And ears, mouths, a nervous system, internet- oh yea and they take psychedelics too…..
Dude, that is so far out, right?
Knowing where to start in this story of fairytale proportions is difficult. The last few months i spent reading the latest book written by Stephen Harrod Buhner called Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm- into the dreaming of the earth. Which i know sounds hokey as hell, but is filled with information from studies that really happened that document "facts" (as well as science can) that plants live much as we do. Good ole' Steve nails it for those of us that believe in a world of cohesive action able to adapt and change and communicate- without being all gnome and fairy-forest magic. He talks about the crazy idea that the earth is an organism (yea i mean Gaia, and no i don't wear patchouli...) and that we are an integral part of the system receiving information and acting in cooperation within the gaian system. Not a parasite that will be the end of the world as we know it, which makes me feel better. He throws in the hypothesis that the tendencies we have, urges to do certain things come to us in subtle communiques from the earth itself. i won't give away the whole thing but man does it make some kind of sense that there was a reason behind the inventiveness of the industrial age - secret communiques transmitted from the great beyond to lead us to now…
All so very woo woo and yet believable because of the work he puts into bringing the science that says its possible. How many of us have heard of permaculture? even just companion planting? How many of us have had mysterious urges to buy a live chicken or reuse a plastic bag recently? Think on that, cause there is so much more to this book...
Born in New Hampshire and raised in Maine, Eva's passion for living self sustainably began with Helen and Scott Nearing. Both were homesteaders who carved their lives from the land. Eva now lives in Eastern West Virginia, with her husband Dain and daughter Shayna, carving out her own life.