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Published in 2005 (revised May 2006) by FARSIGHT PRESS (Atlanta).
From the book jacket:

Remote Viewing by Courtney BrownRemote viewing is the mental ability to perceive and describe places, persons, or events at distant locations in the past, present, and future. The reality of the remote-viewing phenomenon is not in dispute among a large body of respected researchers — both inside and outside of academia — who have published an extensive collection of high-quality investigations over the past few decades. But profound mysteries remain. Remote Viewing: The Science and Theory of Nonphysical Perception breaks new ground by resolving some of remote-viewing's greatest enigmas. In these pages, new research and new theories explain why remote viewing works.

These investigations utilize remote-viewing methods that are derivative of those used for decades in well-documented U.S. government funded psi research sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (D.I.A.). Filled with descriptions and analyses of highly original experiments, this volume presents evidence which identifies the mental mechanism that allows an individual to perceive and describe a distant target that is not accessible to the physical processes of hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell. Controlling for the behavioral characteristics of this mechanism now allows remote viewing to be performed with greatly improved reliability. This also leads to a better understanding of "associative remote viewing," a complex process that is required in any attempt to use remote viewing to predict numerical information, including stock market fluctuations and lottery numbers.

Crucially, here is an investigation into the fascinating characteristics of time using remote viewing as a tool of exploration, offering evidence that the past, present, and future truly exist simultaneously. The idea of differing future and past time lines is not just science fiction.

This research addresses the physics of psi functioning, integrating what we already know about cosmology and quantum mechanics with what we now know about remote viewing. Ultimately, this volume explains why all these new scientific revelations fundamentally affect our understanding of spirituality. The significance of the remote-viewing phenomenon to our understanding of human existence potentially rivals the significance of any previous discoveries in the history of science. This is "paradigm busting" science, and it seems destined to fundamentally challenge our most basic assumptions of the inner workings of physical reality.

Hear what others are saying about
REMOTE VIEWING: The Science and Theory of Nonphysical Perception

"Remote Viewing is very relevant for academic inquiry. Indeed Brown's book should become a classic in the years to come, studied by the future students of this subject. He writes so clearly as to make it accessible to prospective university and college programs. Brown's book heralds the beginnings of the academic study of subjectivism or subjective physics. As such it directly pertains to quantum physics, particularly the interpretations of writers and researchers like me, Goswami, Stapp, Josephson, Walker, Hameroff and Penrose and many others who find that consciousness and quantum physics are intimately related. His notion of 'subspace' is particularly relevant, and physicists should be interested in his discussion."
Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D., Physicist, National Book Award Winning author of Taking the Quantum Leap, The Yoga of Time Travel , Mind into Matter, and Parallel Universes: the Search for Other Worlds.

"This book will serve as a standard reference for anyone interested in the subject of remote viewing and its potential revolutionary impact on our understanding of the nature of reality. Brown is in good company with all those leading scientists who share his vision."
Kyriacos C. Markides, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, University of Maine, author of The Mountain of Silence: A Search for Orthodox Spirituality.

"Remote viewing has now entered the public consciousness with a vengeance. (A Google search yields more than 326,000 references.) Amidst all the hype and dubious claims, Courtney Brown has given us a serious scientific book that not only demonstrates the reality of remote viewing but goes beyond that to provide a set of creative hypotheses and experiments about its underlying properties. While Brown does not shy away from discussions of quantum physics and mathematical models, he structures the book so that the reader can skip these details and still follow the argument. Both the lay public and active researchers in anomalous phenomena will find this book a source of creative and exciting ideas about psychic functioning and the nature of the physical universe that must, perforce, permit it to operate."
Daryl J. Bem, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Cornell University, author of (with C. Honorton) "Does psi exist? Replicable evidence for an anomalous process of information transfer." Psychological Bulletin, 1994, 115, 4-18.

"Remote viewing, the psychoenergetic process with the best track-record for replicability, has reached an important level of scholarly maturation with Professor Courtney Brown's latest book, Remote Viewing. It is an excellent contribution to this specific area of research and to the newly appreciated field of psychoenergetic science in general."
William Tiller, Ph.D., Former Professor of Materials Science, Stanford University, and author of Science and Human Transformation: Subtle Energies, Intentionality, and Consciousness.

"It is very refreshing to see the subject of remote viewing treated like science instead of seance. The work of Courtney Brown in this respect will hopefully herald a new attitude toward this most useful and amazing human ability."
Lyn Buchanan, remote viewer and unit trainer for the U.S. military's Stargate remote-viewing unit, Director of Problems Solutions Innovations (a remote-viewing educational organization), and author of The Seventh Sense: The Secrets of Remote Viewing as Told by a "Psychic Spy" for the U.S. Military.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures

Preface (Revised May 2006)
  • The History of the Book Manuscript
  • Some Special People
  • A Note of Caution Regarding the Media
  • Where We Are Now

Chapter 1. The Open Mind

  • What is Remote Viewing?
  • Scientific Remote Viewing
  • Proof Versus Process
  • The Legitimacy of Doubt
  • The History of Remote Viewing
  • My Own Background in Remote Viewing
  • How to Place the Contribution of this Book
  • The Structure of This Research
Chapter 2. A Theoretical Perspective of Scientific Remote Viewing
  • The Subspace Hypothesis
  • Overcoming the Low-bandwidth Limitation
  • The Remote-Viewing Process
  • Shifting the Awareness of the Physical/Subspace Interface
  • Subspace "Thinking"
  • The Remote-Viewing Experience
  • “Closing” the Session
  • The Experimental Conditions

Chapter 3. Cross-Cutting Psi Channels in Remote Viewing

  • Current Research Background
  • The Breakthrough
  • The New Experimental Design
  • Results
  • Session Clarity and the “Switched” Sessions
  • A Theory of Focused Perception
  • A Conceptual Model of Remote-Viewing Perception
  • Appendix to Chapter 3

Chapter 4. The Question of Time: The Alpha Project

  • The Alpha Experiment
  • Project Limitations
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix to Chapter 4

Chapter 5. The Repeated Trial Problem: The Lottery Revisited

  • Session Analysis Machine (SAM)
  • The Target Pool and Straining the Sessions
  • Collecting the Remote-Viewing Data
  • Comparing the Remote-Viewing Data with the Target Data
  • Testing SAM
  • The Results of the Full Lottery Test
  • What Makes a Target a Target?
  • Appendix to Chapter 5

Chapter 6. A Public Demonstration of Scientific Remote Viewing

  • The Design of the Demonstration Experiments
  • Closing a Session Revisited
  • The Criteria for the Targets
  • Results
  • The Objective Statistical Analysis
  • Experiment #1: TWA Flight 800 crash/event
  • Experiment #3: The assassination of Abraham Lincoln
  • Experiment #4: The Battle of Gettysburg
  • Experiment #6: The Eiffel Tower
  • Experiment #7: The White House
  • Experiment #8: The battle between the Bon Homme Richard and the HMS Serapis
  • Experiment #9: Mount Everest
  • Experiment #10: The Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Experiment #11: The USS Missouri
  • Experiment #12: The Edge of the Polar Plateau
  • Experiment #14: The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
  • Experiment #15: The Statue of Liberty
  • Summary
  • Appendix I to Chapter 6
  • Appendix II to Chapter 6
  • Test #1: Basic Counts and a Chi-square Test
  • Interpretation of the Chi-square Statistic
  • Test #2: The Russell Procedure
  • Test #3: Correspondence and Correlation
  • Statistical Evaluations for Public Experiment #12

Chapter 7. Modeling the Subspace Perceptual Focus

  • An Example with a Two-Target Attractor
  • Appendix to Chapter 7

Chapter 8. Remote Viewing, Cosmology, and Quantum Mechanics

  • Experiential Cosmology
  • The Two-Slit Experiment
  • Entanglement
  • Pulling Things Together with a Simplified Heuristic Model
  • Planck’s Wave
  • The Meaning of Determinism
  • Brown’s Rule
  • World Lines, Relativity, and the Propagation of Events

Chapter 9. A Theory of Mind

  • Subspace Psychology
  • Alternative Perspectives of the Human Subspace Aspect
  • Of Time and Free Will
  • The Human Condition

Appendix to Volume: How to Construct a Target for a Public Demonstration of Remote Viewing

Numbered Aspects




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