Listen to plants create wondrous music of a Christmas Cactus and Majesty Palm duet recorded by Emerald Voices Music of the Trees in Canada. Leave us a comment with what you feel when you listen to the music of these plants!
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!
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.
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
“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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Zigola, a Damanhurian citizen and singer born in the Netherlands shares about an artistic co-creation with nature in the Sacred Woods Templeof 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.
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.
The relationships we have here at MotP headquarters with our vendors is one of the highlights of this work! We not only get to hear about all the amazing activities and life-changing research they are involved with, but little-by-little, we get to know their trees and plants as well. Our very own network of families around the world!
This week, we heard from our beautiful Canadian distributors, Emerald Voices:
After months of work, they have completed their new website, and it looks fabulous! Take a minute to head over to emeraldvoices.ca to see for yourself. Simple and elegant, we are so proud of this new Music of the Plants showcase. Congratulations Devmurti and Hari Amrit Khalsa for the wonderful work!
In addition to the website, they have organized a series of upcoming demonstrations of the Music of the Plants U1 device (especially for those living on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada or nearby). Please contact them for more specific information on each event.
Saturday, January 30th – Denman Island Seedy Saturday, Denman Island, BC, Canada 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Public demonstration/presentation of the U1 device 11:00 – 12:00 am.)
Saturday, February 6th – Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday, Qualicum Beach, BC 10:00 am– 3:00 pm (demonstration at our booth)
Monday, February 15th – Comox Valley Horticultural Society, Courtenay, BC – 8:00 – 9:00 pm. (Public presentation of the U1 device)
Saturday, March 5th – Comox Valley Seedy Saturday, Courtenay, BC 10 am – 3:00 pm (Public demonstration/presentation of the U1 device 11:00 – 12:00 am)
Sunday, March 6th – Nanaimo Seedy Sunday, Nanaimo, BC 10 am – 3:00 pm (demonstration at our booth)
Sunday, March 20th – Duncan Seedy Sunday, Duncan, BC – 10 am – 2 pm (public demonstration/ presentation of U1 device will be at 11 – 12 am)
Thursday, June 2nd – Baynes Sound Garden Club, Fanny Bay, BC – 7:00 – 8:00 pm (Public presentation of the U1 device)
Note: Seedy Saturdays & Sundays have become huge events on the BC coast (and are spreading to the rest of Canada). These events were started as a push-back to the multinational’s squeeze on the world’s edible seed supplies.
In November 2014, Edoardo Taori and Federica Zizzari set off on a 40 day trip across northern India and Nepal on the artistic project, “Viaggiando nel Canto degli Alberi” (Traveling in the Song of Trees), to search for the Sacred Trees that represent these peoples. The goal of their projects are to sensitize and create awareness amongst human beings about plant consciousness and respect for every form of life. Through art, they share spiritual messages for the reawakening of consciousness. Their experience gave birth to an extraordinary musical album composed by 10 Sacred Trees using their various electrical resistances, 20 divination cards designed by hand and a book, which is a necessary tool to appreciate the essence of this work.
The project, in continual evolution, is now looking at a new research trip: the “Albero del Drago” (Dragon Tree) and the breath of the “Laurisilva” (Laurel Forest), in the Canary Islands, which will bring about a new musical album and interesting artistic creations. On Italian soil, “Tesori Rivelati” is responsible of short videos that show the wonder of nature with music composed by the plant world from that region.
At this time, Edo and Kika are presenting their project. During the presentations they project videos of the trip, discuss plant consciousness and offer a small, live concert of plant music.
A short nice story. As you know I bought the Music of the Plants device.
Yesterday I did a presentation to all ecovillages in The Netherlands (50 people). We had a remarkable and touching closing.
At the end of my presentation I had one plant that was able to make music. One other plant did not work and I aksed the public for help. Then a mother with a 3 year old child came to that plant. The child started to contact that plant and told me how I should hold my hand close to the plant. When I did it as told by the child the plant immediatly started to make music. It was a nice and emotional closing of my presentation. The mother cried and a lot of people were touched as well. Magical moments of complete silence of the public followed.
On November 1, 2015, leaders from around the world gathered at the Grand Rex in Paris, and simultaneously in other parts of the world, to guide us in 24 hours of meditation for the Earth. Alexandre Ferran explains the music of Bamboo and his research using words and sound to communicate with plants. Hear how Bamboo incorporates words into her melodies to express what she is experiencing. Click here to watch the video on Youtube or scroll to 0:45:05 below.
UK-based audiovisual artist Oliver Jennings explores what happens when the natural and digital worlds collide and charts the intersections between the two. His film practice started as a means to explore graphic design in a more dynamic way and has evolved into installation work, video direction and live visual performances. In this video, he takes us through the various projects he has presented at Chelsea Flower Show, Edinburgh Science Festival and more using the Music of the Plants.
Seriya Cutbush, founder of Akshaya Healing, has been one of the first practitioners to be offering Music with the Plants in Australia. Seriya currently presents Music of the Plants throughout the Byron Shire, Sydney, Gold Coast and Brisbane and regularly at the Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens.
More independent research on plant music and healing, this time from Australia:
“I have been interested in healing frequencies for some time, and, being a Homeopath, have also tried various methods. One was, for example, using the wristbands from Quantum iNfinity to put frequencies into my body. Having read the story on comas, I purchased the Singing Plants device (thru Crystal Castle in Australia). I dowsed as to whether these plant frequencies could be used for healing, and got a positive response. So I played the music from my plants back to myself through the wristbands (30 mins 3 times a day for 2 days). The effect has been very positive. I have greater peace of mind and happiness. I feel as if something that was ‘missing’ in my energetic makeup has been found again. I am calm and, in a sense, fulfilled. I thought your community might like to know.
I am a dowser for 40 or so years. I was curious as to the healing properties of the frequencies, and dowsed it. According to my findings, all plant music is healing, and it does not relate to specific plant types. The linear intellectual model would tend to assume that, say, lemongrass would be good for the liver, parsley for iron, etc etc as per herbal lore, but apparently not. I would be interested if your researchers were to find differently, but I would be surprised if they did. The plants I have used with the singing plant device are basil, lemongrass and parsley, hence my assumptions at the start. But it seems to me, that plants can ‘scan’ a human and play what is appropriate . I believe that all plants, now, have this universal healing tendency and possible capability.”
Amazing! What do you think? Tell us in the comments.
Another amazing experience with the Music of the Plants this week thanks to this beauty, Begonia!
The most incredible experience that I have had thanks to the Music of the Plants was with a Begonia this past January in Kauai (a story for another time). However, since then I have heard from other people about remarkable experiences with Begonias and MOTP devices. I had this suspicion that Begonias are very talented singers and wanted to test this out, so was excited to plant several in my garden this year. However, I didn’t get to listen to them.
This week, I connected this Begonia (moved inside for the winter) to my device. She immediately began playing scales (giving credence to my belief) and then very quickly began to play a song. However, I recognized this song, as I listened to it for most of the Summer. This is Tulsi’s song.
Well, I soon became despondent and worried. (It amazes me how quickly our brains go to the “sky is falling” when things do not look like we think they should – or maybe it’s just my brain.) One of the downfalls to my work with MOTP is that I’m not a musician, so I do not have the trained ear. My brain started with, “It’s not the same song, you just don’t recognize the nuances.” To “Oh my God, it’s just what the doubters have said, the device has a random program.” And “Oh, my device must be broken and is simply playing the same song.”
Ok, I know that this is long and I hope that you will read to the end, to see the magic of this experience. While my brain was reacting to the sky falling, I was ignoring all the experiences that I’ve had with the Plants and this device. I do not have a trained ear, but I do have a trained Heart and my Heart responds amazingly to the Plants singing. I have had too many incredible experiences, particularly of Plants responding to People to be able to even think that the device has a random program. And no, my device is not broken, the song isn’t the same, for it changes, but Begonia was playing Tulsi’s song.
So what was going on? After I calmed down. I remembered an earlier experience with Peace Lily, the first Plant that I connected to the MOTP. Damanhur recommends that you train your Plant to play by playing classical music or a Teacher Plant. I didn’t have a teacher Plant, so I played a Yo-Yo Ma CD for Peace Lily for days. At one point, when my favorite song started playing, Peace Lily started playing right along. This happened several times.
Just like Peace Lily listening to Yo-Yo Ma, Begonia has been listening to Tulsi sing, so he was playing what he heard!!
I had a new client yesterday morning. As I was preparing for her session, I was given guidance to bring the MOTP into my office. Begonia was practically jumping at the chance to play for her. I thought another more experienced Plant would be better. However, Begonia insisted. He started playing a song within 30 seconds of being connected (only his 2nd time with the device). This song was different than what he played the other day and did really touch both of our Hearts.
Begonia wanted to continue playing after our session. I went into my office this morning and was greeted with beautiful, Angelic, heady music, so complex and so beautiful! I forgot and left him play all night! However, Begonia didn’t seem to mind, he was happy to show off his talent.
Until my experience in Kauai, I never had a relationship with Begonias, never really gave them my time or attention. My grandmother loves them, so I would buy them for her, but that was the extent. Honestly, even though I added them to my garden this summer, I can’t say that I really fell in Love with them. This morning as I was returning Begonia to my living room, my Heart burst. This is something that I will sit with and dream with for awhile. Those of you who know me know that I tend to be very Heart-centered and living from the Heart is both my path and my goal. Therefore, Heart-opening experiences are fairly commonplace for me, though they continue to be wonderful and exciting. This one was different. It literally felt like a key turned and a small doorway was unlocked. I of course, burst into tears, but they weren’t the tears of pain or even joy, more the tears of recognition and understanding.
I had not intended to share my personal experience with Begonia; I wanted to share the brilliance of the Plant World and particularly Begonia’s incredible playing this week. However, my personal experience seems important to share also. I am blessed to have had (and to witness and assist others to have) amazing experiences with Plants in many different ways. I am so grateful to have the Music of the Plants device which greatly adds to these experiences.
Listening to the Plants, I know that my body is receiving healing, for their music immediately puts me into Heart Coherence, which has many positive physiological effects (if you want to learn more about this check out HeartMath). With the aid of the device, I am learning how to work in co-creative partnership with the Plants. The device also makes it even easier for me (and others) to connect to Plants (something that is as natural as breathing, we’ve just forgotten how to do it). Then there are those incredible m
agical moments, where the device, really the music from the Plants allows everything to transform and it feels like I am in a different world and am able to tap into a deeper wisdom.
SO much gratitude to Damanhur for bringing this device into my life and even more gratitude for the remarkable Plant Beings who continue to amaze and humble me and teach me Love!
May you have a Heart-full, Wonder-full, magic-filled weekend.
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