The concept of interspecies communication on a telepathic level is as old as human history. To our knowledge, all indigenous cultures around the world are in agreement that communicating with nature is super-natural, i.e. very natural, rather than being supernatural – in the sense of it being a unique ability that very few have. From the Originie (commonly known as Aboriginal) people in Australia, to the Khoi-San in southern Africa, to the native tribes in North America, those whose cultures are intimately interwoven with, and deeply dependent on, their natural surroundings speak about being able to commune with nature and gain information about the weather, the next hunt, how and what to plant for the next season of their crops, or which plants could be used as medicine or food (rather than just through trial and error, as is widely believed).
The telepathic ability was applied widely in European agricultural decision-making until the early 20th century. Rudolf Steiner described this connection with nature as active perception in his Biodynamic agriculture lectures, although this is often over-looked by biodynamic farming practitioners, since the very notion of telepathy holds a stigma that even the most open-minded farmers have found difficult to overcome. There are various theories about when this ability began being excluded from everyday life. It is likely that the advent and spread of religious belief systems that ridiculed the idea of nature being intelligent, and the development of synthetic agrochemicals, reduced people’s desire to communicate directly with nature.
However, the idea of interspecies communication did not fully die out, and many farmers chose to rather not speak about their use of this ability, for fear of being ridiculed or shunned. Modern gardeners and farmers are revisiting the idea of using interspecies communication in a practical approach to their farming decisions, and news of them doing so successfully has drawn the attention of of some researchers who have decided to investigate the effects and mechanism of this phenomenon. Another field of interest is the transfer and development of the skills required to communicate telepathically with nature, which are further discussed in other sections under the category Interspecies Communication on this website.