Findhorn, Dorothy Maclean, Deva Books

This listing and its numbering system is taken from the post, Books on Nature/ Deva Communication. Some of these books are also listed on the page, Devas, Fairies and Angels.

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.”

14. Caddy, Eileen. God Spoke to Me, Findhorn Publications, Findhorn Scotland, (1971, 1981).
15. Caddy, Eileen. The Dawn of Change: Selections from Daily Guidance on Human Problems, edited by Roy McVicar. Findhorn Publications, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, (1979).
16. Caddy, Eileen. Opening Doors Within, edited and compiled by David Earl Platts. Findhorn Press, Findhorn, Forres, Scotland, (1986, 1994).
17. Caddy, Eileen. The Spirit of Findhorn, Harper and Row, Publishers, San Francisco, (1979).
I have learned so much and am so grateful to Findhorn and the founders of Findhorn, I could write volumes. All of their books are of great value, and they have beneficially  influenced people all over the planet. I will settle here for a small quote from Eileeen:

“Keep life as simple as possible
And enjoy to the full the simple things all around you,
The simple wonders and beauties which are there for all to share
But which are so often taken for granted because they are missed.

Miss nothing;
Be like little children,
Able to see and enjoy those little seemingly insignificant things in life
Which really make up the whole of life:…”
(pp. 44-46)

19. The Findhorn Community, foreword by William Irwin Thompson

20. The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation  Harper Colophon Books, (1975 and later editions), Harper & Row, New York.

  • “…The only answer was to exchange the two, wheelbarrowing gravel out, shoveling soil in. This involved an enormous amount of work, but it had a spiritual as well as physical effect on the area…I could instill light into the soil. It is difficult to explain, but I was actually aware of radiations of light and love passing through me as I worked. This did not happen until I got a spade in my hands and started digging. Then, like connecting up negative and positive poles in electricity, the energy flowed through me into the soil. This work was transforming the area and creating an intangible wall of light, like a force field, around the caravan.” (p6) (Peter Caddy)
  • “As part of this process of refinement, we were reminded of the power and importance of our thoughts. Through them we could transform our bodies. Always remember, you are what you think you are. Again I say to you, you must be ever conscious of these things. Never allow yourself to imagine that your body will become a light body without your doing anything about it. All the time think about building a light body, and let your thoughts help to create it.” (p44)

47. Maclean, Dorothy. To Hear the Angels Sing. Lindisfarne Press, (1980).
With a foreword by David Spangler
When I first read this book, I was spell-bound. I felt as if I was there right with Dorothy, feeling and hearing the messages from the devas myself. This may have been the influence of the Findhorn Deva, as that deva came into being to help people connect with what the devic and human founders of the Findhorn Community were co-creating and accomplishing, and to spread their messages.
 This is Dorothy Maclean’s autobiography, up to her part of co-founding the Findhorn community, and later the Lorian Association.

48. Maclean, Dorothy Choices of Love, Lindisfarne Press, (1998)
Along with Peter and Eileen Caddy, Dorothy Maclean is one of the founders of Findhorn. In this book, she draws from her relationship with the Beloved, and what the many years of that meditatively-inspired connection with Divinity has taught her about love. She surveys love in terms how she has learned to apply it consistently, unemotionally and with wisdom in her life. She examines the interrelationship of the devic or angelic realms, where there is a purity of love in service and joy to God, with the human realms of action, thought and emotion. She does not limit herself to the devas of nature, for which she became famous at Findhorn, but also of qualities, essences or archetypes, mythological perspectives, psychic dimensions, and human artifacts such as cities and nations. She delves into the polarities of good and evil, how they are seen in Western civilization and in other cultural traditions. This book addresses many of issues that arise in communion with the devas.

49. Maclean, Dorothy, and Carr, Kathleen Thormod. To Honor the Earth: Reflections on Living in Harmony with Nature. Harper Collins Publishers, San Francisco, (1991). Forward by Thomas Berry.
This book of quotes that Dorothy Maclean has received over the years from devas is beautifully illustrated by Kathleen Thormod Carr’s photography. It is both inspiring and a tugging call to action.

  • “From among the hundreds of messages I have received from the soul level of the mineral, plant, and animal worlds, only one species, the trees, has called urgently and powerfully. The angelic intelligence of the trees cried out for action on the part of humanity. From the perspective of the angelic world, it is vital that we change our views on thge value and the importance of trees, the skin of the Earth, where vital change is needed. . .When we “listen” within and without, we find that we are one with the universe. Perhaps trees are the aspect of nature most conducive to learning that truth. “(pp 56-57)

63. Spangler, David. The Laws of Manifestation Findhorn Publications, Findhorn, Scotland (1975-1981)

  • “In America one can go into just about any metaphysical bookstore and buy a dozen or two dozen books on positive thinking, and how to influence friends and all these things, in which basically you are asked to what you do want, what are your needs. When you begin to identify this you are really saying, “who am I?” because when you decide to meet a certain set of needs you are deciding not to meet another set of needs…
  • So I suggest to you that all forms of manifestation operative on the personality level, whether through mind or emotion or physical action . . .
  • But it is not sufficient. . .My identity as a human being is in relationship with other human beings. . .At some point we begin to say, “There is not a thing that my world can offer me that will tell me who I am. The only place I can get that is by going beyond the level of the forms of the world and into the soul of myself an the world. I must go Godward. . .”

64. Spangler, David. Everyday Miracles: The Inner Art of Manifestation, Bantam Books, (1996)
This more recent version of Spangler’s insights on manifestation are in closer alignment to what works for me than the efforts at imposing personal will or affirmations on a world perceived as external, other. Instead, manifestation is the art of being in alighnment, surrender, in harmony with the essence of what is and what is to be in one’s life. He takes us through several aspects of manifestation, and gives examples of how he has discovered it to work in his life. **Drawing on over twenty years of teaching the art of manifestation, David Spangler reveals that manifestation is far more than a mental technique for acquiring things. It is primarily a way of being–a deeply spiritual practice that will put you in touch with the inexhaustible source of creative energy rooted at the foundation of the universe.**

65. Spangler, David. Revelation: The Birth of a New Age, Lorian Press, Elgin, Illinois (1976)

66. Spangler, David. Conversations with John, (1980) and Cooperation with Spirit: Further Conversations with John (1982) Lorian Press, Elgin, Illinois.

67. Spangler, David. Emergence: the Rebirth of the Sacred, Dell Publishing Co., New York (1984)

68. Spangler, David. Reflections on the Christ, Findhorn Publications (1981)

77. Van Lippe-Biesterfeld, Irene. Dialogue With Nature, Findhorn Press, Scotland (1997)
This princess had some experiences that impressed her with the difficulties of ordinary human challenges and passions, an awareness unattained by many princesses. After working tirelessly to amend the political inequities she saw in society, and in a state of exhaustion, she sought comfort in the countryside and was rewarded by exceptional communication with nature spirits. Her insights into how dolphins communicate with humans is most rewarding. She teaches classes similar to deva communion in Europe.


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