the "Secret Life of Plants" along with Christopher
Fontes who coauthored "Organic Biofield Sensor" at Stanford Research
Institute with Dr. Harold E. Puthoff,
went on a "Secret Life of Plants" book tour with Peter. On February
28, 1974 they appeared on NBC's "The
Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson where Randall demonstrated the plant
They appeared on the David Susskind Show July 20, 1975 with Richard Champion, Ralph Snodsmith, Professor Arthur Galston and a number of other television and radio programs.
The Secret Life of Plants became a New York Times best seller.
Peter Tompkins, writer, was born on April 19, 1919. He died on 24 January 2007, aged 87
Times of London
April 19, 1919 - 24 January 2007
Peter Tompkins led a colourful life ranging from a youthful undercover agent for the Allies in Nazi-occupied Rome to a later career as an eclectic author of books and maker of documentaries.
Tompkins, an American who retired to Italy and published in Italian as well as English, will perhaps be best remembered for his wartime exploits, summed up in A Spy in Rome, and for his research into the mysteries surrounding the death of Mussolini.
he also earned himself a following with The Secret Life of Plants, a 1970s
bestseller, which argued that plants could feel and communicate. It was
followed by The Secret Life of Nature, Secrets of the Soil, The Magic of
Obelisks and Secrets of the Great Pyramid — the latter monument, he claimed,
was the unacknowledged source for subsequent theories on the hermetic geometry
of the Ancient Egyptians. (More)
Tompkins on Wikipedia
The Plant and Human Consciousness Research at SRI
By: H. E. Puthoff and R. Fontes
Electronics and Bioengineering Laboratory
S.R.I Project 3194 (Task 3)
Randall Fontes, M.A.
worked with the twice nominated physicist for the Nobel Prize
Dr. Harold E. Puthoff and
Russell Targ at Stanford Research Institute (SRI International):
The Play of Light is about the Beauty of Light, of Sound and of Form. As each of these is deeply resonant with the other, the underlying unity that they share is revealed within their dance; and can be realized through direct experience. Within this experience, the mind becomes still and spontaneous Meditation arises. I have developed this technique over a period of 45 years, and this is as effortless and joyful a path into meditation as I am aware of.
Play of Light
Art and Science in the Spirit of Meditation