206 page A5 paperback with 106 all colour photographs and 9 diagrams.
Gardening can deeply nurture our heart and soul, especially if we become aware of the invisible realms and become a co-creator with the spirits of nature. With the down-to-earth esoteric wisdom in this book we can be shamans in our own backyards and practise Divine Gardening. As well as giving the background of ancient folklore, it provides scientific insights and descriptions from modern day clairvoyants and dowsers to illuminate the spiritual realities of life and landscape, the other-dimensional, fairy realms.
Everything a sensitive gardener needs to profoundly connect with Mother Nature is here. There are instructions for learning pendulum dowsing and its applications for the garden; how to experience the other dimensional worlds; and ways to energetically enhance the environment. By following the suggested exercises and applying dowsing to the summaries, charts and lists provided for guiding your way, honing the intuitive faculties is made easy.
This unique reference book is full of universal and also highly personal insights. It is richly illustrated to help you discover and practise the fascinating art of gardening with the devas. You don’t even need to own a garden…the whole world can be your garden!
Plant Spirit Gardener – Table of Contents
Chapter one: What plants give us page 7 – 21
The benefits bestowed by plants, Tree of Life, Sacred trees, Trees and serpents of knowledge, Plant interactions, Aboriginal tree telephones, Aboriginal Birthing Tree, Plants and our health, Forest therapy.
Chapter two: Plant spirits page 23 – 54
Who are the plant spirits? Corn Gods, Plant totems, Tree Gods, The Green Man, Tree traditions in Europe, House spirits, Irish fairy bushes and haunted trees, Encounters with Forest Devas, Messages from the Waldgeist.
Chapter three: Herbs, Fairies and Healing page 55 – 70
Shamanic herbalism, French herbal maverick, Irish herbal fairy lore, Biddy Early, Welsh fairy herb doctors, Ireland’s ancient herb hospitals, Therapeutic Gardening.
Chapter four: Connecting with plant spirits page 71 – 86
The Findhorn experience, Spirits of the herbs, Flower essences, Healing trees, Trees to the Rescue!, Music of the Plants, Initiating tree spirit contact, Developing love of nature and the plant kingdom, Tree Meditation, Fairy Meditation, Communicating with plant devas summary, Connecting and Healing with Herb Devas summary.
Chapter five: Plant Energies page 87 – 106.
Electrical nature of trees, Bees and flowers talk to each other, Plants and cosmos, Diamagnetism and paramagnetism, Subtle anatomy, Tree emotions, Spiral Force, Critical rotational position, Fundamental Ray and Front Door, Communication waves and lines, The nature of dryads, Man of the Trees, Unhealthy energies, Electro-smog effects.
Chapter six: Dowsing plant energies page 107 – 124
How to dowse for questions and answers, Plant dowsing questions, Measuring by dowsing, Dowsing for a friendly tree, Sacred Tree dowsing chart, Tree aura bathing, Plant aura dowsing, Plant energy spirals, Tree spiral dowsing technique, Tree chakra dowsing, Plant spirit dowsing, Drawing up the Sap, Indoor plant fairy, Dowsing sick trees, Energetic enhancement by visualisation.
Chapter seven: Dowsing in the Garden page 125 – 146
Seed dowsing and magnetising, Select most suitable species, Determine soil corrections, Garden dowsing lists, Match plants with companion species, Dowse for best planting location and orientation, Trees and the Curry Grid, Find best day and time to plant, Determine if plants are affected by noxious energies, Moscow’s sick street trees – Dowser to the rescue!, Determine if soil is polluted, Determine plant healing methods, Geomantic garden design, Garden Energy Harmonising and Enhancement dowsing list, Determine best harvesting techniques, amounts and times, Select best location for earthing, Garden Dowsing Applications Summary.
Chapter eight: Gardening with the devas page 147 – 168
Where can garden devas be found? What do devas think of us? Flowers, fairies and tree connectons, Cut flowers and displaced devas, Flower blues, Co-creating with the devas, Biodynamic garden fairy, Luther Burbank’s plant magic, Being a friend to your plants, Tane – god of New Zealands’ forests, Keep fairy homes and pathways free from interference, Plant ‘green ribbons’, sacred trees and Deva Stations, Maintain only good thoughts in the garden, Negative thoughtforms, Keep fairy areas toxin and metal free, New Bronze Age, Re-locate plant devas if necessary, Gardening with the Devas summary.
Chapter nine: Divine gardening page 169 – 193
Temple gardens, Good feng shui in the garden, Feng shui Landscaping List, Blessing seeds and plants, Harvest and thanksgiving, Ceremonies at harvest time, Effects of song and dance, Garden altars and spirit houses, Gardening magic in the Pacific Islands, Garden sanctuary, Creating sacred sites, Fairyfield dreaming, What if you don’t have a garden? Divine Gardening Summary.
References and resources pages 195 – 206
Plant Spirit Gardener is also published in Chinese language, by Lapis Lazuli Light publishing in Taiwan, as of 2019.
Praise for Plant Spirit Gardener
“Plant Spirit Gardener is a fantastic book for those interested in the more sacred and spiritual aspects of home gardening. …[It includes] techniques to gain a greater connection to the land, spirits, devas, fairies and energies involved with bringing your very own magical garden into fruition. This fascinating look into the vegetative soul will fill you with wonder and hope to have such magical encounters for yourself first hand. Luckily, the author also shows us numerous techniques on how to connect and communicate with the subtle energies of the land and the plants themselves to achieve a happy and healthy garden that will reward you in many and varying ways. Once upon a time, all gardening was Plant Spirit Gardening and today, with the modern disconnect from nature, real life and each other, our modern world needs this connection more than ever. Learn to become like the ancients who were intimately connected to all aspects of life and lived in harmony with nature by reading this outstanding book and practicing the techniques outlined within. You too can become a Plant Spirit Gardener and reconnect to Mother Nature, in your very own little world you create at home, in your own backyard.” – Brett Lothian, Australian author and ethnobotanist, New Dawn magazine, Australia, March-April 2017.
“What a delightful read! … it has transformed my relationship with my garden and has me looking at trees in a totally different way. Alanna’s book is not only fascinating and filled with practical advice, but it is inspiring as well…. filled with simple but effective techniques for connecting and working with the tree and plant spirits…. More than gardening, the information in this book relates to all plant species—so it is perfect for people who love to get out in nature…with Alanna’s clear instructions, you will take ‘communing with nature’ to a whole new level. Alanna has packed so much into this wonderful book, and I highly recommend it. If you didn’t love plants when you started reading, you will by the end.” – Veronica Scott, Tapestry magazine, Australia, autumn 2017 Edition of the Pagan Awareness Network Inc, Australia.
“ ‘This book is an ode to trees and the spiritual dimensions of the plant kingdom.’ This quote, from the introduction, sums up perfectly the feel of this engaging and passionate book. It takes the reader on a journey – learning about the gifts that trees give us, the spirits of trees and how to connect with them, to the skills of dowsing, gardening with divas and through to divine gardening. There are interesting and engaging facts all through the pages, and whether you read from cover to cover, or dip into the parts that most interest you, you will be enchanted! Alanna Moore has researched her topic thoroughly and acknowledges who she refers to as the ‘giants’ who inspired her. One who I particularly recognised was Bill Mollison – the designer of Permaculture. Plant spirituality from around the world – herbs and faeries, and the plant Devas are covered, with practical ways shown to connect with the plant spirits and deepen connections with plants and trees in our own gardens too.” – Tamzin, Silver Wheel no. 3, September 2017, South Australia.
“For her new book, Australian-Irish geomancer Alanna Moore draws on the wisdom of folklore and her own experience in understanding and working with the plant kingdom (see 19/05, 19/02, 17/02 and more). First, she educates us on what plants give so that we may live, why many trees have sacred traditions, and why forest therapy can improve our health. Next, she opens us up to the world of plant spirits, fairy doctors and therapeutic gardening. In her discussion of plant energies, Moore highlights the electrical nature of plants, spiral forces and the effects of electro-smog. A long-time dowser, Moore uses the technique to determine plant and tree energies, select suitable species, choose the right planting locations and orientations, and work out the best plant healing methods… Her book is rich with magical and practical advice.” – Ruth Parnell Nexus magazine, February-March 2017, Vol 24, no. 2.
“What a fascinating book. Whether you are interested in gardening or not, you will be hooked by this manuscript and the wealth of information Alanna Moore is sharing with us….a delightful and informative read.” – Anna Guerrier, Dowsing Today, British Society of Dowsers April 2017.
“Your book which I love is ‘Plant Spirit Gardener’. With a friend I took over an allotment in Teignmouth, Devon. The old boy who kept it before us couldn’t keep it going due to poor health so we didn’t know his rotational pattern. We dowsed for that as well as who we could co-create a vibrant plot within the elemental world. Your book was true inspirational! Can’t thank you enough. The crops we have grown through dowsing have been fantastic!! Thank you so much!” – Gwynn Paulett, 2021, chairman Devon Dowsers, UK.