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Jun 20, 2023 | Daily Trek, Futuristic

Remote Viewing - Radical Trekking - Ayelet Baron

Remote Viewing

Remote viewing seems like a science fiction concept. But it’s not. It’s a real and widely studied phenomenon. People use this ability to describe objects or places beyond ‘normal’ reach. Research has found that it even works for targets hidden by distance, shielding, or time.

Searching for ‘remote viewing’ mostly leads us to images of people flicking through TV channels, showing how little mainstream understanding there is of this concept.

The idea of remote viewing comes from parapsychology. It suggests we all have this ability to some degree. Typically, remote viewing involves a team. One person, the viewer, tries to describe a target. Another person, the interviewer, helps them to reveal images and feelings from their subconscious.

A big part of training in remote viewing is learning to separate psychic signals from mental noise. It’s like tuning into a specific radio frequency. The results can be anything from interesting to fascinating.

Physicists Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff, in the 1970s and 1980s, made remote viewing popular. They worked at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) and got funding from the CIA and the US military’s Defense Intelligence Agency for Project Stargate. The project looked at whether psychic abilities could be useful in the military or for intelligence.

At that time, remote viewing was trendy in engineering research. It made using psychic abilities for gathering information seem more scientific. Ingo Swann, an artist from New York, was a remote viewer who helped develop a method called Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV). It used geographical coordinates as targets. He even described objects and conditions on Jupiter before NASA’s Pioneer 10 flyby confirmed his descriptions in 1973.

Experiments in Remote Viewing

Edwin May, a main investigator of remote viewing, reported 504 intelligence gathering missions from 1973 to 1995. Nineteen different US intelligence and military organizations asked for these missions. Seventeen of them were happy enough with the results to ask for more. Despite this success, political factors and government officials who feared it blocked its use in intelligence operations. But it was still used in archaeology and investment strategies.

The best results from remote viewing experiments came when there were lots of different potential targets. People with more experience were better at it than regular people, and their ability didn’t get worse over time. Remote viewers could sense activities at target sites in the present and future. There was no sign that it was harder to see a bit into the future than to describe something right in front of you. The accuracy of remote viewing wasn’t affected by distance, even up to 10,000 miles. And viewers could sense details as small as 1 mm.

Even though the US government officially stopped Project Stargate in 1995, people are still interested in remote viewing. Many private groups and individuals continue to study and use it for different things, from personal growth to archaeological research.

Scientists find remote viewing puzzling. It seems to go against the laws of physics, suggesting a form of consciousness that doesn’t depend on location or quantum mechanics. Critics argue that without a plausible mechanism and with inconsistent results, the phenomenon is questionable.

Despite these issues, there are new researchers who believe remote viewing could be improved with more study. It could be a way to learn useful information about the present and future states of reality. And despite its history of predictions, recent investigations have aimed to enhance its predictive powers.

A Window to the Unseen World

Remote viewing has made progress over the past 40 years, even with little funding for research and barriers to scientific acceptance. A skilled remote viewer isn’t limited to the present time. They could potentially answer any question about any event in the past, present, or future. This field may not be mainstream or widely accepted, but it’s still studied and has shown promise for practical use.

Remote viewing can spark curiosity, as it makes us question our understanding of consciousness, perception, and reality. This kind of questioning leads to innovative research and new understandings of the human mind.

Imagination is also a big part of remote viewing. Viewers have to use their imagination to visualize remote targets. This practice can stretch our imaginative abilities and promote creativity and mental flexibility. It also invites us to imagine new possibilities about human cognition and consciousness.

Creation is at the heart of remote viewing. Viewers are not just receivers of information; they actively shape their perceptions based on the signals they receive. This active process can lead to the creation of new methods, practices, and theories in parapsychology and beyond.

By blending science and what is often seen as “supernatural,” remote viewing could lead to a more comprehensive understanding of human abilities. It could also inspire innovation in fields like psychology, neuroscience, physics, and philosophy. What if by exploring this fascinating frontier, we could unlock new perspectives, improve our understanding of reality, and inspire creative solutions for future opportunities; or not?

Do we dare to venture into the unknown, to toy with endless possibilities? Remote viewing might not resonate with everyone. Yet, when we feed our curiosity, ignite our imagination, and allow ourselves to experiment and create, what is beyond our reach? Life isn’t always linear if we can wrap our minds around this.

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