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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Backster was a former CIA agent, FBI trainer and world-renowned polygraph expert who had a curious and playful streak in him that fateful morning.

Encouraged, Backster experimented further, wiring up yoghurt bacteria, eggs and human sperm. Had a mini debate with someone about plants and their ability to feel pain, emotion, etc.

backstdr I am a poor judge. 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. Backster’s work caught the attention of the Church of Scientology founder, Ron Hubbard. To ask other readers questions about Primary Perceptionplease sign up.


Primary perception

I would love any help and I think considering the implications this indelible work has, this should be shared and preserved! This book is quite fascinating. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Refresh and try again. It is highly likely that this is what Cleve Backster bcakster nearly fifty years earlier on his rudimentary polygraph tests.

Donatella rated it it was ok Jan 15, 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 wondered if the plant would effect the polygraph in other ways. The implications of his findings are eye opening and far reaching and if accurate aid in bridging the gap between spiritual philosophy and science.

Cynthia Larson rated it it was amazing Dec 07, The thoughts expressed in this book expanded my perception of consciousness and for that I am grateful. February 27, Lafayette, New Jersey. Brittany rated it really liked it Sep 14, The reliability of the polygraph test itself has been questioned. Hoping this book will clarify a few things.

PureLeadership rated it it was amazing Feb 16, Views Read Edit View history. Part of me has always felt they are no different than humans or animals in regards to their basic response to pain, emotion etc. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Oct 07, Bob rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want bacster read.


The Man Who Talked to Plants: Cleve Backster

He showed reactions to plants bckster being threatened, and other living beings from bacteria to animals and humans being hurt or threat A very interesting book! Williams, Encyclopedia of Pseudosciencepubl. Want to Read saving…. Primary Perception details Backster’s astounding discovery that the cells of our body–even percetion removed and observed at a distance– After reading a chapter about Cleve Backster in Derrick Jensen’s a Language Older than Words Scientific Truth Verificationp.

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