- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing (Dec 6 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1571741593
- ISBN-13: 978-1571741592
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 2.5 x 21 cm
- Shipping Weight: 363 g
- Average Customer Review: 36 customer reviews
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REMOTE VIEWING SECRETS: The Handbook for Developing and Extending Your Psychic Abilities Paperback – Dec 6 2010
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Joseph McMoneagle was one of the original remote viewers recruited into the military's Project Stargate, a once secret army project designed to use trained remote viewers for spying during the cold war. For the uninitiated, remote viewing (often referred to as RV) is a skill that allows a person (viewer) to envision events, people, or objects that are not within eyesight--in another room or in another country (and sometimes in the future).
McMoneagle believes that anybody can be trained in remote viewing (no psychic gifts required). However, it requires a huge commitment and a highly disciplined mind. Using the analogy of martial arts, McMoneagle sees RV training in levels, starting with white belt where viewers can expect to see a gestalt (an overall impression) of a target. By the time readers reach the red-black belt-great master, McMoneagle claims they will have gained "a near-perfect union of one's paranormal talent blended within extant reality. People who reach this level no longer have to think about it, they simply do." Although readers won't become a great master by reading this one book, McMoneagle does provide a comprehensive training program as well as important chapters on the ethics, protocol, and applications of remote viewing. --Tara West
From Library Journal
"Remote viewing" is the ability to perceive psychically and describe unknown objects, people, places, or events. McMoneagle (Mind Trek, The Ultimate Time Machine), a former U.S. Army officer who worked for the Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), was recruited for the top-secret remote-viewing program known as STARGATE. Other books on this subject (e.g., Jim Schnabel's Remote Viewers, Dell, 1997; David Morehouse's Psychic Warrior, St. Martin's, 1996) are more biographical; McMoneagle instead offers basic definitions, examples, and qualifications that would be needed by the potential remote viewer. The second half of the book includes detailed training methods, technical applications, and protocols omitted in his previous titles. Because there is a lot of new information here, this is recommended for larger public and academic libraries.
-Kimberly A. Bateman, Broward Cty. Lib., Deerfield Beach, FL
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McMoneagle spent two tours in vietnam combat and a dozen years in overseas intell, then decades in lab and intell "psychic" research and apps. He wrote in MIND TREK how he got from the first world into the other. From the 1970's as Viewer #001 in a U.S. Gov't secret program (now called STAR GATE), to a Legion of Merit award for his military (intell psi) work, to his current work in science and more, with over a dozen live-on-camera-under-controls demos (who else gives proof-of-concept like this?), if there's one person qualified to talk about RV, this is definitely The Guy.
There's a great deal of info about psi and using it most laymen don't know exists, as reading REMOTE VIEWING SECRETS will make those experienced in this area realize. McMoneagle's been part of it on all sides and he's written a how-to book that befits his get-to-the-point, down to earth personality. Any legit skeptic should appreciate the practical, measured approach (doing it the way he recommends, there's not much room for wishful thinking), and those who love science but don't work in a lab will appreciate his explaining how to make your solo work as controlled as it can be. The book is as much a how/what NOT to do of course, which anybody who's seriously done RV knows is the bigger subject. There are reasons for everything, and he doesn't just state the facts but tells you why, in a way that helps it fit together in your head. There is more solid advice here than a couple readings can encompass.
Rather than re-inventing the wheel or making mistakes known and avoidable 20 years ago, learn from Joe, who covers the whole academic, theoretical and hands-on spectrum of real-world study of psi (as Remote Viewing). The book provides legitimate education in a topic that has close to none other. He uses a martial-arts framework for this, a non-mystical, discipline/practice approach I find quite a relief -- for a topic in desperate need of freedom from its own overwrought history.
This is the bible of psychic development for the disciplined, practical person. If you want to do this on your own and you're tired of being either lost or led by wanna-be's, or you've gone as far as you seem able on your own, buy this book.
People not able to be "so serious" about this will find it VERY left-brain and will probably just be annoyed (alas, this well describes many people who feel they are psychics). He makes impossible the feel-good comfortable tendencies that have made psi ridiculed (often rightly) but seemingly easy to claim, instead outlining an approach that even the strongest ego will eventually find unflattering. You're not perfect, and if you do this right, you'll know it -- but you'll learn from that -- no excuses. While optimistic, it's not the hype/have-faith manual most books in this genre are. This guy's an old soldier and he expects people doing this to be serious, disciplined, and to want to do it right without wasting time in self-delusion.
This book's the one I prayed for eons ago and finally got. The more I learn about doing RV, the more impressed I am with it -- the more I find it that I didn't fully realize the value of when I first read it. It isn't just for reading, but for studying; not so much for entertainment as for instruction. If you're serious about RV, there is no better education anywhere, from anyone.
obstacles/limitations. I think there are three main challenges to RV. The first was getting into the proper frame of mind to view-relaxed yet focused. Mcmoneagle was good, not great, for me in this area. But this isn't a huge problem area for me. Sometimes I have to abort a view because I can't get into it. Other times the views were poor, but I'm sure that happens to most everyone. For the most part, McMoneagle provided information that reinforced what I'm already doing. In obstacle two, the viewing itself, I was hoping for a little more detail. More detail about separating the actual target information from any conscious interference that might pop in. He spent a lot of time on the importance of developing this ability, or not developing it from the Zen perspective, but his rule of thumb seems to be if the information seems absurd, doesn't make sense, then that is the data that is almost always accurate. Again, this is something I've experienced many times, but not often enough for this to be more than a small aspect of the analysis stage. Finally, stage three-analysis. McMoneagle's advice-Don't do it. If you're a viewer, just view, let analysts analyze. That's great if you are part of a lab or military or corporate team and you have people to fill specific roles. Guess what, Joe? Most people with an interest in this subject don't have access to that. What are they supposed to do? If he wanted to write a complete book, he should have included more detail about analysis. Even though he doesn't do it himself, he could have interviewed his wife, who apparently does his analysis. How much trouble would that have been? All in all, I liked the book. Any time someone who is serious and competent writes a book about RV, I will at least give it a look. As entertainment and an interesting read, I rate it highly. As a handbook, it covers basic things well, more complex areas not as well, and has major holes that were not covered properly.
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