From Helen Weaver's website:
It is with great joy that I offer you my book, The Daisy Sutra: Conversations with my Dog, written with the help of Daisy, my beloved spirit dog and muse.
Two years ago, when Daisy was very old, I started writing the story of her life. The thought of losing her was bad enough; the thought of losing my memories of her was unbearable.
As her health failed, I was faced with an agonizing decision. Was it time to help her die, or should I let her do it on her own? Was I being selfish in keeping her alive because I couldn't bear to let her go? Or would I be "putting her down" for my own sake , because her care had become so difficult? How could I be sure I would do the right thing? What would Daisy have to say about this, if she could speak?
It was at this moment, on the advice of a friend that, racked with grief and guilt, I picked up the phone and called an animal communicator.
Thus began an adventure that gradually took me from a place of grief and loss to a place of gratitude and light. For I, who began life as a skeptic, learned not only that you can talk to the animals, and they can talk to you (and are eager to do so!), but that animals have a deep wisdom to impart, and a spiritual essence that survives death. Not only did I find out how Daisy felt about things; I learned that she would never leave me.
Painful as it was to lose her physical form, Daisy's death brought me a great gift: the discovery of animal communication. Her death was a doorway into a whole new world, a world in which we humans are no longer so alone.
The solace and inspiration I received from my sessions with three animal communicators - Gail De Sciose, Ginny Debbink, and Karen Beth&endash;motivated me to turn my scribbled notes into a book. And two years later, here it is!
A word about the title: The word "sutra" (pronounced soo-tra) is Sanskrit for "a thread on which jewels are strung," but it can also mean "a collection of wise sayings." More than a memoir, The Daisy Sutra contains the words of wisdom of this little dog who was, and still is, my teacher.
The Daisy Sutra is illustrated with twenty-five pen and ink drawings by artist Alan McKnight. It includes an interview with animal communicator Gail De Sciose, a special message to skeptics, and a list of recommended resources.
As of April 11, The Daisy Sutra is officially published, and may be ordered from your friendly independent bookstore or by calling 1-800-431-1579 with your credit card. Or send a check for $14.95 plus $3 shipping to Buddha Rock Press, PO Box 736, Woodstock, NY 12498 (New York state residents add appropriate state and local Sales Tax).
As a special favor to my online customers, I will contiunue to sign your copies to the name or names of the people or animals of your choice. To order your signed copies go to http://www.daisysutra.com and click on the order form. _____________________________________
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