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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing; 1st edition (May 23, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571745599
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571745590
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,919,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Beautifully written, straight from the heart. Russell Targ is a great treasure of our time. He's a new breed of scientist who's not afraid to incorporate spirituality and deep intuition into his life and his conception of consciousness. I never miss a word of what Russell says. Read his story in this book and learn from him!" --Judith Orloff, MD, author of Positive Energy

"Blessed with genius, creativity, and uncommon insight into what really matters, Russell Targ's odyssey is a hero's journey--a venture into the unknown and a return that makes all our lives richer. Targ is one of the great explorers of consciousness in the modern era. Do You See What I See? is the record of a life worth paying attention to." --Larry Dossey, MD, author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things

"Russell Targ's autobiography stands as testament to the extraordinary capacities of human potential. From his role in the early development of the laser, to his systematic exploration of extrasensory perception, to the luminous insights of his spiritual vision--Do You See What I See? Memoirs of a Blind Biker is a fascinating read." --Michael Murphy, Cofounder and Chairman of the Board, Esalen Institute

"Russell Targ is a pioneer, a character trait he has demonstrated in fields as diverse as laser physics, parapsychology, and windshear physics. It is the essence of his nature. Thus, it is not surprising that he has led a fascinating life, and his biography takes the reader on a wonderful tale of discovery. If you have an interest in how the new comes into being, Do You See What I See? will reward you bountifully with the kind of stories that bring science to life and show it as the extraordinary adventure those who live it know it to be." --Stephan A. Schwartz, author of Opening to the Infinite

About the Author

Russell Targ is currently retired and enjoys motorcycling in the desert (even though legally blind) and studying Dzogchen Buddhism. He lives in Palo Alto, California, with his wife.

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Customer Reviews

He even asked my opinion of one of IRVA's seemingly failed presenters.
M. D. Austin
And, it is with good authority that I highly recommend all of the books by Russell Targ -- for two simple reasons.
Jeffrey Mishlove
His story is woven into a fabric of CIA intrigue, Lasers, ESP, Love, and the meaning of life.
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Mishlove on May 8, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I have been a student and a contributor to the field of parapsychology for the last 35 years. And, it is with good authority that I highly recommend all of the books by Russell Targ -- for two simple reasons. First, Russell Targ is a very clear thinker. He expresses his thoughts easily and with great clarity (and wit!). Second, and I believe of even greater importance, Russell Targ is one of the most experienced and successful parapsychology researchers of the last fifty years. He writes from the perspective of an insider's insider. And, I regard all that he has to say to be of great importance to anyone trying to understand this very tricky field.

In addition -- and this is particularly relevant to Do You See What I See? -- Russell, himself, has been on a path of personal transformation. This book is especially lucid in terms of integrating modern, scientific ideas with thought from Hindu and Buddhist teachings.

Because it is autobiographical, this is the most wide-ranging of all of Targ's books. It is also the most personal. For anyone interested in the human story behind the career of a great parapsychology researcher (not to mention laser physicist), this book is a must read.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By John B. Alexander on May 10, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Even though I first met Russell Targ nearly three decades ago, and having been active in the field,there were still things to be learned. This book is full of details that will delight the reader. In addition to the historical perspective of remote viewing, Targ manages to provide a personal perspective about what brought him to the field, the family relationships that give depth, and an understanding of what it all means in a global, even spiritual, context. If you think you've heard it all before; well you haven't.

As the reader learns, Targ is a very complex man, one who has followed a multiplicity of trails. While he is legally blind and a self-confessed "Mr. Magoo,", he really does ride a motorcycle efficiently. Though best known for studying consciousness, he is also a laser physicist. Somewhat surprisingly, those, and many other aspects of his life, are adroitly intertwined in a way that makes sense, but only after the disparate pieces are assembled.

This is the latests of several books he has written. They are clear, concise, and complelling. Do You See What I See? is highly recommended for both consciousness aficionados and those novice-curious.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. J. von Gutfeld on May 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Russell Targ is a man of great talent who has contributed to physics, 21st Century technologies, and ground breaking psychic phenomena. In addition, he has enormous skill in writing a fascinating account of much of his life in all these areas. From Targ's early years in Chicago to his many years in New York and California, the reader remains fascinated by a life that is most unique, described with a flowing literary style. From his work in laser physics to his even more astounding work in psychic phenomena, the reader is compelled to just keep reading. Who would have thought that his former neighbor, a world famous magician, was working for the CIA for some rather devious purposes while Targ, also supported by the CIA, was using remote viewing to locate secret Russian facilities.

Then there are very personal discussions relating to Bobby Fisher, Targ's brother in-Law. The memoirs have a most unusual ending discussing the burial of Bobby in Iceland in which Targ played an important role.

As a person deeply involved with Buddhist thinking, Targ describes how he has developed a philosophy leading to an enviable peaceful and fulfilling life. His book should be interesting to just about any sophisticated reader.

Robert J. von Gutfeld
New York, New York
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 16, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I expected this book to deal more with the author's work than it did. His very interesting work life was glossed over and the book mainly delt with his personal life, which I did not find that interesting. So if you what to know what Russell did, read one of his other works. If you want to know about his life, read this one. Overall, I was very disappointed with this story.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. D. Austin on June 23, 2011
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This Book:

The reference to Zelig in the book's description is apropos, and I was glad to find it wasn't marketing bull manure. There are lots of great stories here from a guy at the top of his game, and really nothing with which you could take issue. Targ's not selling any ideas here that you have to buy; the research and evidence from his career are presented in other publications.

For me, "Do You See What I See?" was a fabulous book with many surprises. Not the least of which were these two, paraphrasing from Targ's writing: 1.) You're not your business card or personal story, and 2.) he believes that our species has evolved as far as it's going to, and now our business is about consciousness. To have seen a man who used to be all about military RV write such a thing is cause for pause and reflection. Although Targ wasn't an enlisted man, the massive organizations for which he worked literally wear their jobs and ranks in full view on their sleeves.

There are also pleasant, personal anecdotes from Targ's earliest life, while he grew-up marinated in the environment of famous authors who worked with his publishing father. He drops thoughtful, funny and surprising one-liners with some regularity. Probably my favorite was, "Indeed, at this stage of my life, I am much more interested in questioning answers, than my previous specialty of answering questions." Having been afflicted with that attitude most of my life, his writing feels like that of a kindred soul.

The style of this book is rambling, through Targ's stream of awareness. Since eidetic memory isn't one of my skills, I'll go back and revisit the sections which spoke to me. This is obviously not a textbook so one shouldn't expect it read like one.
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