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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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Poems to soothe the Soul

by Nanna Aida SvendsenOf Water Lilies and Warm Hearts

“The poem ‘Will You?’ seems to resonate with our current time of cosmic changes and our role in it.  I love the powerfully short lines of this poem that speak straight to the heart.  ‘Live What You Love’ has a less formal style, bringing such a lovely example of what it is to truly live your life doing what you do with a sense of love.” Cathelijne Filippo-Kokkeel

“I really enjoyed these poems.  They were deeply simple yet shared a deepness that really captivated my senses.  Uplifting like the beginning of Spring:  they brought Hope.” Ann O’Keife

“Some poems relate to the inner you;  one’s inner voice is always right, if one can hear it and follow it life will become so much more worthwhile.  Other poems are saying if you don’t love yourself how can you expect others to love you? Loving yourself without ego is the key.” Alan Paine

Review by the Paradigm Shift Review Panel. Published by Pleasant House Ltd., ISBN 978-0-9555080-0-4.

www.pleasanthouse.com.


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by Rae Beth

The Green Hedge Witch

This book is a must for anyone serious about Nature and Nature Spirits. From complete novice to practising witch there is something for everyone.

Rae expertly guides through spells to help you connect with trees and the Fairy/Elf kingdom, successfully inspiring you to  immediately go out into nature and trying for yourself her easy step by step guide.

This book is both informative and practical, the perfect choice for connecting to nature and all her secrets.

Review by Sandra Roberts
 
Published by Robert Hale  ISBN: 978-0-7090-8585-0  www.halebooks.com   www.raebeth.com

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by Vladimir MegréAnastasia by Vladimir Megré

The back cover describes the contents of this book as ‘some of the most shocking revelations to appear in thousands of years of human history’, and claims that they are currently ‘changing the course of our destiny and rocking scientific and religious circles to the core’.  This is a very large claim (and ‘shocking’ isn’t the word I would use to describe it – perhaps ‘startling’ would be better), but as the author explains, this was the intended purpose behind the book’s very conception. I’d love to know how bookshops categorise this book and its sequels.  It is not a novel, nor a biography, nor a straightforward explanation of a spiritual concept.  On the surface, it is a simple account of one man’s encounter with an amazing young woman, who lives in the woods, with no shelter, no cultivated food, and no human company; yet it has managed to bring about an astonishing shift in the world view of millions of readers.  It recounts the author’s three-day stay with Anastasia in the wilds of the Western Russian taiga, complete with a description of some of her astonishing feats – such as singing the entire repertoire of his favourite video album, in the exact voices of all the featured singers, after only once watching the video.  She also gives an eye-opening account of the way in which an efficient, organic ‘flying saucer’ could be created, which the author gets very excited about, and makes her explain in minute detail. However, it is her views on child-rearing, cultivation of food plants for human health, and sexual relationships that will be of the most immediate interest to those of us who are not scientifically inclined.  Her most astonishing feat is her ability to ‘tune in’ to another person and see their lives as if from a CCTV camera – with a form of mind reading she calls her ‘ray’ – and her ability to influence their thought processes by implanting helpful ideas in their minds. The effect of the Anastasia books on their readers is perhaps the most astonishing thing of all.  There are apparently Anastasia clubs all over Russia, and indeed elsewhere as well.  The book contains translations of a sample of the huge variety of poetry inspired by her, from a wide variety of people from all walks of life.  Among the accomplishments of this woman who has never left her home territory is the discovery of an ancient stone circle which has since been adopted by archaeologists, tourists and the local population.  Much of what she has said has since been verified by science or physical discovery, and she has touched the hearts and minds of millions of readers.  Perhaps it’s time she had a chance to touch yours?

Review by Karen Tucker. Published by Ringing Cedars Press. ISBN 978-0-9801812-0-3. www.ringingcedars.com

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