Can We Remote View?
Written By: Paranormal News
I recently had a chance to sit down and try a few remote viewing experiments utilizing the course material provided on Youtube by a well-known yet controversial remote viewer who worked for the military by the name of Ed Dames. The objective is to practice and understand the concept of ’non-locality’ in which you can hone in on a certain ’target’ and provide details of the target with absolutely no foreknowledge of what the target even is. In the course material, it is explained that mind is outside of time, and although you may not be able to identify when certain things will occur or what exactly it is that you are seeing, you can, however, draw out details of the target which can serve purposes within the military establishment, or for most people, just to satisfy their own curiosity. In that sense, remote viewing seems directly related to psychic phenomena, and the training provided is meant to assist you in realizing and developing your own abilities. But is it legitimate?
Honing in on a target seems to be the equivalent of tuning your brain to a PCAR wave, which former astronaut Edgar Mitchell spoke about during a recent lecture on Noetic Science. To tune in to a PCAR wave, you basically have to learn to pay attention to ’thoughtless thoughts’ that come to you without directly thinking about them. You will get a flash which could be anything from a sound to a song, to a picture, or to a word that just suddenly comes out of nowhere. Remote viewing attempts to direct these impressions by providing a target and then allowing your brain to just naturally receive what comes to you ABOUT it without you interfering and thinking the impressions into some other form. Your thoughts are actually a barrier, so the removal of them through identification training allows you to sort the hits from the misses inside of you before writing anything down.
This process came quite naturally to me as a result of my own experiments with impressions, and during the exercises I noticed that many of the descriptions I recorded when given a target were direct hits. For example, I completed one sketch which described what I felt one target looked like which had a direct match to the number of figures, the shape of the figures, and the color of the figures in the concealed picture. When given a second target directly afterwards, I wrote ’copy’ in the junk column, which is basically a column for thoughts that will not leave your head but do not fit underneath any of the sections which you are currently being asked to describe. When the target was revealed, I discovered it was an exact ’copy’ of the previous target. My junk column ended up filled time and time again with ’non-junk’ and contained the most distinct and directly correlated items. Coincidence? I’m not so sure.
Many times I will be laying in bed either right after falling asleep or right after waking up and I will see faces, people, locations, etc. which ’flash’ in my mind, only to disappear and be replaced with certain recollections or concerns I have from the previous or forthcoming day. This happens to me consistently and I have learned over time to just let those mini-movies play which both assists in helping me fall back to sleep as well as inspire the thought pattern of dreaming itself. They are, in all honesty, more interesting than my own thoughts simply because they do not seem to be caused by me. I know, for instance, what I’m going to think, but the flashes themselves can be absolutely anything, and most often serve as muse-like material for articles that I write shortly thereafter.
The high ’hit rate’ from these impressions still made me wonder if I was experiencing a mere parlor trick whose only purpose was to spruce up my own ego. The descriptions that I was seeing ’flash’ in my mind when presented with a target were often vague and could be matched to anything. I could easily identify the flashes in myself which were inspired by the activity of thought vs. an impression, yet the vagueness of them made me wonder if I was merely ’molding’ my recorded session to the target afterwards instead of actually viewing something non-locally. I would draw a curved, c-shaped line with a black dot in the center, and I could see where that matched up to the ear of the figure upon the target later. I would say, ’well that looks like an ear’ and identify it as a hit. But was it? I still can’t say.
For fun, I went back and found a few of Ed Dames’ sessions. One of which struck me as a hit was a statement in 2007 when he claimed that the next great catastrophe on the planet would be a nuclear meltdown in western Russia which was supposed to take place at some point within a few months and would affect the entire world. ’Western Russia’ was obviously incorrect as the meltdown was in Japan. His ’few months away’ was also wrong as the disaster took place this year in 2011. On top of that, I wondered to myself why he was speaking of dates when his core material specify that you cannot predict when something will occur, yet here he was making predictions which supposedly did just that. Did he hear the sound ’shhh’ in his mind and extrapolate ’Russia’ instead of Fukushima? Did he get the impression of ’few somethings’ and decide it meant a few months instead of years? Or was he just completely wrong? Was I just attempting to ’match a hit’ of Ed Dames from 2007 to a 2011 disaster in the same way that I was attempting to match my own hits after a revelation of a target source in the remote viewing material? The mental activity of ’matching a hit’ seemed to be a part of the exact the same process in both cases. If I wait long enough, for instance, I’m sure that in tens of years there could be another nuclear meltdown in western Russia to make his prediction even more accurate.
But still, all of the targets had correlations to what I had written down. My first effort had me drawing a triangle with waves above it, only to discover the target was a cloudy photo of Mount Everest. It disturbed me, however, when the revelation of the target did not suddenly make me think, ’yes! That’s exactly what I saw!’ The bits and pieces I wrote down as impressions only made sense AFTER the target was revealed and ONLY if I looked at from the angle that ’this is what I was describing.’ You could not get a detailed sense of what the target was unless you had it sitting in front of you, which you do after every remote viewing session.
Regardless of the legitimacy of remote viewing, it does seem to provide a more useful outlet to the ’impression’ activities that my mind partakes in on a daily basis while trying to get myself to fall asleep. It made me appreciate the ’where did that thought come from? It wasn’t mine’ incidences I experience regularly. I sense foreign intelligences controlling dreams, and I sense the same thing upon the reception of these flashes as well. They are mine, but they are not mine at the same time. Remote viewing seemed to help give a bit of concreteness to a mental function which is usually ignored.
Despite my own suspicions, I feel that we can probably experience an infinity of channels--good, bad and neutral--many of which practically require the absence of thought most commonly experienced during meditation. By opening yourself, you give these channels an open line to express themselves, and as a result, your life begins to take on a certain shape around them. There is something extraordinary in the gaps of our knowledge--it is possible that through activities such as remote viewing, we take one step closer to peering into those gaps without falling head over heels into a massive void. So try it out, enjoy, and get back to me with your own experiences.