Damanhur Eco Community, IT
Why should you listen to the Plant World?
Once upon a time, all food was organic and nature was an integral part of our lives. But somewhere along the way, we lost our ability to communicate with trees and plants. Deforestation, species evolution, pollution and the insatiable human hunger for more land create large chasms between “our” world and “theirs”, bringing about a separation where once there was none. So how do we reconnect? And why should we?
What would happen if you were to give a plant the ability to interact with us in a way we could understand? This is what a team of researchers set out to discover in the 1970s. Experimenting with plants that open doors and giving them driver’s licenses, 40 years of exploration into plant perception lead them to develop a device that enables plants and trees to play music! Interacting with a variety of stimuli, artists and observers in diverse environments, plants learn how to create melody and harmony using a musical instrument created for the plant world called “Music of the Plants”.
In this sonic and interactive talk, Tigrilla Gardenia will take you through the scientific and empirical research around the social, spiritual and physical healing abilities of plant music and give you a glimpse into the audible world of plant musicians. Deepen your relationship with trees and plants and learn how co-creation with the plant world can radically change your life… and maybe even save the planet!
The Global Tree Network: Resetting the Matrix Between Humans and Trees
The Global Tree Network (http://tigrillagardenia.com) was born to launch a global campaign of awareness and celebration of the relationship between humans and trees. At the core of this initiative is a specific technique devised in Damanhur, and people from all over the world are invited to participate, adding their unique artistic, cultural, and spiritual approaches.
During the last few decades, more old growth forest has been ravaged than throughout the thousands of years of human presence dating back to the Paleolithic period. Indeed, in the past 50 years, 50% of all the trees on the planet have been cut down. As Damanhur’s founder Falco puts it, “It was not the beavers.” Since we humans are the ones culpable for this, we must take the lead in proactively enabling trees to regain their health and equilibrium in the same manner in which people everywhere are working with specific species of animals and birds to re-create and protect their natural habitats.
Thanks to human action and specifically-prepared Selfic objects that function as mediators between human energies and those of the plant world, this technique creates a coherent field among the trees, re-establishing their ability to connect fully to one another and to other species in common networks. In this way, through their sensitivity and specific intelligence, trees create what Falco describes as “the largest and most powerful living computer” on earth, such that the trees’ intelligence is able to elaborate data relating to our planet and provide an effective relationship with the rest of our living ecology. Come learn how to “Orient Trees” and become an active part of the reconnection between human beings and the plant world.
Tigrilla Gardenia, plant researcher and Damanhurian citizen, presents the mysticism and solidarity of this growing ecosystem. Community is not limited to living together—it can be your circle of friends or work colleagues—and if we are going to evolve and heal our planet, we need to learn how to work together on a common goal.