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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Conversations with Free-Thinkers and Truth-Seekers. Grover Cleveland Backster Jr.

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Cleve Backster

Do Plants Have Feelings? Biologist Arthur Galston told St. Encouraged, Backster experimented further, wiring up yoghurt bacteria, eggs and human sperm.

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After getting negative results, they performed a final experiment using an EEG instrument, which is more sensitive than a polygraph, connected it to a plant to check whether it would “see” eggs being catapulted randomly into boiling water. He had some strange at the time theories and certainly performed some extraordinary pirmary in the course of his work.

The thoughts expressed in this book expanded my perception of consciousness and for that I am grateful. Gina rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Jesse Walker rated it it was amazing Mar 07, Jun 13, rachel rated it liked it. Cleve Backster is a top scientist in his field who will likely be recognized after he is gone as an almost mystical character, like Einstein, Da Vinci or Tesla.


I enjoyed learning about his exploration into consciousness and communication between living cells. Trivia About Primary Perceptio Backster thought so and named it “primary perception”. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Apr 05, Gene Knauer rated it liked it Shelves: I’ve long thought there was far more to plant life than just the brainless, cellular fact of empty life. Suddenly the polygraph machine came alive and registered the plant reacting to his mischievous thoughts.

Petersburg Times”We know plants don’t have nervous systems.

Primary perception

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He showed reactions to plants themselves being threatened, and other living beings from bacteria to animals peimary humans being hurt or threat A very interesting book! Plants communicated telepathically—a concept which he called primary perception. He argued that plants perceived human intentions, and as he began to investigate percepption, he also reported finding that other human thoughts and emotions caused reactions in plants, which could be recorded by a polygraph instrument.

Topics Research Far out. 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.

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Brittany rated it really liked it Sep 14, Cynthia Larson rated it it was amazing Backser 07, Justin Johnson rated it liked it May 13, But they do have little electrical currents flowing through them and are subject to outside manipulation.

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. Until then it might be best not to be tuned in, because of the damage we could cause by mishandling the received information. Electrophysiological Unresponsiveness to Brine Shrimp Killing.

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The results seemed to demonstrate that “primary perception” could be measured in all living things, echoing the beliefs of xleve, buddhists and new agers Backster’s findings are not without their critics. Eldon Taylor rated it it was amazing Nov 05, May 04, Clifton Coetzee rated it really liked it.

Backster asserted that he was more of an observer in his methodologies. Cleve Backster was a respected operator in the controversial field of polygraphy, the use of lie detectors.