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Lyn Buchanan on Remote Influencing

Written By: Cassandra Frost

Posted: 6/13/2002 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 2797   Submitted By:0x6a656666   Category: Remote Viewing
Lyn Buchanan of Alamogordo, New Mexico, held his annual Controlled Remote Viewing conference in Tampa Bay/Clearwater, Florida during the first weekend of May. For those unfamiliar with Controlled Remote Viewing, it is a scientific methodology developed at Stanford Research Institute by Dr. Harold Puthoff and Mr. Ingo Swann in the mid-70’s under the sponsorship of the U.S. Government. The methodology was designed to teach the common soldier how to reproduce the work of the world’s best psychics, so they could act as "psychic spies" for the government and the military. This was done in response to incoming (and accurate) intelligence reports that the Soviet Union already had a team of psychic spies in place, successfully stealing America’s most top secret information. 
Lyn Buchanan, now an Alamogordo resident, worked with the Intelligence and Security Command or INSCOM, the Army’s Operational Intelligence Force as a linguist and a computer operations expert. 
In 1982, an incident, now publicly recorded in the book, ‘Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America’s Psychic Spies’, by Jim Schnabel, pp 267, brought Lyn’s natural psychokinetic abilities to the attention of General Albert N. Stubblebine, then Commander of the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Security Command. (USAINSCOM). Gen. Stubblebine had been looking for candidates for the "psychic spying’ program the US was running. Within the next few months, Lyn was drafted into the program and sent to Fort Meade, Maryland, where the Army’s highly classified Remote Viewing Program was located. He served this unit, known today as STARGATE, from 1984 to 1992 as a Viewer, its Database Manager, Property Book Officer and Trainer. 
After retirement in 1992, he formed his own company, Problems>Solutions>Innovations (PSI), has taught CRV all over the world and provides a free public service through his non-profit ‘Assigned Witness Program’ that helps find missing or endangered children. Lyn also sits on the board of directors of the International Remote Viewers Association, which was formed in Alamogordo, New Mexico in 1998. 
Lyn spoke at the CRV conference in Clearwater, FL, on the topic of "Controlled Remote Influencing" (CRI). CRI is an extension of the CRV methodology whereby one is able to influence other people and events, rather than simply collecting information about them. 
Buchanan’s Remote Influencing Commandments are simple: 
Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. 
Do NOT do unto others, as you would not have them do unto you. 
Do NOT mentally join with someone you want to heal. You could get sick. 
Do NOT mentally join with someone you want to hurt. You could hurt yourself. 
‘The military unit never did remote influencing because it was banned,’ he continued. ‘It would have literally taken an act of Congress for permission to do this.’ 
Lyn recently answered ethics question through the Remote Viewing Yahoo Group subscription. 
Someone had asked:  
> Most importantly, why do professional RVers seem to believe that -- except in the case of crooks,missing persons, etc. -- it is an invasion of privacy to mine the thoughts and emotions of an unwitting US resident? 
Lyn responded: 
> Because it is. I, personally, find it very distasteful to go looking around someone else’s private living space. Even when people tell me to view them to see whether or not they are sincere and will make a good student, I refuse. As for specifically spying on the "US resident", there was a presidential order (Executive Order) which came out during the Ford administration, called EO 11-905. It detailed the rights of US citizens to not be spied on, and delineated what rights and under what conditions government - at all its various levels - had for spying on US Citizens. This was later superceded by EO 12-333, and can be found and read in its entirety on the Internet. Just search Google for "12-333" or "12333". 
Controlled Remote Influencing (CRI) theory is not part of Ingo Swann’s structure," Lyn emphasized, "but a development which built on it. It is also a very powerful tool, and not a toy. In the hands of an amateur, it can wreak havoc and be very dangerous." 
In his presentation, Lyn recounted a "mission" in the military where he was tasked with learning about a secret factory in Russia. All other forms of intelligence collection had failed, so they had turned to the psychic spies. He had no initial success accessing the director’s mind for any information, but he did learn that the director wished strongly that he could be a hero to his son. So, Lyn set up a scenario where he influenced the director to picture his son visiting the factory. The director envisioned his son holding his Dad’s hand, walking along, asking about this and that process and piece of equipment. As the director daydreamed of proudly boasting and being a hero to his son, Lyn sat in Fort Meade, Maryland, taking down the intelligence information the US government needed.. 
As a civilian, Lyn was involved in a Remote Influencing project for Dr. Mann, of the Cornell Medical Center in New York. involving 12 high blood pressure patients over a period of four weeks through the Cornell Medical Center in New York City. As Dr. Mann hooked a patient up to blood pressure testing equipment, Lyn, far distant from the doctor and patient, would flip a coin to determine if he would or would not influence that particular patient. Therefore, the doctor was "blind" to which patients would be influenced. At the end of the four weeks, patients’ records were correlated to the times of "influencing". The documentation showed that an average lowering of the blood pressure by over 25 points beyond the expected norm had taken place on a repeated basis whenever influencing had been performed. However, the patients’ blood pressure tended to resume their chronic levels as the patients went back to their daily lives. The final conclusion of the study was that CRI could be used to save a patient in an emergency situation, but was not - in this study, at least - usable for effecting a lasting cure for chronic high blood pressure patients. 
‘This is not remote control,’ Lyn emphasizes. ‘It’s remote influencing. I can’t and wouldn’t want to control anyone’s behavior. But this does give one the ability to influence it. Much like a red box influences a shopper to buy that brand. It has little more effect than that, but industries have made fortunes over such small amounts of influencing, when correctly applied. Remember, though,’ Lyn concluded. ‘With ability comes responsibility.’  
On September 9, 2001, before a trip to New York City to deliver his upcoming book to the publishers, Lyn and his wife Linda were pacing around their back porch, uneasy about his trip. Two days later, Lyn found himself visiting with Ingo Swann in his Lower Manhattan home on September 11, about eight blocks from ground zero. They watched in horror as the planes hit, destroyed and leveled the World Trade towers.  
‘I’d go on food stamps today just to have the time to help the government catch the terrorists.’ Lyn has growled repeatedly when he discusses 9/11. He has since been able to render some assistance along these lines, working with individual agents on an unofficial, voluntary basis. Lyn’s book will be entitled "The Seventh Sense", and is due to hit the bookstores in November of 2002. 
Lyn will also be speaking at the annual conference of the international Remote Viewers’  
Association in Austin, Texas, June 14-16. For information on that conference or to learn more about Controlled Remote Viewing, its history and its use in the military and civilian arenas, you can find it at Lyn’s web site at: http://www.crviewer.com