Deva: Our Relationship with the Subtle World

Deva: Our Relationship with the Subtle World

by Jacquelyn E. Lane
Deva: Our Relationship with the Subtle World

Deva: Our Relationship with the Subtle World

by Jacquelyn E. Lane


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An in-depth introduction to the Deva Kingdom and our relationship with Deva

• Explores how we partner with Deva in our everyday lives to evolve both our kingdom and theirs

• Explains the hierarchy of the Deva kingdom, from elementals and nature spirits to higher angelic Deva and every level in between

• Offers suggestions on how to communicate with the Deva of trees and plants as well as the angelic kingdom

• Shares the author’s personal experiences with Deva around the world

Nature spirits, faeries, gnomes, and their higher angelic counterparts who overlight landscapes, mountains, rivers, and plants have held a fascination for people worldwide for countless generations. The Deva kingdom is essentially the world’s form builders, the symphony at the heart of Creation, yet Deva is so much more than the joyful beings that animate what we call Nature. We each have a very personal and direct relationship with Deva via our physical, astral, emotional, and mental elementals, but this connection has been forgotten or, at the very least, overlooked. When we partner with Deva in our everyday lives, we can help evolve both our kingdom and aspects of theirs.

Exploring the realm of Deva and our relationship with them, Jacquelyn E. Lane introduces us to the hierarchy of the Deva kingdom, from elementals and nature spirits to higher Deva and the levels in between. She examines the metaphysics that underlie their existence and how the energy of Deva is intrinsic to all that we experience. Deva is a Sanskrit word meaning “Being of Light,” an appropriate name as Deva sing light out of the primordial darkness to create forms for Being. Sharing her personal experiences with Deva in many lands over four decades, the author investigates our relationship with Deva, in particular via the elementals of our human constitution, and how we can communicate with the Deva of trees and plants as well as the angelic kingdom. Through scientific discoveries and cultural traditions, we discover the impact we have on Deva and how we use and even “create” new forms of Deva via our inventions and collective activity. Jacquelyn also looks at the orchestrating function of higher Deva and the wider implications of our understanding of Deva, including the role of Deva in Pan consciousness—our increasing realization of the intricate matrix of life within and between all the kingdoms on Earth.

Offering not only an in-depth introduction to the world of Deva but also a glimpse of their wisdom, humor, and joy, this book reveals how we can begin to hear their complex song, find our own song, and work with the appropriate subtle layers of the Deva kingdom to grow and evolve.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644110744
Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date: 06/16/2020
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,151,212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

A widely traveled New Zealander, Jacquelyn E. Lane is an artist and educator who has been involved in a broad range of metaphysical studies for nearly 50 years. She is the author and illustrator of The Children of Gaia and scribe of This World of Echoes.

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From Chapter Ten. Deva We Create.

Managing Our Elemental Zones

The zone where your astral/emotional field meets your mental field is where sparks can fly, where an idea triggers excitement or thought stimulates an emotional response. Higher still is the zone where concrete reason is met by abstract mind. Here intuition from the realm of soul or higher self plants inspiration and is received as a subtle realisation or a blinding “Ah hah!”

At each such zone different kinds of deva meet, the higher either stimulating or meeting resistance from the lower but always prompting or seeking a response. The zone is not a quiet place for a complacent elemental. The force of emotions triggers responses in the physical body. The force of mental stimulation evokes responses in the emotional body and the force of the higher mind subtly moulds and changes the rational or lower concrete mind.

So, it goes on, up and up, for our existence does not end at the abstract mind and at each level, deva are involved. At each level of activity, be it as simple as wanting to move a hand, as complicated as baking a cake or as complex as finding the answer to a quantum physics puzzle, our will elicits a response from the deva of each appropriate level.

The zone can also be called the “danger zone.” Humans are creatures of habit. It’s easier to live with habit than reinvent our lives every day. Habits make for comfortable elementals. They can respond the same way each time. That guy Jack, he always riles us, so if our astral (emotional) elementals receive a new command, “We will no longer lose our cool when Jack’s around,” what are they going to do? You know that struggle? Those astral elementals are about to bust out and react to Jack but we have a new ruling from a (slightly) higher Will. The zone becomes a war zone with our thought elementals insisting we keep calm and our astral elementals trying to do what they’ve always done when Jack’s around.

We live in a symphony of energies and forces. The edge zones are where the power of a theme multiplies—like when three straight lines form a triangle or people group together to achieve a goal. The power of edge zones connecting is what evokes the effectiveness of group effort and unity. So, here’s the crunch: the process of unifying in an effort to evolve, calls in a higher order of deva that can coordinate the lower elementals.

When we are able to override those lower astral elementals that want to get even at the sight of Jack, we have achieved a step towards self-mastery. Self-mastery is actually mastery of those elementals. Our Self is not our emotions, that is, it is not our emotional/astral elementals. Our Self is not our physical body or its elementals. Our Self is in part our will but it is more than just our will. It is what occurs when our will and those elementals dance together to produce that magical marriage we call “consciousness.”

So, every “body” or “system” be it the organs of your physical body, or the feelings of your astral body, has an edge zone. The “defining edge” of your thoughts is a zone, so is the edge of your personality, which we define here as the sum total of your physical, emotional and mental bodies.
Every organisation—from the bond between couples to the group that studies together, to a business, a bureaucracy or a nation—each has an edge; a zone that interacts with everything around it that it defines as not it. The devic life, the intelligence that inhabits each of these seemingly separate “things” are coming up against the deva life in the other “thing” and behind them all is a will of one sort or another at one level or another. Everything we do is a song and dance of will and intelligence that creates some kind of consciousness.

The Song Weavers

Deva fill the so-called spaces of the world. When humans understand this, they will realise that even across the apparent vastness of space all things touch each other and all things complete each other. Yet it seems that everything eventually dies—plants sprout from seeds, grow, mature, fruit, and die and all life repeats this cycle of becoming and dying. This perception arises because we cannot see that the creation and cycling of forms is an expression of something that does not come into being and go out of being because it is Being Itself.

What is expressed as Life, is a glorious dance wherein all the ranks of deva respond to some level or other of Will. Deva manipulate matter in response to the force of Will. Like Captain Picard on the Starship Enterprise, Will says “Make it so!” and deva make it so.

When we experience deva as the weavers of Life’s songs, we find ourselves in a sea of colour and light that is constantly moving, creating, building, flowering, changing, breaking down, building up. Movement and deva go together like water and wetness. A healthy land is one where deva radiate, spiral, circle and dance their songs, keeping the currents of life flowing, just as blood flows through the circuitry of our veins.

Deva sparkle the air with prana, spiralling this life energy of light from air into sea, from sky into mountains, across the surface of streams and through the breeze of deserts. Without the movement of deva, the Earth becomes as stagnant as a human body without exercise, prone to obesity and disease. In a healthy Earth, the movement of deva is critical. Nothing is wasted; everything is re-used again and again in different ways, producing different forms in the great experiment of Creation.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

The Song

Are There Fairies at the Bottom of Your Garden?

What Are Deva?

What Do Deva Do?

The Sea of Deva

The Nature of Reality

On Landing

Learning to Drive Our Vehicle

Growing Up with the Inner Eye Open

The Scope of This Book

Part 1 Elemental Tunes

1 Density 25

Sensing Faerie

What Does "Level of Density" Mean?

From Simplicity to Complexity

Why a Kingdom?

The Elementals

What Do Nature Spirits Do?

Deva Hierarchy from the Bottom-Up

Deva Hierarchy from the Top-Down

Your House As a Song

Top-Down and Bottom-Up Simultaneously


2 The Earth Element 37

The Lemurian

Australian Encounters

Under Hill and Over Mountain

Ancient Lands

The Old Ones

Our Subtle Connectors

Talking Rocks

A Shared History

The Quarry Creature

Walking the Lines

Light Grids

A Soil Gnome


As Above, So Below

Alone with a Red Desert

The Need for a Framework

3 Sound 56

The Elephant Story

In the Beginning

The Creative Source

What's Happening in the Void?

Human Sound and Deva Response

Words, Words, Words

Sound as Healing

Earth Sound

Where the Sound Originates

Simultaneous Creation

Life in the Spaces

Letting Ideas Float

4 Air 71

Stillness and Breath

A Wilful Storm Deva

The Power of Stillness


Time Stealers

5 Fire 80

Powering the Universe

Grades of Fire

Earth Fire

Worlds within Worlds

Dragon Fire

Our Human Fire

The Fiery Nature of Will

An Ancient Fire of the Land

The Urge to Purge

Spirit and Fire

Hidden Dangers

6 The Multi-level Singing Universe 94

The Outside-Inside Worlds

The Veil

Building Subtle Structures of Reception

Take Your Time-It's a Long Journey


Moving from the Outside In

Patterns and Planes

Life at the Bottom

7 Water 102

The Nature of Water


Hidden Waterways

A Wandering God


Watery "Mechanics"

The Rock Water Serpent

An Impressive Water Deva



Sea Deva Encounter

Macro and Micro

Large Sea Deva

The Joy of Deva

Layers of Consciousness and Perception


Airy Shepherds

Ancient Water Elementals

Attraction and Repulsion


Part 2 Who's Singing Your Song?

8 Emotion 127

Human vs Deva Evolution

Our Own Cosmos

The Sea of Deva

Our Own Subtle "Water"

Astral Body Dangers

A Warning Tale

Where Does Healing Happen?

The Plane of Desire

The Quality of Desire

Desire and Distortion

A Ladder for the Astral Elementals

The Astral Sea

Astral Fog

Battle Grounds

Desire and Aspiration

Evolving Our Elementals

The Astral Illusion

The Truth about the Astral Plane

9 Thought 146

From Feeling to Mind

The Fire of Mind

The Quality of Thought

Early Programming

The Ordering Brain

The Subconscious Advantage

Where Are Our Thoughts?

Helpful Imagination

The Distortion Challenge

Lessons from the Parking "Angels"

The Power of Focus

Distaste for Hierarchies

Ancient Fires

Mental Plane Illusion and Pitfalls

Personal Songs of the Mental Plane

Into the Abstract

10 Deva We Create 166


Airport Deva

Electronic Mischief

Intentional Design

The Internet

Deva of Commerce

Creative Interaction

Zones-Interactive Edges

Managing Our Elemental Zones

From Void to Form

Our Mediating Zones

Conscious Creation

How We and Deva Create a Building

According to Laws

What's Our Job?

Not Ours to Control

Part 3 Symphonies

11 For the Love of Trees 191


Archetypal Architects

What Is Death?

The Death of Trees

Another Rescue

A Kinder Way

The Importance of Roots

Preparing Trees for Death


Singing Them Home

Time Tricks and Language

Elastic Form

Sound, Time, and Light

12 Tree Harmonies and Jarring Notes 207

Pine, Oak, and Beech

Notes and Tunes

Defying Gravity

Tree Life on the Inside

Internal Realities for Suburban Trees Size and Awareness

Trees as Meridians

Trees in the Landscape

A Matter of Value

Botanical Breathing Spaces

Out of Kilter

Geo Stress

Can We Help?



Old Twisted Yews

Myths, Symbols, and Trees

Different Cultures-Similar Stories

13 Working with Nature 228

How Trees Adapt to Us


The Fungi Deva

Crop Field Deva

The Barley Deva

The Rape Seed Deva

A Bad Paint Job


Applying the Learning

14 Touching the Angelic Kingdom 241

Expanding the Picture

Let Them Seek You Out

The Emerald Forests

An Airy Water Master

The Coral Deva

Overlighting Green Deva

At What Level Do We Communicate with Deva?

A Matter of Light

15 Experiencing Symphony 251

Loving the Forests

Ancient Forest Immersion

Enduring the Storms

A Wall of Intelligence

The My th of Empty Space

Weaving the Songs Are We Learning Yet?

Climate Change

Planetary Deva

16 Meeting the Singers 263

The Gateway to Deva

What Will They Look Like?

Where Do We See Them?

Seeing Nature Spirits

Engaging Our Upper Centres

Gentle Persistence

What Can You Expect?

City Bound?

Listening to the Whispers

Fair Warning

Is It All Sweetness and Light?

The Sad Reality

17 Deva, Religion, and Pan 277

Culture Clashes

Out of the Closet

Deva and Religion

Echoes of the Past

A Banished Deva "God"

A Sense of Light

When the Whispers Become a Song

Healthy Nature

Subtle Signals

18 Consciousness 290

Why Is Consciousness So Important

Our Bungee Jumping Journey

Our Ladder of Consciousness

The Brain-Bringing Past and Future Together

Where We Focus, We Become

The "Where?" Trap

Towards Synthesis

Deva Know We're Here

The Circulating Song

Dangerous Attitudes

Becoming Aware

The Other Half of Us

Who Are the Singers?

In Closing

Appendix 307

Illustrations 308


Books 309

Articles and Papers 312

Viewing and Listening 313

Acknowledgements 314

About the Author 317

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