Researching the Unknown
Remote Viewers know that it works but no one knows how. While there are several theories about the
process, the limits of human consciousness still elude scientists. From the beginning remote viewing
research focused on proving the existence and efficacy. How could remote viewers obtain accurate
information about events separated by distance? Even more perplexing, how could practitioners
transcend time both precognitively and retrocognitively?
This presentation examines the need for interdisciplinary approaches to the study of consciousness. To
date most research has attempted to narrowly focus on the subset data available. While it may make
analysis easier for researchers, the delineation also a priori excludes data and observations that may be
germane to a deeper understanding of the underlying foundations. Included are personal experiences in related fields that probably impact remote viewing capabilities.
John B. Alexander, Ph.D. is a retired senior Army officer who has spent decades involved in scientific
research into consciousness related fields. He was a founding board member of IRVA, past president of
the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), and a three-term council member of the
Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE). Retiring from Los Alamos National Laboratory, he served
with the National Research Council, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Army Science Board. An
author of several books and many papers he also was a senior fellow with a Department of Defense University.