Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Lyall Watson – The Water Planet
In the mountains of Bavaria, some high forest farmers managed to grow consistently better crops of oats and potatoes than their neighbours. And all these successful cultivators practise an ancient rite known as Tonsingen. Around sunset each day of the growing season, they can be found leaning over a bucket of water, stirring a little clay into it with a wooden spoon – and singing. As they stir, they let their voices rise and fall, impressing the pattern of the chant on the water surface in a liquid lullaby, before putting the buckets away in the dark. At dawn the next day, this water is sprinkled over the fields in a ritual baptism.
Superstitious nonsense? Maybe. It is certainly hard to justify such practises in physical or chemical terms. Science sees no difference in the water. But the fact remains that those who serenade theirs enjoy a 30% greater yield than neighbours using ordinary water on the same seed and soil