Flower of the month: Valerian

My name is Oriolide Amarena and I have lived in Damanhur for sixteen years. I am a simple person who loves nature, and since I was a child, I have been drawn to flowers, especially wildflowers. Over the years, this passion has grown little by little, as I have refined my perception and sensitivity toward the plant world. I have taken courses about the flowers of Dr. Edward Bach and studied the “Manual of Flower Essences” by Master Paramhansa Yogananda. After I came to Damanhur, I expanded my knowledge by researching Damanhurian flowers. Being in contact with flowers, observing their colors, shapes and number of petals has helped me to develop a system reading them, a simple and effective method. This experience has helped me to better understand myself and others, with “flower recipes” that I create for people who are interested in this kind of guidance. Oriolide Amarena   Flower of the month: Valerian Valerian is a flower of awaiting. Awaiting as well as action! It develops adaptability that is necessary to confront apparently intolerable situations. It puts synchronic processes in motion to seek out and find the best solutions while knowing how to wait patiently. This flower frees the mind of negative thoughts, establishing the right connection with the heart. Valerian offers the possibility of understanding the value of emotions without being overcome by them, because it has the power of stopping the driving force of out-of-control emotions. Share Tweet...

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Music To My Ears and A Message From The Plants

I had not heard of the music made by the plants until the glorious day I entered into the Botanical Gardens where this great display was awaiting me.

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Plant Driven Robot Cart (Video)

A plant was connected to a toy robot made from a kit, replacing one of the sensors to create a way for the plant to communicate with the robot

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Damanhur News: Music of the Plants CD and a New Life School!

NEW CALL for NEW LIFE Extended Study Program From January 7 to March 31, 2013 Come and immerse yourself for 3 months of intense study in the most fascinating, mysterious and unique fields of Damanhurian knowledge and research. The New Life project was born 2 years ago to give people from all over the world the possibility to live with us in our community, experiencing directly our way of life. Hundreds of people have participated in the New Life program and thanks to the many requests to study Damanhurian philosophy offered by our university, we have prepared a SPECIAL LEVEL: The Magic of Damanhur through Selfica, Philosophy and the Arts! As part of this program, you participate in all the activities of the New Life program plus an extended study program. During your three month stay, you will have the opportunity to participate in Damanhurian celebrations and rituals, including: the Oracle of Damanhur, rite of the full moon and the Spring Equinox. If you choose to arrive at the end of 2012, you can also participate in Midnight Action on New Year’s Eve, where you can work alongside Damanhurians in the Temples of Humankind. The New life program is open for arrivals every week! Click here for more information.   What are Newlifers saying about the temporary citizen program? Read the Damanhur blog and New Life Facebook page. School for Spiritual Healers Nov 17-18   Past Lives Nov 24-25 Dec 22-23   Know the Tarot Dec 1-2   Spiritual Physics Dec 15-16   Contact with the Cosmos Dec 22-23   Mystery School   Dec 30-Jan 9   first year intensive       30+ years of spiritual and social research. Short and long visits available. Click here: 7 Day – 3 Day Temples of Humankind Sacred Woods Music of the Plants Stone Spirals Spiritual Physics Meditations Clay Scupture and more…   Upcoming Rituals: Commemoration of the Dead October 28   Oracle of Damanhur Rite of the Full Moon October 29 November 27 December 27...

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Vegetarian or Carnivore?

If all life is sacred and it has been proven many times that plants have feelings and have life, what do you eat?

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Why do plants stop playing music?

These roses are happy and make Music of the Plants. Others no… Usually, a trained plant almost always makes music, with various oscillations during the day and night, a sign of their vitality. There are some events that can disturb them, so much so that they stop sending any signals. It’s quite interesting to discover why they stop making music. Here are some experiences: Years ago, a friend was preparing a concert with four plants in a big hall. It was about 10 pm and we connected the Music of the Plants device to four plants of different kinds, already expert musicians, and they began to make sounds right away. We hadn’t eaten dinner yet that night, and at a certain point, my friend’s girlfriend brought him a sandwich. As soon as he bit into the sandwich and swallowed the first bite, all the plants stopped playing music at the same time. It surprised everyone, and we tried to understand what was happening. We restarted everything, changed plants, changed the device and the power supplies, and still there was no sound. At a certain point, a flash came to me. I looked at the sandwich and saw that there was a lettuce leaf inside! As other researchers have already said, plants are sensitive to the interruption of life, so this could be an example of that. In fact, the plants stopped playing for about a half hour. My friend had to leave the room, and only afterward, the plants started playing again. After this event, something similar happened in a Bavarian restaurant. I was preparing a concert with three or four plants that I had brought with me. All of them were playing well, as usual. At 8:30 pm, the concert began and also the dinner. It was a vegetarian restaurant, and they began to circulate dishes full of lettuce and fresh vegetables. After a few minutes, all the plants stopped playing all at once. So, we tried remediating the situation  with various strategies,...

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