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All sentient beings

The Secret Life of Plants is a 1979 documentary based on the 1973 book of the same name by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. Described as “A fascinating account of the physical, emotional, and spiritual relations between plants and man,” the book—and the film—explore the hypothesis that plants are sentient, despite their lack of a nervous system and a brain. Sentience is demonstrated primarily through changes in the plant’s conductivity, […]

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Robin Wall Kimmerer | Learning the grammar of animacy

To be native to a place we must learn to speak its language. I come here to listen, to nestle in the curve of the roots in a soft hollow of pine needles, to lean my bones against the column of white pine, to turn off the voice in my head until I can hear the voices outside it: the shhh of wind in needles, water trickling over rock, nuthatch […]

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Pattiann Rogers | Being accomplished

Balancing on her haunches, the mouse can accomplish Certain things with her hands. She can pull the hull From a barley seed in paperlike pieces the size of threads. She can turn and turn a crumb to create smaller motes The size of her mouth. She can burrow in sand and grasp One single crystal grain in both of her hands. A quarter of a dried pea can fill her […]

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Petra Heidenreich | A horse named Leila

AS A HEALER WHO HAS WORKED WITH BOTH HUMANS AND ANIMALS, I now know that we humans share a deep connection with all the other beings on this planet. I wasn’t always aware of this, but after the conception of my second son, I was ushered into a world of spiritual connection to my children, other people, and animals. I was shown that I could heal with my hands, but, […]

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