Cosmic Explorers: Scientific Remote Viewing, Extraterrestrials, and a Messagefor Mankindby Courtney Brown
In Cosmic Voyage, Dr. Courtney Brown proved the existence of extraterrestrials using Scientific Remote Viewing, a system of paranormal surveillance developed by the military. Cosmic Explorers goes one step further and introduces us to a new race of alien beings-a species which could prove a serious threat to our planet....
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A Turning Paint
Humanity is at a turning point in its history. Down through the ages, sages in every civilization have said that there is more to life than merely the flesh and bones within which we dwell. We have souls, and physical death is but a blink in our awareness. This concept is easy enough to entertain. From religious beliefs to reports of life after death, all of us have felt, at one time or another, that there is something beyond our mortal selves.
The continuum of life, though, may be vaster than we ever realized. For some time many scientists have believed that we are not alone in the universe. Scattered throughout the far reaches of space, other life forms exist. Until recently we have been unable to contact these beings. Yet if we had a method that combined the intuitive perception of the sages with the rigor of modern science, then humans could find their true place in the cosmos.
What needs to be examined is a component of the current "scientific" worldview that maintains that only that which is physical is real. The basis of this relatively new religion of scientific atheism is the belief that consciousness is limited to the physical mind, and that when the brain stops functioning, consciousness ceases to exist. When this happens, the personality of the individual is gone forever. But what if the sages from the past are right? The demise of scientific atheism would cause people everywhere to turn inward, in order to seek that which resides beyond. A new scientific age not divorced from the spiritual would dawn.
To accomplish this, a new method, a new tool for exploration, is needed. Based on the explorations of myself and others, I believe such a method exists. This new and surprisingly accurate method of data collection is called "remote viewing." There is now a new scientific field of consciousness that specializes in the study of this phenomenon. People can be trained to use remote viewing to collect information across time and space. Remote viewing is not easy to do, and to use it with consistent accuracy requires extensive training and practice. Explicit procedures have been designed to aid communication between the physical mind and what many call the "subspace" mind (the soul). Souls exist in subspace, that vast domain diversely referred to by mystics and theologians as the etheric realm, heaven, or the afterlife. Humans can learn to become directly aware of their subspace aspects, normally hidden from them until they die and their bodies drop away.
Remote viewing has its origins in the procedures developed largely by Ingo Swann, working under contract at SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute) in a program that was funded by various United States governmental agencies, notably the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). This program began in the early 1970s and continued until 1989. In 1990 the government transferred its financial support to a program housed at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).
The original primary researchers were Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff. Their work in the program involved contact with a number of scientific luminaries, including Charles Tart. Edwin May worked in the program since the mid 1970s, and he became the project director in 1986. When subsequent government funding for remote-viewing research switched to SAIC, Dr. May continued as director.
The current understanding of remote viewing is based on a rich history of experimentation and discovery. In these two decades the literature on remote viewingboth historical and otherwisehas grown to be quite extensive. Over the past few years a number of scientists and remote viewers have risked public ridicule and their professional reputations to pursue research in this new and controversial field.
While this is not the appropriate setting to present a complete history of remote viewing, some recently published books contain detailed historical background of both the scientific and military investigations into psi phenomena generally, and remote viewing in particular. Readers who are interested in this background should read The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena by Dean Radin (HarperEdge 1997), and Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies by Jim Schnabel (Dell 1997). I also strongly recommend interested readers to examine the Spring 1996 volume of the Journal of Scientific Exploration (Volume 10, number 1), dedicated almost entirely to the scientific history of remote viewing.
For all its intelligence uses, though, it is remote viewing's ability to penetrate the subspace realm that has led to knowledge of an entirely different sort. Most human efforts to contact other worlds have focused on radio signals or other "hard science" data. Yet what we have been assuming is that extraterrestrials are limited to our own fairly unimpressive modes of communication. What has been discovered through repeated sessions of remote viewing is that the pathway to other worlds lies in the subspace realm.
Remote-viewing evidence suggests that many extraterrestrial species are highly telepathic. Indeed, the human species may be unique in that we have such difficulty perceiving things with our souls while we are physical beings. We already know the universe is a very complex place. In this light, demanding that other life forms communicate only the way we do is tantamount to demanding that the wind blow the way we say.
By using the tools of consciousness, we may be able to fulfill our potential and contact more advanced forms of life. By developing knowledge on the subspace level (that is, the level of the soul), we could protect ourselves by making educated choices regarding our own destiny. Humanity needs vision of all sorts to prosper in a complex universe, and that total vision includes the ability to perceive beyond the physical/subspace divide. In a complex universe, global awareness could not only open new avenues of knowledge, but protect us from harm. If we had the ability to interact with other beings, our human energies could propel us into a future in which we determine our own destiny.
These are uncertain times. As is characteristic of all history, events will happen in our future that will be unexpected. We need to add a degree of control to our future evolution. Control is not obtained through continued ignorance but by increased awareness. Remote viewing is one way we can increase our knowledge of the universe.
THE PLAN OF THIS BOOK
Part I is an overview of the mechanics of Scientific Remote Viewing. It provides the basis for understanding the chapters that follow. Some readers who read my earlier book, Cosmic Voyage, will find the section involving types of remote-viewing data familiar. But there are many other elements that have never been published before. Explaining the mechanics helps remove the mystery from the actual sessions that are the heart of this book.
Part II contains a series of remote-viewing sessions using verifiable targets. These chapters are included so that readers can see how the mechanics of Scientific Remote Viewing work with targets about which solid data is known. The targets cover a wide range of substantive areas, and even if the discussion of the extraterrestrials that follows challenges the belief system of some readers, the verifiable targets will give everyone something to think about.
Section 2 of this book contains four parts in which I present new remote-viewing data involving extraterrestrials currently interacting with Earth in varying degrees. The chapters in Section 2 contain information that is crucial for everyone who has an open mind regarding these matters to understand. It contains much of the substantive basis upon which we, as humans, must decide the course of our collective future.
This book is not designed to make people feel comfortable. It is crisis, not confirmation, that assists our species as we make important evolutionary advances. This book is structured to force people to confront ideas that do not conform with pre-existing paradigms.
The truth regarding these issues will not come easily. But the future potential of humankind rests with our success in creating this shift in our collective thought. With a little prodding, humanity may eventually understand and accept these spiritual and scientific ideas, but we do not have the luxury of waiting. As I explain in the pages that follow, our options for the future may soon be dramatically restructured for the worse. Through our own actions we will define and create our destiny.
Scientific Remote Viewing
The method of remote viewing that is the focus of this book began to evolve in earnest in 1996 due to research that was and continues to be conducted at The Farsight Institute. This is a nonprofit research and educational institute based in Atlanta, Georgia, that is dedicated to the continued development of the science of consciousness using remote viewing as the primary research tool. I am the director of the institute. Much of the research that is conducted is available for free on the Internet at the institute's web site, www.farsight.org.
Underpinning all of the research is the hypothesis that all humans are composite beings. This means that we have two fundamental aspects: a soul and a body. In the current jargon of remote viewing, the soul is called the "subspace aspect" of a person. The physical realm of solid matter is both separate from and connected to subspace. Once our physical bodies expire, we are no longer composite beings, and we continue our existence as subspace entities.
While we are composite beings, physical stimuli tend to dominate our awareness. This means that our five senses (taste, touch, sight, hearing, smell) overshadow the more intuitive awareness originating from the subspace side. In practical terms, this means that most people are not aware that they even have a subspace aspect. In short, soul voices are deafened by the din of our five physical senses.
In order to break through this noise, specialized techniques are required. In general, these techniques focus on shifting a person's awareness away from the five physical senses. It is not necessary to force a shift in one's awareness toward the subspace aspect. This happens automatically once a person's awareness is no longer riveted on the physical side of life.
For this reason, I advise combining the practice of remote viewing with the practice of meditation. The form of meditation that I enjoy is Transcendental Meditation (TM), or the more advanced TM-Sidhi Program. My preference is based on the fact that TM is a mechanical procedure, and it has no belief or religious requirement associated with it. The mechanics of TM are also quite stress free and relaxing. Again, these are only my preferences. Many people who participate in other programs for the development of consciousness have also learned remote viewing.
Remote viewing is a natural process of a deeply settled mind. Remote perception works best when it is not forced in any way. I have often said that the ancient seers were our first human astronauts. While in a deeply relaxed state, they let their minds roam across the fabric of the universe, and some perceived what was there with surprising accuracy.
The subspace mind, the intelligence of the soul, perceives and processes information differently from the physical mind. All evidence suggests that the subspace mind is omnipresent across space and time. It is everywhere at once. Using the capabilities of the subspace mind, remote viewing involves no more than shifting one's awareness from one place and time to another. You do not go anywhere when you remote view. You do not leave your physical body. You do not induce an altered state of consciousness. You merely follow a set of procedures that allows you to shift your awareness from one area of your intelligence to another.
As physical beings, though, we must translate the information perceived by our subspace aspects into physical words, pictures, and symbols so that this information can be conveyed to others within the physical realm. Scientific Remote Viewing (SRV) facilitates this translation. Remote viewing would be impossible in the absence of the human soul, since it is otherwise physically impossible for an individual's conscious mind to perceive things without direct physical contact of some sort.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE SOUL
Soul-level communication is not as easy as you might initially think. On one level, communication using the soul is as natural as breathing. While the theoretical principles underlying how this is done are quite simple, knowing with some degree of certainty that the communication is accurate is more difficult.
Subspace information has a mental flavor that is distinctly different from that obtained from the five physical senses. It is much more subtle and delicate. For this reason, sensory input from the five physical senses needs to be kept to a minimum both immediately prior to and during a remote-viewing session. That's why one begins with meditation or other procedures to calm the mind, and then to shift one's awareness away from the physical senses.
The five physical senses are not the only hurdles confronting the remote viewer. The thinking, judgmental, and evaluative processes of the conscious mind can also inhibit success. The conscious mind can contaminate accurately perceived information. The amount of information the conscious mind has regarding the target during the remote-viewing session has to be minimized.
Information coming from the subspace mind is typically called "intuition." This is a feeling about something, which one otherwise would have no direct knowledge of on the physical level of existence. For example, many mothers say they know when one of their children is in trouble. They feel it in their bones, so to speak, even when they have not been told anything specific regarding their child's situation. SRV systematizes the reading of intuition.
Using SRV, the information from the subspace mind is recorded before the conscious mind has a chance to interfere with it using normal intellectual processes such as rationalization or imagination. With nearly all physical phenomena, a time delay exists between sequential and causally connected events. For example, when one turns on a computer, it takes awhile for the machine to boot up. When the institute teaches remote viewing to novices, we exploit the fact that there is approximately a three-second delay between the instant the subspace mind obtains information and the moment when the conscious mind can react to this information. The subspace mind, on the other hand, apparently has instantaneous awareness of any desired piece of information. In general, the novice viewer using SRV protocols moves steadily through a list of, say, a few hundred things at basically a three-second clip for each one. The tasks carried out in the protocols are carefully designed to produce an accurate picture of much of the target by the end of the session.
It is crucial to emphasize at this point that there must be no deviation from the grammar of the protocols. This is particularly true for novices. If there is a deviation, one only has to be reminded that it is the conscious mind that designs this deviation. When this happens, the subspace mind loses control of the session, and the data from that point on in the session are often worthless.
Scientific Remote Viewing always focuses on a target. A target can be almost anything about which one desires information. Typically, targets are places, events, or people. But advanced viewers also work with more challenging targets.
An SRV session begins by executing a set of procedures using target coordinates. These are essentially two randomly generated four-digit numbers that are assigned to the target. The remote viewer does not know what target the numbers represent, yet extensive experience has demonstrated that the subspace mind instantly knows the target even if it is only given its coordinate numbers. The remote viewer is not told the target's identity until after the session is completed.
For all of the remote-viewing sessions presented in this book, the only thing I was given prior to the beginning of the sessions was a fax or an e-mail from my "tasker" telling me the target's coordinates. The tasker is someone who tasks or assigns a target. For example, if the target was the Taj Mahal, I would not be told to remote-view the Taj Mahal, since this would activate all of the information held by my conscious mind regarding this structure, meaning that I would have a difficult time differentiating the remote-viewing data from memories or imagination. Instead, the tasker would tell me that the numbers were, say, 1234/5678. My conscious mind would not know what target is associated with these numbers, but my subspace mind would know the target immediately. A productive session would then include good sketches of the structure, or at least aspects of the structure, together with written descriptive data of the building and its surroundings, including people who may be in or near the building.
THE SRV PROTOCOLS
Scientific Remote Viewing has five distinct phases, which follow one after the other during an SRV session. In each phase the viewer is brought into either a closer or an altered association with the target. SRV is performed by writing, on pieces of plain white paper with a pen, sketches and symbols that represent aspects of the target. The viewer then probes these marks with the pen to sense any intuitive ideas. Since the subspace mind perceives all aspects at once, probing a mark is a way of focusing attention on the desired aspect.
The five phases of the SRV process are as follows:
Phase 1. This establishes initial contact with the target. It also sets up a pattern of data acquisition and exploration that is continued in later phases. This is the only phase that directly uses the target coordinates. Once initial contact is established, the coordinates are no longer needed. Phase 1 essentially involves the drawing and decoding of what is called an "ideogram" in order to determine primitive descriptive characteristics of the target.
Phase 2. This phase increases viewer contact with the site. Information obtained in this phase employs all of the five senses: hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell. This phase also obtains initial magnitudes that are related to the target's dimensions.
Phase 3. This phase is a sketch of the target.
Phase 4. Target contact in this phase is more detailed. The subspace mind is allowed significant control in solving the remote-viewing problem by permitting it to direct the flow of information to the conscious mind.
Phase 5. In this phase the remote viewer can conduct some guided explorations of the target that would be potentially too leading to be allowed in Phase 4. Phase 5 includes specialized procedures that can dramatically add to the productivity of a session. For example, one Phase 5 procedure is a locational sketch in which the viewer locates a target in relation to some geographically defined area, such as the United States.
CATEGORIES OF REMOTE-VIEWING DATA
Remote-viewing data can be obtained under a variety of conditions, and the nature of these conditions produces different types of data. There are six different types of remote-viewing data, and there are three distinguishing characteristics of the various types of data. The first distinguishing characteristic is the amount of information the viewer has about the target prior to the beginning of the remote-viewing session. The second is whether or not the viewer is working with a person called a "monitor," explained below. The third is determined by how the target is chosen.
Type 1 Data
When a remote viewer conducts a session alone, the conditions of data collection are referred to as "solo." When the session is solo and the remote viewer picks the target (and thus has prior knowledge of the target), the data are called Type 1 data.
Knowing the target in advance is called "front loading." Front loading is rarely necessary and should be avoided in general, but sometimes a viewer simply needs to know something about a known target and has no alternative. Such sessions are very difficult to conduct from a practical point of view. The viewer's conscious mind can more easily contaminate these data, since the viewer may have preconceived notions of the target. Rarely do even advanced viewers attempt such sessions. Any findings are considered suspect, and attempts are made to corroborate the data with other data obtained under blind conditions (see Type 2 data).
Type 2 Data
When the target is selected at random from a predetermined list of targets, the data are called "Type 2" data. For this, a computer (or a human intermediary) normally supplies the viewer with only the coordinates for the target. Even if the viewer knows the list of targets, since sometimes the viewer has been involved in designing the list, only the computer knows which coordinate numbers are associated with each target. It is said that the viewer is conducting the session blind, which means without prior knowledge of the target.
Type 3 Data
Another type of solo, blind session is used to collect Type 3 data. In this case the target is determined by someone (a tasker). During training, viewers may (rarely) receive some limited information regarding the targetperhaps whether the target is a place or an event. Advanced viewers are normally not told anything other than the target coordinates.
Solo sessions can yield valuable information about a target, but trainees often find that more in-depth information can be obtained when someone else is doing the navigation. This other person is called a "monitor," and monitored sessions can be spectacularly interesting events for the new remote viewer.
Type 4 Data
There are three types of monitored SRV sessions. When the monitor knows the target but communicates only the target's coordinates to the viewer, this generates Type 4 data. These types of monitored sessions are often used in training. Type 4 data can also be very useful from a research perspective, since the monitor has the maximum amount of information with which to direct the viewer. In these sessions, the monitor tells the viewer what to do, where to look, and where to go. This allows the viewer to almost totally disengage his or her analytic mental resources while the monitor does all of the analysis.
One of the troubles with Type 4 data for advanced practitioners is that their telepathic capabilities become so sensitive that they can be led during the sessions by the thoughts of the monitors. Even slight grunts, changes in breathing, or any other signal, however slight, can be interpreted as a subtle form of leading by the monitor, which in turn could contaminate the data. To eliminate these problems, advanced monitored sessions are normally conducted under double-blind conditions, yielding Type 5 data.
Type 5 Data
For this level both the viewer and the monitor are blind, and the target either comes from an outside agency or it is pulled by a computer program from a list of targets. Sessions conducted under these conditions by proficient viewers tend to be highly reliable. The disadvantages are that such sessions do not allow the monitor to sort out the most useful information during the session. To address this limitation, scripts are often given to the monitor in advance of the session. These scripts contain no target-identifying information, but they do give clear instructions as to which procedures and movement exercises need to be executed (and in what order).
Type 6 Data
These data come from sessions in which both the monitor and the viewer are front loaded with target information. This type of session was occasionally used when there were very few professionally trained viewers and monitors, information needed to be obtained quickly, and there was no one else available to task with the session. Type 6 data are rarely if ever collected these days.
Descriptions of remote-viewing sessions in this book use Type 2 and Type 3 data. The sessions using verifiable targets in Part II all employ Type 3 data. When I conducted these sessions, I had absolutely no prior knowledge of the targets in any way. For the substantive sessions presented in Section 2, a mixture of Type 2 and Type 3 data are used. I was involved in creating a list of approximately 20 highly varied targets for the Type 2 sessions. I gave the list of targets to an intermediary who mixed them up, assigned random coordinate numbers to each one, and then gave me the coordinate numbers. I viewed all Type 2 targets in a batch before being told the cue/coordinate associations. The Type 3 data used in Section 2 involve targets that were designed by someone other than myself and that were given to me blind.
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