Author: MotP Team

Are plants conscious?

We were sent the link to this TEDx talk by Professor Stefano Macuso, one of the most important figures in the field of plant neurobiology:

We already know that plants have all our senses (they can see, hear, touch, smell and see) without the organs usually associated with them and they have some more specific exclusive senses. We also know that they have very important and intense social lifes. But, are plants intelligent? Can they solve problems, communicate, and navigate their surroundings?

In this talk, Stefano Mancuso presents a new paradigm in our understanding of the vegetal world. He argues that plants process information, sleep, remember, and signal to one another-showing that, far from passive machines, plants are intelligent and aware.

Stefano Mancuso is a lecturer in the University of Florence, director of the International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology (LINV) in Florence, Italy, and a founder of the International Society for Plant Signaling and Behavior. He is the author of several books and more than 250 scientific papers published in international magazines and journals. “La Repubblica” newspaper has listed him among the 20 people who will change our lives.

Do you think that plants are conscious and aware of their environment? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

A day in the wood

The forest is an environment that can open up to more than one dimension of the existing one. When we are walking together in such a place we create links that we can not imagine.

Why is this happening?

The trees are interconnected … much more than us! When we relate to a tree, we are not talking only with him, we talk to the whole tree collective. That is why when we find ourselves within this community we can feel peace, well-being and love. We can also find out more about receiving ideas, insights, and solutions.

Now comes the beautiful …

On Saturday, September 16, there were about 150 people in the Sacred Wood Damanhur temple. The atmosphere was really nice, and when you arrived you could feel that light scent of autumn in the air. Equinox was at the door, and here in Damanhur we have been respecting the natural cycles of the seasons for 43 years, celebrating them cyclically.
Entering the woods, we found in the circuits musician with the Music of Plants, that enriched the atmosphere. A little further there was a demonstration banquet for our Music of the Plants device, which was tested during the day. The plant connected to the device welcomed many people who interacted with her in the most disparate ways. The plant was caressed, touched. Somebody made a verbal or singing dialogue with the plant.

Well yes…

One of the most fun moments of the day happened when a tall, blond lady started making vocalizations. After a short time, the plant began to repeat the sound, reproducing the duration of vocalization and tonality! Incredible to note how many references can give us nature!

All this was continued with the evening concert, among the Music of the Plants, the musician Maurizio Verna and the vocal group of polyphonic songs Magjical.

I send a warm welcome to all the participants, with the desire to repeat the experience as soon as possible!

Aninga

 

1st International Festival of the Music of the Plants

On the 27th and 28th of May we attended the 1st International Festival of The Music of the plants in ParcFloral, Paris. We have had the privilege to meet with some researchers and scientists who study plant intelligence, as well as the great live concerts with musicians and plants together.

  • Conference on Genodica Plant for Genodics, basically the study of the amino acids that make up proteins, a method to transpose the sequences of genome audible frequencies or colors. (France)
  • Solerá as a production company of the device of Music of the Plants, made a historical and technical presentation of research started in Damanhur 40 years ago. (Italy)
  • Jean Thoby‘s conference: all the experience of his team has been carried out, the use of plant music in various contexts including health. (France)
  • Botanical Concert with Geranium and Fern with vocalist Laure Charrin and double bass Renauld Garcia Fons.
  • Concert on piano with Roman Kawasaki and orchids and ferns. (Japan)
  • Alexandre Ferran conference on the use of the device with the addition of software to offer plants a kind of keyboard where besides music they could also express words. (France)
  • Experience with connecting the device to a Bonsai of 1796 which offered a very mystical concert. (France)
  • Conference with Ernst Zürcher, a specialist in natural sciences that has carried out his research on the impact on the cosmos with plants, botanical ball music, electricity and plant memory. (Switzerland)
  • Simone Vitale‘s concert guitarist with different plant species: Anthurium and Spathafillium. (Italy)
  • Concert with the Master Plants group, a jazz quartet of improvisation with wild orchids (Denmark)

[Website with more information about participants: Pepiniere Botanique]

 

Plant Music in Finnish Magazine “Sielunpeili”

Satu-Aamu Kangas shares with us that an article was published in the August 2016 version of the magazine Sielunpeili in Finland about her work with the Music of the Plants. The magazine is published by Karprint Oy and is available throughout the country. If you happen to speak Finnish, pick up a copy and let us know your thoughts about the article!

 

Fill Your Holidays with Plant Music!

As a token of appreciation for all your support, Lavender and Nu-Mex Twilight composed this small song for you.

Our small staff has been so overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback about the Music of the Plants that we have not been able to properly communicate what is happening here in MotP headquarters—and there is so much to tell!

This year, we have been heads down on research and development. In the coming months, we hope to share exciting news about next generation devices, research around the world on the effects of plant music and new plant perception discoveries from music composed by plants.

Today, the best way to keep up to date about what is happening with the Music of the Plants is to follow our Facebook page and Youtube channel. We invite you to post videos, photos, audio and stories about your experiences for everyone to see. This is the best place to ask questions and look for research collaborators, as well.

You can find a complete list of vendors on this site. For all other inquiries, contact us.

 

Musical Dialogues of the Third Kind

Music has the ability to open many gates of communication, and we know this very well.

It makes us dream; it evokes feelings and different kinds of states in us; it heals; it lets us express ourselves.

As a Musician and Sound Healer, I know this aspects of music very well. But what I have come to know through my experience with the Music of the Plants has more to do with myself and my ability to listen. When one engages in a musical dialogue with a plant, one enters a different level of awareness. Or should I say, “one should enter” for the dialogue to even take place.

I have improvised music countless times in my life, alone and with other musicians. I am far too used to the human response—to a call or to respond in a human way to a call. But when I sit close to a plant with one of my instruments, my experience in this regard are not really useful. With a plant, I need to allow myself to slow down, first of all in my mind, and sink deeper. So many aspects of a plant’s life happen on a different time scale.

When I am sitting there, I need to open a different space to allow myself to perceive the interaction. And when the signal comes, it often comes in a different way than I expected. If I am not fully present and attentive I will miss it. I will miss the opportunity to learn more about communication, more about life.

And when I do catch that moment, then I feel very grateful for everything I can learn in that glimpse of deeper connection.

Simone Vitale

For more information about Simone and his work, check out Sound of Golden Light.

 

Testimonials: Plant Music Accelerates Healing!

Centrum voor evolugrafie (Belgium) is a centre that works with different techniques to help you to re-adapt on physical, emotional and mental levels. During the sessions, you learn to go out of your comfort zone and break with your ill-making habits which are manifested through your thoughts. Bellaret recently started using the Music of the Plants in their sessions and are extremely excited about the results:

Testimonial 1: L.B., Belgian, 43 years, administrative, diagnosis: diverticulitis (inflammation of the intestinal wall).

“2 years ago I had severe stomach aches. I was hospitalized and diagnosed with diverticulitis (inflammation of the intestinal wall). After being discharged from the hospital, the pain was better, but not all gone.

“At the end of 2015, we sold our house and renovated a new house, at the same time, I started to doubt my job. This gave me a lot of stress and my abdominal pain became worse. During my sleep, I woke up from the pain. After this, I started treatment at Centrum voor evolugrafie with Lorraine, who uses the Music of the Plants.

“After the first session, I already felt more relaxed. The third session made me feel so good, that I could make a decision about my new professional career. My conversation with the director went quietly and calmly, something I could never imagined I would ever be doing! Pain in my stomach has been disappeared completely and I am feeling totally relaxed today.”

Testimonial 2: CS, Belgian, 26 years old, diagnosis: diplegie (sided paralysis of the legs).

At the start of the treatment at Centrum voor Evolugrafie, CS was walking with 2 crutches and both of his legs in walking braces. As of today he only needs a walking cane!

“Music of the plants brings an atmosphere of tranquility. After the second session with the music, I felt vibrations in my upper legs. In the following session, I felt the vibrations through both legs full, up in to my toes. My legs are more flexible and I can walk better. When the music is louder, I feel the vibrations more in my legs. In this way, my walking pattern improves very fast.

“After my first week of treatment with Music of Plants is finished and I feel myself more flexible and reborn in such a short time. The more I go on, the more I believe that everything is getting better!”

Have you used the Music of the Plants in healing? Tell us your story!
 

Marina uses plant music to teach children about wild plants

“I recently completed a project in a primary school in county Galway, Ireland, where I came in about once a week to teach a class of 27 six-year-old children about wild plants and trees. Each one of my visits lasted about three hours, during which the children got to know a particular wild plant, through storytelling, drawing and other activities. The teacher of the class has a lovely way of working with children, and was very open and supportive of these workshops, it was a blessing to work with her. As part of my workshops I often brought in the Music of the Plants machine. It was wonderful to see how listening to a plant sing helped the children connect with the plant.

“One of my workshops was about Dandelion. I told the children about the plant, read them a story about Dandelion, we went outside and met many young Dandelions, and made wishes as we blew on Dandelion “clocks”. All the while, the Dandelion that I brought in with me in a pot was connected to the Music of the Plants machine, but was singing very little, and then stopped. This Dandelion grew from a seed that I had collected last April during a visit to Damanhur with my herbal medicine teacher, Carole Guyett.

“As we sat in a circle around the plant, I explained to the children how plants breathe in the air that we breathe out, and how they make the oxygen for us to breathe, and how this is a continuous exchange between us and the plants, including Dandelion. We then did some breathing with Dandelion, breathing in what he was sending us, while sending him good wishes with every out breath. As the children breathed with Dandelion in this manner, the plant started singing… and continued singing beautifully.

“The children decided they could talk to Dandelion, by asking him questions and then interpreting his answers that he sang through the machine. It was a beautiful session of questions and answers. The girls wanted to feed Dandelion by giving him water. And at the end of the workshop, many children thanked Dandelion for his beautiful music, and some came up and kissed his leaves. It was beautiful to witness.”

Marina L. Levitina

 

For more information about the Music of the Plants in Ireland, contact or visit Derrynagittah.

 

Listen to Semah and Brigid’s first plant duet

This is a duet between the tobacco plant, Semah, and echinacea plant, Brigid from Anne Elliot in New Zealand. Although they live together, and no doubt communicate between each other, this is the first time they’ve been connected to Pan (Anne’s Music of the Plants device) and a second device so we can hear how they sing together. Don’t you just love how they change the lead over—it’s like they’re dancing!

Interspecies duet: Raeul Pierard and Kawakawa tree

An emerging duet with cellist Raeul Pierard and a young Kawakawa tree playing the Music of the Plants U1.
What we are seeing is that with time, a musical rapport is possible between human and plant instrumentalists.
This short clip exhibits the future possibilities of human musicians joining with plant musicians to create the most unique musical experience.
We are very excited at what the future will bring as we hear more trees and plants play along with humans.

The Kawakawa tree, an incredible medicional plant, is behind the small table with the heart shaped leaves.

Tena ra koe,
Gary Cook
New Zealand

A Birch tree in the Twilight Zone

I had just connected my first young birch tree to the device and I was playing some cords. I found out a series of cords that the birch tree would easily follow. I was puzzling in my mind with songs I knew, trying to find out a song the tree would be able follow. Very soon I thought of Twilight Zone by Golden Earring. If I would play it 1 tone higher then the original song key, it would match the cords the plant knew. I sang it an octave lower and this was the result that came within minutes:


This record was made just before the tree dropped his leaves. It takes some patience, and many cold days and nights, before I can try again and make a better version of this….
But making music with plants, to me, is a new world opening up. It resonates with the definition of Twilight Zone, as defined by Rod Serling,

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension, a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve crossed over into the Twilight zone.

Hope to be able to come up with some new and better recordings this summer… Marcel Bakker, Netherlands

 

Healing by Tara, the peace lily

“I only have one indoor plant, she is a peace lily called Tara. I hooked the device up and Tara made a couple of single notes both at the same frequency. Then the same note a few more times but a bit faster then she tentatively tried a few notes either side of it then suddenly ripped into full range from very low to high. Up and down a few times and then she started experimenting.

“When I left the room she went quiet and sang a few notes, like she was calling me back. When I went back she took off again. She sang for a full half hour and then I said to her to just let me know when she wanted a rest by going quiet. A few minutes later she did so I disconnected it. I have a very sick friend so I will ring her later and ask Tara to sing for her. I have found the setting #99 that the machine was set at when I got it is the best. Just beautiful.” – Anne, NZ

“We attended the “Music of the Plants” [at Crystal Castle] the other day, we were both in the eye of some deep emotional “stuff” we both found we had a clearing from the music, thus healing. It was a bit more of a process than I have written here but just wanted to pass on our deep deep gratitude.” – Leigh, AU

 

Republished from the newsletter of Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens—authorized distributors in Australia of the Music of the Plants. Photo by Tahmid Munaz on Flickr

 

Guided by Trillium

When people discover that you can communicate with Plants, there are several common reactions. The first is denial, they think you are making it up. The second is awe. Sometimes the awe leads them to think that I have super powers and suddenly all must go well in my life. 🙂 Instead, communicating with the Plants is an experience of humility and humor. My recent encounter at a local Wildflower Preserve, Shenk’s Ferry is a good example.

I had gone there hoping to make some Essences. I soon discovered Trillium beginning to emerge from the ground, leaves still tucked in tight. I kept hoping that I would find some blossoming. As I walked further, I found buds, and then … Blossoms!! Oh my Heart!!

I have been chasing Trillium for years wanting to make an Essence, only to miss the Blooms – too early, too late or to discover her but not have my equipment with me. After spending time with her, I connected Trillium to the Music of the Plants and then set up an Essence. She didn’t want to play any music, so I continued to enjoy sitting with her. I kept feeling her push me away and tell me to “Go on!” I didn’t want to leave the Essence there because it was out in the open. However, I finally listened.

A little while later, I understood her urging. For she sent me to Dutchman’s Breeches. Or as I like to consider them, Faerie’s laundry. These quickly started singing (video below). And I did make an Essence with them. While I was listening, I laid down among the laundry (the whole woods were carpeted with them) and could feel the Faerie energy all around. I got a beautiful attunement and knew that I received the medicine that I was needing. While I was there, the Sun suddenly burst out, another surprising gift, for we were expected to have thunderstorms.

After spending a considerable amount of time there, I decided it was time to move on. I finished the Essence, gave my gratitude and headed back to the main trail, where I ran into an old friend. We had a fantastic discussion; however, I was anxious to get back to the Trillium. I stopped on my way to bottle the Trillium Essence only to discover that my bowl was gone! I looked all around and could not find it anywhere. I asked if I could make a quick Essence with her, but the answer was “No.”

I was disappointed, when suddenly something caught my eye. Here was Trout Lily blooming! (Another Plant whose essence I’ve been wanting to make for years.) I saw some of her leaves while I was walking earlier; however, her blossoms were not out yet. I did make an Essence with her! When I went to bottle the Essence, I discovered that while I had 3 bottles along, only 2 had the Brandy in it, so I really could only make 2 Essences.

While I did not get to make the Essence with Trillium, I felt very strongly that she was directing me that morning and helping me to do what was in my highest good instead of what my will was wanting. I did not see any other Trout Lily blooming on my way out, even though I know that the hillsides are full of her.

So you see, the Plants do give us gifts (and lessons) and sometimes these are completely different than what you think you will receive or are needing.

I’m excited to work with both Dutchman’s Breeches and Trout Lily. Part of my work with Dutchman’s Breeches was a agreement to return to Shenk’s Ferry and a commitment to work more deeply with the Faerie World. Hopefully, I will return soon and be able to make a Trillium Essence then!

 

Dutchman’s Breeches aka Faerie’s Laundry singing while their Essence is being made. Whenever possible, I like to have the Plant sing while making their Essence. I feel it adds another level and helps to activate the Essence even more. The bird songs significantly increased when Dutchman’s Breeches began to sing.

Posted by Brigid’s Way on Monday, April 4, 2016

 

Article, photo and video by Jen Frey of Brigid’s Way—authorized distributor in the United States of the Music of the Plants.

 

Snowdrop’s Medody

We have listened to our plants play music for the last 14 months.

Lone got the Music of The Plants CD produced at Damanhur as a birthday gift in August 2014. When we realized that the Music of the Plants was offered for sale, we bought one in January 2015, and started playing with potted plants in our home.

We soon discovered that the plants did not always play when we would like them to play, and that a plant playing at one time – later on the same day, didn’t play right away when we wanted to share with some friends.

In our house, Lone cares for the plants and has “spoken” with them daily for decades. When we for the first time we invited a small group of friends to listen to the plants, it happened that Lone had to leave the room for a telephone call in another room. The plant stopped playing when she left the room and started playing again at the moment she returned.

Often when playing for friends, we feel uplifted afterwards and the atmosphere of the room is felt as newly cleansed.

Using the software “Score Cloud” it has been possible to score the songs and play them with different instruments. It would be exiting to have human musicians play the music composed by plants.

Recently we bought a rechargeable battery available for our device, which has given us a new freedom to play with plants and trees in nature. Our first try was with a Snowdrop plant in our garden. See the video and enjoy!

With Love
Lone & Peter Limkilde
Denmark

Hearing the Music of the Plants (from Uplift)

Every week, a team of facilitators at the Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens in Australia take their guests on a journey of contact and exploration with nature using the Music of the Plants. Azriel ReShel is one of these facilitators.
“It is an amazing and magical experience to hear the plants sing. I love witnessing the joy and wonder on people’s faces when they hear a plant make music for the first time. I’ve had many skeptical people in the audience and after they hear the plants sing, they soften. It’s like a doorway is opened in their mind.”

“Perhaps in a very small way the Music of the Plants can contribute to a shift in consciousness that leads to greater love for and preservation of nature.” Read about Azriel’s experiences in Uplift.

 

 

Understanding life with the “Music of the Plants” (Français)

Christine Saramito came to Damanhur to write an article about community life in harmony with nature, but when she discovered the Music of the Plants, she knew instantly that this would be her main focus point.

In the January issue of the French magazine Plants & Santé, Christine explores the intelligence of life via the symphony of the plants. Download and read the full article (en Français) here.

Music of the Sacred Woods Temple of Damanhur

Reprinted from Damanhur Community Blog:

 

Zigola, a Damanhurian citizen and singer born in the Netherlands shares about an artistic co-creation with nature in the Sacred Woods Temple of Damanhur, dedicated to children.

I’m one of the fortunate people that live in the Sacred Woods of Damanhur, a woods with spirals and labyrinths for healing and inspiration, places dedicated to meditation, Sacred Dance and Music of the Plants. With a couple of the inhabitants of the woods, we have been rewriting one of the mythologies by Falco Tarassaco about the magical reality of this place.

We have also created a story for children to understand, with drawings of the woods for them to color and design with their own inspiration. We made an audio book with sounds and melodies of the forest. Later on, a CD will also be released with the full songs.

The making of these songs has been a very inspiring experience for me. Falco Tarassaco has left us indications about how to contact trees, using all of our senses. With the help of one of our befriended shamans of the Hopi Native Americans, I have learned how to hear the melodies of the trees by lying on the ground and just listening. With a couple of Damanhurian musicians and musician friends from Denmark, we have created songs based on these melodies and also melodies collected using the Music of the Plants device. It feels as if these melodies help us to get into contact and dialogue with the plant world and offer them a sign that we are listening and seeking collaboration.

The audiobook will be released next month in English and Italian (The Secrets of the Sacred Woods).

We’re looking forward to seeing and hearing your creations, Zigola! Thank you for being inspired by the magic of the woods.

Trees Have Social Networks, Too

One of our long-time supporters sent us an article from the New York Times about the work of Peter Wohlleben, a German Forest Ranger who published the book, “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate — Discoveries From a Secret World.” Presenting scientific research and his own observations in highly anthropomorphic terms, the matter-of-fact Mr. Wohlleben has delighted readers with the news — long known to biologists — that trees in the forest are social beings.

Mr. Wohlleben invites readers to imagine what a tree might feel when its bark tears (“Ouch!”). “I use a very human language,” he explained. “Scientific language removes all the emotion, and people don’t understand it anymore. When I say, ‘Trees suckle their children,’ everyone knows immediately what I mean.”

This is very different than the Music of the Plants way of speaking, which aims to create a new vocabulary to describe what plants experience, but it brings up the question, “would it be easier to understand the plant world if we use human language to describe non-human emotions?” Tell us what you think in the comments.

You can read the full article on the New York Times website.

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