Elena Mannes is an award-winning independent documentary director/writer/producer whose honors include six Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, two Directors Guild of America Awards, and nine Cine Golden Eagles. She has written, directed, and produced series and documentaries for CBS, PBS, ABC, and the Discovery Channel, including The Amazing Animal Mind and the PBS primetime special The Music Instinct. She lives in New York City. Her new book is Soul Dog: A Journey into the Spiritual Life of Animals (Bear & Co.) Visit www.souldogbook.com. Printed with permission from the publisher Inner Traditions International, www.InnerTraditions.com.