"The Chronicles of the Savannah River Dolphins"
This is a book of pure transcendent joy.
It is not only an immersion into dolphin consciousness, it is a glimpse into the very nature of consciousness itself.
If human beings ever get to commune
with an alien or higher consciousness, this book will teach us how to do it.
It will be our guide book, our Bible.
Oscar winning script writer
(Ghost and Time Traveler's Wife)
Bruce Joel Rubin
Peter Calhoun, shaman and author of "Soul On Fire":
This book is a must read not only for dolphin lovers but for all animal lovers as well, especially those who wish to protect and learn from these amazing sentient beings with whom we share this planet. Muriel is a real life mermaid and a true daughter of the earth and its oceans. She brings heart as well as insight through her leading edge research and compelling stories.
Dr. Paula Reeves, author of "Heart Sense" and "Woman's Intuition: Unlocking the Wisdom of the Body":Muriel has given us a unique gift - a profoundly moving and evocative collection of teaching tales that will appeal to adults and children alike. To read any single one of these true accounts is to marvel at the wisdom, intelligence and caring - yes, caring- of these great animals for each other and for humanity.
Ilona Selke, author of "Journey to the Center of Creation" and "Dolphins, Love and Destiny: Yoga for the Soul": Muriel inspires the reader with easy to read stories about her human contact with wild dolphins. Her language is simple, unassuming but pointing toward the observable with a little hint of what is behind the scenes. She gives us rare insights into what kind of contact is possible with wild dolphins, which otherwise, we see only with trained dolphins
in captivity. Such voluntary behaviour on the part of the dolphins
shows us we are dealing with a highly intelligent species, a species that needs and deserves our help for their survival.
Marlyce Kling, author of "Tybee Island: The Republic of Love": Splashing around in the dolphin world with Muriel Lindsay is a balm for the open heart.
Tony Rooney, musician, song writer, CD "Glass on the Floor": Lindsay is the real deal. She has obviously "taken the plunge" to actually get to KNOW some dolphins on a personal (even intimate), up close basis -- and not in some artificial "Sea World" type environment, but in her dolphin friends' own natural habitat. For anyone who has been curious about dolphins and inclined to take them seriously as "equal to, just different from, us humans, these brief stories
will fascinate you and warm your heart.
Janet Stegeman, author of "Caty: A Biography of Catherine Littlefield
Greene": From her home on Tybee Island, Georgia, Muriel Lindsay set forth in her tiny yellow kayak "Buttercup" on a rare adventure she shares in this unique telling. Not claiming this as a strict scientific stury, she brings an intimate, sensitivie account as an up close and personal observer/participant, showing . . . "what happens when we explore relating to our water brothers and sisters, so like us, and so unlike us." A tribute to her joyful encounters with these intelligent beings, she reflects their high energy and enthusiasm in a delightful book suitable for all ages. The format recommends itself to read-aloud-share-time with kids. How she and these dolphins accepted and interacted with each others, always on their terms, is indeed, as she says "a grand mystery." Very highly recommended reading.
Hardy Jones, nature documentary maker, ocean conservationist and co-founder with Ted Dansen of Bluevoice.org: Muriel has established a unique bond with the bottle dolphins she visits from her kayak. Her heartwarming story illustrates the
expanding possibilities of relationship between humans and dolphins.
Sakae Hemmi, Director of the Institute of Science and Culture (Japan), active
conservationist internationally for whales and dolphins via Elsa Nature Coservancy, publisher of 18 books on animals including the acclaimed "The Shore Where Dolphins Come": Muriel Lindsay's stories are for young people everywhere, including in Japan, who understand that dolphins are remarkable in every way and deserve to be protected. She shows how much can be given and received between human and dolphin. She lets them tell us who they are. We are left feeling there is so much more we will learn from our interaction with them.
Yolanda Zigarmi Martin, author of "Gifts: Remembering the Now":
Prepare to be entranced, educated and enthralled by Muriel's marvelous
little book. You need not be a nature lover or a dolphin fan to be captivated by the true stories Muriel tells. This is a book you can pick up when you have only a few minutes and immerse yourself in a real life encounter between dolphins and a human. In a couple of short pages, the reader can have heart strings plucked with the joy of communion, the sorrow of man's ignorance and the sacredness of unconditional love and acceptance. This is a book for all ages. It is a book for those who respect nature and our relationship to it as well as a book for those who have not yet considered how interwoven is all of life that shares Planet Earth. Muriel's style is forthright and genuine. There is a lovely naivete that lights up the pages when she describes first encounters and discovers new dolphin behaviours. I highly recommend this book.
Carla Vinson, middle school teacher - This author is
a natural and gifted story teller. With a deft and light touch, she gives her readers an intimate tour of the habitat she shares with a family of dolphins. Her voice is fresh, true, unembellished -- similar to the clean and effortless lyricism one sometimes encounters in Native American literature.I recommend this book to children and adults who value "the friendlies" who walk, swim, fly and play among us.
J R Roseberry, former columnist for Atlanta Journal/Constitution and The
Washington Post: Muriel"s ability, shown in her book, to communicate....and articulate that communication...with these wonderful creatures is most impressive, as is her enthusiasm for her subject. I suspect the "Friendlies" and others she described really were flirting with her and I can hardly blame them . . just another indication of their intelligence. The child-like innocence and playful, optimistic approach to daily living is a perfect match for her own.
Rebecca Kahrs, artist, teacher: What a wonderful and heartfelt read. It's about time Muriel shared her unique world with us. I have known her for eight years and the one thing I have to say about this lady is she is passionate about Life and this planet. She walks her talk every day of her life. She is magical. The dolphins have known it for years. Now more will have the opportunity to know just how special she is. Bravo
Published in 2007