The ancient understanding of animals as guides to self-knowledge and the soul comes alive in close encounters with some of the most magnificent creatures of the wild.
The cover image of Eyes of the Wild comes an Alitak rock carving on the coast of Kodiak Island Alaska.
From the Arctic pack ice to the gray whale birthing lagoons of Baja California, Eyes of the Wild takes the reader on an epic personal journey to meet whales and wolves, brown bears, polar bears and wild horses. The journey is guided by outstanding biologists and other observers, men and women who are renewing an ancient way of relationship with the wild.
Their scientific research meets the indigenous wisdom and storytelling from the shamanic, Native American and Celtic Christian spiritual traditions, which understand the animals as guides to deeper relationship with life.
This wonderful book takes us to the land of Whale, Bear, Wolf and Horse, and describes the path of the shaman with a good degree about biology, indigenous cultures, mythology and travel adventure as well. A delight of a book, beautifully written and full of insight. I read and savoured every word and didn’t want this book to end. Highly recommended.
Maddy Harland Permaculture Magazine.
We fell in love with this book the moment we saw it. Eleanor O’Hanlon takes us into the magnificent wilderness areas still remaining on Earth to experience the wisdom and wonder of the natural connection between animals, the rhythms and cycles of the Earth and the waking of the soul within each person.
Her eloquent descriptions of the stunning landscapes and the wild creatures she meets will fill you with understanding, love and respect for the animal-beings with whom we share this planet. Cygnus Books March 2013
I could not recommend this book more highly. In a heartfelt, eloquent tribute to the mysterious connection between human beings and wild animals, Eleanor O’Hanlon takes the reader on a remarkable personal journey of close encounters, including the “friendly” gray whales that migrate to Mexico’s Baja peninsula, an account that is both riveting and deeply moving…. Dick Russell Eye of the Whale Epic Passage from Baja to Siberia.
The most moving and evocative book I have read on the natural world. Amazon 5 star review.
Meeting the gaze of a gray whale mother in the San Ignacio Lagoon, where the gray whales go each year to mate and give birth.
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