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Posted: 19:40 May 6, 2008
It has now been more than 30 years after elements of the U.S. military and intelligence community began research into unusual "psychic" projects being conducted by the government of the former Soviet Union.
And we may be seeing interesting results emerging.
When looking at anomalous phenomena like the ESP "remote viewing" techniques developed and used by U.S. military and intelligence personnel, later called "Project STARGATE," as well as other unusual developments, it can be useful to consider that in 2008 the unconventional can be integrated with conventional thinking and human activities.
For example, in 2001 a Navy SEAL officer studying at the Marine Corps War College submitted a paper on remote viewing titled "Unconventional Human Intelligence Support: Transcendent and Asymmetric Warfare Implications of Remote Viewing."
To some readers, the report appeared to indicate that discoveries in remote viewing extend to many others areas of human endeavor – not just national intelligence, defense and warfare.
In fact, the very nature of remote viewing makes it clear that human consciousness, and what human consciousness is connected to, are elements that are fundamental to our survival and success as individuals, communities, nations and as a species on Earth.
SOLUTIONS THAT TRANSCEND
SEAL officer L.R. "Rick" Bremseth, who held the rank of commander in 2001, wrote in his paper about transcendence when it comes to national defense activities.
"The real challenge for the United States is not asymmetric warfare, but rather what this writer calls transcendent warfare, the ability to conceptualize and subsequently actualize an entirely new form of warfare that transcends all previously known models," Bremseth wrote.
He continued, "Granted, transcendent warfare reflects Zen-like qualities that elude definition thereby making the above challenge more difficult. Non-linear/multidimensional and abstract/metaphysical are tentative terms that convey this concept, however, ascribing to a pat definition may in fact signal inability to comprehend the concept altogether."
These concepts can be somewhat confusing to the average reader. However, if we familiarize ourselves with psychological concepts of the "collective unconscious" and physics theories of a "unified field," "zero point energy" and related ideas, we can get a glimpse of what Bremseth was getting at.
Put simply, there may really be an energy in the Universe like "The Force" described in the "Star Wars" movies. It is within us and around us. We can tap into it. It works with us. It has intelligence and a communication capacity.
When we transcend our everyday thinking, we can utilize new approaches to accomplish many worthwhile goals.
Transcendent operations can apply to "peace operations" and humanitarian efforts. Transcendent solutions can be geared toward the problems of climate change, oil dependence, overpopulation, disease, poverty, hunger, injustice, crime, drug abuse, slavery, child abuse, social and international conflict, political corruption, pollution of natural resources and many other challenges.
The relatively narrow slice of unconventional and transcendent phenomena called remote viewing is a small part of the larger opportunities available when examining the potential of human consciousness.
"Anomalous cognition" is a term that is related to remote viewing that sometimes brings to mind wider and deeper kinds of abilities and insights via consciousness. Still, for many of us, this term, too, can be limiting.
How can humankind achieve transcendent breakthroughs on the many difficulties we face through, as Bremseth said, "Zen-like qualities that elude definition?"
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