History Helped Shape The Future of Remote Viewing.
The public perception of Remote Viewing should not be dictated by opportunistic story tellers but the history needs to be recorded by the factual events and the actual people. It all began between the years of 1982 and 1983 while a prominent psychic who was working with a world-renowned physicist realized a breakthrough discovery in psychic phenomenon. The discovery was the existence of a set of protocols which could produce accurate psychically derived data on a consistent basis using only a trained mind and a stack of plain white paper. The psychic research project was initially funded by the CIA and then later picked up by the DIA. This was the military’s competitive response to the alleged Soviet psychic warfare program during the cold war. Even though there was a hope for psychic performance,History Helped Shape The Future of Remote Viewing. Articles nobody really expected the results that were discovered and put into motion. The most astounding fact was that they (we) had proven that this new psychic technique could be taught like a language and anyone could learn it.
This was the beginning of something very substantial – a technology that turned psychically derived data from a happenstance gift into a skill that anyone could learn. And just like any other skill, personal performance improves with practice. For the first time in human history, this not only proved the existence of the sixth sense but forever changed what was possible to achieve with the human mind. And for those that actually practiced and mastered this new skill, they foresaw the opening of a completely new era of consciousness, a place where only a few would feel comfortable with the knowledge and even fewer would want to tread.
The discoverers named this new technology Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV) and kept it a tightly held secret throughout the eighties. There were only five people initially trained and only two out of the five served in the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) newly formed Remote Viewing unit. The other three left and did not continue to practice their new learned skill. However, two officers who were trained CRVers trained others and for a short time they enjoyed a working environment where CRV could strut its stuff – but it didn’t last long. The coming of Desert Storm and the rotating fabric of the institutional umbrella of government caused this very curious top secret unit to become a revolving door where people were passed off for lack of assignments or to wait out their retirements.
By 1995 the unit had passed through the hands of a number of military and civilian administrators who, either for ego or just sheer ignorance, turned it into a psychic circus. They brought in tarot card readers and channelers to work with only one partially trained remote viewer who was left. Secretaries were being solicited to channel and street witches were performing readings. It’s no wonder that this group lost its government funding and was picked back up as a research program by the CIA in the early nineties. This was the sketchy group that two civilian researchers were sent to evaluate and finally served in putting a final kibosh to with their “1995 CIA/AIR Report.” It’s surprising that the report was as positive as it was considering there were no remote viewers left. But they claimed that they were evaluating “remote viewing” and that “the program” had spanned throughout a twenty four year period of time. Unbeknownst to the two researchers, they had no access to the DIA’s RV operational unit which had been utilizing the phenomenal breakthrough discovery for almost a decade.
In 1995, the CIA hired the most powerful publicity agency in the country to announce its grand declassification of their “Remote Viewing program”. The reason they declassified their program at this time was because PSI TECH had launched a book deal and was about to go public with its Technology in a big way.
The CIA set up several interviews on national TV news shows and brought out one of their natural psychics and two researchers to tell the public that such an experimental psychic spy program did exist BUT that it could not be taught to others or scientifically proven. The CIA’s declassification campaign was clever in that it used just enough truth wrapped around several mistruths and omitted the pivotal breakthrough discovery that ANYONE could be taught to do this.
PSI TECH had already been promulgating Remote Viewing information to the public since 1991 so the avid PSI seekers and special interest groups had already been privy to real information about “the Remote Viewing Operational Unit” from where PSI TECH had sprung. The 1995 CIA Campaign publicized the declassification of only “their” specific Remote Viewing research program. They did not address or mention the DIA’s decade of the RV operational unit, nor PSI TECH’s earlier release of this information. The CIA’s Grand Publicity Campaign served only to confuse the issues and diminish the veracity of PSI TECH’s mission. The CIA spin doctors old maneuver of trickery by omission was successful and they knew that good old competitive capitalism would finish the job for them.
During the resulting flurry of media attention, PSI TECH stood firmly behind its pre-released information. The stories raged and claims of people claiming to be “military remote viewers” began sprouting up like weeds everywhere. It became a marketing feeding frenzy and even people involved in the earlier research programs who have never done a formal remote viewing session, emerged as so-called “Expert Remote Viewers.” Some of the periodic participants (and their friends) from the late days of the DIA’s operational unit’s revolving door became “psychic warriors” by writing books and doing seminars, and even the civilian administrators who were never trained cashed in by writing books and making creative remote viewing claims.