter, in which Kinkade reprints Albert Schweitzer's "Man and Creature," underscores her point. An excellent appendix lists, among other resources, companies that do no testing on animals. Agent, Jo Fagan, Jane Dystel Literary Management. (On-sale: June 12)Forecast: A first-rate guide for those who wish to talk to animals, this book may not satisfy readers who primarily enjoy stories of human-animal communion. On her nine-city author tour, Kinkade is bound to attract both the committed and the curious.
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I have studied the methods of other animal communicators, and purchased their books and tapes. This really is the best I have found.
I also have her CD which can be purchased from her web site, and it is wonderful as well.
I have struggled and tried to listen to animals for years, this book is the key I have needed. It has helped to open my mind and has provided me with lessons to follow so I can continue working on my own ability to hear animals.
For many of us the ability to communicate is a rusty skill, it takes time and daily practice to become good at it. The easy to follow lessons will help you along your way.
I hadn’t heard of <b>Amelia Kinkade</b> or the wonderful practice of “animal communication”. She happens to be <i>Rue McClanahan’s</i> niece. She spins narrow-minded perception and the human illusion of superiority on its head. The question of whether other mammals and every other animal speaks, reasons, and has opinions are the chief reason for presuming inferiority and disposability. Imagine how many fewer would be eaten or killed for being homeless, if you witnessed or held for yourself a two-way conversation with them! Their lives depend on us having this information.
I hope <b>Amelia</b> teaches in Canada. She reaches unhesitatingly into the soul of loving animals as family; revealing they do think of us as “Mom & Dad” and their answer to everyone’s most poignant question: “Do they know how much I love them?”.... is an easy YES! Tears streamed, when she described what it was like the moment her cat crossed over of natural causes. I rejoiced at finding this book. It refreshed my grieving soul. I need it again, unfortunately for our sweet cat son, gone twenty years too soon. I’ll try to take heart that our connection hasn’t gone anywhere.
It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. But, most of all, it will teach you how to communicate with your beloved animals as well as with wild ones.
In this book, Amelia unfolds her journey into the world of animal communication. You'll read the story of her first encounter with an animal communicator and how this incident change her life. It took no magic wands to open the door for her. And it will take nothing more for you.
In her book the various levels of animal communication are divided in chapters: Of feeling, of seeing, of hearing and of communicating across the borders of time and space. Of all the books that deal with this subject, this is the one that finally made it clear. By dealing with each kind of communication separately, it's easy for the novice to understand what it's all about. Moreover, in each chapter you will be provided with exercises/meditations to help you do it yourself. And, believe me, you could never believe how easy it is.
Also, the book is filled with anecdotes and incidents from Amelia's experience. And it includes the most heart-felt prayer to Shekmet I've ever read. No matter what your faith is, this little prayer will make you weep.
This book has been a key to a greater world for me. It can work the same for you too.
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Highly recommended if you want to understand your pets on a whole other levelPublished 15 months ago by Bridget
I really enjoyed this book. She has good exercises for practicing. My only wish is that she had meditation cds available.Published on Nov. 15 2013 by amazingest
Fantastically simple guide, for communicating with our animals, yet it works. Helps the novice get started, and explains how to become adept at inter species communication. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2003 by Arlene Millman
Words cannot express how much I enjoyed this book - as a horse and cat owner (guardian) Kinkade's work has not only enriched my relationships with my animal family, but... Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2003 by MaverickMom
Amelia Kinkade's abilities are nothing short of miraculous. I thank her for sharing her gift with readers and helping us all to become more responsible pet parents and make us... Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2002
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