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

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In addition to having been an observer of human psychophysiology tracings since 1948, starting in 1966 and continuing to date, Cleve Backster has conducted extensive research related to observed electrical responses in plant life and at a cellular level in other living organisms. His research into what has been called “The Backster Effect” has attracted world wide attention. His work was featured in the bestselling book, The Secret Life of Plants, by Tompkins ...

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About the Author:

In addition to having been an observer of human psychophysiology tracings since 1948, starting in 1966 and continuing to date, Cleve Backster has conducted extensive research related to observed electrical responses in plant life and at a cellular level in other living organisms. His research into what has been called “The Backster Effect” has attracted world wide attention. His work was featured in the bestselling book, The Secret Life of Plants, by Tompkins and Bird, and another book, The Secret Life of Your Cells, by Robert Stone. Primary Perception is the only book by Cleve Backster about his work. Backster currently lives in San Diego and teaches at the Backster School of Lie Detection. Cleve is the founder of the Backster Research Foundation and an international speaker on the subject of biocommunication. He is on the teaching faculty at the California Institute for human Sciences and serves on the advisory board at the Institute of HeartMath.

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Deepak Chopra
Cleve Backster’s research has profound implications for humanity and its future evolution. Wisdom traditions have claimed there is only one ultimate reality that differentiates into all forms and phenomena. This ultimate reality is the root and ground of Being, the source that all that exists in the universe, a realm of existence, where we are not only connected to each other but where we are inseparably one. Cleve Backster’s discoveries have created a new scientific paradigm. The understanding of the paradigm is crucial if we are to heal ourselves and our planet. I’m personally grateful and indebted to Cleve for leading the way. Someday all of humanity will acknowledge their gratitude to this great pioneer.
Author of How to Know God
Jean Houston
This is the breakthrough book in the field of biocommunication. Rigorous science and intrepid investigation reveal that the world is sentient in all its parts. Cleve Backster's work is essential reading for all who would delve more deeply into the nature of reality. He thoroughly demonstrates what children and mystics have known all along: Consciousness pervades everything and thus all living things can respond to each other. The implications of this work are enormous for science, society and ecology.
Ph.D Author of Jump Time
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  • ISBN-13: 9780966435436
  • Publisher: White Rose Millennium Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Author’s Introduction

Chapter One: The Famous Dracaena Plant
How It All Started
The Next Step

Chapter Two: Early Observations
Need for Clear Intention
Plant Territoriality
Plant - Caretaker Attunement
Plant Attuned to Human Travel
Attunement to Non-human Life Forms
Termination - the Ultimate Threat
A Visit to the C. H. Stoelting Company
My Attempt to Follow Scientific Methodology
Visitations
Additional Plant Observations
Attempts to Screen
The Power of Observation

Chapter Three: The First Published Experiment
Attempts to Replicate
Important Details

Chapter Four: Initial Reactions from the Scientists and the Public
An Interesting Visit to Yale University
A Lab Invasion by Curious Minds
Television Appearances
Catalyst for Discussions
Soviet Scientists Respond
Christian Science Monitor
Music, Plants and Marcel Vogel
Dr. Granger’s Provocative Remarks
The U.S. Congress Asks the Question
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Science News Article
Three Trips to Brazil

Chapter Five: Observing Eggs
Electroding the Egg
Strange Cyclic Activity
Tapping into the Etheric Field
From GSR to EKG and EEG
Egg Response to Environmental Stimuli
African Violet Responding to Egg

Chapter Six: Tuning In to Live Bacteria
Electroding the Yogurt
Friendly Bacteria vs. Unfriendly Bacteria
Friendly Bacteria vs. Vodka and Tonic
Evidence of Prioritizing
Steve White Joins the Research
Kombucha Tea
Yogurt Reacts to Antibiotic

Chapter Seven: From Animal Cells to Human Cells
Early Research with Human Cells
A Door Opens
The Power of a Picture
An Intelligence Agency’s Replication
Examples from the Published Report
Continuation of Human Cell Research

Chapter Eight: Biocommunication Research & Current Scientific Attitudes
Need for Paradigm Change
Reflections
Col. John Alexander and the National Research Council
Back to the University of Missouri
Brian O’Leary Explores Inner Space
The Secret Life of Your Cells
Fetzer Foundation Grant
Dorothy Retallack Research
The Institute of HeartMath
Soviet Scientists Verify Biocommunication
Sri Lanka Visit
APA and the Leonarde Keeler Award
The Sun Magazine
American Society of Dowsers
Introduction to the University of Science and Philosophy
Enhancement of Human Functioning
The Issue of Repeatability
Norman Friedman on Consciousness
Biocommunication Presentation at Biofeedback Society
Presentation at Remote Viewing Conference
Unified Science Conference
University of Alabama - Birmingham

Chapter Nine: Future Biocommunication Research
Long Range Communication
Spiritual Aspects
Holistic Health
Other Ideas for Continuing Research
Future Instrumentation Availability

Appendix

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    The Deep Knowingness in All Living Things

    Once you've read PRIMARY PERCEPTION, chances are you'll never see the world the same way again. Cleve Backster's research into the concept of 'primary perception,' the way in which even the smallest living organisms demonstrate real-time reactions to their environments, will completely transform the way you think about consciousness of cells, plants, and living foods. Not only do your potted plants know precisely the moment you might spontaneously decide to return home, but they also know when living organisms (such as bacteria in your sink) are suddenly killed in their vicinity. Your own human cells that have been separated from your body and monitored will show immediate reactions to strong stimuli that you are exposed to -- even when they are located in a screen cage about fifteen feet away from you! Cleve Backster is my favorite kind of scientist -- rich in imagination, full of questions, and ever-prepared to take note of the unexpected. These rare and dynamic qualities establish Backster as the most likely candidate for the 'Father of Biocommunication' title, as he so clearly leads the way for future scientists to reevaluate their assumptions and methods for studying all living things. PRIMARY PERCEPTION is destined to become a beloved classic because it so clearly describes Cleve Backster's nearly four decades of meticulous cutting-edge research in the field of consciousness research. Written in down-to-Earth language and packed with fascinating photographs and charts, PRIMARY PERCEPTION is guaranteed to alter your perception for good! -- Cynthia Sue Larson, author of 'AURA ADVANTAGE: How the Colors in Your Aura Can Help You Attain What You Desire and Attract Success'

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