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Right now, an unseen psychic miles away can use remote viewing to observe you reading this right now. With luck, a mind reader might determine what color your shirt is or some other details around you. But, is this really possible?
Remote viewing refers to the practice of using extrasensory perception (ESP) to see with the mind. The practice has been shown to work to the extent that the United States Military developed the practice during the cold war with the Soviet Union. Over decades, Congress approved funding to continue remote viewing programs.
Would the government fund ongoing ESP research for decades for no reason? As wasteful as government spending can be, it’s not likely. Your shirt is blue with stripes by the way (just kidding).
Ancient Beliefs in Remote Viewing
Of course, the concepts of remote viewing and similar astral projection are ancient. For thousands of years, people have believed in similar abilities. However, they believed such abilities were not exclusive to talented psychics but to everyone in the world. Even inanimate objects carried some form of consciousness that people could sense.
Here are a few other examples via Vice:
“Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest, for example, believed that their prophets could travel to the spirit world and back, while the indigenous Wai-wai people of the Amazon posit the existence of “soul flights” that usher shamans to distant celestial bodies. In Japanese legend, having a very strong grudge against a person can result in short bouts of astral projection. These angry apparitions are called Ikiryō, and they are firmly distinguished from the spirits of genuinely dead people, which are called Shiryō,” wrote Becky Ferreira for Vice.
Notably, in many ancient cultures, humans are not separate but bound to other life forms. As real as the physical world, a spiritual connection unites everything. Indeed, even trees can talk to one other. Or, a man can travel in his mind to talk with a whale.
Occasionally, science confirms ancient beliefs like these.
For example, research has verified that trees do communicate with other species. By understanding the way forests communicate, we can learn to harvest trees sustainably. However, by dismissing indigenous beliefs, we have delayed a deeper understanding.
Visited By a Whale in the Hospital
Today, in Smithsonian, they share the story of Harry Bowser, Sr., an Iñupiat whaling captain in Anchorage, Alaska. Bowser saw the world through the consciousness of a baby bowhead whale from his hospital bed.
As a result, rules changed to protect pregnant whales from hunts. Today, a spring whaling deadline based on his out-of-body experience continues to protect the bowheads.
While Bowser was near death in the hospital, he communed with the baby, whose mother was harpooned by Iñupiat hunters.
“Brower felt the shuddering harpoon enter the whale’s body. He looked at the faces of the men in the umiak, including those of his own sons. When he awoke in his hospital bed as if from a trance, he knew precisely which man had made the kill, how the whale had died, and whose ice cellar the meat was stored in. He turned out to be right on all three counts,” wrote Krista Langlois.
How did Bowser know these details? Did he truly see what happened through sharing the consciousness of a whale? It’s not impossible.
Scientists Finally Taking Note
As the writer states in Hakai magazine, “Arctic people have been communicating with cetaceans for centuries—and scientists are finally taking note.”
Although scientists generally dismiss such stories as anthropomorphism, the beliefs are now gaining wider recognition.
“Not long ago, non-Indigenous scientists might have dismissed Brower’s experience as a dream or the inchoate ramblings of a sick man. But he and other Iñupiat are part of a deep history of Arctic and subarctic peoples who believe humans and whales can talk and share a reciprocal relationship that goes far beyond that of predator and prey,” states Langlois.
Now Western science is beginning to reexamine these stories with fresh eyes and a less constrained perspective.
See more about Alaska Inupiat Life and whales from VOA below:
Documenting Senses Outside the Body
In the award-winning documentary, Superhuman, the Invisible Made Visible, we learn about ordinary people’s extrasensory experiences. For example, kids can read a book word-for-word blindfolded, seeming to defy the laws of physics.
How is it possible? Certainly, conventional science can’t begin to explain. But then again, scientists don’t know how animals like an octopus can sense light with their arms. Much in the physical world remains a total mystery.
Producer and host Caroline Cory, who you may recognize from the Ancient Aliens series, leads us on a demonstration of remote viewing and “groundbreaking scientific experiments.” In one case, Cory can change the pH of water by using the power of suggestion from her thoughts alone. If we can do that, could we change the body? On a larger scale, can we change the world around us?
“The film ultimately shows that once the invisible worlds are made visible, this attained higher awareness will transform humans into superhumans,” claims the website.
In remote viewing experiments, Cory joins celebrities to show how ordinary people can see things from a distance. If people can see another place across the world, is instantaneous travel happening? Or are we capable of using something like the Third Eye, as Egyptians believed could tap into some kind of consciousness?
In scientific terms, the concept of entanglement comes into play.
“Scientifically, that’s what we call entanglement, meaning that our minds are connected through this large unified field,” says Cory. “And that’s how we pick up information at a distance.”
After thousands of years, science is only beginning to touch on these incredible potentials. One day, we may learn (or remember) how people can leave their bodies and see without eyes.
As the documentary suggests, everyone has an interdimensional portal or stargate in their mind’s eye. Is the pine-cone-shaped pineal gland sensitive to light for that reason? Once we learn how to see, will we become superhumans, or more like our ancient ancestors?
See an interview with Cory on Good Day Sacramento below: