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.