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!
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.
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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.
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!
“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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 21 May 2014, the Music of the Plants appeared alongside Dame Julie Andrews and Ian McKellen on The One Show on BBC. Christine Walkden presented Edelweiss, Pinapple and Fern, three plant musicians which performed before a live audience. Here are the clips of their various interactions:
Sting was interviewed by the Italian online magazine Io Acqua & Sapone where he talked about how he is using the Music of the Plants in his vineyards.:
“In Tuscany, in the Palagio, your 300 hectares home produces wine and honey. Why did you chose to set up an agricultural, eco-friendly business?”
“I felt the need to feed my family with genuine products; it is right to take care of the earth, not to plunder it. The company employs fifteen people who work there full-time to produce extra virgin olive oil, honey, salami and biodynamic wine – it is not unheard-of that soon I may decide to sell my products. For the moment, I would like to test the use of the music of plants to cultivate the fields (electronic equipment that reproduces the sounds of the plants used in the Tuscan community of Damanhur that Sting visited some time ago – author’s note).”
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