The Heart of Evolution

Sat Sep 30 2017 - Mon Oct 02 2017, 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Contact: Shari Montana
(406) 207-6105

An Unforgettable Perspective on the Importance of our Four-Legged Friends:

Did you know that increasing scientific evidence suggests certain animals reached out to our ancestors---befriending, empowering, and gentling people long before we were able to corral and control them? Did you realize that as early humans formed partnerships with animals, our own species became braver, stronger, and more compassionate as a result?

Join bestselling author Linda Kohanov for a moving, at times mind-altering exploration of humanity’s deep connection with the caring side of nature when she presents The Heart of Evolution: Exploring the Hidden History and Untapped Potential of the Human-Animal Bond Saturday, Sept. 30, from 1 to 5 pm at MontanaQuest EGS and Horse Sanctuary in Missoula. A two-day skill-building workshop on how to take this ancient wisdom back to the modern human world will follow on Oct. 1 and 2. The public can attend either or both events.

“In researching my fourth book The Power of the Herd, I came across some unexpected information that turns conventional theories about animal domestication inside out and upside down,” Kohanov marvels. “I quickly realized that this counterintuitive perspective on how ancient humans formed mutually beneficial partnerships with other species offers a model for how we can effectively gain the trust and loyalty of people who we may initially perceive as being very different from ourselves.”

In her latest book The Five Roles of a Master Herder, Kohanov was able to distill research on the human-animal bond into a remarkable eight-step process for 21st century humans who want to enhance their relationships with other people in business, community, educational, and family settings, as well as with other cultures. The Southern Arizona-based author and educator has led similar seminars throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. This marks the first time she will share these insights in Montana. “Linda’s books come alive in this visually inspiring and intellectually original culmination of her work,” says Beverly Kane, MD, Stanford School of Medicine, who attended the seminar near San Francisco. “She is once again the brilliant voice of associative thinking, using science, spirit, and stories to dig deep into our history and into our hearts. What evolves is a striking new narrative on our non-predatory co-evolution with multiple species of animals.”

Actor William Shatner, who attended the Heart of Evolution seminar in Los Angeles last summer, characterizes Kohanov’s latest work as “an innovative and practical nature-based approach to leadership, and life. [It's] not just for corporate executives. Parents, teachers, community organizers, film directors, and especially politicians would all benefit from these skills.”

Kohanov, who lives just outside of Tucson, is available for interviews. For more information on these events:

Location: MontanaQuest at River Pines Farm 120 River Pines Road Missoula, MT

(406) 207-6105