Review: Plant Spirit Gardener

Plant Spirit Gardener
Alanna Moore
Python Press, 1 November 2016.
ISBN 978-0-9757782-9-6 

Some of our Wiccan Rede readers may remember Alanna Moore when she gave a workshop about Dowsing and Power Towers in Zeist… I think in 2003…. 😊

Anyway, she is still active and according to the Geomantica website:

“Geomantica principal Alanna Moore is a master dowser with over 30 years’ experience. She helped to found the New South Wales Dowsing Society in 1984 and is now a patron of the Australian Dowsers Society. She is the author of seven books, has made 21 films and has produced several magazines about dowsing in Australia since 1982. Geomantica magazine began in 1998. It went online in 2000.

Alanna has extensively travelled around Australia teaching dowsing and geomancy, and building Power Towers to enhance plant growth. Since 2000 she has been an international speaker and teacher, presenting in New Zealand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Holland, Poland, Sweden, UK and Ireland. Alanna is also a permaculture farmer and teacher.  Specialising in ‘sensitive permaculture’ design, she is married to Peter Cowman, an Irish architect and director of the Living Architecture Centre, and general IT guy for Geomantica.”

She also introduced me to the concept of PERMACULTURE. 😊

Her newest book “Plant Spirit Gardener” is in effect an overview and collection of her ideas and experiences from the last 30 years and is an absolute must for anyone interested in connecting with Nature Spirits in their own garden.

Filled with many photos and diagrams with instructions this is an excellent guide!

Again, from the website – which is also full of tips and other books by Alanna – a synopsis of the contents:

Table of Contents of Plant Spirit Gardener:

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.

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 connections, 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 Zealand’s’ 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 pages 195 – 201.



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"Morgana is Anglo/Dutch and lives in the Netherlands. She is a practising Gardnerian HPS. Over the years, she has facilitated a variety of Wiccan groups. She is co-editor of the international and bilingual "Wiccan Rede" magazine, which was launched in 1980 and is coordinator of Silver Circle, a Wiccan network in the Netherlands. As International Coordinator for PFI she travels extensively giving talks and workshops about Wicca and Paganism."
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