I promote a radical idea: That we humans are more than a mere collection of physical parts and processes. Why is that radical, you wonder? Since people first became able to think, haven’t most of us, really, deep down inside believed that human nature was partly physical, yet partly “something else”?
From the days of the early Greeks, and perhaps before, there have always been materialists around—people who thought that nothing existed that wasn’t in some way physical. But since the 1950s or 1960s the certitude has grown that human beings are just complicated pieces of biological machinery—essentially “machines made of meat.” It has become the fashion, especially in science, to reject the idea that there can be anything to humans beyond what can be measured or explained in physical terms. Such thinking leads to an unavoidable conclusion—there is nothing in human nature that is spiritual, or non-physical, or psychic in the ESP sense of the word.
From my own studies and experiences, I know this modern “scientific” belief is mistaken—is its own sort of fantasy. I have discovered for myself that humans are “more than their physical bodies” (as consciousness pioneer Robert A. Monroe aptly and often put it).
This blog documents my own experiences, thoughts, and ideas from more than three decades as a military psychic spy, philosopher, and student of human perception and consciousness. Its main theme will be remote viewing and remote perception, but as I add entries you will also find posts ranging into broader areas of consciousness, intuition, non-local knowing, and perception as well. Grab a hold—the ride starts now….
In each of my Basic Controlled Remote Viewing Courses I do a demonstration for my students. They pick the target and I am completely blind to it. I save this exercise for late in the training week. I have found that they get more value… Read more
Many folks approach me about remote viewing training. Some already know what they want. They’ve done their research, and now they’re ready to start my training program. They just need to know how to go about it. Others, though, first want to know about remote… Read more
AOL is the response of the viewer’s analytic mind to the information being received by the subconscious intuitive mind. It may be correct, semi-correct, or totally incorrect. And if handled improperly, it can mess up your remote viewing.
Normally, one cools down after working or exercising hard. In remote viewing, the cool down comes first. It was Thursday, January 19, 1984. We were in the windowless, highly-secret consciousness research facility on the top floor of SRI-International’s Radio Physics Laboratory building in Palo Alto,… Read more
(NOTE: The topic of ideograms is of most importance to those learning or practicing controlled remote viewing. But they are something that anyone interested in remote viewing should know at least a little about. Recently, ideograms have become a matter of controversy in Facebook remote… Read more
Ever since remote viewing became a “thing” (and I’m talking 1971, not just 1995 or even 2020!) folks have wanted to kick the tires and take it out for a test drive. But that brings problems with it. Here is one.
It seems like almost every other day or so I hear complaints that “no one is putting examples of real remote viewing sessions up on the Internet for all to see.” I don’t take this too seriously, because there are lots of examples available on… Read more
What’s the difference between CRV, ERV, ARV, TRV, SRV (and that’s just the start), they want to know? That’s what new people entering the remote viewing world often think when faced with the many “kinds” of remote viewing they see there.
(Above: Stephen Hawking experiencing a zero-G environment in 2007. NASA Photo) Often, the presence of death turns us to questions. Almost as if on their own, our minds grab for answers we hope will lead us to understand. We each phrase the questions in our… Read more
Paul H. Smith recently spent two weeks in southern California training Russians in the art and skill of controlled remote viewing. This is his report, along with some interesting results.