Practice Instructions & Target Pools

Remote viewing (gathering sensory perceptions / data across time and space) gives the conscious and subconscious minds the opportunity to learn to communicate and work together on a common task. Like any other skill, proficiency in remote viewing takes time and practice. The International Remote Viewing Association provides a full explanation and guidelines for performing a beginning remote viewing session. (read more)

An easy remote viewing experiment involves simply relaxing and trying to “see” or describe a picture hidden in an envelope (the target generated from this target pool). Don’t expect to name the picture, just try to describe what you see. True remote viewing signals are often vague and fuzzy, not clear, sharp or distinct.

You are unique. You have your own personal “lexicon” (language / vocabulary) based on your life experiences. This is how you perceive, communicate and relate to situations or events in real life. Therefore, your remote viewing perceptions will be descriptions of the target as you see / view it / understand or associate with it.

Example: one person may describe a houndstooth coat as a pattern because they mentally “saw” it. Another may describe it as a “texture” because they mentally “touched” it. Remember, this may be the first time your two minds have ever acknowledged each other or worked together on a common task. You are not viewing and reporting on the feedback photo, you are reporting on the site and what happens there. This, and learning to obtain site contact are the reasons for working a beginning practice remote viewing session, so do not expect to “get the target.” Your job as a remote viewer is to describe, not identify. Identifying is a conscious-mind activity

The purpose of this target pool:

Go to AIIS Target Pool   Go to Lyn Buchanan Target Pool   AIIS Buchanan CRV Data Scoring Model

To start your session:


After session evaluation and scoring:


With each perception ask yourself if there is something at the target that matches. Choose Yes / No / Maybe. An example of “maybe” is the viewer records the sounds of seagulls but there are none seen in the seashore feedback photo. Frequently there are seagulls at the seashore, so maybe is permissible. You are not describing the photo, you are describing the site. Like a camera, your “lens” may be zoomed out.

“Maybe” is not included in the scoring percentage for the session, therefore scores are not inflated and the subconscious mind is not chastised if it did good work.

Keep your session and data sheet for documentation of current skills and evaluation of areas of strength and weakness.

Some perceptions will come from the conscious mind trying to name or guess what it saw in session. Be objective and honest. Your subconscious will appreciate your honesty and realize that you appreciate it too.

Optional Personal Verification Tools: