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Why Learn About Deva?

Nature spirits and angelic overlighting deva hold an allure for people worldwide and this aspect of deva is covered by a number of popular books. Yet our very personal relationship with deva via our own physical, astral/desire and mental elementals is overlooked and along with the underlying metaphysics, ignored or hidden in deeply esoteric tomes. Why does this bigger picture matter? Realising the fullness of deva’s role, we are suddenly no longer justified in thinking of humanity as a separate or independent kingdom.

In my forthcoming book on Deva you will get a much deeper understanding of the extent of the Deva Kingdom and how we use them in every experience we have as human beings.

To give you a taste, here are a couple of short pieces from the new book  . . .

First, from the Deva of Commerce . . .

“They have a surprising lightness to them but that is really a comment on my expectations of what they would be like. I wondered why I thought they might be heavier, less jocular than I found them. Perhaps it is because I have tended to think of commerce as being a serious, and culturally, a predominantly masculine domain but my brief communion with these deva has given me quite a different appreciation of the quality at the centre of this vital human activity.

At its heart, they showed me, commerce is not actually about making money. It is about the communication of people and goods—the flow from one to the other—person, place, thing. In English these days, we use the word ‘business’ instead of ‘commerce’, thus emphasising the activity of commerce. We are in ‘business’ and it’s a serious bus(y)ness we engage in, or so we think.

But commerce, I learned from these deva, is about creating clear channels through which words, information, ideas, services and goods flow. Its affinity to the Internet is clear in this context. Both commerce and Internet are about moving things along channels of communication but the quality of the two is very different. The commerce deva have a more earthy feel to them, probably because of their long involvement with the bartering, exchanging, ‘commercial’ activity of human beings, which until recently in our history was very much a face to face activity and is still, mostly, a physical exchange of goods and services.

The deva of commerce, to me, have a great friendliness to them, a sense of ‘business as play’ and an eagerness to be of service, qualities which again I confess, surprised me.”

The book doesn’t ignore the deva of nature either; it abounds with their delightful presence but what happens when the form they inhabit is suddenly and unexpectedly destroyed, not by the cycles of nature but by human actions? Here’s a sample from one of may sections on trees . . .

“On our returning, we came to a row of large Macrocarpa tree stumps. Without being conscious of what I was doing, I left the other two and walked along the row. About half way along, I woke up to where I was and realised the others had not followed me. I looked back. They were just standing where I left them, watching. Carol waved me on.

“Go on, do your thing!” she called.

Obviously, the trees were not newly felled. The tops of the stumps were silvered grey from the sun yet they exuded a disturbing distress like the writhing of an animal or person in pain. I didn’t rationalise or think, I just intuited what to do and called on the overlighting deva of the Macrocarpa trees. It descended in a large misty column reminiscent of a tree trunk. Then I coaxed the elementals that were trapped in anguish in the roots and stumps to return to their overlighting deva. Wraithlike, they rose into the descending column of the deva. When it was done and the poor tortured elementals were reabsorbed, I walked back. Carol and Linda were just standing, watching and smiling.

Why did the deva not withdraw its elementals at the time the trees were cut down?”

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