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Dick Allgire
2008-Jun-18 Wed, 21:51
Remote Viewers Finally Get Their Act Together
Dick Allgire
Hawaii Remote Viewers’ Guild

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: www.farsight.org

Angel
2008-Jun-21 Sat, 14:26
Cool!!

Is this why Glenn has not been active on this forum since forever?

Dick Allgire
2008-Jun-21 Sat, 23:48
Hi Angel,

Glenn has been busy with the project. All of us have been working a lot on it. I know Glenn is on the phone a lot with Courtney and Lyn Buchanan.

But I know Glenn has a post about ready to go. He may put it up in the wee hours tonight. On the other hand he has some type of analysis to finish by Monday.

There will be a lot of interesting stuff to talk about, soon.

Dick

Glenn B. Wheaton
2008-Jun-25 Wed, 23:45
Aloha Dick,

It seems the last few weeks have been very busy. As your article states a lot of people have been supporting Dr. Brown's project and it has amassed a very large collection of work. It will be interesting indeed to see the final results. With CRV, SRV, and Hrvg participating it has made analysis a bit of a challenge but with a project this size you can actually wash it through many analytic models. I think the dataset will be used for many years to come in understanding how we collect, process, and analyze Remote Viewing data.

Ohh and great job Dick :) as always your work was sterling.

Glenn

Dick Allgire
2008-Jun-26 Thu, 13:39
Aloha Dick,



Ohh and great job Dick :) as always your work was sterling.

Glenn


Glenn,

What's up with feedback? I want to see session 7 (Entrainment effort) and Session 8 (worked on camera standing at the board.)

How feeding the Jones, huh?

Dick