How do animals talk?
The general model for an efficient idealized communication system between humans involves five components - a source, a transmitter, a channel, a receiver, and a destination. These components are defined as: source one - person, transmitter - vocal apparatus, channel - air, receiver - another person's vocal apparatus, destination - another person.
With animals this system isn't quite as simple because humans have speech (language) to express their personal and social ideas, emotional perceptions, mental states, and physical conditions.
Animals can't verbally express their inner thoughts, feelings, and intentions through continuous and reciprocal language vocalizations so their evolution has provided a communication system based on their environmental adaptations for survival.
Every adaptation has in turn created a physiological level of change which has a counterpart on the behavioral level. Thus animals have generally developed a communication system that is based upon social organization rather than unlimited and ever-changing verbal communication through linguistics.
This social organization comes into play as a division of labor where tasks are geared towards reproduction and dependent on population survival. Tasks to achieve optimum reproductive efficiency have resulted in such behavioral divisions of labor such as gender roles, mating habits, rearing of offspring, cooperative foraging-hunting, food storage, and defense.
For animals information transfer must come from mechanisms of communication in the form of signaling acts. Signaling acts are sensory modalities including visual, auditory, tactile, and olfactory behaviors which are used for social and environmental communication.
For example, a bee round dances inside the hive to indicate the location of an outside food source. The rate and direction of his waggle dance is a coded message for the distance and position of the field where the flowers are located.
Ethology teaches that signaling acts
(hereditary behaviors) are the information "channel" for animal
communication whereas for humans our communication channel is the
air through which our verbal language knowledge transfers from
person to person or groups with greater detail, nuance, and meaning.
Animals are considered social creatures. Humans are described as
I believe this evolutional analysis is correct to a point. As a Medium, I know there is another "channel" through which all creatures express their thoughts and concerns besides signaling acts and non-verbal vocalizations. Biochemical and physiological changes in their bodies also causes changes in their bio-magnetic energy fields as well. This includes the brain, physical body and the body aura field.
All life force energy, though intangible, contains information which mirrors an animal's mental and physical state. For instance, radio waves encoding music or words are odorless, invisible, and untouchable yet everyone knows what images, ideas, and emotive feelings they can create during the process of sending and receiving wave-lengths of sound information.
A Medium simply hones into an animal's subtle energy frequencies and converts them into a higher wavelength where they can be decoded and transformed into human thoughts or conceptual ideas. This process also effectively produces images, language, or feelings that a Medium can relate to. This is no different than a Medium locking into frequencies associated with lower human spirits (ghosts) or higher energies such as angels for the purpose of mutual communication. This process has been called telepathy by Parapsychologists.