While most teachers within the world’s religions would disagree to the specific answers to these questions, there is a reoccuring theme that presents itself—our universe is not simply a colliding ground of ‘dead’ matter and scientific chance, but rather it is a vast, interconnected ocean of intelligence. We often hear this theory mentioned as the great ‘oneness’, source, god, and the list goes on.
Within the field of quantum mechanics, physicists, too, have opened their eyes to the possibilities of a conscious, vibratory field that permeates the Universe. In his best-selling book, The Source Field Investigations, author David Wilcock proposes the question, “could all space, time, energy, matter, biological life, and consciousness in the Universe be the product of a source field?” He references a number of curious experiments conducted by scientists over the last century which add credence to his theory, and by the end of the book it is difficult to refute the existence of what he names the ‘Source Field’.
Below are five experiments explored in The Source Field Investigations that aim to prove the existence of an interconnected consciousness that pervades the Universe.
1) Dr. Cleve Backster discovers plants perceive threats and have extra-sensory perception.
Cleveland Backster was a researcher and interrogation specialist for the CIA who served as director of the Keeler Polygraph Institute in Chicago. Backster developed the first numerical standardized evaluation of the polygraph chart and went on to study and promote the technology extensively.
On February 2, 1966, Backster’s secretary purchased him both a rubber plant and a dracaena plant from a store going out of business down the street. Backster ended up working through the night, and in the wee hours of the morning had an idea to attach his dracaena plant to the polygraph to see if anything happened.
He was surprised to see the plant exhibit a jagged and ‘alive’ pattern of electrical activity. Then in a brief, passing moment, the plant showed a similar pattern which would normally appear when a human lies. He took this a step further and decided to threaten the plant’s well-being to see if another reaction took place.
First, he dipped the leaf in coffee to no reaction on the polygraph, then he thought of putting a flame to the leaf. In the same instant the polygraph went wild. Backster stated that no words were spoken, yet by merely thinking about what he was going to do the plant reacted. “It was as though the plant read my mind,” Backster wrote in his book, Primary Perception.
Next, Backster grabbed a box of matches and watched the wild reaction continue, and only when he put the matches away and let go of his idea to harm the plant did the polygraph return to normal levels.
Thus began Backster’s intensive study of plants and polygraphs. He discovered that by simply taking care of a plant, the plant appeared to begin to monitor his thoughts and feelings. “When I left the lab to run an errand, I found that the moment I decided to return to where that plant was, the plant often showed a significant reaction.”
In his book, Backster described how he carried a plant with him all the way from New York to Clifton, New Jersey, to attend a surprise party. When he arrived, right at the moment he and the plant entered the house and everyone yelled, “SURPRISE!” there was a big reaction from the plant at the exact time.”
Backster began leaving plants hooked up to polygraphs without trying to do anything—just observing their reactions and then trying to figure out what might have caused them. One day he found a strong reaction after pouring boiling hot water down his sink. Later testing revealed the sink was loaded with bacteria, and when the bacteria suddenly died from the scalding hot water, the plant received a threat to its own well-being and ‘screamed.’
In a later experiment, Backster designed a machine that would drop brine shrimp into boiling water at random. He noticed the plants would react strongly, but only at night when no one was around.
During a visit to Yale University Linguistics School, Backster got a student to trap an arachnid between his hands while an ivy leaf was plucked and hooked up to the polygraph. They noticed a reaction only when the spider became conscious that it was able to run away.
Backster evolved his studies, hooking up things like chicken eggs and yogurt cultures, and continued to get stunning results. Consistently, what he found was that every living thing is intimately attuned to its environment. When any stress, suffering or death occurs, all the life-forms in the surrounding area have an immediate electrical response.
One time, Backster hooked an egg up to the electrodes and watched as the egg ‘screamed’ as each of its neighbours were dropped into boiling water, one by one. Backster also noted that he had kept the electroded egg in a lead-lined box that screened out all electromagnetic fields, which eliminated the chance that any radio waves, microwaves, or other electromagnetic frequencies were to blame for the reading.
He repeated this effect by encaging plants in a copper screen, called a Faraday cage, and not surprisingly the plants behaved as if the screen did not exist.
“I felt certain [the information passing between plants, bacteria, insects, animals and humans] was not within the known electromagnetic frequencies…distance seemed to impose no limitation,” he wrote in Primary Perception.
2) Dr. Jacobo Grinberg discovers couple’s brains are connected by an undetectable field.
Jacobo Grinberg was a Mexican scientist who studied extensively in the fields of shamanism, meditation, and telepathy. After witnessing a phenomenon known as “psychic surgery,” he theorized that a “neuronal field” created within the brain interacts with a “pre-space structure”—a holographic non-local lattice that has the properties of consciousness—activating a partial interpretation of it and creating the brain’s perceived reality.