History Helped Shape The Future of Remote Viewing
By Joni Dourif, President of PSI TECH
On the eve of the opening of our long-anticipated TRV University, I would like to revisit the history and the public perception of Remote Viewing. It all began between the years of 1982 and 1983 while a prominent psychic who was working with a world-renowned physicist realized a breakthrough discovery in psychic phenomenon. The discovery was the existence of a set of protocols which could produce accurate psychically derived data on a consistent basis using only a trained mind and a stack of plain white paper. The psychic research project was initially funded by the CIA and then later picked up by the DIA. This was the military's competitive response to the alleged Soviet psychic warfare program during the cold war. Even though there was a hope for psychic performance, nobody really expected the results that were discovered and put into motion. The most astounding fact was that they (we) had proven that this new psychic technique could be taught like a language and anyone could learn it.
This was the beginning of something very substantial - a technology that turned psychically derived data from a happenstance gift into a skill that anyone could learn. And just like any other skill, personal performance improves with practice. For the first time in human history, this not only proved the existence of the sixth sense but forever changed what was possible to achieve with the human mind. And for those that actually practiced and mastered this new skill, they foresaw the opening of a completely new era of consciousness, a place where only a few would feel comfortable with the knowledge and even fewer would want to tread.
The discoverers named this new technology Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV) and kept it a tightly held secret throughout the eighties. There were only five people initially trained and only two out of the five served in the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) newly formed Remote Viewing unit. The other three left and did not continue to practice their new learned skill. However, two officers who were trained CRVers trained others and for a short time they enjoyed a working environment where CRV could strut its stuff - but it didn't last long. The coming of Desert Storm and the rotating fabric of the institutional umbrella of government caused this very curious top secret unit to become a revolving door where people were passed off for lack of assignments or to wait out their retirements.
By 1995 the unit had passed through the hands of a number of military and civilian administrators who, either for ego or just sheer ignorance, turned it into a psychic circus. They brought in tarot card readers and channelers to work with only one partially trained remote viewer who was left. Secretaries were being solicited to channel and street witches were performing readings. It's no wonder that this group lost its government funding and was picked back up as a research program by the CIA in the early nineties. This was the sketchy group that two civilian researchers were sent to evaluate and finally served in putting a final kibosh to with their "1995 CIA/AIR Report." It's surprising that the report was as positive as it was considering there were no remote viewers left. But they claimed that they were evaluating "remote viewing" and that "the program" had spanned throughout a twenty four year period of time. Unbeknownst to the two researchers, they had no access to the DIA's RV operational unit which had been utilizing the phenomenal breakthrough discovery for almost a decade.
In 1995, the CIA hired the most powerful publicity agency in the country to announce its grand declassification of their "Remote Viewing program". The reason they declassified their program at this time was because PSI TECH had launched a book deal and was about to go public with its Technology in a big way.
The CIA set up several interviews on national TV news shows and brought out one of their natural psychics and two researchers to tell the public that such an experimental psychic spy program did exist BUT that it could not be taught to others or scientifically proven. The CIA's declassification campaign was clever in that it used just enough truth wrapped around several mistruths and omitted the pivotal breakthrough discovery that ANYONE could be taught to do this.
PSI TECH had already been promulgating Remote Viewing information to the public since 1991 so the avid PSI seekers and special interest groups had already been privy to real information about "the Remote Viewing Operational Unit" from where PSI TECH had sprung. The 1995 CIA Campaign publicized the declassification of only "their" specific Remote Viewing research program. They did not address or mention the DIA's decade of the RV operational unit, nor PSI TECH's earlier release of this information. The CIA's Grand Publicity Campaign served only to confuse the issues and diminish the veracity of PSI TECH's mission. The CIA spin doctors old maneuver of trickery by omission was successful and they knew that good old competitive capitalism would finish the job for them.
During the resulting flurry of media attention, PSI TECH stood firmly behind its pre-released information. The stories raged and claims of people claiming to be "military remote viewers" began sprouting up like weeds everywhere. It became a marketing feeding frenzy and even people involved in the earlier research programs who have never done a formal remote viewing session, emerged as so-called "Expert Remote Viewers." Some of the periodic participants (and their friends) from the late days of the DIA's operational unit's revolving door became "psychic warriors" by writing books and doing seminars, and even the civilian administrators who were never trained cashed in by writing books and making creative remote viewing claims.
Now, there are annual conferences on the subject of Remote Viewing which bear little to no semblance of the breakthrough discovery of the technology. They present an array of psychics, channelers, spoon benders, dowsers, spiritual healers, astronauts, psychic researchers, UFOers, hypnotists, and former military administrators - all claiming to be "remote viewers" or "remote viewing experts." New phantom methods of RV have sprung up from unheard of schools and sources nobody ever heard of, represented as professionals at "the Remote Viewing Conferences".
The few of us who really practice this technology know its veracity, its pitfalls and its potential but we cannot constantly be on the campaign trail or we would have little time left to work as professional TRVers. Only 5 years ago the term 'remote viewing' brought up about 6 entries in internet search engines but today on Google 807,000 entries come up under 'Remote Viewing.' Amazing!
The question no longer is how many people will have access to this technology but rather how many people will be able to access 'real' training amid the swirling storms of deception and confusion. Already the prerequisite has become that a person have an intense desire to investigate by drudging through the weeds or they need to already be psychic or just plain lucky. One thing is for certain. After a person has been trained at PSI TECH, there is no longer a question what is myth, what is muddle and what is sheer madness.
PSI TECH was founded by one of the five people who was originally trained by the discoverer. This individual was transferred out of the DIA's RV unit in 1988. In 1989 while still on active duty in another department, he, along with a two star general, formed a private corporation utilizing Coordinate Remote Viewing, (which was still classified a top secret technology) as its main product. However, only the trained Remote Viewers were hired and worked for PSI TECH. One of the company's first projects was to locate Saddam's hidden biological weapons during Desert Storm.
In 1991, the founder retired from the military and PSI TECH was on its own as a private corporation whose goal was the same as the General who had helped usher it out the military. As the Chairman of this visionary new company, he felt that "it was mankind's birthright to have access to this technology" and thus, the mission of PSI TECH was born; "To put this technology into as many hands as possible." Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV) was renamed Technical Remote Viewing (TRV) and in 1991 PSI TECH barged into the corporate sector with a new product that only a few individuals had ever heard of and even fewer could perform. PSI TECH was faced with the new reality of civilian commerce which resembled a war with unmarked enemies and no structure or rules. Operating a corporation was very different than operating in the military.
We have come a long way since those early days in the military, and we continue to forge ahead like the pioneers we need to be. TRV is real and it works. For the future of mankind it will play a role as significant as the invention of fire, changing the very face of consciousness. After a decade of real world experience training countless numbers of individuals via live classroom trainings and self-study videos, PSI TECH's new third generation TRV training technology has been merged with the power of the internet. Now, anyone who really wants to install this skill into their mind can do so, quickly and easily, anywhere and at any time. Who will be the pilgrim souls to pick up and carry the torch?
By Dane Spotts, CEO of PSI TECH
July 19, 2002
A new way to learn Technical Remote Viewing is coming to your town soon. Anytown. Anywhere on Earth. You just need a computer and a speedy modem connection. No more tapes. No more training in isolation. Plug your mind into the future. The future of mind development and learning remote viewing skills is here. It's all happening at trvuniversity.com
One of PSI TECH's pet projects for the year 2002 has been the building of our Virtual University Campus. We had hoped to go online with it 2 months ago, but like all best laid plans we ran into delays. Construction is almost complete and TRV U. students are about to experience something very special.
TRV U. is very much like a real place. Even though it exists in the cyber world, we hired an architect to design the buildings and the interiors. When you visit trvuniversity.com for the first time you'll be greeted by "W.A.N.D.A." (our Website And Navigation Data Assistant who will take you on a campus tour.) You'll explore the various lecture halls, laboratories, dorms, the student commons, and the administration center (where you'll be issued a student ID card and be able to register for TRV classes.) We even built a cafeteria where you can order a beverage and something to eat. This is not just a website. TRV U. is a real place for learning TRV skills using state-of-the-art accelerated learning methods, online tutoring and participation in a community where the worlds best and brightest hang out every day.
Because you'll be participating in live and recorded video feeds, and completing on-line interactive lessons, you'll need a late-model computer and speedy modem connection. What if you have a crappy computer or a slow modem? TRV U. is designed for broadband (high speed) computer access. But if you haven't upgraded yet, you can still participate in TRV U, and receive your lessons on video tapes or DVD.
We would prefer you learn this skill entirely through the online campus. One of the key mechanisms we built into TRV U is something we call "forced compliance." Unlike home study learning from video tapes, when you are in a TRV U classroom you will not be able to skip ahead. You will be forced to learn ALL the basics week by week and tested each step of the way on your proficiency. The goal is to install the skill as quickly and efficiently as possible. In our remote controlled click-thru society people tend to not follow instruction and skip around. You will not be able to do this at TRV U. Forced compliance with the rigorous structure will force you to learn this skill and create the best remote viewers in the world. This new educational model automatically does that and lots more.
Graduates from TRV U. will be able to achieve new levels of competency and become certified at the various skill levels. This certification will open up new levels for professional application of this skill. With instant access to TRV tutors and instructors to address questions and resolve problems, virtually anyone with the proper computer equipment can become proficient at this skill. Perhaps the most exciting and fun aspect to joining TRV U. will be access to thousands of your TRV peers from around the world and on-going participation in the TRV remote viewing community.
Student handbooks are being prepared and you will need a student ID card to access the trvuniversity.com site. Let me know if you are interested in more details and I will see to it that you get our package of information as we get closer to our grand opening.