Not a week goes by that I don’t have to correct someone about PSI TECH’s background and the truth about remote viewing history. From media sources who want to write about this amazing technology, to the throngs of new students who find their way to our doors. Historical facts may seem silly and trite to those of us who have been TRV practitioners for many years, but as time goes by, people forget what it took to bring this remarkable technology out of the confines of the military and into public awareness.
I thought I would write this article to set the record straight, and for the first time name the names and provide the dates of what happened and when. I don’t wish to bore you with a history lesson, but as more and more people make this or that claim about their expertise as remote viewers or instructors, its nice to know the true background.
About Remote Viewing History, PSI TECH & TRV:
PSI TECH is not only responsible for remote viewing’s entrance into the marketplace, PSI TECHcreated the remote viewing industry. Before 1995, the general public was not really aware that such a secret program even existed. You see, PSI TECH which was formed in 1989, was about to come out with a book, and this caught the attention of certain folks at the C.I.A who really didn’t want the public to think this stuff worked as well as it did. So what could they do to counter this? Go public and come out with their own story first. Lies wrapped around truths is the weapon of a proper disinformation campaign. If you want to create the proper spin, you hire the best P.R. firm in the country and make the story sexy and believable. Then you pepper it with doubt, and experts who skew the public’s opinion enough so its not taken too seriously. That’s exactly what happened, when Nightline’s Ted Koppel did its piece on the CIA’s version of remote viewing back in 1995.
PSI TECH kept plodding along, doing its corporate projects and training high level individuals in the skill. Certain aspects of the technology were never released to the public and many of PSI TECH’s project files remain classified to this day.
This historical report was compiled from documentation in the PSI TECH files. It has never been released publicly before because it reveals names and dates of the people and events involved in the story of remote viewing. To those of you who object to your name being presented here, I apologize, but the truth must prevail to conquer the many falsehoods that have succeeded in confusing the public. The cloud of confusion has given birth to many fraudulent claims of remote viewers and remote viewing itself. This Technology to too important to be lost because of misinformation. PSI TECH is committed to its mission to keep the science of remote viewing pure, so it is time to set the record straight again.
So here it is – “The true history of PSI TECH’s Technical Remote Viewing with the real names, events and dates.”
The Military Researches PSI phenomena and coins it “Remote Viewing”1970: The initial research program, called SCANATE [scan by coordinate] was funded by CIA. Remote viewing research began in 1972 at the Stanford Research Institute [SRI] in Menlo Park, CA. This work was conducted by Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff. The effort initially focused on a few “gifted individuals” such as New York artist Ingo Swann. Many of the SRI “empaths” were individuals who appeared to show potential. They were trained and taught in various test methods to use their talents for “psychic warfare.” The minimum accuracy needed by the clients was said to be 65%, and proponents of the program claim that in the later stages of the training effort, this accuracy level was “often exceeded.”
1976: General Edwin Thompson forms Detachment G, aka: project Grill Flame.
1977: INSCOM becomes operational as an Army Major Command (aka: MACOM.)
( The History Of The US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) )
1977: GONDOLA WISH was an Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (ACSI) Systems Exploitation Detachment (SED) effort to evaluate potential adversary applications of remote viewing.
1978: Building on GONDOLA WISH, an operational collection project was formalized under Army intelligence as GRILL FLAME located in buildings 2560 and 2561 at Fort Meade, MD, GRILL FLAME, (INSCOM “Detachment G”) consisted of soldiers and a few civilians who were believed to possess varying degrees of natural psychic ability.
1979: The SRI research program was integrated into GRILL FLAME and hundreds of psychic (aka: remote viewing) experiments were carried out.
1981: Brigadier General Albert Stubblebine, III departs as Commander of U.S. Army Laboratory Command (aka: LABCOM) to assume Command of INSCOM.
1982: CPT Edward Dames is briefed on the existence and mission of Detachment G and becomes one of their primary customers for his intel gathering.
- Dames is admonished by LTG. Odem (Army ASCI) for using RV to bust open Soviet Bio Weapons program.
1982: Ingo Swann discovers breakthrough RV protocols to support intelligence collection. (The set of protocols that are the backbone of PSI TECH’s Technical Remote Viewing.)
1983: The Gateway Course: As a general prerequisite to the program (also as a part of INSCOM’s enhanced human performance program) INSCOM sent PSI SPY recruits to the Monroe institute in Nellysford, Virginia for out of body indoctrination.
- This is the location where the Soviet Psychic Team happened upon during their search for the US PSI SPY project, missing the actual operational team. The Soviet team fingered (erroneously) Bob Monroe himself as the head of the program and began psychic probes of his mind.
Remote Viewing becomes a learnable skill and goes Operational in the Dept. of Defense1983: Ingo Swann contracted to train four US Army officers and one female civilian. Their names were: CPT. Tom McNear, CPT. Edward Dames, CPT. Paul Smith, CPT. Bill Ray, Charlene Cavanaugh (who later married Brigadier General James Shufelt, DIA.) (Only Dames & Smith continued to participate as remote viewers in the DIA’s RV unit – they later trained Mel Riley, Lyn Buchanan, Gabrielle Pettingell & Dave Morehouse.)
1984: General Stubblebine retires and Major General Harry E. Soyster takes over INSCOM.
- Edward Dames uses his newly learned RV techniques to access the Soviet Defense Council (he is later awarded a medal for this feat.)
1985: DIA takes control of PSI SPY unit from INSCOM. It is renamed CENTER LANE under the command of Dr. Jack Verona who was the DIA’s Scientific & Technical Intelligence Directorate. Verona covets the RV unit as his own hip pocket tool and does not read on other intelligence program directorates to the project.
1986: CPT. Dames is assigned as the RV unit’s “Training Officer.”
1987: The unit is tasked by the DIA to track down any SE Asia POWs in support of General Shufelt, who was reporting daily on special congressional hearings prompted by Ross Perot.
1988: CPT. Dames replaces Fred Atwater as the RV unit’s “Operations Officer.”
- Verona assigns Dale Graff as the administrative head of the RV unit. Graff recruits two DIA clerks to act as tarot card readers and channelers in the RV unit. They name their activities ERV (extended remote viewing.) The unit becomes split between the ERVers and the remote viewers.
Remote Viewing is ushered out of the military and into the private sector for safe keeping1989: Dames quits the RV unit and is reassigned to INSCOM.
- Dames founds PSI TECH and recruits the former and current remote viewers left in the RV unit as subcontractors. (Mel Riley, Paul Smith, Lyn Buchanan.)
1990: General Bert Stubblebine (now V.P. of Intelligence Systems at BDM Corp) is appointed Chairman of the Board of PSI TECH.
1991: (October) UN Team approaches PSI TECH for help in locating Iraqi Bio Weapons facilities.
( http://www.psitech.net/iraqproject.htm )
1991: Edward Dames retires from Army Military Intelligence as a Major.
1992: Dale Graff takes PSI TECH issue to DIA high council with intent to shut it down. Council won’t touch it with a ten foot pole. (Note: Consider the irony of team members being more valuable to National Security outside the service, than inside.)
1992: Ingo Swann acts as consultant to PSI TECH
- PSI TECH is commissioned by private funding to investigate the Crop Circle Phenomena.(http://www.psitech.net/projects/cropcircles/)
- PSI TECH relocates its headquarters from Maryland to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Col. John Alexander (then Information Director of Los Alamos Labs) becomes a consulting Director on PSI TECH Board of Directors.
1993: Courtney Brown is trained in TRV in PSI TECH’s first one week TRV training course. (Courtney later writes a book called Cosmic Voyage. He then changes the TRV protocols he had learned at PSI TECH and opens his Farsight Institute. There are many Farsight students’ spun off schools selling bastardized versions of RV.)
1994: Jim Schnabel (a former CIA Analyst) is trained at PSI TECH and later produces a documentary called “The Real X-Files” and a book called “Remote Viewers” (the book is not entirely accurate.)
1994: Dames and Joni Dourif become PSI TECH business partners. Dames is President, Dourif is Vice President. (They are also engaged to be married.)
1994: In Sept. PSI TECH relocates its headquarters to Dourif’s home town, Beverly Hills, California. PSI TECH continues to work government projects and private corporate contracts and also opens a nine day TRV training course in Beverly Hills training office.
1995: Major Dames becomes a regular guest on a popular all night talk radio show that brings much publicity to the topic of remote viewing.
1996: PSI TECH develops first videotape based TRV distance learning programs.
1999: Dames and Dourif relocate PSI TECH’s administrative offices to the Maui Technology Park in Hawaii.
2000: Dames and Dourif split up and Dames resigns from PSI TECH.
2000: PSI TECH strikes up partnership with Mind Tek Research (A spin off cell of the former giant ZYGON INTL.)
- PSI TECH moves administrative headquarters to Seattle Washington.
- ZYGON Founder, Inventor & Entrepreneur, Dane Spotts becomes PSI TECH’s CEO.
2001: PSI TECH begins construction on a think tank research facility in rural Hawaii.
- Dourif & Spotts get married.
2001: PSI TECH releases a new extensive accelerated learning TRV training on videotape format.
2002: PSI TECH opens TRVU, an innovative high tech online university offering the most detailed and advanced TRV training available.
2003: PSI TECH continues to work select projects with in house professional Technical Remote Viewers.
- Developing new advanced high tech hardware to facilitate TRV training in a semi-passive learning state.
- Developing Advanced techniques to apply in various high interest investment strategies.
- Working with Seattle based Research facility to assist in the development of cures for gene based inherited illnesses (i.e. Huntington’s Disease.)
- Preparing for move to Think Tank Research Facility in South Pacific.
What Happened to the rest?
- Many of the researchers have written books about remote viewing when it was still in its research phase.
- Dale Graff has written a PSI related book but he was never trained as a remote viewer.
- Joe McMoneagle was the main subject for their research prior to 1983 and he has written a number of books. He married Bob Monroe’s daughter and lives and teaches at the Monroe Institute in Nellysford, Virginia.
- Lyn Buchanan opened his own company called Problems> Solutions> Innovations in 1993.
- Courtney Brown opened the Farsight Institute in 1995 – (there are many Farsight spin offs as well.)
- Paul Smith opened RVIS, Inc (Remote Viewing Instruction Services) in 1997
- Paul Smith also helped found the International Remote Viewing Association in 1999.
- Gabrielle Pettingell died in an auto accident in 2002.
- Edward Dames sells a game called Mind Dazzle in partnership with a former PSI TECH student.
- Ingo Swann is still an artist and an author living in NYC.
Mr. W.D. is a 58 year old male who was first seen on April 10, 1996 for complaints of left leg pain, left foot numbness and weakness. He failed to respond to conservative treatment. CT on 4/11/96 scan revealed a soft tissue mass in the left lateral recess at the L4 level of the lumbar spine. MRI on 4/12/96 clearly showed an extruded disc fragment at the L4-5 disc level with cephalad migration to the left. The L5-S1 disc had a mild bulge.
4/18/96: Left L4-5 hemilaminotomy with microdiskectomy and excision of free fragments.
A disc bulge was palpated at L4-5 of mild to moderate degree. Since the MRI had clearly shown a superiorly migrated fragment, laminotomy was performed superiorly and several disc fragments were teased from the ventral surface of the dura. There were no fragments extending along the L5 root. The disc space was entered and only small pieces of disc material could be removed.
Mr. W.D. improved and returned to his home state with mild persistent weakness of dorsiflexion of his left foot and residual numbness. He was reinjured when falling from a Captain’s boat chair followed by a twisting injury when working in the engine compartment of his boat. Repeat MRI scanning with and without contrast agent showed scarring and extruded fragment at L4-5 and an increase in the bulge at L5-S1. His left leg pain had returned.
12/9/96: Left L4-5 hemilaminotomy, medial facetectomy, L5 neurolysis with removal of disk fragments. Left L5-S1 hemilaminotomy and microdiskectomy.
Considerable scar tissue was found as expected at the L5-S1 level with small fragments of disk embedded and extruded within the scar tissue. This required performing a medial facetectomy and foraminotomy to free the L5 root. At the L5-S1 level, which appeared to be transitional, a hard bulging disk was found. There were no other pertinent operative findings.
Post-operative course and inclusion of Remote Viewing:
Following surgery, his leg pain was completely relieved. He complained of back pain during the first post-operative week. This slowly led to fluctuating leg pain, left greater than right. Some days, he would be pain free. He remained afebrile and the incision remained intact and normal in appearance.
He was sent for physical therapy with heat, massage and ultrasound with minimal relief. Caudal epidural steroid blocks did not change his pain. On 1/11/97 he complained of bilateral anterior leg pain and bilateral calf pain. There was no evidence of deep vein thrombosis. Straight leg raising was negative.
For several years David Morehouse claims to have worked as a spy for the United States military. But David was no ordinary spy posted “behind enemy lines”. He says he worked as a “psychic spy”, using his special training in “remote viewing” to picture places that he had never visited. But with his unique powers he claims to have provided the US authorities with accurate and often highly sensitive information. Read the chat transcript below.
David Morehouse: Hello.
Simmo: Please could you give us a brief overview of what remote viewing is all about?
David Morehouse: The Department of Defence definition of a remote viewer is simply this: an individual selected and trained to transcend time and space to view persons places or things remote in time or space and to gather intelligence information on the same. That’s the military definition. The civilian definition doesn’t vary, only the applications of the phenomenon do.
Luke: Can anybody be a remote viewer? If not, how do you tell if you would be good at it?
David Morehouse: There are psychological profiles indicating certain propensities in people but essentially that propensity is a general openness and willingness to believe that there is something more than the physical dimension in our world.
Miriam: What is the most interesting thing that you have been able to remote view?
David Morehouse: The most interesting thing I can conclude from thousands of remote viewing sessions is simply this I have never seen God, Jesus, Mohammed or Buddha that we are not alone. But I can say this with absolute certainty that there are other worlds, civilisations and dimensions, both benevolent and malevolent and understanding that has been the most significant thing in my life.
Snoop: What did you think would be the reaction to your book?
David Morehouse: I had no idea.
Ian Hepworth: Why didn’t your book with Ed Dames go ahead?
David Morehouse: The book was not just with Ed Dames. The book was with Mel Riley, myself, Jim Mars and Ed Dames. Mel Riley and I refused to sign the releases on the book after we had seen Ed’s directives to Jim Mars that slowed the book down while it was being re-written to reflect a more truthful approach. When it was finished and in galley form the CIA moved in and cancelled the book at least that is how Jim Mars, Mel Riley and I understand it.
AndyB: Why is RV now becoming trendy?
David Morehouse: Because Psychic Warrior revealed the existence of a programme that was sequestered away in the DIA and CIA for twenty years. Others had written about remote viewing but nobody had given it the credibility of twenty years of intelligence applications.
Question: Will your film go ahead?
David Morehouse: Film? Sure the film pertaining to Psychic Warrior is still under development but it will go ahead. I have just sold the film rights to my third book titled The Deceivers.
Paul: David, in reference to your contact with Michael Foley, as described in Psychic warrior – what is your view on using RV to contact the ‘dead’?
David Morehouse: It can be done however, it is not a clinical or scientific approach it is purely experiential that is to say it is critically wrought with analytical overlay or to define AOL. It is wrought with imagination you never know when pure data stops and imagination takes over and vice versa.
Ian Hepworth: Did you ever meet Ingo Swann?
David Morehouse: Many times.
AndyB: How is your ET search going?
David Morehouse: What ET search?
AndyB: I was under the impression you were using RV to locate ET life forms?
David Morehouse: I’m not doing any extra-terrestrial research. You have me confused with Ed Dames.
Christine K: When you see things, are they vivid pictures and do you get shivers at the same time?
David Morehouse: In Co-ordinate Remote Viewing (CRV) images are much less vivid or lucid than they are in ERV (extended RV). I am predominantly using the hybrid form of CRV which is ERV. CRV is very structured and methodical ERV plays upon the baseline structure of CRV and departs from there into a much more esoteric data stream.
XRP: What is the most demanding situation that you have been in?
David Morehouse: Anything dealing with the death of another human being.
Mark Jones: I had understood remote viewing to be a talent a particular individual either had or didn’t. The fact that David teaches courses in the UK indicates that anyone can be taught the skills. If this is the case is there still a need for the huge spy satellite infrastructure designed to do just what remote viewing can do? Can a military set up a psychic “boot camp” and develop an army of ESPers as well as smart weapons?
David Morehouse: Whether to find a body for police or to view the destruction of Flight 803 over Lockerbie Scotland, death is a very disturbing thing emotionally and spiritually. For a RVer there is a cumulative effect in viewing such things. Mark I understand the direction of your question, however since when did spy satellites peer underground inside buildings or inside someone’s head? One collection methodology does not replace the other they work in cognisance with each other each, augmenting the other to form a more complete intelligence picture.
Chance: How do you find one of the courses that you run in RV?
David Morehouse: Contact Roy Farrell here in the UK email@example.com. We will be teaching here in the UK in Oct/ Nov as well as in Sweden, Denmark, Spain and Greece and the Caribbean and South Africa.
Bambino-Diablo: How did you learn of your talent for doing what you are doing now? Was it apparent what you were capable off at the inset? Or is it something that everyone is capable of if they have the right mental attitude?
David Morehouse: I have no talent. I have only the same ability that each of you have. Anyone can become a remote viewer. It is a latent ability in each of us. If you choose to you can exercise it.
Paul: From looking at The Larger Universe & The Farsight Institute websites, one would assume that RVing is of global importance for everyone. So why is it virtually ignored?
David Morehouse: Very good question. My version of why it is ignored is simply because there is so much infighting amongst the various RV factions. If all those who left the military service with this great gift joined together, we would be teaching the world. However petty infighting, greed and envy have bifurcated the effort and we are all teaching small groups and individuals.
AndyB: Are these courses open to anyone? Is there anyone you would refuse to teach?
David Morehouse: They are open to anyone. Here in the UK and in the European Theatre we are trying to keep the course costs to the bare minimum, around £300 however most of my former colleagues are charging thousands. In my opinion that is an effort to get as much as you can while you can.
AndyB: How long does it take to learn the basics of RV?
David Morehouse: The basic course is three days long. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
l5l: Do you have any psychic abilities other than RV?
David Morehouse: Nope, no more than anybody else has. Most women are highly intuitive they know things without knowing how or why they know them, we call that “women’s intuition” or “mother’s intuition”. Aside from my training in RV I could only wish I was as intuitive as most women.
AndyB: When will you start taking course bookings? Can I place mine now?
David Morehouse: Course bookings are going on constantly. If you are in the UK or Europe contact Roy Farrell. Even if you are not you can contact Roy and he will give you the details for the US and all other courses.
Bambino-Diablo: If RV is a skill that anyone has the ability to use, do you think that it would break down a lot of the boundaries that have prevented us as a race from getting on? Or do you think it could start a lot of problems for us?
David Morehouse: We are presently in the fourth turning of human societal evolution, the unravelling phase. Within fifteen to twenty years we will enter the destructive phase for the last 1500 years each destructive phase has brought us some cataclysmic or catastrophic event, usually global warfare on an ever increasing scale of lethality. To skew the effect of this fourth turning we must increase conscious awareness thereby creating a condition that will offset the lowest point of human societal evolution. If humanity can not understand this then we will cease to exist as a race. RV deals in truth and that will be the greatest gift any of us can have in the coming millennium and during the fourth turning.
Bambino-Diablo: With the global military interestest in RV, do you think that many of the battles will be fought with information though? Would there be any need for weapons of destruction?
David Morehouse: Read my book, Non-Lethal Weapons: War Without Death. I think it will shed some light on your questions.
Peter: David do you have a website? Can you tell us what your books are called and who publishes them please?
David Morehouse: Psychic Warrior is on St Martins Press or Michael Joseph in the UK, NLW is Praeger Press and The Deceivers and the Archivist are next out probably next year. The publisher has yet to be awarded, contract negotiations and bids are pending.
Esau: David, what do you want to do with your ability now that you have time?
David Morehouse: I don’t have the time, however I have the desire to give this gift to as many people as are willing to learn it.
AndyB: What do you see as the ultimate application of RV?
David Morehouse: Ultimately? I see 50 years from now great councils of people with this gift who will help decide the fate of all humanity. In the interim I see it used to augment current medical diagnostics abilities law enforcement investigative methodologies and a host of others.
AndyB: Won’t there be a divide between those who have learned RV and those that haven’t? If there is to be a great council that implies exclusion.
David Morehouse: You mean like whether you are Labour or Conservative? Or a Republican or a Democrat.
AndyB: I mean more like rich and poor. This would be the ultimate in “class division”.
David Morehouse: The beauty of RV it’s application and your ability to learn it aren’t predicated upon your ability to pay, your religious beliefs, or your political or any other persuasion. I don’t see it as the ultimate class division any more than I see your ability to learn something at Oxford or at a Junior college in the US as division of class. Learning is learning.
AndyB: Not if you are poor and want to go to Harvard or Oxford.
David Morehouse: You can sit back and wish you had, or to borrow a phrase, you can just do it.
AndyB: So you believe that the skill will be taught to all via some medium? Can you see it on the school curriculum? You think it will eventually be available free?
David Morehouse: I would hope that it would be free eventually. It should be offered as part of a college course of study in psychology or perhaps religion, despite the fact it is transparent to religious beliefs I believe in God. Where I draw the line at this juncture is with organised religion.
Donatello: Do you think RV has been around for centuries? Is there any evidence of this?
David Morehouse: Not centuries, millennia. And there are volumes written on the subject. Studying ancient Egypt will be a good place to start, or choose the path that supports Mel Riley’s beliefs – Native American cultures.
AndyB: Is there any possibility that you can see of viewing future or long-past events?
David Morehouse: The past is locked in the time-space continuum, however the future is a fleeting, flowing constantly moving issue that has literally an infinite number of variables constantly playing upon it. A trained RVer or natural psychic or anyone else who wants to play can see the future, however in the time it takes for you to explain what you saw, the event will have changed. It’s very difficult to see the future with any degree of accuracy.
AndyB: Could a nation who introduced widespread RV training now become more successful or powerful because of this?
David Morehouse: It’s an interesting question. The converse would be should nations sequester this gift as a weapon of war at worst or an intelligence collection tool at best? It sounds as if you’re asking me do I think this might fall into the wrong hands. My answer is that it already has.
AndyB: It’s in the wrong hands, the Americans have got it.
David Morehouse: So have the Brits, the Germans, the Czechs, the Chinese, the Russians and the Israelis. This was not ever solely an American endeavour, quite the contrary. As is typical with Americans on this subject, we are playing catch up.
Ian: Have you ever used RV in your personal life, anything you regret using it for? Bambino-Diablo: Do you ever hear or see things in the media and let curiosity get the better of you? Or do you only use RV when asked, or when necessary?
David Morehouse: To answer Ian and Diablo, there are three rules critical to the understanding and applicaiton of RV.
1. RV is not 100% accurate. Never has been, never will be despite the claims of former colleagues.
2. You can never trust a single RVer operating independently of others and therefore you cannot task yourself and expect credible and accurate results.
3. RV is not a stand-alone endeavour. It must always be used in consonance with other collection, research, investigative, and diagnostic endeavours. It is a synergistic approach to problem solving not a solo approach.
AndyB: Do you know of civilisations that existed before the Great Flood or Ice Age?
David Morehouse: No personal knowledge whatsoever.
AndyB: Does there come a point that you are going to tell us your reason for spreading the gift. Do you think that the world will benefit greatly from the dissemination of RV?
David Morehouse: As I said, RV promotes ones ability to discern truth for themselves. As I see it that is the greatest gift anyone can have in the deception of the coming millennium. I really appreciate everyone’s genuine interest. I hope I answered at least most of your questions to the best of my ability.
AndyB: Thanks a lot for coming by David. The chat transcript will be up on www.virgin.net soon for us all to view. That was fascinating. Thank you.
David Morehouse: If you are genuinely interested more please contact Roy Farrell via e-mail and I will try to answer (time permitting) in a more detailed venue.
AndyB: I hope to see you on the training course towards the end of the year. I’m sure many others here tonight will too.
The following speech was given by Major General Stubblebine, an important advocate of the military use of Psi and related techniques. This took place at the International Symposium on UFO Research Sponsored by the International Association for New Science Denver, Colorado, May 22-25, 1992.
(Introduction by Dr. Steven Greer of Gen. (Ret.) Stubblebine’s military career as Commanding officer of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), his efforts to study unusual human performance for the Army, his involvement as Chairman of the Board of Directors of PSI TECH, his association with TREAT and with Soviet Technology Transfer, etc.)
(Begins with casual remarks on “why a person like me is in a place like this talking to a group of people like you on a subject like wherever it is we are talking today; continues with casual jokes about rapturing the audience, ethnic jokes about Hittites “with a slight Japanese flavor” about kamikaze pilots on WW2, leading to the phrase, “Are you out of your f—— mind? That, ladies and gentlemen, is the title of this talk because what I plan to talk is remote viewing”).
So what is remote viewing? [From now on abbreviated as RV -ed.]
First of all, it is a very systematic, very controlled method of accessing information that is not normally available by any other source, that’s about fi~ll isn’t it? Accessible information that is not accessible by any other source. I told you, if you either did it or believe in it, you probably would be out of your mind because everyone knows that that is not a doable do, can’t do that, however, we can and we do, so first of all let me tell you a little bit about what remote viewing is. It is independent of time, OK? So I can go past, I can go present, I can go future. It is independent of location, so I can go anywhere on this earth, I can go into any closet, I can go into any mind, I can access that information at any location that I choose. It is independent of space, therefore, I can access that information any place in on the planet or off of it if I choose; and it is independent of countermeasures, I believe I put a caveat on the last one, not a caveat on the first, small caveat on the last one because all of the research has not been done at this stage on the counter measures.
There are indications that some counter measures are possible, we have bumped on indications of counter measures but that piece of research has not been done at this stage of the game, so I believe it is independent of most counter measures, I am not totally convinced that is independent of all countermeasures. What is remote viewing not, if I can screw my English there? What will RV not do, OK? Well, first of all, it is not a panacea, it is not a end-all to all end-alls, it provides threads, it provides ideas, it provides detailed information, but it should not, we do not and should not be used as an absolute panacea, an absolute truth; it needs to be, that information that’s gleaned from the RV set needs to be taken and co-related with all other information that you know in order to make the picture that you then makes decisions and recommendations from there is a lot of differences between using it as an end-all and using it as a tool, as a tool to provide you information that you- cannot get in other ways and to make sense of the picture that you think, there is a lot of difference between using it as gospel and using it as a tool to be integrated with the rest of the tools that are available.
What is it not? It does not – not at this stage of the game, do numbers well nor does it do words well or letters well. For instance, I could not go in and read a report that is in somebody’s safe, I might be able to get the essence of that report but I could not read it, I can get sensings of it but I cannot at this stage of the game go in and do the reading, and numbers or particular hard letters are hard, OK?
What is it not? It is not a tool to be used by the callous or the undisciplined or those people who have for want of another word or another thought, let me call it an evil intent and I know that word has all kinds of ramifications, but it is tool that is to be used to help, not a tool that is to be used for illicit purposes, so that gives you a little bit of an idea of what it can do and what it can’t do. I frequently get the question what is the difference between RV and natural or personal psychic abilities, I get that question very frequently from people who don’t understand when they listen to the words that I am talking about, so they say, ah! but I know a psychic who does, so they say what is the difference between what you do in a RV sense and what they do in a pure natural, psychic fashion or manner?
There are a couple of differences and the first one is the training- The training for our viewers in a one year, six- stage training course, one year six stages, OK? so there is an incredible amount of very carefully monitored, very carefully metered very carefully controlled process that is taught to all of our remote viewers, and as Steven (Greer–ed.) indicated, I am the Chairman of the Board of this company called PSI TECH and we have six remote viewers, all of whom have been through the one year training as well as a lot of experience of doing RV itself, each one of those is a very well trained, very controlled person, very highly disciplined individual- Sometime ago when we had the draft, we haven’t had the draft in the Army for a long period of time, but at one time the Pentagon was considering the kind of people it ought to draft, the ones that would really make good soldiers, and the conclusion was that they should be married, and somebody said, I understand, very simple, they learn how to take orders. Well, yes, true of the people who do the RV, they must be willing to follow the instructions, the sort of programming, the methodology that is used.
The second major discipline in all of this is that there is a very carefully established protocol or methodology through which and by which remote viewers are actually given their task and how they do both their RV as well as their reporting, so there is an incredibly tight protocol established to make sure that the information that we are getting out of the data bank–and let me throw out a theorem, that there is a huge data bank that exists out there that can be accessed, OK? there is a huge bank out there, all you got to do is go access it, who can access it? Anybody, anybody can access that data bank, alright, these remote viewers did not have any special psychic abilities before we select to training, they didn’t, OK? they were just like you and I, or almost, but pretty close, they were just straight normal people who we trained to do this process.
Incidentally, how many people in this audience either think they are, or believe they are or play at being a psychic, or do psychic channeling, readings or anything (It seems that first there is only a small show of hands that grows at Stubblebine’s urging–ed.) The difference between the two is first of all the training, second the controlled mechanisms in which we handle our remote viewers. Now let me kind of walk you through a typical problem to give you some sense of how it occurs. Lets assume an air plane crash, its relatively easy task to do, all we do is we take three of our viewers and we will tell those three viewers as much information about the crash as we know, a) it was an air plane, b) it was Pan-Am, c) it was flying over wherever, Colorado, and it was at such and such a time and it disappeared, and no one knows where it went, OK? What happened? The other three, now, we don’t do that, all we do with the other three is we give them a controlled coordinate, incidentally the controlled coordinate is not the coordinate of the plane crash site because we don’t know where that is, it is nothing more than a control for the controller of the exercise to measure that all of the remote viewers are on the same sheet of music.
Each of the viewers now goes in and independently does his or her thing–incidentally all of our viewers right now are males, however, I have had female viewers and so that’s not, how do I express it? Right now we are very sexist, we have all males, however, that is not a bar to do RV, as a matter of fact women do very, very well as long as we can get them to the controlled protocol. I will tell you that one who we tried to train who was already a natural psychic, did not work well because the natural psychic ability kept overriding the control mechanisms and therefore we were having trouble making sure that everything stayed within the discipline and within the control box. The all six then go off independently and do their thing, and when they come back, they write out their report and provide each of the six reports to the controller, the controller now takes the six reports and begins to analyze the reports to see where the similarities and where the differences are, and from that, you then decide, or the controller decides whether you need to send that viewer back into session again for additional detail. For instance, and it frequently happens that one viewer will get a tail number or an indication of a tail number, you know, I told you numbers are hard but the tail numbers are relatively large numbers and so sometimes you can get an indication of the tail number; the second one will get you a crash site that is on top of a mountain or a third of the way down the mountain; another one may get you a piece of a coordinate or get you a coordinate, know exactly where that is, another one will get you that everybody is dead or most are dead but some are still alive, so you get different essences out of the six remote viewers.
Incidentally the remote viewers do not have to be on a single location, and most of ours are not, many are in the larger Washington metropolitan area, but one of them is in Minnesota and another one is out in Kansas, so they do not need to be co-located when they are doing their work. Each session incidentally is about a 45 minute session, we find that you go much beyond 45 minutes and you are beginning to run into lapses or a lapse in the energy field and you begin to slip off the quality of the information, so we try to limit the sessions to about 45 minutes. After the controller has taken a look at each one of the reports, he then decides on what additional work needs to be done, do you send it back to get additional data or you are satisfied with what you got, you have enough now that you can go out and write a report for the individual or the company that paid you to do the RV to begin with, so that gives you at least a sense of how one of these projects would work.
Let me talk now about some examples. I mentioned that you can go into the past or you can go into the future. Tomorrow, I believe, you get two sessions, one is with Scott Jones who I believe is going to talk about Tunguska, which was a project that PSI TECH did, and obviously, the event in Tunguska happened way in the past; you also will also heard from Dr. Laibow, she is not talking about her project, but PSI TECH did a project for her and for TREAT on the Phobos-2 probe, that information was quite revealing incidentally; however, we have not released any of it at this stage of the game because we are working with the Soviets and trying to get confirmation from the Soviet system as to the accuracy of the PSI TECH RV report-so that we can get some co-relation as to the quality of project, a) that large and b) that complex. So incidentally the Phobos-2 probe disappeared off of Soviet radar screen just suddenly, it was operating and suddenly it wasn’t, and so there was a lot of curiosity about what occurred, and there has been a lot of speculation as to what really occurred to the craft, and if the remote viewers are correct, it will be a quite a revelation when we finally get the confirmation that we think is available out of the Soviet Union.
In any event, those two are projects of the past, let me now talk about projects that were of the future, that are no longer of the future, but they were at the time that they were done. One was a very large corporation here in the United States wanted to know what the power source was going to be on the lunar station on the moon when it finally got there, and we said, that sounds like an interesting project, so we took a look at that. Now that had a couple of components, one was what was going to be the power source, and also there was an indication that they wanted to mine the rock on the moon, the lunar rock, in order to extract both the hydrogen and oxygen, you combine the two you get water which you can drink, but you also get energy which you can use for an energy source, but you also get oxygen which you can breath, so it sounded kind of neat. However, when we looked at it, that’s not what we found, what we found was a small, portable existing nuclear reactor, OK? That sounded neat because it was already here, it existed on this earth, there was one problem with it, it wasn’t in the United States, as a matter of fact it was in the Soviet Union, and everybody said, oh my goodness gracious, that can’t possibly be, as a matter of fact the client in this case said, I didn’t want to hear that answer, OK? I really didn’t want to hear that, besides I can’t get to that reactor anyway because the Soviet is still a closed system, OK?
Well, I don’t know whether you have been reading the newspapers lately, but there is or has been in the newspapers a system, a Soviet system called TOPAZ, and TOPAZ, the United States just bought or just arranged to buy, I don’t think its gotten here yet but it arranged to get it here, and it is a small portable existing nuclear reactor that is suitable for space, OK? and that work was done for this corporation about three years before, two and a half years earlier, so the work was done but it was done for a future event, and in essence at least part of that future event appears to have taken place…
The lunar exploration is actually up there and operating and that’s the system they have, I can’t (do anything about it?) because we haven’t got there yet, that’s what the indicators are. The second kind of interesting project dealt with again a very large U.S. corporation that had extensive interest in the price of oil in the Middle East and what would be the impact of what was going on in the Middle East and what it would be like after it was over; in other words, they really were interested in after the dust settled over in that part of the world, what was the situation going to be so that this corporation could make up its mind how it wanted to posture itself vis-a-vis the then time frame, now the time frame was August 1990 and that was during Desert Shield, not desert Storm but desert Shield. The project was to look inside (Saddam) Hussein’s head and find out what he was thinking and where he was going and what he was going to do, now this was ahead of time, I want you to know this was before Desert Storm, this was Desert Shield, alright? The attempts, in spite of two assassination attempts he would still be there and he would still be in charge, OK? Well, one of those assassination attempts has been verified, I’ve never seen any intelligence or information or corroboration about the second assassination attempt, I know that one was attempted, OK? He obviously is still alive. The second piece of that not asked for, but clearly indicated as picked up by the viewers as they looked at it, was a huge oil fire, huge oil conflagration. Well that’s kind of interesting because that obviously also occurred.
Now let me get back to the sort of the psychics versus the remote viewers because I don’t admit this and God and this is on tape too, Jesus Oh Boy! I am not a trained remote viewer, I am not a natural psychic, OK? However, I do get, I am highly visual and I do get lots of interesting images; about two months before the fires actually occurred in the Middle East, before Hussein actually set fire to the oil wells. I had seen an incredibly dramatic image; and it was of a huge fire; now the fire, I can see this incredible set of black smoke and I could see vertically what to be sticks, you know, I could see the base of, and I concluded that is was a forest fire, OK? and so i took it out of Kuwait and I moved it somewhere else in the world because there are no trees in Kuwait to have a forest fire with, you know, logic tells you that there are no trees, therefore you cannot have a forest fire, therefore, it cannot be Kuwait, boom, all right? Wrong! Wrong! The minutes those pictures came on TV I knew instantaneously that that’s what I had seen, and what I had missed were the trees with oil rigs, OK?
Now, what happens in that case is analytic overlay, and it is part of the protocol to remove that overlay from remote viewers so that you don’t get that misconclusion or that misdirection, it is precisely what we do in the controlled process, protocol that extracts the overlay away from the experience of the individuals See, my experience says if you got stick you got trees – got trees you got forest fires, if you got forest fires you are not in Kuwait right? Boom! See the logic? All of that was overlay that I put there myself, now we don’t allow that with our remote viewers and we do have a protocol that stops that dead in its tracks and removes that overlay do that we don’t get the experiential piece in there, we get access to the data is in the data base to bring it back and give it pure, that’s the system and that’s the primary difference between the sort of the pure psychic and what we believe to be the remote viewers, or our trained remote viewers. (Jokes about onions with long ears that occasionally bring tears to your eyes) That really is the neat part about remote viewing because occasionally you get right on the money, so much so that bring tears to your eyes if you are right there, that’s kind of the essence of the difference between those two elements.
Let me talk to you about where you might take this kind of a tool and do something with it, and again I am not sure I want to be on tape for this. We have looked at Mars, we have looked at UFOs, we spent some time looking at Mars, tomorrow I believe that you are going to hear a presentation on the Mars phenomena, and if I am correct, that you will be told that there are structures on the surface of Mars. I will tell you for the record that there are structures underneath the surface of Mars that cannot be seen by the Voyager cameras that went by in 1976, which is what you are going to hear tomorrow; I will also tell you that there are machines on the surface of Mars and there are machines under the surface of Mars that you can look at, you can find out in detail, you can see what they are, where they are, who they are and a lot of detail about them.
Now, you can do that through RV and I defy any sensor anywhere in this world today that can do that kind of analysis or give you those kinds of leads, it just doesn’t exist today. Now, someday we will put a Mars station, someday we will go there, someday we will see all of this, someday we will find it, but today you do not have any capability to verify what I am saying so I can I say it, which makes it nice. As far as the UFOs are concerned, they can be accessed, they can be tracked, we have looked at the propulsion system for them, that’s not a hard job, you can track them back to where they come from, whether they come from a place here on this planet or whether they come from a place on another planet, they are trackable and you can take a look inside as well as outside, so again it is a tool that is available to be used for the UFO research and I guess, I guess that’s the reason that I am standing on this platform in spite of my misgivings and feeling a little bit nervous like a tree on a Lassie program.
Last but not least, let me explore the fact that this technology has not been proven in terms of a Mars or a UFO kind of a tool, I will tell you, however, though, because one of the things which I am sure is going through everybody’s mind is what is the statistical success rate if you will, how good are you, how good are your remote viewers, where do they stand. Are they 50-50, because I can flip a coin and do that; are they at 51 versus 49, because if they are that’s better than the flip of a coin. I will tell you that its better than a B-plus, better than a B-plus, now for all of you who remember, I had trouble remembering that far back to High School, it was about 200 years ago, but if my recollection is correct, B-plus was about 85 or better. If you do it properly and begin to take the project, get the large overview, take it down like a telescopic lens to the next layer, take it down to the next telescopic lens cut out into the next layer and keep going down until you are down to the nuts and bolts, that number can go as high as 95 percent success rate, it is a phenomenal tool, it is a phenomenal tool. We have failures, yeah, we have some, not often but we do, occasionally you get noise, you get an override of some sort, and that’s why I said I am not sure about all of the counter measures at this stage of the game, OK?
(He then answered questions from the audience).
(Question from audience on further details about PSI TECH’s protocols)
OK, let me answer the last one first, the protocol was developed by Ingo Swann who is himself a natural psychic, and he has patented the protocol, that’s first and foremost; the second, where we get the errors, the errors appear to come out of interference, now what is interference? Interference appears to be some counter measure of some sort, so there appears to be some areas that we are having trouble accessing, it appears that when you have trouble accessing them that there is a wall that has been built up, I don’t know, I guess I’d call it a psychic wall of some sort. (Audience interjects comment) You get, you sort of bang up against a wall, you go bonk. I have just been reminded that the president of PSI TECH and is himself a remote viewer, but he doesn’t do much, he acts more as the control.
(Question about mental state of the viewers)
Completely passive, totally passive obviously is a state of mind, the individual state of mind, heavily Theta, for those of you who understand brain waves, its a Theta brain wave state of mind that they are in, we’ve actually measured some of them and they are very heavy in the Theta brain wave arena, but it is totally passive as far as I can tell, there is no active instrument other than the mind that is accessing the information.
(Question on to what extent are major governments using RV)
I haven’t the foggiest freaking ass idea (laughter). You did see foreign governments, that’s what I thought you said. (Questioner clarifies he said major governments). Rule one, I will not talk about anything that preceded my retirement, OK? excuse me, I will not talk about anything that preceded my retirement that is classified, that’s a better way of expressing it, so anybody that and I have been asked that question over and over and over and over again, I made an oath, I have no intention of breaking that oath. Now, let’s talk about foreign governments because that’s a different story. The Soviets have been doing RV, they call it extra-sense, they have been doing that for years, at one time the Soviet budget, the second highest part of the Soviet budget was in paranormal, parapsychological experts that’s not true today but that was true probably six years ago. at least six years ago, that was a true statement, so the second highest right behind the defense budget was the money for the parapsychologcial/paranormal work, so if there is anybody who doesn’t believe that the Soviets have been playing in that business, does not understand what they are doing. We have been in contact, and as a matter of fact to my knowledge, we had on the platform at TREAT-IV in Atlanta, we had on the platform simultaneously the president of PSI TECH and the president of a Soviet enterprise, civilian enterprise headed by Ivan Sokolov, who does the same thing in the Soviet Union, I think that’s a first, OK? And what we are trying to do together is to devise a project that will use the capabilities of both organizations, and the one we are focusing on right at the moment is finding and cleaning up the environmental hazards so that we begin to work on some of the incredible environmental problems that exist in the Soviet Union, so we picked the environment, its benign, it doesn’t get this country upset or this government upset, it doesn’t get their government upset, its something that needs to be done and so we try to pick something that its an absolutely benign topic so that everyone can support it forward, I don’t know if that answers all of your questions, but it gives you a little bit of a ramble. Yes, ma’am.
(Question on UFOs).
We got ten years of data that’s stacked up, that we kept in the closet for many of the same reasons that a lot of, well, there are people who are just barely now holding up there hands and saying, yes, I think I believe in one those, at least publicly, there is about ten years of data that we got stacked up on the UFO phenomenon, that’s the good news; the bad news is that its not all in the kind of order that it needs to be, so it needs to be gone through it, sort it, begin to analyze it, the problem with that of course it costs money and money doesn’t grow everywhere for such projects, so somebody’s got to be interested in doing that but a lot of it exists, yes?
(Question on sunspots’ interference with RV)
I don’t know, he wants to know whether sunspots would impact or affect the ability of the remote viewer to do the RV job, the reason I hesitate is because I never even thought about it, now what I have thought about or those areas where we begin to get what appear to be interference and appear to be counter measures and trying to sort that set out and make sense of it. Now, what I haven’t thought about it is whether that was a natural occurring phenomena or an intentionally on someone else’s part who is in fact trying to interfere or in effect jam our own ability to access, so the answer is I don’t know, it would be a very nice research project.
(Question about your agency, which he reacts to, PSI TECH)
Yes, we can talk about that. (Whether PSI TECH has been contacted to work on counter measures) No.
(Question on tracking of UFOs)
(Question about a rumor circulating on the Roswell crash).
No, stop that, please stop that rumor, first of all PSI TECH’s president has not looked at Roswell, OK? He has not looked at Roswell, now there was a thought that he would like to, and that has been blown from the thought that I’d like to look at it to the thought that, you know, and he went uuuuuuh, out of sight, I mean, it followed a UFO cunre, OK, so kill that rumor. Way back in the corner.
(Question on Mars machinery).
Its moving, the machinery is moving, so I don’t know, if its from a leftover civilization its got a long-live battery, its better than any of the dolls we put out on Christmas, I tell you, OK?
(Question on more of the same).
Yeah, its a structure, that’s what I say, there are structures on the surface, and incidentally I don’t want to take thunder away from anyone tomorrow, because you are going to get a chit-chat about that tomorrow and I don’t want to trail on somebody else’s toes, all I that I am saying is that there are structures on top, there are structures underneath, there are machines on top ahhhh I got a UFO!!! (Laughter) Zooong and another alien hits the dust. OK, we need to warp this in short order.
(Question on whether viewers need to be in trance).
All the viewers that we chosen so far are known quantities, there are all people that I know personally, and that’s very important because it goes back to that pitch that I made or that notion that I made on what RV was not in the beginning, and I cannot afford to have anybody that does not have absolute total integrity and absolute total that I can totally trust, so I demand total integrity, totally integrative person, because I don’t want this thing done in a way that will in any shape, form or fashion be construed as being outside the limits of normal conduct, so they are chosen very carefully. The second thing is, do they go into a trance? Well, I think mentioned we measured some of them and they are in a Theta brain wave state. OK, one more.
(Question on crop circles).
No, only because, you know, we are a for profit organization, PSI TECH is a for profit organization, OK? And if somebody would like to have the crop circles looked at, we would be more than happy to look at crop circles. Now there has been some very casual looking, you know, just to kind of test what it was and what was going on, and so there is some minor information, but we have not really done that as a process. OK, let me say in conclusion, I think I want to turn that tape back there because I am not sure that I want any of this on tape. (End of tape)
In 1992 I attended the TREAT conference in Atlanta, Georgia, organised by psychiatrist and UFO abduction researcher Rima Laibow. One of the speakers was a new name to me, and to nearly all of the 200 attendees – Major Edward Dames, recently retired from the U.S. Army.
Dames stunned the crowd with what struck me as a preposterous tale, even in the context of the dozen other presentations dealing with such arcane topics as the UFO abduction claims. He spoke about a psychic skill called remote viewing, developed in secrecy at the Stanford Research Institute, and then applied by teams of military “viewers” on a systematic basis to gain information about operational targets of great interest to the American intelligence community. Remote viewing, said Dames, was a latent ability common to the human species, but it required long and demanding training.
Another name unfamiliar to me was invoked several times during this presentation, by way of singling out the central figure in the development of remote viewing. Later, I got the spelling right: Ingo Swann.
Upon returning from Atlanta, I called a friend who has spent decades in parapsychology, including laboratory work. “Psychic phenomena” was a subject of only passing interest to me. I was unread and untutored, and didn’t really care that much about it in the first place. But I wanted to run the Dames story by my learned friend, and fully expected him to draw on his fund of special knowledge and dismiss “remote viewing” as arrant nonsense. To my great surprise, he said that such a skill does indeed appear to exist, and has been replicated at various laboratories over the years. He was unaware of the military programme, but knew through the parapsychological grapevine about the work done at SRI, presumably under CIA sponsorship.
With this sobering confirmation in hand, I wondered out loud why this skill had not been followed up. Where was the parapsychological community? Where was the scientific community at large? The response was an exercise in studied diffidence. Yes, this seemed to be real ESP. But there were many other examples, and researchers had no funding, and all positive findings in the field were instantly attacked by the organised sceptics, and the press always misrepresented the work, and who cares, anyhow? This was my introduction to the mind-set of academic parapsychologists – diligent researchers but beaten down by an unthinking skeptical culture to the point where they avoid the most dramatic evidential results, and instead hide behind clouds of statistics.
Several months after this conversation I was invited to an afternoon at the summer place of a prominent Manhattan psychiatrist with a long-standing interest in the paranormal. The guest of honour was none other than this mysterious fellow, Ingo Swann. I listened to his rather short talk, and then introduced myself over cocktails. That was the beginning of a deep friendship, and a pivotal point in my life.
By 1994 I had done enough reading on remote viewing, interspersed with discussions with Swann, to persuade me to take the plunge. Swann was not teaching, and said he would never teach again, having had enough of that at SRI, among other vaguely proffered reasons. So I signed up with Ed Dames, who at the time was the only source of instruction using the Swann protocols. Also, I knew Dames had been trained by Swann, which gave me some confidence that I would have a tutorial pipeline back to the exhaustive research and development my tax money had paid for. Nor did Swann try to dissuade me when I announced my intentions.
Two weeks before I was to depart for Albuquerque, Swann called. “I’ve decided to teach a fellow named Jim Schnabel, and I can teach two about as easily as just one, and you are welcome, if you want.”
This was one of those offers one can’t refuse. I cancelled my appointment with Ed Dames, who was upset but gentlemanly about it. And I learned that Schnabel had also signed up with Dames, but cancelled when Swann made him the offer of instruction.
As Swann explained the situation to me, Schnabel was a journalist who wanted to write a book about remote viewing. Schnabel had obviously done his homework on the topic, and had already interviewed most of the “names” in the open literature, but Swann told him that the only way to understand remote viewing, particularly if the goal was to write a competent book about it, was to learn the skill. That is why Schnabel had signed on with Dames. Then Swann got to ruminating about it, and decided that perhaps the writer of the definitive book on remote viewing ought to be taught by the original “armchair traveller,” as Targ and Puthoff had whimsically dubbed him during the epochal early research at SRI.
That’s what I knew about Jim Schnabel when I rang the doorbell at Swann’s lower-Manhattan townhouse in the early morning hours on Day One. My main concerns were this thing called remote viewing, the 12 days of instruction that loomed ahead, and the seeming impossibility of accomplishing the goal.
My partner turned out to be about half my age, with dark hair arranged in deliberately informal style, skin fair and smooth like a child’s, and a bit of pink in the cheeks making him appear much younger than his 30 years. His manner was reserved to the point of reticence, and there was an air of unease or even evasiveness about him. He had the disconcerting habit of rarely looking you in the eye during conversation, preferring to stare at his shoes. But he seemed to have a keen mind, the ability to express ideas precisely, and a sporadically evinced but genuine sense of humour.
The days of training that followed were long, intense ordeals. I came to appreciate Schnabel’s reserve, because a more emotional person might well have caused a serious problem in the pressure cooker of Swann’s Academy.
Generally, we shared at least the mid-day meal, and there was plenty of time between training sessions when the three of us would talk. Despite the ample opportunity, I learned little about Jim Schnabel. He had a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and had worked for a firm developing electronic devices for aviation applications, until it went out of business. This seems to have been the only “real” job he had had since graduation from college. He had written two books on paranormal topics, one on UFO abductions, the other on crop circles. He was enrolled at a university in England and was hoping to get a doctorate in the sociology of science. Much of his spare time at Swann’s was spent on the telephone – to England, he confided – and on occasion he would receive a call from England. It was hinted that most of the transatlantic telephoning had to do with a lady friend.
Other sources told me that Schnabel had worked for the CIA while in England. I didn’t raise that, it seeming to be not the sort of question a gentleman would ask of another gentleman, and I only raise it here because other parties confronted him with this and in response he freely acknowledged his employment with that “firm”, though he says it was long ago and far away. I would imagine there was nothing sinister about this, just the sort of thing many temporarily expatriate Americans are asked by their country to do from time to time, which is to report on activities of other Americans that might warrant a closer look. Which of us, if asked, wouldn’t do the same?
Swann’s curriculum began with two 12-hour days of extraordinarily intense drilling on the theory of remote viewing. We learned about the difference between automatic and autonomic, what a limin is, and what it is not. This came in fairly short doses, usually 30 to 45 minutes in duration, often accompanied by overhead projector “slides” that still had the dust of Menlo Park on them. Then we would be asked to write a short essay on what we had just learned, or tried to learn. Then on to another topic. And so on for two very wearying days.
The object was to teach us the theory of remote viewing, along with all the carefully recorded details of how it works, per the many years of research at SRI, in order to help collapse the cultural barriers that almost force us to reject the very possibility that something like remote viewing exists or can be done by mere mortals. We even had homework. This consisted of reading various technical papers, none of them dealing directly with remote viewing or any other “psychic” topic, but all of them pertinent to, and supportive of, the theory of remote viewing as developed at SRI and now taught to us by Swann.
With this out of the way, we began remote viewing. Swann uses only geographical coordinates (latitudes and longitudes), and for our course stuck entirely to geographical locations or structures. There were no events in the list of targets, just sites. Both Schnabel and I progressed at about the same pace, which is to say that we made no progress at all the first day or two, while we made repeated attempts to produce an ideogram in response to the infinitely patient droning of North and South and East and West from Swann’s end of the long table where we worked.
The sites, like the teaching slides we had seen earlier, were originals from SRI. Manila folders contained colour photos of each site, together with worksheets from previous students who used the same coordinates. The outer face of the folder showed only a latitude and longitude, and a notation about the “phase” level the particular site was meant to evoke in the trainee. When Swann left SRI, he had been given the folders, numbering no less than 2,600! On occasion Schnabel and I peeked at the work done by our predecessors, partly to judge their results against ours, and partly for the titillation of seeing some very interesting names, some of whom have no publicly known connection with remote viewing.
At some magic moment, one of us (I can’t recall which) finally let it happen, and produced a real ideogram. Whether from morphogenetic resonance or just practice I can’t say, but from that point forward both Schnabel and I were doing well. We were taken through various stages, patiently and systematically, as our “preconscious processing” got more sensitive and productive of correct data about the site. I especially remember one session that Schnabel did that astonished me and also brought out more than a bit of jealousy. The coordinate was that of a platform many miles off the east coast of the US, where the Air Force had a radar station. Schnabel made a beautifully precise sketch of the place, the platform, the sea around it, the large plastic balls enclosing the radar antennas, and, to make things better (for him), he had a little something hanging off the side of the platform that looked mighty like a small crane. When Swann showed us the feedback photo, there it all was – including the crane!
Schnabel was something of a whiner. He was forever arguing with Swann about this or that. Usually this amounted to nothing. But once Schnabel complained in the midst of a session that Swann was “leading” him.
Often during the initial phases of our training Swann would give us instant feedback on individual statements we would make, but only to the extent that what we had said or written was “correct”, “incorrect”, or “can’t feed back” in those instances where even though he knew what the site was, he could not say if a particular statement made by the viewer was correct or not. In later phases of training, we worked almost entirely in silence.
Schnabel’s complaint about being “led” evoked the only really heated exchange between the two that I observed during the entire programme. (I can attest that Swann had not been leading Schnabel.) I was resting on a couch nearby, in a reverie, and only half-listening to the action at the table, until things got loud. It was one hell of an exchange, with Swann refusing to budge, and telling Schnabel that he never, but never, led a student, and that Schnabel would either apologise or pack his bags. Schnabel wasn’t the least bit resilient, instead giving Swann what-for, but eventually he backed off. Incredibly, after all this, they simply continued the session, with a very good remote viewing job done by Schnabel on the target.
I have already hinted that Schnabel is not an easy man to draw out or to talk to about other than business matters. But I am much the same sort, and so is Swann. So it was a surprise when, after one particularly good session, with all of us wondering out loud about this marvel called remote viewing, that Schnabel spoke to me in a rare moment in which the wall of reserve broke down. He said that he had spent so much of his life studying anomalies, or alleged anomalies (like the crop circles and the UFO abductions about which he had written entire books) and that everywhere he looked, he discovered bunk and nonsense. “But this, this is real. This is amazing!” he said, staring me straight in the eye.
At the end of each day we were required to write summaries of what we had done, listing the sites that were remote viewed and our personal evaluations of how well we did. Those self-critiques, together with the work sheets, are stored in Swann’s files. As the course progressed, both Schnabel and I continued to add our personal appreciations to what was obvious from the work sheets.
On the evening of the tenth day of training, Swann unwrapped blocks of modelling clay and announced nonchalantly that our task for the following day would be to make a clay model of a site. This struck us as an absurd leap for a pair of neophytes. But the next day came, and I was as usual the first man at the table, Schnabel preferring to sleep late in Swann’s penthouse, while Swann and I ate breakfast at a local diner and then returned to begin work. With this routine, I would be nearly finished by the time we heard Schnabel bounding down five storeys of metal stairway to the basement workshop. The whole building would shake as he struck the steps, leaping over four or five at a time. Then he would creep, silent-Indian-like, down the remaining flight, in order not to disturb us.
Starting with nothing other than a latitude and a longitude, I constructed out of clay a fairly accurate three-dimensional model of a temple located somewhere in southeast Asia. The very unusual carved concentric designs on the temple spires are clearly depicted in the model. I am very proud of that, and Swann, to whose credit all this really redounds, has expressed himself as equally proud. He keeps the model handy, and shows it from time to time to persons who inquire about remote viewing.
Schnabel took over the table after I had cleaned up my mess. About an hour and a half later he had produced a clay model, with necessary cardboard appurtenances, that was a dead ringer for the dam at Lake Victoria. This includes the unique spillway, and the roads on either side of the dam, as well as the lake behind it and the river into which the dammed waters flow. A superb job, and a job that thrilled all of us, mainly Jim Schnabel, the very accomplished remote viewer.
That was the last time I saw Jim Schnabel. I had finished 11 days out of the agreed-upon 12, but was called away on business. Schnabel stayed for day 12, which consisted of doing one more clay model. This was of a unique building in the American Southwest, and again he proved unambiguously the power of remote viewing. These three clay models, mine and Schnabel’s two, stand as an unanswerable argument on behalf of remote viewing.
After we parted company, Schnabel and I stayed in touch for about nine months by way of sporadic telephone conversations. Shortly after finishing the Swann course, he visited Major Dames and took three days of training. His purpose was to learn anything new that he could, and also to compare the methods used by Dames with those he had been taught by Swann. Ultimately, Schnabel was preparing for his Great Book on remote viewing.
It was an enthusiastic Jim Schnabel who called to tell me about his three days with Dames. Yes, Dames used random-number coordinates instead of geographic coordinates. Yes, oddly, amazingly, that seemed to work. He described two or three targets that Dames had given him, and his success with them. Dames was definitely doing some things a lot differently from what we had seen at the hand of Swann, but the bottom line was that Schnabel came away favourably impressed. Parenthetically, Jim Schnabel is certainly the only person ever to have been taught by both Swann and Dames, and is just as certainly the only person who will ever be able to claim that accomplishment.
At the time Swann decided to cooperate with Schnabel, there was every reason to believe that Schnabel was a very competent writer. He had already produced two books, Round In Circles in 1993, and Dark White in 1994. In addition to that, he had written for learned journals, such as Science, Technology, and Human Values, the journal of the Society for Social Studies of Science. He was also published in periodicals of repute, such as the Washington Post, the Independent, New Scientist, Science, the Observer, and the Economist.
Swann had been warned that Schnabel was a die-hard skeptic, that his closest associates were to be found in the ranks of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), and that his true motive was to ridicule remote viewing, as he had ridiculed the claims for the paranormal provenance of crop circles in Round In Circles, and the claims for the anomalous nature of the UFO abduction reports in Dark White.
Both books are marked by a highly literate style, breezy, urbane, easy to read even when fairly difficult topics are involved. UFOs has been a hobby of mine for decades, and I was amazed by the range of reading that Schnabel had done for Dark White, evident in a multitude of appropriate allusions to really rare concepts and publications. Then he spent a great deal of time with principals in abduction research, and befriended “abductees” until he had spent long enough with them to get a flavour for their life styles and thought processes. Whether he was justified in ultimately dismissing the abduction claims as psychopathology, pure and simple, is another matter. I think his conclusion is premature, but that is beyond the scope of this discussion. In any event, Dark White is by far the best skeptical treatment of the abduction enigma, much more useful than Philip Klass’s humourless and frantic UFO Abductions: A Dangerous Game.
This in fact was the only occasion when we exchanged sharp words, with Schnabel telling me that the UFO abduction syndrome was simple to explain: “They’re just crazy, that’s all.” I wondered, rather aggressively, what Schnabel’s credentials as a psychologist were, and why he thought the multitude of professionals in that field who had published contrary views were so egregiously wrong. Swann stepped in and told us both to shut up. We did.
But Schnabel’s grand view of the “paranormal”, in the CSICOP definition of the word, is fairly summed up in his own words from the closing sections of “Dark White”:
“Of course, the modern UFO phenomenon involves much more than tricksy abductees. It involves unusual things that fly around in the sky, and groups of people who attempt to study those things. In that sense it should fall squarely and safely within the realm of science. Yet there is something about UFOs and ufology, an obsessing oddness, that attracts like moths to a light not only psychics and hysterics and tricksters and shamans and shamanesses, but also conspiracy-theorists, schizophrenics, obsessive-compulsives, con-men, cranks, misfits, impostors, and deviants of every description. The ordinary and congenial are there, of course, and I don’t wish to offend them, but too often they are outnumbered, or at least outshouted, and whether the ufological issue at hand is abductions or crashed saucers or government cover-ups, one’s sanity is always at risk.”
“Round In Circles” has a frontispiece containing just this line, which I believe must be the guiding motto, or perhaps the accumulated wisdom of the disappointing life experiences of Jim Schnabel: “We wait for light, and behold, darkness, and for brightness, but we walk in gloom. – Isaiah 59: 9.” Interestingly, the frontispiece of Dark White contains a quotation from another religious figure, Agobard, Bishop of Lyons (A.D. 800).
The foreword tells us that in the summer of 1991 Schnabel was a graduate student in England, and apparently had a bit of time on his hands, because he noted all the fuss in the newspapers about crop circles, and decided to go have a look for himself. What he saw, he wrote a whole book about. Here is a relevant portion of the author’s foreword:
“I never gave up hope that some kind of scientific advance would result, directly or serendipitously, from the study of crop circles. But the brief glimpse I’d had of Meaden, of his volunteers, of the assortment of other characters who had visited the secret site that day and night, convinced me that the most interesting aspect of the phenomenon was the human one – the obsession with anomaly, the longing for meaning, the would-be scientists and the would-be shamans, the paradigm shifts and conspiracy theories, the intrigues, scandals, love affairs, libel suits, con games, hoaxes, pagan rituals, demonic possessions, midnight epiphanies and countless press releases.”
A blurb written by Robin McKie of the Observer, on the back cover of the book states:
“Without judging, or being patronising, he tells the story of each happy nutcase’s involvement in the crop-circle saga, mainly through their own words. It is an endearing, absorbing account.”
“The Crop Watcher” is quoted in approbation: “an excellent and highly detailed account of how the crop circle myth was conceived and promoted; a hilarious romp through a series of disastrous mistakes, desperate eccentricity and outrageous storytelling.”
The bulk of the research for Round In Circles seems to have consisted of making social contacts with all of the characters involved, eventually focusing on those individuals who hoaxed many of the formations, working in the dead of night without permission of the landowners, and then delighting in the fiasco they caused. Schnabel is clear enough about his own participation in crop circle faking, and does not hide his admiration for his fellow fakers. In fact, some of them have become his closest friends, such as the avant-garde artist Rob Irving.
The topic of hoaxing has absorbed much of Schnabel’s attention. He wrote a paper on hoaxing entitled “Puck in the laboratory: The Construction and Deconstruction of Hoaxlike Deception in Science”, published in the journal Science, Technology, & Human Values. This is a well crafted, serious study of the general topic of hoaxing in the context of scientific debates, using five well known instances. The crop circles are covered, as is James “The Amazing” Randi’s “Project Alpha” hoax in the field of parapsychology. This was an opportunity for Schnabel to reveal himself as a crypto-PSIcop. Instead, his account of this ugly affair is factually correct and even-handed, with Randi and his supporters coming off looking like something far removed from the guardians of civility and reason that they would like us to think they are – and, I may add, that the popular press at the time portrayed them as being. As a reward for this sort of scurrilous activity, Randi received a $275,000 “genius award” from the MacArthur Foundation. Similarly, in Dark White Schnabel treats fairly the infamous Gauquelin affair in which CSICOP manipulated data that appeared to prove the validity of certain of the claims of astrology. Still, the reviewers of Circles may have had the true measure of Schnabel’s writing when they pointed out what they liked most about it, namely, the way he makes “each happy nutcase” come alive on paper, to the great entertainment of the reader.
We’ve had a brief look at Schnabel the writer, but I would be remiss if I did not say a word or two about Schnabel the researcher. Those of you who have had even a tangential connection with the federal government’s remote viewing program know Jim Schnabel, if not from personal meetings, then certainly from lengthy telephone conversations. Many of you have had more than one meeting with the man, and others have obliged him with repeated telephone interviews, over a span of several years. He is meticulous and he is tireless, and some have wondered out loud about who paid for all those immense travel and telephone charges.
Others have wondered at the bulk of minutiae collected by Schnabel, and where it was going, in the sense of whether it might not be above and beyond what any ordinary mortal book writer would be accumulating. But I think such speculations are unworthy of the man, and that he is simply doing what any journalist would do, blessed with his resources and his unwavering dedication to “getting the story” of remote viewing.
As we shall see, this noble impulse took Schnabel shoving into the psychiatric ward of a military hospital, where he confronted a man whose career and life had been shattered, and who was pharmacologically sedated, and whose equally shattered wife stood by weeping, and then wrote gleefully about all that for the consumption of his equally noble fellow journalists, and then put that story on the Internet just to make sure nobody missed the byline.
So this was the man who was invited into the home of Ingo Swann, to pick his brain about remote viewing, and to learn the skill of remote viewing as the first student Swann had taught in the decade since he parted company with the secret project at Stanford Research Institute. To those who objected to Schnabel on principle, Swann merely replied that he would prefer a skeptic, that remote viewing had withstood many onslaughts in the past from the most trenchant “official” Washington skeptics who visited SRI regularly to see how and why their funds were being wasted. These worthies were shown the marvel, and went away chastened. So would it be with this young fellow, Schnabel. And he would write the Great Book!
In the Fall of 1994 the book was shopped to the publishing trade by Sandra Martin, who had been Ingo Swann’s literary agent and had carved out a niche in the publishing industry as a specialist in books on the paranormal. The concepts were promising: a secret project at one of the Nation’s leading think-tanks designed to find the key to psychic spying before the Russians did, real and stunning results when psychics were given targets to “view,” a central character (Swann) right out of the movies, the discovery of a fantastic human potential that can be learned by everyone. And Schnabel was miles ahead of any other writer contemplating a book on the same topic. Just about anybody could write and sell a book given this raw material. Whether the book would become a tabloid style potboiler or a serious work that would attract the attention of critical readers would depend on the writing skill and artistic maturity of the writer.
In accordance with standard practice, the manuscript consisted of two chapters plus chapter headings with synopses for the remainder of the proposed book. I found it a terrible disappointment, the first chapter a rushed overview of Swann’s life and the major “psychic” events in it. We read quick summaries of Swann and the thermistor and then Swann and the magnetometer at SRI, but these are sandwiched between Swann the painter, Swann the paunchy, Swann’s bizarre Lower East Side town house. The reader is left to wonder if the magnetometer and thermistor stories are true, or if any of this is meant to be taken seriously. Chapter two did the same for Harold Puthoff. No attempt was made to build tension, despite the many obvious opportunities, nor was there any other mood created. There was a faintly supercilious tone throughout, an ominous reminder of Schnabel’s previous writing. Among the headings for the chapters that were proposed to follow, we find the following: King Ingo, Obi Swann, Young Skywalker, General Bert’s Boys and Girls, Jack and Dale, and The Biplane Pilot.
So much for the “serious” book on remote viewing. And to make matters much worse, Sandra Martin couldn’t sell the thing. Schnabel fired Martin, found another agent, and after a rewrite of the book and a very long wait, finally sold it to a publisher who specialises in the titles that are stocked in supermarkets. It should be out soon.
Schnabel was not idle. In the August 27th., 1995 number of the London Independent On Sunday he published an article titled “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Psi.” Here is how he describes remote viewing: “a unit of officers and enlisted men are searching for the dictator by way of Extra-Sensory Perception – or as they call it, ‘remote viewing.’ Some are lying in trance states in darkened rooms, and trying to visualise the dictator’s whereabouts. Others are sitting at brightly-lit tables, sketching and verbalising whatever moves their pens or enters their minds.” When the reader is given a hint that this “remote viewing” skill might be real and effective, his attention is quickly drawn away by a litany of the foibles of the “usual suspects.” And this article is the occasion where Schnabel introduces to the public that felicitous parapsychological term, “psychic blowjob.”
In a few short sentences Schnabel demolishes the credibility of remote viewing and of Dr. Jack Vorona, for many years the Director for Science and Technology at DIA, a man of outstanding accomplishment and reputation, and the principal patron of remote viewing:
“In its first few years under DIA management, the unit included the ‘witches’, two women called Angela Dellafiora and Robin Dahlgren. Dellafiora eschewed remote-viewing and instead ‘channelled’ her psychic data through a group of entities with names like ‘Maurice’ and ‘George’. Dahlgren practised tarot-card reading. Angela achieved an undue influence on the unit when she began to give personal channelling sessions, featuring advice on the most intimate matters of their lives, to Jack Vorona and other officials.”
The article serves as a working outline for the next project designed by Schnabel to communicate the story of remote viewing to the public. This is the video titled “The Real X-Files”. I am often trapped in hotels overseas, and if I want to hear the English language on the television, I have only two options, the international version of CNN, and MTV. The international CNN repeats the same programming every hour or so, and this has forced me to watch a lot more MTV than I would like, but with that unhappy circumstance came a feel for the production values incorporated in the Schnabel video. The remote viewing community seems to think they were done a favour by this programme, but I demur. Once again the public comes away without a clue about systematised remote viewing, the skill that Schnabel learned and used with great success. I have had a number of lay persons watch the show, and then asked them to tell me about the process used by the various characters that populate the scenes showing or referring to remote viewing. They are unanimous in describing a general sort of “psychic” effort, and most wonder if it really works. The lasting impressions are of visually impressive gyrations by the cast of characters, most of whom are presented as a bit weird. As in all of Schnabel’s efforts, remote viewing gets lost in the shuffle.
It is fair to say that the video tells the story of remote viewing by, if I may paraphrase the reviewer of Circles, telling the story of each happy nutcase’s involvement with remote viewing. In the original version shown in England the viewer is struck in the face with the gratuitous “psychic blowjob”, though mercifully this was edited from the version run in the US on the Discovery cable television channel.
In the Washington Post for November 15th., 1996, Schnabel, described as “a science writer based in London”, takes on the Gulf War Syndrome with the same hyperbolic language we have gotten used to: “‘Gulf War Syndrome’ is a bit like the supernatural. Scientific culture doesn’t really believe in it, yet popular culture embraces it. In fact, the enthusiasm for gulf war syndrome goes all the way up to the White House, Congress, CNN, ’60 Minutes’ and the New York Times.” We are told that “politicians, quack doctors, and the media” are to blame, all having fallen victim to “anecdotal evidence”, “politics”, and “the power of suggestion.’
This sounds disturbingly like a displacement for remote viewing. Under the heading of “politicians” backing remote viewing we can list C. Pell, C .Rose, and A. Gore. Under “White House” we can list G. Bush, if Schnabel’s own writings are to be credited, and, again, A. Gore. There is a very long list of “quack doctors”, both of medicine and philosophy, who have slipped the bounds of reality and supported remote viewing.
With respect to the Times, I can only assume that the complaint has to do with the extensive coverage they gave to the husband and wife team of CIA analysts who independently researched the Agency’s archives relating to Gulf War Syndrome, and tried to get the CIA to advise Congress about the fact that those archives contained a great mass of “anecdotal” evidence concerning exposure of troops to toxic substances. Having failed to so persuade their employer, they quit their jobs. Schnabel has further reason to belabour the Times, because on November 25th. they carried a front-page article headlined: “2 Studies Seem to Back Veterans Who Trace Illnesses to Gulf War.”
I don’t know what the truth is about Gulf War Syndrome, but in reviewing all of Schnabel’s writing, what comes to mind is a refrain from that Depression-era union organising song, “Which side are ya on, boys? Which side are ya on?”
Schnabel’s name has become widely known among anomalists, and this has given rise to a humorous speculation which I add to this monograph by way of lightening things up a bit. In 1995 a London video store shopkeeper and minor league rock music video producer named Ray Santilli announced to the world that he had obtained 20 cans of film made in 1947 that showed an autopsy of an alien recovered from the wreckage of a UFO. This galvanised the UFO community, which to its credit did a very thorough investigation of Santilli and the story of how he obtained the film. Eventually, Santilli was shown to be a liar with respect to just about every particular of his original pronouncements, and the “alien autopsy” is now believed to be a hoax, though a well done hoax.
Millions of Americans have seen the “alien autopsy” thanks to Fox Television, which found such an eager audience that it replayed the show three times. The film was also syndicated in many other countries. But the central question – who faked this film, with its careful and presumably expensive attention to detail (the clocks, telephones and surgical instruments are all undeniably circa 1947)? – is still a great mystery. Enter Schnabel, with a well known penchant for hoaxing, with a coterie of London friends involved in the MTV social and intellectual set. And there he is, in roughly the same time frame, making his own remote viewing video. Probably just a coincidence.
If you have read this far you must be one of the remote viewing cognoscenti, and thus the name David Morehouse is not new to you, and you know more than a little bit about his long, strange story. It is not a tale one would tell the scouts around a campfire by way of edification. Nor is it the story of remote viewing.
Any field of endeavour has its share of nutcases, happy or otherwise, and detailing their faults is seldom the focus of serious writing. There is a very significant distinction between a topic, such as remote viewing, and the personal lives of those who are principals in that topic. This is a distinction made routinely in journalism, and one of the points where a publication like The New York Times differs in substance from a supermarket tabloid. The life and times of David Morehouse make for interesting reading, but what has that to do with remote viewing? Or if you really think it does, then the organised skeptics, who have played a significant part in the debate about the validity of remote viewing, ought to be singled out in similar fashion, deferring the gravamen of their complaints. I would invite the attention of Jim Schnabel to James “The Amazing” Randi, a florid example beside whom Morehouse pales by comparison in terms of “human interest”.
On or about November 17th., 1996 an article was posted on the Internet over the signature of Jim Schnabel. This was entitled “The Truth About Dave Morehouse and Psychic Warrior”, dated November 7th. A parenthetical introduction tells us a bit about Jim Schnabel, and his forthcoming book, and then goes on: “Schnabel was commissioned to write a piece on Dave Morehouse for Esquire in 1994, when Morehouse began to claim that remote viewing and Army harassment had landed him in Walter Reed. Schnabel discovered a different story. However, the piece was not what Esquire’s editor wanted, and it was killed. Schnabel decided to write this, as a once-for-all statement, after receiving queries from other journalists about Morehouse.”
Mr. Mark Warren, a senior editor at Esquire, remembers an article submitted by Jim Schnabel. It was not “commissioned” by Esquire, but they did read it, and returned it with a request that he rewrite the piece. Among the problems Warren recalls with the original manuscript was that it didn’t really deal with remote viewing, which Esquire thought should be the central issue, and that the tone of Schnabel’s writing was offensive and didn’t fit their editorial guidelines. Schnabel never bothered to submit a revised article.
Warren’s version of these events is much different from Schnabel’s, and makes more sense. Why would an important magazine commission an article by an unknown writer about the peccadilloes of an unknown Army officer? Warren’s account also coincides with what Schnabel told me around November 1994 in a telephone conversation, during the course of which he begged me to delay any plans I might have to write on the topic. He wanted “the first shot”, and said that he had a chance with a major periodical, the name of which he declined to specify.
However, Warren’s recollection does square with the text of “The Truth” as recently published on the Internet. Any reader would want to know more – much, much more – about this thing called remote viewing, and then about the military use of it. A little “human interest” would help. But if that “human interest” was the entire story, and consisted of saying that a practitioner of remote viewing was a dangerous nut, an editor might want to leaven that part just a bit. And who the hell cares about the various characters that people the Schnabel article, seemingly taking on great importance but never elaborated with respect to their functions or personalities? Like Mel Reilly, Lyn Buchanan, Ed Dames and Jim Marrs. Esquire’s lawyers would have pulled the references to Sandra Martin because they are defamatory, even if the editors had not already scratched them because of their remote relevance to the story.
For the record, Ms. Martin is professionally something more than Schnabel’s dismissive “infomercial producer”. In addition to a flourishing literary agency, where she has been able to sell just about every author’s book on the topic of remote viewing except Schnabel’s, she has been the executive producer of three television series. These include “Cowgirls: Grit & Glory”, produced for NHK, the Japanese public broadcasting network, “The Power of Dreams”, a three-part miniseries for the Discovery Channel, and the soon-to-be-released three-part miniseries on “Intuition” for the US. Public Broadcasting System. In the works is a series based on Courtney Brown’s book that will probably appear on network television. This is being done by Mandalay Productions, an arm of SONY, a very well known name in television production. She has also done programs on Edgar Cayce for The Learning Channel.
Schnabel may simply hold a spurned author’s grudge against Martin. On the other hand, he seems to be engaged in a systematic programme of attacking every person of importance in the field of remote viewing. Quietly, behind the scenes, Martin has become a figure worthy of his venomous interest. She believes that remote viewing is a genuine skill of great importance to humanity, she has put a lot of money in the pockets of writers, and she has easy access to executives in publishing and television.
If we can credit both Schnabel and Warren, it appears that as of 1994 Schnabel was embarked on a campaign to present remote viewing in a demeaning manner. His book manuscript was rejected and his Esquire manuscript was rejected, apparently on the same grounds. Writers whose priority is to be published would attempt to revise their work. In this case the remedy would be simple: write the story of remote viewing instead of the story of the “happy nutcases” who engage in remote viewing. But Schnabel steadfastly refused to do that, and waited until he could find a venue for his special agenda. Rejected by American print media, he found a home in the British entertainment video industry.
The entire text of “The Truth” ought to be read with some care, but it is far too long a document to include in this short essay. Readers will have no trouble finding it on the Internet, where it will have a readership and availability far surpassing any of Schnabel’s previous attempts at public communication. With this in mind, I will confine my commentary to selected fragments from the article, and assume that you have studied it.
Assuming that this was in fact an article prepared for general readership , as distinguished from a report for a small coterie of intelligence community specialists who already knew about the remote viewing program, but wanted an update on the potentially embarrassing Morehouse situation, let’s see how remote viewing is treated. And remember that this is being resurrected and sent specifically to “other journalists” who have inquired about Morehouse. In the strange world of tail-wags-dog that Schnabel inhabits, these journalists care not about remote viewing, but are eager to know all the dirt about Morehouse. (Not leaving any stone unthrown, Schnabel has sent “The Truth” to police officials who have used remote viewers or who might be contemplating their use.)
First, the reader is taken along with Schnabel into the psychiatric ward at Walter Reed Army Hospital, where we meet sullen military medical functionaries, then a crushed Mrs. Morehouse, then the Major himself greeting his wife “not with a smile but with a contemptuous deepening of his frown “, then the news that “he is about to be court-martialled by the Army for a range of offences.”
With this as set and setting, Schnabel thinks it is time to mention the term “remote viewing”, and introduces it in the following passage:
“I explain that I am writing a book about the secret military project he was once part of. The project trained military personnel as ‘remote viewers’, psychics who tried to spy on intelligence targets around the globe.”
This is followed immediately not by an explanation of remote viewing, but by a litany of Morehouse claims leading the reader at once to assume that Morehouse is psychotic. And we get the hint that at least some of his psychotic fulminations may be fun to read about. Thus the tone is set for the rest of the article.
We learn plenty about Morehouse the pervert, liar, etc., and it makes for riveting reading. Lots of fascinating stuff about all that. But we have to wait a while for the topic of “remote viewing” to appear again. It does so in a passage immediately following the prurient material, presumably to give the reader a chance to slow his breathing and wipe the perspiration from his brow by tossing in some fluff: “He heard about the remote -viewing programme” and etcetera, but then not telling us about remote viewing, and instead burying any momentary interest that may have been aroused. Schnabel accomplishes this by invoking the names of Paul Smith and Dennis Kowal and details of their lives that make no sense to the readers of Esquire or to the crowd of journalists who are pestering Schnabel for the Morehouse story. On the other hand, this sort of skipping about and mention of key players in remote viewing does make sense if “The Truth” originated as a memo for HQ. Then, at last:
“Unfortunately, DT-S, which had always been controversial, had by this time been pushed to the outer margins of the intelligence community. Only a few intelligence consumers took it seriously, and those few had to conceal their interest by saying their use of DT-S was merely ‘experimental’. For most of the time in those little buildings at Fort Meade, a somnolent atmosphere prevailed. DT-S’s remote-viewers read books, did crosswords and logic puzzles, and otherwise tried to occupy their time. ‘It was that or sit around and stare at the walls,’ remembers former remote viewer Lyn Buchanan.”
Later, with Morehouse out of the remote viewing unit and now assigned to Team Six, Schnabel finds another suitable quote for defining remote viewing’s essential qualities:
Senior officer: “I would say that, often times, his aggressiveness got him into trouble because sometimes people are more conservative and are a bit leery of someone who comes up with ideas that don’t always agree with the normal.” Schnabel: “Among other things, Morehouse proposed that Team Six should make use of remote viewers in the counter-narcotics operations against drug lords in South America.” Senior officer: “You can pretty well tolerate aggressiveness on the part of people, as long as it doesn’t exceed the boundaries of common sense. At times I’d say Dave was on the edge of that boundary.”
And later in the article: “He and Dames also started a company called Psi Tech, which offered the moonlighting services of Morehouse and DT-S remote viewers to private and commercial clients. There were only a few takers, and the targets they provided tended to be a bit flaky. One client asked Psi Tech to uncover the truth about the mysterious ‘crop circles’ in English fields. Dames’s analysis of the remote viewers’ data suggested that the circles were being made by small, fast-moving extraterrestrial vehicles. How far Morehouse went along with this extraterrestrial enthusiasm is unclear, but during one official visit to Los Alamos on behalf of Team Six, Morehouse and Dames took a few days out to venture into the high deserts of northwestern New Mexico, apparently convinced that an alien base was somewhere out there under the mesas. Much, much later: ABC’s ’20/20′ came along, and filmed a segment on him, and he discussed remote viewing’s harmful effects, and all the mental damage he said had been suffered by those in the programme.”
In a passage about Morehouse claiming to have “remote influenced” Saddam Hussein, Schnabel manages to trash “remote influencing” and another remote viewer in one sentence:
“I had never thought this other remote viewer to be a liar, but I checked his story about remote influencing with a half-dozen sources in a position to know, all of whom told me that it was just bullshit.”
Well, by now, thanks to Schnabel’s research, we know that only nutcases could take remote viewing seriously, but that leaves open the question, were these people nuts before they began remote viewing, whatever that is or is supposed to be, or did remote viewing, whatever that is or is supposed to be, drive them nuts? Fastidious science writer that he is, Schnabel quotes an expert to enlighten us, and it is the same Team Six “senior officer”, this time doubling as a psychiatrist: “The senior officer who was with him at Team Six told me: ‘If he [Morehouse] actually engaged in [remote viewing], it didn’t become evident in his psychological being, if you will, at the time I knew him. I would not have considered him unstable or unbalanced. ‘”
But Schnabel won’t let go, and continues this “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” parody, finally graciously acknowledging that in all probability no remote viewer has been driven insane by the practice. As far as I can glean from a careful reading of “The Truth”, that is the one and only kind word Jim Schnabel has to say about remote viewing.
Which side are ya on, Jim? Which side are ya on?
Dr. Woodhouse, it’s a real pleasure and honor and I want to thank you for the invitation. This was the original intent, I’m going to do this about one third of the speed, or actually three times the speed that I had originally intended, and there’s a lot to address. When I get to the topic of UFOs, I’m really going to have to gloss over about ten years of data. So, we’ll move pretty rapidly and for our Russian, our CIS colleagues to have enough time.
My name is Ed Dames, I’m the President of PSI TECH. You might have seen the articles in the newspapers recently on our company, What we do is Technical Remote Viewing. I’ll get into that in a moment. I’ll show you some examples of our work. We won’t have time for questions before I get into the UFO arena. So if you’ll hold on to those until my l8th minute, I’d appreciate it. (Can I have the next vue graph?)
The company was incorporated in 1989. There are six employees, all of whom are present duty or active duty Army Intelligence or Army Special Operations officers. Ingo Swann was our teacher. Ingo Swann was probably the western hemisphere’s greatest natural psychic. He’s been the subject of American Society of Psychical Research and British Parapsychological Association investigations for years. He became his own guinea pig out at Stanford Research Institute in the ‘8Os, just after Russell Targ left, Ingo Swann had some breakthrough discoveries.
To wit, he was able to develop a system, that he calls remote viewing, in fact I think that was a CIA term, scanning by coordinate, and that turned into coordinate remote viewing, now remote viewing. The system enables the remote viewer to acquire a target 100% of the time immediately, and then to produce great amount of detail with regard to the target. Not only did Ingo discover a method to do that, a structured systematic method, he discovered that he could train it. And so he did. I was one of his first students, and became his protege.
I trained the other people in my company. We bill ourselves as science and technology consultants. Most of the work that we do are against those types of problems, strategic and pinpoint, and we conduct remote viewing training. Primarily familiarization training. We have clients that we put through an eight session two week course. They do not want to go through the one year course. It is very, very rigorous. One of the reasons that Special Ops officers were required is because of the great amount of discipline that it takes.
We train the unconscious, and we’ve got to get through a lot to do that. Army officers and soldiers were unquestioningly obedient. They could be slapped around a lot, figuratively speaking. So they worked well as remote viewing subjects. (next slide)
In a nutshell, that’s what we do for a living. And that’s a big distinction, that we are trained, we are not natural psychics. We are guys off the street who had a job to do, we couldn’t do it, we needed information about certain things, and we just didn’t have any way to do it. We went to Ingo Swann and we asked does this stuff really work, and if so, how well, and how much detail can you produce? And that’s where it started, about 1981.
The training program is rigorous. We depend upon trained remote viewers. The team that I was a part of, the group that was interested in remote viewing, explored a lot of other aspects, a lot of other ways of acquiring information, psychically derived information. Channeling, automatic writing, out of body experience, on and on and on. That was not successful because it was not consistent, it could not be relied upon 100% of the time. If my employees now don’t get it right, they’re fired. They have to be responsible for the action, their data. Our clients want correct data, and that’s what we are trained to do, provide answers to those strategic questions. (Next slide)
This is what we’ve learned in ten years of applying remote viewing. We’ve taken it outside of the laboratory, we left Dean Jahn at Princeton University, we left the Puthoffs and the Mays’, Ed Mays out at Stanford Research Institute. Everybody can do this who wants to. We tried every type of psychological protocol that we could find, and we threw them out the window. All that you need is somebody with extreme discipline, above average intelligence, and most people have that, and you can teach it. It’s got to be learned and useful, it’s just like language. It’s innate ability, but you’ve got to acquire it as a skill. It is direct knowledge. It bypasses any analysis whatsoever. I’ll talk more about that in a moment. It’s a robotic, autonomic process,. highly structured. It is not lose and free flowing.
When individuals remote view, there is military discipline required, to make sure that the very weak unconscious signal that is associated with the target is not being overcome or overlaid by analysis or imagination. Learning how to discriminate between target related data, and imagination, is a big obstacle to overcome. As one can imagine, the training is technically difficult and rigorous. Very, very frustrating. You are taught not to imagine. And that’s a difficult thing to teach. (next slide)
We borrowed training models from several disciplines. We had to, in order to train it effectively. And these fit quite well. Electrical engineering, obviously, signal to noise ratio. Our surroundings, our conscious surroundings, are a much greater signal strength than unconscious, weak target signals. And by the way, acquiring a target takes two days to teach. It turns out that was the easiest thing to do in remote viewing. I’ll talk about the most difficult, but getting to the target and being on target is simple. It’s easy to teach. And that’s all that’s easy to teach. Channel capacity. We’ve got to be able to hold a theta state to clear the remote viewer’s impressions of the room, which he is in. He’s in generally a homogeneous environment, a room with nothing on the walls and a table in front of him. Sometimes there’s a facilitator, similar to a navigator on an aircraft mission where the pilot’s concentrating on the target, not getting involved, where the scenery is on the right and to the left, and the navigator is telling him, uh, there’s something behind you. That’s the only purpose of the facilitator.
Filter theory, ** theory, feedback. In training feedback must be immediate. We are teaching the unconscious what we want it to do. Yes, it is smarter than our conscious in many regards. But initially we’ve got to teach it. We teach it via the autonomic nervous system, and via some proprietary training techniques that Ingo Swann developed. My company is licensed to teach those techniques by Ingo. Preconscious processing. Norman Dixon’s book, he’s an experimental psychologist in England, very important work. Unconscious attention is a theory only, but that’s a very important theory as far as we’re concerned. When we consciously turn our attention towards a topic, a person, place, thing or event, the conscious will teach the unconscious to turn it’s attention to, and make sure that it stays on target, that it does not get interested in something else. If my student were tasked to remote view and this podium were the target, and my student started to talk about this bouquet of flowers, they would take a break and come back when they can get it right. This is the target. I’m not interested and my clients are not interested in those flowers. They’re interested in this as the target right here. So it’s a very demanding skill, and we’re very demanding on our employees. I’m an employee. (next slide)
As I mentioned, the training is directed toward the unconscious, but there are things that we have to do to work with the autonomic nervous system, which does respond to the target in a very real fashion. That was one of Ingo’s discoveries. There’s a response that the autonomic nervous system has to conditioning and to the target gestalts. Rene Warcollier discovered this in France prior to World War I, that those little scribbles and doodles that one produces in automatic writing, the first few, are really the whole gestalt of the site of the target, is somewhere encapsulated in that ideogram. And that was the beginning of this process, as trite as it may seem, it works.
1 The standards, the trainees work blind, by the way. The trainees are only provided with a randomly generated number, geared to the task at hand. If this podium is again the target, or the target is Abu Nidal the terrorist, and we need to find him in the world somewhere, I generate a random number. That is all that an experienced remote viewer gets, and that is all that a trainee gets. We train the way we would fight. We train the way we would operate. That’s it. Just a number. The unconscious has to do the work. There’s no front loading with target data. A very experienced remote viewer can get away with being frontloaded. But students, certainly not. We’re trying to train the capability for the unconscious to go out and do the work. Standards for progression from stage to stage, and there are six stages of training, are rigorous. The trainee is given five targets, and the targets in the training stages move from the general, island, describe the island, what type of a place it is, a river. Higher stages would be as I mentioned finding for instance a specific individual somewhere on the globe, and making sure that I have enough descriptive data to say that’s who the target is. So I can provide that to the client.
Those standards, the trainee must get five targets like that correct in a row, before they are allowed to move on to the next training stage. We are not in an altered state, per se, although I know that’s arguable. The viewer is highly attentive. We’re trying to maintain a theta state. We have a stack of bond paper in front of us and a pen. That’s it. And, think about trying to do a difficult math problem while trying to monitor the instruments on a fighter plane going to a target. That describes the kind of complexity that we have. We have a proprietary structure, a check list that we go through constantly at a certain speed. A tachyoscopic sense. We’re looking at a target and integrating all the data going across us. But at the same time, we’re trying to hold the door shut on imagination, making sure our own egos don’t get involved, and not analyzing the data. If for instance, one of my students has this room as a target and all I want to know at the early stages of training is that I have a room, tell me about the tables and the people. But if you say that is a meeting, or a discussion, you’re through for the day. That’s analysis. I want the raw data. My client will tell me if this is a meeting or a discussion. They have the other pieces of the puzzle. Remote viewing is not an end all. It just offers pieces of the puzzle.
And as an aside, that’s the reason we got involved in the UFO work. We can sometimes provide the final pieces to the puzzle that will allow pattern recognition. But in the UFO arena, we were providing the very first pieces, and that has gone very far. (Next slide)
There it is. That’s what’s so frustrating, and that’s why we like the military types, because you can beat them into submission. (laughter from audience). You really can, and they’re used to being beaten, they’re used to being ordered around, and there’s no time to argue, there’s no time to say, well why should I do this? That’s the kind of person that we want. They’re going to be getting a very profound tool, but it’s very much an autonomic response. And so suppressing analysis of the unconsciously acquired data. That’s difficult too. You really want to analyze. Many of our clients are providing us with targets that we know nothing about. We are not trained technologists, or engineers or physicists. We’re trained observers. If we look at a brand new technology, we have no background, whereas we call one’s thesaurus, we borrowed that from the Russians, the net sum of empirical data, memories that a person has. We might not have the background to do that, or to explain or to express what we are getting. So the viewer has to shift to simile, metaphor or analog to describe a particular target. But they are not allowed to analyze. They are not allowed to say, well it’s like this. The moment where “like~’ comes up, they have lost the target. (Next slide)
You’ve heard this word once today, and that’s how we commence the target, that’s how we perceive the target. It’s never clear. When we train the students in the second stage of training, students begin to become, the targets, the sites that they are provided with, become vividly clear and that’s the moment we break them away. We rip them off the site. We don’t want them to get that close so they are experiencing the target. We do not want them to become aesthetically involved in the site.
Because if they are, they won’t be of any use to me. I want them to stand off, and through a lens darkly, give me all the data that we need to do to complete the mission. The patterns that we get, the gestalts, we have a structure, a remote viewing structure, a pattern, a template that we overlay this gestalt, a way in which we break the gestalt out into its patterns. And then we take the data bits and we reconstruct the event. And the left brain sense, remote viewing is generally right brain, when you try to analyze with your left brain you’ve lost the target. And we put the event back together in the left brain sense, so it’s usable to the client. That the client has information in terms of a concatenation of subject, verb object, and left brain sense that there’s a written summary, there are sketches and detailed models if necessary. That’s what the client wants. He doesn’t care about the way we operate.
Targets are viewed as a continuum. If Dr. Laibow were my target, when we perceive Dr. Laibow in remote viewing we perceive her like this: where do you want it, from birth to death, some slice in between? The target is viewed as a continuum. We are outside the time when we remote view. The same way with a site.
Unconscious will. It’s an amazingly powerful thing, we’ve found. After it’s trained, it takes off by itself. It figures out the problems if our cues, the way we define a problem, are wrong, or we mess up or we do something sloppy, the unconscious gets it right anyway. Because it knows what our intent is, and it figures it out. Pretty. sharp. It’s a humbling experience to see that happen. (Next slide)
We approach the target with a very unique set of protocols. Through sensory impressions, though an ideogram, through a template with which we explore the target in a certain way. We constantly objectify the data in a set pace. It is probably a pace that’s a function of the Schuman resonant frequency and brain waves, but nevertheless, as an applied RVer, we’re moving pretty quickly across a page, filling a page up with data. Intangible ideas associated with a target. Tangible things about the target, in a room or otherwise. Targeting motions, activities, energies, all the sensory impressions are ordered, structured. And we place them down.
By doing this we can get closer contact with the target. We can use tactile kinds of things. Models, we can use clay or whatever we can do to get closer to the target. It looks like a math student at work if you weren’t close enough, because they are really concentrating, and you don’t want to break that concentration. They are in a specific state, a right brain state, they turn their attention to the problem at hand and they are concentrating. So it’s a state of high attention.
I mentioned that the viewer must maintain a distance. Viewers work independently. They don’t collaborate. Most of, some of my employees are out of state, they are faxed a number, and they go to work. They begin faxing me back data about ten hours later. A remote viewing session is approximately 45 minutes in duration. It can be longer if we use alternative techniques. We used to explore out of body work, but out of body is generally spontaneous and if we do induce it, the students or the remote viewers become so awed by the experience that they will come back and say, you should have seen, it was great! And I’ll say, excuse me, did you get the parts that we need for this flux gate, could you describe how the plasma flows from here to there? We’ve got to go back to get that.
Or, if the out of body was done correctly, and the orientation has been taught, the person knew where their feet were. They knew that the room next door was not the building down the street, and they brought all the tools that we teach, spatial orientation, tools that we teach in remote viewing with them, then we can come back and do a summary. So, most of the time we do traditional Ingo Swann techniques.
We can’t work through inclemencies. Physical inclemencies. If someone has to go to the bathroom, if they are hungry, anything that shuts down the autonomic nervous system, that would interfere with one’s regular work at another office. Don’t work that day, or take a break until you get over the inclemency, because you’re not any good to me or to the company. (next slide please)
Ok, here’s our limitations. We don’t have time to get around these, to do the research yet. Probably around 1995 or 1996 we’ll be able to work on these, but right now we’d have to call them limitations. Spoken words and numbers. If we are in this room and someone is listening to me speak, a remote viewer, only the ideas, every idea that I have, is attached to the words, can be grabbed and can be elaborated. Every single idea. We’re looking at a blueprint for a biological weapon that Saddam Hussein has, we can’t read the Arabic, but we can extract all of the ideas, the dimensions, what kind of metal we’re talking about, the smells, the taste, the bond angles at the molecular level, determining whether the agent is anthrax or a nerve gas. We can do all those things, but we can’t read writing or letters. Why? That’s analysis, and speculative analysis. I’m not a theoretician.
That’s analysis, and whenever we start to analyze, we’re in a left brain operating mode, and we’ve lost the target. Specific geographic locations. Anywhere, we know no limits. We’ve worked on targets all over the solar system and beyond. So long as someone gives us a coordinate, whether it’s a coordinate to a galaxy or geographical coordinate on this planet or on Mars or the Moon. We go right there and we immediately begin to describe the site. But if you asked us where we are, we can’t do the reverse. We can’t tell you what lottery number is going to pop up tomorrow. We can do the future. We can tell you what the person looks like who is going to buy the lottery ticket, where they’re going to buy it, where they live, what kind of car they drive, but we can’t do numbers or letters or spoken words. That seems to be analysis. (Next slide please)
There are only three more limitations. Orientation in time is difficult. We are not sure where we are at. If a paleobotanist gives me a piece of a flower fossil, and tells me to reconstruct that flower, we can do that. And we can reconstruct an animal or a person or a site for paleontologists. If we’re asked where that is in time we have no idea. It could easily be the future or another planet as far as we’re concerned. The references to the target are important, and we can follow associations forever, what did the animal eat, well it ate this, what kind of plant was that? What was its respiration rate? We can do all those kinds of things, but don’t ask us where we are in time.
Remote viewing is outside of time. The unconscious seems to be there. And in fact, in the absence of a theory, I like to think, personal opinion, not a working hypothesis, that the area from which we gather data, we like to call it the matrix, is outside of time or space, a single dimension. We search it like an automated database search. We go in with key words, we train ourselves to do this. I’m sure that the unconscious can be trained to do any number of things. But this is how we use it for our business.
It’s an automated data base search, very similar, where you go in with a key word that is immediately referenceable. If it’s a general term you get general information but, although the unconscious can usually help you out with that and provide specific details. Any problem that requires analysis is outside the performance limit. We can’t do that. We have back door approaches, sometimes. If you’re trying to ask me, is this U-235 or U-238, I’ve got to know. I don’t know how many orbitals, I can’t count 235 versus 238 electron orbitals in this particular pellet. But I can ask you the question, is there a specific type of ore body from which the majority of 238 comes from?
And if you tell me, well, yes, in the Rocky mountains we have this particular ore and it’s usually the one that we use to make U-238. And I’ll say, we’ll be back. So what we do is we take that pellet as a reference point. We backtrack all through the production process. And we look, because the production process is not going to tell us, the customer’s desires, we go back to the mining site where the ore body is produced. We sketch the mine, we sketch the area, we come back to the client and say, where is this? Oh, well that’s the Rockies. It’s U-238. So there are backdoor approaches, as there are in any other business, to our work too.
I mentioned that our viewer’s personal thesaurus is the net sum of experiences. If the experience isn’t in there, you can’t preconsciously process it. But you still know how to express it. We train that in remote viewing. You must use simile or metaphor, but you push that off in a certain spot and you label it as such. This is not site data, this is simile or metaphor. (Next slide please)
These are recently completed contracts that we’ve done for people, to show you the kinds of work that we do. Our friends from CIS will recognize the first one. The Tunguska Event, probably many, any of the Forteans in the audience will recognize that too. The Soviet Phobos II imaged anomaly, of all things, that was done as a contract for TREAT. They took the results to the Soviet Union. That was spacecraft that was decommissioned, that was put out of commission in orbit around Mars in 1989. And we were commissioned to detail, and I mean detail, what happened to that spacecraft. It was an enigmatic object in that just before it went out of commission it photographed a very mysterious looking object. And that appeared on several of the last photographic frames.
Projected Technologies. We went out about 80 years and looked at advanced deep space propulsion systems for a laboratory, an aerospace laboratory. We showed them the kinds of prototype technologies that we will have to go through, we described the key individuals who will be in the laboratories that would produce those prototypes, the types of present existing national and global tech bases. That’s the present technologies that would be spun off to produce these kinds of things. We’re not looking at anything that’s a quantum leap of technology, an idea that we don’t have now. Although, I’ve come across some of those.
You might have seen the newspaper articles or heard about the next one. It made the Manchester Guardian and the world wide press. The United Nations asked for our help. The head of the chemical, biological inspection team in Iraq found out about some work that we did looking for weapons of mass destruction in Kuwait City. And they had told us that the CIA, the KCB, British Intelligence and all the intelligence agencies had bottomed out. And they came to us as a tactic of desperation. I don’t like my company to be thought of as that, but nevertheless, they came to us. And we helped them out to locate Saddam Hussein’s biological warfare stockpiles. His hidden stockpiles. And we did that for them.
Accuracy in Media, a United States organization. We looked at the KAL 007 shoot down. There were some inconsistencies that they wanted checked out. Atmospheric Ozone Depletion. I’m sure that you can relate to this, my Russian colleagues. Projected consequences and remedial technologies. I can’t talk about this. The client owns that information, but it’s getting to the right people, in responsible decision making positions. Whether or not they do anything with the information. Actually, I can say this. There’s nothing that can be done. That is one thing we learned. It’s a very grim picture. Doesn’t look like there are any remedies. That’s as much as I can say about the contract. (Next slide please)
These are the things that we’re doing at the moment. My colleagues and I have agreed to find Mozart’s burial site. Evidently, no one knows where Mozart’s buried, and it happens to be very important to some people. So we’ve agreed for German public radio to find Mozart’s burial site.
Now, think for a moment. The familiarization course that we put our remote viewers through enables them to remote view. So, if one of my students graduates from the familiarization course, they would know how to acquire the target and produce data on Mozart’s burial site. But it takes another twelve months of rigorous training, to enable a remote viewer to produce the exact distances and vectors and depths to enable us to find somebody’s bones out in a field. Particularly if the bones have been blown up by World War II bombers or God knows what. And there’s a lot of discipline involved. It’s the difference between sport parachuting and halo (**) jumping in the military, military jumping. Or flying a combat mission or flying for sport. There’s a world of difference. They’re both flying, but one is a pinpoint mission.
Alien Technical Operations Site Study. That’s our own in-house project that we have funding for, but we refuse to sell any of the results.. We’ve worked at that for ten years, and we treasure the information and the knowledge that we’re getting from that. We have scientists working with us that are Nobel Laureates on site, at a UFO site that we found. It took us a long time to find it, and we’re not about to allow someone to own that information. It shouldn’t belong to anyone. And there will be a public announcement vis-a-vis that site in about a year.
In preparation, Alien Technology Transfer, an aerospace company has asked us to do some anti-gravity work. Some of the vehicles that are transiting the site that we have are very nice technologies. The people that build the B-2 bombers would like to have. We transfer the technology. We do the remote viewing on the insides and the outsides of hard vehicles. Some of them are not hard. We’ll go into that later. And we attempt to establish the principles of operation. If it’s too unfathomable for us, or it’s too advanced and we can’t get a handle on technologies, we follow the spacecraft back to it’s point of origin, we’re locked on to the people. And we go back in time, sometimes very far, to the point where the discoveries were made, the basic discoveries. To a point where we, as remote viewers, and as engineers, can understand the principles when they were discovered. And then we work the history of the craft back up, and put it together that way, over time. Needless to say, it takes a while.
A Remote Viewing Survey of Martian Surface Anomalies. Yes, there are anomalies on Mars. Non-fractal, is the buzzword that the technical community uses these days. They’re real, there are cities, and we are attempting to do a systematic survey. Our preference, although it’s up to the client, Cydonia Crater, both above ground and below ground. That contract could be extended to looking at the Martians themselves, the race, where they went, what’s going on there. There are some things going on the planet now. (Next slide)
This will add some legitimacy. This was a newspaper article, this was headlines that our firm made on behalf of the UN. I think that there are some people at the UN who are embarrassed that they had to do that. We did not publicize this. We’re very discreet about client relationships. This got out to the press. In fact, PSI TECH was very quiet for the first two years of its existence. It was only after this press debacle that we became known to the public. And that’s probably why I am standing here, which is a good thing. (Next slide please)
We have detailed summaries that go to clients. This is an example of one of many sketches of some of the stockpiles. These chemical, not biological weapons, were, beneath this training camp. And we provided the (***U.:I.} the points of hidden access to the training facility. We gave them sketches of clandestine biological warfare terrorist devices. Midair spray canisters that were going to be provided to terrorist organizations to be taken aboard aircraft, to be placed in airline terminals and turned on with a timer to spread nerve agent and anthrax out into the terminals. So, we’re attempting to help federal agencies maintain a watch on that type of technology.
And my last vue-graph. If any of you are familiar with the UFO phenomena in the technical sense, you might remember Project Twinkle, way back in 1949, 1950? There was a green fireball seen in many parts of the world, particularly in New Mexico. ** twinkle, a green flash, a green fireball, actually. But things are not as they seem. That’s an artifact of the way in which that vehicle moves through different phases, through different relativistic speeds. And Twinkle turns out to be that vehicle “twinkling around’ whatever it is interested in. But that was an artifact of its motion, and of the way in which it traveled.
That’s the type of technology we’re supposed to be remote viewing to feed back to aerospace firms. It is not easy. It is really not easy. I’d rather go for Abu Nidal, myself. I think I’ve got way too much to Cover on the UFONET arena, and I really don’t want to take up any more time. Maybe we could put that on hold? (Exclamations from audience, end of tape of this session.)
Edward A. Dames
Remote Viewing Data on UFOs
For those of you who don’t have a pretty grounded understanding of remote viewing, perhaps I can catch you before you leave. If you didn’t get the presentation the other day. But we won’t have time to talk about remote viewing at this juncture, only about the ten years of data that we have against a particular in-house project. And that is against the so-called UFO problem or enigma.
I would like to point out one thing. My company is a group of technicians. We take raw data. We are not theoreticians, we don’t develop theoretical models, we’re not smart enough to do that. We are reconnaissance guys, technical observers, we gather raw data based on a client’s needs, generally of a technological and scientific nature. We provide that to the point of contact in science and industry, and we let the smart guys piece that together, articulate the question to us. If we have not answered the mail or solved their problem using an interim report, they provide us with enough detail for us to refine our targeting. To get down to the detail that they need.
Let me be more specific and let me use instead of Saddam Hussein’s weapons, let me use a spacecraft, a nuts and bolts spacecraft.
If the client is now a space firm, let’s hypothesize, that needs to develop an anti-gravity device, and based upon the hypothesis that some of the vehicles that we are photographing or have been photographed and are now remote viewing, takes advantage of something that they may be able to fathom, then we provide them with the detail they need to try to reconstruct first the principles of operation, and then the actual device itself. So, that would be, what kind of symmetry does the device have when it’s stopped. We’re dealing with some hard vehicles that move at relativistic speeds. For a number of years we had a very difficult time remote viewing them. You can imagine what it is like to be used to seeing things the way we see it in this time reference, and have a remote viewer view something that’s moving at relativistic speeds.
In fact, not being very smart guys, and not giving this information, providing it to anyone outside the group, we developed a sort of myopia. We did not, and we began to analyze our own material. So we said, well, if they can fly through rock, they must be of another dimension. This is a buckaroo banzai type of a dynamic. It turns out that was wrong, because good theoretical physicists that we worked with in both the United States and Europe told us, based upon this type of flight, this type of dynamic, does not fit the Special Relativity Theory. These kinds of principles are perfectly normal in General Relativity. And this is how one would perceive something flying into a cavern. In some cases we have caverns underground, some on Mars, some on Earth.
Not big complexes, sort of parking spaces. And those are hollowed out areas with a platform. That is a place where something hard and physical lands. I’ll discuss the abduction type of things in a moment. There we’re dealing with very little that’s physical and hard.
So we’ve got to turn, it’s got to be a team effort. We’re not an end-all. We can only provide the raw technical data. The scientific community has to put the pieces of the puzzle together to determine what we are dealing with. And that’s our niche in the grand scheme of things.
The only information I have, and it is a lot of information, albeit, is the information that has been derived from specific targeting and/or recent client requests of specific vehicles. Work on the abduction side of the house is a different problem.
The hard vehicles are generally associated, I don’t want to be too general, but the targets that we have looked at are transport vehicles. They are transporting material. I don’t want to specify what at this time, because we don’t want to interfere with certain activities. But they are transporting a type of resource, usually from Mars to Earth. Sometimes through time. I’ll go into that, but not in great detail. They are very physical.
The abduction side of the house, we spent a long time looking at that, and we are dealing with things that I don’t think we’re going to fathom using the technologies that we have. We have a lot of hard data, but we don’t have a lot of understanding.
Now, I could ramble on here and go through the whole chronology of this, how we, when we first found the tool, when we first developed this profound tool. We applied it toward everything that we could look at, willy nilly, one target to the next. An abduction here, a sighting there, a photograph, a photograph of a moving object here. But it was because of that lack of a systematic attack on the problem, we were not able to breach the lines and get an idea of what the agenda was. And we only now have some inklings into the agenda, but those were personal opinion. That’s not the data that we give to a client. The client isn’t interested in personal opinion. They’re interested in the data that makes them money.
Can I build a machine with this data? Or can I answer a question if I’m a foundation or institute? Because we work for non-commercial entities, too. So, I’ll tell you how naive we were, as former military intelligence and special operations officers, we felt that with this tool that was very powerful, we could find the Southwest Base. After all, there’s a Southwest Base, everybody says so, right? We’re going to look for the Southwest Base. Easy target. And we were going to go in with guns blazing, shoot these little green guys, ask questions later, and move on!
No. Didn’t turn out that way. We got educated along the way. We were not dealing with little green men. It’s embarrassing to say that we ever thought that way, but we did. That’s the military mentality. We got quite an education. So I’ll allow you to ask me the questions, rather than trying to roll through a chronology that would take two days. Shoot.
Yes Virginia, there is no Santa Claus (laughter)
(Question from audience)
In the case of hard, we’ve had to go back and systematically attack the problem. Remote viewers have had to learn how to distinguish man made objects that almost always deal with combustion technology. Sometimes very esoteric, moving like a bat out of hell. But they fly back to a hangar. And they belong to us. We don’t look at those because we’re not supposed to. Bolides and meteors. We have to learn how to distinguish between ball lightning and a meteor. A remote viewer has to understand within five minutes that he’s dealing with something natural, and if that’s not part of the target. If for instance, we’re given the picture, we have to be able to derive the data within a few minutes, so we don’t waste our time on that.
And then we’ve begun to classify what has been heretofore described or alleged to be alien in nature. The UFO problem. You have to split it up into its component parts. We have solid vehicles, different types. We haven’t looked at all of them because we can’t do that. Remote viewing is hard work. You look at one thing at a time. You don’t get interested in the surroundings. Think of a pilot on a bombing mission. Intensely thinking about that target. No time for scenery. Indeed, it is difficult to perceive bogies coming over your shoulder. Somebody else has to tell you about that. Your full concentration is on getting the job done. Well, that’s the way remote viewing is, a good analogy.
We’ve looked at hard vehicles. we’ve looked at where they come from, where they’re going to. The abductions area totally separate issue. When we look at an abductee, something else is happening.
(Question from audience)
There are six employees in the company, I am one. The other five? I won’t give you their names. There’s a reason for that. Saddam Hussein has accused us of making him sick during Desert Storm. He accused my company of doing that. If for some reason he would find it in his heart to do us in, we’d like him to know that there’s others where we came from. And we’ll find at least his assassins.. That’s all you’re going to get. You don’t mind if I protect my employees’ privacy, do you?
(Question from audience)
We haven’t studied groups. We look at targets, and then we associate what is at the site or the place with that target. If we look at the particular (interrupted by speaker) Yes. On hard vehicles, transport type of vehicles that we’ve followed to places, when the vehicle stops, it doesn’t need an access way into an underground chamber, a hollowed out chamber. It just kind of appears there. Actually, it flies through. It doesn’t appear to be beaming down or anything. It moves through the earth at relativistic speeds, it stops and parks, cools down for a moment, underground. In places on Mars and on Earth.
There are some small, what appear to be androids living there. But they don’t have the same consciousness that we do. They ‘re smart, and they move around to service the vehicle, unload certain things. Occasionally we see humans involved. But the humans are in a catatonic state. Almost an enslaved state. I’ll talk more about that in a moment. That’s not to say that this seems to be malign, in a general sense.
There are one or two crew members that exit the vehicle. These individuals are very interesting to me. It reminds me of being a soldier in an underdeveloped country. The attitude that one has, generally, is one of smugness, looking down one’s nose at the indigenes. Because, if you guys were so good, I wouldn’t be here. Yes, I’m here on a peace mission, but I’m still better than you. I’m packed with weapons, and you’ve got nothing, and I’ve conquered your country, but I’m here on a peaceful mission.
It’s that same type of attitude that we detect from these pilots. And they’re about five feet high, perhaps this high, have sharp features, narrower face, sharp ears, sharp nose. We have pretty good sketches of them. They’re hairless. And they’re downright cocky. They have a superior attitude vis-a-vis humans. And we’ve looked at their relationship and association with humans, in an intangible sense. That’s how we explore the target. Association of ideas. Let’s ask some more questions about the hard guys and the hard nuts and bolts stuff before we talk about the abductions.
The question was, do these people have empathy, do they experience love? We looked at a couple of different humanoids. They seemed to be different races, but that’s peculation. Who knows what genetic engineering can do? When we follow a vehicle back to it’s home world, and usually we have to go through a set of relay stations, boxlike large structures on airless worlds, that seem to act as reference points or transformers, really relay stations is a good term. If we don’t have the technical term to express it, and of course we don’t, we’re dealing with an advanced technology, we must rely on analog, simile, metaphor, allegory in some cases, but the remote viewer labels it as such. And that is telling us, I don’t have the word to express this correctly, the closest concept that I have at the preconscious level, preconscious processing, because there’s no analysis, is relay station, move on to the next topic.
Yes, in fact, in the early 1980s we looked at some domestic scenes, if one might call it that, and just to get an idea of ergonomics, I mean, what’s a cup like? Yeah, they’re a little bit different form than we are, they’re, how do they drink, and what do their utensils look like? What do their chairs look like? And how do they make love? Those were interesting things. And by the way, when a remote viewer works a target, once again, the target is only given a reference number. The remote viewer has no idea of what the target is. He works in the blind.
So, when you have a remote viewer reporting a room that is unlike any room that he has ever seen, we don’t care about his comments, we want to know what’s in the room. Then you get some surprised remote viewers later, when they review their work. Because they’re moving too fast to look at the scenery when they’re working themselves.
Yes, they have, the best way to describe their cultures an act of love that we saw, of love making, what we interpreted to be love making, made me feel more like an animal than I already feel. It was that beautiful. It was that esthetic. In fact, it was a moving experience, and I can extrapolate from something like that or guess that their culture is probably refined. I may be speculating, but I have a gut feeling that one could say that they probably are a fairly peaceful people.
I don’t know if they have a sense of beauty. I never explored that in their minds. We can enter a person’s mind, we can get into a dream state, we can extract the ideas, and we’ve done that in several cases.
(Question from audience)
We don’t know where we are in space. We have a German contract now, a possible contract, where we were given a galactic coordinate, using New General Catalog coordinates, second star from the right. Actually we’re only given the Solar System. I think, what the client wants is to know whether there are planets around a particular star. I’m guessing, because he hasn’t told me. Its a German client. Unless we’re given a pinpoint, we can go there immediately. We acquire a target immediately. We’re taught to do that. But when we follow something back, we have as difficult a time finding out where we are in space as we do locating a terrorist in a city. We can sketch a room, the city, the guards, the state of mind of the guards, the state of mind of the terrorist. Those kinds of things. But we’re not sure exactly what city we’re in. Hopefully, the client will know. And so we provide the finished pieces of the puzzle.
(Question from audience)
The first question is, do the beings recognize that they are being remote viewed? The humanoids do not. They are just like you and I, a person. You can’t tell that you are being remote viewed. We go through, even if you are entering a person’s mind, we go through the back door, through the unconscious. And we download ideas through the back door, so to speak. And only in two cases in ten years have we ever become aware that someone, that a human was aware that we were remote viewing them. Aliens, humanoid aliens, do not know.
The, what we have termed “transcendentals,” which are the formless beings associated with the abductions, and there is a type of technology that they have, we call it transcendental technology, they know. They more than know. They seem to be able to edit and effect, and this we were not comfortable with this, we did not like it. We were cocksure of ourselves, and never suspected that something would be able to interfere with this powerful tool. But this can. When we look at abductions and we look at the system that’s behind the abductions, they are very much aware of what we know, what we’re doing, and what we’re going to do. So that’s the answer to that question.
(Question from audience)
They can edit data, and they can interfere to the point where if we look at certain things. For instance, there seems to be a group of human beings, just people like you and I. Only two hundred or three hundred of them on the globe. They’re somehow in consort with this system. They’re somehow in contact. And there’s a physical vehicle in a deep space orbit that is associated with this idea. We haven’t looked at that intensively.
(Question from audience)
There seem to be several levels of transcendentals. The human beings that I am talking about are associated with the transcendentals. One of the points of association is a large spacecraft in deep orbit. Very far in deep space. I don’t want to talk about that at this juncture, but these humans are interesting. When we try to track them down, in fact, .we knew the humans carry around with them devices, small, technical devices. And I had someone from the military-industrial complex say, let’s go in there and knock them out and get that device. And I think that may be the reason why when we try to pinpoint these individuals, we can’t. We go zinging! off the target somewhere else. And that was a long time ago, we’re smarter and more mature now, and we don’t do things like that anymore..
(Question from audience)
(Question about validity of John Lear underground bases, and about the “hollow earth” ideas)
I don’t know anything about underground areas of the earth, in those terms. We do know that there are something like fallout shelters. Its like an insurance policy. They are something that would appear to be a fallout shelter type of an environment, where resources are stockpiled and there are some, what appear to be alien forms, humanoid forms, in a way, I’ll elaborate upon this in a moment. There’s a Martian connection, we haven’t, and I don’t want to talk anymore about it because it is speculative at the moment, we need to do a lot more work. Seems to be a type of a preserved being. We don’t know if they’re humans, or whatever. They’re in a preserved state, and in underground chambers. The same places where these cargo ships land, and I use “land” of course, loosely. And that we have information on. The other thing about the hollow earth idea, you got me.
(Question from audience) (sense of question is, do you know if these are indigenous Martians, or are they only using that planet?)
Correct. We don’t know yet. We can look at the forms, but we haven’t gone back in time as we do with the vehicles. If the principles of operation aren’t understood for a vehicle, we have to go back to a home planet or place in some cases. We don’t move in time, we just shift our vision. Remember, it doesn’t seem to be any movement at all. Like a database search. Go back in time and until the discovery was made on that planet, download those principles and those minerals, those materials, get that data, provide that to the theoretical physicists so that they can reconstruct the theoretical principles first, and then move forward to reverse engineer the technology, as best they can, if they can.
(Question from audience) Ability to distinguish aliens from humans
The transcendentals, although they are formless, they seem to be able to manifest themselves in every way, shape or form. Anything. I mean, this microphone, a person, dog, you name it. We’ve seen everything. There are several agenda here. One agenda is purely operational, which we can relate to as being former military. One agenda is very altruistic in terms of mankind, although it would seem not to be if you look at this slice in time only..
The transcendentals, one of the agenda appears to be, based on our data now, not speculation, teasing us. Teasing with a purpose. Toying with us, playing with us. The scientific group that I work with know that we’re being patronized, to some degree. They’re facilitating us. They’re feeding us what we want. We think we know why that is, and there’s a contact site that we have as a result of remote viewing. We’ve finally answered the mail and got the ground truth the scientists wanted. But we have still got to determine what is going to happen at the site.
Whatever it is that we’re dealing with, and it seems to be both the transcendentals and these other federation types, or whatever you want to call them. At some levels they interact. They call the shots at the site. We don’t know what they’re going to do. Our agenda is, guys, we’re not smart enough to figure out all of this stuff. If you want to help, we found you, or you let us find you. If you want to help we’re certainly asking for help. If you don’t, personally, I’m going away, I don’t have time for this, I’ve work to do. Its great entertainment. I mean, microwave, ultrasonic beams through your head. lights, I’ll read you a summary of one of my remote viewers, one of the technical summaries of things that happened at the site, later on. That’s all fine and dandy, but I can’t do anything with it. I have places to go and things to do as a businessman.
(Question from the audience) (What effect would a holographic projection have on remote viewing? Would you recognize it as such?)
No. We wouldn’t be able to distinguish one from the other. Unless we happen to catch it. If we explored a place. If we didn’t go deep enough, to us it would be like rolling across a valley and looking at a particular scene, remote viewing wise. If it were a true holographic projection, and we remote viewed that event, we would definitely distinguish it as not material. And we would be able to say that there is a projector. We would always be able to do that. I need to talk about the transcendentals here in a moment.
(Question from the audience) (Doesn’t this activity seem to be increasing, and with remote viewing, can you find a point towards which the aliens are working?)
Is the activity increasing, and can we detect whether or not there will be a certain point where we have contact in the future?
(When they feel that they have achieved…)
When they feel that they have achieved. We don’t know what they are trying to achieve. We only have inklings about their agenda. Its our hope, at least my hope, that we can learn more, at first it was scientific data, but just more knowledge. Knowledge for knowledge’s sake. Even that gets boring after a while. That was our agenda at looking for contact. We don’t know what their agenda is. We only know what their activities are.
(Question from audience)
No. What I said was, we had to learn how to distinguish human made UFOs from truly alien UFOs. All of the human made UFOs at this point in time, and there are some very exotic ones, seem to have associated with them in almost all cases, combustion types of processes. Number one. Number two is, except in a couple of instances, they always come back to Earth. They always land. And they always move into a hangar. At that point we say, whoops! Don’t want to look at that. That’s not aliens. So we move on to other targets.
(Question from audience) (The site that you were referring to, who will be the representatives of Earth at that contact, and when will it take place?)
The where is in the American Southwest, there’s probably other places, I don’t know, that’s the one we found. You exploit your data. It’s our feeling that the scientific community must validate this phenomenon. It’s not going to take an Ed Dames, you know, or any of us. We’re just not going to do it, folks. It’s got to be scientists. They’re the guys we’ve chosen as architects of the future. They’re the ones that have to validate the phenomenon first. First they have to say it exists, in order to get things moving. And those are the paths we’ve chosen.
I think that one of the agenda that we’ve noticed is that kind of idea being accommodated. Every time a scientist brings a new instrument, and some of them are pretty exotic, to the specific site for measurements of ongoing technical activity, that’s an objective, real thing. Then, we think we’re going to get bells and whistles, no matter what the instrument is. And we have some basis for saying this, from work that we’ve done in the past in other areas. To the point where I’m speculating. Where a threshold number of scientists, very prominent scientists and engineers, will have collected the data that they need for them as intelligent men to say, by God, these kinds of observations and measurements are definitely correlated with what have heretofore been recognized as UFO activity. We can validate the phenomenon. Now let’s move on to other agenda.
Sadly enough, though, you’ll find that scientists, many of them, don’t want to move on to other agenda. They just want to keep making measurements and recordings. Then it’s time, once we validate it, to move into the area of the general public.
(Question from audience) (Is the suggestion, then, that what these individuals are doing in performing their measurements is establishing a kind of a preliminary frame of reference which they in a sense will have, to make sense out of future manifestations of future agenda?)
I think they know what they’re doing. The question is, I think everybody heard it. They know what they’re doing. They are a heck of a lot smarter than us. We know they have access to every level of our mind. If they can do brainwave entrainment, make Manchurian Candidates out of people, they know what’s going on. We’re not kidding each other. Come on guys, ante up or should we go away, or what, what do you want us to do? That’s my feeling about it. I’m not sure we’re in as much control of that contact site as we think. We’re really the ones under observation there, I feel. Not the UFOs.
(Question from audience) (About the 200-300 humans working with the aliens)
There is some type of a working relationship between the two to three hundred humans, that’s a ball park figure by the way, remember, we can’t do numbers. We’d have to look at one at a time. But there’s an agreement, a working relationship, perhaps more, between the humans and an agenda, a federation type of agenda. I think it’s curious that Carl Sagan has said that, gee, there’s a lot of religious association with these things, maybe jokingly, I think it was tongue in cheek, he put forth the hypothesis that maybe other races have missionaries. And I thought it would be funny if people were plucked from this planet, trained as missionaries and gone back for covert operations. A lot of this stuff is covert. It’s covert, clandestine in its nature. They’re not coming out and giving us what we want on a platter. We’ve got to work for it, and I’m afraid if they did give it to us on a platter, we would get down on our knees to the Beings of Light and bow. Or, we would say, well, can you solve this problem, too? And this one and this one? So that’s speculation and personal opinion. I have to associate.
(Question from audience) (What evidence do you have about their mission and their purpose?)
I don’t want to speculate on their purpose. I would rather let other people do that. My mission is to provide people with data. You guys work out the, you get what you need, as scientists and engineers. You get the information that you need, and as sociologists, take those things and you work out the models.
(Question from audience)
The people that I work with are some of the smartest people in the world. And they’ve got some good models. And yes, when they get it together there will be a special body set up and the details will be released. That is one of the reasons, by the way, my company does not sell this particular project. This in-house project to anyone. Because if we do that, the client owns the information. We did a contract for TREAT, for Dr. Laibow, about a year ago. On the demise of the Soviet Phobos II spacecraft. That was a Martian probe that was decommissioned somehow, or went awry in orbit early in its orbit around Mars. I’d really like to talk about that, but I can’t. Dr. Laibow owns that information. She was our client. I’m a businessman, don’t forget. Not an institute, a foundation or a center.
(Question from the audience) (Are the aliens adversarial?)
I don’t know if they can defend each other. I have no information on that. We have seen curious things. Sometimes, when an operational vehicle, for instance, there’s one class of vehicle that seems to be on patrol constantly. They do what has been termed Bean counting. When you count each other’s countries’ nuclear warheads or ***fIIRVs, that’s called bean counting up at strategic levels. And you have patrol vehicles hovering over submarines, hovering over storage sites, nuclear storage sites. Always keeping tally on how many weapons are there and doing certain other things. And that’s a physical vehicle that’s hard to capture on film. It’s only on one frame, and it’s gone. When you remote view it seems to be longer. But again, we face the differences in framework problem. Sometimes those vehicles are shadowed by those mirror-like vehicles associated with the, what we call transcendentals. And there seems to be a feeling of, oh, traffic cop, or something like that, over our shoulder. It’s a chase plane type of a thing that’s very different indeed. There’s nobody in it, and yet it’s a tangible bubble of something moving through the atmosphere behind this physical vehicle. And we pick up feelings of a little bit of annoyance, having to look over one’s shoulder as if “Boy, we could take some shortcuts here if we wanted to, but there’s this traffic cop behind us and we can’t.” That’s the only thing I can say about their relationship at that level. Otherwise, there seems to be an interconnection at other levels, but we haven’t articulated it by any means.
(Question from audience) (have you looked at crop circles?)
We’ve done a cursory look at crop circles. All that we have to date, and it’s just a cursory look, we think, we think, based on earlier data, and we can’t state that there’s an association, we haven’t done the work yet, is, we have seen creating, rolling down in the night time, one or two spheres about that big, a bluish whitish tinge. We haven’t watched them, I was talking with George Wingfield about this last night, and he asked if we had seen them do any of the circular movements, and we haven’t. We’ve seen them roll down a line of wheat, what appears to be fairly slowly, although we haven’t computed the frames of reference yet. And the wheat just bends. One of the things that we would like to do is look down at the molecular electromagnetic level to see what’s going on when the wheat bends. That’s the kind of things that we do best. We followed these spheres back up and out, to an airless world. It’s another place. I don’t know if it’s a moon, an asteroid. I just don’t know. And they settled down or nestled down in a type of nest. It’s a metallic type of a dish. I don’t know what it is. We haven’t looked at it. And there seems to be 30 or 40 of these spheres, all bouncing around on this dish. And that’s the only work we’ve done.
(Question from audience) (Is this contact site you referred to a place you access physically, or through remote viewing?)
We found it via remote viewing, and we were helped in that it seems, almost as if we were allowed to see it. We went there, took a lot of work to find the place on the ground. We went there and a lot of fireworks began to happen. So we knew we had an active site. And we’ve been back on subsequent trips to make a number of measurements, and we’re continuing that now.
(Question from audience)
No, no, we go back physically. Remember, we’re not going to go any further. We’re just not going to get any further on this problem unless scientists validate it. Let’s not kid ourselves. So we take the scientists back, with a lot of equipment, we set up the equipment, physically at the site. All this junk. I sit back with a six pack of beer and say, “Here they are!” And actually, I am forced to man some of the equipment. And then they get the measurements that they need, and I say, “Guys ready?” And then we go home. So, that’s what they need. When that’s finished. We don’t know what’s going to happen, at the site. My biggest fear, has anyone seen Howard the Duck? My biggest fear is I’m going to be sitting there like Howard the Duck, and it’s going to be a totally different agenda. That goes through my mind, and I say no, these guys are serious, and I’m sure they wouldn’t mess around like that.
(Question from audience)
No, I said preserved humanoids. I do not know if (interrupted by comment from audience) They’re in a type of a goop. In a type of a jelly-like substance. They are fed. Its not like they’re in suspended animation. And it’s not like their life systems have stopped and they’re truly hibernating. They are kept alive. They’re conscious. Their state is pathetic. Absolutely pathetic. It’s revolting. The minerals and the things that they’re fed with, it will make you throw up if you are a remote viewer. Because you’ve got all the sensory impressions of being in this goop. We don’t know what they are. There’s a Mars connection. We do know that. But we haven’t articulated the extent or the nature of the connection yet. Whether they’re human, whether they’re the Martians, whether they’re the aliens that had an accident, I don’t know. We just have a lot more work to do.
(Question from audience)
Yeah, we have a whole lot of activity on the Moon. We’ve got activity on Mars, too. No, there’s no humans involved in any of this, except by unwittingly. When *** that kind of thing, there’s a brain wave entrainment that occurs, there’s some programming that goes on, there are some nonsense programs that are installed. And people shake it off and say, “By God, did you see that, there were aliens laying there on the ground! I drove the truck over there.” But you can’t find any of them, because it’s all up here. When you remote view those kinds of things, the truck drivers are running around, people are frozen at the wheel, and there’s these spheres all over the place. And the whole area is cordoned off, and all the spheres go away, and there’s a panic. Trucks driving around, those kinds of things. And that happens at the individual level, too. But mostly when people are asleep.
(Question from audience) (You mean there aren’t…
Yes, there are permanent structures. But they have nothing to do with man. They are facilities of these, this federation, or whatever the heck it is.
(Question from audience) (NASA…)
I have never worked with NASA, except under the table. And, because people don’t want to be associated with this kind of thing. They want to use you like a concubine, (laughter) when you have a good thing, right, down the street. But they don’t want to publicly acknowledge it. And we respect that. We have to. You’ve got to respect the conservatism amongst those types of people. Interestingly, it’s mostly captains of industry and people who have already made their niche in science that really use our, it’s not the middle manager.
Yes, Victoria (Question from audience) They are treating us like lab rats. What you are talking about is the type of alien that acknowledges the consciousness of humans and can interact on a conscious level. Only two or three hundred humans are in conscious contact. Why is it limited?)
I do have some ideas about the association, about those kinds of operations. Think of the United Nations or of a government, where you have a political body that makes the decisions and the instructions. And you have a military action arm. The guys that are flying around, moving whatever is in the goop, whoever those people are to Earth and to other places, some through time, by the way, whoever they are, seem or appear to be the action arm of something else. We may be dealing with different levels of evolution, and we’re all working together. I don’t know. It’s a big mess. It’s a complex issue. But we do know that generally speaking we’re being treated like children. Because we act like children. Not getting smart enough, to do this. One of our agenda out at the contact site is to go there with that in mind. Guys, we see ya! Yeah, we’re stupid, we’re too stupid to figure it out. But we sure like to learn, and we’re here to learn. And, if you want to teach us, feel free. And please do it within the next nine months. Because my contract expires. (laughter)
(Question from audience) (Of those two to three hundred people who you know are working with the aliens or transcendentals, do you regard them as Quislings or ambassadors?)
They look like covert missionaries. Oh, yes. The two to three hundred humans. Do I regard them as ambassadors or Quislings? Traitors? (Audience: yes, to the human race) Hmm. Traitors. I don’t regard them as traitors. They’re gathering information covertly. They look just like agents that I have known. I mean, they’re doing the same types of things. They have some funny technical devices and they are in contact with something in deep space. But other than that, I don’t know much about them. They…well, I won’t go into that.
(Question from audience) (Do you know if these people are from Earth originally?)
I don’t know if they are from Earth originally. We haven’t tracked them in time. We look at targets as a continuum, as I said the other day. I don’t know anything about their origins or their destiny.
(Question from audience) (Can you tell us who your client is in this particular problem?)
In this particular case, the client has agreed that we will be free to disseminate a certain amount of the information. We’re not free to disseminate the technical information. Only the information in a general manner. So that the public becomes aware. And I act as a cutout for that. I act as a buffer, I take the flak from certain people. So that the hard scientists can do their jobs. The ostracism that some of them, they’ll lose their jobs. You can imagine what a chief of state or someone in a leadership position, what would happen to them publicly in the tabloids, minimally, if they associate. No, things are changing a little bit, but not fast enough that we can openly associate with very dignified and respected scientists and engineers.
(Question from audience) Yes, I’m saying it’s very dignified and respected scientists and people, other people.
(Question from audience) (The material that’s being transferred, what’s its end use?
The end use is a type of artificial food, almost entirely artificial food for these things that are, for a lot of different reasons. It seems to feed the humanoid types. They just extract the minerals from it and they eat it. But, it’s also injected into this goop. It seems to be. We just need to do more work. To feed whatever is in that, living humanoid, in these tubes that are hooked up in banks along the wall. I don’t know what they are.
(Question from audience) (Could you talk about the…)
Yeah, let’s look at a typical abduction. Nine times out of ten, now, there’s about one percent that are different, and where things are physically moved, and people go somewhere. A typical abduction, a person goes to sleep, although this can occur when they are driving to work, or they’re walking down the street, believe it or not. What we view, we view a person lying in bed. And once again, there’s a white sphere, about that big, juxtaposed approximately two feet from the person’s head, as they’re lying in bed. There’s another white sphere about this big, and it’s off at an angle from the white sphere on about the same side of the room. There isn’t much movement. The small white sphere moves a little bit, like it’s on guard duty or something like that. That’s just speculation, of course. The white sphere stays there. The person, although they may report that they’ve gone somewhere and been abducted, the body is right there in bed. We’ve really spent a lot of time with this. And unless we’re missing something, we don’t have the software or the hardware, to process the data, for all intents and purposes the person is staying in bed. But their consciousness, when you enter the person’s mind, Zoom! you’re somewhere else as a remote viewer. You are somewhere else. And we’ve had tours of the galaxy and God knows how far by doing that. Going through a person’s mind during the abduction experience. We’ve learned a lot doing that, about certain things. But most of it’s beyond us. We can’t process the data. The only association, the only details we get, for instance if we were to remote view this meeting, if a company were to do that, we could get a rich amount of data that could go on for ever. Ever. We could pick one person and know everything about them, or anything that they were interested in. We don’t do that, because that violates privacy. But that’s what we could do. In the case of an abduction experience we get a single intangible idea. Only one idea. “Classroom.” That is it. No matter how much we squeeze the problem, look at it any which way, get into the person’s mind, feel the globe, try to do anything else, the only concept we extract from that event is the idea of classroom. Strangely enough, so that’s what I’ve got, it’s all I have.
(Question from audience) (You said something yesterday that sort of chilled my blood, that the future is set in concrete. Would you comment as to when you think there will be a public release of this information, so that UFO phenomena will obviously be out of the kook stage?)
I stated the other day that the future seems to be locked in as much as the past. Using that as a premise, could we look at when this information would be released, and those kinds of things. First of all, the data that I have, from 1981 through now, indicates that working future targets, it comes about on those targets that we worked, perhaps 80 different things, the details happened precisely. That’s not to say that everything is locked in. But when you see that happen that often, as an individual, I like you begin to get the feeling that maybe there’s no way out of this. And maybe that’s OK. And you try to develop a philosophy around that. I don’t know if it’s true or not. All we have is data, and we can continue to collect data. But it appears that things that we have looked at in the past have happened precisely, the way it is. When is this all going to come out? We can’t do “whens” because we don’t know where we are in time. Although, on the ozone contract that we have, that we did, I mentioned that the other day, the ozone problem. That took us out somewhere around 80 to 120 years into the future. We only have a general sense of how far out we are. There is another race present with us. We look differently. We’re different. Our body shapes seem to be more durable. The remote viewers have described us as more durable. And you can integrate that into whatever database you have.
(Question from audience) (It had to have happened at some point in time close to where we are now)
Right, but you think of how long it would take to remote view, how long it takes. It’s not like being in this room. It’s through a lens darkly. In fact, as I mentioned, we train remote viewers to back off. We don’t want them drawn esthetically into the target. They don’t do their jobs. They need to maintain a distance so they can pick up as much information in as short a period of time as possible.
(Question from audience) (To what extent have you been aware of military and government involvement with UFOs?)
Military and government involvement? Post, post Project Bluebook? After Project Bluebook? (I have no idea what level the country is involved with that.) It is safe to say that the country, the Department of Defense, has tried as hard as it can to crack this problem in other eras when they had a charter to do so. When the problem was perhaps viewed as a national security threat. And they failed. Do they have inklings and have there been events on military bases? Yeah. But nobody’s figured it out. It’s one of the reasons I’m in business and not still in the military.
(You have not seen the military working with the…)
The military doesn’t work with the aliens. No. The aliens do what they want to.
(Question from audience) (With regard to the future, 80 to 100 years, have we gotten rid of AIDS, and would you consider finding an AIDS cure possible?)
When we looked, as part of a contract, we found ourselves in the future looking at the results of a particular problem, did we find that the AIDS problem was cured, and if it was, can we download the technology, get the results? I don’t know about AIDS. There were very peaceful people still primarily concerned with survival. I can’t go into the contract data, we don’t own it. But the other problematic question is can we download cure to AIDS, and the answer is yes.
(Can the world hire you for that?)
When the world’s ready it will hire me. For now they have my phone number.
What can I do? I can’t go out and beg the world. I’m viewed, and still most of us are viewed as nuts, anyway, outside. Do you think I talk to my clients this way? Clients who have a job who are concerned with building roads and making airplanes and things like that? It’s tough enough to get me to the top levels of management, to try to get contracts. Fifty percent of my contracts are with other nuts. Like us!
I can’t go in there and talk about ET things because I’ll be booted out, on my ear. So it’s going to take some time. We’re a new company, three years. That’s not a long time they’ve been operating.
(Question from audience) (Another question on the abductions) How are we doing for time? (various audience replies)
No, we get the same concept every time we view an abduction of that type. We can’t squeeze any more information out of the event. The only concept we get is classroom. Now if we go through the abductee, into the abductee’s mind during the abduction experience, we’re in a rich field, both in terms of astronomy and in terms of data. And there’s just too much data to deal with at any given time. There’s a lot of religious symbology, a tremendous amount of religious symbology. I wish I didn’t have to say that, because it doesn’t sound very professional, but it’s data. And it’s quite a beautiful experience, but we don’t get paid to have experiences. We don’t have enough time for employees to do that. They’ve got to get back to down to earth problems.
(Question from audience) (Would you give us a little tour of the galaxy?)
Gee. There’s a lot of things out there. (laughter)Remember I told you we looked at, somebody asked about the culture. We looked at, just to get an idea, we looked at the ergonomics. Well, that particular place, we looked at the city, and we sketched the city. It was a very logical constructed city. There were concentrically, concentric circles of transportation routes on the surface, and then went down. It was like a reverse ice cream cone. With concentric circles of transportation routes and radiating spokes that were transportation. The habitats were along each of the spokes, in very orderly fashion, like one would find in Berlin or Munich, except more orderly than that. And people were very peaceful. We didn’t look that much at the rest of the city. So a tour of the galaxy is mostly of a technical nature. We’re really concerned with how people are traveling from one point to another. We haven’t spent a lot of effort on their living places. We’re looking at the ways in which they travel. That seems to be science’s primary objective and agenda. There we have a lot of information on technologies which we are attempting to cope with as a group, not me.
(Question from audience) (There is a hypothesis, albeit a rather sketchy one, that goes something like this. The people who get interested in certain phenomena may do so because of something that may have happened to them at some point in time in their life. For instance, people involved in studying UFO abductions. There has been the suggestion that these people might be involved in one way or the other. My question to you is, well to your colleagues, have you found that some of you or any of you are in fact involved? I realize this is a personal question, but I’d kind of like to raise that because as it turns out, there’s even some data that some of the debunkers are involved, too. Is this a coincidence, historically, that you are involved with, or is this just your job?)
There’s things I can’t say, because of my background. I just can’t comment on, for other reasons. Because of, coming from a black background. You know, those kinds of. *** There is one man, there is one employee who we know has been an abductee. And we gained a lot of information about abduction experiences from remote viewing that employee. In fact, we sprung a fast one on him and had him remote view his own abduction. That was good. (laughter) It recreated all the panic and the claustrophobic effects he felt when, again, we remote viewed him. He wasn’t going anywhere. He was frozen outside, standing like this in a catatonic state outside of his home in Texas. But his reports matched what we had in his mind. He was in a claustrophobic environment and felt as if there was something on his face, he couldn’t breath. There was a feeling of panic. Something that kept telling him don’t worry about it, those kinds of ideas. He found himself on another world where he was, actually, it looked like a press gang. The idea was, would you like to volunteer for this? That type of an idea. Where you were Shanghaied, literally Shanghaied to do some type of a work. Now, those could be symbolic concepts. When you’re dealing with the transcendental side of the house, we’ve got to be very careful. That’s the only type, time where you get symbology, and we’re going to assume that we’re being monkeyed with, based upon other things that have happened. So, not real solid data. As far as answering the rest of your question, we’ve thought about it. We just look like a bunch of average guys. I can’t say anything else.
(Question from audience) (Do you ever see the grays?)
The grays. The only time I’ve seen anything remote viewing wise on contracts, the only time we’ve seen anything that resembles the grays are those guys that service the cargo vehicles in subterranean areas of Mars, and on Earth. We’ve seen them there. I haven’t detect, I have to caveat that. I have to qualify that statement. We caught a glimpse once on an abduction experience, this was a medical doctor that was abducted. She was in her car, and it appears that in this case, it was the ten percent, one of the ten percent cases. That she was physically removed from the car, and we found her on a table, and there were people standing around and at that juncture the remote viewer slipped off the target. We have a sneaking suspicion that may have been a, I don’t know, if we caught a glimpse of something we weren’t supposed to see, or those kinds of things. So, the other ten percent, it’s blocked for some reason or edited out by some thing or ourselves. I don’t know.
Maybe it’s something we don’t want to look at although our remote viewers are trained to look at, to experience fear at its primal levels. You know, you got to understand what that means. Viewers have to experience every type of experience, to be trained and recognize the experience. The Challenger Shuttle disaster is just one of many examples I could use. A trainee, not knowing what the target is, is inside of that capsule when it’s eight minutes to the water. The capsule was pressurized. The people were alive. And they were on the way down. So the remote viewer has to experience in the minds of those people the horror, the grief, the sadness, all the things that eight people at once would realize on the way to the water. All of different backgrounds. Some military, some civilian, school, and it’s a tough thing to do to a person. And you ought to see what they look like for the rest of the day. It ruins their day. That’s what they have to go through in the long remote viewing course. And it’s not an easy thing to do.
(Question from audience) (One of the comments you made yesterday, that caused consternation, was this idea that the future is stuck in stone. If you, as a philosophic experiment, were trying to remote view an event that you knew would have a certain outcome, then why not take personal steps to try to change that outcome?)
We can’t remote view an event that we know will have a certain outcome. You mean something that we see happening, and attempt to remote view possible solutions.
(No, No. Actually, yourselves. You can remote view a building that you know is scheduled for destruction on January 31st because the town is going to blow it up. A week before, you personally decide to burn it down. See if you can actually change it. I know it sounds a little radical, but the concept is a matter of your own philosophy.)
For one thing, I can’t confirm that the event is going to happen until we remote view it. We don’t feel confident about anything anybody says is going to happen. We’ve got to remote view it before to have the confidence data. If you tell me that there was a bomb explosion on a plane, I’m not going to, that’s fine if you’re my client, but we’re going to go back and have a look first. Before we shake our heads and say, oh, yeah, we’ll come back with a bomb explosion, where it might have been wind shear or an altercation in the cabin or something like that. If a building was scheduled for disembodiment on a particular date next week, going to have to remote view it first to be sure that’s going to happen. Then, can we change it? I don’t know. But I have to say one thing. I’ve had enough people, I’ve talked with enough people here at this conference, they’ve convinced me to try that. To try to change the future, and especially vis-a-vis that contact site. And that’s a more, why not give it a try? I mean, it’s probably a better, more healthy attitude towards what we’re dealing with than, OK, we know this is going to happen, what can we do to save a portion of the population? Those guys may have the technology to do a lot more than that. And we may simply need to ask. It could be a much simpler process than we think, and it might not be so obfuscated as we all make it out to be.
(Question from audience) (If you were to do something as simple as to view an auto accident next week, and then go in and lock that car in a garage)
No wait. Auto accident next week. The only way we would capture an auto accident by remote viewing is to look at an intersection or to catch it incidental to another project. That’s the only way we would see it. And then we wouldn’t know how far in the future we were, because we’re shaky on dates. Specific dates.
(Question from audience) (Ed, I wondered when you stated this the other day you described the way you worked, it seemed that you indicated you were 100% correct)
(If you were going at it with that attitude, perhaps it presupposes that you’re not going to be able to look at events that)
The question is, I stated the other day that it appears that at least what we would turn in to a client, and we can’t make mistakes, we’re under a lot of scrutiny, and for instance, we came public, for German Public Television, and said we’re going to find Mozart’s grave. If we can’t deliver the goods, I’m finished. If I can, then I’ve got some more clients. We got to put your money where your mouth is. When we give something to a client, we’re stating that what we provide the client is close to 100% accurate. We have other details that are second tier, third tier, information of a lesser confidence. And we don’t provide those to a client unless they, the client wants them. So, you’re suggesting that perhaps because we’re only looking at things that are 100% correct, we may be imposing that percentage on those things. Having come here and talked with other people besides yourself, I think there may be some merit to that. I thought about this question. So I’m going to abandon my idea, it’s just an idea now, I mean, I don’t know whether it’s true or false, but it’s my impression. I’m going to abandon that impression, that things are unchangeable. Because I think that is an unhealthy attitude to have with regard to whatever system that we’re in contact with. And so that’s changed me.
(Question from audience)
Am I digging into somebody’s time? I don’t like to do this, folks. (expressions from audience) It’s not very polite.
(Question from audience) (Perhaps you could give us some insights into the Roswell Incident? I understand that you’ve remote viewed that)
From the cursory remote viewing that we’ve done of the Roswell site, it appears to be mass brain wave entrainment. I know that idea is violently rejected by all the conspiracy theorists, and many other people, (interjection from audience) Roswell incident? Oh, brain wave entrainment. It’s actually quite easy to do. You know, most of you in here are familiar with brain wave patterns, the Schumann resonant frequencies? We evolved against a background of Earth pulsating and in tune with the Sun as it pumps the ions, pump the atmosphere. We evolved against that background and the electromagnetic part of us, brain waves and our clocking frequencies, evolved toward a certain set state.
(Question from audience) (Perhaps you could give us some insights into the Roswell Incident? I understand that you’ve remote viewed that)
From the cursory remote viewing that we’ve done of the Roswell site, it appears to be mass brain wave entrainment. I know that idea is violently rejected by all the conspiracy theorists, and many other people, (interjection from audience) Roswell incident? Oh, brain wave entrainment. It’s actually quite easy to do. You know, most of you in here are familiar with brain wave patterns, the Schumann resonant frequencies? We evolved against a background of Earth pulsating and in tune with the Sun as it pumps the ions, pump the atmosphere. We evolved against that background and the electromagnetic part of us, brain waves and our clocking frequencies, evolved toward a certain set state.
Ever since we were microorganisms or whatever the heck we were. And those are brain wave patterns and why they are what the way that they are. If you monkey with those brain waves, you’ re in an altered state. For any engineers in here, electronic warfare engineers, who are familiar with the term “range gate pull off,” where a plane is coming into the target and sending radar at the target and making sure it is locked on to the target. The target has electronic countermeasures to grab that signal from the radar, and very subtly shift it in a Doppler way and other ways, to make it appear that the target is over here. So the bomb is launched in a different direction. It’s called range gate pull off. It is possible, it seems, to do that with the human brain. To pull off the range gate. To pull off the frequencies. To mess with the modulation. And when you do that, you can possibly capture the signal. You can capture the signal, a person’s brain wave. And then you can inject your own program. How’s that?
No, yes, one, two, three.
(Question from audience) (Is it possible in the event of a kind of a war like Desert Storm, that you could have gone in there and remote viewed Saddam Hussein’s head and come back and reported that this is going to be the way you say it is, that atrocities would happen, and that this would be the worst environmental disaster?)
As you saw from my presentation if you were here, we worked for a major oil company. The contract, we have some contracts we did with Fortune 100 companies and one was entitled The Crisis Profile of Saddam Hussein. It was done during the Desert Shield era. Incidentally, Saddam Hussein has accused my company of making him sick. I think I mentioned that. We can’t do that. At least, we don’t think we can do that when we are remote viewing. But we were tasked by the client, the client was worried about oil prices, and they needed data to do some extrapolations and develop some algorithms. We went into his bunkers, his command posts, we looked at his battle plans, his deception plans. We looked at a number of other things, and we saw the, we saw some major bomb runs, and devastating, we got the mushroom clouds from the 16,000 pound fuel-air explosives. Big bombs.
The client asked us to do a six month projection. Actually, we went out a year on the territory. We got all the oil well fires, reported those to the client. At first we thought it was a nuclear weapon, because there were so many oil well fires. And by the way, we had trouble with the oil well fires. The remote viewers got all the smoke and clouds, but some of them approach a target, a major strategic area target, from a high perspective. So they can get an idea where they’re supposed to be to solve a problem. At that distance we were not smelling the oil, the petroleum products. The aromatic carbons had dissipated, so we only had the black smoke. And at first we thought, well, it’s not oil, what the heck is this, let’s look at the origin. Only when we followed the smoke back to the origin and saw the oil well fires, could we call it an oil well fire. Most importantly though, for business purposes, was that we went into.
Oh!, Saddam Hussein’s mind, that was an interesting thing. Analytically, I thought the man was very much like Stalin. Being an old soldier intelligence analyst. But when you remote view him, and you back track into his mind, you find that some critical events occurred when he was a child. And that he really felt, he hero worshiped the epic Babylonian figure, Gilgamesh. The knight on the horseback, you know, it was a big empire in those days, who loved his people and the people loved him. Saddam Hussein is very much a reflection of his people. What he does, he cannot make those people angry. Remember, there was a bomb attack, the debris was cleaned up immediately, people were recompensed for the injury and suffering, so that they didn’t linger, turn into anger against their leader. That was really what controlled them.
And those kinds of things we provided to the client. But we also told the client that Saddam Hussein would be alive in December of 1991, walking around his palace after two assassination attempts, one a poisoning. And alive and kicking and well. That almost got the messenger shot. Think of Washington, D.C., an oil well company, in Desert Shield, this is before the war starts. We have every armament in the world over there, almost. And the Israel is saying, if you don’t get him we will. And coming to the client and saying, he’s still alive! But, that’s a return client now, so. We have to rely on our data. We cannot analyze the data. We are taught to get it right. The unconscious is taught to solve that problem. Am I going too long, folks? (exclamations from audience)
(Question from audience)
Yeah, absolutely. That’s what we do for a living. We explore future technologies. That’s the kind of thing. Yes, ma’am?
(Question from audience) (You seem to have been very precise about some of the dates that you have given us. For instance, you said you saw Saddam Hussein in December 1991,
No, I did not mean to do that. What I meant was a year afterwards. Ballpark figure. We can’t do dates. We can only get general analog senses based upon one’s life experiences. Gee, it’s been 15 years since I knew that girl, gee, it’s been ten years since I’ve been fishing here, that kind of idea.
(Question from audience) (maybe we could save a portion of the population)
That’s our intent now, saving a portion of the population. The idea was to get better at, to get some technological insight as to what we may do. Probably a pretty naive approach. I don’ think it’s a smart (interrupted by question) It seems that we’re, from the data that we have, it looks like we’re facing mass die-off. But I don’t want to go into that. It’s not my intent here. It was done for, that was a contract that was done for Scott Jones at the Human Potential Foundation in Washington, DC. I think it’s Laurence Rockefeller and Senator Claiborne Pell support that. One’s the chairman, one’s a supporter of that. And he has that contract now, so feel free to contact him. The institutes, centers and foundations that we work for, I’m free to mention their names, they’re not corporate clients. But I can’t talk about the other contracts. Yes, I’m sorry, you had a question.
(Question from the audience) (What are the ethical implications of the contracts?)
The ethical implications of the contracts. Could you be more-specific? So that I don’t have to be so general.
(to the effect that some clients will use the knowledge for good purposes, and vice-versa)
I’ve turned down many more clients than I’ve accepted. I have not been approached by a client yet that I felt was going to use information that PSI TECH provided them for anything other than business or economic or political analytical purposes. Most of the clients I’ve turned down wanted to know what the stock market’s going to do tomorrow, and were money oriented things, and I just don’t want to deal with that. I don’t want it. We’re limited resources, there are only six employees. We work hard, and we’d rather choose our contracts than monkey around with that kind of thing. I don’t know what else to tell you other than what I said the other day. Yes, go ahead, Virginia.
(Question from audience) (Back to the abduction scenario, have you found that the examinations have been happening? You mentioned something about a woman whose body was examined. Has that come up in other contexts?)
No, it’s never, yes, it has. There is one other context in which it arose, but in a very different fashion and had nothing to do with this kind of table. We were exploring, some of our students are run through the wringer on archaeological targets. Sometimes because we like to see them, in house. The student doesn’t know what they’re working, and we’d like to explore it. There was something in South America, in the past, where there was a type of a vault, a room, and a table, and six robed beings, one of which was female, around the person, inside a vaulted chamber. And they walked around. One put one’s hand above the solar plexus. There was some type of beam that came down from the apex of the room, and something happened. I don’t know what that all means. We didn’t explore it. That’s the only other time we found that table and a person on it.
(Question from audience) (Is it conceivable that despite historical accounts of other cultures, for instance, that remote viewing has been done, that refinements of this state, this activity, and your ability to train people so well, so precisely to do it, that this may be, in your opinion is it conceivable that this is a gift?)
No. There seems to be the hundredth monkey effect here, Sheldrake Principle.
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(Question from audience) (Laibow) (Does that mean that you’re the worst remote viewer?)
That’s correct. I am not the best remote viewer in the company. Not by any means. And I don’t pay my children to remote view, either. There’s your ethics problem: I’m not paying my children. I give them an increased allowance. That should be it. Thanks.
(Laibow: we need to stop)
Wasn’t my fault.
Major Dames wants to set the record straight regarding U.S. Government involvement in remote viewing. He supplies further information in response to recent press reports, most of which merely scratched the surface of the topic. The CIA evaluation of remote viewing dealt only with results achieved in controlled, unclassified research environments. Here are some additional historic facts, provided by Major Dames:
Omitted from the Nightline discussion was any mention of the actual DoD (Department of Defense) operational unit. STARGATE bore no resemblance to its progenitor Army psychic spy unit, which operated as a classified entity for more than a decade (1977-1988). STARGATE consisted of three individuals, only one of which was a professional military remote viewer. The other two individuals (both female) were tarot card readers and channelers, employed by DIA since 1987. One maintained a very intimate relationship with a certain member of the U.S. Congress. The original unit consisted of between 6-8 commissioned MI (military intelligence) officers. No civilian researcher ever had access to this unit. Through his limited contact with the unclassified research, Ray Hyman unwittingly became a “Judas Goat,” helping to keep the Soviets (and, for operational security reasons, the American taxpayers), in the dark about both the existence of the unit and, more importantly, its effectiveness.
The remote viewing program had three aspects, each of which received separate Department of the Army funding. These were:
The operational unit (classified).
A medical evaluation program, to determine effects of RV on trainees (classified).
A remote viewing R&D program — the proverbial “tip of the iceberg” (unclassified).
The Army operational unit had been continuously employed, since 1978, in support of actual missions, first for DoD, later for the entire national intelligence community, particularly in cases where all other intelligence penetration attempts had failed, or were not available. GRILL FLAME, (which was listed on the INSCOM books as “Detachment G”), had consisted of soldiers and a few civilians who possessed varying degrees of natural psychic ability. These operatives utilized altered states to achieve (varying degrees) of target contact.
Major Dames had been both an electronic warfare officer and scientific and technical intelligence officer, from 1981-83. During that time, he was one of GRILL FLAME’s primary “customers” for its product. In 1983, Ingo Swann, under the direction of Dr. Harold Puthoff at SRI, realized a breakthrough, i.e., he developed an accurate model of how the collective unconscious communicates (target) information to conscious awareness. Swann believed that the ability to remote view, like language, is an innate faculty — a birthright — but must be learned to be effective. Swann’s model provided a rigid set of instructions which theoretically allowed anyone to actually be trained to produce accurate, detailed target data. To test the model, the Army sent Major Dames and five others to Swann as a prototype trainee group.
The results were more than anyone, even Swann, had anticipated. In six months, Major Dames’ team members were producing psychically derived data with more consistency and accuracy than the most renown natural (untrained) psychics alive. In late 1983, the team parted company with Swann. As the new operations and training officer for the unit, (now designated CENTER LANE), Dames took a “let’s see what this baby can do” approach, replacing the unit’s former intelligence collection methodology with the breakthrough technique.
With the increased military rigor and discipline, combined with a team approach and countless hours of applying the new tool against a wide range of operational and training targets, the techniques became dependable enough to be used in support of life-or-death missions, or special operations in which the application of deadly (military) force was authorized.
In 1986, the Army passed the highly controversial unit to DIA. SUN STREAK (ferreted away in DIA’s Scientific and Technical Intelligence Directorate as DT-S), was a bastard element. This is because DIA is an analytical agency — it has no charter to collect intelligence!
Because of this formal prohibition, Major Dames’ focus shifted almost entirely to developing and teaching advanced remote viewing training techniques to the team. But, as a displaced operations officer, he began slipping in numerous operational missions right under the nose of Dale Graff, a civilian who had been assigned by DIA to administratively oversee the unit. Dames continued to go outside of authorized channels to pass “PSIINT” (psychic intelligence) to former clients in the intelligence community and classified research community, particularly to Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Biological Threat Analysis Center, (which Major Dames had helped establish during a prior assignment, by supplying the U.S. President and NSC with proof that the Soviets had clandestinely developed a new generation of biochemical warfare agents).
By 1989, Dale Graff had replaced all of the trained military professionals with psychics virtually taken “off the street,” thus rendering the project ineffective for intelligence collection purposes — but highly entertaining for certain civilian officials who came to visit DIA’s “witches” to obtain personal psychic “readings.”
All of the evolved, enabling remote viewing expertise and knowledge now resides in the civilian sector, where Dames’ company, PSI TECH, continues to teach the techniques and employ this powerful tool in commercial operations.
The issue of telepathic overlay is very complicated at first if you know nothing about it. But after you know enough, it then becomes a rather simple matter.
It is the learning that is difficult, and for a number of reasons.
Among the first of those reasons is that the topic of REAL and ACTIVE telepathy is avoided in most societal contexts. One sees references to telepathy in fiction and in some few superficial non-fiction books. One even sees telepathy mentioned in parapsychology contexts, but parapsychology has no real important place within most mainstream societal contexts.
It is generally accepted that our species probably does have telepathic powers. But when one gets beneath the superficial treatment of telepathy, one finds that hardly any extensive and serious work has been undertaken in the direction of really sorting it out.
There are good probable reasons for the lack of really serious work regarding telepathy.
Certainly one of the reasons for the avoidance is that people fear having their minds read or invaded. After all, telepathy IS defined as mind-to-mind contact, and the mind- invasive principle is implicit in this definition.
Additionally, if telepathic contact with other minds is possible, then it IS but one short developmental step to one of the ugliest topics on Earth — mind-control.
It is quite probable, then, that people who fear having their minds (or what passes for them) invaded and read by a telepath probably not only don’t want telepaths around but don’t want the topic opened up for research and development.
As it turns out, then, not very much is really known about telepathy, most probably for the reasons above. I can make this statement because I’ve spent many years tracking down information not only about telepathy and its many types, but information about social treatment of it and its close relationship to other related topics.
It is helpful here at the start to point up that although telepathy is delicately defined as mind-to-mind, it more literally might be defined as from one mind INTO another mind.
Parapsychologists occasionally have studied the mind-to- mind thing. But other types of research have considered the mind INTO another mind thing.
Some of those other types of research have included those of mental influences, mind-control, mob and mass psychology, telepathic contamination, and various forms of subconscious and subliminal study.
In the contexts of remote viewing, telepathic overlay would introduce into the responses of a remote viewer a kind of dirty-data contamination originating in the mind of someone else.
The pathway for the contamination probably would not be a conscious one, but a subconscious one.
So the telepathic introduction of the dirty data would take place without much realization on the parts of anyone associated with the viewing. [You may wish to refer to my essay regarding the Signal-to Noise Ratio already available.]
Before going on, I’m obliged to point up a peculiarity I’ve observed during the many years remote viewing was under research and development.
It is this:
SOME will get what telepathic overlay means and implies even though very little is said about it; OTHERS will never get it no matter how much is said of it.
People with very strong and overpowering egos usually reject the possibility of telepathic overlay, as do those who don’t seem to have any naturally active superpowers of bio-mind.
It should also be mentioned that telepathic overlay has extensive meaning to situations outside of remote viewing contexts. As you will see below, it is only by touching upon some of those situations that what is meant by telepathic overlay can be fleshed out.
There is one other important reason why it would be difficult to comprehend the meanings of telepathic overlay as that phenomenon relates to remote viewing. This has to do with understanding remote viewing itself, what it really is versus what many think it to be. I’ll address this particular issue near the end of this essay.
The most generally accepted definition of TELEPATHY holds that it consists of the apparent communication from one mind to another otherwise than through the channels of the senses.
I have taken this definition from a perfectly respectable dictionary. So two of its initial and all- encompassing flaws must be pointed up.
First, it is difficult to comprehend how “the channels of the senses” can be subtracted from the telepathic equation since some kind of sensory mechanisms must be involved if communication from one mind gets into another mind.
We do have subconscious and subliminal senses, and so this flaw in the definition probably should be corrected to read “otherwise than through the channels of the physical, conscious senses.”
In this context, it’s worth noting that specimens of our species can be described in many ways. And one of those descriptions can easily hold that each specimen is a walking, talking bio-mind organism replete with astonishing arrays of “senses,” and most of which have NOT been identified.
Indeed, it’s not too much to say that we are highly designed and extremely refined sensory machines both as regards bio-body and its internal sensing apparatus and mechanisms.
Just because most have not learned to identify and develop MOST of their inherent sensing systems and channels is no reason to exclude telepathic “communication” from “channels of the senses.”
As to the second flaw, the accepted definition above leaves one with the conviction that that telepathy exclusively involves MIND.
But that involves what one thinks the mind is and is not. And in that regard many past definitions of the mind are entirely questionable — while many of them have been abandoned anyway.
In any event, MIND itself has a number of definitions, as many as twenty or more in some sources.
But it is commonly understood as (1) the element or complex of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills and, especially, reasons; and (2) the conscious events and capabilities in an organism.
Subliminal and subconscious researchers will think those two major definitions are hilarious — pointing up that the activities and qualities incorporated in those definitions are but the merest tip of the profound iceberg of Mind.
As it is, however, when it is said that telepathy is mind-to-mind contact, the above definitions imply CONSCIOUS perception or awareness of something telepathic. The above definitions also imply that if we cannot consciously identify something as being telepathic, then telepathy doesn’t exist.
In this regard, that there may be subconscious or pre- conscious telepathy of which one is unaware sort of falls by the wayside. The idea of subconscious or subliminal telepathy is thus somewhat alien to the usual concepts of telepathy.
A third complicating factor regards the following. After intuition, telepathy is the second most commonly experienced of the superpowers of the human bio-mind.
But like intuition, a careful study of historical and living testimony about telepathy reveals that there are very many types of it, and not all of which can be incorporated into the standard definition of conscious mind to conscious mind.
There is thus a spectrum of telepathy, and which spectrum can best be described as varieties of information exchanging at either the conscious or pre-conscious levels.
The above having thus been said, we must now get to work to dig deeper into what is involved.
In the cultural West immediately before the term “telepathy” was coined (in 1882), the information exchanging was called thought-transference.
The exact meaning of that earlier term is important — for it involved two concepts that went missing after thought- transference was renamed telepathy.
In the thought-transference model, those two concepts were SYMPATHETIC STATES and RAPPORT.
It was accepted that if two or more people became involved in sympathetic states or rapport, then transference of thoughts and EMOTIONS could be exchanged — even though the mechanisms involved were not easily identifiable.
The concepts of the existence of sympathetic states and rapport can be traced back into antiquity (under other terms, of course.) But the concepts were named as such during the High Renaissance and from that time they ultimately followed through into the study and research of Mesmerism.
In general, the Mesmerism model was almost completely involved with researching the causes and effects of sympathetic and rapport states — and which, it was discovered, could be induced by various methods.
The hypothetical mechanisms of information exchange were thought to consist of sympathetic states and rapport during which something “fluidic” took place between two or more people.
The sympathetic and rapport states were themselves thought of as fluidic — or, as might be said today, altered states of consciousness, during which people become somewhat aware that altered states seem to flow into and out of each other.
Anton Mesmer is best remembered as the so-called discoverer of hypnotism — but which in fact was adapted from his work by later researchers and is a rather gross form of the subtle states the Mesmerists worked with.
As hypnotism is understood, though, it is a state which needs to be induced in someone by another person, the hypnotist — and after which the hypnotee is under the control of the hypnotist.
A large number of studies regarding the effects of hypnosis clearly establish that the hypnotee not only responds to the conscious commands of the hypnotist, but also is often found to be in telepathic rapport with the unexpressed or subconscious motives and agendas of the hypnotist.
This type of thing is occasionally referred to as telepathic bonding at levels beneath the consciousness of the hypnotist.
But if we introduce the concept of telepathic overlay, then it could be said that some kind of information overlay from the hypnotist is being transferred to the hypnotee via telepathic routes that are not known to or even suspected by the hypnotist.
As a gross example of this, the hypnotee then gives the answers the hypnotist wants, or which answers fit into the unexpressed expectations and convictions of the hypnotist which have somehow become overlaid into the hypnotee.
There can be no doubt, however, that ALL hypnoid states are also sympathetic and rapport states in which the telepathic exchanges of information can and do result in ways which not only include conscious but subconscious content.
As we shall see ahead, deep hypnosis or even light hypnosis is not necessary for this kind of telepathic overlay to take place. Such can occur as a result of even light rapport and which would not be considered as hypnotic.
Moving back now to 1882, the scientific concept had come to the fore that the brain was the mechanism for everything. And so early psychical researchers wished to emulate that concept in order better to be seen as scientific. One cannot really blame them, for the rapport of the modern scientific model had infected almost the whole of the Western world.
However, sympathetic and rapport states were considered as unscientific — belonging, as scientific spokesmen said, to the pre-scientific and superstitional past.
In order to escape from the so-called “unscientific” past regarding thought-transference, the early psychical researchers wished to abandon the thought-transference model.
So they theoretically redefined the concept by calling it telepathy — and which was first advertised as inter- communication between brain and brain by means other than that of the ordinary sense channels.
As it happened about the same time, the concept of radio and radio broadcasting had come to the fore, and which concept was definitely scientific. Radio broadcasting involved sending and receiving equipment via which information could be sent out across distances and picked up by receiving equipment.
This seemed an ideal analogy for telepathy. So telepathy (actually empathy broadcast or sent across distance) came to be thought of as brain sending across distance to another receiving brain.
The radio model of sending and receiving signals across distances has since been thought of as the definition of telepathy.
The concept of “brain-to-brain” was modified after World War I to “mind-to-mind” when the then-new field of psychology began emerging in strength.
After that, psychiatrists dealt with brain, but psychologists dealt with mind. Hardly any psychiatrists entered into psychical and parapsychological research. And so the whole of what was involved became a problem in psychology — and from which arose para-psychology and which studied the so-called “paranormal” phenomena of the Mind.
Now it is very important to point up that, as a result of all those conceptual and nomenclature changes, the old model which incorporated sympathetic states and rapport vanished altogether.
To my knowledge, it was only the earlier Soviet researchers of the 1920s and 1930s who reinstated those two important factors, recombining them into their novel definitions of bio-communications. The West, including the US, has not yet reconsidered and restored them into the prevailing concepts of parapsychology and telepathy.
So the phenomena and effects of rapport and sympathetic states are not generally recognized. However, you can satisfy yourself along these lines by attempting to identify situations characterized by sympathetic and rapport states, but which are not otherwise recognized as such.
Within the contexts of all of the above, then, the problem or the situation of telepathy is, first of all, a matter of sympathetic states and rapport.
RAPPORT is defined as relation marked by harmony, conformity, accord or affinity.
SYMPATHETIC is defined as (1) existing or operating through an affinity, interdependence, or mutual association; (2) showing or being linked by empathy; and (3) sensitivity to the emotions or moods of others.
If we add to this “empathic sensitivity to the thought- forms or thoughts of others,” then we do arrive at a combined, approximate definition of telepathy — one which goes far beyond the simplistic mind-to-mind thing.
Within the remote viewing contexts, TELEPATHIC OVERLAY would consist of picking up on information from someone else’s head and mistaking that information for the “signal.” The SIGNAL, of course, would consist of information pertinent to the distant location or “target.” Picking up on “signals” from someone else’s head and accepting them for the RV signals can be called telepathic overlay.
The question now emerges: Does this kind of thing happen? Yes, it certainly does — but only within certain kinds of circumstances.
Accessing the target information is the goal of remote viewing. Accessing any other kind of information is “noise,” in the sense of being contamination which distorts the clear reception of actual signals.
Accessing telepathic overlay information is therefore noise — and, as it might easily be understood, would be quite deadly to the remote viewing faculties, processes, and results of RV.
Please see my essay regarding the Signal-to Noise Ratio.
As discussed in other of my database essays, the Signal- to-Noise Ratio is fully involved here.
Telepathic overlay is not the only form of noise which degrades the remote viewing signals.
But it can be an important noise source if the ostensible remote viewer is unaware that telepathic overlay not only exists but does so in very subtle ways.
Where telepathic overlay is present, its information content OVERLAYS and contaminates the signal line, usually obscuring the latter from cognitive perception of the viewer.
Beyond its debilitating effects on the remote viewing faculties, telepathic overlay is very interesting of and within itself — and is also meaningful regarding the entire spectrum of superpowers of the human bio-mind.
Telepathic overlay was identified by myself and Dr. H.E. Puthoff in about 1975, and together we worked to determine its causes, its relationship to remote viewing, and how to avoid or eradicate it.
We were quite concerned that the viewer was picking up information from the minds of those associated with the viewings rather than from the distant site itself.
This was also a problem which worried the sponsors very much, and for reasons which should be obvious.
If telepathic overlay was the case, then we didn’t have remote viewing at all. We had some format of telepathy.
At first we felt that the sources or causes must be quite complicated. But in the end we discovered that a single situation was the source of most telepathic overlay. When that situation was cured, telepathic overlay tended to vanish.
That single situation revolved around Who had power over Whom not only during the RV work but as regards the relationships of all involved.
In other words, the telepathic overlay situation somewhat resembled the subtle telepathic situation of the hypnotist and the hypnotee.
The hypnotist was in power-control of the situation AND the hypnotee. The hypnotee was in some kind of rapport with the hypnotist in which the hypnotee accepted the commands and suggestions of the hypnotist.
The hypnotist expected the hypnotee to follow commands and suggestions — which the hypnotee usually did.
But another unexpected effect could be observed regarding a subliminal or subconscious transfer of information from the hypnotist to the hypnotee. The hypnotee often became telepathically connected to the motives, agendas, and desires of the hypnotist.
To aid in clarifying this, we now have to distinguish between:
(1) telepathy which one or both parties might be consciously aware of, and
(2) subconscious or subliminal telepathy which neither the hypnotee nor the hypnotist are consciously aware of (and which might be termed sub-telepathy to distinguish it from the former.
Regarding these possibilities and their implications to remote viewing being studied at SRI, several psychologists and hypnotists were consulted regarding this matter. It was generally agreed that something of the kind could account for telepathic overlay contaminating remote viewing sessions.
It is well understood in psychology that if one person has suggestive power over another, the latter will not only accept the suggestions (or commands) but often will somehow mysteriously emulate that person in more subtle ways. The controllee will often sense the controller’s wishes, desires and wants without their being vocalized.
The whole of this is a kind of rapport, and certainly a type of sympathetic state with the controller.
Controllees often go so far as to non-consciously emulate the controller’s dress, posture, preferences, mannerisms, and etc.
Thus, what we termed telepathic overlay regarding remote viewing has a larger picture and an historical past under many other names in that the whole of this is typical of what is sometimes called charismatic influencing.
Charismatic influencing is also a situation regarding who has power over whom, even if only very subtly so. Charismatic influencing is also a situation which involves rapport and sympathetic states.
Telepathic overlay regarding remote viewing cannot really be understood unless the particular problem it represents is cast against a larger picture and which must be precisely defined.
This larger picture consists of whether the human species is a telepathic species and, as such, is susceptible to sub-telepathic situations and conditions which exist and function beneath conscious awareness of them.
It is thus necessary in this essay to present some evidence of this general sub-telepathic potential — none of which, by the way, is found in parapsychology studies and documents.
To my knowledge, the first really scientific approach to what was involved took place between the two World Wars (essentially between about 1924 and 1938) when studies regarding MOB BEHAVIOR were funded and undertaken.
The concept of MASS BEHAVIOR was shortly added to the studies. The two concepts were scientifically dignified as “mob psychology” and “mass psychology.”
Both mob and mass behavior demonstrate quite remarkable phenomena, and one particular phenomenon seems to stand out regarding both types of behavior.
This has to do with the removing of individuals from their individualizing sense of logic, reason and common sense — and somehow replacing those with a sense of emotional participation which is collective and rapport-like rather than individualizing in nature.
This type of thing was first referred to as EMOTIONAL RAPPROCHEMENT, the latter word meaning to bring together — and, in the case of mob and mass psychology to bring emotionally together in a shared rapport or sympathetic kind of way.
But mob and mass behavior are also characterized by their intensity, and in this regard the term RAPTURE is fitting. It means “a state or experience of being carried away by overwhelming emotions.” The distinctions between “rapture” and “rapport” are quite narrow. The rapture of violence in mob psychology was, of course, a noted characteristic of mob behavior when the shared anger sentiments had reached saturation and began being acted out collectively.
The term eventually settled on was ENTRAINMENT — which is somewhat difficult of definition and whose psychological meaning is often not found in dictionaries.
In its pristine sense, ENTRAIN simply means “to get on a train.” But when used in a psychological meaning, it obviously refers to thinking, acting, and responding in ways which are collective rather than individual — in ways which are quite like sympathetic or rapport states. It was this type of thing which was meant by entrainMENT.
And in this sense, although entrainment can be thought of as intellectual, it usually refers to emotional or EMPATHIC subconscious strata of our species whose potentials are far more collectivizing than are individualistic logic, reason and common sense.
The use of the term “empathic” in mob behavior research documents brought the whole problem very close to some kind of telepathy — whose original definition was empathy communicated between human specimens across a distance by means unknown.
Researchers of the early 1930s distinguished between mob and mass psychology. The mob was out of control, hence unpredictable and dangerous. The mass was under control, or at least some modicum of it, and not therefore dangerous.
But other than this, the real distinctions between mob and mass behavior are quite similar, in that mass behavior can quite easily disintegrate into mob behavior replete with riots, violence and other destructive whatnot.
The early researchers of mob psychology brought their work up to the point where it was realized that mob behavior was somehow infectious in ways which were decidedly NOT visible or easily accounted for.
A perfectly sensible person could become incorporated within the mysterious collectivizing dynamics of a mob and become “entrained” at a rough emotional level which was somehow susceptible to taking on board those rough emotions.
The person then became a sympathetic participant, an entrained one, and began manifesting rough, and usually gross, emotional behavior out of keeping with common sense, logic and reason.
Some of the early researchers began supposing that mob and mass behavior could be explained only by introducing a psychic hypothesis — a psychic telepathic “something” which would account for the entrainment-like infection.
I’m obliged to point up that the words “psychic” and “telepathic” WERE used, and that in this essay they have not been invented by myself and retrospectively applied to the research of the 1930s.
I’m also obliged to point up that the introduction of a “psychic hypothesis” regarding any form of human behavior was taboo in all mainstream formats of modern research during the 1930s — and is still taboo today.
As it back then turned out, after the need for a psychic hypothesis had been indicated, it appears that ALL research in this area ceased, due, one might suppose, to the political incorrectness of this hypothesis, and/or withdrawal of funding because of it.
In any event, the rigors of World War II soon intervened, and a great deal of research in these areas ceased altogether. Rather roughly speaking, this kind of research resurfaced after the War, but under the concepts of mind-control and behavior modification. Mind-control exponents thought that a psychic hypothesis was not necessary, and who anyway do not study mob psychology.
Both mind-control and behavior modification are, at base, essentially problems regarding who is to have power over whom.
The psychic hypothesis of the early mob psychology researchers focused on the possibility of some kind of subtle, non-conscious telepathic hookups or channels.
At the subconscious emotional response levels, individuals were sensitive to the “entrainment factors” which “infected” all or most of those exposed to them — and which reduced individuals back into some kind of collective, hive-like behavior.
There is only one suitable word for this: RAPPORT — via which sympathetic sub-telepathic infections can be induced into those, well, into those infected by them.
We have seen by now that the concept of rapport is obviously important to all telepathic matters. But it is a term rarely encountered in research today — except in subliminal research where researchers are quite aware that human specimens are subliminally connected by various kinds of subconscious rapport states although not at all conscious of being so.
Indeed, it is the existence of rapport which helps in many ways to distinguish between INTUITION and TELEPATHY, the two superpowers of the human bio-mind which are most frequently experienced world-wide.
The term INFECT is unpopular regarding telepathic stuff, because in its first definition it is largely taken to mean CONTAGIOUS in ways which contaminate or corrupt. Even so, regarding telepathic overlay and remote viewing, the former would contaminate the latter, and there is hardly any other way around this phenomenon.
But there is a second definition regarding INFECT: to work upon or seize upon so as to induce sympathy, belief, or support.
And INDUCED sympathy puts us within the realms of sympathetic states, rapport, and entrainment — whether such are consciously perceived or subconsciously present in some kind of a psycho-active way.
And all of this is not very far removed from the “psychic hypothesis” of the early researchers of mob psychology — an hypothesis seeking to explain the infectious telepathic nature of the overpowering emotionality which literally sucks people into subconscious entrainment and participation.
One of the on-going situational problems regarding telepathy is that there are many different kinds of it — only a few of which seem to fit in with the sender-receiver model.
In the past, I was able to identify some thirty-five or thirty-six kinds of telepathy — some of which, for example, show that information can be ABSORBED without being either “sent” or “received.” From this latter category can be derived the concept of “telepathic osmosis” — OSMOSIS referring to a process of absorption or diffusion suggestive of the FLOW of osmotic action.
We need only to suppose that such a kind of telepathic osmosis can exist at the subconscious levels — and thus we achieve the model for the existence of telepathic overlay regarding remote viewing.
And at this point we also arrive back at the discarded concept that thought-transference (of thought AND emotion and empathy) entails some kind of “fluidic” mechanism.
In this sense, what we call telepathy appears to exist along a spectrum of some kind. Subconscious telepathy would absolutely have to be included in this spectrum.
The concept of subconscious mind-linking (as opposed to conscious or intellectual mind-linking) would actually serve better to bring the existence of this spectrum into better view. People can say that they are not telepathically linked consciously — but they well may be subconsciously.
I suppose that mind-linking may more easily be thought of as intellectual agreement. But it is quite easy to show that other formats of mind-linking exist with or without intellectual agreement.
As an example of one kind of mind-linking that is never thought of as telepathic entrainment, it can easily be observed that an individual who personally is very charismatic can, even without trying to do so, induce certain entrainment states in his or her followers.
Examples are very numerous along these lines. Such a charismatic individual can utter the most amazing nonsense – – but even so can accumulate a dedicated, hypnoid-like following whose entrained members will give up everything in order to be part of it.
Thus, it can be witnessed that charismatic examples of our species can have some kind of telepathic power over others, a type of power which is explainable only by introducing a psychic hypothesis consisting of rapport and sympathetic states.
So, IF telepathy EXISTS at all, then one has to be somewhat backward to think that it exists only when one is cognitively aware of it, or that it exists only when an experiment to test for it is set up.
And if one examines for the many different types of telepathy, then one has to be slightly addled to accept that the conscious sender-to-receiver model is the ONLY model for it.
As a result of all that has been discussed so far, we can now reexamine the definition of TELEPATHY.
The word TELEPATHY actually means empathy across distance (tele-). “Empathy” refers to (1) the capacity for participating in another’s feelings or ideas, and (2) the projection of a subjective state so that those affected by the projection themselves appear to be infused with it.
It is unfortunate, though, that what the “subjective state” consists of has never really been identified — largely because no one comprehends what it consists of. And for that matter no one really knows what empathy consists of, either.
However, a careful reading of the two definitions given just above will reveal that they mean something far different than so-called mind-to-mind contact or so-called mental telepathy.
Clearly the projection of (1) conscious mind content (2) empathic states, (3) subjective states, and (4) subconscious sympathy and rapport are FOUR entirely different sectors of the telepathic spectrum of the superpowers of the human bio-mind.
For one thing, empathy is FELT, not thought about. And in the bio-mind systems feelings are subconsciously processed quite differently than conscious thinking.
And feelings-empathic are transmitted quite more easily than conscious thinking as well. After all, thinking has to be understood to be processed. Feelings and empathy and subjective states do not need to be understood.
Love and hate, both mostly consisting of subjective states, are often thought of as “contagious,” but for reasons that are quite mysterious and completely unidentified — unless the sub-telepathic hypothesis is admitted.
But even so, all formats of telepathy appear to have their basis in empathetic and rapport states. For one thing, it might be noticed that telepathy of any kind is hardly ever reported between people who are not sympathetic, or are out of rapport with, each other.
Now, in the light of all that has been discussed above, the question remains regarding remote viewing and telepathic overlay and how to eliminate the latter.
To discuss this, we have to incorporate the probable existence of conscious AND subconscious telepathic information.
We also have to incorporate, theoretically at least, the high probability that subconscious telepathy goes on all of the time.
We also have to resort to the hypnotist-hypnotee model and the concept of who is to have power over whom.
Regarding the hypnotist-hypnotee model, it is easy enough to consider that subconscious telepathic information flows FROM the hypnotist TO the hypnotee — meaning that the hypnotist’s signals will overlay those of the hypnotee.
In this sense, the hypnotist’s signals will be duplicated by the hypnotee, and the latter’s subconscious systems will respond accordingly.
This may be the same as saying that the weaker is influenced by the stronger — and this IS unambiguously the formula for who is to have power over whom even though many manifestations of this formula are very subtle.
But this is almost the same as considering who goes into rapport with whom, for if the weaker is influenced by the stronger, then the weaker has gone into rapport with the stronger.
If subconscious telepathic signals are involved, which they are most likely to be, then the signals flow from the stronger to the weaker — which is to say, flow from those accepted as having power to those accepted as having none or very little.
Now, in the typical parapsychology laboratory situation, consisting of experimenters and test subjects, the experimenters are accepted as having governing power. It is THEY who are conducting the experiments, while the subjects are just participating in them as guinea pigs.
In the first instance, the subjects do want to please the experimenters — and so one of the bases for rapport comes into existence.
The experimenters then tell the subjects what to do, when to do it, and for how much and for how long.
If the subjects have gone into rapport with the experimenters, a variety of strange situations then ensue.
A number of those situations have, to their credit, been investigated by parapsychologists themselves — but without including the possibilities of sympathetic and rapport states which are politically incorrect within science itself.
If, for example, it was discovered after the fact of the experiment that an experimenter did not expect the subject to succeed, then the subject usually didn’t — even though the same subject occasionally succeeded elsewhere under other more positive experimenter auspices.
In such a case, it is quite feasible to suspect the existence of telepathic overlay at the subconscious level in which the experimenter’s expectation of non-success somehow overlaid the subject’s effort.
Indeed, many subjects themselves have stated that they cannot perform if someone involved in the experiment is sensed as “negative” either consciously or non-consciously.
Within this context, it might be assumed that if the experimenter through and through wants the subject to succeed, then the subject ought to be able to produce stunning results. Something here does depend on the subject’s capabilities in the first place.
But if rapport has been established, then it is quite probable that the subject will do no better than the experimenter could if he or she undertook the same experiment — because the experimenter’s incapability has telepathically overlaid the subconscious strata of the subject.
Most parapsychologists themselves are not “psychic.” Indeed, as a social subset of science in general, they have a commitment NOT to be psychic in order to retain their scientific objectivity.
Admittedly, the whole of this is quite subtle and many of its aspects are debatable — especially if the phenomena of sympathetic and rapport states are rejected to start with.
But the issue here is not experiments themselves or their power-dynamic pitfalls, but whether telepathic connectiveness does exist at other than conscious levels.
If it does, then much which usually is never taken into account, or even thought of, has to be brought up for serious consideration.
Another type of experiment which is sensitive to the power-dynamic pitfalls are those in which the experimenter guides, interrogates, or questions the subjects. Even though this relationship between experimenter and subject is not seen as a power one, there is no question about who is in power here — rather, who is in control.
And if rapport is to arise, there is no question of who is going to go into rapport with whom. If the existence of sympathetic and rapport states is accepted, then it is easy enough to see that the subject could easily go into rapport with his or her experimenter interrogator.
As it is, the general public has no idea of what actually goes on during a parapsychology experiment. Some small segment of the public may eventually see a report about it which will include the experimental design, protocols and results. The report is actually a selection of bits and pieces of the experiment made presentable.
But if the entire overall experimental process, its environment, and participating personnel were put on film, such would reveal that many experiments somewhat resemble a psychological zoo.
It would be seen that some, but certainly not all, experimenters have very little real interest in the subjects, but a great deal of interest regarding THEIR experiment. In my own experience of many years, even social graces are sometimes not observed regarding the subjects.
I’ve talked with many subjects who at first enthusiastically wanted to be “tested” via an experiment, but who felt they were a piece of crud afterward.
The role of the subject is, of course, to try to produce the phenomena the experimenters are after — and, in most cases, produce the phenomena the experimenters themselves cannot.
If you read between the lines of the paragraph above, and depending on who the experimenters are, including their particular egos and psychological balances, you can perhaps sense that some peculiar, subtle and difficult micro-social affects will arise — few of which are ever mentioned in reports of experimental design and results.
There is one word which will help bring together most of the elements which have been discussed in this essay: INTERACTIVE. This is taken from INTERACTION which means mutual or reciprocal action or influence.
Perfected interactive conditions are highly redolent of achieving complete rapport — and which is the basis for telepathic identification between the interactive personnel.
In the ideal parapsychology or remote viewing experimental session, the goal is to have the subject (or viewer) interact with the target materials or distant location.
For ease of reference here, we can say that the viewer is expected to exclusively communicate with the distant location or target.
However, if the local environmental factors of the experiment and personnel involved with the session also need to be interacted with by the subject or viewer, it is quite easy to comprehend that the communication with the target by the viewer can become split in gross and subtle ways.
And it is this splitting which permits the introduction of telepathic overlay — and especially if the role of a second person other than that of the viewer becomes influential and dynamic.
In the early days of remote viewing research at Stanford Research Institute, it was supposed that the viewer could benefit from being guided during a session by someone else. Which is to say, benefit by interacting with the guide.
Further down the line of research, this WAS to prove to be the beneficial case regarding tutoring in the techniques of remote viewing.
But after the trainee had acquired the techniques and had become exceedingly proficient in them, the active role of the tutor-guide then ceased altogether — and for reasons which should by now be obvious.
Before this had been understood, however, several effects of the guided remote viewing session were identified. For one thing, this particular model tended to increase the interactive dependency of the viewer on the guide (later referred to as the “monitor”).
This dependency effect sometimes became so grossly evident that the viewer ultimately said nothing unless prompted to do so by the monitor.
In this sense, then, the viewer was responding more to the monitor’s role than to the viewer’s role of exclusive contact with the distant location. The viewer’s exclusive interaction with the distant location had become split between the location and the guiding function of the monitor — and whose role was seen as interrogating the viewer about what was, or might be, at the distant location.
I will now illustrate some of the affects and difficulties of this guided method by condensing several of them into the following scenario.
The monitor asked the viewer if the site was a nuclear reactor or a computer research installation. “I don’t know,” replied the viewer. “Well, is it a nuclear reactor?” “Yes.” “Is it a computer research installation?” The viewer again replied “Yes.” At this point, the monitor assumed that the site was a nuclear reactor with computer support, and asked the viewer to describe what she was seeing. She did so in a way which ultimately was determined to somewhat match what the guide thought such a place should look like.
In experimental test situations like this, the monitor- guide did not know what was at the distant location — and which turned out to be the Golden Gate Bridge.
This, then, was not remote viewing. At the vocal interactive level, the viewer was clearly responding to the suggestions of the guide, more or less in the same way an hypnotee might respond to the suggestions of the hypnotist.
But at the non-vocal level the viewer proceeded to describe something which matched what the guide thought the nuclear reactor might look like.
Thus, we can describe two different kinds of interactive overlay, one of which was verbally determined and one of which fell into the wobbly category of telepathic overlay.
This guide-the-viewer procedure was undertaken in good faith by all concerned, and it certainly needed to be investigated, and in no sense did the guide-monitor consciously want to control the viewer nor did the viewer want to be controlled.
But in the final analysis it could be seen anyway that the focus of control-power had subtly shifted to the guide- monitor, that the viewer had probably fallen into sympathetic rapport with him, and thereafter the viewer did not interact with the distant location but with the conscious and subconscious mind of the monitor.
In this sense, then, the formula of who was to have power over whom was subtly present, even if no one involved consciously thought about implementing it.
The whole of this gave a good deal to think about — for unless something could be done to resolve what otherwise was a mess, then remote viewing would be up against a wall of perpetual telepathic contaminants coming from who knows where.
Up until that time, it seems that no one really realized, or didn’t admit to, the possibility that people are continuously interactive at some deep telepathic levels — and which levels are very interactive at least in sympathetic and rapport states.
Now, a diagram would be convenient here. Rather than use pixels to do so, I’ve discovered that I can erect simple forms of them with keys available on my keyboard. I will now try to construct one which incorporates most of what has been discussed in this essay.
Below I will construct two pyramids representing two people, and cast them against the formula of who is to have power over whom, in the stronger versus weaker sense.
You can assume that the stronger (S) will exert some kind of power over the weaker (W) — as in the case of the hypnotist-hypnotee, experimenter-subject, or monitor-viewer.
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As regards this arrangement of two people who might interact at the subconscious telepathic levels, if the weaker goes into rapport with the stronger, or is made to assume that status by some kind of social-environmental circumstances, then information would telepathically flow from the stronger to the weaker — as indicated by the three > marks.
There are, I think, some positive aspects to this — for example, in tutoring or educating, for anyone might wish to benefit from telepathic transfer of information via a good teacher.
But in many other instances, in remote viewing precisely, the transfer of information could be seen only as telepathic contamination.
Some form of this contamination might easily emerge if the viewer is dependent on the monitor for anything at all.
The way all of this was ultimately handled at SRI, as least so far as controlled remote viewing was concerned, was to shift the power relationship exclusively to the viewer in ways which TERMINATED his or her interaction with anyone else, even with the monitor.
This is to say that AFTER the viewer had been fully trained and could operate with high-stage proficiency, the viewer became the captain of the remote viewing ship — while the role of the monitor became very minimal indeed.
In other words, if telepathic overlay flowed from the stronger to the weaker (the impressionable, or the suggestible,) then the only feasible way to try to eliminate telepathic overlay was to create controlled remote viewers who could maintain themselves and their performance as the central power core of any viewing — and this regardless of whomever else might be involved around the edges of the viewing process.
After all, the CRV’er PRODUCES — whereas all else (including everyone else) is incidental to the product.
The only initial problem with all this was to get the potential RV’ers themselves and EVERYONE ELSE to agree to this. Almost everyone likes to direct something or someone in order to have a “place” within what is going on.
But there are earlier models for this. The concert pianist, for example, studies long and hard to achieve competency. But when that has been achieved, when he or she steps onto the performance platform it is his or her show. It is inconceivable that the pianist would need someone else standing by and directing what and when to do something.
Likewise, after the guru teaches the chela, the guru steps aside and does so voluntarily — at least in the ideal scene.
In any event, something along these lines WAS achieved regarding controlled remote viewing — and telepathic overlay vanished as a contaminating noise source, as did any form of suggestivity or influencing from others. The VIEWER controls the viewing, and ceases interacting with anyone else during it. Monitors make no attempt to interact with the viewer. Telepathic overlay vanishes.
It now has to be pointed up that there are two models for monitors regarding remote viewing: the TRAINING monitor and the FORMAL OPERATIONAL SESSION monitor. Unfortunately, as the years have lately unfolded these have become confused, and the latter model has disappeared.
The training monitor of course guides and instructs the potential remote viewing student — but only until he or she achieves various states of proficiency, and ultimately all of the states necessary to produce high-stage results WITHOUT any interference from anyone at all.
The role of the operational session monitor is thus very minimal, and is mainly constituted to serve the needs and demands of the achieved CRV’er.
Thus, while the training monitor at first has a great deal of power within the training mode, the role of the operational session monitor is practically nil.
More detailed descriptions of the discovery, realization, and amelioration of telepathic overlay will be included in my forthcoming Internet book REMOTE VIEWING, THE REAL STORY. What remote viewing actually is will be detailed in the book, and I dare say that many will find that it is something quite different from what they had assumed it to be.
The modern elements of thought-transference and traveling clairvoyance arose from research successors to Anton Mesmer during the early 1800s — and who studied sympathetic and rapport states during which the phenomena of both often manifested with exceeding clarity.
However, this is an epoch of history which has been almost totally erased from access.
Fortunately, the intrepid historian of such phenomena, Eric J. Dingwall, spent many years collecting all relevant documents still available from France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Scandinavia, Russia, Poland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Latin America, the United States and Great Britain.
He published this amazing collection in four volumes entitled ABNORMAL HYPNOTIC PHENOMENA (J. & A. Churchill, Ltd., 1967.)
Although these volumes may be hard to locate by now, I heartily recommend them to those ardently interested in the superpowers of the human bio-mind — a number of which are breathtakingly presented in them. And, furthermore, presented in ways strip away the cloying, simplistic stereotypes fashionable today.
Imagine a huge library with every book about every person, place, thing and event in the world. A place that has recorded everything that has happened since the beginning of time and movement. Everything, meaning the creation of a pencil through the birth, development and growth of every person and every other living thing. What if we stored all of this information like books or blueprints in a place?
That would mean that while I am writing this and while you are reading it, another event is being added to our books. The event of you reading this article is now being recorded and stored into your personal blueprint, your individual book of your life. That would mean that this library is very dynamic and that it records a world of information and stores it in a very static way. Once recorded, it is there forever filed away in a huge memory bank. This is what we call “The Matrix”. Sounds a little scary in a way, doesn’t it? To think that everything you do is recorded as an event and then stored away forever in a book!
Over one hundred years ago, world renowned Swiss Psychiatrist, Dr. Carl Jung developed a theory about a giant library that he called “the Collective Unconscious.” But how did he discover this? Dr Carl Jung was always fascinated by dreams. Through out his life he studied his own dreams and the dreams of his patients. He extracted the universal symbols from the dreams and uncovered their meaning. Once he discovered the meaning of the symbols within the context of the dream, he held the answer to their problems; He understood the crux of their conflict. This would serve as an extremely valuable tool for a doctor to cure the complex psychosis of his patients. Dr. Jung was considered a miracle worker in his day (and even today). He could cure the most difficult cases and then he could explain how they had become ill. He knew more about his patients then they knew about themselves. How could he do this? He never claimed to be psychic or clairvoyant.
Dr. Jung had found a way to tap into the collective unconscious by way of the individual’s unconscious mind; Jung defined the unconscious mind as the part of the human psychic apparatus that does not ordinarily enter the individual’s awareness. It is the part of the mind that is manifested especially by slips of the tongue, dissociated acts and in dreams. He then declared that the Collective Unconscious contains the whole spiritual heritage of mankind’s evolution, born anew in the brain structure of every individual person. Carl Jung was said to be a brilliant man. He had access to knowledge about others who could not access it for themselves. He had discovered the wizard hiding behind the curtains.
However, long before Carl Jung was born, in the third century, people practiced something called alchemy. They spoke of “the Philosopher’s Stone” which was thought to signify the force behind the evolution of life and the universal binding power. The force that unites minds and souls in a human oneness. In the third century??? Where were people getting such ideas?
Throughout the tapestry of history of mankind there have been signs describing the unifying force that connects all human lives. Descriptions, telling us that we can access a vast body of knowledge, that we are really the wizards behind the curtains. Today, I hear people say, if it’s so easy then why don’t we already know how to do it? Must we be brilliant people to penetrate this facade of ignorance?
The difference between history’s message and what we at PSI TECH say is that we found that universal road to Oz but we don’t know what hides behind the curtains. We have to look there each and every time to answer each and every question. We can do it and so can you! We have found a way for all humans to access this body of knowledge and you need not be brilliant or particularly learned, you only need to be able to follow a certain set of protocols. The protocols are called TRV or Technical Remote Viewing and the process has proven time and time again to be able to successfully retrieve accurate information from the Matrix. TRV has no requirement of belief or faith. It is not prejudice of race, religion or culture. The process itself is not personal. It’s standardized and it only requires a certain willingness to follow simple directions in a somewhat disciplined way. We can’t sell you any more then history has that the Matrix really exits but we can show you how to access it over and over again.
The discovery of such a thing as the “matrix” and the practical use of its treasure chest of knowledge can be compared to that of Prometheus bringing fire from the heavens for the first time. It is almost impossible to grasp the profound meaning of the impact of access to unlimited knowledge for a human being. I can tell you for one, that all of us participating in this journey are awed by the application and the meaning of the quest.
“Eternal truth needs a human language that alters with the spirit of the times.” – C.G. Jung
I often get asked the question, “Now what is it that you do for a living?” If I don’t have time to explain, I resort to saying, “I work for a data collection company.” Then they generally respond with, “Oh computers” and I say, “yes, we have a lot of computers” and I leave it at that. Sometimes, it is just not in the best interest of the moment to introduce a new mind boggling concept like TRV® – PSI TECH’s data collection technique!
I think that people really need to hear about (and experience) it before they comprehend it so I am constantly repeating the same explanations and definitions – just in different ways. However, with the evolution of the internet and PSI TECH’s more recent products in the market place, we have introduced new terms in our “TRV talk” – terms that have not been clearly defined. So today I have written an overview of TRV and some common TRV terms and I hope that there is something new or something reminded for everyone in it.
Twenty years ago people were “born with psychic powers” or ”blessed with the gift.” Now we don’t need to rely on the psychic abilities of others. Today, we know that psychic functioning stems from intuition and instinct. These are innate abilities that reside in each and every one of us. We are born with it. Very much like we are born with the ability to speak, we are also born with the ability to foresee and intuit information. So, it’s a natural function that can become a learned skill.
It’s difficult to understand when you have not experienced it as a skill. However, like learning to speak a language using our vocal chords, we are also capable of learning how to “perceive” using our intuition. We learn how to see, hear, think, speak, and feel using our other senses. We have become so accustom to gathering information in the world around us using our other senses that we barely recognize we’re doing it. It has become an automatic function. We do not need to think about how to do it. It’s autonomic. It’s even difficult to conceive that there was a time when we could only verbally communicate making crude noises such as grunts and screams. Whether we crawled out of a cave or surfaced from the ocean, we have come a long way as a species.
I foresee that there will be a day in the future of mankind when it will be hard to conceive of life without psychic perception. Since 1990 PSI TECH has been teaching people how to develop their own intuition as a psychic skill. It’s still difficult to comprehend that you are able to learn how to accurately foresee events in the future and precisely reconstruct events from the past. That’s only the beginning because like learning the alphabet, your abilities expand with your learning. A skilled Technical Remote Viewer can look into minds, solve crimes, foresee futures, detect the cause of an illness, discover cures, find missing objects and people and the list goes on. The fact is that accurate perception is a skill and like any skill, it gets better with time and practice.
First Time Effect
I know there’s probably nothing I can say to convince the skeptical mind that this is true. That is why we made the QuickstartTM program, so, that you can have a taste of the TRV experience. On the other hand, there’s probably nothing I could say to change the new-age mind into believing that this isn’t possible. Our Quickstart works because if you follow the directions, you will have success. But it’s not that easy. If it were, I wouldn’t be writing this article! There is an occurrence that commonly happens with your first exposure to TRV. We call it “first time effect.” It seems the first few times that your mind is pushed through the TRV structure, it easily grasps the protocols and gives you the experience of psychic success. However, this is called “first time effect“ because it only occurs the first few times. This initial success can be attributed to two things: one, that your intuition already knows how to do this and two: imagination has not figured out what’s going on and so it cannot interfere ….yet. However, imagination is a quick learner and it grasps the process very quickly.
Imagination has been your friend for a long time and it will not stop doing what it has always done which is: filling in the blanks. Unfortunately, when you activate your intuition and begin to download psychic information, imagination tends to interfere and thwart the data. This is natural for it to do and so a large part of succeeding at TRV becomes learning how to recognize the many strategies of imaginary influence. You are literally learning how to separate out imagination from psychically derived information.
Hundredth Monkey Effect
There is another phenomenon that we have seen since the beginning of teaching TRV. It is called the “Hundredth Monkey Effect.” It seems that there is a collective mind that we are all a part of and if enough of us start to do something in a certain way, then it catches on like a domino effect; people in other lands begin doing things in that certain way too. The initial ones struggled to learn while others just seemed to catch on. It would be nice to just wake up one day and already know how to TRV! Perhaps, a future generation will be so fortunate. Many from our generation have tried falling asleep in hopes of awakening to speak a foreignn language without success. In fact, we still have to learn our own language step-by-step.
You are the pioneers. You are paving the path of a new technology that will enhance your mind and influence consciousness. The collective consciousness of mankind cannot resist the waves of change. Like the ocean creates and engulfs tidal waves, so will the consciousness of man finally integrate this new skill. It is a subtle act with profound effects. The idea of perceiving beyond your five normal senses may seem unbelievable now, but if you master TRV, I guarantee you will be making demands for more refined accuracy in a technique that you once didn’t believe possible! It seems that once the TRV protocol is installed and learned properly, people take to it like fish to water and then they forget that they once did not know how to swim.