February 25, 2019

Grover Cleveland Backster Jr. could always spot a liar. (he called it “primary perception”) that could detect and respond to human thoughts. Primary Perception has 47 ratings and 13 reviews. Linda Branham said: After reading a chapter about Cleve Backster in Derrick Jensen’s a Language Older t. Primary Perception: Look Into. „The Secret Life of Plants‟. (Part 1 of 2). An interview with Cleve Backster and a look at his seminal work on primary perception.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Apr 05, Gene Knauer rated it liked it Shelves: Jesse Walker rated it it was amazing Mar 07, He is the former director of the Backster School of Lie Detection in San Diego, California and was a polygraph instructor before his experiments on plants.

I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of evidence is presented here! Mar 21, James M.

This sounds like an extraordinary claim. His lack of control experiments were criticized and explanations, such as that the polygraphs were responding to static electricity build-up and humidity changes, were put forward.

Primary perception

Cleve Backster was a respected operator in the controversial field of polygraphy, the use of lie detectors. The Limits of Plant Power. He used a polygraph machine to measure the reactions and graph them onto paper for visible observation.

Retrieved from ” https: Backster claimed this was because plants were quite sophisticated and only reacted to authentic, emotionally backed intent, whereas the researchers who replicated his experiments lacked that factor in the cold, mechanical nature of scientific experimentation. Grover Cleveland Backster Jr. Andrew rated it it was amazing May 07, If you’re the kind of person who dares to think outside the box, meet Cleve Backster.


Or as Ronald Reagan used to say, “Trust but verify”! Dec 19, Carlie rated it really liked it.

Primary Perception: Biocommunication with Plants, Living Foods, and Human Cells by Cleve Backster

Open Preview See a Problem? Martin Diers rated it it was amazing Jun 14, This is the only book by Cleve Backster himself, describing 36 years of research in biocommunication, observed electrical responses in plant life and other living organisms. Backster’s study of plants began in the s, and he reported observing that a polygraph instrument attached to a plant leaf registered a change in electrical resistance when the plant was harmed or even threatened with harm. Unexpectedly, the plant showed readings similar to those of a human.

Primary Perception details Backster’s astounding discovery that the cells of our body–even when removed and observed at a distance–somehow receive the “messages” of our thoughts. In FebruaryBackster attached polygraph electrodes to a Dracaena cane plantto measure at first the time pfrception for water to reach the leaves.

The results seemed to demonstrate that “primary perception” could be measured in all living things, echoing the beliefs of hindus, buddhists and new agers Backster’s findings are not without their critics. These measure galvanic skin response – electrical conductivity – and should, he thought, have registered a change when water reached the leaf. The results seemed to be spontaneous; repeatability is still a problem, for him and the people who tried to perform his experiment.

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Preview — Primary Perception by Cleve Backster. He showed reactions to plants themselves being threatened, and other living beings from bacteria to animals and humans being hurt or threatened in the presence of the plants.

Gina ;rimary it it was amazing Jan 21, Of course, as Carl Sagan wrote, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Plants communicated telepathically—a concept which he called primary perception.

It’s worth reading, but you probably won’t enjoy reading it so much as thinking about the implications of what you’ve read. February 27, Lafayette, New Jersey.

I think Backster’s work is intriguing and I’m very curious about what it all means and how valid it is. And they certainly did for Cleve Backster on the morning of February 2, His applications most of the second half of the book for what his research and findings may mean for science and for the world also seem slightly pie-in-the-sky and slightly iffy. Although the exact mechanism is still being explored, the fact remains that plants are sensitive to extremely subtle vibrations produced by any number of environmental stimuli from music to other sentient beings—even thoughts.

Apr 14, Mary rated it liked it Shelves: Jul 20, Paula Salme Sandrak rated it it was amazing.