Exercise 7a (Remote Viewing):
0. Think of at least two remote places you want to look at.
1. Look around wherever your body happens to be in this
Do this quickly and stop immediately when you have any new or confirmed information about the place.
2. Now do the same with the first of the two remote places.
3. And then do it with the second one.
Go to Step #1 again and cycle through the viewing "scan."
For pilots flying on instruments this procedure is vital. It is the basic survival skill for flying in any weather condition that is not "severely clear."
Looking at only one instrument would result very quickly
in a hypnotic effect and the pilot would lose control
over the airplane within an amazingly short time.
In a sense this is exactly what happens to a Being
which is fixated on a single body: it becomes paralyzed
after a short time of looking at a single object (the human
body), loses control shortly thereafter, and then tries to
overcontrol even though it has already lost orientation
and doesn't know where it is heading for.
The Being is then prone to hang on to the body just like
a pilot often starts holding the yoke with cramped hands. Amongst pilots this is feared and known as the "death grip" or the "white knuckles." Unless resolved in time, the result will be a sure dive into disaster.
Actually, a straight dive is rare amongst humans and
airplanes. More commonly, a "spin" will be entered. A spin
is ironically the only "stable" condition for an airplane
except when it is grounded: all forces are in an equilibrium. This is exactly why it is so difficult to recover from a spin.
While an airplane is spinning down to the ground in seconds
or minutes, a Being may take many lifetimes. Time enough,
one might think, to break the spin. But time is not that
important in breaking the spin, except when it is getting
really close to the ground already.
One must engage the "opposite rudder" with all force and
hold it there until the spin comes to a stop. (And one
should never forget to let go of the rudder when this happens-- otherwise another spin in the opposite direction would
But back to the exercise... What makes the perceptions
of immediate and remote environments different from each
other? Some indicators have already been presented in this series,
notably the paradox of the continuity of events that are, nevertheless, constantly changing. The human mind can change an illusion that is not being shared with other Beings. It can do so without warning and without any restrictions:
It can turn an elephant pink and a human face green without
any temporal or spatial transition. And, at the same time, it
can falsely insist that something never changed over time,
even though this would clearly be impossible.
In "reality," things are changing at a certain rate; yet
all objects that are part of an event will have a certain
amount of inertia.
Indicators to look for during the "remote sensing scan" are therefore:
The checklist of indicators should be expanded by the
reader according to his/her own preferences - nobody "works"
exactly like anybody else.
- what is different in the picture compared to the previous
- what remained the same in the pictures?
- can submodalities (such as color, weight, speed, etc) be
changed permanently in the picture? (This would be an
indicator of a isolated mental construct).
- do the events take a course of its own and in a way
that could not have been predicted? (This would be an
indicator of a shared reality).
This now concludes the mini-series Straightline Remote
Sensing, written for the readers of ViewZone Magazine.
More information on this subject can be found in the author's online book PNOHTEFTU - The Little Purple Notebook On How To Escape From This
Universe at http://transmillennium.net/pnohteftu/. This site also contains a list of websites of contemporary
thinkers and tinkerers who engaged in comparable quests.
Although far from being comprehensive or exhaustive,
this mini-series nevertheless contains the outlines of the
major elements and considerations regarding this subject. If there is one point that could summarize this outline, it would be the realization that "remote" sensing is just a special case of perception at large. It cannot be seen isolated from the already existing faculties
of perceiving what is going on: in a strict sense - since
there are no genuinely IMMEDIATE perceptions in the first
place - EVERY sensing could be called REMOTE sensing.
The starting place for remote sensing is therefore necessarily
the improvement of the perceptions of the environment in which
the human body is currently placed. And, even more important:
the perception of the perception process itself.
Once this perception process has been recognized as such,
the concept of "remote" sensing becomes just a side condition--
namely the distance of one's own current body to an event that
is to be observed.
Most importan of all: learning to perceive perception
processes is the basic step to regain one's individual
liberty from the self-made prison of mental constructs.
Now, when the barriers in the individual mind are starting to
tumble down, something else happens, both wonderful and
frightening-- and often unexpected: the barriers that appeared
to separate us from all the other living beings that share
this very place with us are breaking down at about the same
rate at which our own internal limits are dissolving.
With the increasing ability of "Remote Sensing" comes thus a responsibility from which it seems impossible to escape:
- Without barriers of time and space, one is not only exposed
to the curious, delightful, or fascinating aspects of
events in distant places, but one also has to learn to share
the fright, despair, loneliness, and sorrow of other Beings.
In a time where everybody glibly talks of global peace and the
progress-- or even the survival-- of the human race, this
question should therefore be raised and honestly answered:
"Can mankind as a whole become truly free as long as its
proper members-- the individual human beings-- are not free,
happy, and safe in their very own hearts and minds to begin
It is the author's recognition that this world (and any
possible world for this matter) can never be changed to
a better place by means of guns, drugs, economics, or
politics. Any true change has to start with freeing one's
very own mind and heart first.
In the spirit of this thought, these notes about
Straightline Remote Sensing have been written.
May All Beings Be Happy, Safe, And Free!
Maximilian J. Sandor, Ph.D.
Christmas Eve 1998,
Tujunga, California, on the planet Earth of the
Solar System, somewhere in the outskirts of the
galaxy known as the Milky Way.