Psychic Silverware by Paul H. Smith

Welcome to the Remote Viewing/Remote Perception Blog

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….

A Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is launched off the California coast

A Good Example of an Operational Remote Viewing Session

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

Stephen Hawking in Zero-G

Stephen Hawking’s Transition and the Non-local Mind

(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

The Titanic–a Remote Viewing Exercise

If you’ve seen the movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (sometimes abbreviated by fans as “CEIII”) then you’ve seen Richard Dreyfuss building a model of Wyoming’s Devil’s Tower out of mashed potatoes on the dining room table. That iconic scene became a running joke… Read more

Courtesy Diego Delso,, License CC-BY-SA

Deflecting a Cheap Shot: Remote Viewing and the Nazca Lines

(Featured image courtesy Diego Delso,, License CC-BY-SA) Some people love to find fault. Some of them are journalists—or at least pretend to be. Such is the case with a website named “MuckRock,” which bills itself as “a non-profit collaborative news site that gives you… Read more

Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann meeting again during the IRVA 2002 remote viewing conference in Austin, Texas

Happy Anniversary, Remote Viewing!

It was all started by the improbable partnership of a psychic and a scientist 45 years ago today. June 6, 1972 was when artist/psychic Ingo Swann accompanied physicist Harold E. “Hal” Puthoff into the Varian Physics Building on the campus of Stanford University. Their goal… Read more

Don’t Tell the Authorities! (Or, what do I do if I get a premonition of disaster?)

Have you or someone you know ever had a thought that seemed to be a premonition or foreboding of some disaster about to occur? If so, have you (or they) wondered anxiously what you should do about it, whom you should tell? Recently, I received… Read more

One of Gene Troy's successful Stage 6 (clay modeling) remote viewing targets

A Good Start! 20 Years of Remote Viewing Training

T wenty years ago today Remote Viewing Instructional Services taught it’s first student. On 17 January 1997 an adventurous soul named Ed Bogges signed on to be my first ever civilian student of controlled remote viewing. To be sure, I had by then been doing… Read more

Desert Storm Christmas: Synchronicity During War

Barely four months after my wife Daryl and I were married, I got sent off to help fight a war. Not the best way to build a marriage relationship, especially since I left her with partial custody of three brand new step kids–an instant family… Read more