The Souls of Animals by Gary Kowalski. © 1991. Stillpoint Publishing. ISBN 0-913299-84-7.
“Do animals have souls?”
Kowalski provided examples, stories, and his insights and/or observations of animals in an attempt to discover if animals have souls.
Each chapter was assigned a question. Each chapter question was explored within that chapter. Some of the chapters addressed: death, affairs of the heart; ethics, love; play and self-awareness – in both humans and animals.
Throughout this book, Kowalski offered some interesting observations and also asked the reader thought-provoking questions.
Kowalski offered an exercise for the reader to try – to look into the eyes of another (human or animal) and take note of what you see. He then writes, “What you look upon is a living spirit.” (p. 91)
Do your beliefs include animals having souls? Not sure? Read this book and decide for yourself.
I recommend this book for everyone.
April 8, 2009
Review by Jan Toomer