With The Soul of All Living Creatures, Virga draws from his decades in veterinary practice to reveal how, by striving to perceive the world as animals do, we can enrich our own appreciation of life, enhance our character, nurture our ...
Author: Vint Virga, D.V.M.
As profiled in the New York Times Magazine… Based on the author’s twenty-five years of experience as a veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist, The Soul of All Living Creatures delves into the inner lives of animals – from whales, wolves, and leopards to mice, dogs, and cats – and explores the relationships we forge with them. As an emergency room clinician four years out of veterinary school, Dr. Vint Virga had a life-changing experience: he witnessed the power of simple human contact and compassion to affect the recovery of a dog struggling to survive after being hit by a car. Observing firsthand the remarkably strong connection between humans and animals inspired him to explore the world from the viewpoint of animals and taught him to respect the kinship that connects us. With The Soul of All Living Creatures, Virga draws from his decades in veterinary practice to reveal how, by striving to perceive the world as animals do, we can enrich our own appreciation of life, enhance our character, nurture our relationships, improve our communication with others, reorder our values, and deepen our grasp of spirituality. Virga discerningly illuminates basic traits shared by both humans and animals and makes animal behavior meaningful, relevant, and easy to understand. Insightful and eloquent, The Soul of All Living Creatures offers an intimate journey into the lives of our fellow creatures and a thought-provoking promise of what we can learn from spending time with them.
Spanning the entire life and afterlife of Brio, including his last days and his messages to the author after he passed on, this book also explores Mannes’ investigations into the spiritual life of animals, offering a new understanding of ...
Author: Elena Mannes
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
An exploration of animal spirituality and the ability of animals to communicate with humans even in the afterlife • Chronicles the author’s profound relationship with her dog, Brio, his ability to read her mind and emotions, and the messages she received from him after his death • Shares the author’s research with animal communicators, psychics, and scientists specializing in animal intelligence such as Rupert Sheldrake • Explores animals’ thoughts and feelings, interspecies communication and telepathy, animal souls and the afterlife, and animal reincarnation • Paper with French flaps Looking for companionship after a near-fatal car crash, Elena Mannes, an award-winning television journalist and producer, decided to get her first dog. But what she found with her dog Brio shook the foundations of her physical and spiritual worlds, sending her on a quest to discover the nature of his spiritual origins and to contemplate and seek out the possibility of interspecies communication--even after death. Soon after bringing her puppy home, Mannes realized that the master-companion relationship would not be possible with Brio, who quickly showed that he had a mind--and a spirit--of his own. A healer Mannes visited immediately focused on Brio, exclaiming that he was an old soul. Mannes’s growing curiosity about the intelligence, emotions, and consciousness of Brio and other dogs led her to contact an animal psychic in California who described, with amazing accuracy, Brio’s favorite walks and the author’s apartment from the dog’s point of view. Motivated by her experience, Mannes produced a filmed segment with Diane Sawyer featuring the same psychic, who described Sawyer’s country house and her dog’s favorite spots in the yard. Mannes’s skeptical journalist background compelled her to investigate further. She delved into the world of animal communicators, psychics, and scientists studying animal intelligence, including Rupert Sheldrake, to find answers to her multiplying questions: Do animals have thoughts and feelings? Consciousness? Souls? Is interspecies communication possible? Can animals reincarnate? Spanning the entire life and afterlife of Brio, including his last days and his messages to the author after he passed on, this book also explores Mannes’ investigations into the spiritual life of animals, offering a new understanding of the unbreakable bond between humans and animals. Mannes invites readers to move beyond the owner-pet relationship and shows us how to see animals as thinking, feeling, spiritual beings whose connections with us extend far beyond life and death.
First , then , we must speak of food and bodies of animals , so with those of plants
. This reproduction ; for the nutritive soul belongs to shows that they exist for the
sake of the soul . all other living creatures besides man , and is ( “ That for the ...
6 Now the sun , when it rises , enters the eastern quarter and thereby enfolds the living beings of the east in its rays . ... 7-8 That sun rises every day -- the sun ,
which is the soul of all creatures , the soul of all forms , which is life and fire .
Not at all more . Or speaking more correctly , Simmias , the soul , if she is a
harmony , will never have any vice ; because a harmony , being absolutely a
harmony , has no part in the inharmonical . No . I do not understand you , he said
. I mean ...
In the first , we summarize in a general way the psychological framework that
made the study of animals fruitful for medieval philosophers . Here we give an
overview of all living creatures and identify those parts of the soul that were
Author: Brigitte Resl
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Category: Social Science
Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2008 A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age investigates the changing roles of animals in medieval culture, economy and society in the period 1000 to 1400. The period saw significant changes in scientific and philosophical approaches to animals as well as their representation in art. Animals were omnipresent in medieval everyday life. They had enormous importance for medieval agriculture and trade and were also hunted for food and used in popular entertainments. At the same time, animals were kept as pets and used to display their owner's status, whilst medieval religion attributed complex symbolic meanings to animals. A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age presents an overview of the period and continues with essays on the position of animals in contemporary symbolism, hunting, domestication, sports and entertainment, science, philosophy, and art.
There is a fundamental dichotomy between souls and body , mind and matter .
Each soul , moreover , maintains its own integrity . It is not a manifestation of the
universal soul . Every living thing is endowed with such a soul . And , although in
REFLECTIONS AT THE ZOO Lthe Philadelphia Zoo with my twoAs the most
elevated species , we human beings ... myself that he too was a within a zoo ,
what was it like to be caged As individual spirit souls , all living beings spirit soul .
The soul has no region . Even Devas seeking the region of the soul that is the
inner soul of all living beings and is devoted to the welfare of all living beings ,
become deluded on the way . 25 . Just as the movement of birds in the sky or that
Clearly in Samson as in Paradise Lost the Sun is the supporter of life . We may
summarize the doctrine briefly thus : God creates the world and impregnates it
with soul . Then at his bidding all living creatures , already formed and
Then one soul not being more or less absolutely a soul than another , is not more
or less harmonized ? Exactly . ... Then , if all souls are equally by their nature
souls , all souls of all living creatures will be equally good ? I agree with you ...
Author: John Hick
Category: Philosophical theology
This book is designed primarily for use in courses in philosophy of religion. Because such courses are sometimes arranged historically and sometimes in terms of topics or problems the material is presented here in two different tables of contents adapted to these two uses. The readings themselves are printed in chronological sequence, mainly in order that discussions by the same writer of different but related topics may conveniently be studied together- for example, Kant's critique of the three traditional theistic proofs.
( 3 ) Not only human beings but all living creatures have souls that leave the body
after death and pass to the other world . Living creatures that are of special
importance to human beings must be sent off to the other world with care . The
Is it not the mind that distinguishes us the most from all other living species ? The
Human Being's Multiple Souls It can be said , therefore , that the human brain is
the center of the human being's multiple souls ( it should be noted that these ...
Or do or suffer anything other than they do T hen one soul not being more or less
absoor suffer ? lutely a soul than ... Then , if all souls are equally by their nature
True . . souls , all souls of all living creatures will be But does the soul admit of ...
and design ( entelechy ) are inscribed in all living creatures . Each animal soul
contains a final cause for which it was designed , this in stark contrast to the
modern view of biological structure evolving as a result of chance mutation and
Author: Matthew Senior
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Category: Social Science
Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2008 The period of the Enlightenment saw great changes in the way animals were seen. The codifying and categorizing impulse of the age of reason saw sharp lines drawn between different animal species and between animals and humans. In 1600, "beasts" were still seen as the foils and adversaries of human reason. By 1800, animals had become exemplars of sentiment and compassion, the new standards of truth and morals. A new age had dawned, a time when humans admired animals and sought to recover their own animality. A Cultural History of Animals in the Age of Enlightenment presents an overview of the period and continues with essays on the position of animals in contemporary symbolism, hunting, domestication, sports and entertainment, science, philosophy, and art.
Thus for them , the existence of a living creature , for example , an amoeba , a fly ,
a shark , a swallow , or a dog , does not ... Supporters of the view that every living thing has a soul , on the other hand , maintain that life cannot be adequately ...
Author: Emmett Barcalow
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
In this concise edition, without readings, the author aims to involves students in the excitement of intellectual inquiry as he introduces them to questions that motivate philosophy in its four main areas: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and social-political philosophy.
Práni Dayá ( Compassion for all living beings ) 1. PARAMESHWARA ( God ) :
The Goal of Religious Life : Realisation of Divine Power . on The Hindus believe
in one God who is an incomparable , most exalted , divine power . He is the
Author: Philostratus (the Athenian)Publish On: 1948
Am I , ” said Apollonius , “ to regard the universe as a living creature ? ” “ Yes , '
said the other , " if you have a sound knowledge of it , for it engenders all living
things . ” “ Shall I then , ” said Apollonius , “ call the universe female , or of both
Analogy of the winged charioteer To explain the soul ' s nature in detail would be
an endless task , which only a god ... Our next task is to distinguish the mortal and
the immortal components in a living being : All that is soul has the care of all ...
In reality , the soul is the man himself ; the body is only a prison in which the soul
is embodied . All living beings are souls . Souls are immortal . They are
composed of a simple substance , which is not matter ; but which is found to exist