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The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter Eight, The Extended Eye Summary

Lynne McTaggart
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Chapter Eight, The Extended Eye Summary and Analysis

Laser physicist Hal Puthoff is awaiting the arrival of psychic Ingo Swann. Puthoff is expecting that Swann will be exposed as a fraud once he is tested against Stanford's magnetometer. Puthoff is beginning his work on the premise that everything in the universe fundamentally has quantum properties and therefore the ability to communicate non-locally. This could be monumental, particularly if living things have the ability to receive information instantly. Cleve Backster, a polygraph expert, tests plants that respond with emotional responses when one of their leaves or the leaf of another plant is burned. Puthoff is surprised by Swann's results with the magnetometer—Swan is able to alter the output of the machine. Puthoff's assistant terms Swann's ability as "remote viewing."

While Puthoff continues to study ESP, he is visited by the CIA who asks him...

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