The Past, The Present and the Future of Remote Viewing
Angela Thompson Smith, Ph.D
Albert Einstein once said: “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow!” This quote has a direct meaning for remote viewing: we cannot live in the past and we can only speculate about the future, but we can live in the present and ask questions about both past and future! As we conclude 20 years of IRVA, we need to ask how and where we go forward with the organization. This question will be approached with historical, research and operational examples.
Einstein also said, “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Questioning alludes to research and the pursuit of new information and knowledge. We also question when we formulate a remote viewing tasking asking “when, where, who, why and how?”: searching for new and unknown information about previous and current unknowns.
What do I envision for the future of remote viewing? Certainly, the continuation and expansion of individuals, groups and institutions carrying out operational missions, both humanitarian and paid. An increase in training schools to not only focus on the basics proposed by Ingo Swann and Hal Puthoff but, also bringing in innovations in learning theory and practice. Maybe, merging AI and technology with the basic teachings? Perhaps merging esoteric approaches, however controversial, to enhance non-linear data access? The future is an open book!
ANGELA THOMPSON SMITH PH.D. is the Director of Mindwise Consulting in Boulder City, NV. Dr. Smith has 30-plus years’ experience in the Parapsychology and Consciousnesses fields, including 5 years working at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory and 25 years in the Remote Viewing field as a trainer, researcher and consultant.
Dr. Smith is the author of eight books including Remote Perceptions, Seer, Tactical Remote Viewing, and Voices from the Cosmos (co-authored with C.B. Scot Jones). Her new book Scribe will be published early spring 2020. She has also written articles for the IRVA Aperture, Eight Martinis RV Magazine and many other publications.
Dr. Smith took Controlled Remote Viewing training in the mid-1990s with both Dr. Paul H. Smith (RVIS) and Lyn Buchanan (PSI) and is a Founding Member and Director of the International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA).