ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE – FOR NEW AWARENESS!
This is the story of how plants lost the gift of speech …
“At first all plants could speak. When a man walked through the woods, the trees spoke, and when he walked through the fields, every plant clamoured, here is my purpose! Here is mine! As they debated which plant would cure which illness, the creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense) said: I will cure diarrhoea! This proclamation was met with laughter from the other plants. God heard them and was angered, and that is why he took their voices away.”
According to Slovenian tradition, however, one can still hear plants today if one eats a soup in which a white snake has been cooked.
(Vlasta Mlakar: Sacred Plants in Folk Medicine & Rituals, 2020)
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