Verena was born in Rendsburg, Germany in 1959. She attended a Waldorf school before studying engineering in Berlin, followed by postgraduate studies in hydrography. She is married with two children, and lives in Northern Germany at the watermill depicted in the book.
The spirits speak about their involvement with nature and their of lack of human contact. They speak of cosmic secrets and about the past and future of humankind. They share views on the environment, on natural disasters, good and evil, and love and redemption. The interviews, some with the spirits themselves, reveal beautiful, sometimes disturbing, descriptions of our world.