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. 22 Dec Grover Cleveland Backster Jr. could always spot a liar. (he called it “primary perception”) that could detect and respond to human thoughts. 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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Primary Perception: Biocommunication with Plants, Living Foods, and Human Cells by Cleve Backster

Biologist Arthur Galston told St. That said, his research is still there and the facts are extremely interesting! Archived from the original Ckeve on Jul 20, Paula Salme Sandrak rated it it was amazing. 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: Biocommunication with Plants, Living Foods, and Human Cells

Benblack75 rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Oct 07, Bob rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: See 1 question about Primary Perception…. Brittany rated it really liked it Sep 14, Topics Research Far out. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of evidence is presented here! Apr 14, Mary rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 21, James M.

These discoveries have opened up a perceptino 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. Scientific Truth Verification, Lie Detection. Curious to measure how long it took water to reach the leaves of a dracaena cane plant, Backster attached polygraph electrodes to it. Dec 19, Carlie rated it really liked it.


Controlled experiments that have attempted to replicate Backster’s findings have failed, [13] [14] [15] and the theory was not accepted since it did not follow the scientific method. He showed reactions to plants themselves being threatened, and other living beings from bacteria to animals and humans being hurt or threat A very interesting book! The plant,it seemed, had registered a stress response to Backster ‘s thoughts of harming it.

Cleve Backster has been demonstrating that for more than 40 years. Cleve Backster in Was the plant demonstrating some kind of sentient, even telepathic, awareness?

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Part of me has always felt they are no different than humans or animals in regards to their xleve response to pain, emotion etc. Cleve Backster is regarded as one of the Polygraph Gods.

The Silva Mind training, all the way through, is always talking about the quality of your thoughts, the positive thinking, better and better. These white cells are so instrumental in the immune system that they are very important. Forensic Psychophysiology Using the Polygraph: Backster’s work became popular and drew public attention, [6] and his findings were similar to the beliefs of HindusBuddhists and New Age followers.

Some have criticised his lack of control experiments, suggesting the polygraphs are merely responding to static electricity build-up in the room, changes in humidity or, according to some parapsychologists, Backster’s own telekinetic abilities.


Nov 03, Anne Ward rated it liked it Shelves: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. If his research hadn’t inadvertently challenged the religious dogma of materialistic science, he would have been celebrated and carried on the shoulders of the world.

Jesse Walker rated it it was amazing Mar 07, Backster thought so and named it “primary perception”. His work was inspired by the research of physicist Jagadish Chandra Bosewho claimed to have discovered that playing certain kinds of music in the area where plants grew caused them to grow faster. He used a polygraph machine to measure the reactions and graph them onto paper for visible observation. 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.

At the time he had his offices in New York City. Then in he collaborated with author Robert B. The work that we’ve done in hundreds of hours of testing of the white cells is just absolutely fascinating. These discoveries have opened up a new paradigm in science, ecology and healing. This would certainly bear that out.

The building was empty and there was just no other reason for this reaction. An Examination of Primary Perception in Plants.