A note up front from PJ

What is remote viewing?

What are the different "types" of remote viewing?

What is 'ARV' or 'Associative RV'?

What determines how good a person is at remote viewing?

How do I make a target pool? How do I find targets? Where can I find a group to practice/talk with that are helpful, not a cult, and won't charge money?

I want to be a remote viewer. What kind of training do I need?

Can you learn to "remote view" without training?

What does psi-methods for-RV training cover and entail?

What happens AFTER training?

Where I can learn the remote viewing protocols?

I heard one guy say remote viewing can't be trained. But there's all these other guys selling training for it. What gives?

Starting Out After Training/Finding Jobs/Do's & Don'ts

What makes a good target for remote viewing?

I have out of body experiences sometimes. Is that remote viewing?

I've been remote viewing all my life. How can people say you have to know something special for it?

Could you find my best friend who disappeared last year?

A little about the U.S. government's STAR GATE project

The STAR GATE scientific research of RV

The STAR GATE military intelligence application of RV

How is remote viewing different from regular "psychic" stuff?

My friend says he has an almost 100% accuracy rate. Other people say that's impossible or he's lying. But he seems sincere.

Have a question?


This item covers:
Starting Out In Remote Viewing
Getting jobs, paid or unpaid
Do's & Don'ts

Starting Out In Remote Viewing

I want to be a remote viewer and I've just finished training. How do I get started?

It's difficult to View alone in applications ("real world") work. It helps to have a tasker at the very least. So you will need to arrange that. Since you have recently trained, I'd rather address where I think you might consider starting now, rather than specifics on hanging up a shingle.

Before looking for work with RV, even FREE work, there's a few things to consider doing:

  1. Practice constantly, double-blind, on feedback targets. Better yet, do your session, THEN get your target. Use a computer generated target (like offers), or a target pool made by yourself (needs to be minimum 150 or so), or a pool made by someone else (size is your option there), or individual taskings from someone -- it doesn't matter, as long as it really is double blind. Live targets, outbounders, photos, whatever you want - a mix is good, but photos are handy just because you can do several without feeling like you've "used up a target that's hard to come by" if you don't get pages of data.

  2. Write or type out an outline: title it REASONS FOR WANTING TO DO REMOTE VIEWING FOR OTHER PEOPLE. If your outline consists mostly of I want to make the world a better place!, join GreenPeace. You really need to feel compelled to View or it's doubtful you can stick with the long term of it. In this outline, be specific, think about what you'd like to do WITH remote viewing. Do you want to help find lost things, pets, persons? Do you want to work on humans, such as counseling, healing, etc? Do you want to help define or predict new technologies? Do you want to help with predictive human events? The list goes on.

  3. When this outline is complete, go down through every item, and put a number between 1 and 10 next to each item, with 10 being "terribly important to your reason for being on earth" and 1 being "would be novel but it's not a big deal to me." If there isn't at least one thing at 8 or higher, take up another line of study. If there is, take everything at 8 or higher and consider this your "primary focus." You can get to the others. But it's hard to be a jack of all trades until you've got at least one down to begin with.

  4. Now go through that outline and for each item, write on a separate piece of paper everything you can think of that might be required for a person to use or be familiar with to be good at it.

    1. For example, if you want to help "find" anything locationally, dowsing is something you'll need to learn. Dowsing is just as large and difficult a psi field to do well as remote viewing is -- it is 'a tool' in latter-stage CRV, and that often misrepresents how serious it is as a pursuit of its own. If most all your primary focus items involve finding things, then you might consider focusing on dowsing more than RV, as that would probably do you a lot more good in the end. Make a target pool that has a LOT of dowsing targets. Use McMoneagle's tips in Remote Viewing Secrets for target pools, dowsing targets and approaches. You can also find lots of info on the web. If you make your own target pool, find as many good targets as you can where the place is known. Even better, where the date/time is known too. Then you have three targets in one. And, an atlas would be very useful. Or mapping software. Or at least weblinks to where some are. In other words, start out like a professional: figure out what resources you can use for the job. Initially, your practice is the job.

    2. If you want to work on technologies, learning mechanical drawing might help (I mean drafting), since you'd encounter a lot of stuff you have no idea of context for, and you need to be able to sketch something out. They have good books for this. Also, the book The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards is great. If you're already visual and artistic, tech drawing will be easier. Also, you can buy and work with science kits they have for kids, for example -- there's lots of cool stuff from chemistry to making radios, from the simple to the fairly complex -- anything hands-on gives your brain experience as a pool of comparison. Also if you wish, you can get a science kit microscope, and assign as some of your targets, the visual properties of a given thing, and when you're done, go get it, slice it up if needed or drop it onto the plate, and then look at it for your feedback. Be creative! For more micro stuff, you can find close up photography of rare gems and crystalline forms (whole worlds!) on the internet. The limit is only your imagination.

    3. If you want to do human work, join a hands-on healing class, or buy some books and find a willing victim to gently practice on (I suggest Pranic Healing by Choa Kok Sui and Hands of Light by Barbara Brennan as beginner's books - still, it's not a simplistic subject). Use your cat if necessary, though they are poor on the feedback scale beyond the extremes (though they're not as bad as fish!). There are many different areas to look into here depending on your focus, and your religious or metaphysical beliefs may direct or limit how you approach these areas.

    4. If you want to focus on predictive abilities, design your target pool not only so targets are pulled after-session, but make a high percentage of your targets actual predictive events. Don suggests a tasking option where the viewer is also the outbounder, the session is predictive based on the time of feedback, yet it's double-blind. Click here to see his Viewer-As-Outbounder/Precog Local Tasking suggestion.

      Once you've done a bit of this, pull it into your regular life. Are you going somewhere you haven't been before? See if you can describe it. You can pull this all the way down into trivia, such as "feeling" when you pull in the driveway of a shopping center, which row is best to park in for a spot within 5 cars of the front of the store -- then you mix precog with self-outbounder with dowsing! It's trivial, but it's a way of constantly keeping your mind in motion and open to psi. You may also wish to consider studying additional psi methods if humans are your focus, such as Silva Mind Control, which isn't RV but the majority of focus in that is usually people.

    5. I also suggest Why Didn't I Think of That? by Charles McCoy for opening the brain a little. Prudence Calabrese suggests Win Wenger's The Einstein Factor which has a cool "visual streaming" exercise among other things. You might also want to invest in a couple of bi-naural (such as hemi-sync) CD's that will help get you in a nice state of mind for intuitive work.

  5. Go through your "primary focus list again, and on a separate sheet of paper, on the left side of the paper, for each item, write out WHY you want to do that. Yes, the world does need saving, but you should have some specific reasons for every item and if you don't, you need to spend some time thinking about it.

    Then on the right side of the paper, write down every reason you might NOT want to do that. ("Focusing on this stuff repeatedly would depress the hell out of me, upset me, and interfere with my ability to live a happy life" might be a candidate for the "find missing [usually murdered] children" item... psychic work is like police work, it's true that it's a hard job and someone's gotta do it, but let individuals appropriate for each area pursue them, as making yourself miserable will not improve the world I assure you).

    Based on the data in point 5, you may wish to put a few items onto the "next in line" list instead of your "primary focus" list.

At this point, you have a clear map of what you want to do most, why you want to do it, and what kind of steps you need to take to focus your practice in ways to make you as experienced as possible in that particular area. Now you are ready to charge forth.

How do I go about getting jobs, paid or unpaid?

If you've recently trained or begun self-training, I'd just work your butt off for awhile in practice. When you've done at least several hundred targets at the least, consider approaching other serious remote viewers who might be willing to practice with you for a bit, simply so you can experience other taskers etc. While the internet is a source of other viewers, you really don't know people online, so you might want to see if you can physically meet some viewers near you, or near someplace you vacation, etc.

Also, work on viewing outside, or in your car, or in the library, or in the park, anyplace you can think of that facilitates paper and pen and an hour of sitting around, so you can feel comfortable with it. I say this because it's easy to get used to a certain environ and conditions that your own practice repeats, so before you leap into the world at large, make sure you can RV in the world at large without feeling freaked out by distractions etc.

After that point, once you feel truly competent, you can post a small notice of who you are, your experience, the kind of work you specialize in, and what you are interested in doing -- on the internet, in new age magazines, in stores where they let people put up cards -- but be sure if you are asking for money, you have an appropriate business license and other legalities taken care of.

The best way of finding clients is finding answers. Read the paper, be involved in your community, see what kind of situations and answers people, corporations and government need, and find the solutions, THEN present yourself, solution in hand, and they will take you a lot more seriously. IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not present yourself to police departments for help with crimes with information. Present as a psychic up for THEIR tasking and if they aren't interested, then forget them. If you give the police info you couldn't have "normally known" without being involved in the crime, you may very well be arrested.

Are there any suggestions, do's & don'ts, etc.?

  • Don't take yourself too seriously.

  • Do "practice 'til you puke."

  • When you feel like a God -- don't mention it.

  • Do take the time to communicate with others about whatever you pursue. Teaching is one of the best ways to learn something. Gratitude for people who helped-you-when should be passed on to others at the starter situation, or we'd all be reinventing the wheel on a daily basis.

  • If you get info other than what is appropriately shared with others, don't share it.

  • Don't lose your sense of humor about anything. RV stretches every belief system, entirely wipes out several others, and puts new strain on issues of privacy, morality, and other touchy subjects. This should be at least a little bit fun. If it isn't fun, don't do it.

  • Be willing to show your failures, admit it when you're wrong, and change your beliefs or your mind about anything at any time if it seems necessary. Flexibility is important in viewer psychology.

  • Make yourself a website. Collect what you learn in one place so others can share it. Even just organizing what you've got and typing it out will help you organize it in your head. When you get to the point of wanting to work on real-world stuff, you can send potential clients to a website filled with respectable information and your session examples and demonstrate yourself to be, at least intellectually, knowledgeable about the subject.

  • Consider all "experts" advisors, not iconic gurus. Nobody knows everything. Especially me.

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-- PJ

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