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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Although a lot of these folks have interesting ideas I wouldn’t put a lot perceptiom weight on the fact that THEY are into his research. Topics Research Far out. 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.

Primary perception

It’s about how this specialist in lie detector technology became interested in using them to detect perception and biocommunication in plants. Petersburg Times”We know plants don’t have nervous systems. But in February he became known for bxckster telepathy.

It’s worth reading, but you probably won’t enjoy reading it so much as thinking about the implications of what you’ve read. Lists with This Book. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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

I enjoyed learning about his exploration into consciousness and communication between living cells. The implications of his findings are eye opening and far reaching and if accurate aid in bridging the gap between spiritual philosophy and science. Want to Read saving…. Controlled experiments priary 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.


I think Backster’s work is intriguing and I’m very curious about what it all means and how valid it is. Books by Cleve Backster. Refresh and try again. Apr 05, Gene Knauer rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

It trains policemen to use the polygraph or “lie detector” test. I’m looking forward lceve seeing what kind of evidence is presented here! Retrieved from ” https: Grover Cleveland “Cleve” Backster Jr. Higher education Science Education. February 27, Lafayette, New Jersey.

Curious to measure how long it took water backser reach the leaves of a dracaena cane plant, Backster attached polygraph electrodes to it.

The electrodes are used to measure galvanic skin response and the plant showed readings which resembled that of a human. The results seemed to demonstrate that “primary perception” could be measured in all living things, echoing the beliefs of hindus, buddhists and new agers Backster’s findings are not without their critics.

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He decided to connect his polygraph machine to a Dracaena plant sitting in the room to see if he could get a reading when he subjected the plant to stress. By using this pgimary, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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The Man Who Talked to Plants: Cleve Backster

Backster wondered if the plant would effect the polygraph in other ways. Or as Ronald Reagan used to say, “Trust but verify”!


Backster’s work caught the attention of the Church of Scientology founder, Ron Hubbard. Cleve Backster was a respected operator in the controversial field of polygraphy, the use of lie detectors.

He had decided to light a match with the intent of burning a leaf, but that thought was as far as he got. Trivia About Primary Perceptio That the reliability of the polygraph test itself has come into serious question also doesn’t help his argument.

Marcel Vogel claimed to be able to duplicate this effect “using plants as transducers for bio-energetic fields from the human mind”. Cleve Backster in These measure galvanic skin response – electrical conductivity – and should, he thought, have registered a change when water reached the leaf.

Backster’s work became popular and drew public attention, [6] and his findings were similar to the beliefs of HindusBuddhists and New Age followers. Gina rated it it was amazing Jan 21, In FebruaryBackster attached polygraph electrodes to a Dracaena cane plantto measure at first the time taken for water to reach the leaves.

Jul 20, Paula Salme Sandrak rated it it was amazing. Forensic Psychophysiology Using the Polygraph: The pen jumped right off the top of the chart”. Whatever the case, Backster’s idea has blossomed and flourished, and is unlikely to die away.

Suddenly the polygraph machine came alive and registered the plant reacting to his mischievous thoughts. Plants know what’s up! And they certainly did for Cleve Backster on the morning of February 2,