- Psychic Vision by Melanie Barnum
- Format: Paperback
Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s reports began to circulate from within the normally closed and secretive world of Communist Russia that the Soviets had developed an active interest in psychism and that they were exploring ways by which agents with psychic powers might be able to aid the military in their somewhat phoney Cold War with the West.
This revelation sparked interest in the Americans who decided to investigate and to see whether there was any merit in the claims that witches and psychics were using their skrying skills to identify American bases.
From this the Cold War seemingly developed into a completely different military campaign – one which some refer to as a ‘Psychic War’.
Using the Stanford Research Institute’s (SRI) on-going work with the psychic practice of Remote Viewing several top secret US military programs were initiated in an attempt at psychic counter-surveillance in which trained operatives projected their consciousness into other locations in time and space in order to gather military secrets. From this information such as the position of hidden Soviet research establishments and the current position of mobile missile basis were gleaned – all without the need to place operatives at personal risk.
The results of the SRI projects, according to subsequently leaked reports, was varied but on occasions the intelligence gleaned from Remote Viewing proved to be highly accurate and very decisive.
Despite the advances made in psychic work the American military reduced their financial support in the 1990s and the projects closed down – probably to emerge again in their later Super Soldier black projects.
A New World
Information related to Remote Viewing had, by then, spread to the wider world. In the past decade or so there has been an explosion of interest in the practice with a handful of ex-employees who had worked on the original US projects turning freelance and occasionally also teaching classes on the subject.
In her book ‘Psychic Vision’, intuitive counsellor and psychic Melanie Barnum reveals the practice of Remote Viewing and explains how rather than being a skill limited to the natural psychics of this world it is an inherent talent that we can all learn to develop and utilize in our daily lives.
She draws specifically upon the Coordinate Remote Viewing Training Manual – an in-house publication which was originally put together at the SRI, as well as including her own experiences as a certified Coordinate Remote Viewer.
Multiple Psychic Skills
Psychic Vision is divided into three parts. In the first the author tackles the subject of psychism and challenges the reader to try and identify their own particular approach to the varied psychic skills that we have at our disposal
In truth, however, all of the clair-sciences are useful in Remote Viewing for a good viewer can, and will, call upon a wide range of psychic impressions in their work.
In order to help the reader decide on which is their strongest psychic tendency the author includes a number of exercises that a novice can try out for themselves.
Melanie includes accounts of real psychic experiences so that the reader can get a clearer impression of the work that is involved.
The Real Work Begins
In part two of ‘Psychic Vision’ the reader is introduced to some of the specific key aspects of remote viewing.
This includes her own personal experiences whilst taking the remote viewing course back in 2006 whilst under the guidance of an ex-CIA operative and decorated Army officer who had once been part of the military”s Stargate program.
She also offers a short history of the original Remote Viewing projects and some information regarding those who were on the various teams.
Melanie then works through the various stages in the remote viewing protocols. These center mainly upon the use of random coordinates in order to fix a remote viewing target: in such a way that the one performing the viewing cannot pick up through any other means the exact position in the world they are meant to be tuning in to.
After this the author explains more behind the practicalities of working as a viewer. These include the need to accurately interpret the impressions being received about a place, how to use those same clair-senses explored earlier by her in the book, as well as explaining the need that a psychic has to withdraw from a remote viewing session under certain specific conditions.
Wrapping It Up
In concluding her book Melanie Barnum reminds her reader that
We have unlimited potential to be who and what we want. Our genius is in our imagination.
She observes that through the practice of Remote Viewing we can develop so many of those subtle psychic skills that we need in order to build a life that is uniquely different and interesting.
As Melanie observes, the key to making this work is by looking forward, remote viewing our future life experiences and, with recourse to the inner voice of intuition, divine a world of our own making.
Anyone who has read any of the books about remote viewing by such authors as Ingo Swann, David Morehouse or Russel Targ will be aware that the whole subject of remote viewing is neither an easy one to practice nor a simple one to teach.
For this reason most remote viewers will, as Melanie Barnum did, join one of the many established and credible schools of instruction that exist. The problem is that these tend to be expensive to subscribe to and somewhat difficult to join.
There is most definitely room for a good introductory book about the subject and in ‘Psychic Vision’ Melanie Barnum has done an extremely creditable job in both simplifying the subject and of placing Remote Viewing within the context of more traditional and established psychic work.
This is most definitely a book of two contrasting styles though. Anyone who has read the author’s previous works on practical psychism will find very little that is new in the first part of ‘Psychic Vision’ – for newcomers to the subject this early material will be invaluable but not so for those versed in the various aspects to psychicism.
Where the book really comes alive is in its second part for here the way that the author distills the essence of the original SRI working-manual down to its core components is extremely interesting. The general approach that the author takes through the various viewing protocols is clear and well-illustrated.
’Psychic Vision’ is a great book for those starting off in the world of Remote Viewing and more importantly for those seeking to integrate the practice into their daily psychic work. I personally would have preferred more inclusion of the practical applications of Remote Viewing and how to apply it to our more mundane lives but perhaps this is a subject for a later book – one which I would look forward to reading.
Psychic Vision is a good, introductory guide to the fascinating subject of practical Remote Viewing. It will delight newcomers to the practice as well as keen followers of its author, Melanie Barnum, all of whom derive benefit from her expert and informative perspectives on the development of various psychic skills.