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2006 Library:
Spirit Rescue
by Wilma Davidson

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Love Lives On
by Louis LaGrand, Ph.D.

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Pagan Christmas
by Christian Ratsch and Claudia Muller-Ebeling

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Llewellyn's 2007 Almanac Series
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Chakra Mantras
by Thomas Ashley-Farrand

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The Mystic Foundation
by Christopher Penczak

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The General Principles of Astrology
by Aleister Crowley

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Calls to Mystic Alice
by Alice Rose Morgan

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Brady's Book of Fixed Stars
by Bernadette Brady

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Four Seasons of Mojo
by Stephanie Rose Bird

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The Key
by Echo Bodine

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PSIence
by Marie D. Jones

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The Yoga of the Nine Emotions
by Peter Marchand

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Wicca for Beginners
by Thea Sabin

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The Museum of Lost Wonder
by Jeff Hoke

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Ghosts of War
by Jeff Belanger

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Dream Exploration
by Robert P. Gongloff

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Darkside Zodiac
by Stella Hyde

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The Ghosts of the California Missions
by Richard Senate

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The Knights Templar in the Golden Age of Spain
by Juan Garca Atienza

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The Way of Four Spellbook
by Deborah Lipp

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The Wicca Handbook
by Eileen Holland

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The Sacred Embrace of Jesus and Mary
by Jean-Yves Leloup

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The Essence of Tantric Sexuality
by Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson

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Soul Journey from Lincoln to Lindbergh
by Richard Salva

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The Revelation of Saint John
by Zachary F. Lansdowne

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Family Wicca
by Ashleen O'Gaea

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Phantom Felines And Other Ghostly Animals
by Gerina Dunwich

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Kabbalah, Magic and the Great Work of Self-Transformation
by Lyam Thomas Christopher

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Founding Fathers, Secret Societies
by Robert Hieronimus with Laura Cortner

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Hymns of Hermes
by G.R.S. Mead

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Protection & Reversal Magick
by Jason Miller

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Spirit Faces
by Mark Macy

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Creative Visualization for Beginners
by Richard Webster

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Breakthrough Astrology
by Joyce Levine

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Ghost Science
by Vince Wilson

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Elemental Witch
by Tammy Sullivan

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Jesus, King Arthur, and the Journey of the Grail
by Maurice Cotterell

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Our Haunted Lives
by Jeff Belanger

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A Treatise on Angel Magic
edited by Adam McLean

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Dancing the Goddess Incarnate
by Dorothy Morrison and Kristin Madden

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Pet Ghosts
by Joshua P. Warren

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Dragonlore from the Archives of The Grey School of Wizardry
by Ash "LeopardDancer" DeKirk

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Walking with Grandfather
Joseph M. Marshall III

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Pagan Every Day
by Barbara Ardinger

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Be Blessed
by Denise Dumars

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Witch in the Bedroom
by Stacey Demarco

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On the Prayer of Jesus
by Ignatius Brianchaninov

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Voices of Flowers
by Rhonda PallasDowney

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Creepy Chicago
by Ursula Bielski

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On The Toltec Path
by Ken Eagle Feather

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Tarot Talismans
by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero

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The Remote Viewing Training Course
by David Morehouse

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The Dream Culture of the Neanderthals
by Stan Gooch

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The Mysteries of Druidry
by Brendan Cathbad Myers

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Astrology for Yourself
by Douglas Bloch and Demetra George

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The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes
Richard Firestone, Allen West, and Simon Warwick-Smith

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The Pocket Guide to Rituals
by Kerri Connor

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Ghosts of the World
by Susan Smitten

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Reader of Hearts by Darrin Owens
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Supernatural California
by Preston Dennett

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Da Vinci Tarot
by Mark McElroy

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The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy
by Brian Cotnoir

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The Case For Ghosts
by J. Allan Danelek

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Interview with author Devadatta Kali
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The Healing Power of Neurofeedback
by Stephen Larsen

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Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century
by John Jay Harper

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Companion for the Apprentice Wizard
by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

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The Lost Civilization of Lemuria
by Frank Joseph

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Haunted Rhode Island
by Thomas D'Agostino

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Kali: the Feminine Force
by Ajit Mookerjee

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So You Want To Be A Medium
by Rose Vanden Eynden

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The "True" Story of the Woodland Haunting
by Dennis Baker

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Glimpses 2
by Martha Jette

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Chakra Yoga with Gurutej Kaur
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Sacred Signs
by Adrian Calabrese

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The Mystery Traditions
by James Wasserman

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The Book of Lilith
by Barbara Black Koltuv

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An Unlikely Prophet
by Alvin Schwartz

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Shamanic Journeying
by Sandra Ingerman

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Herb Magic For Beginners
by Ellen Dugan

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The Virgin Mary Conspiracy
by Graham Phillips

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Facial Reflexology
by Marie-France Muller

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Ghost Tech
by Vince Wilson

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Silver's Spells for Love, Abundance, and Protection by Silver RavenWolf
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Aleister Crowley and the Practice of the Magical Diary
edited by James Wasserman

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Sacred Plant Medicine
by Stephen Harrod Buhner

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Self Hypnosis
by Dr. Bruce Goldberg

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Merlin and the Discovery of Avalon in the New World
by Graham Phillips

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The Reflexology Atlas
by Bernard C. Kolster, M.D. and Astrid Waskowiak, M.D.

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Roads to Eternity
by Sarah Wilson Estep

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Beyond Reincarnation
by Joe. H. Slate Ph.D.

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Shamanic Christianity
by Bradford Keeney

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The Spiritual Practices of the Ninja
by Ross Heaven

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Trigger Point Therapy
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The Enchanted Cat
by Ellen Dugan

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Chinese Home Remedies
by Lihua Wang

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The Ibis Western Mystery Tradition Series
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Pagan Spirituality
by Joyce and River Higginbotham

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Inner Journeys
by Dr. G. Michael Vasey

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Encyclopedia of the Undead
by Dr. Bob Curran

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Oracles of the Dead
by Robert Temple

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Witch in the Boardroom
by Stacey Demarco

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The Druidry Handbook
by John Michael Greer

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The Cherokee Herbal by J. T. Garrett
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Conspiracies And Secret Societies
by Brad Steiger and Sherry Steiger

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Inner Power
by Colleen Deatsman

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The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult
by Clement Cheroux, et al.

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How Would It Feel?
by Mary Beth Goddard, illustrated by Anna Mycek-Wodecki

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Radical Knowing
by Christian de Quincey

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Sex and the Erotic Lover
by Mabel Iam

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Magickal Crafts
by Kristin Madden and Liz Roberts

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Raphael
by Richard Webster

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Crystal Ball
by Sibyl Ferguson

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The Brother of Jesus and the Lost Teachings of Christianity
by Jeffrey J. Butz

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Vocations: The New Midheaven Extension Process
by Noel Tyl

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The Secret History of Freemasonry
by Paul Naudon

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Three Oracle Card Collections from Connections Book Publishing
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The Secret Initiation of Jesus at Qumran
by Robert Feather

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The Sacred Power of Huna
by Rima A. Morrell

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Hidden Language Codes
by R. Neville Johnston

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Tarot Journaling
by Corrine Kenner

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Mary Magdalene, Bride in Exile
by Margaret Starbird

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Babylonian Tarot
by Sandra Tabatha Cicero

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Elemental Magick
by D. J. Conway

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St. Mary Magdalene
by Tau Malachi

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Coyote Healing
by Lewis Mehl-Madrona

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The Nightmare Encyclopedia
by Jeff Belanger and Kirsten Dalley

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Nocturnicon
by Konstantinos

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The Dreamer's Book of the Dead
by Robert Moss

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Dion Fortune's Book of the Dead
by Dion Fortune

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Sexy Witch
by LaSara FireFox

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Working With Fairies
by Anna Franklin

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Seeing the Dead, Talking with Spirits
by Alexandra Leclere

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September 1, 2006

Pet Ghosts: Animal Encounters from Beyond the Grave by Joshua P. WarrenPet Ghosts: Animal Encounters from Beyond the Grave
By Joshua P. Warren
Publisher: New Page Books (July 2006)
Pages: 235 - Price: $14.99

Interview by Jeff Belanger - info@ghostvillage.com
Ghostvillage.com author interview

Joshua P. Warren wrote his first book when he was only 13 years old. Since then he's had eight more published and has gone on to become one of the preeminent researchers of the paranormal. Pet Ghosts is Warren's latest book and it explores not such the lore and legends of animal specters, but the ways and means that we are reaching out to the spirits of our pets. 

What got you interested in the ghosts of animals? Did you everexperience the ghost of one of your own pets?

Joshua P. Warren: A few years ago, my team and I visited a farm in Lancaster, South Carolina that was overrun with animal ghosts -- or phantimals -- even those of dinosaurs! This location has a terrible history, so it seems as though it may be a sort of "warp" or portal where apparitions can more easily materialize. This place opened my mind to the scope of animal ghosts, and I wrote a chapter about it in Pet Ghosts

However, things took a personal twist when my dog, a miniature dachshund named Nellie, died. For a week afterward, I could hear her shrill whimpering in the house. I used the opportunity to turn my house in a laboratory, studying the environment with a wide variety of equipment. I was able to detect a number of objective anomalies, proving my perception of the ghost was not purely a subjective experience.

The subject of ghosts can be touchy within the context of some belief systems. Did you run into any trouble with the religiously-inclined who were doubly offended at the notion that animals may also have a spirit?

Indeed, I've been criticized by some people of faith who insist animals have no "soul," and to suggest otherwise demeans humans. I couldn't disagree more. First off, regardless of how a soul or spirit is defined, it is not always necessary for one to exist in fueling ghostly activity. After all, phantoms of ships, cars, trains, and other inanimate objects are reported. This demonstrates that sometimes we may be seeing an imprint of the past, and the "life force" of the original item is irrelevant. But regardless, when humans and animals are placed under the microscope, there's nothing to scientifically suggest we are fundamentally different. We are all primarily composed of the same physical matter. The egocentric attitude some people have may simply be founded on arrogance and ignorance.

In Pet Ghosts, you provide details on how to document the spirits of our pets. Do you think ghost hunting has a place in part of the grieving process?

To conduct scientific research, presented for public scrutiny, grieving can become a problem. It's seen as warping one's perception of the event, reducing the investigation to an exercise in wishful thinking, hoping the pet is not really dead. However, the common person who does not care about public scrutiny often finds these investigative techniques comforting and therapeutic if evidence of the pet ghost is attained. Simple household items, like a compass, fluorescent light bulb, or dehumidifier, can be used to help experience a phantimal. If one gains evidence of a dead pet's ghost, it may not only help with mourning, but also place our own deaths in perspective. 

Where does animal ghost hunting end and cryptozoology start? (i.e. what's the difference between looking for the ghost of your deceased dog and hunting for Bigfoot?)

Whether or not the subject of your investigation is considered within the zoological or cryptozoological area can most simply be addressed by this: if a specimen of the creature, living or dead, is kept at a public facility (e.g. zoo or university) it's zoological. Otherwise, it's cryptozoological. The difficult part about researching cryptids is that sometimes crypitds are purely physical, biological organisms, but in other cases some researchers speculate they might be semi-physical forms, creatures that slip between our realm and some other; maybe even the ghosts of extinct animals. Evidence for some mysterious creatures, like bigfoot, is so inconsistent that considering the possibility they are phantimals could explain a lot: whether or not this is correct remains to be seen.

Pets can become like members of our families, so it's understandable how attached we can get to our little critters. Do you believe in most cases the spirits of our pets hang around for a while or are we dealing with thought projections mixed with grief from the pet owners?

It's impossible to say, based upon the physical evidence alone, that conscious, aware, interactive spirits of pets are coming back to visit. Currently, our ability to document anomalies, and then interpret those anomalies effectively, is compromised by the level of our technology. However, if we are to give credence to eyewitness testimonies -- people who say they have seen and fully interacted with pet ghosts -- we can assume a pet may be more prone to come back based on how we treat them in life. Generally, we take care of all our pets needs: food, water, housing, etc. This makes pets particularly vulnerable since they depend on us so greatly. Therefore, upon death and tangible separation from us, you can see why the pet may be especially confused. It might definitely come looking to us for answers, just as it always did in physical life. But oftentimes, after around a week, the phantimal disappears, perhaps having finally accepted its fate away from the owner. If these are thought projections, we have no way of telling the difference as we do not understand how telepathy works.

How are some people reaching out to the spirits of their pets?

Aside from using simple tools and techniques as previously mentioned, the most basic format involves treating the pet as if it is not dead. If you take out your pet's favorite foods, treats, toys, etc. and place them at those areas your pet frequented in life, you may enhance your chances of having the pet return. Turn down the lights at night, turn on a dehumidifier, and set the stage. There are many approaches, some technical, some not, and options are addressed in detail in Pet Ghosts.

Who is Pet Ghosts written for?

Pet Ghosts is written for anyone fascinated with the difference between living and non-living subjects. I've broken down the theories to the smallest levels, looking to single-celled organisms like amoebas (without brains, eyes, and mouths, yet seeming alive) compared to more complex ones like humans, and all in-between. It's not just a book about cats and dogs; it really about non-human apparitions, even exploring the fringes like bigfoot, lake monsters, and mothman. This book investigates the nature of physicality and non-physicality in relation to the living and non-living. It's written for people who want a possible model of reality in addition to those who merely want tips on the best way to experience an animal ghost. Altogether, this is the most comprehensive book I've ever written on ghostly phenomena.

Do you believe some ghost hunters today are confusing the spirits of animals and people in their investigations? Is it always possible to tell the difference in the phenomena?

I would say investigators confuse human and animal ghosts all the time. Without a visual, or some prior knowledge of what the phantom is supposed to be, it would be almost impossible for the average researcher to tell a difference. This is a testament to just how similar humans and animals really are.

What's in your CD player right now?

I'm listening to some of Billy Joel's greatest hits -- wonderful stuff!


You can visit Joshua P. Warren's Web sites at: www.joshuapwarren.com or  www.lemurteam.com.

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