Curriculum Vitae



Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2009. Doctorate of Philosophy in philosophy.  Dissertation: Is Physicalism “Really” True?  An Empirical Argument Against the Universal Construal of Physicalism.

MS, National Intelligence University, 1993. Masters of Science of Strategic Intelligence. Middle East concentration; subconcentration in Terrorism and Low Intensity Conflict. Thesis:  Assessing the Viability of a Palestinian State.

University of Southern California, 1980-81. Masters Program in International Relations (Mid-East emphasis). Munich Germany Center. 16 (of 32) credit hours completed.

BA, Brigham Young University, 1982. Major: University Studies. Emphasis in Middle Eastern Languages and Affairs, sub-emphases in Fine Art and English.



President and Chief Instructor of Remote Viewing Instructional Services, Inc. since 1997.  Prior to that, twenty years as a military intelligence professional, including combat and tactical, national-level strategic, and special operations intelligence experience. Mid-East specialist, with considerable foreign language and area studies background. Extensive experience as an operational remote viewer and remote viewing instructor, both in the military and civilian environments.



President and primary instructor, Remote Viewing Instructional Services, Inc.  (1997-present)



President, The International Remote Viewing Association.  (2006-2010, 2015-2016)

Vice-president, The International Remote Viewing Association.  (1999-2006)

Chief, Intelligence and Security Division, DCSOPS, Military District of Washington, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.  (1993-1996)

Strategic Intelligence Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).  (1991-1993)

Intelligence Staff Officer, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.  (1990-1991)

Intelligence Project Officer (remote viewer), Training Officer, Unit Historian, Deputy Branch Chief, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command and DIA.  (1983-1990)

Mid-East Desk Officer, U.S. Army Operations Group, Ft. Meade, MD.  (1983)

Special Operations Tactical/Strategic Intelligence Officer, Special Forces Detachment (Airborne), Europe, Bad Toelz, Germany. (1979-1982)

Arabic Linguist, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Ft. Campbell, KY.  (1977)

Botanical Illustrator. Brigham Young University.   (1970-1973, 1976)



German (fluent); Arabic, Hebrew (knowledgeable).




Reading the Enemy’s Mind: Inside Star Gate–America’s Psychic Espionage Program. (2005, Tor/Forge). Selected as Editor’s Choice and Book Bonus, The Readers Digest.

The Essential Guide to Remote Viewing–the Secret Military Remote Perception Skill Anyone Can Learn. (2015, Intentional Press).

Remote Viewing and Parapsychology

“What’s in a Name? A Lot, Actually.” Journal of Parapsychology. (Vol. 85 / No. 1) Spring 2021

“Foreword.” In Edison vs. Tesla: The Battle over Their Last Invention. Joel Martin and William J. Birnes. (Skyhorse Publishing, 2017).

Book chapter. “Applied Psi,” (with Garrett Moddel) in Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21st Century, Cardeña, Etzel, Palmer, John and Marcusson-Clavertz, David (eds.) (McFarland & Company, 2015).

“Associative Remote Viewing: News From the Future.”  Aperture.  Fall/Winter 2012.

“Remote Viewing: State of the Field.”  EdgeScience, No. 8 (Jul-Sep 2011).  13-16.

Review.  In Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 19, No. 4, of  Mind Reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Abilities, by Russell Targ and Harold E. Puthoff.

“Most Secret Agent.”  Readers Digest, March 2006 (Book Bonus Features and Editors Choice)

“How the ASD’s Chesapeake Chapter Helped Win the Cold War.”  The American Dowser Vol. 46, No.1 (Winter 2006), pp. 20-24.

Review.  In   Aperture, Vol. 1, Nos 3&4, of The Stargate Chronicles: Memoirs of a Psychic Spy, by Joseph McMoneagle.

“Science, Not Magic,” The Intelligencer: Journal of US Intelligence Studies, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Summer 2001).  pp. 68-72.

“Afterword,” in Atwater, F. Holmes, Captain of My Ship, Master of My Soul (Hampton Roads, 2001).

“A Brief Time Line of Remote Viewing History,” Aperture Vol. 1, No.2


Military/Intelligence/International Relations

Collected, collated, and edited the entire intelligence collection management portion of the 1994 revision of the Joint Tactical Exploitation of National Systems (J-TENS) manual, and authored significant portions of it.

Wrote the entire collection management section for a revision of Joint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures manuals 2-01 and 2-02.

Primary author for the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Coordinate Remote Viewing technical training manual.

Authored  Assessing the Viability of a Palestinian State, a 260-page thesis on the survival prospects for a possible Palestinian state.



Guest columnist, Washington Merry-go-round (Jack Anderson column), January 1997.

Review. In Military Review, July-August 1996, of Lightning in the Storm: The 101st Air Assault Division in the Gulf War, by Thomas Taylor.

Article. “The Changing of the Guard.” Vigor (newsletter). Issue 10 (September 1995).

Review. In Military Review, September-October 1995, of Special Operations Forces: An Assessment, by John M. Collins.

Review. In Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin, July-September 1994, of Riding the Tiger: The Middle East Challenge After the Cold War.

Review. In Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin, January-March 1993, of The Wald Report: The Decline of Israeli Security Since 1967, by Emmanuel Wald.

Script. “Sailing Through the System,” a 20-minute orientation film for new cancer outpatients produced under the auspices of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Oncology Center and the American Cancer Society, 1987.

Review. In Military Intelligence, Vol. 9, No. 4, Oct-Dec 1983, of Intelligence Requirements for the 1980’s: Clandestine Intelligence, Roy Godson, ed..

Article. “Ultimate Red Chip in the Middle East: The Soviet Intervention Threat,” Army, Nov. 1983, pp. 18-27. (Cover article on potential for Soviet intervention in a Syrian-Israeli confrontation scenario.)




“Remote Viewing and Consciousness.” 2021 IRVA Remote Viewing Conference. Rhinebeck New York. 9-12 September 2021.

“What’s in a Name? A Lot, Actually.” 62nd Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association. Paris, France. 4-6 July 2019.

“What Makes “Scientific” Evidence Scientific?” 2019 Society for Scientific Exploration Conference. Broomfield, Colorado. 5-8 June 2019.

“The Paradigm Argument Against Psi.”  29th Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Exploration.  Boulder, CO. 10-12 June 2010.

“Associative Remote Viewing (ARV): The Next Candidate for the Paradigmatic Psi Experiment?”  52nd Annual Parapsychological Convention.  Seattle, WA, 6-9 August 2009.

“Why ESP is Consciousness’ Only Hope” (Invited address).  27th Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Exploration.  Boulder, CO, 25-28 June 2008.   (Also, panelist, “Remote Viewing the Future: Hot Controversies.”)

“Remote Viewing: A Martial Art for the Mind” (Perspective Lecture Series #13), The Parapsychology Foundation, New York, New York, October 1999.

“Science, Religion, and Remote Viewing.”  Department of Sociology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 4 November 1998 (supported by a Templeton grant).

“Wittgenstein and the Ineffable: Tractatus 7 (What there is to say about ‘that whereof one cannot speak’),” the University of Texas at Austin Second Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference, Austin, TX 18 April 1998.



“The Poverty of Neurotheology: Why Recent Discoveries about the Brain Tell Us Nothing Conclusive about the Interface Between Religious Experience and Psychology.” 2015 Sunstone Salt Lake Summer Symposium. Salt Lake City, Utah. August 2015.

“Seerstones, Scrying, and ‘Translating’ Holy Writ: Can a Government Espionage Program Help Us Understand Joseph Smith’s Translation Methods?”  Sunstone Theological Symposium XXIII, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 9, 2002

“Confessions of a Mormon Psychic Spy,” Sunstone Theological Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, Aug 1, 1998 (and Washington, DC, May 10, 1997).

“War in Heaven, War on Earth: The Militaristic Gospel of Jesus Christ,” Sunstone Theological Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, Aug 20, 1994, (and Washington, DC, 12 March, 1994).

“Mormonism Seduced: The LDS Church and the Materialist Worldview,” Sunstone Theological Symposium, Washington, DC, 15 March 1993; also Salt Lake City, August 12, 1993.

“Sacred, Yes–But Secret, Too: Ambivalent Attitudes Toward the Temple,” Sunstone Theological Symposium, Washington, DC, April 1992.

“Illusions of Autocracy,” Sunstone Theological Symposium XI, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 25 1989, and Sunstone Theological Symposium, Washington, DC, April 1990.  (Also, panel member, Men And Mormon Feminism: Am I My Sister’s Keeper?”)

“Mormonism and the New Age.” Sunstone Theological Symposium, Washington, DC, April 1989.

“Mormonism and the Hundredth Monkey: LDS Doctrine In Light of Rupert Sheldrake’s Hypothesis of Formative Causation,” Sunstone Theological Symposium X, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 18, 1988.


Professional Organizations

Professional member and member of the board, The Parapsychological Association

Professional member and associate journal editor, The Society for Scientific Exploration

Enrolled member and member of the board, The Rhine Research Center

Founding director and member of the advisory board, The International Remote Viewing Association

Life member, The American Society of Dowsers


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