The Vegetable Kingdom

Sources: A Newly Discovered System Of Electrical Medication

As to the vegetable kingdom, there is here, so far as we can discover,

only a duality of principle, viz: the material body and a modified phase

of electro-vitality. These component parts appear to sustain to each

other, in the vegetable, relations quite analogous to those of the

corresponding parts in the animal. But here the mental part is

wanting; and consequently there is no consciousness, sensation, nor

will; and the electro-vital action is guided in its elaborate and

beautiful operations for the forming and developing of the plant, and in

all its vital functions, by the all-pervading mind of God.