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    DescriptionThe Book is a psychological and ultimately spiritual exploration of the human-dog connection. People think of their dogs as companions, as partners, and as members of their family, and this book takes that idea seriously. The mind of the dog is approached as someone who lives with us and knows us, sometimes better than anyone else in the world. The book answers questions that all of us who live with a dog have asked: what is she thinking when she stares into my eyes? how does he know when I am feeling sad or anxious? why is she so happy to see me when I've been gone for only 10 minutes? The answers in The Book come from an original and revealing combination of relational psychology and shamanic understanding. The connection between a human and her dog is treated as a relationship: two beings in close connection who find strength and a sense of belonging in each other. Using psychological concepts such as attunement and perceptual awareness, the book explores the ways in which human and dog experience and understand each other. But the book goes beyond purely psychological theory. Because dogs dwell only partly in our human world and partly in the world of nature, they have a shamanic understanding of the power of the natural world and the power of connection. When we are close to a dog, we are in touch through our dog with the natural world. When we are close to a dog, we are in touch with the connectedness of all things. The Book is written in a clear, non-technical style that will appeal to all dog lovers. It validates people's experience that their dog is deeply important to them. It is also a serious theory of the human-dog connection which will be of interest to professionals such as psychologists and veterinarians. It is appropriate for consideration in college and veterinarian school courses which deal with the human-animal bond. Dog: Pure Awareness is a psychological and ultimately spiritual exploration of the human-dog connection. People think of their dogs as companions, as partners, and as members of their family, and this book takes that idea seriously. The mind of the dog is approached as someone who lives with us and knows us, sometimes better than anyone else in the world. The book answers questions that all of us who live with a dog have asked: what is she thinking when she stares into my eyes? how does he know when I am feeling sad or anxious? why is she so happy to see me when I've been gone for only 10 minutes? The answers in Dog: Pure Awareness come from an original and revealing combination of relational psychology and shamanic understanding. The connection between a human and her dog is treated as a relationship: two beings in close connection who find strength and a sense of belonging in each other. Using psychological concepts such as attunement and perceptual awareness, the book explores the ways in which human and dog experience and understand each other. But the book goes beyond purely psychological theory. Because dogs dwell only partly in our human world and partly in the world of nature, they have a shamanic understanding of the power of the natural world and the power of connection. When we are close to a dog, we are in touch through our dog with the natural world. When we are close to a dog, we are in touch with the connectedness of all things. Dog: Pure Awareness is written in a clear, non-technical style that will appeal to all dog lovers. It validates people's experience that their dog is deeply important to them. It is also a serious theory of the human-dog connection which will be of interest to professionals such as psychologists and veterinarians. It is appropriate for consideration in college and veterinarian school courses which deal with the human-animal bond.


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    Title
    Dog
    Subtitle
    Pure Awareness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Margot Lasher
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 156
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781606191378
    ISBN 10: 1606191373
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    BIC E4L: PET
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.4
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 636.7
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    BIC subject category V2: WNGD
    Ingram Subject Code: PT
    DC22: 636.7
    BISAC V2.8: PET004000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: PET008000
    Publisher
    Paladin Timeless Books
    Imprint name
    Paladin Timeless Books
    Publication date
    15 October 2008