The Immortal Life of Piu Piu
One of the most intricate pieces to the puzzle of the magical realism novel, ‘The Immortal Life of Piu Piu’, with certainty its ” . . . very touching human-animal bonds that awaken a sense of care and guardianship for the Earth”. Just as in “Jonathan Livingston Seagull“ – to which this book was compared by several readers as you can see on Amazon or on the Review Page on this website – this is a story where animals have souls, where animals talk, and where animals have an important message for us.
As the author was born in Namibia, where she grew up with pets – dogs, birds, cats and horses and many smaller beings inbetween. She spent her school holidays on a farm, where she was fortunate enough to play with cute little goats and baby cheetahs, and where wild leopards roamed freely. No, she didn’t play with those – especially as they had an eye on her little goats – but she loved these majestic cats and had a very specific relationship with them based on what we’d call ‘interspecies communication’ today. Her fondest memories go back to the times she spent with the game ranger family in one of Africa’s most spectacular game reserves, the Etosha National Park, in the north of the country. Here, where lions walked through the garden at night, and close encounters with elephants were not rare, she learned how to respect the laws of the wild, to move freely without interfering, and to trust her intuition. In those days without TV nor Internet nor the mobile web, she knew how to read footprints and broken twigs, she understood the calls of birds and hyenas, and the sun or the stars told her the time. And in those days it was rare that anyone carried a weapon at all. Even out there . . .
Based on her own interconnectedness, the question whether animals have souls or not never occurred to her. She has no doubt that animals are conscious. Everything is Source energy. Including plants. However, as in her story, a human soul consciously lives a life from an animal perspective to enhance her spiritual growth, the question was raised. Whether animals have souls is much more than an interesting topic! It is crucial to address it and bring it into the human consciousness to realize and understand what today’s massive meat production and consumption creates – not only at the moment of panic before death, not only within the environment, the air, the sea . . . but right within us, our hearts, our health, our soul. We are what we eat.
On the wings of these thoughts we were inspired to start to publish a series of very personal animal photos by the author, accompanied by quotes from well-known personalities from literature, philosophy, religion a.o. It is an experiment. A gift. It may well become another book . . .
Soul Quote by Plato
Quote: “The soul of man is immortal.”
This is such a profound quote that it appears to be the perfect introduction to a magical journey that explores the mystery of life after death. It is attributed to the Greek philosopher Plato, who laid the foundation for Western Philosophy and Science.
Soul Quote by Pythagoras
The first ‘Animal Soul Photo’ in this series carries a remarkable quote attributed to another Greek philosopher and mathematician, who actually influenced Plato: Pythagoras.
Quote: “Animals share with us the privilege of having a Soul”.
Beautiful . . . and what’s astonishing about it: it’s nothing new . . . this comes from over 2,000 years ago!
Stay tuned as we dive into the next animal soul . . .