Dec 19, Carlie rated it really liked it A very interesting book! 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 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 A very interesting book! 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.

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Share via Email Cleve Backster was a respected operator in the controversial field of polygraphy, the use of lie detectors. But in February he became known for plant telepathy. Curious to measure how long it took water to reach the leaves of a dracaena cane plant, Backster attached polygraph electrodes to it.

These measure galvanic skin response - electrical conductivity - and should, he thought, have registered a change when water reached the leaf. Unexpectedly, the plant showed readings similar to those of a human.

Backster wondered if the plant would effect the polygraph in other ways. He dipped a leaf into warm coffee. Nothing happened. Then he considered burning the leaf; the polygraph, he claims, "went wild.

The pen jumped right off the top of the chart". Was the plant demonstrating some kind of sentient, even telepathic, awareness? Backster thought so and named it "primary perception".

Soviet scientists invited him to chair a panel at the first Psychotronic Association conference in Prague. Encouraged, Backster experimented further, wiring up yoghurt bacteria, eggs and human sperm. Repeatability is a constant problem - his results, and those of others who tried the experiments,seem to be spontaneous, refusing to comply with approved scientific method.


Cleve Backster

Besides communicating with other people, we communicate with the very cells that make up life. Cleve Backster has been demonstrating that for more than 40 years. Primary Perception Backster is a polygraph expert. At the time he had his offices in New York City. Late one night after everyone else had gone home, he decided to conduct an experiment just to see what would happen.


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

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. It trains policemen to use the polygraph or "lie detector" test. His work was inspired by the research of physicist Jagadish Chandra Bose , who claimed to have discovered that playing certain kinds of music in the area where plants grew caused them to grow faster. 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 In February , Backster attached polygraph electrodes to a Dracaena cane plant , to measure at first the time taken for water to reach the leaves.




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