As an animal doctor Karlene not only travelled around Colorado treating sick animals, but she created a deep rapport with their souls. She learned how shamans communicate with animals and often involve them in their activities. Ancient pagans venerated animals but also sacrificed them. She found a great contrast between the hard living cattle men of America and the Hindus who believe cows are sacred. She ponders questions such as how a cat with Buddha nature can stalk a mouse, or whether a little finch sings so beautifully because it lacks consciousness. This is the story of her own spiritual searching, but the animals she works with are closely linked to her journey.
336pp, 227 x 153 mm, Paperback, 2017, RRP £15.99