Saturday, July 4, 2020

An outstanding single-photo ARV session

I want to share an outstanding example of data from an ARV session. In fact, it’s one of the best I’ve seen in 15+ years doing ARV.

Elisa Lagana is a natural psychic and has training in the TDRV method. She and I have worked together a lot and we decided to do some fun viewing this summer. We’ve done two events using what I call Strict Unitary ARV – single photo. Nearly all ARV to date has been binary ARV – two or more photos.)  Elisa and I have done a fair number in the past using SUARV-emotions.  On this one Elisa was tasked as follows. I sent her this:

SumFun 3    Tag: 6825-BRZO  Cue: The viewer is to move forward to July 2, and describe the target associated with the most probable outcome of the event associated with 6825-BRZO.

I wrote this, in addition as part of the tasking and did not send to Elisa:

Cue: The viewer is to move forward to July 2, 2020 and describe the 6825-BRZ0 target associated with Nippon-Ham if they win their July 2, 2020 baseball game in the JBL. The remote viewer is to move to the optimum position/location to describe the actual object/structure focused upon in the feedback image IF Nippon-Ham wins their game and the photo referenced photo is given as feedback. If the Nippon-Ham team does not win, then the viewer will view and describe any other target of their choice.

(Note: Typo in the above. Should have been "referenced photo" omitting the first "photo".

Those familiar with Daz Smith’s recent trials with single-photo ARV will note that I am largely following his wording. There haven’t been many trials using SUARV-Photo and I thought it could be useful to have similar if not identical wording. I wasn’t consistent on this one: I sent the wording “”most probable” to the viewer but used “if they win” in the add’l wording. I prefer the latter, actually.

The result was bet on an online sports betting site. The game was in the Japanese Baseball League and the team, Nippon-Ham, was a moderate underdog (+130). I chose that team rather than the other one by consulting my gut. My gut went back and forth a little, but ended up with this team. The process and Elisa’s dynamite session resulted in a hit.

I am not going to present the feedback photo (only Elisa has seen it) and for this reason. We don’t know how the ARV viewer gets the data. It could be that the viewer a) accesses ‘the Matrix’, b) ‘sees’ the photo via the tasker’s mind, c) ‘goes into the future’ and views her feedback, d) others who see the photo play a role in enhancing the numinosity of the photo and contribute to the process, e) some other factors/processes are involved.

It is not likely but possible that d) plays a role. So I want to eliminate d), esp. since we will be doing more of these this summer and if d) plays a role, it could impact other events we view.

Now to the data, which I think is a good model.  I marked 22 datapoints in the photo. When Elisa mentioned the same data point more than once I added a number; e.g. jagged 2, structure 3.

Note that the bulk of the entries are, as widely recommended, bedrock, “low level” data – adjectives describing sensory impressions and simple drawings (here only of simple lines). However, she does mention blue sky, lifeforms and natural environment (nouns) and all are accurate. The most striking datapoint to me was the “red on right side midpoint” – which is exactly the case. There is a red spot in the image and only at that location.

The target photo is ‘numinous’ – it has been seen by millions. In keeping with my point about d) above, if you see this on social media, kindly do NOT post a photo of what you think is this image.

And here is Elisa’s session. 15 minutes, 5 pages. She said she felt it was a “hard” one to do and wanted to do more. But it was close to perfect as it was. She did not name the target (we sometimes do name the target in RV or ARV), and it is not necessary to do so to have a very useful session.

SumFun3 Elisa

Sunday, October 22, 2017

A Snapshot of APP Fest 2017

This was quite a different APP Fest from the previous two, as I try to convey here…

There will be forthcoming notes on the talks and the Conference, which was not recorded so as to have full focus in the room on the presentations, without tech issues, etc.

Jeff  Mishlove, a prominent parapsychologist, gave the first talk, on “Paradigms and Paradoxes”. He cited the many ways the word “paradigm” is now used, overused one should say. Then discussed Thomas Kuhn’s famous “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”, about paradigm shifts in science. We are going through such a shift now, many believe, and Jeff’s opinion is that it will take “1000 years” till a new one about the nature of the universe and humankind surpasses our present heavily materialist one.

It would be too much to say that this conference represents a “paradigm shift” for APP so of course I won’t say that. However, the flavor of the “significant displacement” that took place is perhaps best represented by Janet Mitchell’s presentation.

Janet Mitchell, Ph.D., did research with Ingo Swann at the American Society of Psychical Research (ASPR) in the 1970’s. Her talk was titled, “Spiritual Revolution of Ingo Swann and Others”. On the one hand she is a hard-nosed scientist interested in approaching psi from a physics standpoint and on the other hand she considers us humans to be, fundamentally, spirits which inhabit a body. The spirit is the enduring and larger entity. Her first book was “Out-of-Body Experiences – A Handbook”. Our selves are much larger than most of us generally understand and not knowing our full and true nature has been instrumental in leading to the unfortunate state which the world is in.

The themes of our nature as humans, of consciousness, of other entities and forces in the universe took place at many of the meals and side discussions. Quite a few people related their experiences of unusual happenings, spirits or other entities being present at some point in their lives, and the same with that bugaboo of the field, aliens and UFO’s. One participant works closely with Steven Greer in his efforts at “disclosure”. Others cited having seen a UFO and/or creatures of unknown provenance.

I gave a presentation on Ingo Swann’s unpublished writings and the titles of the ms convey Ingo’s interest in these matters: “The Agony and Ecstasy of the Signs of the Zodiac”, “My 2000 Years of Reincarnation”, “Anacalypsis: A Psychic Autobiography”, and “The Emerald Kingdom”, which is about our psi abilities.

John Alexander presented numerous slides about his and his wife’s visits with Shamans in many countries and the viewpoints they have about the nonphysical and physical worlds. He believes that remote viewing, Near-Death Experiences, psychokinesis, UFO’s, Shamanism, and cryptozoology are all related.

Steve Braude presented, “The Amazing Case of Patience Worth: A Paranormal Literary Mystery”, about a discarnate being who manifested and through a Ouija board wrote copious amounts of extraordinary literary material, both prose and poems.

Some may lament remote viewing being associated with these topics (‘the other world of spiritual beings’ and UAP’s (Unexplained Aerial Phenomena) and indeed there was gross ‘distortion of the field’ from early (post 1995) unsubstantiated and reckless promotion of the connection with remote viewing. However, as this conference showed, there has long been a very strong connection based on experience between RV and the UFO/alien field, as well as ‘spiritual dimensions’ and  discarnate beings. Marty Rosenblatt, the ‘prime mover’ of APP, said he has long resisted the association with UFO’s and RV, said recent conferences have  broadened his perspective.

And oh yes, not to forget the sporting events which we remote viewed using binary ARV? With two events to go at the time I flew home, Marty’s predictions for APP, based on the sessions of all present, were 4 hits and 3 misses. Based on my own sessions, I had 3 hits, 2 misses, and 1 pass. One of our successful predictions was the winner of a horse race, with 7 horses in it, so not a binary prediction. Extra credit for that but a small payoff because the horse was among the favorites.

Finally, the spoon bending party. In the past many a spoon has been bent at these events. However, this time just one spoon, I believe but also one metal bar was bent. This was done by Nancy Dutertre, a former attorney who has developed her psychic talents and abilities. She is “The Skeptical Psychic”.  In synch with how this conference played out, her latest book is titled “How to Talk to an Alien”.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

After Charlottesville

I’ve been wondering what to post about Charlottesville, if anything – there are so many important facets to it.

I’ve thought for some time that Trump’s candidacy was a proto-fascist one but that he came along before the powers that be actually needed fascism. However the events at Charlottesville are being recognized throughout the country as a step too far, a tipping point for the country. Trump’s statements of energetic support for the marches and actions by white Nationalists and Nazis pull off the hood, so to speak, on his candidacy and presidency. While he has said he is opposed to those specific groupings, still he emboldened them with his stunning and clueless remarks about the nature of the Friday procession and the Saturday events -- as shown by their statements, 'Thank you very much!’ So now the alt-Right, Nazis, et al. will hold more rallies, including here in Berkeley and San Francisco, feeling they have the backing  of the pinnacle of the US government.  

How to respond? One important issue is – Is the ACLU right to defend their right to speak?

I was part of and arrested in the Berkeley Free Speech Movement in 1964 but even at the time I did not think one could always stand for unqualified free speech. What if a group’s platform is the eradication of humanity as a blight on the planet? What if a group wants free speech to argue for the eradication of the Jews? I thought there could be limits, depending on the circumstances - and my stepmother called me a hypocrite for taking that position.

So what about now? Tonight I heard Mark Bray on “Democracy Now!” He is a Dartmouth historian who has studied the rise of fascism in Germany, Italy, Spain and elsewhere. He has written a handbook on fascism which I plan to purchase. (And here is a link to a Feb 2017 discussion with him.)

As a long-time radical, NOT a liberal, I basically agree with his position. (And in the article he discusses differences between radicals and liberals on the free speech). The basic belief is that fascism proved so destructive to humanity that we must prevent its ever arising again. And he notes that Germany has laws which prevent the promotion of Nazism in public, but otherwise has healthy dialog and discourse. And if anyone, they should know. Bray says the lesson is not to let a tiny fascist group grow, to nip it in  the bud. Elections are no guarantee that all will be well - the Nazis used a parliamentary system to their advantage. The long history of white supremacy in this country and the admixture of Nazism make for a lethal combination.

In his Democracy Now! interview, Bray concludes that fascism must be opposed and prevented “by any means necessary”. I agree.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A while ago I asked myself why I often listen late at night for an hour or so to "bracing music" - music which builds me up. For me, it's most often Sibelius, but also Procol Harum, rock/pop songs, Rachmaninoff, sometimes Mahler, and more. I think it's to counter all the negativity in the media and the world these days. Plus as a one-time Left activist and (still) a Marxist, you absorb a lot of negative news and history. So I've got a backlog. So this music for me is a balancing measure toward  a positive outlook.

In that vein, with all the attacks on simple truth, veracity, straightforward reporting of what's there, and esp. the gagworthy crapola from the current administration (not to mention the Right-wing echo chambers), "Nothing but the truth" just rings very true and feels very good.

Procol Harum: Nothing but the truth"

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Making a portal

I decided to create a more uptodate web site and link to my existing web sites (hosted by StartLogic). I considered WordPress, which is very flexible, but then decided to try Wix, which has a free version. (The link to the portal is in the Links section).

Wix is very easy to use - it took about 4.5 hours to put up the site with links to 120+, ABCZ, and other entries.

Starting in October I worked on a book on the remote viewing company called TransDimensional Systems and after about 8 months, it was done. I used CreateSpace, which is a kind of do it yourself site, to self publish it. I learned this weekend that about 750K titles are self published now each year! So it's clearly a very popular and increasingly acceptable way to publish. (The links to the Amazon and Kindle versions of Remote Viewing from the Ground Up are in the Links section.)

This is becoming a "literary year". Allison Hepler, a Professor in Maine had written a book about my mother and her case during the McCarthy era and Allison wrote me recently that she had finally found a publisher. The book will be out within a year.

In addition, my sister and I are going to be working on getting my father's autobiography, "Passing Through" published. Clive Knowles was a Unitarian minister turned Communist and CIO organizer. He was an organizer with oil workers in Texas, meatpackers in Iowa, farmworkers and carpenters in California. He led an amazing life.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

First Applied Precognition Conference - a terrific success!

The APP Workshop/Webinar/Conference in Las Vegas wrapped up yesterday. Marty Rosenblatt, Tom Atwater and Chris Georges of the APP put it together and all credit to them for an amazing event!

Joe McMoneagle, Ed May, and Marty Rosenblatt gave inspired presentations and explored their agreements and differences in detail – vigorously. Joe and Ed are forces of nature and dialog was spirited, open and… fun. Yes, fun. Joe and Ed insist on having a good time and made it fun for all of us as well. Joe did not stint of his time and was constantly telling stories, educating, and hands-on the entire time – scheduled time and meals as well.

Probably the most educational four days I’ve experienced since my first week in Basic Training in the Army. An emphatic and new perspective, taxing days, and a lot of discipline – with McMoneagle as the Drill Sergeant. The difference – this was a heckuva lot of fun.

Nancy Smith, Alexis Poquiz, Tom Atwater, Chris Georges and I gave presentations as well. Joe commented that Alexis’ Dung Beetle was “an amazing piece of work”. The DB utilizes “machine learning” and takes the SRI scale (often called the Targ scale) several steps further.

In a very fine Webinar, Dean Radin gave us insights into his new book Supernormal, due out in July. He presented an updated overview of a great deal of precognitive research.

We were in Vegas, after all, and so we did end up doing sessions, making picks and wagering on three games using several methods: the APP 1ARV Wild Card method, Ed May’s software (which eliminates human judging of the data once it is entered), and two quick “old fashioned” ARV trials without a computer that Joe ran. We had three hits, a few passes, no misses. One brave soul won $545 on a single game.

New groups are forming in the APP and there was a lot of enthusiasm for making this a yearly event.

If interested in finding out more about the APP, groups that are forming, etc., email Marty Rosenblatt, Chris Georges or Tom Atwater or visit the APP web site.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Focus, draw and get instant feedback on new RV site

There's a nifty new site by Scott Davis to practice RV with quick feedback:  RV Practice Site

I tried the revised version just now and got this. No cooldown, just a quick focus on what the target might be, grab the mouse and draw. You can also enter text data if you like. Considering I drew it with my non-dominant hand, I'll take it.

It illustrates one of the kinds of sketching error Ingo Swann discusses in his seminal book - "Natural ESP: A Layman's Guide to Unlocking the Extra Sensory Power of Your Mind" (1987 and hard to find a copy).  I'll be presenting on this subject at the Applied Precognition Project Conference/Webinar/Workshop in Las Vegas starting June 19.