We try to separate the usual from the unconventional; the modern from the traditional. We say those old practices- the rituals, offerings, belief systems- are not scientific. Indigenous farming systems are quite rich in these practices. They have come down to us through inspiration, intuition, or simply via hand-me-down; Also by trial and error. We stripped them off from the mainstream agriculture practices, the so –called actual or direct practices. As we revitalize Organic Agriculture we slowly recognize their value. We see the farms thrive, and observe the difference in glow between a highly chemical farm or garden and an organic one. As farmers go deeper into organic something opens in them and they become more intuitive.

Because of our conditioning and training we tend to follow the mainstream which is chemical-based and reductionist. Thus the more unconventional or organic initiatives are more prevalent among those with non-agriculture background than the trained or certified agriculturists. While some enthusiasts do organic after deliberate study and training, others do it through intuition or gut feeling. How knowledge on practices is obtained is a very interesting subject worth a separate writing. The explosion of brain science or consciousness science makes us realize the power of the mind, consciousness, intention, prayers, meditation, or thought in crop and animal agriculture. Browse the slides here:

Power of Prayer in Plants and Seeds

Suffice to say that people can indeed tap the secrets of the universe given the right make-up and process. One person I like to cite is Walter Russell. He is referred to as the man who tapped the secrets of the universe.

http://www.rustymicrophone.com/rm09_wr.html.

A book about him and his secrets has been written by Glen Clark. http://www.feandft.com/The%20Man%20Who%20Tapped%20the%20Secrets%20of%20the%20Universe%20-%20by%20Glenn%20Clark%20(Walter%20Russell).pdf.

Watch here for a video about him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U-WAtgan0A

and a review of the book is also available in video form here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b8zDn9QCok.

We all have the opportunity to do the tapping of the universe on a daily basis, but others do it more strongly or on a more sustained basis. They have bursts of “aha moments” that make them great inventors, mathematicians, physicists or discoverers. Deliberate tapping may be exemplified by shamanism and other modalities where certain practices (such as rituals) are done and the person becomes more open to the truths of nature.

Intuitive farming may be said to be one of the practices under Quantum Agriculture. Dr. Henk Kieft gave his classification of quantum agriculture in an article “Quantum agriculture: bridging frontline physics and intuitive knowledge of nature?”. The paper may be read here:

http://www.movingworldviews.net/Downloads/Papers/Kieft.pdf

Discussions referring to or about Intuitive farming abound in the internet; the following are some of my finds- with prominence of Findhorn and Perelandra gardens:

http://www.intuitivegardening.com/intuitive_gardening/intuitive.html

http://www.transforming-child-behavior.com/machaelle-small-wright.html

http://www.perelandra-ltd.com/

http://www.perelandra-ltd.com/PDF/PP11_What_is_Nature_Intelligence.pdf

http://www.perelandra-ltd.com/pdf/perelandra_eop_brochure.pdf

http://loveforlife.com.au/content/08/08/11/perelandra-center-nature-research

http://www.evera-ecosophy.com.au/Article%20Pages/ecosophia.html

http://practicingperelandra.wordpress.com/

https://www.panosun.org/E-EoP.html

http://www.unconventionalwoman.com/meaning-aamp-purpose-resourcemenu-4/earth-connection-resourcemenu-25/277-communicating-with-nature.html

http://livingnewstories.com/stories/earth-nature/perelandra-cocreative-science/interview-with-dorothy-maclean

 

Energetic Agriculture

http://www.geomantica.com/geom20.htm

http://www.permacultureireland.ie/articles/energetic-agriculture/

 

Findhorn

http://www.findhorn.org/aboutus/vision/history/

http://www.organicmattersmag.com/features/15-findhorn-organic-oasis-in-a-world-of-conflict

http://www.livingroutes.org/programs/e_findhorn.htm

http://sageplace.com/change_findhorn_meaning_transformation.htm

http://www.carolriddell.co.uk/Findhorn%20C%20Intro%20%26%20Ch1.html

 

Shamanism

http://deoxy.org/narbystew.htm    Shamanism… the cosmic serpent : DNA and the and the origins of knowledge Q&A with Jeremy. The following also contains such interview and some video interviews of Jeremy:

http://www.puppetgov.com/2012/05/22/the-cosmic-serpent/   Narby by Todd Stewart:  Videos and Summary of Narby’s book: Research indicates that shamans access an intelligence, which they say is nature’s, and which gives them information that has stunning correspondences with molecular biology…. Your hypothesis of a hidden intelligence contained within the DNA of all living things is interesting. What is this intelligence?… Intelligence comes from the Latin inter-legere, to choose between. There seems to be a capacity to make choices operating inside each cell in our body, down to the level of individual proteins and enzymes. DNA itself is a kind of “text” that functions through a coding system called “genetic code,” which is strikingly similar to codes used by human beings. Some enzymes edit the RNA transcript of the DNA text and add new letters to it; any error made during this editing can be fatal to the entire organism; so these enzymes are consistently making the right choices; if they don’t, something often goes wrong leading to cancer and other diseases. Cells send one another signals, in the form of proteins and molecules. These signals mean: divide, or don’t divide, move, or don’t move, kill yourself, or stay alive. Any one cell is listening to hundreds of signals at the same time, and has to integrate them and decide what to do. How this intelligence operates is the question. … DNA has essentially maintained its structure for 3.5 billion years. What role does DNA play in our evolution?… DNA is a single molecule with a double helix structure; it is two complementary versions of the same “text” wrapped around each other; this allows it to unwind and make copies of itself: twins! This twinning mechanism is at the heart of life since it began. Without it, one cell could not become two, and life would not exist. And, from one generation to the next, the DNA text can also be modified, so it allows both constancy and transformation. This means that beings can be the same and not the same. One of the mysteries is what drives the changes in the DNA text in evolution. DNA has apparently been around for billions of years in its current form in virtually all forms of life. The old theory—random accumulation of errors combined with natural selection—does not fully explain the data currently generated by genome sequencing. The question is wide open…. The structure of DNA as we know it is made up of letters and thus has a specific text and language. You could say our bodies are made up of language, yet we assume that speech arises from the mind. How do we access this hidden language?… By studying it. There are several roads to knowledge, including science and shamanism… The symbol of the Cosmic Serpent, the snake, is a central theme in your story, and in your research you discover that the snake forms a major part of the symbology across most of the world’s traditions and religions. Why is there such a consistent system of natural symbols in the world? Is the world inherently symbolic?… This is the observation that led me to investigate the cosmic serpent. I found the symbol in shamanism all over the world. Why? That’s a good question. My hypothesis is that it is connected to the double helix of DNA inside virtually all living beings. And DNA itself is a symbolic Saussurian code. So, yes, in at least one important way, the living world is inherently symbolic. We are made of living language.

Some books and readings that helped me through in the quest for the science of the “non-material” or “quantum” practices in agriculture are  the following:

http://www.lynnemctaggart.com/

http://www.subtleenergies.com/ormus/tw/review.htm

http://www.rickhanson.net/writings/measuring-the-immeasurable

http://www.amazon.com/Measuring-Immeasurable-Scientific-Case-Spirituality/dp/1591796547

http://planetvermont.com/pvq/v8n2/book-review.html

http://www.colloidaltraceminerals.net/Secrets%20of%20soil.htm

http://www.odeion.org/petertompkins/work3.htm

When you are cast with doubt, just be open and consider that we have barely scratched the surface of truth about the world. Commit to study and knowledge shall be added un to you…