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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Remote Viewing the Derren Brown way!

This week we expect to follow the media trickster and psychological illusionist Derren Brown attempt to explain the extensive 20+ year military and 30+ public remote viewing efforts with his stage trickery.

His website states:

The Show:
In the 1960s, in response to a leaked KGB video, the CIA spent millions of dollars (the equivalent of $75m in modern money) on research into psychic abilities and in particular the principle of remote viewing - the ability to see and describe an object that is hidden from view.

Those of you with a knowledge of Remote viewing history will already see a mass of errors in this opening statement – which doesn’t bear well for a full, honest and accurate showing of remote viewing skills within the proposed event.

1. It wasn’t a leaked KGB video that started the CIA and military psychic spying programs
2. The spend in modern money was approx $20M over a period of 20 years.

What we know and practice as remote viewing (I’m guessing) is NOT what will be shown in this ‘event’. I’m sure during the length of the ‘event’ Derren will in many ways introduce a suggested remote viewing target into the minds of the suggestible. This is NOT remote Viewing.

Most remote viewing and remote viewers work with a set of rules called protocols. The main one of these being that the remote viewer is kept BLIND to the target. This means that the remote viewer has No information on what the target could be and have NO close communication or contact with people who know what they target is. For example they don’t have a mind magician, cold reading and subtly implanting imagery that will ‘pop-out’ as a revelation.

I for one would be very happy to see an impartial and honest scientifically run test of remote viewing. Alas I don’t think we will with this ‘event’.

But for those of you really interested in the ‘proven’ art then please view the examples here or on my remote viewing website (

Videos and examples of remote viewing on camera here:
Examples of (my) remote viewing here:
A BLIND example of remote viewing done for The Paracast radio show:
Military psychic spying examples here:
Science and related documents from the 20 year military and spying use of remote viewing:

All the best...

Daz Smith


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