The thesis of this
visually stunning documentary feature is that plants have feelings, too,
and that they have a variety of ways of expressing them. Based on the best-selling
book by Peter Topkins and Christopher Bird, the custom of talking to one's
houseplants is strongly recommended by the filmmakers. Though scientific
in tone, the film does not air the opposing view advocated by, perhaps,
a majority of scientists. One highlight of the film is its original musical
score by Stevie Wonder.
~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide
Californian students of humanistic psychology and Hindu philosophy, Randall
Fontes and Robert Swanson, have now pursued Vogel's quarry into unbeaten
ground. Using sophisticated equipment lent them by the IBM
researcher, they have made a series of discoveries so surprising that despite
their youth they have been granted funds and equipment by established universities
to further probe the mysteries of plant communication.
Fontes' and Swanson's first discovery came virtually by accident when one
noticed that the other's yawning was being picked up by a plant in
the form of energy surges. Instead of ignoring the phenomenon as improbable,
the two students followed up the clue remembering that in ancient Hindu
texts an exaggerated yawn was considered a means by which a tired person
could be recharged with vivifying shakhti, a postulated energy filling
With the help of Dr. Norman Goldstein, a professor of biology at State
University in Hayward, California, Fontes went on to discover an electrical
potential traveling from cell to cell in the ivy philodendron which gives
a strong indication of the presence of a hitherto unsuspected simple nervous
Plant and Human Consciousness Research at SRI
DOCUMENT! Organic Biofield Sensor By:
H. E. Puthoff and R. Fontes
Very few of the original
copies of this one of a kind document are known to still exist detailing
the use of plants as a human biofield sensor. You can download "Organic
Biofield Sensor" in Adobe .pdf format:
Biofield Sensor” By:
H. E. Puthoff and R. Fontes Electronics and
Bioengineering Laboratory S.R.I Project
3194 (Task 3) November 1975 Randall
with the twice nominated physicist for the Nobel Prize Dr.
Harold E. Puthoff
Targ at Stanford
Research Institute (SRI International):
Harold Puthoff and Russell
Targ began research at
SRI they applied for and received a research grant to probe plant
sensitivity. They brought Randall
Fontes to Stanford Research
Institute (SRI) to conduct Plant and Human Consciousness Research, also
known as Primary Perception or the Backster Effect.
worked with Remote Viewers Ingo
Hammid and Pat
day Randall asked Ingo Swann if he could affect a plant by concentrating
on it. Ingo looked at the plant and the plant monitoring equipment showed
no change. Ingo went to the office 2 doors down the hall to think about
a few minutes the pen on the strip chart recorder became very active and
was pegging. Then the voice of Ingo came from down the hall. He yelled
"I think I got it"!
product of this work culminated in a final report "Organic Biofield Sensor"
by H. E. Puthoff and R. Fontes dated November 1975.
Fontes is currently conducting
research on the effects of light and sound on human consciousness. He plans
to soon reintroduce plants as an Organic Biofield Sensor.
of Light is about the Beauty of Light, of Sound and of Form. As each of
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