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  • n. A god in Vedic mythology, Hinduism and Buddhism.

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From Sanskrit देव (devá, "deity, god"). (Wiktionary)

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  • Also Deva
    A Deva in the New Age movement refers to any of supposed the spiritual forces or beings behind nature. According to Theosophists like Leadbeater and Alice A. Bailey, Devas represent a separate evolution to that of humanity. The concept of Devas as nature-spirits derives from the writings of the Theosophist Geoffrey Hodson

    In the Findhorn material, the term refers to archetypal spiritual intelligences behind species, in other words the group soul of a species. But elsewhere the term is used to designate any elemental or nature spirit, the equivalent of fairies.

    _Wikipedia

    January 29, 2008