Plant friends

May 04, 10 Plant friends

I would like to open a page to discuss the possibility of communicating with plants. In Damanhur, this is something we do, and we are very enthusiastic about it. Our studies on this theme began in 1975, initially coordinated by Falco.

Our researchers use devices that they have made themselves, which measure the reactivity of plants to their environment and their capacity to learn and communicate.

The principle is simple. We use a variation of the Wheastone bridge, with three fixed resistances and one variable one. The instrument measures the electrical difference between the leaves and the roots of the plant. This difference can be translated into a variety of effects: music, movement, turning on lights, and many others. Naturally, we use very low intensity electrical currents.

Every living creature, whether plant or animal, produces variations of electrical potential based on the emotions they are feeling. With plants, the variations are most sensitive when they signal the arrival of the person who takes care of them, when they are being watered, during the making of music, etc.

The sensations felt within the plant induces a physiological reaction, which expresses itself in electrical, conductive and resistance variations. In the pathways of internal fluids, this produces saline, biochemical or biological variations. In other words, it modifies the flow of lymph. The electrical variations can be translated in different ways, for example into musical scales. In our experiments, we have seen that the plants definitely seem to enjoy learning to use musical scales and making their own music through a synthesizer.

At the moment, there are no exhaustive international scientific studies that define the physiology of this phenomenon. However, more than being focused on scientific analysis, our research is focused on deepening the relationship between people and plants, and so it involves these kinds of experiences. Because of this, we don’t define the research as scientific, even if it is valid and interesting. We have given demonstrations in schools and public parks and many concerts in the woods, and there are also CDs available with the Music of the Plants.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Hi,

    Last year I had a dream I was walking through a singing forrest, and it was incredible. Since then I’ve been doing my own research on how I can do this. Then yesterday I stumbled onto this. The Music of the Plants is amazing! Do you guys share instructions how to build the Music of the Plants Device or would you be able to direct me to any information where I can build my own devices?

    Thanks,

    Michael

  2. Mark Edwards /

    Are you paying the plants royalties? It seems you are greatly benefiting from their performances and should provide them with some sort of compensation. I suggest contacting ASCAP and BMI to find out the current rate structure. This kind of exploitation MUST stop!

    Also, why is the music so boring? If the plants are such great musicians, why are they such lousy composers? It seems suspicious to me that they would produce such bland, uninspired music. Perhaps it is a squirrel who is really doing the composing (my dogs tell me they are not very bright) and the plants just have to slog through it. Thoughts?

  3. I’ve sent a request through the contact form for information about the device… I also bought the CD that is available, and while it is very beautiful (I’ve listened to it twice already!) and I enjoy the music VERY much, it didn’t have the same emotional impact on me as the first music that I heard, on a YouTube video titled ‘Singing Plants at Damanhur’… for some reason, that one almost caused me to break down into tears (I would have if I’d been along in the room).

    I’m not sure what the difference is between them, but even with the poor quality and all the clacking and banging around by the camera, the singing on the YouTube video packed an emotional wallop that the CD seemed to lack.

    Any theories as to why that would be?

    ~Amanda

    • Con te Amanda. Thanks for writing to us.

      Each plant has its own song to sing, just like every human beings. It could be that you identify more with the emotion and sounds of the plants in the video. It is also true that video, given that it involves many more senses, can transmit more emotions that audio only can. This could also contribute to the difference between the CD and the video.

      We hope you have the opportunity to experience the Music of the Plants in person. Only in that way can you fully feel what the plant world wants to share with us.

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