reply to RedCairo
continued, post#4 in series
Initially the 'remote viewing' in that branch of science study had been the general RV term. When the dilemma of 'finding an address' for a target
without giving away any info to the psychic about it was addressed using geographical coordinates, that is a 'tasking protocol' and that came to be
called 'coordinate remote viewing'. (Note to UFOlogists: Jacques Vallee actually published a paper on that addressing dilemma in the 70s, I think it
was in something like Journal of Scientific Exploration.) Later, it was acknowledged that the whole point of anybody having a method -- and every
psychic develops their own method, of course, which usually has pieces of things they've learned from others, and some they've developed themselves
-- was to "control" the process. So it then was called "controlled remote viewing." Technically this term is fair to use for any remote viewing in
which the viewer is making an effort to control the process in some fashion. This was acronym'd "CRV" which is what Buchanan and Smith and
Morehouse officially sell.
Everything that "wasn't CRV" -- the "altered state" and "no particular external method" formats used by the viewers in the first unit and the
science lab -- they called "extended RV" -- mostly because it often took longer. That was kind of a pointless acronym (ERV) because it literally had
no clear definition, it was many things and mostly stuff-they-didn't-do. Later on, since the people in the second unit had been totally indoctrinated
into RV with the concept of "formal method", they kind of redid what they called ERV and imposed various processes and rules upon it. So the
definition of ERV will depend on who's using it and when they learned something about it. Currently, Morehouse teaches ERV as well. (It's possible,
since it's a $-source, that the other trainers might now be offering it also, can't remember.)
Ed Dames had a student who became a girlfriend during training, with PR experience; she came from a family of money and was married to actor Brad
Dourif, later known for his good work in scifi and 'Lord of the Rings' (well, not married anymore once she and Dames became an item). At her (wise)
encouragement he re-branded CRV into "TRV" (technical remote viewing), which since he apparently had his own framework for interpreting a couple
areas of it was fine (probably better it had a separate acronym), and that was trademarked and their company PSI-TECH sold training services and other
things under that acronym.
As mentioned there are other people who claim "government lineage but not from that project" (whether you believe them is up to you) and have their
own methods. These include Gerald O'Donnell and Glenn Wheaton. There are also people trained by some of this group, or who independently decided they
were remote viewing experts, who have written books and gone in media about it. These include Aaron Donahue and Tim Rifat.
So if you want to remote view, you have a few choices:
1. Buy, rent, borrow, steal a book with general simple info and teach yourself (such as MIND TREK, simple, or REMOTE VIEWING SECRETS, a little more
2. Buy a web-course or CD/DVDs with specific info for a given method (Morehouse currently has a CRV training course book/discs, and Dames has DVDs as
3. Buy in-person training in some kind of psychic method. This could be the things most popular associated with the term 'remote viewing' such as
CRV, ERV, TRV, SRV (Dr. Courtney Brown's variant on TRV), etc. etc.
4. Attend a seminar by someone who knows something about RV who gives you as part of that "tips/pointers/advice." This is probably not as good as
any of the first three, but it's probably fun and a good overview-intro. People like Stephan Schwartz (www.stephanaschwartz.com...
) and Russell
) often gives these kind of seminars.
to be continued