“Blessing of the Animals is a most welcomed resource for celebrating the deep reciprocal relationships that humans form with a wide variety of nonhuman animals. Stories, prayers, poems, and ceremonies filled with respect, compassion, and love honor the place that animal beings play in human lives.”
Mark Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals & editor of The Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships: A Global Exploration of our Connections with Animals.
“Poignant, powerful, yet surprisingly playful, Blessing of the Animals is a heartwarming blend of timeless tradition, sparkling wit, and contemporary celebrations of all animals wild and tame. Highly recommended.”
Katherine Blanc, author of Bad Puppy’s Guide to Life and Bad Kitty’s Guide to Life.
“Books on ritual and ceremony are far too rare as it is, but rarer still—and so of even greater value—is this unique collection of prayers, blessings, and ceremonies for animals, and for the humans who love and cherish them. With this book, Diana offers encouragement to all of us who would honor our animal family members at the critical junctures of their lives with us. She gives us all the tools we need to create our own blessings for the animals. What a gift!”
Susan Chernak McElroy, best-selling author of Animals as Teachers & Healers: True Stories & Reflections and Why Buffalo Dance: Animal & Wilderness Meditations Through the Seasons.
“Clever and brimming with ideas on how to honor and bless our furred, feathered, scaled, and finned friends. An enjoyable, heartwarming MUST READ for animal lovers!”
Karen Mehringer, author of Sail Into Your Dreams: 8 Steps to Living a More Purposeful Life.
“This book is a must for anyone who wants to know more about the inner workings of animals and to realize that, they too, are spiritual beings. For those of us who have pets, it’s an invaluable opportunity to communicate on a much deeper level.”
Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal You Life and Empowering Women.
“My animal companions have been an indispensable part of my own spiritual and emotional journey. This book is a beautiful and inspiring guide to deepening your relationship with the animals you love and learning how to receive the lessons and gifts they are here to bring you.
Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D. Author of Real Moments.
“Animals can teach us much about spirituality, but so can Diana Guerrero. She is a knowing and compassionate guide into the deepest heart of the animal world. A warm and generous book.”
Gayle Brandeis, author of Fruitflesh and The Book of Dead Birds
Winner 2002 Bellwether Prize
“With great insight and wisdom, Diana L. Guerrero translates her many years of experience working closely with animals into this splendid handbook, where scores of fascinating and often moving animal anecdotes are applied to seven levels of human spiritual development. This wise and valuable book reminds us that animals are the often-overlooked but very powerful guides to our own spirituality.”
Cait Johnson, author of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit.
“What Animals Can Teach Us about Spirituality is a valuable read for those who have animals in their homes and for all who love animals.”
New Age Retailer
Thank you so much for speaking at our conference. Words cannot express our gratitude.
Parrot Education & Adoption Center (PEAC)
Your presentation was very upbeat and informative and everyone thoroughly enjoyed what you had to share.
The Learning Annex
Your dynamic energy and boundless enthusiasm are contagious. It is an inspiration to hear you connect your scientific knowledge with the spiritual world.
IBIS Consulting Group
One of my favorite speakers! Diana Guerrero consistently delivers a dynamic, educational and humorous presentation. I always come away chucking, filled with new skills, and the resolve to confidently move forward.
Crystal Vibrations Music
Thanks so much for your time, effort, and care you put into your lecture and workshop. I’ve gotten wonderful feedback about the
First Spiritualist Church