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The Deva Handbook: How to Work with Nature's Subtle Energies Paperback – June 1, 1995
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Native traditions throughout the world have taught that these intuitive impressions are caused by the subtle forces of the living world. These forces are known by different names: angels, nature spirits, orishas, or by the Sanskrit term devas, meaning “the shining ones.” The Deva Handbook guides us back to these keepers of earth wisdom. The author draws on native traditions from around the world as well as modern teachings to explore the roles, characteristics, and significance of the devas.
You can learn to communicate with the devas anywhere: in a backyard garden, or near a tree in a city park. This illustrated handbook offers practical tools--including visualizations, prayers, and offerings--that will help you to get in touch with the “power spots” of nature and receive their healing energy.
NATHANIEL ALTMAN has authored and co-authored over fifteen books, including Sacred Trees and Oxygen Healing Therapies.
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The Deva Handbook is a great reference for people who want to work with nature spirits. Altman gives all the basics on devas and places of power, citing such well-known clairvoyants as Geoffrey Hodson and Dora Van Gelder Kunz. He writes from an ecological point of view, encouraging readers to have communion with the devas.
Four factors can help facilitate this communion: a genuine interest in working with nature spirits; approaching nature with feelings of wonder, curiosity and respect; being open to the psychological, mental and spiritual possibilities nature spirit communion can bring about; and cultivating an awareness of and sensitivity to the natural world.
The book has great black and white nature photographs and is a comprehensive overview for readers wanting to know more about devas and nature spirits. Unlike most books on similar subjects, his focus is on two-way communication, emphasizing humility and alignment with the devic realm. With clear writing and an extensive bibliography, it is an excellent choice for those interested in further exploration of the invisible world.
Altman writes that living reality is always a changing reality. "When we embrace the reality of change, we become more open to what the 'now moment' has to teach us."
This important book contains much information otherwise rarely available.
Preliminary chapters illuminate us as to the development necessary in us humans in order to begin to establish a connection to devas and nature spirits - self-awareness, compassion, respect and humility being key words.
The final part of the book provides us with practical information for preparation to commune with these wise and mighty spirits. It is suggested to visit 'planetary power spots' like the Grand Canyon, Crater Lake, Mount Fuji or Niagara Falls, once prepared.
We learn that we may receive advice from devas on all, including personal, matters. Healing energy may be accessed for ourselves and others.
Like attracts like, so the more harmonious, loving and respectful we are, the greater
our chances of attracting contact with a high being.
In reality, nature is not divided into separate kingdoms, 'All of the natural world is related as one kingdom.'
I would recommend this book for those with a serious desire to communicate with the devic kingdom. A high-quality book.
There is an inner focus that one may tap into that will create an inner voice, a telepathic form of communication, but this information in most sources is quite limited.
I think the work may be fine for those just beginning to explore the deva-elemental world, but those who wish to move beyond this may not consider this a 'handbook' at all; a 'handbook' refers to a work that is all inclusive - this one is not. The author does offer other books that may be of help to those interested in this invisible but accessible world of Earthly helpers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not particularly interesting. Lots of space filled up with literary, history. The end, how to actually meditate and open up consciousness,
As with all writings relating to the non physical there is often the feeling of wanting more - but in reading this book one soon realizes that the words create the stepping stones... Read morePublished on January 10, 2014 by Anne Pond
Very good information is provided in this book and although an atheist may not consider it to be a valuable source of guidance, I have engaged in this knowledge and seen results... Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by Corina
I would recommend this product to anyone who is unsure of details for connecting with spirituality. It goes over everything you need to know, even the clothes to wear when trying... Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by mariah