Kinship with All Life

Kinship with All Life Is there a universal language of love a kinship with all life that can open new horizons of experience Example after example in this unique classic from Strongheart the actor dog to Freddie the fly r

  • Title: Kinship with All Life
  • Author: J. Allen Boone
  • ISBN: 9780060609122
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • Is there a universal language of love, a kinship with all life that can open new horizons of experience Example after example in this unique classic from Strongheart the actor dog to Freddie the fly resounds with entertaining and inspiring proof that communication with animals is a wonderful, indisputable fact All that is required is an attitude of openness, fIs there a universal language of love, a kinship with all life that can open new horizons of experience Example after example in this unique classic from Strongheart the actor dog to Freddie the fly resounds with entertaining and inspiring proof that communication with animals is a wonderful, indisputable fact All that is required is an attitude of openness, friendliness, humility, and a sense of humor to part the curtain and form bonds of real friendship.For anyone who loves animals, for all those who have ever experienced the special devotion only a pet can bring, Kinship With All Life is an unqualified delight Sample these pages and you will never encounter just a dog again, but rather a fellow member of nature s own family.

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    1. When I was a tiny tot we had a skunk that sometimes shared our house. Not a pet skunk, mind you, but a wild skunk with all stinkbombing apparatus intact. This skunk slept in the bottom drawer of a built-in bureau. Mr. Skunk had somehow found his way in through the walls and into that drawer. My mom let him stay. She communicated with him both verbally and mentally. Somehow she made him understand that he was welcome as long as he confined himself to that one drawer and never sprayed his scent an [...]

    2. A wonderful gift I got fr Christmas from a friend. Exceptional little book about one man's ability to see universal spirit in all animals from a film star dog to a house fly. Though each essay tells a story about about happenings between him and that animal- essentially this is a spiritual book about what unites us to all living beings. It's also about communication and how we can live in harmony with other creatures by being able to share their nature instead of by dominating them. Quirky -- in [...]

    3. A small book written in the 70s, the author is sharing stories about when he dog-sat for this Hollywood dog star and how smart this dog was and how he learned to communication with the dog. Then he goes on to make friends with and communication with Freddy the Flyat part of the book is actually really awesome. I know, it's sound ridiculous, but it will make you take another look at insects and all living creatures.

    4. Just finished, a good book to read and a good place to start for those interested in animal communication. I recommend reading it before anything recently written.

    5. J. Allen Boone's *Kinship with All Life* was thought-expanding for me. It's helped me look at all that expresses life - from skunks to bacteria - in a kinder and more thoughtful way. Here's a passage from the book that gave me a new perspective on our relationship with animals - here Boone relates a conversation he had with one of his animal friends, "Freddie the Fly": "Unexpectedly, every question that I sent across to Freddie was followed, through the medium of these returning impressions, by [...]

    6. I read this book a long time ago. It's about an actor dog (one of the ones that played Lassie on television) who taught the author (a screenwriter) how to communicate spiritually with all living creatures. It's a beautiful book. Ironically, I'm someone who has never had a pet. But nevertheless, I love animals.

    7. People consider animal sentience and rights at modest and staunch levels. This is the most ideal book for those people who would consider equal intellect among ALL mammals and animals, a surprise or stretch. It orients gradually by the story it shares: not solely of a famous German Shepard but a friendly, communicative housefly! I don't harm anything that isn't sucking blood or biting. If a moth is stuck indoors, I cover a glass with a piece of paper and help her get back outside. You would be s [...]

    8. This book was recommended in a post by Dr.Robert Svoboda whose Aghora triology opened me up to a whole new adventurous world out there with men and women doing stuff that can be said to be bordering on the realm of fantasy. So, I promptly ordered the book through my library and began wolfing through it. Another thing that interested me to read the book was that the blurb on indicated that this book was about man-animal relationships. I was never really comfortable in my skin when dealing with a [...]

    9. Okay, this is simply written and humorous without being trite. It starts out about a man and a dog, and how they begin to communicate, then evolves and ends with a tale of Freddy the fly. I love it. I think it is eloquent and straightforward and has elements of mysticism without any jargon or dogma. this guy had direct experience and didn't dilute it with big words or inflate it with self importance.

    10. A man who doesn't know animals takes care of a movie star dog and learns to communicate with him on a deep level. Then he goes on to other species, and a general knowing of the ways of the universe. It's about animals, people, spirituality, and I've used it for practical advice to successfully ask ants to leave our home. I'm not kidding!

    11. I read this book many years ago and it helped shape my life's philosophy: we are just another species of animal and we have a responsibility to assure animals' safety and dignity. We're all in it together.

    12. This is a classic book for those with interest in the interconnectedness of all life forms. Or animal lovers. A short collection of examples of people and animals communicating intuitively. Should be on the shelf of any metaphysics lover. Easy quick read but very uplifting and satisfying.

    13. After reading this I hope to communicate with my dog better. I hope he doesn't get upset at me if I have to leave home (for a long time). Must be humble and respectful to all things. Animals have feelings too.

    14. I won't look at my relationships with animals, bugs, or even people the same way again. Enjoyable, lighthearted read; finished the book in a couple hours and may even read it again for the fun of it.

    15. If you love animals you will love this book. If you don't love animals you will learn from this book. If you dislike animals you need to read this book.

    16. I loved this book so much. If you love animals and have a respect for all living things this is an intriguing, enlightening, challanging and delightful book, which is as relevant today as it was when originally published in 1954.

    17. I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I love animals, and before I had even heard of this book I believed that animals are more intelligent and aware than most humans give them credit for. There are plenty of studies out there that have evidence to strongly support the idea that many animals are sensitive to changes in water and air pressure, electromagnetic signals, and audio frequencies (for a more in-depth report, watch this interesting video from PBS), so emotions and thoughts i [...]

    18. If you have any kind of animals this is a book for you but of course for all animal lovers. Dr Dolittle invited us to 'speak to the animals' and this is book that has the same message but maybe on another level. The initial story of the book is about the German shepherd Strongheart who was a famous movie dog in the 1920ies. He came to stay with the writer for some time and a very strong bond developed between the two. This was of course a very well trained dog and when you read about their time [...]

    19. Patricia Leslie This is a deceptively small book, containing some quite vast ideas within its pages. In it, Boone chronicles his own spiritual odyssey, from a very material-minded Hollywood-based writer and producer, to a pioneer of animal communication. The catalyst -- or perhaps a better word is guru -- for Boone's spiritual journey, was the canine movie star Strongheart -- a German Shepherd Dog, a champion in Germany, extensively trained in police and military work. He was imported to Hollywo [...]

    20. As a person who already believes that animals are far more sentient than modern science judges them to be, I just loved this book. The author's detailed accounts of his experiences with Strongheart, a famous canine film star who was revered for his film work back in the 1920s, were very interesting and thought-provoking as well. If J. Allen Boone is accurate in his conclusions, then eventually mankind is going to have to face the fact that the entire manner in which many animals are treated in o [...]

    21. I loved reading this, and I didn't think I would. I read it as "a book your mom loves" for a reading challenge. It has really made me think about how I approach all creatures. I've always loved animals, and have worked in various vets for 11 years, but have never given other forms of life this type of thought. It's just a very good book. The bible parts kind of threw me, as I'm not a religious person, but I love the exploring spirituality in this book. Definitely recomended to anyone who wants t [...]

    22. Kinship with All Life begins with the story of the actor-dog Strongheart. This magnificent German Shepherd orchestrates the lessons that change Boone’s life by opening him to a new reality. A reality in which humans are not the superior beings and all life matters. The book includes “simple,challenging, real-life experiences showing how animals communicate with each other and withpeople who understand them”. This quick read will leave you questioning everything you were taught about the re [...]

    23. I loved reading this book. It was a quick read and really simple and frank. Sometimes I had to remind myself that it was written over 50 years ago to put some of his statements into perspective. But overall the book was very endearing to me. I like the perspective and encounters he shares with the animals in the book.I'm already looking up the other books he has written to see what else of his I can read.

    24. Absolutely astounding book that utterly changed my viewpoint of animals and their perspective when I first read it as a teen. It reminded me of what an incredibly complex world we live in and what a tiny part we play in it. It really isn't all about us! There is a connection that is deeper than I can even wrap my mind around. Superb.

    25. Starts off well and makes a lot of sense but by the end if it I couldn't help but feel that it was dramatized and exaggerated. It didn't feel very real and as the book progressed it only made me more cynical. Having said that I love animals and believe in the universal spirit so the good part is it touches upon beautifully on the spiritual aspect and how interconnected the species are.

    26. 4.3 stars. Lovely little book about the universal (silent) language between humans and all creatures. Advice: Look only for the good -- that is, the divine -- in people and animals. Keep an attitude of openness, friendliness, humility, and a sense of humor in order to form bonds of real friendship with animals and people.

    27. This was an oddly fascinating book by a man who claims to have been able to communicate with animals, from a German shepherd movie star to a colony of ants invading his refrigerator. It was never a real conversation, but he came to understand what they wanted and to communicate on a very elementary level.

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