- There is something exciting happening in the long stagnant
civilian remote viewing community. A project is under way involving viewers
from different schools, in far flung locations, using different remote
viewing methodologies, all working for one purpose. Courtney Brown, Ph.D.
is spearheading the project with assistance from Lyn Buchanan, Glenn Wheaton,
and Paul Smith.
- Remote viewing debuted in the civilian world with much
fanfare in the mid 1990's, after the formerly top secret military skill
was leaked and declassified. All humans have some degree of ability to
communicate with their subconscious awareness, which allows them to perceive
things across space and time, to obtain sensory information about a person,
place, or event without ever being there physically. We all have this non-local
awareness. Remote viewing uses highly structured training to teach people
this advanced communication skill. Since declassification there have been
a number of different methods available to the public.
- When remote viewing burst onto the scene in 1996 several
former members of the military programs started teaching civilians, and
soon a few of their students began branching out. It held great promise,
but unfortunately for many years the civilian remote viewing world was
an ugly mess, splintered into different groups with little communication
occurring beyond petty bickering, arguments, and ugly potshots at each
other on the Internet. The International Remote Viewers Association (IRVA)
was formed as the umbrella organization for so called "legitimate"
remote viewers. IRVA conducted some much needed policing, but some genuine
members of the community complained the IRVA excluded them as well.
- That changed last year.
- The IRVA made a giant stride toward finally uniting civilian
remote viewers last October at its conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The
IRVA invited the formerly disowned Dr. Courtney Brown, and the lightning
rod of the RV world, Ed Dames to give presentations at the conference.
Old wounds were healed. New friendships were forged.
- At the conference Dr. Courtney Brown presented data from
his years of remote viewing research and he wowed the crowd, which included
practitioners, and scientists like Russell Targ. Brown is one of the few
in the RV world who has a PhD, and he is a scientist with a brilliant mind.
When he finally presented at the conference in Las Vegas something changed
in the cliquish realm of civilian RV. Finally, many of the movers and shakers
in civilian remote viewing were brought together including Paul Smith,
Lyn Buchanan, Ed Dames, Courtney Brown, and Glenn Wheaton. A new era of
cooperation had arrived.
- Now, finally, Courtney Brown is making good use of this
newfound cooperation and harmony in the RV world. He devised and organized
a project and has enlisted the participation of a number of remote viewers
from several different practices. His own viewers, as well as viewers trained
by Lyn Buchanan (CRV) and Glenn Wheaton (HRVG) are taking part. It is the
first time so many viewers from so many schools of RV have worked in concert
to produce so much data.
- It's called "The Global Climate Change RV Study"
but some of the participants feel there much more to it than simply looking
at climate change. Time will tell. On his website Brown says of his research:
- "In particular, we have long wanted to know what
directs the mind of a remote viewer to perceive one location or event rather
than another. Is it because some place in the past, present, or future
(that is, a target) is written down on a piece of paper? Is it because
a computer program chooses a place and a date and assigns this as the focus
of attention for a remote viewer? Or is there an entirely different reason
why a remote viewer should perceive one place or event as compared with
any other? We now know the answer to this question, and the answer is both
new to the remote-viewing field, and entirely nonobvious."
- In the past, viewers from one group have typically been
hesitant to work targets assigned by other schools. Getting many different
viewers from diverse schools to work together has always been difficult.
No remote viewer is 100% accurate. In fact there are times when every
viewer misses the target completely, and it is frustratingly easy to produce
an embarrassing session. When students train within a certain methodology
they develop trust and friendship with their instructors and fellow students.
This is encouraged, because remote viewing is not easy and honestly not
everyone can master the skill. So students in each particular school see
each other's successes and failures, and become comfortable offering data
that may seem uncertain. Some compare showing your remote viewing work
to undressing and standing in a spotlight to allow everyone to examine
your every imperfection. Remote viewing data comes from your deepest subconscious
and the act itself can be destabilizing, so remote viewers tend to be most
comfortable with their own kind.
- Another factor that historically created isolationist
tendencies in the RV world was the choice of targets. Remote viewing must
always be done blind. That means the viewer has absolutely no idea, no
clue as to what the target might be. So each viewer has to trust the tasker
or "targeteer" to create a valid pathway between the target ID
(random set of letters and numbers) and the target itself. The viewers
must trust the tasker. The viewers also have to trust that the target itself
will be valid. In the past members of one group just would rarely work
targets cued by someone in another group. This increased the isolation
in the RV community.
- But now, Courtney Brown has managed to get multiple viewers
from different groups to work dozens of targets for his current project.
Since his breakout presentation at the IRVA conference in October 2007
the remote viewing community has embraced him. He devised an ingenious
method for encoding session work and targets so that all the data and targets
can be publicly posted, and even downloaded, without anyone being able
to decode it until the proper time for feedback. The targets and the sessions
can be posted in the blind; verification without contamination. Most of
the remote viewing work has been completed. More than 177 sessions have
been turned in and posted in their encrypted format.
- Glenn Wheaton, Courtney Brown, and Lyn Buchanan are analyzing
the data. The results should be interesting. There could be something significant
coming out of this effort.
- Stand by.
- More information on the project at: <http://www.farsight.org>www.farsight.org