Are you interested in animals? Do they appear in your dreams? Ever since Paleolithic people learned to draw animal forms on the walls of caves, we humans have shown a mixed reaction to the animal world. On the one hand we have worshipped animals as if they were gods, and on the other treated them as personal possessions to be loved and cared for.
Neil Russack has given us a beautiful and moving narrative of his and others' experience of animals - dogs, waterbirds, deer, whales, geese, elephants, elk, frogs, dolphins, horses, octopi and many more - teasing out their psychological significance through the use of mythology, poetry, dreams and case material. Above all, he honors animals in their own life. -from the publisher
Neil Russack, M.D., is a Jungian analyst practicing in San Francisco, where he is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California. As a faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, he frequently lectures about animals and nature in the psyche.