The book, The Secret Life of Plants, recounts how researchers hooked plants to machines resembling lie detectors, which revealed their response to threatening behavior. Wow! Plants possess an awareness of their wellbeing and surroundings. Even more startling, the plants showed a response to their owners’ wellbeing, even if the owners were across the country. This seems like quantum entanglement: when two energies link on the quantum level and affect one another, even at long distances. Maybe plants have emotions and care about their owners?
If this idea is not delightful enough, researchers have displayed plants “singing.” The plants’ tiny vibrations are too soft for us to hear, but may account for why we feel uplifted in a botanical garden or why we calm down in nature. Unconsciously these “plant songs” lull us into harmony and a sense of wellbeing.
People have hooked electrodes to plants’ leaves and roots, and then connected them to musical instruments, producing fairy-like music: a new genre? A Mexican, named Aerial Guzik, hooked cacti to lutes and used their tiny energetic impulses to create strangely beautiful music. Another experiment at Damanhur in Italy showed plants connected to electronic instruments, producing exquisite music. You can listen to this concert on You Tube.1
Ancient stories of Atlantis suggest that highly psychic people telepathically tuned into the vibrations of the plants, asking the plants what they needed for optimal growth. According to legends in Central America, this kind of vibrational inside information improved crop growth. ese stories suggest that plants possess intelligence and consciousness.
The Kairos Institute of Sound Healing in New Mexico tested if sound vibrations enhanced crop growth. They played tuning forks and hand chimes over seedlings. The forks were tuned to the frequency made by Mars and Venus moving in their orbits and other frequencies found in space (raised octaves into hearing range).2 Their findings showed that sound vibrations improved seed germination, quantity and quality of produce, longevity of production, pollination and plant size.3
Dan Carlson, of Sonic Bloom, noticed that plants’ use of nutrients spikes at dawn. Plants do not benefit nearly as much when fed at other times. He wondered how the plant knew when dawn was. He experimented with bird chirps, local to the natural habitat of the plant, because the birds’ choruses sing loudly at dawn. Carlson discovered that when he played local bird chirps at any time of the day, the plant acted as if it was dawn and utilized more nutrients – indicating that at least one way that the plants told time was with sound. Carlson sells plant food packaged with recording of bird chirps and boasts of 100 percent increase in plant growth.4 Once again a link appears between sound and plants’ wellbeing.
Joel Sternheimer, a French physicist, calculated the vibrations of the amino acids in plants. After he calculated the tones of each, he then organized the amino acids in the same way that they were in the plant’s protein. When he played the “plant’s song” back to the plant, the plant’s growth nearly doubled with resistance to drought and disease.
What do we learn from all this? Plants are far greater beings than we expected. They are also exquisite musicians. At the very least, in a romantic picture, we are bathed unconsciously in plant songs and lullabies of the stars. Perhaps the biggest lesson is that sounds below our hearing range have a significant impact on the energies of living things: body, mind and emotions.
Sound and music enhance the health of plants. We may stubbornly believe that we are not influenced by sound in the same way, but what would make humans exempt? The science of bioacoustics, developed by Sharry Edwards, has shown that we can use targeted sounds to enable the body to heal itself.5 We can use the energy of sound in targeted positive manners. Such as bringing forth healing vibratory patterns found in star sounds and nature in musical CDs, allowing all of us to harness sound for its healing benefits.
Jill Mattson is a prolific Author, Artist, Musician and Composer. She has produced seven CD’s of intriguing, magical tracks using ancient & modern techniques with sound energy & special healing frequencies to achieve profound benefits. Sound Healing compositions, including Solfeggio Tones, Star Energy, Flower Frequencies, Fibonacci and nature tones are available at www.jillswingsoflight.com or www.musicforbeauty.com.
2 They also used planetary gongs tuned to the “three cycles of the Earth: the four seasons,
the Earth spinning on her axis, and the Earth going through its processional cycle.”
3 Leeds, Joshua. The Power of Sound: How to be Healthy and Productive using Music and
Sound, Healing Arts Press: Vermont, 2001, 2010, Pgs. 207-209.
5 For more information see the book, Secret Sounds Ultimate Healing by Jill Mattson