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Interviews with Verena Stael von HolsteinNature Spirits
Edited by Wolfgang Weirauch

This is a most unusual, and very inspiring, book. Verena Stael von Holstein channels the nature spirits of the trees (the elemental beings most closely resembling human beings).

This book documents interviews conducted by Wolfgang Weirauch with the trees, through Verena. In all, 29 trees and ‘tree tenders’ give of their wisdom; also participating are Gnomes, Sylphs, Undines and Salamanders.

Some quite astonishing insights into life on Earth are recorded here. For example, ‘Crown’ the Tree Tender tells us in no uncertain terms that we will quite simply run out of air because of the large numbers of trees being felled (an area as large as Paris is felled every day). This is being done for financial gain – but when we run out of air ‘the dollars in your pocket will be of no use to you’.

The trees also give much information about themselves; ideal and less-than-ideal growing conditions, and the ways in which they can be of help to us. Gunda, Spirit of the Frankincense tree, speaks of the antiseptic effect of Frankincense and the fact that inhaling its smoke combats all illnesses connected with anxiety, such as asthma and Crohn’s Disease.

Verena has had a strong connection with trees since her childhood, and has been working continuously with nature elementals since 1995. The depth of her intuitive relationship with them is demonstrated in this fascinating book.

Review by Annie Prosser

Published by Floris Books.

http://www.florisbooks.co.uk/

ISBN: 978-086315-703-5

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Working with the Intelligence in Nature

by Marco Pogacnik

This book is a journey through Marko’s life and experiences. Through his eyes, you are able to follow how he first encountered nature spirits and elemental beings; and he encourages the reader to get out into nature and experience them for themselves. It is a story of one man’s life, and you are invited to follow in his footsteps and re-connect with nature and all that it has to offer. This book’s evocative images of the nature spirits draw our attention to the lost harmony of the natural world, which has been disrupted by the impact of human culture.

To begin with I found this book a little hard going but after the first couple of chapters I understood what Marko was trying to convey.  Nature spirits are beings that I am very keen to make contact with and through this book I was able to set off with clear ideas of how to proceed. It was very helpful to know that even Marko had to take time and patience to achieve his goal; which meant that when I first tried and did not succeed, I was not put off. Anyone wishing to do the same will find this book very informative.

Review by Sandra Roberts

Published by Findhorn Press Ltd  www.findhornpress.com

www.markopogacnik.com

ISBN: 978-1-84409-175-1

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by Marco PogacnikNature Spirits & Elemental Beings

Marco Pogacnik’s evocative images of the nature spirits draw our attention to the lost harmony of the natural world which has been disrupted by the impact of human culture.

This book is a journey through Marko’s life and experiences. Through his eyes you are able to follow how he first encountered nature spirits and elemental beings and he encourages the reader to get out into nature and experience them for themselves. It is a story of one mans life and you are invited to follow in his footsteps and re-connect with nature and all that it has to offer.

To begin with I found this book a little hard going but after the first couple of chapters I understood what Marko was trying to convey. Nature spirits are beings that I am very keen to make contact with and through this book I was able to set off with clear ideas of how to proceed. It was very helpful to know that even Marko had to take time and patience to achieve his goal which meant that when I first tried and did not succeed I was not put off. Anyone wishing to do the same will find this book very informative.

Review by Sandra Roberts

Published by Findhorn Press   www.findhornpress.com

 
ISBN: 978-1-84409-175-1

 
www.markopogacnik.com

 

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by R Ogilvie CrombieThe Gentleman & the Faun

The sub-title of this book is ‘Encounters with Pan and the Elemental Kingdom’. Robert Ogilvie Crombie, known to his friends simply as Roc, was an extraordinarily gentle man who was groomed for much of his life for his meetings with Pan and the nature spirits. As the back cover says, ‘through his experiences Roc becomes closely involved with the Findhorn Community in northeast Scotland where he meets further elementals who give him sound advice as to how the gardens should be cared for in order to work in harmony with nature’.

Roc was a retiring character who did not talk about himself much. Most of the material in this book comes from lectures and papers given in person to conference delegates or written mainly for the workers of the now-famous Findhorn Community, although Roc never seems to have actually lived there himself. There are a few interpolations of personal accounts from his friends, but even they confess that they knew little about him beyond what he revealed as a necessary part of his work with them. What he does reveal is sufficient to set the genuine seeker on their own path to potentially encountering the magical beings he worked with, but he makes it abundantly clear that they are not ‘cutesy’ little fairies, but extremely powerful beings, and only those who are ready for the contact, and desire it for the right reasons (curiosity is NOT enough!) can and will be granted visual contact with them.

However, if you who desire to work more closely with the nature kingdom, do not despair – it is more than possible to ask for help with, say a gardening project, without having to ‘see’ the beings with whom one is working co-operatively. Just thinking about a nature spirit will initiate contact of a useful kind. The publisher rightly claims that ‘this book will enable the reader to learn how to work in harmony with the elementals and perhaps, just perhaps, to actually meet these enchanting beings, the guardians of nature.’

Enthralling, informative, delightful and just a little scary at times, this lovely little book will thrill and delight anyone with an interest in elemental and nature beings, or who simply wants to encounter an amazing, gifted, wizardly ‘walker between the worlds’.

Review by Karen Tucker

Published by Findhorn Press   www.findhornpress.com

ISBN number: 978-1-84409-179-9

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