Anomalous Facts--Anomaly #11 Communication and ESP in Plants

William Barkley

PureInsight | July 16, 2001

Plants are sentient beings. They are capable of thought, emotion, intent and even extrasensory perception (ESP). Our thoughts can influence their growth and health. Of course, you probably do not believe this. That’s why I consider it an anomaly and why you might want to read a most enlightening book by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird, The Secret Life of Plants.

In the introduction the authors state, "Far from existing inertly, the inhabitants of the pasture—or what the ancient Hellenes called botane—appear to be able to perceive and to react to what is happening in their environment at a level of sophistication far surpassing that of humans." They describe Cleve Backster’s experiments with plants.(3-19, 21, 27, 28, 33-34) Backster, in 1966, was America’s foremost lie-detector examiner. His use of the lie-detector (galvanometer) on plants enabled him to determine their reactions to various stimuli, including thoughts. In one specific experiment a plant was shown to recognize, with fear or its equivalent, the person who had killed another plant in its presence. Additional experiments showed that plants can sense the emotional states of their owners over distances of many miles. Demonstrated also was the reaction of plants to the death of other living creatures in their vicinity, whether plant or animal.

Dr. Ken Hashimoto and his wife have been able to communicate with a cactus and even teach it to count and add up to twenty. (43) Dr. Hashimoto is chief of The Hashimoto Electronics Research Institute, Kamakura, Japan. He is also chief of research for Fuji Electronic Industries. His published works include Introduction to ESP (sixtieth printing) and Mystery of the Fourth Dimensional World (eightieth printing). He believes that 'there is a world beyond the present three-dimensional world defined by physics, that this three-dimensional world is merely a shadow of a fourth-dimensional, non-material world.'

The Secret Life of Plants, like the other books referenced in this report, is extremely rich in anomalous facts regarding this dimension in which we humans find ourselves. One fact that has become clear to me is that we really don’t understand who, what, where or why we are. The possibility that this might be true is extremely disturbing to most people. Generally, the more 'expert' a person is supposed to be, the more intense will be his or her disturbance. Beverly Rubik, Rene’, Cremo and many other discoverers and truth seekers have found this to be true.

Editor’s note: Any one of the anomalies discussed in this report should be enough to cause the scientific establishment to re-write all of the textbooks now in use. However, if people do not care about their spiritual, mental and moral well being and improvement, it’s rather unlikely that new textbooks would help. Li Hongzhi says that first we must change our minds.

Works Cited:
Craig, Albert M., et al. The Heritage of World Civilizations. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 4th ed. 1997

Cremo, Michael A. and Richard L. Thompson. Forbidden Archaeology. Los Angeles: Bhaktivedanta Book Publishing, Inc., 1998

Flem-Ath, Rand and Rose. When the Sky Fell, In Search of Atlantis. Canada: Stoddart Publishing, 1995

Hapgood, Charles. Path of the Pole. Kempton, Illinois: Adventures Unlimited Press, 1999

Hibbeler, R.C. Engineering Mechanics, Dynamics. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 8th ed. 1998

Rene’. The Last Skeptic of Science. New Jersey: R. Rene, 1995

Rubick, Beverly. 'Perennial Challenge of Anomalies at the Frontiers of Science.' Infinite Energy July/August 1999: 34-41

Talbot, Michael. The Holographic Universe. New York: Harper, 1991

Tompkins, Peter, and Christopher Bird. The Secret Life of Plants. New York: Harper, 1973

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