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Over the past month, I had the delightful pleasure of reading a great book of wisdom. The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird is truly inspiring and good information for those who are working with the Art of Ninzuwu. For those who are unfamiliar with Ninzuwu spirituality, Initiates of our path will use a single plant to function as an altar.
The book not only highlights the work of Cleve Backster, but also George Washington Carver and many other scientists who discovered the wisdom and intelligence of the plant world. It was a quite refreshing read. The authors of this book are not trying to convince the reader of some pseudo-scientific theory, but present a history of what some famous scientists have already discovered over the past century in this regard and in times prior.
One epiphany that I gained from reading this material is that man in not the most intelligent species necessarily. Other sentient beings possess different senses and use such in way that may even be beyond the intelligence of man. Intelligence is not limited to our five senses and it is due to such error in understanding that some have invented creatures in their imagination possessing the five senses, rather than acknowledge the intelligence of sentient creatures without such.
The Secret Life of Plants presents information that the world of modern science is just now coming to grips with. It was first published back in 1973. A Wikipedia article, listed under the topic of the book’s title, states:
“The book includes summaries of the life and work of 20th century scientists Jagdish Chandra Bose and Corentin Louis Kervran as well as 19th century scientist George Washington Carver. The book also discusses alternative philosophy and practice on soil and soil health, as well as on alternative farming methods. Pseudoscientific topics such as magnetotropism, bio-electrics, aura, psychophysics, orgone energy, radionics, kirlian photography, and dowsing are discussed. One of the book’s controversial claims is that plants may be sentient despite their lack of a nervous system and a brain.”
The consciousness of man is not limited to the human body, but takes forms of different expression that we see in plants and animals. This book is a must for those who are involved with studies in biocommunications and plant perception. It is a knowledge that should be investigated by all who explore the meaning of life seriously.