Richard G. Petty, MD

Nature Speaks


“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.”

–George Washington Carver

 (African American Inventor and Botanist, 1864-1943)

The Mystic View

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To anyone trained in conventional science, the mystic view of the world usually seems to be nothing more than flowery poetry. But to anyone who has actually experienced it, it is more “Real” than anything that you can learn from a textbook. It is simply a different way of knowing, and it can be as useful and practical as the objective methods of inquiry. And far more meaningful to the individual!

“Every tree and plant and mole beneath the earth may hear the Voice of God and, hearing it, obey. Every sound you hear on earth is an echo of His Voice, and every light in every color comes from the dazzling radiance of His Eyes.”

–Geoffrey Hodson (English-born New Zealand Theosophist, Mystic, Teacher and Author, 1886-1983)

“Brotherhood of Angels and of Men” (Geoffrey Hodson)

Do Flowers Speak To You? Yet?


“Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.”

–Lydia Maria Child (American Abolitionist, Writer and Editor, 1802-1880)

Wisdom From The Woods


After decades studying with teachers all over the world and consuming countless books and research papers, I finally realized the obvious: everything you need to know is outside your window and inside you heart. And here was a great being saying the same thing a thousand years ago.

So I am a bit slow….

“Believe me, for I know, you will find something far greater in the woods than in books. Stones and trees will teach you that which you cannot learn from the masters.”

–Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (French Cistercian Monk, Mystic, Theologian, Monastic Reformer and Political Figure, 1090-1153)


Essential Writings of Saint Bernard Dennis E. Tamburello, O.F.M.



Not much point in doing anything unless YOU are actually present!

“Of course it is of no use to direct our steps to the woods, if they do not carry us thither. I am alarmed when it happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit…. What business have I in the woods, if I am thinking of something out of the woods?”

–Henry David Thoreau (American Essayist and Philosopher, 1817-1862)

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