The Deva Handbook: How to Work with Nature's Subtle Energies

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Jun 1, 1995 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 176 pages
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When we experience the powerful force of a waterfall, the elusive beauty of a rainbow, or the stark strength of a craggy expanse of cliff many of us have perceived “something else” that goes beyond the five senses: feelings of peace, comfort, healing, and inspiration. 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.
  

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User Review  - Katja - Goodreads

very basic, very repetitive, disappointing. maybe good for someone who has never done any type of spirit work before (in which case they might discover that indeed they did, just weren't aware of it) or wasn't familiar with animism? meh Read full review

Review: The Deva Handbook: How to Work with Nature's Subtle Energies

User Review  - Katrina Dreamer - Goodreads

A good introductory guide for working with nature spirits. Has some helpful exercises and it is an easy read. Read full review

Contents

Who Are the Devas?
3
Devas and Humans Our Forgotten Connection
21
Keynotes to Communication
39
STEPS TO RECEPTIVITY
51
Acknowledgment
53
Respect
67
Humility
79
DISCOVERY
91
Preparation
93
Invocation
109
Communion
123
Healing
139
Reference Bibliography
151
Resources
158
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About the author (1995)

Nathaniel Altman has authored and co-authored over fifteen books, including Sacred Trees and Oxygen Healing Therapies.

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