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. If you’re the kind of person who dares to think outside the box, meet Cleve Backster.

Was the plant demonstrating some kind of sentient, even telepathic, awareness? This sounds like an extraordinary claim. I had to read this book to learn more. Primary Perception details Backster’s astounding discovery that the cells of our body–even when removed and observed at a distance– After reading a chapter about Cleve Backster in Derrick Jensen’s a Language Older than Words I have never even seen a polygraph machine in person and honestly have no real idea how they work or how plausible the scientific facts he’s positing are By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Grover Cleveland Backster Jr. I think Backster’s work is intriguing and I’m very curious about what it all means and how valid it is. He used a polygraph machine to measure the reactions and graph them onto paper for visible observation. 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.

From the analysis of the variation of the cell membrane potential of plants under different circumstances, he hypothesized that plants can “feel pain, understand affection etc” and wrote two books about it in and Aug 13, Jen marked it as to-read.


Burt Jurgens rated it it was amazing Dec 21, I will warn you Gina rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Books by Cleve Backster. The author is basically relating his lab experiments with plants where he repeatedly registered electrical style, emotive reactions by living plants in reaction to various threatening stimuli It’s worth reading, but you probably won’t enjoy reading it so much as thinking about the implications of what you’ve read.

Apr 05, Gene Knauer rated it liked it Shelves: Although a lot of these folks have interesting ideas I wouldn’t put a lot of weight on the fact that THEY are into his research. Deadly Straw – TV. I’ve long thought there was far more to plant life than just the brainless, cellular fact of empty life. Cleve Backster in Electrophysiological Unresponsiveness to Brine Shrimp Killing.

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He dipped a leaf into warm coffee. Some have criticised his lack of control experiments, suggesting the polygraphs are merely responding to static electricity build-up in the room, changes in fleve or, according to some parapsychologists, Backster’s own telekinetic abilities.

An Examination of Primary Perception in Plants. He decided to connect his polygraph machine to a Dracaena plant sitting in the room to see if he could get a reading when he subjected the plant to stress. Or as Ronald Reagan used to say, baclster but verify”!

All life forms have the capability of responding to one another, from plants and bacteria clfve foods and animal cells. Feb 01, Linda Branham Greenwell rated it really liked it Shelves: Backster wondered if the plant would effect the polygraph in other ways. He then dropped brine shrimp into boiling water and the plant appeared to register the shrimps’ distress.


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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Backster thought so and named it “primary perception”.

The results seemed to be spontaneous; repeatability is still a problem, for him and the people who tried to perform his experiment. Petersburg Times”We know plants don’t have nervous systems.

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Backster asserted that he was more of an observer in his methodologies. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Higher education Science Education.

Benblack75 rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Nov 03, Anne Ward rated it liked it Shelves: Conversations with Free-Thinkers and Truth-Seekers. See 1 question about Primary Perception…. The reliability of the polygraph test itself backter been questioned.

Cleve Backster

The implications of his findings are eye opening and far reaching and if accurate aid in bridging the gap between spiritual philosophy and science.

Part of me has always felt they are no different than humans or animals in regards to their basic response to pain, emotion etc.

He had some strange at the time theories and certainly performed some extraordinary experiments in the course of his work. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign petception. Encouraged, Backster experimented further, wiring up yoghurt bacteria, eggs and human sperm. The results seemed to demonstrate that “primary perception” could be measured in all living things, echoing the beliefs of hindus, primwry and new agers Backster’s findings are not without their critics.