One of the innumerable New Age fads: by getting into a pool (or the ocean) and taking a dip with the porposes, all sorts of groovy effects are achieved. Results include everything from generalized euphoria and renewed sense of purpose (or porpose) to better socialization skills among autistic children (where Dolphin Assisted Therapy is supplimented by massage and various hydrotherapies) apparently because of the "spiritual" nature of the beasts, and their "heart embrace" (or the fact that they will look you back in the eye. That the same effects could be achieved by visiting a petting zoo and having someone pay attention to you for a day or so seems to escape most of the participants....

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