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Religio Duplex: How the Enlightenment Reinvented Egyptian Religion
Four: A Divergent Collection
Mighty Dads
Cuffed, Tied, and Satisfied: A Kinky Guide to the Best Sex Ever
Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming
Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self
The Casual Vacancy
Midnight Crossroad
Play Him Again
Just My Typo: From
This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl
Reasons My Kid Is Crying
Christianophobia: A Faith Under Attack

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Friday, April 29, 2011

'An Exchange of Love' reviewed by Carol Upton

An Exchange of Love:
Animals Healing People in Past,
Present and Future Lifetimes

Madeleine Walker
O Books
Paperback, 2008, $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84694-139-9
Available on Amazon

Reviewed by Carol M. Upton ~

The more I learnt, especially from horses, the more amazed I was at their insight into their owners and the deeper implications of their messages began to dawn on me; that there was an exchange, a two way healing. ~ Madeleine Walker

Equestrians are definitely embracing a myriad of ways to better understand their horses, whether to improve show performance or simply enjoy a more pleasant trail ride. In this book, U.K. horse and rider trauma consultant Madeleine Walker draws on her extensive knowledge to help readers gain insights into the links between past trauma / lives and present behavior.

Walker shares compelling true stories from her daily practice and she puts forth ideas that require the reader to see unlimited intuitive connection possibilities.

“When trust is established, even the most apparently aggressive and dangerous animal relaxes, and communication begins,” says Walker.

Walker can heal both horse and rider on many different levels and help us change what we see as ‘misbehavior’ in our animals. Rosie, a mare who was rescued just hours away from slaughter, could not be shoed or touched near her girth. After discerning a terrible past, Walker helped Rosie become a well-balanced saddle horse for the rest of her days.

Walker employs various forms of energy healing such as chakras, visualization, and soul retrieval to help discover emotional issues an animal may be carrying. Her central theme is that animals are our teachers and we have only to listen with open minds. There is so much we can do instead of giving up on a horse with challenging behavior. This book will appeal to all animal lovers, but particularly trainers and those presently involved in rescue.

Madeleine Walker works as an animal intuitive/healer, horse and rider trauma consultant, and empowerment coach for people. She will be offering workshops in Canada and the U.S. in 2011. Her newest book
The Whale Whisperer will be released in June 2011. For details of her clinics and courses, or to arrange a consultation, visit Madeleine at:

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