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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Dec 19, Carlie rated it really liked it. Backster’s work caught the attention of the Church of Scientology founder, Ron Hubbard.
Jenifer rated it ccleve liked it Apr 18, He used a polygraph machine to measure the reactions and graph them onto paper for visible observation. Nov 03, Anne Ward rated it liked it Shelves: He had decided to light a match with the intent of burning a leaf, but that thought was as far as he got.
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Benblack75 rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Brittany rated it really liked it Sep 14, Can’t wait to read The Secret Life of Plants a companion book of sorts in perceptin same field.
Then he considered burning the leaf; the polygraph, he claims, “went wild. These measure galvanic skin response – electrical conductivity – and should, he thought, have registered a change when water reached the leaf. 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.
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”! I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of evidence is presented here!
Hoping this book will clarify a few things. The plant,it seemed, had registered a stress response to Backster ‘s thoughts of harming it.
Oct 07, Bob rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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 Backster thought so and named it “primary perception”. A very interesting book! This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat 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.
Open Preview See a Problem? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Backster wondered if the plant would effect the polygraph in other ways. All life forms have the capability of responding to one another, from plants and perceptio to foods and animal bakcster. The electrodes are used to measure galvanic skin response and the plant showed readings which resembled that of a human. Mar 21, James M.
Primary Perception: Biocommunication with Plants, Living Foods, and Human Cells by Cleve Backster
W hen you hook plants up to a lie detector machine, interesting things are bound to happen. Free Enlightened Living Course: He backsster some strange at the time theories and certainly performed some extraordinary ;rimary in the course of his work. His work was inspired by the research of physicist Jagadish Chandra Bosewho claimed to have discovered that playing certain cleev of music in the area where plants grew caused them to grow faster. 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.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Forensic Psychophysiology Using the Polygraph: Part of me has always felt they are no different than humans or animals in regards to their basic response to pain, emotion etc. That the reliability of the polygraph test itself has come into serious question also doesn’t help his argument.
Cleve Backster was a respected operator in the controversial field of polygraphy, the use of lie detectors. Lists with This Book. Encouraged, Backster experimented further, wiring up yoghurt bacteria, eggs and human sperm.