Thanks for the stimulating article here, Marc. I agree that in the general way most of us think of spirituality, many animals are not far from us, and share in this. Organizing concepts into a true "religion" is a separate matter, as you indicate.

I've recently discovered you and your work from having joined The Oracle Institute. So just recently also read your contribution to our "The Love" book, where you touch on animal love and human love of animals, etc., in profound ways. There you wisely remind us that our spiritual progress necessarily includes growing respect and love for all sentient beings, not just humans (thanks!). And sometimes letting animals teach and lead us in love can help with loving the difficult-to-love humans we know or try to avoid knowing.