Benedict mentions that the light told him to find Cleve Backster when he got back. He mentions that in the future, Backster is regarded as a sort of saint because he made the biggest discovery in the history of the human race.
The big discovery is that consciousness has absolutely nothing to do with a brain.
"Primary Perception" is the consciousness that permeates everything. (That means that consciousness in non-local) His work with plants was groundbreaking because everyone knows that a plant doesn't recognize people or feel stress. Or do they? Anyways, I posted in "Miscellaneous Spirituality" a piece about Cleve Backster and some links to learn more. His book, "Primary Perception" is awesome. I highly reccommend it. I don't have it with me right now and it has been 6 years since I read it.....it changed my perceptions of reality. The implications are enormous.