"I sometimes call animals - dogs and cats particularly - guardians of being. Dogs fill a vital function in the collective consciousness of humanity . ... Show synopsis "I sometimes call animals - dogs and cats particularly - guardians of being. Dogs fill a vital function in the collective consciousness of humanity ...they show us what we have lost and, once we realise that, they can help us in our shift into a deeper state of consciousness." (Eckhart Tolle). From bestselling author and visionary Eckhart Tolle comes this wonderful, enlightening and inspiring work on the importance of dogs and cats not just as pets, but as guides, guardians and beloved friends. Richly illustrated by Patrick McDonnell, creator of Mutts, Guardians of Being shows us that not only can we rely on our pets to help us, but that though their partnership, we can gain a deeper understanding of the universe and its love, as well as ourselves. Through this extraordinary exploration of our relationship with animals, Tolle demonstrates that our relationship with the animals we know and care for is not simply a bond of love, but a spiritual one too, transcending words to form an uplifting, enlightening experience.