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Scientific Evidence for Astral Travel/Remote Viewing

Astral Travel, also known as astral projection, remote viewing (RV) or out-of-body experience (OBE), is characterized by a feeling of departing from the physical body and being able to observe one’s self and the world separate from one’s own body.

It is during such an experience that the “astral” or non-physical body is free to explore the astral plane, go back or forward in time, and travel to regions on Earth or anywhere else in the universe.

World-leading OBE scientist shares her experience

Susan Blackmore, a former parapsychologist with heavy skeptical leanings, is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on OBEs and NDEs (near-death experiences). She had an OBE while attending Oxford University during the early 1970s.

In her OBE, Blackmore went down a tunnel of trees toward a light, floated on the ceiling and observed her body below, saw a silver cord connecting her floating astral body, floated out of the building around Oxford and then over England, and finally across the Atlantic to New York. After hovering around New York, Blackmore floated back to her room in Oxford where she became very small and entered her body’s toes. Then she grew very big, as big as a planet at first, and then she filled the solar system, and finally she became as large as the universe.

She later led a survey which revealed that about 15% to 20% of the population have had an OBE at some time during their lives (Blackmore, 1982).

More about the possible science behind Astral Travel

The following section contains research snippets from various research journals and scientific studies, to help convey more about what is really believed to be happening in the world of Astral Travel.

Starting with this quote from a leading online publication:

“RV [remote viewing] deals with target information processed by human consciousness such as sights, sounds, smells, feelings, tastes and concepts. Consciousness entanglement means that local intentions by a viewer on target information will instantaneously interact with entangled target information – no matter how far apart the viewer and target are. Information from entangled consciousness appears available all the time.”

(Physics-Intuition-Applications Online Magazine,
Remote Viewing and PSI Applications

The Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy states:

"Quantum entanglement is a physical resource, like energy, associated with the peculiar nonclassical correlations that are possible between separated quantum systems. Entanglement can be measured, transformed, and purified.”

Remote Viewing deals directly with information processed by consciousness. If you take your memory as an example:

Take as your target a time and place in your childhood bedroom -- do that now. Look around the room, be aware of your conscious experience. You are consciously processing previously entangled/stored information about your direct experience as a child. You are the viewer and your entangled experience is the target. Memory fits very nicely with the simple linear model of time that we have come to accept as the only reality based on our experience.”

(Physics-Intuition-Applications Online Magazine,
Remote Viewing and PSI Applications

In his publication 'An Overview of the Transactional Interpretation,' John Cramer states:

“When we stand in the dark and look at a star a hundred light years away, not only have the retarded light waves from the star been traveling for a hundred years to reach our eyes, but the advanced waves generated by absorption processes within our eyes have reached a hundred years into the past, completing the transaction that permitted the star to shine in our direction.”

(International Journal of Theoretical Physics 27, 227; 1988)

This helps us to gather information about what is actually happening (scientifically-speaking) behind the scenes. And as a result of the later experiments with such Astral Travel and Remote Viewing, here is what Stanford Research Institute (SRI) scientists R. Targ and H. Puthoff concluded following experiments conducted with Uri Geller:

“Geller was successful in obtaining information under conditions in which no persons were knowledgeable of the target.”

And, with reference to other similar experiments...

“The probability of this occurring by chance is approximately one in 10 to the power 6.”

(Information Transmission under Conditions of Sensory Shielding. Nature: October 1974)

Further experiments carried out with P. Price, a former California police commissioner and city councilman, consisted of a series of double-blind, demonstration-of-ability tests involving local targets in the San Francisco Bay area which could be documented by independent judges.

“Several descriptions yielded significantly correct data pertaining to and descriptive of the target location. Price's ability to describe correctly buildings, docks, roads, gardens, and so on, including structural materials, color, ambiance, and activity, sometimes in great detail, indicated the functioning of a remote perceptual ability.”

Targ describes a further experiment in which a viewer accurately depicted the Foothills Windmill Farm from 100 miles away. The depiction included detailed representations of poles, hills, “moving electricity in the form of a grid” and “halo probably not visible to the eye,” at the top of the poles. (Remote Viewer: Joseph McMoneagle. The trial was carried out with Dr. Edwin C. May in 1987.)

H. E. Puthoff, Ph.D. in his CIA-Initiated Remote Viewing At Stanford Research Institute says:

“Regardless of one's a priori position, however, an unimpassioned observer cannot help but attest to the following fact. Despite the ambiguities inherent in the type of exploration covered in these programs, the integrated results appear to provide unequivocal evidence of a human capacity to access events remote in space and time, however falteringly, by some cognitive process not yet understood. My years of involvement as a research manager in these programs have left me with the conviction that this fact must be taken into account in any attempt to develop an unbiased picture of the structure of reality.”

Conclusions of double-blind Astral Travel experiments

In 1977, Targ and Puthoff published a book entitled Mind Reach in which they presented the results of their remote viewing experiments. They also evaluated the ways in which remote viewing could be put to practical use. They listed:

(a) Survival value — many spontaneous OBE's occur at the time of a serious accident, injury or during surgery. “It is in primarily life-threatening situations that exceptional spontaneous functioning seems to occur.”

(b) Executive ESP — use of remote viewing and other anomalous abilities in the business world;

(c) Futuristic predictions;

(d) Medical diagnosis; and

(e) Space exploration.

(Puthoff, Harold E., and Russell Targ. Mind-Reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Ability. New York: Delacorte Press, 1977)

From these and other experiments Targ and Puthoff concluded that:

“- A channel exists whereby information about a remote location can be obtained by means of an as yet unidentified perceptual modality.

- As with all biological systems, the information channel appears to be imperfect, containing noise along with the signal.

- While a quantitative signal-to-noise ratio in the information theoretical sense cannot as yet be determined, the results of our experiments indicate that the functioning is at the level of useful information transfer.

- It may be that remote perceptual ability is widely distributed in the general population, but because the perception is generally below an individual’s level of awareness, it is repressed or not noticed. For example, two of our subjects (H.H. and P.P.) had not considered themselves to have unusual perceptual ability before their participation in these experiments.

Our observation of the phenomena leads us to conclude that experiments in the area of so-called paranormal phenomena can be scientifically conducted, and it is our hope that other laboratories will initiate additional research to attempt to replicate these findings.”

(Information Transmission under Conditions of Sensory Shielding. Nature: October 1974)

“We have found from years of experience that people can quickly learn to do remote viewing, and can frequently incorporate this direct knowing of the world -- both present and future -- into their lives.”
- R. Targ

The following is an abstract from the Journal of Scientific Exploration, Volume 10, Number 1:

“The primary work examined in this report was government sponsored research conducted at Stanford Research Institute, later known as SRI International, and at Science Applications International Corporation, known as SAIC. Using the standards applied to any other area of science, it is concluded that psychic functioning has been well established. The statistical results of the studies examined are far beyond what is expected by chance. Arguments that these results could be due to methodological flaws in the experiments are soundly refuted. Effects of similar magnitude to those found in government-sponsored research at SRI and SAIC have been replicated at a number of laboratories across the world. Such consistency cannot be readily explained by claims of flaws or fraud.”

The evidence continues: Further interesting facts...

.... A CIA document approved for release bears an uncanny resemblance to the terrorist attack known world-wide as 9/11. The remote viewer describes the collapse of buildings in New York and Washington, D.C. The viewer also notes a large, dense flying object crashing through buildings, comments on the general feeling of panic, and highlights the fact that people have been hurt or killed. This is not only remarkably close to the actual events, but is all the more incredible as it was related in 1986 – fifteen years earlier ....

A Psychophysiological Study of Out-of-the-Body Experiences in a Selected Subject - by Charles T. Tart

(This study was originally published in the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 1968, vol. 62, no. 1, pp. 3-27)

Abstract: A young woman who frequently had spontaneous out-of-body experiences was studied in a sleep laboratory for four nights. She reported several partially out experiences and two full ones. While the physiological data are limited by dependence on her retrospective report in correlating physiological pattern with the experience, it seems as if her out experiences occurred in conjunction with a non-dreaming, non-awake brain wave stage characterized by predominant slowed alpha activity from her brain and no activation of the autonomic nervous system. Two incidents occurring in the laboratory provide suggestive evidence that the out-of-body experiences had parapsychological concomitants.

Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain, gives lengthy and detailed explanations and experience of astral projection in his non-fiction book Travels, where he writes:

“Often I feel I go to some distant region of the world to be reminded of who I really am.”

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