Ferntree Gully

In 1973 Cleve Baxter undertook Polygraph tests to experiment on Plant Stimuli.

Authorities were unable to accept that emotional plants “might originate in a supra material world of cosmic beings which, as fairies, elves, gnomes, sylphs, and a host of other creatures, were a matter of direct vision and experience to clairvoyants among the Celts and other sensitives.”

In 1979 the study was made into a book, which was made into a film, which had an accompanying soundtrack.

Same Old Story

On we go to where who knows
To a place where there's still non-believers
What will it take for heaven sakes
For those who find what's real too hard to believe in
It's that same old story again.

Mary MayB 1 Year Ago

Y'all people,this man knew this was going to happen decades ago...tell me this song saw the immediate future!!! Song used scare the mess out me. Not only a precursor to techno music, but look everywhere...this track was the truth. Wake up!!!!!!

In 1992 the Fern Gully soundtrack lyrics personified the living ecosystem of an endangered rainforest.

Raining Like Magic

The forest is breathing
Ferns are rejoicing
MrGabeanator 2 months ago
The mystic isles brought me here…

He left us “the” seed in order that we fertilise her

At night after reading, I often fall asleep with my laptop running on the pillow beside me.

YouTube loves to autoplay Plantasia by Mort Garson for me.

Luna 10 months ago

I’m growing roots I started growing roots after listening to this 3 years ago. (They haven’t stopped growing yet!)

The sounds designed to nurture and stimulate plant stimuli seem to have had a similar effect on human listeners.

An effect that the digital distribution of the sound seems to have facilitated.

Maybe one day I’ll wake up restrained by tangles of vines and cables.

Sweating in the undergrowth of a thicket created by the plants in my room.

The dim glow of the screen will vibrate with the pulse of the jungle around me.

Leaves are antennae that span beyond our galaxy.

I’m not sure if I’ve slept.

Hello flower
Boy, do you look juicy
And you know just what I’m coming to get, right

Don’t eat me
Please don’t eat me
I’m trapped in your love
Save me, don’t hurt me

Poppy cc-ed, 2017

What You Need
• Clean, glass containers with large enough openings to place plants inside
• Small stones (gravel, pebbles, broken pottery or something similar)
• Potting charcoal
• Sand
• Soil
• Plants
• Landscaping accessories
• Funnel (optional)
• Chopsticks or kitchen tongs (optional)

1. Select your vessel. It should be neither too large or too small. Too fat or too thin. It will become the vessel of your soul.
2. Begin by placing drainage at the bottom of the container. If your terrarium will be closed with a lid, you'll want to be sure to add a thin layer of crushed charcoal to help keep the soil fresh.
3. Pour a layer of sand across the top of the rocks (and charcoal)
4. Take some of the charcoal and mark two horizontal lines underneath each eye, frown into the mirror. Now you’re ready to continue.
5. Add soil, making sure to create a hole large enough for the roots of each plant. Remember that creating uneven layers of sand and soil can look great, but pay close attention the levels around the edges as this is what you will see from outside the terrarium. Steps 1-3 should equal about one-third the height of your selected container with the soil layer being the thickest.
6. Hold hands in front of face. Carefully investigate the small clumps of soil trapped under nails. Fingertips dipped.
7. Stand in garden centre for approximately 3 hours. Wait for the plants to speak to you – only choose plants that speak your language.
8. Remove your plant from the container and brush off the loose soil around the roots.
9. Place your plants in the soil, largest to smallest, and lightly pack the soil. Be careful not to over plant. Consider the space for other landscaping opportunities like moss, hopes, ground cover, dreams, geodes and or small figurines.
10. Be sure to mist terrarium regularly. An unmisted terrarium is a dead terrarium.
11. If you kill your terrarium repeat steps 1-10 but not 11.
12. Take the contents of your dead terrarium and place it in a black bag. Select your preferred burial method, acceptable Choices: burial at sea, cremation, top of the compost heap, Viking burial.

Alana Francis, 2017
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