a reply to: iTruthSeeker
As a starting roadmap for ATSers...
Probably the best book on the subject from an outsider, albeit it does sort of miss half the info but what it has is good, is REMOTE VIEWERS by Jim
MIND TREK by Joseph McMoneagle (tip: after ch1 it's a much faster read, I found the foreward and ch1 kinda slow) is I think the nicest intro by
someone inside. He's the only guy part of that program start to finish and who worked both science and intell through it (and humorously, as a cool
ref, Viewer #001). He's The Man of that field for hands-on viewing which I think the first book will make evident. (Also he's been featured on nearly
every major media in the country and many other countries as well, including a dozen shows with the Japanese version of the FBI for finding long (like
up to decades long) lost persons.) It includes guidelines for how to go about trying it yourself under the right conditions.
Early books about it from before the STAR GATE program was retroactively collected and named and made public, include MIND REACH by Puthoff and Targ
(two of the physicists from the start/early ~half of the program).
Ingo Swann is also featured greatly in Schnabel's book; he was the lab psychic in '71 ASPR of the trials that ended up being named 'remote viewing,'
and the first exploratory trials that brought later larger funding; and in the 80s he creatively compiled what he intended as a 'training methodology'
for viewing which is most of what you hear about in the glossy commercialized RV world (profit and power/expertise by former U.S. intelligence agents,
so like UFOlogy, be wary). Ingo was a brilliant guy, great artist, helluva viewer, and he's got lots of books, from an old one I liked best "To Kiss
Earth Goodbye" which was his autobiography and described "how" he viewed (nothing like his later training method, which makes sense as he was
'training non-psychics' to his mind), to lots of later books he self-published and I think are being affordably published again from his estate. You
can find them on his website (ingoswann.com) but the best material there for hands-on viewers is the 'database' of essays he wrote about viewing.
Some neat example stuff on Associative Remote Viewing (a specific tasking protocol used for RV sometimes) you can find at remote-viewing.com by Greg
K, lots of little sketch examples of his real sessions, he was a wildly successful stock broker who retired very young, and was using RV to see if it
could be consistent enough to make money with. (He didn't finish the trials which were tons of work, but he did make money. That info's on the site.)
He went on to set a few world records in human-powered speed sports so I think his interests moved on.
There are plenty of 'target' sources around the web for the art, and a couple sources of 'free' instruction in someone's format or methodology. A
method is not required. RV is a science-based protocol, of which the viewer's method is one of many components, and that is arbitrary to the study or
project design or viewer's pref. RV's definition however is that it is "free-response" psi with a few no-brainer rules in place. An outline with
explanation of an RV protocol: RV PROTOCOL
This one small page is really the key to
everything else. Wrap your brain around it and the 'why' (ask if you've questions) and a lot of the rest of the topic will fall into place in you.
Don't let competitive advertising/info confuse you, when they refer to 'the protocols' they usually mean 'the steps of a method.' That's what they
mean because it's what they sell (or sell themselves as expert on). The scientists mean the science protocol (a set of rules or steps, which can
include a method, or parts of one, or not) when they talk about it. There was a big disinfo/strategic deception effort, as well as some tragically
same-result though probably well intentioned efforts, from the mid-90s on, so the field's like the bangkok market, keep salt in your pocket and your
wallet close to your chest. :-)
For social stuff, the 'social media' world has taken over leaving most forums kinda in the dust unless they have a lot of commercial sales or cult
followings propping them up (in 'psychic' areas there is usually plenty of both), some still have activity but not the traffic they used to. There's
one that's open field-wide (many things in the field are specific to a commercial 'training' source or paradigm-set, but this one is 'by viewers, for
viewers' and open to any/all) TKR Remote Viewing Project
you can usually ask any question there and
(eventually) someone will answer you, sometimes people with a variety of perspectives. Or read the archives, lots of great info archived there. The
more active social stuff is usually only "sort of" RV (and often a very vague/light version of it) and a lot of "woo woo psi" and "new age or cool
stuff in the news" combined, but fun for those into that stuff -- search facebook on the RV term and you'll find several.
A nice archive of materials field-wide is www.remoteviewed.com...
, which also has a target collection for use. The guy who runs it also offers
free CRV training on the forum linked above if someone shows interest. The earliest public RV site (mid-90s) still has at least half its archives up
and last but not least, the coolest media magazine for the topic is www.eightmartinis.com...
can buy in print but download free online and it has a history/archive available.
Remote Viewing for critical thinkers (as opposed to the rest of planet earth but I like to think people at ATS are more often thinkers) is properly
understood not as just psi or just someone's particular method for psi (Silva had one of the first 'psychic methods' to hit the commercial bigtime in
the 60s 70s, and as Ingo Swann has written about, there's been zillions of 'em), because those things, both the art and the effort to structure it,
have been around since the dawn of time, but as psi efforts done "within" the science-based protocol which is what is fairly 'new' -- what they
gradually worked out in the 70s (and better perfected in the 80s and early 90s) to get the so-far best statistics ever on it, and a functional process
worked out for actually applying it (in that case in intelligence situations).
The only truly hard thing about doing RV is first, not screwing up the protocol rules. They exist to 'clean up' the process and serve the viewer.
Second, the cognitive dissonance that kicks in if someone has some natural inclination for it can be severe and is very... destabilizing, let's say.
(Yes, even for very grounded, practical people. The question isn't who is destabilized by having their fundamental psychological models of time,
space, reality, and identify messed with, everyone is, and the better they are and the cleaner their protocol the moreso in some respects because it's
real and not stuff their subconscious knows is an 'out' -- but rather, who is capable of the 'adaptive adjustment' to the cycles of it. People who
have any history of psychological instability should not do this.) For some free hands-on trying/seeing, try
TKR at the Dojo Psi
Hope that helps.
edit on 20-2-2017 by RedCairo because: typo