Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Beyond the Doors of Perception into the Dreaming of Earth

Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm Beyond the Doors of Perception into the Dreaming of Earth A manual for opening the doors of perception and directly engaging the intelligence of the Natural World Provides exercises to directly perceive and interact with the complex living self organizing

  • Title: Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Beyond the Doors of Perception into the Dreaming of Earth
  • Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner
  • ISBN: 9781591431350
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • A manual for opening the doors of perception and directly engaging the intelligence of the Natural World Provides exercises to directly perceive and interact with the complex, living, self organizing being that is Gaia Reveals that every life form on Earth is highly intelligent and communicative Examines the ecological function of invasive plants, bacterial resistancA manual for opening the doors of perception and directly engaging the intelligence of the Natural World Provides exercises to directly perceive and interact with the complex, living, self organizing being that is Gaia Reveals that every life form on Earth is highly intelligent and communicative Examines the ecological function of invasive plants, bacterial resistance to antibiotics, psychotropic plants and fungi, and the human species In Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm, Stephen Harrod Buhner reveals that all life forms on Earth possess intelligence, language, a sense of I and not I, and the capacity to dream He shows that by consciously opening the doors of perception, we can reconnect with the living intelligences in Nature as kindred beings, become again wild scientists, nondomesticated explorers of a Gaian world just as Goethe, Barbara McClintock, James Lovelock, and others have done For as Einstein commented, We cannot solve the problems facing us by using the same kind of thinking that created them Buhner explains how to use analogical thinking and imaginal perception to directly experience the inherent meanings that flow through the world, that are expressed from each living form that surrounds us, and to directly initiate communication in return He delves deeply into the ecological function of invasive plants, bacterial resistance to antibiotics, psychotropic plants and fungi, and, most importantly, the human species itself He shows that human beings are not a plague on the planet, they have a specific ecological function as important to Gaia as that of plants and bacteria Buhner shows that the capacity for depth connection and meaning filled communication with the living world is inherent in every human being It is as natural as breathing, as the beating of our own hearts, as our own desire for intimacy and love We can change how we think and in so doing begin to address the difficulties of our times.

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    About “Stephen Harrod Buhner”

    1. Stephen Harrod Buhner

      Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth poet and the award winning author of ten books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine He comes from a long line of healers including Leroy Burney, Surgeon General of the United States under Eisenhower and Kennedy, and Elizabeth Lusterheide, a midwife and herbalist who worked in rural Indiana in the early nineteenth century The greatest influence on his work, however, has been his great grandfather C.G Harrod who primarily used botanical medicines, also in rural Indiana, when he began his work as a physician in 1911.Stephen s work has appeared or been profiled in publications throughout North America and Europe including Common Boundary, Apotheosis, Shaman s Drum, The New York Times, CNN, and Good Morning America Stephen lectures yearly throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, the intelligence of Nature, and the states of mind necessary for successful habitation of Earth.Stephen has served as president of the Colorado Association for Healing Practitioners and as a lobbyist on herbal and holistic medicines and education in the Colorado legislature He lives in New Mexicoom gaianstudies Stephenmlandstorey authorp ID 5

    685 thoughts on “Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Beyond the Doors of Perception into the Dreaming of Earth”

    1. Mind blowing book that will convince you that the earth and all that's in it is fully alive and in homeostasis with one another. Also a pretty convincing and somewhat amusing argument that LSD use is good for you because even nature uses hallucinogens! Strange but true, according to the author. But seriously, aside from that, this is a great, mind expanding book (sans drugs even!) that will greatly enhance your understanding of the ecosystem and our place in it.


    2. So brilliantly insightful and mind-changing that despite some problems, I have to give Plant Intelligence the top rating. It's in my short list of books that have jolted my thinking off its comfortable rails into whole new paradigms.First of all, Plant Intelligence is only sort of about plants. It's also sort of about psychedelic drugs. It's not quite a polemic against human technological progress (though it heads in that direction), and also not quite a theory of living systems. It's poetic, re [...]


    3. every couple of pages I found myself gripping the book and bringing it closer to my eyes, pupils dilating and mind exploding. Read this book, you will never look at nature walk the same way again.On another note way before I read this book, once while on psychedelic mushrooms I kept bringing up the idea to a friend that these chemicals are 'of the plants' and that they are trying to show us how we are suppose to live, how they live. I remember telling a friend that its like the movie 'the happen [...]


    4. There is Hitler inside each of us and if we do not heal the Hitler inside of ourselves, then the violence, it will never stop


    5. This book appeared in my life in a beautiful, magical way that insisted I begin reading now, don't do anything else, just read this book. I took it slow,as it's dense with one mind blowing gem of wisdom after another. This book is a life-changer. It will shift your perception and encourage you to witness the deeply meaningful fabric of life around you.


    6. Eye opening look at what it means to be "intelligent." Buhner argues with passion that intelligence is a feature of all life on the planet, not just human life. The book is filled with fascinating examples of the brilliance of other life forms.


    7. Oh dear God, Buhner loves to hear himself talk, and quotes endlessly, ad nauseam, and as he quotes Thoreau, “A man has not seen a thing if he has not felt it,” with the crux of the book being "How does it feel." To meInsipid, affirming, tedious, tranquil. I agree with what he is saying, and therefore don't need 576 pages to realize if something feels right follow it. And quotes!!! although wonderful and relevanthe could cut the book down by a third by reducing quotes and comparisons. I reall [...]


    8. I must not have read the end notes closely enough because this book went in a direction that I did not anticipate. Although I have severe reservations of anyone/any book that makes claims regarding curing schizophrenia or viewing it in a positive light, I still managed to enjoy the book because it was so far out (no pun intended) of the traditional box. And although I am unlikely to start tripping on acid anytime soon, I still am left with plenty to think about. Even if only 25% of his science i [...]


    9. One of the best books I have ever read -- important for any discussion of science and spirituality. It continues the dialogue between the contrasting perceptions of the mechanistic/reductionist world view vs the romantic/imaginal/soulful world view. It encourages the reader to listen to one's heart, and to ask the question "How does this feel", as opposed to merely thinking about things in one's head. It encourages a deeper, soulful feeling of the world of nature around you, to allow your heart' [...]


    10. I will never look at Nature (Gaia) the same againt any aspect of it from bacteria to the most complex animal, including humans. At times it was difficult to read because of all the new information coming in and I had to put it down for a bit while I digested what I'd read. The concepts he discusses are not new and he's not the only one currently writing about them, but he puts ideas across in such a way that they are easily understood. My only criticism of the book would be the author's extensiv [...]


    11. I love plants, am a gardener and an herbalist and I also am into discovering the spiritual side of all things. This book brings those things together beautifully. It gets very intense at times and the author has many personal experiences to share as well as his insight on plant and human behavior. There are many exercises given to help deepen our relationships with earth and its plant people. In the end you will realize that plants and the whole of the Earth itself is alive and dwells in both th [...]


    12. Some amazing, paradigm changing sections, some tedious gobbledygook. Is it a worthwhile read? - most definitely! Emphasis on paradigm changing. Absolutely magical at times. It's a book I'll return to.





    13. This book is a must read. You don't have to agree with anything in the book, but it will still be an unforgettable experience. It is a beautiful tribute to life.


    14. I've been looking for this book all my life. High praise for the author for accumulating this knowledge and sharing it with the people.



    15. This book blew. my. mind. I'm not sure I can summarize or review it fairly without sounding insane, but Buhner makes a compelling argument for the interconnectedness and pervasive sentience of all living things, including whole ecosystems and the world itself -- and he's got some concrete suggestions for how to tap into that and communicate with the living world around you. Not for everyone. But life changing, if you're into it.


    16. One of the most mind expanding book ive read. Its not perfect but i still felt like ive peel another layer of meaning on my existence after reading it. Its not a book, its a dream on paper that will melt you in your chair.



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