Saturday, August 7, 2010

What Remote Viewers Say About Earth's Future

Recently I watched The Men Who Stare at Goats on cable. I expected to enjoy it immensely. After all, I love George Clooney. I love weird psi stuff. I love to laugh. So I expected a lot from this movie.

I momentarily forgot: The secret to happiness is low expectations.

Or no expectations.

So it turned out the movie wasn't that good, and it wasn't all that funny either. The film tells the mostly true story of Ingo Swann and a U.S. government undercover operation that delved briefly into 'remote viewing,' a psychic visualization technique in which trained intuitives focus on a set of anonymous coordinates and sketch or report what they see.

For awhile, the U.S. government thought the Soviets were hotly pursuig remote viewing (and more) as a form of military reconnaissance, and so on the basis of that rumor alone, the intelligence community decided that the U.S. better jump on the psychic research bandwagon and pronto.

The oddest part was that it turned out that reports of Soviet involvement were incorrect. Basically, the U.S. entered into a psychic intelligence race that was totally imaginary: a race with itself.

That part, I admit, is pretty delicious.

The biggest irony of all is that remote viewing does seem to actually work quite well under certain controlled conditions, especially if the viewers are trained in the technique and start out with a natural gift.

No one knows why remote viewing is so accurate, although it seems to draw some theoretical support from recent quantum physics experiments and from a view of the universe that is more multidimensional-dimensional and less linear.

Despite its unexpected effectiveness, the government claims to have dropped the program entirely and now, instead of spying psychically, Hollywood-type people make money making movies making fun of remote viewing and psychic spies.

Maybe the government really no longer does this. Maybe it does it all the time. Maybe it's remotely viewing this blog right now! (OK, probably not.)

Who knows?

It's fascinating stuff though, and I think not all that hilarious. For instance, I also just finished Jim Marrs wacky but fascinating book, Alien Agenda, which features an entire chapter on remote viewing. It seems that not only can remote viewing provide accurate information about geographic coordinates, it can also be used to explore different locations in time, deep space, and parallel dimensions.

In one carefully controlled experiment, remote viewers who were given planets as targets (without being told that's what the targets were) came up with remarkably consistent and accurate descriptions of phenomena that had not yet been discovered by astronomers--phenomena like the rings on Jupiter or the color of the sky and the molten landscape of Mercury.

Initially this 'incorrect' info was taken as 'proof' that remote viewing is total rot. Then, later, the viewers turned out to be spot on.

Remote viewing isn't fool-proof: Viewers have to be trained to filter out their own interpretive tendencies and to distinguish between their own thoughts and actual target info, but some people get amazingly good at this, providing accurate information that should not be possible to obtain using nothing but the human mind.

And yet it is possible to obtain info this way. Possible and, with practice, reliable and likely.

When remote viewers are given targets involving the far future here on planet earth, the 'hits' are also remarkably consistent and detailed--and more than a little bit scary.

Most of the remote viewers asked about earth's future predict that:
  • Starting around the year 2015, the earth will be hit with a series of volcanic eruptions that will cause major climate changes and crop failures. Many people and species will die.
  • These volcanic eruptions will distract the human race from very serious problems involving environmental pollution. By the time the eruptions stop being an urgent problem consuming all human attention, the environmental destruction of the planet will be so out of control that earth will become for all practical purposes uninhabitable. 
  • People will slowly be pushed underground to survive. These underground communities will evolve into domed cities that look a bit like terrariums. Life outside them will be impossible. People will grow all their food and satisfy all their survival needs inside these enclosures. Violence and war will become rare to nonexistent because humans will be forced to use all of their energy on survival issues.
Will this really happen?

I guess we'll find out.

It reminds me of the bit about life being what happens while you are making other plans. We spend so much time these days worrying about what we think will be the catastrophic outcome of our own current behavior as a society, that it would be kind of darkly funny if while we are busy obsessing about THAT, some other catastrophe  were to happen that we weren't even considering.

Really, that's how life usually goes at the personal level, doesn't it?

BTW I really don't want to see George Clooney kill another goat by staring at it.

But I might try to teach myself remote viewing.

I'm not doing anything else at the moment.

And time's a wastin'!


  1. omgosh Pam-- I felt the same way about the film-- cranked it up on demand from comcast one night and was bored by the time the two guys got captured in the desert-- thought it was really stupid and am wondering about those underground cities you mentioned. I remember reading some science fiction in the '60's that mentioned them too-- hmmmmmmm.

    I don't think I want to teach myself remote viewing-- I'd rather not know if you know what I mean. But I love reading your ruminations on the subject and good luck learning how to do it

  2. Thanks Roberta! I just thought it was kind of a one note joke--like, gee isn't this funny the government is hiring these weird guys? I mean no, no it really wasn't all that funny--and like the OTHER guys in the government are NOT weird???? lol! But Clooney is still yummy.

    I think I really could learn remote viewing, seriously, because that kind of weird stuff happens to me spontaneously all the time--but I don't know if I'll really teach myself. I just had to stop talking (on paper) somehow so I ended with that. :)

  3. Hi Pam. If you find a way to remote view on demand I would like to learn also how to do it.
    My secret agenda would be to visit remote places without the need for an airplane ticket because I am so chicken to fly. It would also be fun to see other planets through remote viewing.

    About the grim prediction. Who knows? There could be a new ice age due to a polar shift or maybe nothing happens. If I could only garden. I am still trying to do it but no crops this year.

    I was wondering if visions are related to remote viewing?

  4. Hi Ann.

    Here's a cool link for the International Remote Viewing Association:

    They even have a test you can take and some basic instructions on how to get started. Of course there's also all these dubunking sites saying it's all nonsense.

    My personal feeling is that there is some nonsense and some good stuff (just like in science!) and that there is something to it. I know that certain visions or received images have a different feel to them for me than others, just like being awake feels different from being asleep--and these are the ones I pay attention to. I have dreams like that too. It's hard to describe but it's just a 'click', like you know, pay attention--and they also tend to be more vivid and seem more real, like looking at a real thing, not dreaming.

    So yes, I personally think some visions come from the same place this does. It's not easy to explain but IMO that doesn't make it not real. :)

  5. Thanks for the link Pam! I see the site explains how to do it. Sounds like fun. Thanks. :)

  6. Thanks for this post, i am French Remote Viewer and il like it !