Remote Viewing


Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Coordinate Remote Viewing Manual

(CRV Manual)

from CVRManual Website

What is Coordinate Remote Viewing? (AKA Controlled Remote Viewing)

A Brief History...

Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV) is is the trained ability to obtain accurate psychically derived data on persons, places, things and events anywhere in time and space, using only a pen, paper and one’s mind. Remote Viewing is an innate ability that all humans possess, but like language, it must be learned. When utilizing this methodology, you are not in an altered state. You are fully conscious, alert and in a state of "high attention."

The DIA’s remote viewing unit became known in defense circles in 1989, when team members with the support of General Albert Stubblebine (former commanding General of INSCOM) took the technology into the private sector.

This company known as "PSI TECH" employed some of the best remote viewers from the DIA’s operational unit. Initially, PSI TECH kept a low profile, accepting government and corporate contracts from the defense establishment, and training prominent people from government agencies and scientists.

In 1995, the CIA’s AIR report, and a Nightline program further increased public knowledge of the remote viewing program. The report was a damage control attempt by the CIA. It covered only the final two years of the program, which was called "StarGate," when ’crystal ball gazers’ and tarot card readers were brought into the unit.

There is much confusion over what ’remote viewing’ is and isn’t. The fact that many of the more prominent "RV researchers" still are not aware of the important of CRV and that virtually anyone can be trained to retrieve data more accurately than the world’s best natural psychics, is truly unfortunate.

What is being lost on much of the public, in all of the confusion, is the breakthrough discovery that was created by Ingo Swann at Stanford Research Institute.

This was the real *breakthrough* from the years of research, and the work done in the military unit.

Ingo Swann, a brilliant natural psychic, focused his attention inward and looked at his own process, developing a model of how his own mind accessed information from the collective unconscious, and created a method by which anyone could learn to accurately obtain information on any person, place, thing and event in the past, present or future.

The ability to remote view is not limited to a few natural psychics. It is an innate ability that all humans possess. However, like language, it is something that must be learned, to be effective.

As human beings, data and information is constantly flowing through our perceptual apparatus. We are all constantly accessing information, but unlike natural psychics, most of us can not control the flow of data or lock on to it consistently. Our "psi muscles" are underdeveloped.

When properly trained, this remote viewing structure allows any of us to lock on to the signal line, slowing down the process so that we can retrieve accurate data, more accurately and more consistently than the best natural psychics. The structure is also self correcting, and brilliantly separates the viewer’s analysis and imagination from the actual data.

The CRV manual was never intended to be a "training manual" per se, nor a replacement for proper training by a qualified instructor.

It’s purpose was simply to serve as a guide and a reference for the terminology and it served to show inquisitive lawmakers what the millions of dollars were being spent on.

Proper training is very rigorous. Exact attention to structure (in the correct order) is absolutely necessary. Every percept that enters your mind must be dealt with. All AOLs must be properly declared, and attention to structure must be maintained.

The manual does not instruct one on the proper methods for cuing.

It does not instruct one on the proper creation of a targeting package, and the pitfalls and problems that can result if the use of target reference material (photographs) is not properly employed.

Since it was not a stand-alone training manual, it leaves out many details regarding the actual application of the skill. Additionally, many techniques were refined and developed during many years of application in the private sector, in the 17 years since the manual was written.

How can I properly learn these techniques?

Ingo Swann no longer teaches. There are several qualified instructors who can effectively train you in Ingo Swann’s methodology. Jonina Dourif offers courses at PSI TECH. Paul Smith’s company, RVIS, teaches CRV, and Lyn Buchanan teaches at P>S>I.

Training is expensive, and in most cases requires one to travel, but if you can afford it, it is well worth it.

Be aware that learning remote viewing and applying the techniques is hard work. To become proficient, CRV training requires a commitment by one to practice the techniques, as it is a learned skill.

I know that there will be those who will try to learn CRV on their own, by simply reading this manual. If you do not have success, it won’t necessarily be for lack of trying, but because you do not have enough information and lack proper training. You will also likely ingrain improper habits that will be tough to un-learn.

If you are serious about learning, take a course from a professional.


  • Statement by Ingo Swann

  • Introduction

    • General

    • Background

  • Theory

    • Concept
      Levels of Consciousness
      Learning Theory
      Reference Material

  • Structure

    • Concept
      Definitions and Discussion

  • Stage 1

    • Concept
      Site Requirements
      Types of Ideograms
      Vertical/Horizontal Ideogram Orientation
      I/A/B Formation
      Phases I and II

  • Stage 2

    • Concept
      Site Requirements
      "Basic" Words
      Aesthetic Impact (AI)

  • Stage 3

    • Concept
      Site Requirements
      The Six Primary Dimensionals
      Aesthetic Impact
      Dimensional Expression on Paper
      Movement/Movement Exercises
      Analytic Overlay (AOL) in Stage III

  • Stage 4

    • Concept
      Stage IV Matrix
      Session Format and Mechanics

  • Stage 5

    • Concept
      Format and Structure
      AOL and Stage V

  • Stage 6

    • Concept
      Functions of Modeling
      RV Modality
      Session Mechanics

  • Glossary