Listen: Leonardo Davinci, Molina, Jennifer Jewel discussed on Cultivating Place
"Hey, it's Jennifer after our conversation Molina reached out to me with these thoughts that I wanted to share with you. She starts off with some history of, sir. Hij- shandra Bose born in the mid eighteen hundreds, sir. Bose is the Indian equivalent to Leonardo Davinci a polymath and genius physicist whose work on radio waves an electrically is still in use today. He was also a biologist abortionist an archaeologist an early science fiction writer. He did research to see if plants could communicate electrically and concluded that plants experience pain, his research was denigrated by English and European scientists convinced that his work reflected Hindu mysticism rather than hard science. Now a hundred years later similar research leads to similar conclusions. He was right when I took Indy. N history at UCLA Iran into his work, and it gave me the confidence to think that some of my personal feelings about plants might be eventually verified by science in the eighties. He was my beacon. She says in the nineties modern science began to catch up with him. Dr Suzanne simmered research that led to the theory of fungal network used by plants to communicate underground via the world would web. There are now layers and layers of research Molina writes in the last twenty years looking at plant plant communication via this network via plant faira moans which we often experience as sent an as per, sir. Bose's research, they communicate electrically so the plant plant communication that occurs. In the story of tree is in a mental space where magical realism and science collide as. Writer. I was aiming for Ann Arbor. More Fiqh representation of tree using human language to try to articulate via science via transcendent, personal spiritual experiences of connection with plants and via my imagination. What I believe trees experience of life might be in. No way was interested in humanizing, the trees experience, rather I wanted to open up to the idea of what life feels like from the perspective of a tree I focused on what being rooted means on how photosynthesis in the transmission of water might feel on how a trees communication to plants and trees and mobile beings round. It might feel on how life itself is transformed by a slower perception of time on the pleasure of growth on the shock of trying to understand what eating and being eaten feels like on what the. Experience of desire to procreate to connect to cherish young might feel like in a plant just as many people may never experienced childbirth themselves. If a person is next to a mother giving birth they can have a profound horrifying and utterly joyful. Empathetic experience of what birth is Molina ends with this. I believe that while we cannot actually experience plants world or even an animal's world. If we listen, and you're what is shared with us. We may see truth in other being's existence if we are open to the possibility. I love that. As you consider this season of February. I encourage you to stay as wide open to possibility as you can to stay as wide open to deep listening in these winter months to growing into this long term loving relationship. We are part of with this planet that carries us fourth. Now back to our conversation with muni simple. Watts and tree. This is cultivating place. I'm Jennifer jewel today.."