Item description for Turtle Dolphin Dreams by Marian K. Volkman...
What if we shared planet Earth with other intelligent species? What if inter-species communication were really possible? Seek out some answers in Turtle Dolphin Dreams... An extremely unusual work of fiction in which three creatures, a turtle, a dolphin and a human link minds through dreams to bring a unique perception of the world. Most of the narration is by the Turtle (via the human) and Dolphin's voice comes through both turtle and human, yet somehow this strange book hangs together and holds the reader's attention.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 7.3" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Release Date Apr 15, 2005
Publisher Loving Healing Press
ISBN 1932690107 ISBN13 9781932690101
Availability 113 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 08:17.
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A small book of wonder Apr 21, 2008
Reviewed by Gina Holland for RebeccasReads (4/08)
"Turtle Dolphin Dreams" is a small book of wonder. The story begins with a turtle telling us a tale. The tale includes turtles, humans and dolphins. As the story goes on, we learn how much turtles, humans and dolphins are alike. We learn about dream states of dolphins and humans and how close they both are. We learn about how different breeding is for turtles compared to humans and dolphins. Turtles lay their eggs, and then move along. The eggs hatch and the baby turtles are on their own, no one to watch over them. No one is there to guide them. They need to have strong survivor instincts right from the beginning.
We then learn that dolphins and humans breed alike, carry babies alike, and have babies alike. After the humans and dolphin babies are born, we stick to our babies like glue, we protect and keep them, and we have to teach them how to survive, unlike the turtle that has eggs and abandon them. We learn different types of communications between humans, dolphins and turtles. Somehow I think that the author was trying to say that humans and dolphins had more communication then turtles do with us.
Turtles are alike with humans and dolphins by being able to breathe in the water and out the water. Dolphins can do the same. Humans can breathe in the water with tanks of oxygen, but breathe normally outside the water to live. Dolphins and humans like to play games. Sometimes that's how they communicate. Dolphins are very intelligent creatures. On some levels, people have studied dolphins and believe that dolphins speak in their own language, as do humans.
This book was very fascinating to read, it was very enjoyable. I think the author had some very good opinions and facts in this very pleasant book. I would recommend "Turtle Dolphin Dreams" to children of all ages and adults as well. I would like to see a book number two in this title. I commend the author for a writing job well done. The book was very easy-to-understand. I give this book thumbs up in my mind.
Turtle Dolphin Dreams Jul 16, 2007
The author of Turtle Dolphin Dreams is best known for her efforts to improve the quality of life for individuals using Applied Metapsychological methods and techniques. In her recent book, Life Skills: Improve the Quality of Your Life with Metapsychology, the author presented a variety of methods and techniques designed to teach individuals about themselves and about how they as individuals react to other individuals and the world around themselves.
Turtle Dolphin Dreams shares several mutual and complementary aims with the author's past work. In this book, as in her previous work, the author asks the reader to look both inside and outside of him or herself not only to learn to accept him or herself as an individual but also to remind him or herself how he or she fits into this world as a whole. Likewise, in this new book, the reader is also encouraged to dream and to seek out these dreams.
Nonetheless, there are several new and very entertaining aspects in the author's latest book. Turtle Dolphin Dreams is a fictional story written from the perspective of a turtle. This particular turtle, named Turtledove, reflects on his dreams, on the dreams he has shared with dolphins, and on the lack of such dreams in humans. Turtledove also examines the different views of play in these different communities.
This book is really beautiful, inspirational, and craftfully written. It contains a great deal of incite that is presented in such an entertaining way that the reader takes in the information without putting up usual emotional barriers. Moreover, this book leaves the reader with a deep feeling of connection with the world and a strong belief in hope for the future.
A wonderful book! Jan 22, 2007
I thoroughly enjoyed Marian Volkman's short story "Turtle Dolphin Dreams". Her book reveals a conversation between three beings-one human, one turtle, and one dolphin. What do dolphins want humans to know? If they could speak to us, what would they say?
Through the first chapter I had an awkward awareness that I was being addressed by a turtle narrator. By the second chapter, I was a believer!
Turtle Dolphin Dreams reminded me of Jonathan Livingston Seagull-both are short profound stories which expand on our connection to all spiritual beings.
Message of wisdom Apr 27, 2006
Reviewed by Cynthia Baute for Reader Views (4/06)
"Turtle Dolphin Dreams" is a mystical little book that challenges us to consider the questions "what if humans could communicate with other life forms on our planet," and "if we could, what would they say?"
Though initially the story seems a bit contrived, it is also quickly engaging. Through an endearing voice that speaks to the childhood love of animals and universal connectedness, the story presents opportunities for both literal and allegorical interpretations.
The following passage struck a deep chord with me, in relation to the nature of human existence and interrelationships: "Ocean and air teach us by their coming together. In sensing our difference from each other, our uniqueness, yet reaching out to deeply know and understand another, we form not a division, but a seam." Throughout the story, other passages have similar small wisdoms to impart.
I occasionally found the message chain (dolphin to turtle to human) and the corresponding changes of narrator from one to the next to be distracting, and descriptions a bit overly verbose and formalized. In spite of these minor technical shortcomings, I was thoroughly engaged in the book and the messages it has to share.
Pure delight! May 12, 2005
Based on an intriguing premise, this insightful book explores some of the revelations that might be shared if dolphins, turtles and humans could communicate with each other. And why not? I have a cat that certainly seems tuned in to me. It's a delightful book.