A SENSITIVE READING OF
THE SIGNATURE AND ESSENCE
OF HEALING PLANTS.
WITH DR. ROGER KALBERMATTEN
a film by Renata Keller
Ever since he was young, Biochemist and research scientist Dr. Roger Kalbermatten was driven by a strong sense of curiosity about the processes and systems of life. For many years, he delved into the secret of the healing powers of nature and studied the various active ingredients and signatures of plants and analysed their healing powers and effect on humans.
In this film, director Renata Keller accompanies his research into the hidden powers of nature and their healing relationship with humans with poetic sensitivity. The systematic grappling with the essential being of medicinal plants weaves together with an artistic and visually compelling contemplation on questions about the origins of healing and transformational powers. This enables the viewer to enter an open enquiry about the healing relationship between humans and nature.
By giving concrete examples, the film also shows how we can get in touch with healing plants and their signature.
Dr. Roger Kalbermatten
THE ORDER OF NATURE
1. order of the 4 elements:
Earth, water, air, fire. Root, leaf, flower, fruit.
Physical body, life body, emotional body.
How do they relate to each other?
2. The shape and signature of the plant
Cosmic order. The play between yin (circular motion) and yang (beam).
Which forms dominate? What moves the psyche? Which patterns occur in the movement?
3. Development – differentiation
How different are the shapes, colours and fragrances?
The flowers: how are they fertilized and how do they wither?
Fire processes – transformation (change of form).
Is the inner fire burning properly?
5. The Whole
Resonance between the spirit of the plant and the spirit of a human being.
Do I know my true identity?