I’ve found a number of good articles about Remote Viewing (RV) written by Mr. Gerald O’Donnell, founder of Academy of Remote Viewing and Remote Influencing. The articles appear in the American Chronicle and the latest one is from today.
The first article is The Quantum Physics of Remote Viewing and it tells about the history of modern science, gives a very short intro into some ideas of quantum mechanics and continues with the usual description how quantum psychics can explain such effects as non-locality and how it connects to remote viewing. He then states that our consciousness affects the reality by observing it and thus we create our reality.
I’ve been hearing these about these claims about Quantum mechanics explaining psi phenomena for some time now. Many New Age authors give these claims, including Deepak Chopra, Amit Goswami (a theoretical nuclear physicist), Dr. Fred Alan Wolf (Dr. Quantum) and other people. And although my understand of quantum mechanics is not good enough and some of these people actually are quantum physicist, I’m still not sure that they are right. First, as far as I know, these claims are based on one specific interpretation of quantum physics, which is not fully adopted to be the correct one. Second, if they are true, their implication is so significant that I my head somehow resists it, I guess. Similar to my previous post (See Is the media afraid of parapsychology research?), where it seems that we somehow disregard such difficult claims.
In his second article, The Real Secrets of Remote Viewing , O’Donnell, explains a lot about the different brainwaves, Alpha, Beta, Theta and Delta and how they relate to performing Remote Viewing and affect behavior in general. He claims that in order to perform remote viewing well, one must be doing it while in the Theta state (4 to 5 Hz).
It is known that Theta state is best associated with deep meditation and with the mind’s psi ability, so I don’t have anything against his claims. The article is very long and also covers such topics Universal Mind and psychical research into remote viewing done by Soviets and western countries. I’ve been interested in the subject of Universal Mind about the time when I started this site and have written a three-part series about Universal Mind, as I understood it at that time. Read Universal Mind article – part 1 and from there to part 2 and part 3.
The latest article, The Remote Viewing Archives, by Gerald O’Donnell are a longer history of remote viewing and remote influencing research both in the Soviet block of countries and in the US, starting with the programs in SRI (Stanford Research institute) with such known figures as Ingo Swann, Dr. Harold Puthoff and Russell Targ in 1972. It is a very interesting article, since the history of these things is quite interesting and I’ve learned some new things as well.
What are your thoughts on the subjects of Remote Viewing?