Are Plants Aware?

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  1. Ahanu

    Ahanu Well-Known Member

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    Just thought I would share this interesting post from Robert Lanza.

    Are Plants Aware?

    Key takeaway: "Time isn’t an object or thing; it’s a biological concept, the way life relates to physical reality. It only exists relative to the observer." With this I agree.
     
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    It's a tantalising topic.

    Rupert Sheldrake discussed it at length when I was young, but his work is always consigned to 'pseudoscience' although I – not a scientist – was impressed. I think he was among the first that proposed 'talking to plants'

    Result: I said as much to my dad, who was having a lot of trouble, and failures, with a batch of plants he was trying to grow. "Talk to them," I insisted.
    "OK," he said to the plant, "You've got until Thursday." "I'm not sure that's the way of it," I said. "We'll see."

    It showed signs of vigorous life on Tuesday night! :D

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    Of a couple of programmes I've listened to about fungi, one was by Rupert's son, Merlin Sheldrake, who narrated his book "Entangled Life", about how fungi have made and changed our world ... remember the mushrooms we see and eat are the fruit, the actual organism is all underground. I highly recommend it ... there are interviews on YouTube, just search Merlin Sheldrake.
     
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    RJM God Feeds the Ravens Admin

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    This one was famous, in the day:


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    That's the one I told my dad about!
     
  5. Ahanu

    Ahanu Well-Known Member

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    I'm watching the one below now. Interesting.

     
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    Nick the Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Ahanu,

    Scientific studies have been done where one plant has a change in its electrical impedance when another plant nearby is shredded to pieces. This seems to indicate consciousness in the first plant.
     
  7. HeartNSoul19

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    There is spirit behind all that exists. Physical reality is a reflection in this world of the spirit behind it, which is the real existence as compared with physical being, which is a transitory manifestation of the spirit. So a rock has spirit, plants have spirits, animals have spirits, then there is the human spirit and beyond that is the Holy Spirit (named differently depending on the spiritual background you come from). Now these spirits are at different levels of perfection... so the plant spirit is not at the same station as the animal spirit and the animal spirit is not at the same station as the human spirit, etc.

    Physical reality is a manifestation of the spirit that is its real existence... so it's more like spirit exists, therefore physical form can be.
     
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    Hi HeartNSoul19, and welcome ...

    I'd comment on this:
    Only to repeat this:
    And add: Well said, and worth emphasising ...

    The physical is 'more real' to us because that is the plane (or what have you) that we are in. Each plane is 'more real' to itself, and all other planes are thereby 'less real' ... this, of course, in a hierarchy, and the rule applies all the way up, until the top, which is, as you say, the 'only real'.
     

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