Earlier an analysis by Kenneth Kress “Parapsychology In Intelligence: A Personal Review and Conclusions” of CIA experiments with remote viewing was posted but the actual theory, and manual, wasn’t. The theory behind these paranormal experiments it is very interesting and should be noted for a proper understanding of the earlier post reviewing its partial successes. The “Matrix” described herein is from a 1986 manual and precedes the term more popularly associated with a movie by the same name, albeit it means something else entirely.
This remote viewing, of course, requires a form of telepathy. But before you dismiss this outright, recent experiments with telepathy have proven successful with far more advanced technology than was available in the 1970s. One interesting Smithsonian headline from October 12, 2014 “Scientists Prove That Telepathic Communication Is Within Reach; An international research team develops a way to say “hello” with your mind” bears witness to that. The assertion herein, however, is that some people are naturally gifted and don’t require specialized equipment for results. The recent brain-to-brain experiments, for example, involved a computer “middleman” but implies the Matrix described below may be electromagnetic in nature, as postulated decades ago.
As noted and posted elsewhere by Palyne “PJ” Gaenir:
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.
Matrix: Something within which something else originates or takes form or develops. A place or point of origin or growth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gestalt: A unified whole; a configuration, pattern, or organized field having specific properties that cannot be derived from the summation of its component parts.
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).
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.
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 Matrix corresponding 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 since only a very narrow portion of the signal line is allowed to access the consciousness. In later stages involving longer, slower, more enduring waves, the 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.
Levels of Consciousness:
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.
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.
Limen: The threshold of consciousness; the interface between the subconscious and conscious.
Liminal: At the limen; verging on consciousness.
Supraliminal: Above the limen; in the realm of conscious awareness.
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.
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.).
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.
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.)
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.”
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 on quantitative 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, man-made 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.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was deeply involved with assessing both the scientific merits and potential intelligence utility of the potpourri of phenomena called parapsychology in the early 1970s. Although nothing that would meet the rigorous test of science was ever achieved, there were tantalizing events and experiences that suggest the possibility of acute perceptions, either elicitation or parapsychological, in some individuals. This article summarizes selected highlights of the experiences of the author and others. The intent is to reveal some likely interesting and hopefully useful data and opinions. Continue reading
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