Eyes of the Wild by Eleanor O’Hanlon takes the reader on an epic, personal journey from the Pacific Coast of Mexico to the edge of the Arctic pack ice, to meet whales and wolves, bears and wild horses. The journeys are guided by some of the world’s most remarkable biologists and observers, men and women who are renewing an ancient way of relationship with wild animals. Scientific knowledge meets the wisdom of shamanic, Native American and Celtic Christian traditions, which see the animals as companions on the journey to the soul.
This is a book about overcoming the boundaries of separation – between science and spirit, physical reality and myth, ecology and spirituality – and going beyond the thinking mind that separates the human heart from the life of the earth. Beginning and ending among the great whales, it moves through a circle, perhaps the most ancient image for our unity with all life.