Nick Cook- Keynote

Ingo Swann Lost Works

In 2016, Nick was commissioned by the family of Ingo Swann to write the story of Ingo’s life – taking in his work as an artist and writer, as well as the work for which he is most famous: as one of the founders of the US military and intelligence community’s remote viewing program.  While undertaking this assignment, Nick and Ingo’s family discovered amongst Ingo’s papers two near-complete manuscripts – in effect, ‘lost works’ – setting out his views on consciousness and the nature of existence.  During his talk, Nick will discuss how these works – bound into a single volume that is due for publication on the eve of the 2020 IRVA conference- amount to Ingo’s ‘grand unified theory’ of matter and spirit, human potential and our place in the order of the cosmos.