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Who Can Learn Remote Viewing?
Virtually anyone can learn remote viewing. You don't need to be "psychic" to successfully remote view, but it does require training and diligent practice. Some research has shown that left-handed people are more likely to become successful at it. But learning remote viewing has been likened to learning to play a musical instrument. You're not going to be able to read a book (or website) about it and then be able to do it. You must learn the techniques and then practice. As with a musical instrument, the more you train and practice with it, the better you'll be able to perform. It takes time, motivation and dedication.
According to Paul H. Smith in his article "Can Remote Viewing Be Trained," remote viewing "training has been nearly always successful to a greater or lesser degree depending on the level of motivation, preparation and innate ability of a given student viewer." Remote viewer Joe McMoneagle has compared it to training for the martial arts.
How You Can Learn Remote Viewing
If you're curious about the potential of remote viewing, there are many resources for learning its methods and techniques. For example, the official Army manual on Coordinate Remote Viewing, written in 1986, is available free online. It provides background, training procedures, how a remote viewing session works and more.
There are commercial courses as well, which can range in cost from free to hundreds of dollars and even thousands of dollars. Be cautious and research a company thoroughly before investing any money in training. Be wary of exaggerated claims and find out exactly what you get for your money. Here are a few sources:
- Academy of Remote Viewing
- The Farsight Institute
- Hawaii Remote Viewers' Guild
- Western Institute of Remote Viewing
- PSI Tech
- Straightline Remote Sensing (free online exercises)
Why would you want to learn remote viewing? Paul H. Smith answers:
"Within its inherent limitations remote viewing has been used in intelligence collection, crime-solving, finding missing persons, market predictions, and - more controversially - space exploration. Yet most people who learn it do so not because of practical applications so much as the challenge it represents - learning to do something that few other people as yet know how to do; or acquiring a skill deemed impossible under the currently ruling scientific paradigm; or because it provides convincing and satisfying proof that we are, indeed, much more than our physical bodies. While skydivers learn that it is possible to transcend the physical fears and bodily limitations that we normally think we are subject to, remote viewers learn something analogous: that it is possible to transcend not only those limitations, but the boundaries of space and time as well."
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