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The Spiritual Nature of Animals

A Country Vet Explores the Wisdom, Compassion, and Souls of Animals
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Publisher: 
New World Library
 | 
November, 2017
ISBN:
9781608685158
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Vets in rural practice face especially difficult illnesses, physical conditions, and emotional trials. Their work environment is not that of dog and cat vets who see their “patients” in sterile urban offices. Dr. Karlene Stange embraced these difficulties because her work led her to spiritual awareness and even bliss, despite the inevitable losses and horrors. She found that her experience was described in Jungian psychology: animals led her to her anima, her true inner self and what in Latin means "soul," "breath," and "life itself."

Case examples from her practice illustrate Stange’s journey to understand the spiritual nature of the animal-human bond. This led her to Buddhist, Christian, Sufi, Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, and pagan teachings. Her evolved understanding offers readers a unique interpretation of our love for animals, a compelling tour of spiritual traditions, and, ultimately, a healing and joyful engagement with the creatures with whom we share our planet.

We want to help them all. Their spirits touch us and bring us joy. At the same time, we have to make peace with tremendous suffering and our failures. I reached a turning point when I decided to research the world’s religious, scientific, and spiritual teachings about the nonphysical aspect of animals. The quest to understand their spiritual nature became my passion.

As a child, Karlene Stange, DVM, called herself an “animal doctor” before she knew the word “veterinarian.” Today she incorporates acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, and herbal and nutrition therapy in her Rocky Mountain practice, where she drives an average of 100 miles a day attending to animals.

All animal transitions happen as they should, sometimes in ways and for reasons we may not understand. We must be grateful for the service and friendship animals provide, and celebrate their lives, honor loving memories, and have no regrets. To dissolve regrets, offer prayers for the departed. All animal spirits return to Source Spirit. All bodies eventually return to the womb of Mother Earth.

Publisher’s Description: 

Vets in rural practice face especially difficult illnesses, physical conditions, and emotional trials. Their work environment is not that of dog and cat vets who see their patients" in sterile urban offices. Dr. Karlene Stange embraced these difficulties because her work led her to spiritual awareness and even bliss, despite the inevitable losses and horrors. She found that her experience was described in Jungian psychology: animals led her to her anima, her true inner self and what inLatin means "soul," "breath," and "life itself." Case examples from her practice illustrate Stange's journey to understand the spiritual nature of the animal-human bond. This led her to Buddhist, Christian, Sufi, Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, and pagan teachings. Her evolved understanding offers readers a unique interpretation of our love for animals, a compelling tour of spiritual traditions, and, ultimately, a healing and joyful engagement with the creatures with whom we share our planet."

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