Tuesday, February 24th, 10 am and 7 pm in the Levan Center.
These talks are free and open to the public, and her book will be available
The Norman Levan Center for the Humanities presents Dr. Doolittle’s Heaven, a talk by Anne Benvenuti, Author of Spirit Unleashed: Reimagining Animal-Human Relations.
In her talk she notes that as prefigured in the Dr. Doolittle stories, contemporary research has established that language is a pervasive system of animal life on earth, that animals do indeed talk and listen to one another.
This finding breaks down what many consider to be the last of the presumed barriers separating humans from other animals. She proposes a new way of thinking about soul and spirituality, a kind of natural spirituality, that is likely common to humans and animals.