Farsight Institute: Examples of Nonlocality
Teresa L. Frisch, RN, Reiki Master / Teacher 3.3.09
“In the 1980s, Halcomb Noble, deputy director of science news at the New York Times, asked this question of Nobel laureate physicist Brian Josephson.
Noble: Are the rigors of hard science or quantum mechanics really compatible with investigations of the paranormal and what the intelligent skeptic always regarded as the quackery of, say, the old professional mind reader?
Josephson: You ask whether parapsychology lies within the bounds of physical law. My feeling is that to some extent it does, but physical law itself may have to be redefined. It may be that some effects in parapsychology are ordered-state effects of a kind not yet encompassed by physical theory.” –Dean Radin, The Conscious Universe (281)
August of 2006 found me studying Alternative Medicine – Expanding Medical Horizons I had already studied Reiki and Controlled Remote Viewing, and I was overjoyed to find that pages 31-33 were devoted to distant healing and nonlocality but my joy was to be short-lived. I found that Alternative Medicine did not offer definitive answers; it was a report to the National Institute of Health (NIH) that recommended further study and research across the realm of alternative and complementary medicine.
Research had shown positive outcomes using guided imagery as far back as 1982, when I was working as a nurse in an ambulatory clinic setting. Chemotherapy can take hours to infuse, and our clinic patients would visualize the medication attacking and chomping the cancer cells as the pharmaceutical agents dripped slowly down the intravenous lines and into their veins. It was now 2006, and as a health professional it seemed logical to me, and I surmised that since we had established this precedent over twenty years ago, further research was in progress somewhere. This report to the NIH even recommended it.
My goal was to see if I could participate somehow, so I began searching. It is now 2009, and if there is any NIH funded research in the realm of nonlocality, I haven’t been able to find it. If anyone has, please send information here through “contact us.” I would still like to volunteer in some way if possible.
Language used across scientific disciplines could be part of the problem. Searching the word “nonlocal” at the NCCAM website yields nothing (yet). Cue the word “consciousness” and I found one article, “Of Meditation, Monks and Music: Dr. Davidson Speaks on Systematic Mind-Body Training.” The article discusses the study of meditation, neuroplasticity, and virtuous qualities “that appear to be associated with happiness, such as compassion and loving kindness.”
When I asked Dr. Courtney Brown for a short explanation of nonlocality, he offered a paraphrase from his book, Remote Viewing: The Science and Theory of Nonphysical Perception: "The remote-viewing phenomenon is essentially nonlocal, such that remote-viewing perceptions do not rely on any of the five physical senses of hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell. Remote-viewing perceptions apparently are also not constrained by distance, nor are they limited by time – past, present or future" (19).
The STAR GATE program was cancelled in 1995, and several variations of the original methodology have evolved over the past fourteen years as the original members of the unit began to teach remote viewing to the civilian sector. Dr. Brown brought three of those schools together in a remote viewing project in 2008, and has just begun a second project in 2009. This is not a competition, but a joint viewing effort by three methodologies looking not only to provide information about locations and events, but a groundbreaking, cooperative effort of three schools. Three schools speaking different languages. Three dojos using different systems for reporting and analysis of their findings. Three methodologies that could reflect civilian viewing skills in 2008. This joint effort was a first in the remote viewing community.
The Climate Change Project design in 2008 was intricate, providing for random, double-blind target selection and encryption of downloaded sessions at The Farsight Institute. Sessions are visible to the public and were provided by the Hawaii Remote Viewers’ Guild (HRVG), founded by Glenn Wheaton, Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV), by Lyn Buchanan and P>S>I, and the Science of Remote Viewing (SRV), represented by Courtney Brown. Decryption keys were issued after the project’s completion and analysis began. A third of the sessions were viewed in current (2008) time to establish viewer accuracy, while the remaining sessions were focused on timelines into 2013. Time will tell if sessions viewed in 2008 are an accurate reporting of the climate at those locations in 2013.
The Multiple Universe Project in 2009 is of a similar design, with double-blind sessions downloaded and encrypted at Farsight. Again, members from SRV, HRVG and CRV are participating. This is an ongoing project as well. Viewers work their sessions one month, download and encrypt them, and then wait. The target itself will be chosen at random from a news event that happens the month after the session is worked. For example: sessions worked in March of 2009 are downloaded and encrypted before midnight on March 31st. The target is chosen on May 1st from a news event that happened in April.
At first glance, projects such as these may not seem significant but as the industry of remote viewing evolves, they are paving the way for discussions regarding issues such as standardization of a common language and tools for analysis and report writing. If you would like to read the project designs and see the viewer sessions and feedback, please follow the links to The Farsight Institute below. And last, but not least, the potential of remote viewing owes Dr. Brown a large “thank you” for his humanitarian efforts in facilitating these research projects. Thank you, Courtney.
Climate Change Project: Design
Climate Change Project: Target Feedback Photos / Locations
Climate Change Project: Viewer Sessions
Multiple Universe Project: Target Feedback Photos / Locations
Multiple Universe Project: Viewer Sessions
Revised: tlf 3.29.09