The Science of Controlled Remote Viewing
Teresa L. Frisch, RN, Reiki Master / Teacher 12.14.08
|“To upset the conclusion that all crows are black, there is no need to seek demonstration that all crows are black; it is sufficient to produce one white crow, a single one is sufficient.”
- Professor William James, Harvard (Barnard 50)
|“In the 1960's the U.S. Government was losing a lot of its top secret information, and they couldn't find out how. Well, through a quirk of fate actually, they found out that it was because the Russians were using "psychic spies." Well, everybody had a good laugh over that, but then somebody reminded them "Yeah, but they're getting our information." So they wisely decided that if the Russians have it, and if it's working for them, then maybe we'd better look into it. So they formed a contract with a research group at Stanford Research Institute International to find out whether or not intuition can be used for espionage purposes, for spying. Come to find out, it can. The researchers at Stanford settled on a methodology called Controlled Remote Viewing, invented by a man named Ingo Swann. They developed it into a viable military application, and once they did, a long series of projects started which the public now knows as StarGate.”
- Lyn Buchanan, CEO, Problems>Solutions>Innovations (P>S>I), Former Member of StarGate
Welcome to the world of Remote Viewing, specifically Controlled Remote Viewing, (Buchanan, “What is Remote Viewing?”), or CRV. If I could invite all of you to my home I would but since I can’t, a personal letter will have to do. My intent is to give you, the reader, a beginning glimpse into the world of remote viewing. A glimpse from someone who had no idea that she was a “natural psychic” or that remote viewing even existed.
I knew that I seemed to have “really good radar” when I was at work in the Emergency Department. Synchronicities and precognitive events had moved from days between noticing and verifying (retro confirmation), to hours. They had also increased from several times a week to every day. I tried to hide it as long as I could but eventually that didn’t work anymore. People were beginning to notice and I needed to explain it as much to myself as to them. This wasn’t my imagination, this was real and I had newspaper articles to prove it, if only to myself. I needed to know what was going on!
I didn’t know anyone who was psychic. Being “psychic” or being a “mystic” was definitely not okay with me. I was torn. I wondered if I had some kind of “gift.” I was an ordinary person, not worthy of having any gifts and besides if I’d never noticed it before, why now? There was also the guilt. If I did have some kind of gift and wasn’t brave enough to use it, then surely it was wasted on me.
In my quest, I had avoided all contact with one possibility. Telepathy. I knew that I was empathetic but I did not want to be “telepathic”, even if I found out it existed. I didn’t know that my quest for knowledge meant that I was thinking and learning. I was building new frames of reference and shifting personal paradigms, and that was the whole point. I knew nothing of strange terms like “entanglement,” or “retro causality,” or “presentiment,” or “morphic resonance,” or "precognition," or "higher states of consciousness".
Late in the fall of 2006 I attended a huge psychic fair here in Ohio, specifically to attend a small introductory course in remote viewing. I wondered if I was about to confirm that telepathy existed. In those two hours, a group of about twenty people learned about gestalts and ideograms. At the end of those two hours of much-interrupted instruction we were told to make our ideograms and write down some sensory, descriptive type words. After that we were told that if we felt like drawing something to go ahead. Ideograms are a version of shorthand – symbols – representing a gestalt. The gestalts in CRV are land, air, water, space, manmade, biological and natural.
I began to draw what (to me) looked like the top of R2D2… if you were above him looking down, complete with cross-sections. After we finished, the group was given our “feedback.” The instructor pulled an image out of a sealed manila envelope and put it on the overhead projector. It was a primitive drawing of all the gestalts and it included, a lake, a butte, the sky, land, pine trees and a sacred medicine wheel. As viewers, we would have received credit for sensory perceptions of any of those gestalts at the site, but of all them, the medicine wheel was the actual target.
And I had drawn it. It was hidden in a sealed manila envelope and I had walked in off the street and drawn it. I thought I was drawing R2D2, but superimposed, my drawing looked amazingly like the sacred medicine wheel.
The realization that we, as people, had this ability was a major paradigm shift for me and over the next few days I was in shock. Feeling like you are on a blurry rollercoaster is actually quite normal when your world is rocked. One minute it was, “wow… I sketched the target!” and the next my knees were knocking and I thought, “Oh my God, I sketched the target. What does that mean, and now what!?”
I asked questions everywhere, including our staff psychiatrist, our administrative attending, people studying world religions, friends in research. Nobody knew anything, and the worst part was the realization that my world of medicine, the world that I knew and trusted, was failing me.
As usual I hit the nearest search engine, chose some books and began to read. The turning point(s) began when I read Lyn’s book, “The Seventh Sense,” and Joe McMoneagle’s “Remote Viewing Secrets.” I saw things that I “did” that matched with their descriptions. I finally began to understand my “intuition” and myself but I had to make a decision.
It was a now-or-never thing. Pursue it or walk away.
I had just bought a house and I didn’t have the money for this. It was totally ridiculous but if I didn’t do it now I would wonder for the rest of my life. So I quelled my fears and called this man named Lyn Buchanan.
After being graciously screened by his also-very-talented wife, Linda, she handed him the phone saying, “She has questions.” I began giving Lyn a verbal comparison of my personal experiences to things described in the books. He explained that some of them, indeed, matched remote viewing theory and protocol. At one point he whooped gleefully and said “You’re the White Crow!” and I was left to wonder what the heck that
was. Dr. William James, Harvard, coined that phrase when he worked with Lenora Piper and decided that she obtained her information from somewhere and she wasn’t a fake. She was real and so am I.
The kid who read all the time, was always quiet, sat in the back of the class observing everyone and everything, had questions. She started asking them and she’s been asking them ever since. I finally found people who spoke my language.
I see and interpret things as concepts and symbols. I’m an Empath and I finally found people who spoke my language.
Still... black coats, secret clearances, classified information, Intel... what was I getting myself into? I thought these scary people, these “psychic spies” should be avoided at all costs but they were the ones who had developed the scientific protocols. I felt I had no choice. If there were “safety” issues, these people would know them.
I swallowed my fear and entered the doors of a world that my Western medicine self never knew existed, the world of non locality and the subconscious mind. I’m glad that I did. These “psychic spies” are some of the most gentle, altruistic, God-loving people that I have ever known. Humanity owes them a debt of gratitude for bringing the information, knowledge and potential applications of non locality and remote viewing to the civilian sector. I wish that James, Jung, Einstein, Maxwell and so many other scientists were here to see what they have learned.
Discovering remote viewing and learning CRV with Lyn Buchanan has been a defining moment in my life. People are walking in off the street and, with basic instruction, are able to record sensory perceptions from the site right away. Learning that remote viewing is a communication tool between the conscious and subconscious minds has given me new frames of reference, and a scientific language to describe what, for me, are everyday occurrences.
For a better understanding of CRV, please take a moment to read the list of FAQ’s that Lyn has graciously provided in the remote viewing section on this website. For those interested in learning more about RV, its history, various methodologies, and for a list of recommended reading, please visit the International Remote Viewing Association Paul Smith, CEO of Remote Viewing Instructional Services (RVIS, Inc.) and current President of IRVA has provided excellent explanation of remote viewing and its history.
I hope you find the information about remote viewing as fascinating, and possibly as helpful as I did. My deepest thanks to Lyn, Joe and Ingo. Because of them my life make sense again.
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