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 Animal Communication

Raising Awareness of Inclusion Body Disease 


A Communication 




 An extract from this transcript  featured in Inspirations Magazine
June/July 2011
 Jane Summers Animal Communicator
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I was asked to telepathically communicate with a 12 year old Albino Burmese Python, named Ra, concerning a diagnosis of Inclusion Body Disease.
Following validation on particular points* of Ra’s communication session by Sue Colman, the Snake Sanctuary proprietor – it was agreed to present Ra’s transcript to highlight & raise awareness of the condition IBD.
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~ A note about AC transcripts ~
The nature of telepathic communication is that it is conveyed as intuitive messages.
 Information received may therefore be interpreted in many varying ways; as messages, images, emotions, feelings, or analogies.
 It should be remembered that animal communication is an art and not a science.
Animal communication has been recognised since the 1970’s and is considered a complementary profession. Jane Summers’ animal communication consultations are made and presented in good faith and are the result of much self-testing, validation & experience in telepathic communication with animals over a number of years.
Each animal is respected as being uniquely individual. No guarantee is given to any particular issue being solved, fixed, corrected or cured from any animal communication consultation.
Animal communicators are not veterinarians and are therefore not permitted to diagnose nor advise on health & medical matters. Animal communication is not a replacement for veterinary care of an animal. Any intuitive information conveyed in the course of a consultation is therefore just for your personal

 A Key to Reading Transcripts:

An animal communication transcript largely reads like a conversation between two individuals:

1) The animal communicator
2) The animal.
-   The communicators’ words & thoughts are written in regular type - & without any brackets.
-   The animals’ main responses are written in italics –without any brackets.
[.....] Words or sentences in square brackets:
Square bracketed words detail accompanying emotions, feelings, images, analogies or metaphors, which are intuitively received at the same time as the main response from the animal.
(.....) Words or sentences in round brackets:
Round bracketed words assist expression of the animals’ response. They are used when the animals’ response may be better understood by the addition of such words.
The nature of telepathic communication is that the animals’ responses may be conveyed intuitively in many varying ways & oftentimes are not to be taken as literally meant; therefore, be aware of any possible lateral meanings which may come to mind from an animals’ response; as these too can be intriguing & significant in their own right.
Thank you.

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Hello Ra. My name is Jane. I am an animal communicator & on behalf of Sue, I have been asked to communicate with you...
Hello Jane [his ‘voice’ comes across as gravelly, croaky & in an almost robotic-ly clipped type way. And as if a gravelly type adaptor to his voice box if such a thing could be possible, were fitted to induce such a tone].
Thank you, Ra.
Ra, Sue is rather concerned for your well-being & has asked I enquire of your viewpoints on certain issues - with your agreement?
Yes, Jane –of course... [& his ‘voice’ again draws my attention- and conveys as if coming from a hollow cage in resonance].
Thank you, Ra. How are you feeling just now, firstly?
I don’t know if I can say ‘good’, Jane [his ‘voice’ now appearing of a higher pitch as he composes a sentence of conveyance to me].
Can you describe how you are feeling, Ra?
[& in response, it is a smaller ‘voice’ still, which ‘answers’. Curiously he has conveyed to me as if of ‘two voices’; one, of the deeper gravelly tone, the second of a smaller, almost high pitched ‘little voice’].
I am feeling like I am ‘shrinking’, Jane. It is a case of my skin as such becoming ‘too tight’ for me & so I keep bursting out of (in) small pieces.
I’m sorry to hear that, Ra. Can you tell me more details?
Yes, Jane. It is losing me strength. [& there is a sense of one end of him being as such ‘okay’ yet the other end being more affected by what is going on].
Okay, Ra. And can you tell me more – of how you are feeling?
Yes, Jane [his ‘voice’ notable again, & of the two tones, they now convey as a sense of how, by analogy, a schoolboys voice may ‘break’- in an uncontrolled high & then alternate with deepness occasionally as he speaks, though quite unconsciously].
I feel as if..I am in, as such, ‘slices’...
Can you explain this to me, Ra?
I feel I am in ‘sections’...& one bit is ‘catching on to the other’ gradually...
Okay - & how does this make you feel in yourself & in your body, Ra?
It feels as if I am ‘locking myself together gradually’...
Alright – thank you for explaining, Ra.
Ra, Sue’s first question to you is: How did you become ill?
It was nothing Sue did, please tell her...
Okay – can you tell me how you consider you became ill, Ra?
I ate something which I was pre-disposed to pick up eggs from [& with this conveys the sense of a small animal, mouse or bird - with some sort of ‘infection’/’eggs’ on it, which Ra ate].
Can you describe or detail this more?
[To this, there is the sense of some sort of preservative having been applied to such a mouse/bird – to be served as food; and that the resultant application & condition being then toxic to snakes].
Thank you, Ra.
Ra, are you in pain in your body, physically?
Yes, it is as if I ache, Jane [& simultaneously he conveys the sense of his muscles physically aching].
I’m sorry to hear that Ra. With you agreement, I will make a body scan of you?
Yes, Jane of course... [And from this, the following sensations were conveyed:
 A sense, of, as if, his muscles are TIGHTLY, tightly contracted & which if one could describe in simple terms, could be said to be comparable to screwing one’s eyes up very tightly, but then of the tightness even exceeding the ‘normal’ level of tightness one might manage usually. With this, is an inner sense of almost shaking due to the muscles then being in such a tight spasm of tightness].   
Thank, Ra. Sue then asks:
Is there anything more we can do to help (you) get better?
It is being kind to me – as you do, that makes my life worth living [& by analogy, he conveys the sense of how a person diagnosed with a nerve-affected/muscle disorder which produces physical shaking, can often ‘cope’ on an everyday level by applying concentration & acceptance & with the love & help of those around them].
Okay, thank you Ra. To reinforce Sue’s question though – can she do anything to assist you physically to feel better?
[& in response.. a sense of massaging the skin is conveyed & the concept of TTOUCh therapy comes to mind].
Okay, thank you, Ra, though as I understand from you that your condition is of an ‘internal cause’ – can you suggest anything else Sue can do or give you to assist your recovering?
To make sure my water has ‘nothing in detrimental’ [& this is conveyed as a sense of his seeking to avoid any sort of chemical additive in drinking water - of which, it may be said to be considered ‘helpful’ or ‘purifying’ to the water, by some, though to others as ‘toxic’].
Thank you, Ra. Do you consider a particular element or chemical in water could be contributory to your condition?
Yes, I need it ‘pure’ as of a snake’s habitat.
Okay. Thank you, Ra. Though to re-confirm your response of earlier- (whether you are in pain) – on a scale of 1- 10 (10 being most intense) – please describe any pain you have?
It is a ‘six’ sometimes, Jane – (though) it is...not so much ‘pain’ but ‘discomfort’. It is just ‘exhausting’; this ‘scrunched up’ feeling, yet I endure it [& with this he conveys a sense as if, by analogy, of paint peeling].
Thank you, Ra. Then, would you say this ‘discomfort’ tolerable & cope-able on an everyday basis?
[He ‘sighs’] is my ‘path’, Jane. If it is that I am immobilised by it... [& with this he conveys the sense of a similarly restrictive condition such as tetanus/’lockjaw’ & of the ‘being frozen’- ‘locked’ into one’s body situation, yet, still seeing, hearing & sensing all that is going on around].
Okay. Thank you, Ra.
Sue then asks: Can you get better?
Yes, if ‘better’ is surpassing the level of comfort I have now [He ‘smiles’].
Can you explain this more, please, Ra?
I feel I can improve – but it is (now) like... [& by analogy,- a ‘rusted up’ machine; almost locked into itself from ‘getting to such a stage’. Yet, if ‘oiled up’ – it may get to work/operate again, but in reality too much ‘rusting up’ has happened over time to expect it to ever completely be clear & working as ‘normally’ as it first ever was].
Thank you, Ra.
And Sue asks: Would you prefer to ‘leave this world’ than to stay?
[He ‘blinks’; a slow motion ‘blink’- & as if closing his eyes to almost ‘shut out the thought’ or as one might on having to compose themselves with a thought before opening the eyes again, to view- & face- the situation- & or thought, again].
Can you give more of your thought on this, Ra?
Yes, Jane. I would like to ‘stay’ as much & as long as it is possible to care for me. I have much to ‘raise’ in terms of profile for this ‘disease’. I can be of attention to assist others. I can be learnt from; I can teach about it. And so, for what it is worth, my time here can be worthwhile [And as if by human analogy & example, the physical immobilisation, yet continued knowledge & information generated by Stephen Hawking is conveyed].
Thank you, Ra.
Ra, Sue tells me that, your ‘diagnosed condition’ can be considered contagious to other snakes. How do you feel you can be most effective to help & raise profile of such a disease if you mainly need to be isolated from others?
[By response, he conveys by analogy the thought that any author or artist does not need to be ‘out there’ themselves – only the result of their research, their pictures, their name...]
...I can do this ‘behind the scenes’...please tell Sue.
Thank you, Ra. I send you such thoughts of Light, Sun & healing..
[ at this, it is as if his image suddenly ‘glows’ & I am drawn to thinking of how much a receptacle of Light his essence is representing; and too, of his having a resonance with energy healing, especially].
..And, do you have any further message for Sue, before we close on this communication today?
Yes, Jane, please tell her the long yellow bits don’t need ‘sweeping up’...
Can you explain this a bit further, Ra?
Yes, Jane...the ‘threads’ don’t need ‘pulling’.*
Okay, Ra. I will pass this on to Sue. Bless you & thank you, for this communication.
[And he is quiet; closing his eyes like little shutters up & down...& ready to be still & quiet...again... where he is...].
* Sue & her husband - prior to the AC - both independently gave energy healing sessions to Ra, unknown to me. On receiving Ra’s transcript  Sue stated that during healing, she had energetic–ly felt ‘strings’ or ‘thread’s extending out from Ra of which initially she felt drawn to pulling on as part of the healing session. Her husband remarked of exactly the same experience. It appears Ra describes this.
Inclusion Body Disease, (IBD), first recognised in the mid 1970’s, is considered an incurable, contagious & fatal ‘disease’ exclusively affecting the ‘boid’ family of snakes, ie pythons & boas. A definitive cause is yet to be established though currently thought a type of retrovirus (‘inclusion bodies’) is causative, or that the condition is spread by the snake mite parasite Ophionyssus natricis, though this is not found in all cases. Some snakes may be asymptomatic but still carriers of IBD.
IBD symptoms vary but include nervous system disorders, loss of muscle co-ordination, weight loss, respiratory infections & paralysis & discomfort.
Until more studies can be made to understand this ‘disease’, prevention is the only line of defence.
Sue Colman, aka ‘Snakey Sue’ runs a Serpent Sanctuary in East Anglia, currently home to 46 (+) non-venomous snakes of all sizes & descriptions. Sue dedicatedly funds the sanctuary herself through encouraging a wider acceptance of, appreciation & love of snakes in general. Her work includes live snake presentations, educational talks for schools, clubs, parties & community events, therapy for special needs & gentle assistance for previously considered snake ‘phobics’.
Sue may be contacted on: 01255 722326 or at
In loving memory of Ra.
10th February 2011.