Mystical Dogs by Jean Houston
Animals as Guides to Our Inner Life

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"For many years, I have been a student of spirituality and states of consciousness. For many more years than that, I've been a student of dogs," says bestselling author Jean Houston, whose study of this subject is the basis of Mystical Dogs. Houston has spent a lifetime bridging the worlds of animals and humans, exploring a realm that pet owners have glimpsed and indigenous peoples have known for millennia. The author identifies dogs, with their deceptively uncomplicated, joyous, loving nature, as custodes animi, guardians of our souls. She shows how animals, particularly dogs, are often the best spiritual teachers. For example, in Houston's hands, a seemingly simple story, such as a man saying goodbye to his beloved dog, becomes a striking metaphor about personal and planetary transformation.
 

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Jean Houston began her career as the protege of the late anthropologist Margaret Mead. Houston has since worked as an advisor to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and to Hillary Clinton. She has won numerous awards for her work in human development and education. Houston is the creator of the wildly popular "Mystery Schools," a cross-cultural mythic studies workshop. She lives in Ashland, OR.
 
Published February 16, 2011 by New World Library. 242 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Houston, who has written widely in the field of New Age spirituality (Jump Time: Living in the Future Tense) and who once spiritually advised Hillary Clinton draws here on her relationship with dogs to advance a vision of mysticism.

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