For those new to the subject there are several remote viewing courses available and in this post I’m going to take a look at the options available for beginners.
Let me state at the outset that I’m a novice in this subject so I’m no position to pass judgement on any of these remote viewing courses.
The courses vary not just because of the material and methods they teach. There is also the fact the instructors and their teaching styles are very different from course to course. So you may find yourself drawn to a particular course on that basis alone.
What I would recommend is that you don’t limit yourself to just one course. Try at least two or better still several of them. Eventually your gut instinct will resonate with whichever one is most appropriate for you.
Although the experts in remote viewing tell us that it is a natural ability that anyone of use can use, there is a lot of new terminology to learn. Like learning to sail, fly, or ride a horse you’re going to have to become familiar with some new words and phrases that have specific meaning within this subject.
What is Remote Viewing?
I’m not yet in a position to answer that question with any authority and presumably you’re reading this post because you’re seeking explanations, preferably concise, neat explantions that are easy to recall. Well, the courses listed below will point the way to the answers you seek. It’s up to you to follow the signs.
If you want my opinion then I can best describe remote viewing using the analogy of IP networking.
I’m a network engineer and my day job involves configuring and troubleshooting IP (internet protocol) networks. You may not know much about them but you use them all the time. They form the infrastructure that allows you to read this text on the device of your choice and to do a thousand and one other things online.
The internet, the world wide web, and all of cyberspace is nodes (computers) that store, transmit, and receive data in the form of bits and bytes. Routers and switches route and switch packets of data from one node to another on request or during exchanges of information and broadcasted updates.
This routing of data is possible due to the mutually agreed protocols in use for the peering (connections) between one part of the internet with another. It is a network of networks.
When you type the URL of a website into a browser or click on a link you’re sending an http (hyper text transfer protocol) request to a file server which responds by sending you a copy of a file (a web page), or you might download some data in the form of a document, some software, or a music file.
Imagine for a moment that our internet is just a crude example of something that has existed since the dawn of time at a quantum level. Now imagine that this unified field of information of everything and every event; past, present, and many possible futures, is accessible to you because you’re part of it.
You, your essential self, are a node on this network with a permanent and unbreakable connection to it. You have unlimited bandwidth and no restrictions on the data you can access. It is the universal cloud that you are not only connected to but which you form by being present within it.
Now imagine that by quietening your every-day conscious mind (that noisy chattering ego that most people think is their real self) you can enter into a quieter and calmer state of consciousness that allows you to access this universal cloud of information.
It seems to me that during remote viewing the viewer forms a connection across the universal network to another node (a point in space and time) and downloads data about that place, person, object, or event. This data is then presented in the form of ideograms and verbal descriptions for the benefit of the viewer’s audience, whoever that might be.
Remote viewing then can be likened to peer to peer networking that facilitates data downloads.
It could be no mere coincidence that the development and expansion of the internet occurred as the foundations of the modern era of remote viewing were laid down in the 1970s.
Remote Viewing Courses
If you want to delve into this fascinating subject and learn to how the develop the ability then there several courses available to you. They range from free of charge to costing several thousand pounds.
I will leave it to others to comment on whether or not the most expensive courses are worth the money. Value can be very subjective and an investment of that type can be recouped if one ends up becoming a professional or even a part-time remote viewer who is able to charge fees for the service.
You might want to dip your toe in the water with the free or low cost courses first and then, after a few weeks or months, if your interest hasn’t waned and you’re ready for something more intensive, invest in one of the other courses.
As you begin your journey of discovery that certain people are mentioned quite frequently. These are the past pioneers of remote viewing and those that they taught who are providing RV services today.
This timeline on the IRVA website is a handy quick reference guide that contains the names of many of the most famous remote viewers of the past five decades.
Here is another potted history of remote viewing in the form of a graphic history map. It’s more detailed than the one mentioned above and within it you’ll see some of the names that appear below.
Notes: Some of the links below are affiliate links so I may earn a small commission if you enroll but it won’t make any difference to the price you pay.
Intuitive Specialists – Lori Williams
Lori Williams has over 20 years of experience in RV including Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV), Associated Remote Viewing (ARV), and Extended Remote Viewing (ERV).
The site contains plenty of free material to whet your appetite and there are newsletters that you can subscribe to which send automated emails containing links to introductory courses. There’s also a private Facebook group you can join. The feel is of a site that is very current and up to date with an open and welcoming approach to newcomers.
There are various courses on offer. For example, the six week video course in practical remote viewing for complete beginners costs $997 if paid in full with optional payment plans if you need to budget for this expense.
Centre of Excellence Remote Viewing Diploma Course
This introductory course is one of the cheapest. It is a short introduction covering the history and the techniques. I searched the course description but I couldn’t find the name of the instructor so it was not possible to check on the pedigree of the instructor.
The course consists of ten modules, half of which are background and history and the other half are practical techniques. It has a 4.8 out of 5 feedback rating from 770 students. I suspect this course is more suited to those who just want a high level overview of remote viewing without going into the subject to any great depth.
Major Ed Dames
Many people will have first heard about remote viewing while watching a TV show or YouTube video that included an interview with or a reference to Major Ed Dames (U.S. Army, retd.). He is a retired, decorated military intelligence officer who was one of the original members of the US Army’s prototype remote viewing training program. He has trained several other remote viewers mentioned below.
His 4-DVD training program is available through his website, along with several supplmentary training programs and other resources.
Remote Viewing Training by Morgan A. Farrell
Morgan A. Farrell is a professional remote viewer who was personally vetted, assed, and trained by the aforementioned Major Ed Dames. He is the co-founder of MindMush Research Labs Ltd which provides “Specialist next level problem-solving done uniquely with groundbreaking Remote Viewing technology.“
Stacey Tallitsch’s Remote Viewing Courses
Stacey Tallitsch is another of Major Ed Dames’ proteges, having trained under him for 15 years. He has several courses on the Udemy teaching platform. His collection includes a short, 2.5 hour introductory course “Remote Viewing Basics” that has received over 1,660 student enrollments and an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Courtney Brown’s Farsight Institute
Farsight was formed in 1995. Courtney Brown and his son Aziz are well know faces among those interested in remote viewing. His YouTube channel has gained a large following over the years. The Farsight website and YouTube channel are packed with information, all freely available. It includes a wealth of instructional material.
However, changes to the algorithms that control the search results within YouTube have lead to the decistion to move some of the content onto a self-hosted site, FarsightPrime.com. Subscribers to this site can look forward to exclusive, ad-free videos and frequent updates.
Gerald O’Donnell’s Academy of Remote Viewing and Remote Influencing
Gerald O’Donnell worked as a remote viewer for the Western European Intelligence Agency during the 1980s. He’s one of the few non-Americans in this list. His distinctive style and French accent may appeal more to you.
The Academy of Remote Viewing and Remote Influencing (ARVARI) course is quite different to many of the others. This is not just another course teaching RV as a means to gain information about remote points in space and time. It’s a much more spiritual course that gives instruction in developing RV as a means to not only becoming a better person but also to improve the overall state of the human race. The course modules are more like guided meditations than instructional recordings.
The website contains lots of information and a free e-book if you join the mailing list. The Portal course costs $347 which can be paid in three installments.
Michael Jaco’s Remote Viewing Courses & Personal Development
Michael Jaco is is a Navy Seal Team Six operator and CIA security operative. With his extensive experience in the military and with RV his “mission and life focus is to help anyone quickly and easily develop the skills for success in all aspects of human achievement“.
His website offers all kinds of courses to suit various aspects of personal development, with a range of prices proportional to the content and intensity of the course.
Opening to the Infinite by Stephan A. Schwartz
Stephan A. Schwartz is the instructor for a three-week course in realtime presented on the GlideWing platform. As it’s live event you’ll have to check the site for the next available start date. The workshop subjects include remote viewing, lucid dreaming, and meditation.
Stephan A. Schwartz is an author, instructor, and researcher into human consciousness. Find out more on his website https://stephanaschwartz.com/.
David Morehouse’s Remote Viewing Courses
Dr. David Morehouse had a distinguished military career before leaving the U.S. Army. He is the author of four books on remote viewing and formed the company Remote Viewing Technologies in 1997. He has been described as “one of Europe’s leading new metaphysicians.”
His remote viewing course is hosted on the Sounds True platform. It’s a combination of text lessons and voice recordings, and costs $79.
Mike & Stella Webster’s Remote View Courses
Mike & Stella Webster live in the UK. The work for the company Remote Viewing UK (RV-UK) which was formed in 2005 by Angela Thompson-Smith (see below). They and their instructors Stella Webster and Julie Tasker BSc (Hons) PGCE teach Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV) Extended Remote Viewing (ERV) and Advanced Applications. Training and workshops are in-person, live events so you’ll have to check their website for the next available dates.
Angela Thompson-Smith, PhD, is a founding director of the International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA) and the author of Remote Perceptions and Diary of an Abduction. Her instrutors in coordinate remote viewing (CRV) training were Paul Smith of Remote Viewing Instructional Services and Lyn Buchanan of Problems>Solutions>Innovations.
Lyn Buchanan’s Problems>Solutions>Innovations
Lyn Buchanan has been running Problems>Solutions>Innovations since 1995. He too was part of the original group of U.S. military pioneers of remote viewing and has been teaching ARV and CRF since the program was declassified in the mid-1990s.
His website offers two remote viewing courses; the Associative Remote Viewing (ARV) course ($297) and the Basic Course in Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV) course ($1,197).
Remote Viewing Reading Lists
I have compiled these two lists of books, audio books, and Kindle editions of RV titles for the US and UK. You’ll see that they include the work of several of the authors and instructors mentioned above.
Other sources of information about Remote Viewing
There’s plenty of other information out there but like anything else, it’s time consuming sifting through it all, trying to find the nuggets of pure gold. YouTube and other video platforms contain interviews with those in the list above.
Working through the material mentioned on this page will keep you busy for years so instead of hoping like a butterfly from one thing to another I would recommend you settle on a course and complete it. Then you can continue your voyage of discovery from one port to another in sequence.