Duncan's sculpture included in Scratch group show

Image: Atelier Newport

Duncan's sculpture work is included the Scratch group show at Atelier Newport in Newport, RI. The show runs through May 12, 2019.

Duncan Interviewed on Conscious Living with Wendy Garrett

In a follow-up to an interview from August, Duncan spoke with Wendy Garret for her Conscious Living show on Empower Radio. Show notes at her Wendy's Coffeehouse site.

Duncan Interviewed on Wendy's Coffeehouse

Duncan was interviewed by Wendy Garrett of Wendy's Coffeehouse on a range of topics including radionics, singing plants and The Secret Art.

Originally broadcast on KCMO Talk Radio, a podcast version is available at Duncan Laurie, August 26, 2018 - The Secret Art. Radionics will trigger a worldwide shift in Consciousness when it hits mainstream..

Electric Plants

PEDOT "wires" inside plant xylem. | Eleni Stavrinidou, Roger Gabrielsson, Eliot Gomez, Xavier Crispin, Ove Nilsson, Daniel T. Simon and Magnus Berggren

A paper published this month in Science Advances, engineers in Sweden have detailed a process to introduce waterborne PEDOT polymer into plants. The conductive polymer hardens inside the xylem, or vascular system, producing "wires" that can transport the small amounts of voltage naturally found in plants. The treated plants become analogous to electric circuits.

The engineers imagine powering small electronics from such "wired" plants. There is also speculation about using the resulting living circuit to interact with the biological functions of the plant, say to control the timing and duration of flowering.

Source ( New York Times )

Healing with stones in Kyrgyzstan

Dmitry Kostyukov/The New York Times

The Nazaraliev Medical Center in the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek is using stones as part of a treatment course for heroin addicts. The conservative culture in the central asian country makes it difficult for many addicts to speak about their addiction in public forums such as group therapy sessions usually associated with drug treatment programs. In place of group therapy, patients are given a river stone to speak of their trials and hardships caused by their addictions. With a recidivism rate less than 20% a year after the month-long treatment, the "lithotherapy" program has proven extremely effective.

At the close of the course of treatment, the patients add their stones to the Tashtar-Ata, ( the Father of the Rocks ), a local pilgrimage site in the form of a massive rock-pile where, in addition to the 5000 patients to graduate the program, countless individuals have placed stones to release all manner of problems in their lives.

Source: ( New York Times )