Secret Life of Plants

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posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 03:40 PM
reply to post by adrenochrome

The video skims through the topics raised in the book, it covers like 20/30% of the info in the book.
But it is very nice to see some of the old film where you see original scientist presenting their case.
The music and editing is quite dated but great fun at times.

posted on Jun, 13 2009 @ 12:24 AM

Originally posted by jaamaan
reply to post by adrenochrome

The video skims through the topics raised in the book, it covers like 20/30% of the info in the book.

good! ...i was hoping that the video wouldn't spoil the book for when i read it here soon!

just the first chapter alone is called Plants and ESP - can't go wrong with that!! ...awesome!!

posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 08:45 AM
Hello every one interested in this topic of the "secret life of plants".

Every now and than i will try to continiu posting in this thread and add some of the names of scientists and a summary of their work related to this topic.
Most of the information i get is from the book "secret life of plants" and i will see if ican find more online information about this subject.

Today i like to draw some attention to "Luther Burbank".
Here are some samples from the book about his that arrested my attention.

Burbank published a fifty-five page catalog of plants called "New creations in fruits and flowers" that created a sensation in the United states.
Unlike simular bookleds which had thus far included not more than a dosen novelties among the hundreds advertised, this catalog contained not a single plant known to man.


De Vries, who expected files of carefully recorded data which might reveal Burbank's secrets, questioned the plant breeder only to be told that his art was basically "a matter of concentration and rappid elliminationof non essentials".


Burbank revealed that when hewanted his plants to develop in some particular and peculiar way not common to their kind, he would get down on his knees and talk to them.

"While i was conducting my experiments with cacti, i often talked to the plants to create a vibration of love.
You have nothing to fear (i told them) you dont need your protective thorns, i will protect you.

'Greater than any other, was a subtle kind of nourishment that made everything grow better and bear more friut abundantly.
Burbank explained to me that in all his expirimentation he took plants into his confidence, asked them to help, and assured them that he held their lives in deepest regard and affection.'

Luther Burbank

I hope to add more soon

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posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 08:54 AM
Wow! I was just browsing the recent posts board and finding more doom and gloom, despair, pain and agony. Then your thread popped up in the top of the list.

I haven't read the replies or watched any of the video links yet, but I will. I simply couldn't wait to say thank you for starting this thread.

Until last year, I had no interest whatsoever in plants aside from the fact that they are common, used for food or flowers. My mother used to drive me crazy over her obsession with herbs and flowers.

Now, I've become my mother
. I wish I had paid closer attention when she would talk endlessly about each herb or flower's attributes, qualities and character!

I'm learning by doing, which is how I always teach myself. My garden, compared to the neighbors, looks like a tropical jungle.
I say its because I love them and they love me back. Sounds crazy right? Well, its not. Anyone who doesn't believe it are the crazy ones!

Again, thanks for your efforts! I appreciate them.

posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 10:40 AM
reply to post by Hazelnut

Thanks for the thumbs up.
It is not easy to get noted when you dont present doom and gloom.

This whole thread is not a piece of journalistic composing but i tried to put a lot of information here regarding the "secret life of plants".
Check some of the video's or names of the scientist posted and open a wide range of topics in this direction.

The best would be to read the book "secret life of plants" it is so full of information,much better presented than i do, that it took me several decades to finish and digest it

I just posted here the tip of the iceberg.

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posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 02:00 PM

What Lakhovsky discovered was simply mind boggling: He postulated that all living cells (plants, people, bacteria, parasites, etc.) possess attributes which normally are associated with electronic circuits. These cellular attributes include resistance, capacitance, and inductance. These 3 electrical properties, when properly configured, will cause the recurrent generation or oscillation of high frequency sine waves when sustained by a small, steady supply of outside energy of the right frequency. This effect is known as resonance. It's easiest to compare it with a child swinging on a playground swing. As long as the parent pushes the swing a little at the right moment (the correct 'frequency'), the child will continue to swing high and continuously. In electronics, circuits which generate these recurrent sine waves can be called electromagnetic resonators, but more commonly they are referred to as oscillators. Lakhovsky tells us that not only do all living cells produce and radiate oscillations of very high frequencies, but they also receive and respond to oscillations imposed upon them from outside sources.


Lakhovsky then fashioned loops of copper wire that could be worn around the waist, neck, elbows, wrists, knees, or ankles of people (or animals) and found that (given enough time) much relief of painful symptoms were obtained. These simple coils, worn continuously around certain parts of the body, would invigorate the the strength of the human cells and increased the immune response which in turn took care of the offending pathogens. At the time, when news spread of the success achieved with these "Lakhovsky Coils", many Europeans were clamoring to get their own and often had to wait for months due to the backlog. One of the main reasons why so many people find copper wrist bracelets effective and beneficial is because the bracelet is functioning as a Lakhovsky Coil (it's also providing minute trace amounts of copper to the body, which helps too). To achieve the Lakhovsky effect, it's important that the coil (or bracelet) is "open" and made of copper. Closed rings simply don't work.


Lakhovsky's name and achievements probably would have continued to remain unknown in America had it not been for the efforts of Dr. Bob Beck, D. Sc.. In 1963, Bob found an original Lakhovsky MWO stored in the basement of a well known hospital in southern California. He managed to gain access to the machine and opened it up to see what was inside. He undoubtedly examined Lakhovsky's US patent of the Multi-Wave Oscillator as well (US patent # 1,962,565). He then wrote a series of articles which were published in the Borderlands Journal that explained how the MWO worked.

The last man mentioned in this quote "Dr. Bob Beck" i just happened to find a while a go here on ATS in the thread Enhacement of immune system (extrem) i believe.
Very interesting stuff any way and nice to see it connects to "the secret life of plants".

posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 02:24 PM

‘Dr. John Nash Ott’’’ began his career as a banker, but he soon became interested in photography. His interest in time-lapse photography led to a well-known career in cinematography and, as a result, Dr. Ott discovered important research about the effects of natural lighting on plants, animals and humans.

Initially, Ott’s interest in time-lapse movie photography, mostly of plants, was just a hobby. Starting in the 1930s, Ott bought and built more and more time-lapse equipment, eventually building a large greenhouse full of plants, cameras, and even self-built automated electric moving camera systems (the first movie camera motion control systems ever built) for moving the cameras to follow the growth of plants as they developed. He even time-lapsed his entire greenhouse of plants and cameras as they all worked, a virtual symphony of time-lapse movement. His work was featured on an episode of the second incarnation of the request TV show, ’’You Asked For It’’ in the late 1950s.

Ott also discovered that the movement of plants could be manipulated by varying the amount of water plants were given, and varying the color temperature of the lights in the studio, with some colors causing the plants to flower and other colors causing the plants to bear fruit. Ott even discovered ways to change the gender of plants merely by varying the light source color-temperature.


Ott’s experiments with different colored lighting systems and their effects on the health of plants led to experiments with colored lights on the health of animals, then humans, then on individual cells, using time-lapse micro-photography. Ott discovered that only a full spectrum of natural light (including natural amounts of infra-red and ultra-violet) worked to entirely promote full health in plants, animals and humans. Ott made a second film, ’’Exploring the Spectrum’’ completed in the 1960s.


posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 02:48 PM

This is my little bow to John Ott the father of modern timelapse. Enjoy! I'm just getting started... BOATLOADS MORE TO COME Music: Boozoo Bajou

It isjust beatifull to see, with the use of timelapse photography, that plants a not as rigid as they seem.

Enjoy the Vids

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posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 02:55 PM
Here is a timelapse video of a plant named M.
I am not sure if it would be allowed to embed so here is the youtube link.
It is just a beatifull timelapse clip and that is the reason i like to post it.

Timelapse video

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posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 03:46 PM

Originally posted by adrenochrome

Originally posted by jaamaan
reply to post by adrenochrome

The video skims through the topics raised in the book, it covers like 20/30% of the info in the book.

good! ...i was hoping that the video wouldn't spoil the book for when i read it here soon!

just the first chapter alone is called Plants and ESP - can't go wrong with that!! ...awesome!!

Please let us know what you think of the material covered in the book.

posted on Nov, 8 2009 @ 04:46 AM
I read the inspirational S.L.O.P many years ago:
This post was deleted as off topic elsewhere, perhaps it belongs here, with a modification or two:

"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin."
The scientifically incorrect thinking of Jesus according to Matt 6, 18
Whilst a man of integrity in his own lights, I believe Jesus to have been an ignoramus in this scientific regard. It is 'Lily' Flora in its entirety that toils to spin the biosphere 24/7 about the global earth.
Photosynthesis by chlorophyll containing flora whereby H2O water is combined with CO2 carbondioxide, with the energy aid of solar plasma fusion generated photons, to make carbohydrates, being the basis of the biosphereic food chain; as well as providing free oxygen to the atmosphere. That humans may breath in the free oxygen to combust their hot blooded energy beings in reversing the solar powered photosynthesis, and in doing so exhale CO2 for flora to inhale, so that the photosynthesising process spins on forever and a day, on our spinning about its axis, Sun, Galaxy, home.
Dune world or Mars is without flora, and thus has no free oxygen for animated life to draw breathe on.

Consider that photons are subatomic and thus, microcosmic, if we perceive atoms to be macrocosmic: Plasma fusion in the stars combines hydrogen atoms to make helium etc and photons are a byproduct beamed out by the stars. If we look at distant stars in the night sky our perception of those stars is due to the wave function photons traversing the immensities of space and landing on our eye retinal rods. Connected to the retinas are the optic nerves which connect at a cross over with the right and left brain hemispheres of neurological molecular chemical composition. Thus, consequent to our looking at stars in the night sky microcosmic subatomic photons are perceived in mind as stars. Doesn't this suggest that our mind perceptions, both visual & cognitive, are of subatomic composition also. If so what are these microcosmic subatomic mind particles that construct our metaphysical perceptions within our macrocosmic atomic vehicle molecular composed brains; riding as they do a macrocosmic physical atomic, molecular, valency body of benevolent nervous impulse. Which further equates malevolence of disposition with a pitiful ignorance of Entirety in Eternity:
I am to self perception, a stellar plasma fusion generated 'Holy Ghost' neutrinosynthesiser cosmic consciousness of subatomic microcosmic metaphysical sense & sensibility, embedded in a macrocosmic atomic molecular physical animated beast embodiment of sentient feeling.
"The universe is just there, and that is all." Bertrand Russell
One might add to all ~ All aahhh & aargh:
"Contrariwise" continued Tweedledee, " if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic." Lewis Carroll
According to Heraclitus, circa 500 BC, all is eternally recurring.
In my humble opinion the only 'Big Bang' is that to be perceived at a binary, polarity, yingyangtao, fundamental base:
Like cellular DNA coiled about itself, or a worm estivating through summer drought, Universe is wrapped about itself. A linear or straight and narrow view is a blinkered myopic view:
Let there be 'Dark Matter' is the current reductionist scientific view:
Shouldn't it be ~ let there be light?
Sitting on his ass, Jesus rode an ass into Jerusalem, we are reliably informed by the Bible.
Is the libertarian ass offensive to you, and if so, why; given all biological atomic molecular constituted sentient entities are so constructed in binary, polarity, yingyangtao extrapolation thereto, and metaphysically speaking energetically of the physical mass in determinist question:

The Oxalis massoniana blooming on the windowsill is neutrinosynthesiser 'beaming' at me!

Signed: Daft Invader

posted on Nov, 8 2009 @ 06:02 AM
reply to post by Epipactis

Thank you for your post in this thread.
I am not sure what to think of it so i will read it again and give myself the time to digest your information.

posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 01:47 AM
I haven't read all the posts yet but wanted to share an experience I had with a Boston Fern a few years ago. I know it sounds crazy but that plant and I bonded. It was my favourite and was beautiful. Then I went through a very very difficult time, moved, and as my situation got worse the plant weakened until it eventually died.

posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 05:58 PM
reply to post by missvicky

Thanks for sharing that experience.
Some research posted here tries to show that plants can have an emotional bond with you.
That they can read your mind and sense your emotions.

posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 06:40 PM
reply to post by missvicky

Many years ago I grew a maidenhair fern (Adiantum) in a little court yard attached to the house where I then lived.
One summers day there was a thunderous downpour, and the sight of the rain beating on the fern fronds inspired me to write a poem.

Like your Boston fern the maidenhair fern has since died.
Here is the poem, by way of memory:

Entropie: (Transformation after energy).

Raindrops on fern fronds glimmering green
Reflecting an eternity, yet unseen,
Galaxies spiral deep down within,
As shimmering sing they downward spin:
Frond onto frond, falling in time,
Molecules clasping; grasping entwine.
Rebuffing and surging, plummeting still,
As men do also fixed to fates wheel:
Onward that rush, dissolve into one,
Nourish the birth, creation to come:
Atoms revolving, promises burgeon,
Nebula swirling, forever thereon:
Raindrops falling frond upon frond,
Pattering energy, kindling sweet earth.
Matter to matrix, matrix to man,
Worlds within worlds, nurtured, I am:

posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 03:43 PM
S&F! Another great thread i wish to read at a later time! Thanks =]

posted on Nov, 13 2009 @ 12:07 AM
reply to post by Epipactis

Bravo! Bravo! Wonderful poem! Thank you for sharing.

posted on Nov, 13 2009 @ 12:09 AM
reply to post by jaamaan

I completely believe the fern was heartbroken with me and the intense negativite emotional environment at the time was too much for it to handle. I miss that plant to this day.

posted on Nov, 13 2009 @ 12:12 AM
Thanks for sharing this. A very interesting read. I have always wondered how plants too can sense things.

posted on Nov, 13 2009 @ 12:17 AM
This is an amazing book, one of my all time favourites, I actually own two copies so that IF I lend one to a friend I know that I will still be able to read it again whenever I want, and I should add that I have read it MANY times and it fascinates me every time I do.
I could also recommend "Supernature" by Lyall Watson.
"Secrets of the Soil" is another by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird which is well worth a read. I am glad that this thread has been refreshed or I probably would never have come across it as I only recently joined ATS.

Thanks for a great thread!

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