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The Astral Perispirit, and a Fusion of Sound, Sight and Taste

ONE of the best ways to describe what Theosophy is, arts reporter Ali Snow said recently on Utah Public Radio, “is to think of it as a kind of fusion of religion and science.” 2,138 more words

Brain, Mind, Consciousness, & Beyond

Planting a Clock That Tracks Hours by Flowers

The Horologium Florae, or floral clock: “The professionals said it could not be done. They had never tried it, and they didn’t know any public garden that had tried it, and they wouldn’t recommend anyone else give it a try.” 314 more words

Critical Plant Studies

Science vs Religion - and the Winner is?

THE late world-renowned evolutionary biologist Lynn Margulis was one of those rare scientists who was “spiritually-minded” in the Theosophical sense.

Margulis wrote a paper “that many biologists at the time regarded as a wild evolutionary heresy,” Steven Rose reports in… 889 more words

Brain, Mind, Consciousness, & Beyond

The Top 10 Secrets of Magic and Occult Science

“THREE decades ago, few scientists were courageous enough to break ranks and question their own belief system,” Deepak Chopra writes.

“Even calling science a belief system sounded outrageous – religion is a matter of belief, science a matter of facts.” 1,829 more words

Psychology & Human Nature

Marder: Is it ethical to eat plants?

Michael Marder’s work on the philosophy of plant being necessarily raises the question of ethical eating. The Irish Times promotes Marder’s new book, The Philosopher’s Plant, 33 more words

Critical Plant Studies In The Media

The Most Versatile Impressionist In the Forest

The Boquila vine shape-shifts itself to look like the leaves of whatever plant it is entwined with.

“Gianoli noticed that the leaves on one particular shrub seemed to be growing from two very different stems—one much thinner than the other. 74 more words

Critical Plant Studies In The Media

Can Plants Think?

This video by AsapScience, which does amazing things with whiteboard marker, offers an easily consumable summary of most of the research on plant communication: ethylene signalling, odour mimicking, tannin production, fungal network communication (the Wood Wide Web). 43 more words

Critical Plant Studies In The Media