The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities
TALK: Physicist Russell Targ will describe the current scientific evidence and early spiritual antecedents of psychic abilities. During the 1970s and 80s, Stanford Research Institute (SRI) carried out investigations of our ability to experience and describe distant events blocked from ordinary perception. This intuitive capacity was named remote viewing, and the research was supported by the CIA and many other government organizations to gather intelligence during the Cold War. Targ, co-founder of this psychic research program that was highly classified until its termination in 1995, will present a summary of the very best evidence for extrasensory perception and precognition. He also will describe the close relationship between remote viewing, the non-locality of modern physics, and the eighth century teaching of “Self-liberation through seeing with naked awareness.” This research was published in Nature, in 1974, and in the Proceedings of the IEEE, in 1976.
BIO: Russell Targ is a physicist and author who was a pioneer in the development of the laser and laser applications, and was co-founder of the Stanford Research Institute’s (SRI) investigation into psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s. His work with SRI in what was a new area, called remote viewing, has been widely published. His most recent book is The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities. In 1997, Targ retired from Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Co. as a senior staff scientist.