The purple passion plant normally grows to be 18 inches tall and lives only 18 months. However, by applying a Biblical model of plant growth, researcher Dan Carlson watched his purple passion plant live for 19 years and grow to be an astonishing 1,325 feet long! It was listed for over 10 years in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest indoor plant. 

Houseplants are not the only products that thrive as a result of this method. The fruit grown using this method is more nutritious, tastes better, and has a shelf life twice that of other produce. 

Using this method, called Sonic Bloom, one apple orchard produced larger, healthier trees with 500 bushels of apples per acre rather than the normal 290 bushels. Lab reports revealed that these apples contained 126% more potassium, 1.750% more zinc, 400% more copper, and 300% more chromium than normal apples. 

Using the Sonic Bloom method, potatoes grow to be up to 10 inches long, and soybeans can produce up to 260 pods per plant – compared to the normal 35-40 pods per plant. 

An Answer to World Hunger

This method not only produces crops with far greater yields, but requires half the water. Also, fewer pesticides are required because Sonic Bloom attracts birds and butterflies, which in turn eat the insects. 

The potential for solving world hunger is obvious. This method is already being used in many other countries, thus fulfilling Dan Carlson’s original purpose for researching the technique. 

During his military duty in Korea, he was horrified when he saw a mother deliberately thrust her child’s legs under the back wheel of reversing, two-ton truck so that her crippled child would make her a more successful beggar. Carlson purposed then to study plant growth in order to help eliminate world hunger. 

How the Method Works

Dan Carlson’s 15-year research began with the account in Genesis 2:6: “There went up a mist from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.” He assumed that the mist was rich in nutrients and would therefore feed the leaves and strengthen the roots. Based on this, he developed a solution that contains 64 trace elements, amino acids, and growth stimulants. It is sprayed on the plants every 10 days to 2 weeks. 

The Power of Music With Order

The foliage spray is the first part of this method. The second part is what produces the spectacular growth – the use of melodious music and sound frequencies that simulate the songs of birds such as swallows, martins, and warblers. The music begins an hour before the spraying and continues for an hour afterward. 

These sounds open the stomata of the leaves so that they absorb over 700 percent more nutrients than normal. Because the nutrients are absorbed through the leaves, plants are able to do well, even in poor soil. 

Mature Trees Increase Property Value

Veneer-quality wood from a black walnut tree is a valuable commodity. Trees that have matured after 50 years of normal growth can bring thousands of dollars per tree. Using the Sonic Bloom method, a black walnut tree can reach the same maturity in only 15 years, with stronger, denser wood and greater resistance to disease and insects. 

The Fulfillment of a Rhema

Among the spectacular blessings of the Lord upon this ministry since the beginning of the year are several beautiful farm properties that have been donated to the Institute. Among them are the 1,000-acre farm in Big Sandy, Texas; over 400 acres of farmland next to the Eagle Mountain Log Cabin Campus in north Arkansas; and a beautiful orchard and farm south of Durango, Colorado. 

During the last two years, Psalm 67 has almost daily been quoted as a rhema from the Lord. “God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah. That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations. Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee . . .” Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.” 

A Plan to Benefit the World

The final verse in Psalm 67 was a mystery until we met and talked with Dan Carlson. After he became acquainted with the work of the Institute around the world, he explained that God had given him this method of crop growth, but that he viewed himself simply as a trustee of it. He believes God is directing him to team up with the Institute to see its development in other nations, through ATI families. 

Toward that end, he explained a program that would allow every ATI family to have ample income for all their own needs as well as the ability to give generously to the needs of others according to the Scripture: “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (II Corinthians 9:8). 

The effectiveness of this method has already been demonstrated, and its potential is incredibly exciting. We see the Lord bringing the details together in a marvelous way, and we look forward to explaining this plant at next year’s Knoxville and Sacramento ATI Conferences. Dan Carlson plans to be there to explain the program, provide detailed information, and show ATI families how they can grow veneer-quality walnut trees (in one-third the normal time), record-breaking fruit trees, and bountiful vegetables—such as 9-foot tomato plants, each bearing 800 delicious and nutritious tomatoes, and pumpkins up to 400 pounds in size. 

-- Institute in Basic Life Principles, August 2000