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August 2015

Encounters with the Plant Devas - Lathyrus odoratus

Last weekend I took some photos of Laythyrus odoratus. She was flowering so beautifully in our home garden and I was aiming to capture one particular blossom in the „right“ light. For that I mostly take photos from different positions, which changes the light and the background. I was also taking images at different times, as the sweet pea looks so different depending on the time of day. When I was later checking the results on my computer, I was deeply touched by the outcome of the images. Especially one image which was reflecting something in the background resembling a special aura. This is something  I have not seen before. Did I encounter a Plant Deva?? 

According to the definition of Thea Summer Deer, Plant Devas are the unseen, other side of nature and they are responsible for keeping everything alive. Without them we could not survive. Although they may go unseen to the untrained eye, devas joyfully appear in their luminous form to the clairvoyant and may even be heard by the clairaudient. 

In her publication „Wisdom of the Plant Devas: Herbal Medicine for a New Earth“, Thea gives more explanation about the Plant Devas: 
"The word deva is a Sanskrit word meaning „body of light“ or „shining one“. Devas hold all the cellular blueprints and genetic codes for plants in their memories. A plant’s deva can bring even a plant species that has become „extinct“ back into this dimension when a great need for its specific medicine is determined. Every herb, fruit, flower, and vegetable has its own deva, its own identity, and its own character. Devas have been embraced, it seems, by every culture and given many names. The jews called the energy Ruach Elohim; the Egyptians, Gengen Wer; the Persians, Devs; and the Dinka tribe in Africa, Abuk. 

Everything we know about medicines we learned in one way or another from plants. No surgery, diagnosis, or remedy would be accomplished without the evolution of knowledge acquired through our relationship with plants. Surgery requires drugs, wich are derived from plants. Diagnosis takes observation, which was practiced by our ancestors in their observation of the natural world.

We are utterly dependent on plants for all of our basic needs - from shelter, fuel, and clothing to medicine and food."  

This is particularly true of the pea family, which has a huge economic significance. They produce protein-rich food, fats, wood, paintstuffs, medicines, green manure, ornamental plants, cattle feed, etc. The most common foods used by humans are: lentil (Lens), pea (Pisum), bean (Phaseolus), soy bean (Glycine), peanut (Arachis) and chickpea (Cicer). They are also important suppliers of honey (e.g. clover and acacia) and of liquorice (Glycyrrhiza).

Below you find some images of Lathyrus odoratus, a Sweet Pea which diffuses a beautiful smell (odor).
All images were taken with natural light, no flash has been used. 

Feel free to leave you feedback and suggestions below, 

Best wishes, 
Jürgen



Lathyrus odoratus Duftwicke Sweet pea-3

Lathyrus odoratus - Duftwicke - Sweet pea

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Fabaceae
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Mentha piperita - Pfefferminze - Peppermint

Mentha piperita is a very popular medicinal plant from the family of Lamiaceae.
Did you know that the plant is a cross between watermint (Mentha aquatia) and spearmint (Mentha spicata)?
Peppermint was first described in 1753 by Carl Linnaeus from specimens that had been collected in England; he treated it as a species, but it is now universally agreed to be a hybrid. Peppermint has a high menthol content.

Origin
It is found sometimes wild in Central and Southern Europe, but was probably first put to human use in England, whence its cultivation spread to the European continent and Africa; today, Northern Africa is a main cultivation area. *

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* Koine International, accessed from Reference Works by Synergy Homeopathic http://kenthomeopathic.com.
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Excitement and Calmness - Lamiaceae - Mint family

According to the Sensation Method, patients who need a remedy from the plant kingdom express themselves in opposite polarities. One sensation and the opposite can be observed.

For the mint family (Lamiaceae) themes like excitement, exhilaration, rush of ideas, vivacity etc. can stand on one site and the other site shows i.e. themes like calmness, numbness, disinterest etc.
Many plants from the mint family belong to the traditional mediterranean kitchen herbs (thyme, rosemary, basil). These herbs lend joy, flavor and color to cooking. Others, like Lavender (s. below) are well know for their ability to calm one down.

In preparation for the upcoming issue of Spectrum for Homeopathy „Lamiaceae and Piperaceae“, I was focussing my photography on plants from the mint family over the last weeks.

There are more exciting plants to explore in the gallery:

Lamiaceae







Vitex agnus-castus Mönchspfeffer

Vitex agnus castus - Mönchspfeffer - Chaste Tree


Lavandula angustifolia Echter Lavendel

Lavandula angustifolia - Echter Lavendel - English Lavender

Lycopus exaltatus Hoher Wolfstrapp

Lycopus exaltatus - Hoher Wolfstrapp - Gypsywort or bugleweed


Lamium maculatum Gefleckte Taubnessel

Lamium maculatum - Gefleckte Taubnessel mit einer Hummel - Spotted deadnettle with a bumble-bee

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