Negative thoughts and plant sensitivity

Nov 15, 12 Negative thoughts and plant sensitivity

Once I was presenting plant research to a group of English high school students visiting Damanhur, accompanied by their professors. I had set up a specific space in a greenhouse, and a plant was singing as usual. At a certain point, this group of teenagers came in all dressed in black with a completely disinterested attitude about what was going on around them. After a few moments, the plant stopped playing music. I pretended like nothing was wrong, beginning to explain our research and in the meantime, changing the plant. Nothing. I changed the apparatus, trying out different things, but there weren’t any plants in the greenhouse that wanted to play music. In the meantime, I continued explaining the experiments that we have done in the past, speaking for about an hour, but the plants continued to not send any kind of signal. At a certain point, I gave up and apologized to the teachers and students because the experiment hadn’t worked. The teenagers started to leave the room and when the last one was outside, the plant started playing music again. I was really surprised, as well as the teacher who had stayed inside. She said, “I would say that the experiment was a success. Those teenagers had expressed so much disinterest and irritation that it must have had a negative influence on the plant.”

So, even the wave of our thoughts come to influence these beings. And from that episode, a whole series of other experiments began…

Camaleonte Oleandro


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  1. Okay so I started reading this article and I had to reread the line about plants singing, cause I thought, how can a plant sing? I am still confused about the whole thing. It would be nice if you actually explained that here.

    • Con te Antranik,

      Plant sensitivity and the Music of the Plants has been an area of research at Damanhur since 1975. You can read about it here. We also have a whole area on this blog dedicated to the Plant World which you can find here.

      If you have any additional questions, please ask.

  2. Nikolas /

    As a researcher in Australia of the healing properties of music produced by plants and trees sacred to the Aborigines i also found that they will not play for people who show lack of respect and disinterest in them. Kind regards to Camaleonte my dear friend and colleague in plant research hoping to catch up with you soon.

  3. Diti Dickson /

    I’ve been fortunate to have the loan of the box developed by Damanhur (Integrate Model with sound generator) which a friend had brought back to Australia from Damanur in 2008. Two weeks ago, when we connected my cyclamen, there was no response, until my friend Newton played some beautiful Bach on my grand piano. “Cycla” immediately began to respond, and went from playing a couple of notes, to using the full range of the keyboard very quickly.

    I’m interested to find out if “Cycla” has her own personality, and her preferences for particular pieces of music. She usually stops playing after about half an hour and I wonder if she gets tired from putting out so much energy?
    It does seem that she can read my mind because if I have a slightly negative thought or don’t give her any attention, she simply stops making music. I have lots of children coming for piano lessons and they all LOVE to hear her playing!

    I’m looking forward to visiting Damanhur this coming September for 3 weeks and hopefully can learn a lot more about the sensitivity of plants and trees.
    See Newton Wolf and Singing plant