Tree orientation, barbed wire and Scarlet Doors in Sweden

When I was in Sweden, I decided that I wanted to orient all the trees around my cottage there. It used to be an old traditional farm, and there is still a big open space that covers most of the territory belonging to the house. I had just had with a visit from a girl whom I had met in Damanhur. The meeting I had with her didn’t work out the way I had been hoping for, so I was not in the best mood. It was raining. I was sitting and waiting for it to stop. Luckily for me, I had reading material. I was reading Falco’s book, The Seven Scarlet Doors, which is about a group of people led by the time monk Vadusfadam. For each door that they had to go through, they needed to pass a test. It was the perfect book for me to read while orienting trees. My goal was to orient 3,000 trees with the special pendulum for tree orientation, and then to orient some more using one of Falco’s tree-orienter Selfic paintings that I had bought from the gallery. When the rain stopped, I started orienting the free-standing trees on the ground, though the only problem was that they were surrounded with very high, wet grass. So, after orienting about twenty trees, I was wet to the skin and it started raining again. I stopped and read the first chapter of the book, “Doubt, that is, first room,” while my clothes dried in front of the fire. When the rain stopped again and I looked at the trees, I was in a room of doubt. How big should a tree be, I wondered? There were lots of small ones in addition to the big ones. I decided to go for the big ones, and then there were trees in clusters so close together that I couldn’t squeeze in between them. Could I orient them two at a time? Should I go around them six times? When...

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Tree orientation update – August 2012

More than 14,200,000 trees have been oriented! We send deep gratitude to all the tree-orienting teams around the world connecting with nature and spreading spiritual light through our precious tree friends. Read more about the tree orientation project… Stay informed through the Global Tree Network Facebook page.     How many trees have been oriented and where: Italy Damanhur and surrounding areas 22.895 Emilia Romagna 289,033 Tuscany 21,030 Lombardy 24,796 Sicily 10,471 Veneto 2,581 Trentino 860 Piedmonte (outside Damanhur) 540 Liguria 941 Puglia 215 Abruzzo 2.052 Total in Italy 351,579 International Abu Dhabi 2 Argentina 177 Australia 2,500 Austria 1,164,464 Bosnia Herzegovina 24,846 Brazil 6,666 Bulgaria 10,800 China 99 Croatia 2,127,314 Cuba 1,713 Denmark 15,931 France 1,938 Germany 15,287 Japan 7,883,763 Great Britain 20,000 Grecia 100 Guatemala 666 Ireland 510,100 Mali 500 Malta 666 Morocco 1,600 Mexico 250 Norway 38,871 Netherlands 324,770 Poland 666 Portugal 3,512 Czech Republic 7,800 Santo Domingo 1,922 Slovenia 25,983 Spain 620 United States 1,588,067 California 1,007,350 Chicago 531,600 Florida 13,015 Hawaii 6,715 New York 29,287 Washington 100 Switzerland 9,666 Hungary 686 Uruguay 323 Venezuela 35,793 Grand Total 14,205,075 Share Tweet...

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Music of the Plants and nature conservation

Ashok Khosla, President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) shares in the discovery of Music of the Plants, technology to hear plants sing! Watch this video for explanation and song, from the IUCN COP15 event in the “elefant house” of the Copenhagen Zoo. Khosla reminds us of the importance of emotion in eco-movements, “The conservation community has to bring heart and soul into the process of conservation if it is going to succeed. We have the brains, knowledge, and brawn, but if life on earth is going to be saved, it’s going to be because we actually have a relationship with it.” Share Tweet...

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Tree orientation update – July 2012

Jul 24, 12 Tree orientation update – July 2012

Posted by in Featured Articles, Plant Perception

More than 10,800,000 trees have been oriented! We send our love and support to all the tree-orienting teams around the world. We honor your efforts in reestablishing a spiritual connection with the tree world. Read more about the tree orientation project… Stay informed through the Global Tree Network Facebook page.     How many trees have been oriented and where: Italy Damanhur and surrounding areas 22.895 Emilia Romagna 76,607 Tuscany 21,030 Lombardy 22,211 Sicily 10,471 Veneto 1,470 Trentino 860 Piedmonte (outside Damanhur) 540 Liguria 520 Puglia 215 Abruzzo 622 Total in Italy 134,546 International Abu Dhabi 2 Argentina 177 Australia 2,500 Austria 1,164,464 Bosnia Herzegovina 17,767 Brazil 6,666 China 99 Croatia 1,151,088 Cuba 1,713 Denmark 12,200 France 1,938 Germany 15,287 Japan 6,021,824 Great Britain 20,000 Ireland 510,100 Mali 500 Malta 666 Morocco 1,600 Mexico 250 Norway 38,871 Netherlands 324,770 Portugal 3,512 Czech Republic 7,800 Santo Domingo 1,567 Slovenia 25,983 Spain 620 United States 1,283,057 California 1,007,350 Chicago 226,590 Florida 13,015 Hawaii 6,715 New York 29,287 Washington 100 Switzerland 9,016 Hungary 686 Uruguay 323 Venezuela 35,793 Grand Total 10,822,011 Share Tweet   Share Tweet...

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The baby and the cyclamen

The first anecdote I want to share on the topic of sensitivity to plants is one of the most extraordinary that I have experienced regarding this theme. It might even be considered valuable from a “scientific” point of view. I was accompanying a group of friends of Damanhur in visit, who are involved with rediscovering the Celtic tradition and keeping it alive. The leader of this group, Yogendra, was carrying his sleeping daughter who was just a few months old. There was a potted cyclamen plant making music, one that was already an expert “musician.” While I was explaining to the group of about 15 Italian and Spanish guests how the Music of the Plants works, the baby woke up, looked around, and without hesitating, she turned toward the plant that was playing music and greeted it with a melody, making some typical sounds that babies make. The plant stopped singing its melody and repeated the exact sounds and notes that the baby had made. Then the plant made other sounds that the baby repeated with her little voice. It went on like this like a call and response for about 15 minutes. Everyone who was there in that moment realized the extraordinary nature of what has happening, and we all felt very touched by it. The Spanish women were so moved that they began to cry. How did a four or six month old baby know where the music was coming from? It could have been coming from any number of sources, though she identified the plant as the “musician.” It’s a mystery. My guess is that something happens around the plants when they play music, something we don’t see. Maybe they are nature spirits that are attracted by the music, or some other phenomenon that a baby can perceive and we can’t. Then, the dialog of simple sounds that occurred means that there is some form of understanding between babies and plants. An interesting idea to experiment with further. Camaleonte Oleandro Want...

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Can you read the minds of plants?

Jun 14, 12 Can you read the minds of plants?

Posted by in Education, Plant Perception, Q&A with Falco

The youth of the Damanhur Middle School interviewed Falco for Qui Damanhur Ragazzi, a self-produced journal made by the students themselves. Here is one from a series of their questions and Falco’s answers. Enjoy! Laene (6th grade): Can you read the minds of plants? Falco: Often the thoughts of plants are very boring. 🙂 Anyway, reading means interpreting, understanding what a species is telling you. We can more easily imagine trying to understand the thoughts of a dog. It is is easier to interpret, as he gives you response signals. He wags his tail, he barks … But plants do not bark or even wag their tails … so, it’s much more difficult to succeed in understanding, because amongst different species, you don’t have terms of comparison that are understandable in our communication systems. On the other hand, it is possible to be able to interpret the needs, and in this way, communicate with plants. Your parents have done experiments like this, how to influence the growth of plants with thought, how to make seeds grow more quickly or less, placed in small bowls with cotton and water.   Share Tweet...

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