The United States Government believed Russians was using psychics during the Cold War to spy on other countries. They called this process they called â€œremote viewing.â€ So, not to be outdone, the U.S. turned around and tried the same thing.
A CIA report released in 1995 detailed the success of experiments done by the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), showing that remote viewing was being used by governments for information gathering, and they has been doing it for the past 20 years.
The questions is, if the governments of the United States and Russia believe in psychic phenomena enough to budget for and experiment with it, does that mean it actually exists? And, if it is possible, as they must believe, can anyone tap into their own psychic power, and how?
Millions of people believe remote viewing is possible, and there is a lot of evidence to confirm it`. Is it possible that our unconscious minds have the ability to see beyond our conscious into other areas that are scientists have still left unexplored?
The United States National Academy of Science Parapsychology members still do not accept this swiftly growing field of science.Â They say that there is no concrete scientific evidence to prove or disprove the mental ability of a person to see into the future.
According to former Harvard professor, Diane Hennacy Powell, author of the book: The ESP Enigma: The Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena, the reason scientists have not been able to pinpoint specific areas of the brain for psychic phenomena is because they go into their research trying to prove their own beliefs and prejudices, and when they come across findings that will disprove their theory they either ignore it or throw it out.Â â€œTheories are man-made, and therefore fallible,â€ says Powell. â€œData is what’s most important. That’s why we have penicillin. The scientist who grew this bacterium didn’t just throw it out. He looked at it and asked, why aren’t bacteria growing in this plate, and he noticed there was mold in it. If he had thrown out that plate, we wouldn’t have penicillin.â€
Powell has collected a great deal of data that support â€œsupernaturalâ€ traits such as telepathy (reading someoneâ€™s mind), psycho kinesis (the ability to move things with your mind), clairvoyance (the ability to broaden one’s consciousness to remote time and space) and precognition (see into the future). Experiments by him and others looking into the paranormal have shown that most psychic experiences occur when our sensory organs have been turned off, like when we’re dreaming or having a near-death experience.
Powell points out that important people, like Abraham Lincoln, had experience with the supernatural. Ten days before his assassination â€œLincoln had a very vivid dream of walking around the White House and hearing all these people mourning and asking, â€˜What’s going on?â€™ and then having someone tell him, â€˜The president’s deadâ€™.â€ He didnâ€™t tell anyone about the dream at first, but a couple days before he died he did tell his wife and a couple of friends.
Experiments are being conducted by researchers at the University of Northampton in the United Kingdom that seem to indicate it possible that up to 85 percent of people possess some type of clairvoyance, also known as â€œremote viewing.â€ They say that some of their subjects were able to â€œseeâ€ things that were happening in a completely different place. One female could â€œseeâ€ her friend standing on rocks in a stream of water -exactly where he was at that moment, while she was in a room half a mile away.
According to parapsychologists, psychic ability resides on the right side of the brain, the intuitive side. There are some who believe that by exercising the right side of your brain â€“ such as through chanting and meditation, it will help people to develop their psychic side. â€œThe division between the left and right brains, with the left brain dominant, is only one way information is segregated between conscious awareness. Another filtering mechanism occurs as sensory information goes through its multiple levels of processing before reaching conscious awareness,â€ says Powell.Â â€œThe cortex is the outermost section of the brain and is associated with high-level processing, which doesnâ€™t reach conscious awareness until it is forwarded to the cortex.Â In this way, these supposedly psychic brain cells will be awakened and able to send and receive messages.â€
â€œThe eyes only see what the mind is prepared to comprehend.â€Â – Henri Bergson
There are case studies documented where a head trauma suddenly sparked psychic ability. When head trauma occurs the structure and function of the brain changes, often when the patient has lost their ability to function very well in the real world because the analytical side of their brain has been damaged.
People with autism also seem to have a greater possibility of possessing psychic abilities. This would indicate that some type of wiring in the brain has changed or stop working as â€œnormalâ€ brains. This rewiring is the brainâ€™s way of dealing and making new connections that do work for the person.
Psychic abilities have been found to be genetic, and have been documented to be passed down through the generations – so it remains in cell memory that is inherited.
About the author:
Ron White is a two-time U.S.A. Memory Champion and memory training expert. As a memory keynote speaker he travels the world to speak before large groups or small company seminars, demonstrating his memory skills and teaching others how to improve their memory, and how important a good memory is in all phases of your life.
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Paranormal Science â€“ Is There A Way To Make The Brain â€œPsychicâ€?: http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/way-make-brain-psychic
Experiment One of the SAIC Remote Viewing Program, a Critical Re-evaluation, Â by Dr. Richard Wiseman: http://www.richardwiseman.com/resources/SAICcrit.pdf
Time Magazine, Science â€“ The Science behind Psychic Phenomena: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1868287,00.html