The most amazing book that you ever are likely to read is The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. Now fifty years old, this book makes the startling case that plants are conscious, they communicate with one another, and they mentally communicate with people. We now know that what we experience as human consciousness is the only thing that objectively exists.
It both creates and is the stuff that comprises everything that we believe exists, which is a fact that suggests that plants might well be conscious. But to discover that plants actually are conscious in fact still rocks your world! This video will show you how trees in a forest work together, caring for their young and sharing resources, and even fending off threats. You will never look at any plant in the same way again.
And consider the work of Cleve Backster, who in the nineteen-sixties was a leading expert on lie detectors. One morning in 1966, Backster thought of attaching a galvanometer to a leaf of a plant in his office. And he found that the plant was reacting very much as a person would react as it sat there having its transient “thoughts.” He soon found that the most extreme reactions in his plant were produced when he decided to burn one of its leaves. His plant would react, too, if he thought about harming other living things. And Backster and other researchers later determined that these reactions are present even in living fragments of plants.
This discovery that plants are conscious and loving forms a basis for our research-based awareness that what we experience as human consciousness must be primary. There is no other explanation that fits all the evidence. Consider further what we can learn from the ultimate quantum-physics-for-dummies book, Quantum Enigma by Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner. As the great quantum physicist Max Planck said, ”I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. . . . Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”
What we experience as human consciousness is the base creative force, and it is governed by what we experience as emotion. Consciousness is all that actually exists, which means that it should not surprise us to find that every living thing is in some way conscious. And since Consciousness is the base creative force, then perhaps not only plants, but even things like rocks might also be conscious? One of the things that most of us do when we first return home after death is to go sightseeing, even on other planets. There is neither time nor space in the afterlife, so we can easily travel to far distant places. And one account by someone doing his post-death touring involved visiting a planet where the life was silica–based. He said that he and his companions didn’t realize at first that anything on that planet was alive, because it all moved so slo-o-owly. So perhaps the rocks on planet earth are also alive and moving slo-o-owly too.
At this point, the best work being done in cutting-edge investigative science is being done not by traditional materialist scientists, but by more open-minded creationist scientists. For example, after two centuries of floundering, Darwin’s original ideas about blind evolution and natural selection are looking more and more nonsensical, simply because completely blind natural selection as an idea would take too long in practice, and because Darwin’s ideas don’t fit the fossil evidence; while the whole concept of design and a Consciousness-based Designer is now making a lot more sense. Here is another fascinating video for your viewing pleasure.