originally posted by: theatreboy
I have this thing where I can think of a place...when i do, i feel like i put myself there. I can hear the sounds, feel the weather, smell the
Is this remote veiwing?
How can i develop it better?
It could be remote viewing, or it could be that you simply have a vivid imagination.
The only way to know for sure is to conduct some double blind experiments. It's not that hard; you will need a couple of friends. The way I did it
was a modification of the way Russell Targ teaches introductory remote viewing. Get a friend to find some magazines that have really vivid and
distinctive photos. Photography magazines, travel magazines, National Geographic are good choices. You will need about a couple of dozen images, or
so. Have your friend either remove or color copy the pages that have distinctive images on them. You will want an assortment of faces, places,
situations, nature scenes, technology images, etc. The best ones will be those that are distinctive, have interesting themes, and evoke emotions
(like a church, for example). These images are the targets that you are going to try to remote view. Have your friend put the images in opaque
envelopes (make sure all the envelopes look the same, so that you can't get any clues as to what's inside any of them.
Then give the envelopes to a second friend. This person will be your "guide".At that point neither your guide nor you will know what's inside any
envelope; that's why it's called double blind. Set aside some times (usually about an hour at a time) when you and your guide can get together in a
quiet and private location. Your guide will remove one image at a time and look at it under conditions such that you can't see the image or anything
that might help you guess what's on it (size, texture, etc.) Take your time and try to "know" what your guide is experiencing. Most remote viewers
have their own particular mode of knowing. Some are particularly sensitive to colors, some to sound, some to geometric shapes, some to emotions.
It's rare to be able to get abstract or high level intellectual information, such as mathematics or words. If you have the ability, you will discover
what your own preferred modes of information transfer are. Ultimately, you actually don't need a guide, but it seems to help to get started.
It's important that you write down your viewing results on paper before you look at the target image. Your impressions can be any combination of
images, colors, sounds, emotions, or any other information that comes through. After you are satisfied that you have obtained all the information
that you are going to, go on to the next image. After about 10 or 20 images, you, your guide, and your first friend can each match your remote viewed
information and the images. If two or three of you are able to match the results of a particular viewing result and the same image, you've probably
got a hit.
One common result is that you will often correctly describe elements of an image, including shapes, colors, feelings, etc. and then jump to an
interpretation of that information that is incorrect. That's called analytic overlay and it comes from your ego. That's why it's important to record
all your impressions on paper in the order that they occur. I once remote viewed an image in which I saw a rectangular opening with light streaming
through it, illuminating the room inside. I concluded that it was a window, with sunlight streaming through. It was actually an ad for a
wall-mounted flat screen TV. All the elements I described were correct, but my interpretation was not.
In fact, the biggest impediment to remote viewing, in my opinion, is the interference of the ego. The ego always wants to chatter like a monkey and
tell you what it wants you to believe. If you want to practice, you have to learn to quiet the ego and listen to other sources of information, and
know the difference between the two.
My friends from within the professional RV community tell me that the ability to remote view is not distributed uniformly throughout the population.
Most people never experience it during their lifetime (or don't know it if they do). Around 20% of the population can do it to some level but are not
necessarily super stars; they often have a few spontaneous experiences of remote viewing during their lives and--once they realize it's possible--they
try to train for it. I'm in that category and maybe you are too. A very small fraction of the population are super stars, like Into Swann, Pat
Price, Joe McMonagle, etc.