This listing of books is taken from the blog, Books on Nature Communication. The numbering system is from that page. Some of these books may also appear in other indexes under References, like Findhorn.
1. Altman, Nathaniel. (1995). The Deva Handbook: How to Work with Nature’s Subtle Energies. Rochester, VT: Destiny Books.
Nathaniel Altman has written or co-authored over fifteen books. He worked for The Theosophical Society of America, studied under Geoffrey Hodson and Dora Van Gelder. He first communicated consciously with devas around 1987, and deepened his practice in 1990. In The Deva Handbook, he gives a taste of the history of human traditions from around the world that involve human-deva interactions. He discusses the loss of our connection with them in this technological culture, and how to regain that connection and communicate with them through attitude shifts such as acknowledgment, respect, and humility. The Deva Handbook contains much practical information, is well researched, and includes an excellent index and a bibliography with many of my favorite books on this topic.
- “. . .The cultivation of respect in our lives–respect toward ourselves, other people, animals, plants and other living beings–helps create the total energetic expression of who we are. Since devas relate at an energetic level rather than on the basis of our outer appearance, the quality and tenor of our energy are vital for any meaningful relationship with them.” (p76)
- “Communion with members of the devic kingdom–the sharing of thoughts or feelings with another form of life–does not merely involve the act of receiving, but implies our active participation in a dynamic relationship. This relationship can take many forms. It is not only based on the “chemistry” between ourselves and the nature being, but on our particular feelings and needs at the time of communion.” (p 123)
8. Bloom, William. (1987, 1993). Devas, Fairies and Angels: A Modern Approach. Glastonbury: Gothic Image Publications.
Originally written as a study paper for the Findhorn Foundation. A small pamphlet on the different beings of nature, from a Theosophical perspective.
9. Bloom, William. (1998, 2001). Working with Angels, Fairies and Nature Spirits. Piatkus Publishers
- (From the back cover) “In his new book, . . .Bloom presents a compelling description of the angel, fairy and spirit realm. He reveals a world that lies behind everyday reality and shows you how to co-operate with these invisible beings of energy who are a fundamental part of every aspect of our lives…William Bloom’s teaching about angels is based on twenty-five years of direct personal experience…He campaigns for freedom of beliefs, particularly the idea that all life is sacred and has meaning.”
I find this book to be highly educational, and a refreshing blend of the most sensible approaches to working with devas that I have ever read, with no wasted words. What he states so closely parallels my experiences and the way I like to teach, that I was thrilled to have finally discovered this book. I highly recommend it.
- “We have an energy field as well as a dense physical body. We sense and feel things in our energy field. Devas and spirits, on the other hand, do not have dense physical bodies, but they do have energy fields…The human aura experiences the new or different energy as a ripple of disturbance which comes down through it to the nervous system. The nervous system, in turn, transmits its message to the mind-brain. . .If the sensation is too subtle the mind-brain will ignore it, because other more important experiences or sensations are being received. . .That is why people need to get into a contemplative mood to perceive devas. . .Once you are quiet, the mind-brain has to register the sensation and interpret it in a way that makes sense.”
- “A few mind-brains translate the sensation into clear images, which is called clairvoyance. but the images are created by the mind. Many Westerners are desperate to see fairies and angels. But the seeing is never real in the way we see things through our physical eyes. There is no impression through the retina, which is why blind people can be clairvoyant. The mind is clothing the sensation in familiar images. . .”
- “The trick is to go quiet and allow an impression to settle in your mind-imagination. It is impossible to get a clear impression if you are at all agitated. Also, any emotional excitement or neediness will affect the way that your mind-imagination interprets the impression.”