I was honoured to be speaking at the AIPR (Australian Institute for Parapsychological Research) in Sydney last weekend. The program consisted of:
- Author and UFO researcher Bill Chalker, presented his findings in the field of UFO sightings and the more recent disclosure of the US Navy regarding encounters with Unidentified Areal Phenomena (UAP’s). Bill has collected an enormous amount of information and he has a wealth of knowledge in the field. He presented a long list of cases he investigated and pointed out that certain people may know far more than they are willing to share with the public.
- Professor Tony Mowbray presented his research of 1.000 individual accounts of haunting experiences at Port Arthur and the challenge of classifying and measuring these personal accounts. Tony invited the audience to label a particularly personal account to determine if the audience would use different or similar labels. Classifying labels I personally assigned to the described experience was: Sensory experiences, such as temperature change, touch and visual experiences as described in the case study. Emotional Impact experiences, such as instant emotional change. Physiological change, such as physical pain or discomfort. During the Q&A session, a lady shared her personal experience at Port Arthur and recommended people not to take the ghost-tours as they could have some serious consequences. In her case, the behaviour of her travel companion changed dramatically after the visit to irresponsible driving to the point they could have been killed. That is one more Tony can add to the list of over 1.000 accounts of people who have visited Port Arthur.
- Professor Lance Storm and Robb Tilley gave an excellent presentation on the Remote Clearing of Haunted houses. Lance Storm presented the statistical analysis of the surveys measuring the quality of life for those who experienced haunting and whether or not they experienced improvement in the quality of life after the Remote Clearing of their homes. The quality of life after clearing showed significant improvement and most claimed they were no longer being haunted after the clearing. Robb Tilley explained how this Remote Clearing process worked and made an excellent point that this method is safer and, far less intrusive than exorcism traditionally used by the church, which has in at least 40 known cases, resulted in the death of the person being exorcised and, the prosecution of the exorcist for murder.
Last on the list was my presentation on the science and applications of Remote Viewing. I was amazed by the amount of interest there was for the topic of Remote Viewing. After a brief introduction of some of my personal experiences with spontaneous Extrasensory Perception and Lucid Dreaming, I explained the difference between a natural Psychic and a Remote Viewer. I ran a thought experiment, whereby I took the audience on a journey of perception as if they were a Remote Viewer. What the audience didn’t know at the time was that this was an actual Remote Viewing Session that I was tasked with, by someone in contact with the FBI. I demonstrated the challenges of Remote Viewing a real case for Law Enforcement and also how the information can help solve a case. I highlighted the importance of feedback and factual evidence and also why using the scientific approach is incredibly valuable. This was followed by some basic rules when working on Law Enforcement cases, such as legal issues and health and safety issues, which need to be taken into account when working these types of cases. The audience had some excellent questions about the work ethics of Remote Viewers. Although can only speak for myself; I gave an example of how it is possible to locate a person, using a Private Investigator who investigates the information provided by Remote Viewers and how this protects the person’s identity by law, in case the person does not want to be found by the person who is looking for them. Another great question was regarding setting Remote Viewing tasks for oneself. The process for this would have taken too long to explain and this is part of the intensive Remote Viewing training program.
Then there was a short break. I was approached by several people with questions and for book signing, I apologised because I really needed some water and fresh air before diving into the next part of the talk. It was quite warm in the room and the air conditioning would make too much noise on the audio part of the video recording. I promised there would be some time after the second part.
During the break information was presented on the launch on a new documentary by Dr. Tony Jinks and Mr Attila Kaldy on the Australian Big Foot, also known as the Yowie. We had the privilege of attending the launch of this documentary the night before in “The Powerhouse” in Sydney. The documentary showed various interesting features in the area the Yowie had been sighted and many accounts of people who describe a similar creature or hearing unusual sounds in this area. It remains a challenge to obtain physical evidence of this elusive creature, which has been mentioned in the traditional stories of the Aboriginal communities for thousands of years.
The second part of my presentation consisted of a very brief overview of the history and science of Remote Viewing and a Mini-Workshop of less than 30 minutes. I explained that this is by no means the full training! I presented the fact that it is based on perception and communication and, how the descriptions are often correct perceptions, but the labels we tend to give these descriptions often tend to be incorrect. These labels are based on our memories. I also pointed out that the mind is like a two-way radio; You cannot talk and listen at the same time! Similarly, you cannot think and perceive at the same time. The process is undulating or alternating thinking and perceiving. However, it is not guessing! So the specific thinking question should be:”What am I perceiving?” rather than “What is the target?”. The history of the Ideogram was briefly explained and how that was developed.
The audience was invited to participate in a double-blind experiment. ProjectX a program designed for Remote Viewing practice and research purposes generates a random number and, assigns this to a target. This means that no one in the room knows what the target is!
I asked the audience what they picked up on: Land, water, mountain, structure, life form or energy. The majority vote was water. Once the data was entered, the feedback was shown. It was the Enigma Machine to send encoded messages during WWII, which at the time the photo was taken, was part of the exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London. The descriptions called out by the audience were off target. That was to be expected, this a less than a 30-minute workshop! However, after the workshop, several people approached me with their sketches and accurate descriptions of the target. One person actually, had a very clear sketch of the old-style circular “type-writer” key with the letter “G” and another person sketched the layers of these keys. It was a shame those people didn’t speak up during the mini-workshop, but I know all too well how it feels to hit the target and be totally speechless!
After the workshop, many people lined up to speak with me. We were actually running a bit over time and the crew started to take the chairs away to pack up. Still, people waited around to speak with me. One after another shared their stories, asked me questions or, wanted their book signed. It was a great pleasure to hear that people really enjoyed the talk and the mini-workshop. Many stated that they actually learned something from it. I met so many people in such a short period of time, which was a bit overwhelming (especially for generally introverted me), but at the same time, it was wonderful to see the interest in something I have studied and practised for so many years!
Lance Storm, Robb Tilley, the committee members and the film crew have done an amazing job! I am so grateful for the opportunity to share the Remote Viewing experience with other interested people, right here in Australia!
The videos of the speakers are expected to be available late December or early January on the AIPRinc.org website. Photo courtesy of all photos in this post: Joyce Bok.