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Communicating With Animals: The Spiritual Connection Between People and Animals

Arthur Myers

In Communicating with Animals: The Spiritual Connection Between People and Animals, Arthur Myers explores the phenomenon of human-animal communication throughout hundreds of case studies, where People have discovered that they can have meaningful, non-verbal conversations with animals. Building on the history of animal communication and animal reincarnation, Arthur Myers explores how humans can use their mind power to form psychic links with animals.

Political Communication with Animals

Eva Meijer

Eva Meijer contributes to theory of human-animal communication, working from the issues with the view that non-human animals cannot be political actors because they cannot speak. She argues that this assumption, is a flawed understanding of political agency and it ignores the fact that animals do communicate non-verbally, with each other and with humans. She works with Ludwig Wittgenstein’s notion of language-games. She discusses that “viewing language as a collection of language-games is a good starting point for thinking about animal languages and shared human-animal communication because it can capture and reflect the multitude of (linguistic) interactions that exist between animals and humans. It is also a way to bring out similarities that are concealed by the fact that, usually, animals do not use human words.”

Metaphors We Live By

George Lakoff and Mark Johnson

George Lakoff and Mark Johnson argue that metaphors are integral, not just peripheral to our language and understanding: "metaphor is pervasive in everyday life, not just in language but in thought and action. Our ordinary conceptual system, in terms of which we both think and act, is fundamentally metaphorical in nature." They address the role of the metaphor in how we understand the world, such as theories of truth, objectivism, experimentalism and subjectivism. They explain that objectivism, relies on the separation of man from the environment and the subsequent mastery over the environment, this is shown in metaphors such as "knowledge is power”.