The Spirit Science Source Field series begins here, as we dive into the field by exploring something called the backster effect!

Cleve Backster was very interested in polygraphs, which was a simple machine which reads our pulse, breath and blood pressure. It’s been used as a lie detector test in the past, but is understood now that it can be easily tricked by slowing down your breath.

Backster, however, used it in another way. He tested the biorhythms of a plant and discovered something amazing! . He found that the plant seemingly knew someone else was in the room. He wanted to see if it would respond to pain, so he dipped a leaf in hot water, tapped it and performed a few other actions that had little to no response.

Then, he had a thought of burning it with a match. Immediately, the polygraph recording moved rapidly, as if it was responding in fear. This is incredible! Backster didn’t speak out loud or touch the plant at all, all he did was merely think about burning it.

This created a fundamental shift in Backster’s consciousness. From here, he connected a large amount of different forms of life to the polygraph test. He even put his test subjects in rooms that blocked any type of electromagnetic radiation from entering and STILL found that through thought and intent, he could affect his test subjects.

These are some amazing studies and forms of proof that our thoughts affect our reality in ways we might not even be aware of. As usual, these studies were under a lot of scrutiny, and still aren’t completely accepted by the scientific community.

Plants might not have a brain or emotions like humans do, but they are certainly receptors for energy and information, and now it seems apparent that even thoughts and emotions can move through these plants and affect them in subtle ways. The deeper we tap into our inner being, the clearer this becomes on both a scientific and spiritual level.

Wilcock, David
The Source Field Investigations: The Hidden Science and Lost Civilizations Behind the 2012 Prophecies

McTaggart, Lynne
The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe, 2001

Backster, Cleve
Primary Perception: Biocommunication with Plants, Living Foods, and Human Cells, 2003

Sherman, Harold
How to make ESP Work for You, 1964

Talbot, Michael
The Holographic Universe: The Revolutionary Theory of Reality, 1991

Patterson, David and Jenson, Mark
University of Washington,

Radin, Dean, PhD
The Institute of Noetic Sciences

Sheldrake, Rupert, PhD

Popp, Fritz-Albert PhD

Mythbusters – Primary Perception

  • lea
    Posted at 07:20h, 27 August Reply

    Dear Spirit Scientists,
    what happened to episode 34_2? I was so excited to learn more about the Baxter effect and at the end of episode 34_1 you said there will be more.. Has someone taken the follow-up episode down?
    Thanks for all you are doing,
    lots of love,

    • Liam Richardson
      Posted at 16:14h, 27 August Reply

      Hey Lea!

      We have not yet made a follow up episode. We felt it was important to finish the nutrition series before following up with more about the Baxter Effect.
      WE’ll do our best to get that Episode out soon! 🙂

  • Zakka
    Posted at 20:07h, 18 July Reply

    Also, if you do not want to post that comment I understand. You can always email me to discuss it privately any time. I love intelligent, open-minded debates with decent people who know how to find joy in disagreement and discovery of knew Truth and Beauty.


    Peace and Love, yo~

  • Zakka
    Posted at 20:03h, 18 July Reply

    “…Backster had not used proper controls in doing his study. When controls were used, no detection of plant reaction to thoughts or threats could be found. These researchers found that the cause of the polygraph contours could have been due to a number of factors, including static electricity, movement in the room, changes in humidity, etc.”

    “…Backster clearly does not understand why scientists use controls in causal studies.”

    “…Backster’s admirers can truthfully say that his experiment has been repeated thousands of times around the world. Unfortunately, repeatability justifies claiming an outcome is probably true only if the original experiment was done properly.”

    While it may seem like I’m trying to debunk or bash Spirit Science by posting this sort of response, that is not at all the case. I am a huge fan of this series because it has a lot of fantastic information – and, as you may say, my “right brain” intuition resonates with the fundamental message and sentiment that is the basis for the entire project. My goal here is to gently lay out a view of the other side of the coin. Concepts like self-deception, ad hoc and post hoc fallacies, the placebo affect, and confirmation bias are all ideas that can help further refine this knowledge and help us arrive at the greater truth within this huge maze of information that we all feel intuitively is there.

    I do not think all of this is useless information, but I think there needs to be a little more Science (as in the Scientific Method, Peer Review, Falsifiability, etc…) thrown in with the wonderful Spirit you have developed here.

    That being said, I am also keenly aware of the limitations of Science itself. As you mentioned in one of your videos, a lot of “superstition” has been boxed up and labeled as unreliable information, but within it there could be some extremely potent knowledge and wisdom hiding that gets overlooked because of many Scientists refuse to admit that Science itself does indeed have limitations.

    A huge project of mine is to identify exactly what the limitations of Science are, and do the same with a lot of the New Age information, then put it all together in a grand philosophical presentation that identifies clearly the useful information, the unreliable information, and most importantly the questions that have yet to be answered after all the work of bringing to Light the previous two categories.

    I’ll uh… let you know how that goes. Going through enough information to actually accomplish that might take me a few lifetimes of work…

    Keep posting awesome information! And thanks for you continued exploration into these realms of thought!


  • Randall Taylor
    Posted at 07:54h, 19 September Reply

    Hey SS,
    I find this so interesting because my favorite poet Edgar Allen Poe wrote about this back in 1849 in the Mesmeric Revelation:
    “But there are gradations of matter of which man knows nothing; the grosser impelling the finer, the finer pervading the grosser. The atmosphere, for example, impels the electric principle, while the electric principle permeates the atmosphere. These gradations of matter increase in rarity or fineness, until we arrive at a matter unparticled without particles indivisible one and here the law of impulsion and permeation is modified. The ultimate, or unparticled matter, not only permeates all things but impels all things and thus is all things within itself. This matter is God. What men attempt to embody in the word “thought,” is this matter in motion…

  • Colton
    Posted at 16:40h, 06 September Reply

    Hey Jordan, what is going on with your name? why is it written as, “River” Jordan Aaron Fehr “Vajra Jvalita” ? How did you come up with this? i’m curious.

    • Spirit Science
      Posted at 18:01h, 06 September Reply

      🙂 Those are two different people! Aaron Fehr’s name in Sanskrit is Vajra Jvalita, and River was Jordan’s nickname, cause you know, River of Jordan!

  • Nycity Gotta Heart
    Posted at 02:50h, 30 August Reply

    Enjoyed this very very much! As this changes EVERYTHING TY Wilcock your back in my good graces for now on! FULL DISCLOSURE NOW !!!!! YEA !!

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