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What is Remote Viewing?

Remote Viewing is a protocol developed at the beginning of the 1970’s at the SRI International (USA) as a counter-spying tool for the US military and US intelligence agencies. On the basis of so-called “talented” people (e.g. Ingo Swann, Pat Price, Uri Geller, etc.), Ingo Swann developed a protocol structure known as Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV). Within the framework of the protocol, impressions of a so-called ‘target’ are recorded which can be located at any time at any place. Remote Viewing is therefore not limited to the immediate perceptible environment of a person.

Using Remote Viewing means “detect and decode” (information), which is the core function of this protocol.

The sequence of the steps (i.e., Phases/Stages) is specified by definition. The term “Remote Viewing” is closely linked to the developed protocol structure and the tools it contains.

Therefore, Remote Viewing does not enhance your ability to perceive information, it just gives you a tool and shows you a way how to do it.

Is Remote Viewing not like clairvoyance, channeling, etc.?

Remote viewing has been scientifically researched and developed over 20 years. During this time many things have been discovered about the functionality of the brain. Now you know how and which incorrect information can appear in a protocol and how to deal with it with the right tools. These tools are not available in clairvoyance, channeling, etc.! This seperates Remote Viewing from all other mental information tools.

Since everyone can learn Remote Viewing (because is only a protocol, not more), all people have almost the same prerequisites. The only thing that distinguishes talented people from average ones is that they (i.e. the gifted people) have a lower filter function between consciousness and subconscious. This threshold / filter function is also reduced by the remote viewing protocol over time.

Advantages of  Remote Viewing

Key advantages of this approach are the compatibility of impressions from different sessions regarding the same target and the objectivity regarding verification of results by others. These properties make Remote Viewing superior to the other PSI methods and clearly more reliable.

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Is Remote Viewing therefore better than other methods?

Here you have to clearly distinguish two aspects: a) “why was Remote Viewing developed?” And b) “what is ‘better'”?

Remote viewing has been developed with a clear objective: within a defined time span, a methodology should be developed that can be learned and understood by any person, and in which information is directly reported (written down) while being awake (so that no information gets lost). This goal was successful.

Another positive side effect is that, over time, the connection between consciousness and subconsciousness is strengthened and that a person becomes ever more intuitive (which has a very positive effect in all living situations).

In contrast, there are meditation techniques that are hundreds of years old. These were developed to get a better understanding of the inner self and not to report any perceptions directly to a person (meditation would have to be interrupted to do this). Also any received emotional aspects may be taken “as is” and not analysed regarding their true content (comes the emotion from the target or is it an emotion from the viewer as reaction to the target?).

Therefore, one can judge a “better or worse” only by means of feedback. A well-trained remote viewer has an average rate of 70 – 90 +% as far as the correctness of his written data is concerned (also regarding their relation: the color “red” belongs, for example, to the car and not to the umbrella).

So, if you need a methodology in which a person gives you clearly defined and, if necessary, emotionally-cleaned information, also in the exact relational context, Remote Viewing is the method of your choice.

What does physics say?

For a physical model, which explains how Remote Viewing might work, please check out Burkhard Heim’s page.

Where can I learn Remote Viewing?

In Germany there is the Remote Viewing Akademie. It offers seminars in three parts of Germany. Among them is Manfred Jelinski, the Grand Segnieur of the German Remote Viewing scene.

In Ireland, Paul O’Connor offers Controlled Remote Viewing. He is one of only 5 CRV Trainers worldwide who are recognised by his trainer, Lyn Buchanan.

Historical development

If you would like to know more about the temporal development of Remote Viewing, you can download an article from the SRI Int. Project manager, Hall Puthoff. A temporal development of Remote Viewing is graphically displayed on the site of Paul Smith, a veteran of the former Remote Viewing unit from Fort Meade. The history of Remote Viewing in Germany since 1995 can be read at the Remote Viewing Akademie.