Out of body and out of sight. At one time Ingo Swann would paint canvases that showed purportedly first hand impressions of astral phenomena observed on out of body trips into space, called remote viewing. Swann worked under rigorous laboratory conditions with Stanford Research Institute physicists, among others, to initially verify his psychic powers, which ranged from ESP to affecting an objects temperature or weight. Swann’s apparent authenticity soon caught the ear of the Central Intelligence Agency during the height of the Cold War; they had heard revelations from behind the Iron Curtain that the Soviets were deeply involved in various psychic phenomena and were enjoying success with the program. Could the Soviets pose a threat to national security through a separation of consciousness and body, through the paranormal as a weapon of mass altering of mental states? Could men really talk to goats? It was one thing for an Uri Geller to bend spoons, and Swann to influence the growth of a flower, but …
( see link at end)…Supported by the military and intelligence communities, Ingo worked through the program at SRI-International to not only explore the boundary conditions of remote viewing, the consciousness-based skill that he had discovered and developed, but he used it operationally to discover some of the secrets America’s erstwhile Cold War opponents were trying to hide. Eventually, Swann and Puthoff were asked to develop a teachable method of remote viewing that could be transferred to otherwise ordinary military personnel so they, too, could function as psychic spies.
After extensive research over a number of years, the Swann/Puthoff team leveraged the resources of the SRI consciousness program to develop what is now known as “controlled remote viewing” – a six-stage method that can be taught and mastered by anyone of sufficient mental competency. Among those taught this method directly by Puthoff and Swann were Ed Dames, Bill Ray, … We in turn trained now widely-known remote viewers such as Mel Riley, Lyn Buchanan, and David Morehouse.
Over the course of his career, Swann not only introduced revolutionary new ways of thinking about consciousness research, but created what is today probably the most successful and widely-used method of teaching the practical use of consciousness-based skills. In accomplishing those purposes, he himself performed uncountable thousands of remote viewing sessions in support of research, training, and operational goals.
Even today, in his retirement, as 2011 dawns Ingo Swann maintains an interest in the progress of our understanding of human mental functioning, and is an avid observer not only of the human condition itself, but of the inroads being made to discover the full potential of the mind.Read More:http://www.rviewer.com/IngoSwann_encyclopedia.html