Levels of Remote Viewing Training

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 viewing training. They are not yet ready to decide. Instead, they seek facts and guidance about the program first. This article is for them.

Not everyone who comes to remote viewing has an abundance of resources at their disposal. Some are well off. They have money and time available to accomplish what they want to do. Others are comfortable, but they don’t have money to throw away. Others have limited time. And there are yet others who are on a tight budget. They already know they have to begin their remote viewing journey at a modest level.

Fortunately, through a lot of work and investment on my own part, I have managed to devise a level of training and experience to meet the needs of people who may find themselves anywhere along the financial- or time-resource spectrum.

You will find four levels of remote viewing instruction available, ranging from free (entry level) to full-featured (in-depth, high-commitment) levels. Here they are:


We offer cost-free introductory remote viewing materials through various online and social media platforms.


Our “Remote Viewing: Martial Art for the Mind” video gives you a solid overview of what remote viewing is and what it is not, where it came from and important principles that are necessary for success. It also shows you actual remote viewing results, along with a brief discussion of what kinds of remote viewing there are.

How to do a simple remote viewing is a great place to start your remote viewing training
This video is a great place to start your remote viewing training

If you decide you want to give remote viewing a quick try, then there is no need for extensive training before you start. This video, “How to Do a Simple Remote Viewing” can get you going. Just follow the simple directions, and you can quickly be on your way.

If you are looking for a wider variety of information about remote viewing, I recommend several of my interviews with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove on his New Thinking Allowed channel. Here are a few:

A search of YouTube and podcasts on the Internet will reveal many other Paul H. Smith interviews where you can learn more about remote viewing.

Websites and online resources for remote viewing training:

Our main website, Remote Viewing Instructional Services, brings you a thorough and detailed guide to our commercial remote viewing training program. There are free resources available here as well. These are found primarily under the “RV in Depth” drop-down menu at the top of the page. There are also example remote viewing sessions found under the “Remote Viewing Courses” tab. You can reach the website here.

You will also find my Remote Viewing/Remote Perception Blog essential reading. (If you are reading this, you are already here. But here’s the link anyway for future reference.) Discover here more in-depth discussion on remote viewing principles such as “cool-down,” ideograms, and how to manage mental noise, as well as vignettes from remote viewing’s past, interesting insights into important persons in the field, and much more.

As the author/editor of the original military controlled remote viewing manual, I have taken the liberty of posting a newly-formatted version on my website. Access it via a link from a new explanation and introduction page here. (The theory, structure, and first three stages modules are presently available. We’re working on getting the rest of the manual up and formatted soon.)

Then there is YouTube: On my “Remote Viewing/Remote Perception YouTube Channel” I post useful informational and motivational videos for folks like you to view free of charge.

The Target Vault page is good place to practice during and after your remote viewing training
The Target Vault page is good p;ace to practice during and after your remote viewing training.

Remote viewing target practice: Each week (when not interrupted by holidays) I post a “Target Vault” practice target on our private Remote Viewing/Remote Perception Facebook Group. As each weekly practice period ends, I offer helpful and encouraging comments in response to the remote viewing results participants upload in the group.

More practice opportunities: I collect all these Target Vault practice targets on a page on my website. At the end of each seven day period, I move the Target Vault target for that week to that page. This creates a library of practice opportunities with which you can develop and hone your remote viewing skills. You can access the Target Vault page (which includes full instructions) here.


If you have more resources but still must be careful with your finances, these materials may be just what you need:

The Essential Guide to Remote Viewing will help you kick off your remote viewing training
The Essential Guide to Remote Viewing will help you kick off your remote viewing training.

The Essential Guide to Remote Viewing: The Secret Military Remote Perception Skill Anyone Can Learn. (Available on Amazon, or get a signed copy from its book page here.)

This book serves three purposes: It is an excellent, easy-to-access gateway into the world of remote viewing for those just starting out. (And there are a couple of chapters on the basics of how do your own remote viewing exercises.)

If you are already into remote viewing, the Essential Guide to Remote Viewing also serves as a safe introduction for friends or relatives who are worried that you’re into something weird. This book will help show them you’re not! Finally, even if you are already well along on your remote viewing journey, this book is guaranteed to fill in knowledge gaps you may not realize you have. And it has a couple of chapters on remote viewing training and how to pick the right teacher for you.

Reading the Enemy's Mind gives a description of what remote viewing training is like
Reading the Enemy’s Mind tells the remote viewing story and gives a description of what remote viewing training is like.

Reading the Enemy’s Mind: Inside Star Gate–America’s Psychic Espionage Program. (Available from Amazon here. ) Reading the Enemy’s Mind is a an exciting, thorough, accurate, well-researched account of the remote viewing story. Built around the framework of my own experiences as a psychic spy, it nonetheless tells the remote viewing story beginning to end (so far!). Where most memoirs about remote viewing are based on one person’s memory and are poorly researched, this book uses material from many dozens of first-person interviews with the main participants in the US military’s Star Gate remote viewing program, and is backed up by numerous formerly-classified official documents. Don’t be fooled, though—it is not just a history. The book describes much of the theory and practice of remote viewing, and documents some of the most impressive successes the military psychic spies produced.

Home-study remote viewing training Courses
Remote Perception is a condensed home-study version of Paul H. Smith's basic remote viewing training course
Remote Perception is a condensed home-study version of Paul H. Smith’s basic remote viewing training course.

Remote Perception: Basic Operational Training. This home study course distills my 5 ½-day Basic Controlled Remote Viewing Course1  down to five hours of streaming content, with convenient places to pause to work the individual interactive assignments. A mix of lecture, demonstrations, exercises and actual remote viewing work that you can complete in the privacy of your own home, this is as close as it gets to my live (and more expensive) training course, without actually attending in person. Learn remote viewing at your own pace.  Click here to order yours now!


The Learn Technical Dowsing Course is an excellent addition to your remote viewing training
The Learn Technical Dowsing Course is an excellent addition to your remote viewing training.

Learn Technical Dowsing. This two-DVD home-study course introduces you to the basics of the kinds of dowsing used in partnership with remote viewing work. But the value is not restricted to remote viewing. Many of those completing the course have found it useful in their everyday lives, not just in a remote viewing context. THIS COURSE IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE AS IT IS BEING MIGRATED FROM DVD FORMAT TO STREAMING VIDEO


Hybrid CRV Training combines our home study Remote Perception course with personal one-on-one distant-learning via Zoom with Chief Instructor Paul H. Smith. The student works through the lecture and exercise modules in the Remote Perception home-study set. At specific intervals Paul joins the student on-camera to clarify instructional points and guide and instruct the student through actual remote viewing sessions. This approach offers an excellent blending of the home-study format with the more immediate benefits of a personal instructor. To arrange Hybrid CRV Training, contact Paul toll-free at (866) 229-7847 (9 AM-5 PM US Mountain Time) or email him at info2@rviewer.com


Our top tier of training is for those who really want to master the most preeminent kind of remote viewing, called controlled remote viewing (CRV). Our full CRV program consists of three levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. Each is 5 ½ days long, held in most cases in Cedar City, a picturesque little city in the heart of Utah’s spectacular and mystical Color Country. Classes are limited to two students per instructor, which means you get the most thorough and the highest-quality training available. (Full CRV course descriptions are available here.)

We also offer blue-ribbon in-person courses in other remote viewing-related modalities, including associative remote viewing and operational remote viewing, as well as skills courses such as “Sketching for Remote Viewers” and Technical Dowsing.

You can see that our training program offers options to accommodate everyone’s budget and needs. Get started today!


  1. Comprising instruction starting with Controlled Remote Viewing Theory all the way through Stage III CRV.