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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:19 PM

Time to re-read "Celestine Prophecy."

Scientific confirmation that plants respond to sounds, create audible frequencies of their own, and "listening" plants actually lean towards the "talking" plants.

http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/plants-actually-talk-each-other-new-research-finds.html

Gotta run and whisper sweet nothings to my seedlings now!

PS - Dontcha just love it when science confirms anything "woo"?

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Reply Time to re-read "Celestine Prophecy." (Original post)
silverweb Apr 2012 OP
OffWithTheirHeads Apr 2012 #1
silverweb Apr 2012 #2
OffWithTheirHeads Apr 2012 #8
silverweb Apr 2012 #9
Howler Apr 2012 #3
silverweb Apr 2012 #4
agent46 Apr 2012 #13
Howler Apr 2012 #14
kimmerspixelated Apr 2012 #5
kimmerspixelated Apr 2012 #6
silverweb Apr 2012 #10
felix_numinous Apr 2012 #7
silverweb Apr 2012 #11
murielm99 Apr 2012 #12
felix_numinous Apr 2012 #15
murielm99 Apr 2012 #16
Ricochet21 Apr 2012 #17
silverweb Apr 2012 #18
Ricochet21 Apr 2012 #19
silverweb Apr 2012 #20
PADemD Apr 2012 #21
silverweb Apr 2012 #22
PADemD Apr 2012 #24
silverweb Apr 2012 #25
kimmerspixelated Apr 2012 #23
silverweb Apr 2012 #26

Response to silverweb (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:38 PM

1. Sounds like a Robert Ludlum novel

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:58 PM

2. I've never read anything of his.

You recommend?

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Response to silverweb (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:24 PM

8. If you like spy shit, this is Ian Flemming on steroids.

He has written so many spy novels that you could easily spend several years catching up If you like this stuff, start with "The Born Identity" and don't look back! If you like this kind of novel, you have several years of reading in front of you. I think I read my first Ludlum novel in the 70's.

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:52 AM

9. Nice.

I'm reading James Rollins right now and I guess that qualifies as similar? Suspense/action, etc? I enjoy it when a little paranormal mystery is thrown into the mix, too, like the Prendergast novels from Preston & Child.

I didn't realize Ludlum wrote the Bourne stories. Saw the first movie, but not the others. I'll check his books out. Thanks for the recommendation!

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:58 PM

3. Why are scientist's and sceptics ALWAYS the last to know?????

I play soul music for my garden plants. They seem to like it they come back every year!

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Response to Howler (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:52 PM

4. Experiments take time, of course.

All those double-blind, reproducible results, controls and all that. Confirmation is often slow in coming.

After all, what is magic and mystery but science we haven't figured out yet?

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Response to Howler (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 03:18 AM

13. We know things are true

Someone's got to be the last to know. We know things are true when we've finally confirmed them on every level. I think it's the way our culture works.

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Response to agent46 (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 10:33 AM

14. :)

I think you are right

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:16 PM

5. I noticed that the year my marriage went south, the

Christmas cactus failed to bloom. Less love in the air, I assume!

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:18 PM

6. It's weird that you bring up this book!

Today I unearthed, I believe the second one. It is waiting for shelving. I remember looking over at it and seriously thinking about cracking it open.

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:55 AM

10. Definitely worth reading.

I haven't read them in years, but still have the first book. I remember I didn't like the 2nd one as much, but I don't remember why.

And I didn't even know there were two more books in the series after that. Now I have to get them all and start all over!

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:14 PM

7. Thanks for this article!

--Wow I was just talking about Findhorn with a friend yesterday!

http://www.findhorn.org/

And there's a place in Virginia called Perelandra that occasionally has tours, they sell flower essences. Michaele wrote the book 'Behaving as if God in all Life Mattered'

http://www.perelandra-ltd.com/

(I wonder if it is all of these planets in Earth signs? Jupiter in Taurus, Mars in Virgo, and Pluto in Capricorn?)

http://www.astrologyweekly.com/chart.php (I keep this page and then refresh for updates)

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Response to felix_numinous (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:59 AM

11. Perelandra.

Wow. Another book I haven't read in years... decades, even. It was my favorite C.S. Lewis book when I was a spring chicken. Wonder if I could even find a copy now. Powell's, maybe.

Thanks for the links! Have to get back to work for a couple more hours, but I will definitely check them out.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 02:31 AM

12. I have that trilogy.

I bought it years ago and loved it. Maybe I should reread it.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 11:53 AM

15. Wow~

I am going to look up Perelandra trilogy

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Response to felix_numinous (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:53 PM

16. It is:

Out of the Silent Planet, book one, Perelandra, book two, and That Hideous Strength, book three.

The books are science fiction and Christian allegory. Like much of Lewis' work, it is beautiful, but it shows its age. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

I became interested in his work when I was a library cataloger in Wheaton, IL. Wheaton College had a small, but lovely C.S. Lewis museum. They had his greatcoat, his desk and his wardrobe(!!!). They had his manuscripts, too, and were in the process of acquiring more items. At that time, the museum was open by appointment only. I don't know what it is like now.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:55 PM

17. The story is ridiclulous

but the message is phenomenal
yes, read it

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 02:37 PM

18. It was a bit of a stretch, wasn't it?

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Overly contrived, but the message did need a vehicle. And that's just Book I, which I still have. I really don't remember much of Book II, except that I didn't like it nearly as much.

So the only thing to do now, of course, is go find copies of Books II-IV and read them all in order.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #18)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 07:05 PM

19. Book 1

had great messages, about raising one's consciousness; then, how all things work out.
About how there there are no coincidences at all, only messages and symbols
it really is phenomenal

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #19)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 01:18 AM

20. Absolutely true.

It was ahead of its time in many ways. Just look at the ideas coming out of noetics now, the concept that "thoughts are things." The story line used as the vehicle was a bit of a stretch, but worth getting through.

I found my copy of Book I and ordered Books II through IV from Powell's today. Time for a refresher course.

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Response to silverweb (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:13 PM

21. Some excellent books on the subject of plants

Primary Perception: Biocommunication with Plants, Living Foods, and Human Cells by Cleve Backster

http://www.amazon.com/Primary-Perception-Biocommunication-Plants-Living/dp/0966435435/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1333929601&sr=1-1

Beyond Supernature: A New Natural History of the Supernatural by Lyall Watson

http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Supernature-Natural-History-Supernatural/dp/0553344560/ref=pd_sim_b_4

and many other books on plant communication

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_19?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=plant+communication&sprefix=plant+communication%2Cstripbooks%2C271

If plants can communicate and have their own unique intelligence, how can vegetarians eat plants. They are, after all, living things.


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Response to PADemD (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:18 PM

22. Thanks for the links.

Very interesting.

As for how can vegetarians eat plants... well, we have to eat something and they're lower on the food chain than animals. At least plants don't have brains, hearts, or sad eyes (that we're aware of).

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Response to silverweb (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:18 AM

24. plants don't have brains (intelligence)

You might change your mind about that if you read Cleve Backster's book.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #24)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:25 AM

25. I'll let you know.

I'm not denying a kind of natural intelligence, but an organ such as we and other animals have.

Then again, maybe I'll agree with you when I get to read Backster's book.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:18 PM

23. I think that's why Fruitarianism

came about. If I have it right, they only eat what has fallen from the limb or bush, ( or no longer growing,dead).

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #23)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:29 AM

26. That's one form of fruitarianism.

You got me curious, so I looked it up.

Very interesting Wikipedia article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruitarianism#Fruitarian_definitions_of_fruit

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