1 MAY 1986





  1. General
  2. Background 2


  1. Concept
  2. Definitions
  3. Discussion 5
  4. Levels of Consciousness 6Image_004
  5. Learning Theory 8
  6. Reference Material 11


  1. Concept
  2. Definitions and Discussion
  3. Summary 16STAGE I 18
    1. Concept
    2. Definitions
    3. Site Requirements 19
    4. Types of Ideograms
    5. Vertical/Horizontal Ideogram Orientation
    6. I/A/B Formation 20
    7. Phases I and II 21
    8. Drills



I. Format

  1. Concept
  2. Definitions
  3. Site Requirements
  4. Clusters
  5. “Basic” Words 25
  6. Aperture
  7. Dimensionals
  8. AOL 26
  9. Aesthetic Impact (AI)
  10. Drills/Exercises
  11. Format 27
  1. Concept
  2. Definitions
  3. Site Requirements 31
  4. The Six Primary Dimensionals
  5. Aesthetic Impact
  6. Motion/Mobility 33
  7. Dimensional Expression on Paper
  8. Movement/Movement Exercises 35
  9. Analytic Overlay (AOL) in Stage III 36
  10. Format 37STAGE IV 39
    1. Concept
    2. Definitions


      Stage IV Matrix



      Session Format and Mechanics












      Format and Structure











      AOL and Stage V








      1. Concept
      2. Functions of Modeling
      3. RV Modality
      4. Discussion 55
      5. Session Mechanics
      6. Format 56




  1. GeneralThe following definitions and descriptions are provided to acquaint the reader with the remote viewing phenomenon and a typical remote viewing session.
    1. Definitions:
      1. Remote Viewing (RV): The name of a method of psychoenergetic perception. A term coined by SRI-International and defined as “the acquisition and description, by mental means, of information blocked from ordinary perception by distance, shielding or time.”

      2. Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV): The process of remote viewing using geographic coordinates for cueing or prompting.

      3. Remote Viewer: Often referred to in the text simply as “viewer,” the remote viewer is a person who employs his mental faculties to perceive and obtain information to which he has no other access and of which he has no previous knowledge concerning persons, places, events, or objects separated from him by time, distance, or other intervening obstacles.

      4. Monitor: The individual who assists the viewer in a remote viewing session. The monitor provides the coordinate, observes the viewer to help insure he stays in proper structure (discussed below), records relevant session information, provides appropriate feedback when required, and provides objective analytic support to the viewer as necessary. The monitor plays an especially important role in training beginning viewers.

    2. Descriptions:
      1. Remote Viewing Session: In a remote viewing session an individual or “viewer” attempts to acquire and describe by mental means alone information about a designated site. The viewer is not told what the site is that must be described but is provided a cue or prompt which designates the site.

      2. Session Dynamics: In conducting a coordinate remote viewing session, a remote viewer and a monitor begin by seating themselves at the opposite ends of a table in a special remote viewing room equipped with paper and pens, a tape recorder, and a TV camera which allows either recording for documentation, or monitoring by individuals outside the room. The room is homogeneously-colored, acoustic-tiled, and featureless, with light controlled by a dimmer, so that environmental distractions can be minimized. The session begins when the monitor provides cueing or prompting information (geographic coordinates in this case) to the remote viewer. The remote viewer is given no additional identifying information, and at this point has no conscious knowledge of the actual site. For training purposes, the monitor is allowed to know enough about the site to enable him to determine when accurate versus inaccurate information is being provided. The session then proceeds with the monitor repeating the prompting information at appropriate intervals and providing necessary feedback. The remote viewer generates verbal responses and sketches, until a coherent response to the overall task requirement emerges.

      3. Post Session Dynamics: After the session is over, the remote viewer and monitor obtain specific information about the site in picture/descriptive form. The remote viewer and monitor then discuss the session results.

  2. Background:

In early 1980, an SRI – International (SRI-I) subcontractor developed a training procedure known as Coordinate Remote Viewing to satisfy R&D demands on SRI-I to enhance the reliability (scientific replicability) of remote viewing (RV). The subcontractor’s approach to improving the reliability of RV was to focus on the control of those factor that in his view tend to introduce “noise” into the RV product (imaginative, environmental, and interviewer overlays). The basic components of this training procedure consist of:

  1. Repeated site-address (geographic coordinate) presentation, withquick-reaction response by the remote viewing; coupled with a restrictiveformat for reporting perceived information (to minimize imaginative overlays).
  2. The use of a specially-designed, acoustic-tiled, relatively featureless, homogeneously-colored “viewing chamber” (to minimize environmental overlays).
  3. The adoption of a strictly-prescribed, limited interviewer patter (to minimize interviewer overlays).

The training procedure requires that the trainee learn a progressive, multi-stage acquisition process postulated to correspond to increased contact with the site. At present there are six “stages” of training. In general, these stages progress as follows:

  1. “Stage I” sites (islands, mountains, deserts, etc.).
  2. “Stage II” sites (sites of quality sensory value–sites which are uniquely describable through touch, taste, sound, color, or odor–such as glaciers, volcanoes, industrial plants, etc.).
  3. “Stage III” sites (sites possessing significant dimensional characteristics such as buildings, bridges, airfields, etc.).
  4. “Stage IV” sites for which the trainee begins to form qualitative mental percepts (technical area, military feeling, research, etc.).
  5. “Stage V” sites for which the trainee learns to “interrogate” qualitative mental percepts in an attempt to product analytical target descriptions (aircraft tracking radar, biomedical research facility, tank production plant, etc.).
  6. “Stage VI” sites which involve the trainee in direct, three-dimensional assessment and modeling of the site and/or the relationship of site elements to one another (airplanes inside one of three camouflaged hangars or a militarycompound with a command building, barracks, motor pool, and underground weapons storage area).The following document has been prepared to serve as a comprehensive explanation of the theory and mechanics of CRV as developed by SRI-I. It is intended for individuals who have no in-depth understanding of the technology and as a guide for future training programs. Particular attention should be paid to the glossary at the end of the document and to the terms as defined in the text, as they are the only acceptable definitions to be used when addressing the methodology presented.



  1. Concept:As will be explained in greater detail below, remote viewing theory postulates a non-material “Matrix” in which any and all information about any person, place or thing may be obtained through the agency of a hypothesized “signal line.” The viewer psychically perceives and decodes this signal line and objectifies the information so obtained.A remote viewing session consists of both the interaction of a remote viewer with the signal line, and the interaction between the viewer and the monitor. The monitor and viewer are generally seated at opposite ends of a table. The viewer has a pen and plenty of paper in front of him. The monitor observes the viewer, and determines when the viewer is ready to begin when the viewer places his pen on the left side of the paper in preparation to record the coordinates. The monitor then reads the coordinate, the viewer writes it, and the session proceeds from that point according to theory and methodology as discussed at length below.
  2. Definitions:
    1. Matrix: Something within which something else originates or takes form or develops. A place or point of origin or growth.

    2. Signal: Something that incites into action; an immediate cause or impulse. In radio propagation theory, the carrier wave that is received by the radio or radar receiving set.

    3. Signal Line: The hypothesized train of signals emanating from the Matrix (discussed below) and perceived by the remote viewer, which transports the information obtained through the remote viewing process.

    4. Wave: A disturbance or variation that transfers itself and energy progressively from point to point in a medium or in space in such a way that each particle or element influences the adjacent ones and that

      may be in the form of an elastic deformation or of a variation of level or pressure, of electric or magnetic intensity, of electric potential, or of temperature.

    5. Aperture: An opening or open space; hole, gap, cleft, chasm, slit. In radar, the electronic gate that controls the width and dispersion pattern of the radiating signal or wave.

    6. Gestalt: A unified whole; a configuration, pattern, or organized field having specific properties that cannot be derived from the summation of its component parts.

    7. Evoking: (Evoke: “to call forth or up; to summon; to call forth a response; elicit.”) Iteration of the coordinate or alternate prompting method is the mechanism which “evokes” the signal line, calling it up, causing it to impinge on the autonomic nervous system and unconsciousness for transmittal through the viewer and on to objectification (discussed at length in STRUCTURE).

    8. Coding/Encoding/Decoding: The information conveyed on the signal line is “encoded,” that is translated into an information system (a code) allowing data to be “transmitted” by the signal line. Upon receiving the signal, the viewer must “decode” this information through proper structure to make it accessible. This concept is very similar to radio propagation theory, in which the main carrier signal is modulated to convey the desired information.

  3. Discussion:The Matrix has been described as a huge, non-material, highly structured, mentally accessible”framework” of information containing all data pertaining to everything in both the physical and non-physical universe. In the same vein as Jung’s Cosmic Unconsciousness, the Matrix is open to and comprises all conscious entities as well as information relating to everything else living or nonliving by accepted human definition. It is this informational framework from which the data encoded on the signal line originates. This Matrix can be envisioned as a vast, three dimensional geometric arrangement of dots, each dot representing a discrete information bit. Each geographic location on the earth has a corresponding segment of the Matrixcorresponding exactly to the nature of the physical location. When the viewer is prompted by the coordinate or other targeting methodology, he accesses the signal line for data derived from the Matrix. By successfully acquiring (detecting) this information from the signal line, then coherently decoding it through his conscious awareness and faculties, he makes it available for analysis and further exploitation by himself or others.
    Remote viewing is made possible through the agency of a hypothetical “signal line.” In a manner roughly analogous to standard radio propagation theory, this signal line is a carrier wave which is inductively modulated by its intercourse with information and may be detected and decoded by a remote viewer. This signal line radiates in many different frequencies, and its impact on the viewer’s perceptive faculties is controlled through a phenomenon known as “aperture.” Essentially, when the remote viewer first detects the signal line in Stage I (*) it manifests itself as a sharp, rapid influx of signal energy — representing large gestalts of information. In this situation, we therefore speak of a “narrow” aperture, aperture is spoken of as being “wider.”

    • NOTE: for the sake of clarity, ease of instruction, and facility of control, RV methodology is divided into discreet, progressive “stages,” each dealing with different or more detailed aspects of the site. Stage I is the first and most general of the six stages thus far identified. Each stage is a natural progression, building on the information obtained during the previous stage. Each session must start with Stage I, progress on through Stage II, Stage III, and so forth, through the highest stage to be complete in that particular session.

  4. Levels of Consciousness:
    1. Definitions:
      1. Subconscious: Existing in the mind but not immediately available to consciousness; affecting thought, feeling, and behavior without entering awareness. The mental activities just below the threshold of consciousness.

      2. Subliminal: Existing or functioning outside the area of conscious awareness; influencing thought, feeling, or behavior in a manner unperceived by personal or subjective consciousness; designed to influence the mind on levels other than that of conscious awareness and especially by presentation too brief to be consciously perceived.

      3. Limen: The threshold of consciousness; the interface between the subconscious and conscious.

      4. Liminal: At the limen; verging on consciousness.

      5. Supraliminal: Above the limen; in the realm of conscious awareness.

      6. Conscious: Perceiving, apprehending, or noticing with a degree of controlled thought or observation; recognizing as something external. Present especially to the senses. Involving rational power, perception, and awareness. By definition, the “conscious” part of the human being is that portion of the human consciousness which is linked most closely to and limited by the material world.

      7. Autonomic Nervous System (ANS): A part of the vertebrate nervous system that innervates smooth and cardiac muscle and glandular tissues, governs actions that are more or less automatic, and consists of the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system (Webster’s 3rd Int. Unabr.).

      8. Ideogram (I): The reflexive mark made on the paper as a result of the impingement of the signal on the autonomic nervous system and its subsequent transmittal through this system to the arm and hand muscles, which transfers it through the pen onto the paper.

      9. Analytic Overlay (AOL): Conscious subjective interpretation of signal line data, which may or may not be relevant to the site. (Discussed at length in STRUCTURE.)

      10. Automatic vs. Autonomic: Reception and movement of the signal line information through the viewer’s system ** and into objectification is an autonomic process as opposed to an automatic one, which itself implies an action arising and subsiding entirely within the system rather than from without.

        (Note: in the original document, “j.” was a typo, listed as a second “i.”)

        ** NOTE: When the word “system” is used without qualifiers such as “autonomic,” etc., it refers in a general sense to all the integrated and integrative biological (and perhaps metaphysical as well) elements and components of the viewer himself which enable him to function in this mode known as “remote viewing.”

    2. Discussion: RV theory relies on a rather Freudian model of human consciousness levels. The lowest level of consciousness is paradoxically named the “unconscious.” All this label really means is that that part of our mental processes we know as physical “awareness” or “consciousness” does not have access to what goes on there. It is apparently this part of the individual’s psyche that first detects and receives the signal line. From here it is passed to the autonomic nervous system. When the signal line impinges on the ANS, the information is converted into a reflexive nervous response conducted through muscular channels controlled by the ANS. If so allowed, this response will manifest itself as an ideogram. At the same time, the signal is passed up through the subconscious, across the limen, and into the lower fringes of the consciousness. This is the highest state of consciousness from the standpoint of human material awareness. However, the normal waking consciousness poses certain problems for remote viewing, occasioned largely because of the linear, analytic thought processes which are societally enhanced and ingrained from our earliest stages of cognitive development. While extremely useful in a society relying heavily onquantitative data and technological development, such analytic thinking hampers remote viewing by the manufacture of what is known as “analytic overlay,” or AOL. As the signal line surges up across the limen and into the threshold areas of consciousness, the mind’s conscious analytic process feels duty-bound to assign coherence to what at first blush seems virtually incomprehensible data coming from an unaccustomed source. It must in other words make a “logical” assessment based on the impressions being received. Essentially, the mind jumps to one or a number of instantaneous conclusions about the incoming information without waiting for sufficient information to make an accurate judgement. This process is completely reflexive, and happens even when not desired by the individual involved. Instead of allowing wholistic “right-brain” processes (through which the signal line apparently manifests itself) to assemble a complete and accurate concept, untrained “leftbrain”-based analytic processes seize upon whatever bit of information seems most familiar and forms an AOL construct based on it.For example, a viewer has been given the coordinates to a large, steel girder bridge. A flash of a complex, metal, manmade structure may impinge on the limenary regions of the viewer’s mind, but so briefly that no coherent response can be made to it. The conscious mind, working at a much greater speed than the viewer expects, perceives bits and pieces such as angles, riveted girders, and a sense of being “roofed over” and paved, whereupon it suggests to the physical awareness of the viewer that the site is the outside of a large sports stadium. The “image” is of course wrong, but is at least composed of factual elements, though these have been combined by the viewer’s over-eager analytical processes to form an erroneous conclusion.
  5. Learning Theory
    1. Definitions:
      1. Overtraining: The state reached when the individual’s learning system is over-saturated and is “burned out,” analogous to a muscle that has been overworked and can no longer extend or contract until it is allowed to rest and rebuild fibers that have been broken down by the stress, or reinforce those that have been newly acquired by new demands placed upon the muscle.

      2. Absorption: Assimilation, as by incorporation or by the digestive process.

      3. Cognitron: A cognitron is an assemblage of neurons, linked together by interconnecting synapses, and which when stimulated by the mind’s recall system produce a composite concept of their various subparts. Each neuron is charged with an element of the overall concept, which when combined with the elements of its fellow neurons produces the final concept which the cognitron represents. As a human learns new facts, skills or behaviors, neurons are connecting into new cognitrons, the connecting synapses of which are more and more reinforced with use.

      4. Neuron: “A nerve cell with all its processes.” The apparent fundamental physical building block of mental and nervous processes. Neurons are the basic element in the formation of cognitrons, and may be linked into varying configurations by the formation or rearrangement of synapse chains.

      5. Synapse: The interstices between neurons over which nerve impulses must travel to carry information from the senses, organs, and muscles to the brain and back, and to conduct mental processes.

        Learning Curve: The graphic  representation of the standard success-to-session ratio of a remote viewer trainee. The typical curve demonstrates high success for the first one to a few attempts, a sudden and drastic drop in success, then a gradual improvement curve until a relatively high plateau is reached.

        g.First-Time Effect:


        any human activity

        or skill a phenomenon exists known


        “beginner’s luck.”

        In remote viewing, this phenomenon


        manifest as

        especially successful performance at the first attempt at psychic functioning, after which the success rate drops sharply, to be built up again gradually through further training. This effect is hypothesized to result from the initial excitation of hereditary but dormant

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