The best books on nature spirits

The Books I Picked & Why

The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation

By The Findhorn Community

The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation

Why this book?

Any reading on nature spirits has to include a book or two from the Findhorn community or Dorothy Maclean - one of its founders and plant spirit communicator. I recommend this one as it contains not only insights from many plant devas and landscape devas, but a broad overview of the formation of the Findhorn Community itself - which occurred in direct communication and cocreation with the plant devas themselves. A fascinating and eye-opening read. 


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Plant Spirit Medicine: A Journey Into the Healing Wisdom of Plants

By Eliot Cowan

Plant Spirit Medicine: A Journey Into the Healing Wisdom of Plants

Why this book?

I read this book back in the late '90s when I was just beginning to study herbalism (with a teacher very aligned with plant spirit wisdom). It was a highly significant book in expanding my version of what herbalism can be when practiced in union and cocreation with plants. When I flick back through it now, I see so many aspects of my current shamanic herbalism practice reflected back at me and realise how formative it was to my learning. Highly recommended.  


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Encounters with Pan and the Elemental Kingdom

By R. Ogilvie Crombie

Encounters with Pan and the Elemental Kingdom

Why this book?

A true-life fairy tale in the 1960s of a man whose childhood dream of meeting the fairies was finally realised in his 60's. It is an engaging read as well as packed with information gleaned through Roc's experiences meeting Pan, the spirit of Nature.  A must-read for anyone willing to learn more from the nature spirits themselves. 


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The Secret Life of Plants

By Peter Tompkins, Christopher Bird

The Secret Life of Plants

Why this book?

For those that need proof that plants are sentient beings and have intelligent spirits, this book contains many different scientific experiments with plants that will leave you in no doubt. 


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Anastasia (The Ringing Cedars, Book 1)

By Vladimir Megre

Anastasia (The Ringing Cedars, Book 1)

Why this book?

A fascinating series with many insights and inspirations for how to live more deeply aligned and in co-creation with nature. While the writing doesn't flow particularly well, the content and magic that is carried within have a palpable effect. It is worth the journey and will leave you inspired to connect in broader and deeper ways. 


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