Absolutely LOVING "The Botany of Desire" right now by Michael Pollan
(books, videos and discussions)
The movie is here at PBS at this link if anyone else is interested. GREAT stuff
"The Botany of Desire"
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"The Botany of Desire" books etc
What IF Flowers and Plants are not only making themselves desirable to animal and insect pollinators but also to us? Are we the Ultimate Pollinators?
At present I am in the final stages of writing a new book and this work is assisting me greatly in my research with Flowers and their Energetic Signatures. I am finding more and more reasons that especially in Australia , in a land which has the most abundant and prolific flora that we still have such a strong association with the flowers of our ancestors and it goes beyond simple nostalgia.
Australia has well over 25,000 different flowering plants, or angiosperms, the UK around 2,500.
So why is it that we still look towards this small group of Flowers for healing, guidance and insight? Why do they even 'work' for us at all?
What are the alignments between the Introduced and Native Flowers and Plants and why have we favoured certain Native Species over others? The interesting thing is that I have found time and time again direct energetic correlations and correspondences between these popular natives of suburban gardens and counterparts from the Northern Hemisphere.
Has Botany made itself desirable to us in this new land so that we have carried the seed for it and made it the success it is.
My questioning right now is why is the Grevilla so very loved in Australia and why has it become the most widespread and popular Native. If you have a connection with this plant in any way I would love to hear from you.
How long have Flowers been here?
Well last year new research has pushed THAt date way back.....
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