HEART IN THE WILD: A JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY WITH ANIMALS OF THE WILDERNESS
Author: Susan Chernak McElroy
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE, Dec 2003
Shows how encounters with wild animals can help people connect with the earth & their own spirituality. A journey of self-discovery. 6x8 inches, 272 pgs.
When a fire ravaged her moutain home and reduced her emotional security to ashes, wild animals provided the guidance that helped Susan Chernak McElroy heal. McElroy invites us to walk with her along the ancient path that leads through transformation into wholeness. Each animal she encounters --the rattlesnake coiled inches from her hand, the broken-winged hummingbird who sat on her finger and drank sugar water, the red fox and his St. Bernard playmate -- becomes an incarnation of life-sustaining powers, teaching us better, healthier ways of being in the world. These true stories and a host of others speak of the necessity for ritual, the value of generosity, and how to deal with essential life changes.
In her bestselling Animals as Teachers and Healers, author and animal advocate Susan Chernak McElroy shared how her beloved animal companions guided and sustained her through her battle with advanced cancer.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"It is impossible to resist the warmth and wisdom of Susan's unique voice." -- Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep
"An inspiration and a source of wisdom for all those ready to learn and heal their lives." --Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine and Miracles
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Susan Chernak McElroy is the author of the national bestsellers, Animals as Teacher & Healers and Animals as Guides for the Soul. A survivor of cancer, McElroy credits her healing and recovery to her close relationship with animals. A former zookeeper, dog trainer, and wildlife rehabilitator, McElroy lectures extensively and has written for numerous national magazines. She lives in Idaho.