At the height of the Cold War, a new twist to weapons development occurred. The Soviet Union systematized its investigations in to how to harness the paranormal and use it for military purposes. What in other times was seen as magic or witchcraft - laying a curse, predicting the future, having second sight - had already gained scientific respectability in the USSR with the recognition of clairvoyance and the acceptance of psychic phenomena; research into telepathy had started in the Soviet Union in the twenties and thirties. However it was stopped by Stalin, who thought it smacked of idealism and superstition.

Now the Russians plunged into a large-scale research programme. Billions of roubles were poured into the investigation and development of psychic energy (psi) and electronic mind-control technology. To convince hard-nosed military men that psychic phenomena can win wars may, on the face of it, appear to be a forlorn task. In fact, it happened the other way around as some of the leading minds in the Russian military convinced their leaders to spend fortunes on this effort.

Science fiction writers have not come close to the reality of the actual research undertaken since then. The aim was no less than to produce psychic agents, capable of visualizing top-secret sites and installations located thousands of miles away, reading the minds of their country’s enemies, intervening and altering thought processes, and even killing through psychic attack.

The first step was the development of remote viewing. People displaying psychic sensitivity were sought out all over the USSR and trained under the strictest secrecy as spies with a difference. They were required to focus on, say, a particular top-secret facility in the US or China perhaps, and conjure up a detailed picture of it, its location and personnel, in their mind’s eye, which they would then describe to their spy masters. Remote viewing then is a kind of psychic spying.

The Americans realized that something unusual was going on.

‘Between 1969 and 1971, American intelligence sources began discovering and confirming that the Soviet Union was deeply engaged in so-called “psychic research”. By 1970, it was discovered that the Soviets were spending approximately 60 million roubles per year on it, and over 300 million by 1975,' according to Ingo Swann, the godfather of US remote viewing.

In the early seventies, he was commissioned by the CIA to develop a remote-viewing programme for the US military, to be operated from Fort Meade in Maryland.

Others in the United States also became aware of the possibilities - and dangers. In 1980, Colonel John Alexander wrote an article in Military Review, a respected Army journal, entitled ‘The New Mental Battlefield’. The article described remote viewing and suggested that effective mind-influencing devices were already a ‘lethal’ reality. The US Army’s partly classified ‘Fire Support Mission Area Analysis’ of 1981 talked about,

‘cryptomental technologies’ and ‘the relatively unexplored, unexploited human technologies in such areas as influence, communications, thinking, learning, and stress reduction. Discussions in this area represent an excursion into a largely unknown realm which appears to possess significant military application.’

Progress from that time has been rapid with the development of sophisticated techniques and technology, until today, as this book will show, psychotronic, i.e. mind-control, weapons are the most top-secret class of weapons used not only by the Russians and Americans, but increasingly by the Chinese, Japanese, British, Czechs and Israelis.

It may be hard to believe that the Soviet Union and the United States could actually explore the paranormal in search of new military technology for decades in almost absolute secrecy, but the power and mastery to be attained by controlling the minds and wills of their perceived enemies was the spur. As long ago as 1975, when Leonid Brezhnev urged the US to agree to ban research into and development of new kinds of weapons ‘more terrible’ than anything the world has known (reported in the New York Times, June 1977), he was warning America that the USSR had the knowledge to end the Cold War by psychic means.

The first popular reports of this research appeared in:

Apart from the books, a few stories have filtered out into the public domain. For instance, the Associated Wire Press ran a story on 28 November 1995 under the headline ‘US used “psychic” spies’:

For 20 years, the United States has secretly used psychics in attempts to hunt down Libyan leader Muammar Quaddafi, find plutonium in North Korea and help drug enforcement agencies, the CIA and others confirmed Tuesday.

The London Daily Express published an article on 25 September 1997 under the headline ‘Reds planned psycho-wars’:

The KGB and the Red Army carried out experiments aimed at using hypnotic warfare against the West, it emerged yesterday. Revelations include a prototype satellite releasing electronic mind-bending signals to ‘control and correct the behaviour of the population’ over an area the size of England. Research into psycho-warfare was conducted in more than twenty institutes led by the Siberian scientific community of Novosibirsk, and only stopped in 1991. However fears were voiced yesterday that the technology could fall into the hands of the powerful Russian Mafia. The research was disclosed by the Izvestia newspaper under the headline ‘They Could Produce Zombies in the USSR’. It is clear large-scale experiments were carried out on ordinary Russians and soldiers.

However, under the US Freedom of Information Act, previously unpublished files from the US Department of Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) have now become available, which detail Soviet research in this area and add weight to the assertions made in the books, as well as giving credibility to the other stories. The documents given in Appendices 1 and 2 together provide the definitive work on Soviet psychical research up until 1975. They show the importance accorded the Soviet Union’s advances in psychic spying and mind-control techniques by the United States authorities, and the countermeasures taken and parallel progress made.

I found all this hard to swallow when I first learnt of it but my research into the scientific basis of the biophysical technology convinced me that the Russians had entered into new territories. They had begun the inner-space arms race, which they developed to undreamed of levels of power. After nuclear warfare, biophysical warfare is the second great cross-roads for human civilization. Inner-space weapon systems had, and have, the potential to kill, or even to drive mad entire populations by means of biophysical and electronic technology unknown to the West in the 1970s.

Whether or not you believe in remote viewing and the psychotronic weapons described in this book, by the end of the first part you will know that the US and Soviet military authorities believed in them.

During my research, I have become aware of how useful remote viewing can be in gaining information on topics that have proved impossible to analyze by any other method. Having developed basic do-it-yourself guides for beginners, I found that with these simple methods accuracy could be a problem. The new methodology outlined in the second part of this book will help people who want to practice controlled remote viewing as espoused by the Americans, as well as teaching a Russian-like version of extended remote viewing.


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