Metaphysical and psychic phenomena have long existed on the fringes of conventional science and academia.
ESP, Clairvoyance, Telekinesis and Astral
traveling have all been relegated to the back seat of
mainstream, accepted belief systems in spite of an extensive mention
of these practices down the ages, across myriad cultures. It has
always been challenging for practitioners of the science to be
validated by the prevailing status quo.
Their task was to learn to understand
psychic abilities, and to use these abilities to gather information
about the Soviet Union during the Cold War. They found from years of
experience that people can quickly learn to do remote viewing, and
can frequently incorporate this direct knowing of the world - both
present and future - into their lives.
The project produced some remarkable results. Among them were detailed renderings of secret Soviet bases, the whereabouts of Red Brigade terrorism hostages in Italy, location of victims in the Israeli hostage crisis, locations of Scud missiles during the first Gulf War and even the impending attack on the Twin Towers in NY! (done by a private contractor and ignored until after the event).
The program eventually came to be called
The names that surfaced at the time were of Ingo Swann, who initially helmed the project, Dr. Russell Targ, Pat Price, Dr. Hal Puthoff, Joseph McMoneagle and others, an interesting group comprised of respected senior military personnel, path breaking scientists and academic luminaries.
On ABC's Nightline, one of the
Joe McMoneagle was put to the
test by none other than Ted Koppel. He was able to prove the
authenticity of the system with flying colors.
Shape, form and color are described much more reliably than the target's name, function, or other analytical information. In addition to vivid visual imagery, viewers sometimes describe associated feelings, sounds, smells and even electrical or magnetic fields.
Blueprint accuracy has occasionally been
achieved in these double-blind experiments, and reliability in a
series can be as high as 80 per cent.
Djuna's task was to describe where a
colleague would be hiding in San Francisco. She had to focus her
attention ten thousand miles to the west and two hours into the
future to correctly describe his location. These experiments were
performed under the auspices and control of the USSR Academy of
Sciences. Djuna hit the mark on all counts and the experiment was
declared a resounding success.
This trial was such a stunning success that they were forced to undergo a formal Congressional investigation to determine if there had been a breach in National Security.
Of course, none was ever found, and the
government supported them for another fifteen years.
The twenty years of remote viewing
research conducted for the CIA is outlined in ‘Miracles
of Mind: Exploring Non-local Consciousness and Spiritual Healing',
co-authored by Targ and Katra.
The powers we are discovering now are
described by Rishis as 'Siddhis',
or fruits of deep penance and arcane Yogic techniques, verbally
transmitted, only known to inner circles.
The human race only needs to realize the
vast reserves of raw power that it has at its disposal to effect
profound and genuine transformation of the human condition on a