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Book Review – Answering the Call of the Elementals: Practices for Connecting with Nature Spirits by Thomas Mayer

Book Review

Answering the Call of the Elementals

Practices for Connecting with Nature Spirits

by Thomas Mayer

Publisher: Findhorn Press

160 Pages

Publication Date: June 15, 2021



Elemental beings are around us everywhere, living in the ether and astral worlds. Thomas Mayer shares his experiences with all the ones he knows, giving a glimpse into a world few see and showing readers how he learned to make personal contact with them – never claiming his way is the only way. In fact, this book is the first in a series that includes interviews with more than thirty individuals who perceive elementals and explain their individual approaches.

Mayer stresses meditation is the foundation for anything spiritual, including perceiving elemental beings. Imaginative insight, a strong sense of perception, and inspired and intuitive cognition are also necessary.

Encounters with fairies, dwarves, giants, landscape angels, and others, are described clearly and in a matter-of-fact style.

A passage in Chapter 6 explains:

“Elemental beings are guided by spirit and are always
connected to spiritual beings. The elemental beings of a
plant are carried by the angel of the plant species. This is
also called the group soul, or deva, of the plant. The
elemental beings of a stone are connected to the angel
of the stone. The elemental beings of a landscape are
permeated by the landscape angel. The elemental beings
of the human body are strengthened by the guardian angel
of the human being. The angels encompass the elemental
beings and guide them.”


The author learned of their urgent call for help to support their crucial, life-giving work, and in return, they would support humans in preserving their earth.

While Mayer writes with authenticity, this book is not for the sceptic. Believers will be happy to learn elementals long for human attention and the pages give ideas on how they can answer the call to help the nature spirits.

Thomas Mayer teaches meditation based on the work of Rudolf Steiner. He is a civil rights activist and author of several books on elemental beings in German. The cofounder of the organization More Democracy, he has organized many referendums in Germany and Switzerland. He teaches throughout Europe. Born in Austria, he now lives in Switzerland.

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About the Author:

Lynn Woike

All my life I have known magic was real. As a child, I played with the fae, established relationships with trees and “just knew things.” In my maiden years I discovered witchcraft and dabbled in the black-candles-and-cemeteries-at-midnight-on-a-fullmoon magick just enough to realize I did not understand its power. I went on to explore many practices including Zen, astrology, color therapy, native traditions, tarot, herbs, candle magic, gems, and, as I moved into my mother years, Buddhism, the Kabbalah and Reiki. The first man I dated after my divorce was a witch who reintroduced me to the Craft, this time by way of the Goddess. For 11 years I was in a coven, but with retirement, I have returned to an eclectic solitary practice. When accepting the mantle of crone, I pledged to serve and teach. This is what I do from my skoolie – a 30-year-old school bus converted into a tiny house on wheels that I am driving around the country, following 72-degree weather, emerging myself into nature, and sharing magic with those I meet. Find me at, Facebook and Instagram.