The CIA used remote viewing to gather incredible insight and intelligence.
But imagine being able to read over the shoulder of your business competitor and review their market strategy for the next year.What about listening in to conversations that your partner, boyfriend, or wife were having?
Well, the practice of remote viewing is allegedly a way of doing this. It’s reported to have been around for a long time and used in ancient soulful practice.
The CIA tried to use it during the Cold War to help the US spy on the Russians. But, can it be taught and used in your everyday life?
What is Remote Viewing?
Remote viewing has been used for spiritual growth, personal development, and problem-solving.
It involves using the mind to gather information about a remote or distant target, such as a person, place, or object, without relying on the physical senses.
When you successfully remote view, you can see and hear real life happening in another part of the world, without having to be there or using technology, like a phone.
It’s also different to astral travel, where you allow your soul to leave your body and travel to other dimensions.
Who developed Remote Viewing?
Popular stories claim that the US military created remote viewing in the 1900s. Experiments began in the 1930s, but were progressed in the 1960s and 70s. It was ‘officially’ decommissioned in the 1990s.
Called, ‘Project Stargate’, the CIA’s efforts involved training individuals to use their psychic abilities to gather information about remote locations.
Earlier investigations in the 1930s involved participants having to guess numbers or read information on a card. This ‘forced choice’ method had flaws, as participants would become bored and therefore less likely to be in the right zone to practice this form of Extra Sensory Perception (ESP).
Remote viewing took it a step further by testing if participants could identify information that was not identified beforehand as the ‘right’ answer – participants would have more freedom to describe just what they saw.
Is Remote Viewing Real?
While remote viewing is not widely accepted by the scientific community, there have been numerous successful remote viewing sessions over the years.
The CIA and other intelligence agencies have used remote viewing to gather intelligence, and there are many anecdotal reports of individuals successfully using remote viewing to locate missing persons, predict future events, and solve problems.
A review of the declassified research literature was conducted in 1995 by the American Institutes for Research, to assess whether or not the CIA program should continue with Stargate. Amazingly, a key conclusion from this was that remote viewing was shown to work in a high number of cases.
Yes, there were methodological issues with the research, but a really high number (approximately 75% of participants) were able to demonstrate some kind of positive result in remote viewing.
That said, the applicability of the results to real life spying and intelligence gathering were not seen as strong enough by the report. Apparently information gathered from remote viewing was at times vague and not accurate enough to use for spying.
Examples of Remote Viewing
The programme of research to use paranormal or psychic abilities in military application inspired Jon Ronson book ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats’, which was adapted into a film by the Cohen Brothers in 2009.
One of the most famous examples of remote viewing is the case of Ingo Swann, who was one of the original remote viewers who worked with with the CIA.
Ingo Swann successfully remote viewed features of Jupiter’s rings, providing accurate details about it’s features, which were then verified by the Voyager probe in 1979. Even more fantastic and rather out there, Swann was alledgedly involved in CIA attempts to remote view the dark side of the moon. He claimed to have seen structures built there, and a group of extraterrestrial humanoids! Crazy stuff.
Indeed, another study in 2003 tested Swann’s abilities, and found that unusual brain activity was identified at the same time as his accurate answers to hidden or remote information. These results suggested that this type of paranormal phenomenon was actually correlated with physical changes in his brain, so something was obviously going on!
The main bit you’re waiting for – how to practice Remote Viewing
To practice remote viewing takes patience, practice, and intention. We have to develop a state of heightened awareness through meditation and visualization.
The basic steps are:
- Choose a target to identify and view. The first step is to choose a remote target, which could be a person, place, or object. The target should be something that is not known you and should ideally be chosen by a third party.
- Relax your body and mind: Use deep breathing, meditation, or other relaxation techniques to get into a deep relaxing state. We suggest sitting in an upright position, so that you don’t fall asleep, and do it in a place where you won’t be disturbed.
- Visualise the intended target: Visualize in your mind any images, sounds, or sensations that come to you. Really allow your subconscious to bring out what it wants to tell you.
- Record observations: It’s worth recording observations in a notebook or other medium, noting any images, sounds, or feelings that come to mind.
- Analyze results: After the session is complete, compare observations with the actual target and analyze the results.
Doing this will take practice. You need to allow the messages, sights, smells, and sounds to come to you. Don’t force it, just tune in.
What are the benefits of Remote Viewing?
Remote viewing can be used as a tool for personal growth and self-discovery.
By accessing information that is not available through the physical senses, remote viewing can help gain a deeper understanding of yourself and wider reality.
It can also be used to improve mental wellbeing by reducing stress and anxiety, promoting relaxation, and enhancing creativity. You never know, you might end up being some kind of paranormal spy for the CIA.
Access Remote Viewing training
If doing this alone sounds like a major chore, then you can actually access training through organisations which can be online or in-person workshops.
Some of the most popular remote viewing training programs include the Remote Viewing Academy, Centre of Excellence, and the Monroe Institute, and the Farsight Institute.
Ingo Swann also has a book, ‘Everybody’s Guide to Natural ESP’, which is definitely worth checking out.
Happy Remote Viewing folks.