Remote Viewing

In 1970 Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder published a book called “Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain.” The book stressed that the Russians had been very seriously researching psychic phenomena for many years; especially researching them for their possible espionage applications. This book provided significant motivation (among other motivation sources) for the CIA to investigate one type of psychic phenomena, namely remote viewing. Shortly after the book appeared, (c.1972) the CIA commissioned Dr. Harold Puthoff and Russell Targ, two experts in laser physics, at the Stanford Research Institute to scientifically investigate remote viewing. At the time a very prominent psychic named Ingo Swan was also independently doing research on remote viewing, and he agreed to work with the Stanford Research Institute group to provide them with a very detailed and a very precise and a very lengthy, step-by-step protocol for doing remote viewing, which surprisingly turned out to be teachable to just about anybody motivated to learn it. I only list at the end of this article one book by Ingo Swan, but he has written several concerning psychic phenomena, and they are all worth reading. He was not only a gifted psychic, but he also was a very intelligent person, who made a great effort to convince people that everybody has the innate ability to experience psychic phenomena, which ability can be amplified with proper training. And he has novel explanations and insights on the subject. Overall, the CIA invested several million dollars in researching remote viewing, and ultimately the CIA retained a professor of statistics at the University of California, Jessica Utts, to mathematically analyze remote viewing data. She did so and in 1995 she published a peer-reviewed paper entitled, “Scientific Verification of Remote Viewing.” Joseph McMoneagle is a very prominent remote viewer, A few years ago I actually saw him do the following thing at the Rhine Research Center. On the stage there was a computer and an artist easel. We were told that in the computer there were 1,500 images and a random number generator. Mr. McMoneagle went to the easel and started sketching a scene. When he finished, the operator of the computer then operated the random number generator and produced a picture, chosen “at random” on the screen, and it was very close to what Mr. McMoneagle had drawn. He did this five times in a row. It was very impressive; especially since the computer chose the picture “at random;” after he had drawn it! I also saw Ingo Swan interview one of his students, who had no previous knowledge or training in remote viewing whatsoever; until Mr. Swan trained him in how to do remote viewing with his protocol. This man said that for him it was actually a religious experience because he was able to very accurately describe and draw a building that was thousands of miles away from where he was at the time. I have been involved with remote viewing for over ten years, and as far as I can determine, there has been little research done to try to apply hypnosis techniques to facilitate remote viewing. I saw one short paper concerning some such research work in Russia. And I saw an advertisement for a CD that purportedly gave affirmations to aid a remove viewer. Apparently, all that a remote viewer does in preparation for a specific session is maintain a steady program of daily meditation, and just before he or she begins a remote viewing session, he or she gets into an alpha state, and that is about the extent of the preparation. Russel Targ has said repeatedly that the only limits to our psychic abilities are the mental noise of memory, imagination and analysis. Ingo Swan devoted much time and energy to find ways to minimize this noise. For example, a very serious problem that can occur in remote viewing is the so-called “analytic overlay” problem. This occurs when the remote viewer tries to guess ahead of time, before he completes each of the steps in the very lengthy, remote viewing protocol, what he is viewing, and this occurs because of interference from the conscious mind. So that certainly would be an area to research to see if there is some method of using hypnosis techniques on the remote viewer to mitigate the analytic overlay problem as well as any other so-called “mental noise” problem. In any event, it seems to me that remote viewing is a very fertile area for hypnosis research. This is an experiment that the reader can do, which was one of the original experiments that were done at the Stanford Research Institute; when they started to research remote viewing. I have updated it a bit; since they did not have cell phones at the time. You have an associate that has a cell phone and has the ability to email pictures with his cell phone. The associate goes at random to some place away from you and picks out a scene that has well-defined objects in it. When your associate arrives at the scene, he (or she) calls you on their cell phone and says, “I am now viewing, for the next ten minutes, the scene I have chosen.” And while he is viewing the scene, you try to sketch what he is viewing. Then at the end of the ten minutes your associate e-mails to you a photograph of what he (or she) was viewing as feedback for your session. Do this experiment many times and keep accurate records of the results, and you will be amazed; when you realize that you are doing so well at it. In Chapter 3 of reference 7 below there is yet another elementary, experimental introduction to remote viewing that might be of interest to the reader. As I pointed out above the so-called analytic overlay problem is perhaps the greatest obstacle to successful remote viewing. This occurs when the conscious mind, the memory and the imagination try to fill in the gaps in the information the remote viewer is trying to detect and decode from the signal line. Here we provide some exercises, a procedure and some hypnosis techniques to minimize this noise problem. Scientific research has indicated that the best times to do remote viewing is when the 11-year sunspot cycle (which is presently at a minimum) is at a maximum. In general, good conditions occur when solar flux values are increasing or steady, and the earth’s geomagnetic activity is decreasing, in particular, when the Fredericsberg geomagnetic activity is at a medium level of between 11 and 7 and when barometric pressure is at a peak. Spring is the best season and the months of July, August and September are the worst months. More specifically, the best times are the last 4 days leading up to a full moon, the last 4 days leading up to a perigee moon, the last 4 days before an intuitive biorhythm peak, the last 4 days before an emotional biorhythm peak, 13:30 local standard time LST, midnight, 8:45 LST, at sunset and at sunrise. Seasonally, Spring: new moon 13:30 LST, Summer: 1st quarter moon 22:00 LST, Fall: full moon 6:30 LST, Winter 3rd quarter moon 8:45 LST. According to the very comprehensive research of James Spottiswoode at 13:30 local sidereal time LST, one would have 400 percent greater success remote viewing. At this time, our planet is oriented with the Milky Way so that the galactic center is located directly on the horizon. This daily period of peak psychic cognition lasts for about three and a half hours, from 12:45 to 14:15 LST when the center of the galaxy is directly overhead, or at our zenith. Psychic cognition drops to its lowest point between 17:30 and 20:00 LST. To be consistently successful at remote viewing one has to have a very relaxed stress-free lifestyle with at least 20 minutes each day of meditation and a vegetarian diet with no junk food or alcohol. For some people it might be necessary to undergo some form of hypnotherapy such as Banyan 5-path or Banyan 7-path to get the subconscious mind free of all distractions before attempting to become a remote viewer. My research indicates that one should employ my direct command technique (J-H June, 2009) and employ my new self-hypnosis technique (J-H September, 2018) in the manner described below. F.D. Lingstrom has devised the following three exercises and procedure that one should continue to practice to enhance one’s remote viewing ability: Exercise 1 is just a variation on meditation in that instead of using a mantra, simply close your eyes and still your mind completely, thinking no thoughts at all for at least five minutes. Exercise 2 is to direct your concentration. Take a sharpened pencil and hold it with the point straight up about a foot in front of your face and just stare at the tip of the pencil. You will be thinking no other thoughts, you will be stilling your mind just as you did in Exercise 1, only this time you will be directing all of your concentration on the tip of the pencil. Now after a minute of concentrating on nothing else but the tip of the pencil, move the pencil to two feet away from your face and just keep on concentrating on the tip of the pencil. Repeat this exercise for several minutes, alternating between having the pencil one foot in front of your face and then holding it out two feet in front of your face, bringing it back so that it is one foot from your face, etc. Each time concentrate on the tip of the pencil for about one minute. You should easily be able to do this exercise for 5 or 6 minutes. Exercise 3 is to strengthen the signal. In this exercise you are going to need someone to help you. He will pick a large, full-page picture somewhere in a magazine. Have him show you this picture, but only for one split second. In other words, he will open up the magazine to the page with the picture that he has chosen and then very quickly snap it shut. This is what you have to work with. You will work from this information just as you would a remote viewing target. What is the impression you get from the flash of the picture? Was it a person? If so, was it more than one person? What were the people doing? Was there anything else with the people? Was it a structure? If so, what type of structure? Was it a house or an automobile? Make a sketch on a piece of paper and write down all of your impressions about what you saw in that fleeting glimpse from the magazine. You then take a look at the picture and compare it to your drawing and notes. Before you start your RV session, first meditate for 20 minutes. Then go into self-hypnosis and after deepening your trance using the Elman method of losing the numbers (or obtaining amnesia for anything, the more significant to you the better) give yourself the post hypnotic suggestion to the effect that during the RV session you focus only on the signal line and totally ignore all attempts by the conscious mind, the memory and the imagination to fill in the gaps in the information being transmitted to you by the signal line. Then throughout the RV session use the direct command technique and constantly repeat to yourself slowly steadily, mentally during the session, “The numbers are gone, and I only respond to the signal line of information that I am detecting and decoding.” Then do 5 or 10 cycles of the Relaxing Breath (J-H March, 2014). Just before the very start of your remote viewing session close your eyes and imagine yourself floating in suspended space surrounded by nothing but blue nothingness that is infinite; there is nothing else besides yourself and the big blue space. The world dissolves away, the universe dissolves away, the galaxies dissolve away and there is nothing else at all except for your floating in the infinite blue space that extends out into infinity. There is nothing else. You are not thirsty, you are not hungry, you have no thoughts, you have no concerns, you are there floating in the infinite blue space. Once you have been in the infinite blue space for a couple of minutes and are comfortable, then imagine your target right below you. So now instead of the space being infinite, suddenly you are now hovering over the target ready to start your RV session. It remains to be determined by further research if during the RV session, one should have Baroque music (a la the Lozanov Method of Learning) playing softly in the background as well as having a strobe light, such as that found in the Schneider Brainwave Synchronizer flashing in the alpha frequency portion of the spectrum. Also, some advocate that a source of yellow light be present during the session and that the person be electrically grounded during the session. It is very strongly suggested that one take a course in basic drawing such as the excellent course: Drawing in the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. I am aware of more than fifty books available, specifically devoted to remote viewing. I have found the nine listed below to be especially well-written and informative. 1. Remote Viewing by Courtney Brown 2. Remote Viewing Secrets by Joseph McMoneagle 3. Remove Viewing by David Morehouse, Ph.D. 4. Remote Viewing by Tim Rifat 5. The Essential Guide to Remote Viewing, by Paul Smith. Ph.D 6. Natural ESP by Ingo Swan 7. Limitless Mind by Russell Targ 8. Remote Viewing Self Taught by F. D. Lingstrom 9. Associative Remote Viewing Technology by Scott Rauvers

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