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Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies Paperback – January 13, 1997
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After three years of research, with access to numerous sources in the intelligence community--including the remote viewers themselves--science writer Jim Schnabel reveals for the first time the secret details of the strangest chapter in the history of espionage. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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After three years of research, with access to numerous sources in the intelligence community--including the remote viewers themselves--science writer Jim Schnabel reveals for the first time the secret details of the strangest chapter in the history of espionage.
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More About the Author
I've also authored five books on popular science:
Round in Circles (the English crop circles craze of 1978-1992)
Dark White (UFOs and the "abduction" lore)
Remote Viewers (the rise and fall of the US government's psychic spying program)
Forever Young (the search for medical immortality)
Everything and Nothing (quantum physics and its central conundrums)
Top Customer Reviews
On the positive side, this book has a tremendous amount of detail, some of it hard-won. It's the only book by an 'outsider' to the field (although it shows as much or more bias in some areas as books by ! insiders, so I'm not sure if that matters). It documents in detail many of the "amazing stories" in remote viewing that I have heard first-hand from many of the people involved with the former government program. It was nice to hear a compilation of these accounts in one place, and in that sense, it does provide some validation of remote viewing, and some very interesting reading.
It is worth noting that darn near every amazing story in Schnabel's book, other than a few related to now-deceased folks, is attributed to Joe McMoneagle, who thus far seems to carry the entire burden of 'proving RV' on his shoulders (while everybody else makes money off supposed expertise at the subject).Read more ›
I've read many, many books on RV and OBEs(Swann, Moorehouse, Brown, Monroe, Atwater, Sinclair, etc.). This was by far the most detailed, well-researched and well-documented. If you're interested in RV, this is definitely the book to start with.
I disagree with some of the previous reviews about Schnabel's agenda. I perceive no agenda here. It seems quite well balanced.
Summary: a fascinating subject treated with diligence and delivered well by a very good writer. If there were a sequel, I'd buy it.
Such "psi events" include seeing and being able to accurately illustrate people and places distant in space and time, the ability to influence the health of individuals by mental prowess, telekinesis, even the ability to affect electronic equipment at a distance by powers of the mind alone. Further to his credit, the author gives a detailed description of the competition between various countries to develop such techniques, leaving this reader further convinced of the urgency of continued and more varied research into this subject. In reading this book for the second time, I became more acutely aware of a phenomenon called telepathic interrogation, where remote viewers were able to negotiate with the mind of soviet spies over a distance, without the soviet spies even realizing what was taking place!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you're even 'remotely' interested in this interesting branch of our U.S Defense, this book will blow your mind. I first spotted Jim McMoneagle online. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dee
This is a wonderful outline of the history of the U.S. military's development of remote viewing and its use of remote viewers.Published 15 months ago by Lori A. Williams
This book is the perfect history available of the effort the US made to gather intelligence by psychic means... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Frank O. Blomquist
The book is fascinating, has ample and interesting detail. Truly mesmerizing intersection of history and scientific investigation. Read morePublished on January 20, 2014 by Larken
By now there are no doubt dozens of books on remote viewing, almost all written by remote viewers themselves, many by veterans of the former US government remote viewing program. Read morePublished on April 4, 2012 by Pilsner
This book is a highly interesting book on psychic research and its practical applications. Numerous federal agencies have done serious experimentation in the field and found the... Read morePublished on January 9, 2007 by G. Pendragon
This was the first book that I read concerning Remote Viewing. It was well written and easy to read. Read morePublished on February 16, 2005 by Robert S. Vannrox
This is one of the most comprehensive and detailed books I have ever read on the remote viewing program. Read morePublished on March 22, 2003 by A. BOWMAN
I have read most of the books out there on remote viewing and this one -- REMOTE VIEWERS -- is by far the most professional and engaging effort. Read morePublished on January 30, 2003