Joseph McMoneagle's The Ultimate Time Machine is the
first remote-viewing book dedicated to the subject of time.
The Ultimate Time Machine is Joseph McMoneagle's second
book on the subject of remote viewing, and it is a daring attempt
to explain some of the mysteries of time from the perspective of
a remote-viewing practitioner. There has never been a book quite
like this one, and it is worth a close read if you are at all interested
in how remote viewing can transcend time.
As with much of Mr. McMoneagle's writing on the subject of remote
viewing, this book is a mix of philosophy, descriptions of scientific
protocols encountered in laboratory experiments in which he participated,
and intriguing collections of remote-viewing data. What makes this
collection of RV data pertinent to the topic of time is that the
targets are drawn from the past and the future.
Much of the RV data that are described in this book were not collected
using the stringent scientific protocols that Mr. McMoneagle describes
in detail in his other writings, but this does not detract from
the usefulness of this book. It appears that the purpose of this
book is to allow Mr. McMoneagle to challenge his readers' assumptions
of time. Actually, he seems to want to challenge the idea that time
is anything more than merely an illusion, a method by which humans
organize experiences in a linear string. But for Mr. McMoneagle
it is clear that time is not a limiting constraint to the human
experience unless humans want it to be.
For many of the remote-viewing sessions presented by Mr. McMoneagle
in this book, he has yet to receive target feedback, and indeed
in some instances target feedback may not be possible in his lifetime.
For example, he presents a transcript of an intriguing RV session
in which he explores the origin of humanity, and he ends up perceiving
that the Darwinian evolutionary march through time may have been
punctuated by what might be called external intervention followed
by long periods of abandonment. We are not told whether this external
intervention is done by extraterrestrials, highly advanced spiritual
beings, or whatever. But the idea is clear that human evolution
may be more complicated than that which is commonly described in
many standard textbooks. Similarly, he describes a session conducted
at The Monroe Institute in Faber, Virginia in which the target is
Jesus. The results are as fascinating as they are mysterious, and
I am sure many readers will not mind that he has not been able to
verify his observations. The value of this session can be found
in the striking nature of the ideas which he perceives.
The third part of this book contains a long listing of future prophecy
which extends through the year 2100. Skeptics will be sure to point
out each inconsistency in his detailed predictions when matched
with the evolving historical record. But this misses the point.
Mr. McMoneagle is the first to point out that identifying exact
times is one of the most difficult things to do with remote viewing.
It is easier to perceive an event than it is to identify when it
happens. Perhaps this is due to the inadequacy of our concept of
time. Perhaps the event is all that really matters, and its timing
is merely a convenience of presentation. Perhaps also there are
other parallel universes as suggested by Dr. Fred Alan Wolf, and
others in which both events and their timings are re-arranged. Thus,
my suggestion is that the reader will want to focus on Mr. McMoneagle's
perceptions across time and not dwell too heavily on the exact years
to which he pins those events. In particular, readers will want
to look closely at his ominous prediction of a second war between
the U.S. and Iraq.
I should mention that future experiments with prophesy might benefit
from some changes in the procedures that Mr. McMoneagle used in
this long experiment (conducted over ten years) on which he reports
in the third part of his book. His methodology was to write targets
relating to various future events and conditions, and to place these
targets in a pool of sealed envelopes. He would then randomly choose
a target envelop, put it on his computer monitor, and then type
out his perceptions. After he was done, he opened the envelop and
read the target. When his typed perceptions did not make sense with
regard to the specified target, he would discard his observations
and re-enter the target in the pool. Well, I cannot tell you how
many times I wished I could see those discarded perceptions. In
future experiments, I strongly suggest that remote viewers not discard
any perception, however strange it may be. It may be that the perception
is simply inaccurate; remote viewing by anyone is rarely perfect.
But it may also be that the current understanding of the future
may be so alien to what actually is going to happen that we will
want to hold off judgment until the complete set of data - both
predictive and actual - are in. Also, it would be better to clearly
separate the remote-viewing data from an analysis of the data that
may draw on other sources so that the raw data can be re-examined
in their pure state at a later date.
None of this criticizes Mr. McMoneagle's efforts in this book.
When he conducted this experiment, no one really knew how to do
it. Indeed, we still do not know how to conduct the perfect prophesy
experiment. But with each attempt comes the ability to improve on
the method the next time around. Mr. McMoneagle's great contribution
in this book is to make the attempt at all, and then to publish
it so that we all may learn from his efforts. The greatest mistake
was thus avoided, and that mistake would have been to file his results
in a box without letting others see what he had done. Indeed, what
good is private prophesy?