Lydia Hiby calls herself an animal communicator
or an animal psychic. Simply, she talks to animals. For nearly
20 years Hiby has worked with thousands of individuals as an animal
communicator. She listens to what animals tell her, and relays
these messages of concern and insight to caring humans.
In Conversations with Animals,
Hiby talks about her own experiences communicating with animals,
which started when she was a child. She was never discouraged nor
told that what she was "hearing" was
ridiculous or impossible. Hiby graduated from the Agricultural
College in Delhi, New York with an Animal Science degree in Animal
Health Technology. As an Animal Health Technician, she worked in
a variety of animal clinics, including the nationally known Cat
Practice in New York City. Hiby later had the opportunity to study
with Beatrice Lydecker, a renowned animal communicator.
In her book, Hiby discusses ways that others can learn to communicate
with their companion animals, as well as searching for lost pets,
and grief counseling. Most importantly, Conversations
with Animals reinforces the powerful connection that weaves together the lives
of animals and humans.
Lydia Hiby was encourage by her co-author, Bonnie S. Weintraub,
to share these inspiring stories in a book. They first met in 1994
when Weintraub's dog, Kodiak, faced a life-threatening situation.
Because of Hiby's communication with Kodiak, which ultimately led
to saving the dog's life, Weintraub turned from skeptic to strong
supporter of Hiby's work. Their mutual belief in communicating
with animals, and reaching thousands of others, has inspired them
to write this book. View an excerpt from Chapter 2. (when you click
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The publisher, Maureen R. Michelson, firstname.lastname@example.org, July
A book to broaden our respect and love of animals.
I decided to publish "Conversations
with Animals" because
the authors make a strong case for the reality of communication
between animals and humans. The authors' experiences, stories,
and suggestions for communicating with your own animal, make this
book a fascinating read. Lydia Hiby has been talking with animals
for some 20 years, primarily using what she describes as "picture
talking." Thousands of clients (people and animals) attest
to the authenticity of Hiby's work as an animal communicator, and
that improved communication between animals and humans definitely
makes a difference in their lives. Working with the authors on "Conversations
with Animals" has been a unique lifetime experience. I have
had to stretch the limits of my own beliefs about animals and their
capacity to understand, sympathize and care for humans. My trust
of the "other ways of knowing" - that all beings possess---has
been challenged and deepened. For me personally, my own animal
companions now look more like teachers and healers who grace my
life with their presence! My hope as publisher is that this book
will open more human eyes to the reality that all animals are living
beings deserving of the same respect and compassion that human
beings accord one another. Perhaps when humans learn to treat animals
with respect and compassion, we will then learn to do the same
with one another!
Praise for Conversations With Animals
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