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#929 From: "Jason S. Shapiro"
Date: Sat Oct 26, 2002 8:39 pm
Subject: Personal PSI Work fetik3
Over the last few weeks I've decided to start recording
my attempts at PSI development. I hope some of the
topics found in my posts will encourage each of you to
post about your own personal experiences in this, and
related areas. In any case, I'd appreciate any comments
(positive or negative) you may have regarding my own
assumptions / interpretations of the topics in my e-mail.
The successes I have had with the analysis and design
process in software have encouraged me to apply these
techniques onto other areas of my life. This in turn has
led me to recognize the lack of focus and direction in
my approach to PSI. As an analogy, my approach has
been similar to the "code and fix" method. I would read
a few books here and there and focus on some
methodologies, without consciously knowing why I am
doing it (other than the "its interesting" factor) or what
the end goal is. Current theories in software
engineering state that you cant plan everything up front
and expect it all to work as expected in the end. The
rules and goals change over time; internal and external
events force a successful software project to be
contained with a *flexible* process. I think this idea is
applicable here: the purpose and results of my studying
PSI will probably change as I continue, and therefore I
shouldnt "over plan" this process. Nevertheless, some
sort of initial direction, scope, and set of goals should
be applied. This begins with a simple question.
Q. Why am I studying PSI?
A. It interests me; and like most things that I find
interesting, I am baffled as to the exact reason of why it
There seems to be some sort of satisfaction/pleasure
area of the brain that is programmed to reward us when
we make progress of some sort. All I know is that when
I start exploring avant-garde music, PSI, or software, I
receive a sense of pleasure from the discovery and
accomplishments I make. With software, due to
educational and vocational requirements, I have had a
"plan" set out for me. There is a clear end goal
("become a better software engineer"), and a set of
steps to achieve that goal. The higher level goal was
"to earn a lot of money, while doing something I enjoy"
:) This in turn created a sub-goal of "get a job as a
software engineer", which had a sub-goal of its own
"become a desirable/valuable resource, by becoming
extremely proficient at this skill." Of course, I still enjoy
the process itself, and that is where the real pleasure
With PSI, it really seems to be stuck at a level of "this is
*really* interesting..." I suppose there isnt anything
wrong with that. What bothers me is that I have this
feeling that there is some bigger motivation, which Ive
not admitted to myself at a conscious level. I dont have
the feeling its a negative reason which Im blocking out.
Rather it seems like I dont have the vocabulary (for
lack of a better analogy) to describe to myself what this
is all about.
Perhaps thats what my end goal is - to find out why I
am doing it.
With PSI, Ive spend most of my time studying remote
viewing. The technique I used was developed by a
natural psychic (Ingo Swann) who was interested in
deconstructing the psychic process. The end result
was a trainable methodology used to produce reliable
"target contact." This process was called
Controlled/Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV). CRV
and its derivatives seem to facilitate a "psychic"
experience only within the confines of its methodology.
What I mean to say is that although my ability to
"remote view" has improved over time, it doesn't
*seem* to have had an impact on other PSI related
skills. For example, when ever I take any of the
traditional PSI tests (card guessing, vector direction,
etc) I score right around what one would expect by
This isn't to say that the scope of what I have developed
thus far is an inherent limitation of RV. I have only been
practicing this skill for a couple of years, and expect that
my development will last a life time. In addition, I am
*still* amazed at the quality of work and accuracy of
data which can be produced by executing this
methodology. It is possible that RV has made some
impact that I am not consciously aware of... things that
may have been more difficult for me in the past - but
since I hadn't used or tested these skills, I wouldn't
know how far I have come.
Nevertheless, I want to work on developing other low
level PSI related skills - the building blocks of higher
level PSI abilities, such as simple "PSI card description"
- which can be measured by long accepted protocols
and tests. I expect that these in turn will increase my
PSI abilities all across the board (including improving
my ability in remote viewing).
I am also very interested in being able to achieve a
conscious, verifiable, out of body experience. As far as
I am concerned, this is as interesting as it gets :)
To this end, I've started going through the Monroe
Institute's Gateway Experience course. The Monroe
Institute is most famous for their founder, Robert
Monroe, who popularized the concept of "Out of Body
Experiences" with his book "Journeys Out of the Body."
I've started and stopped this a few times now, but am
determined to get through it this time. Basically this
course uses a technique called "Hemi-Sync"; a
patented technology that facilitates a "binaural beat"
(one frequency is played in one ear, a second
frequency is played in the other ear, which causes the
brain to produce a third frequency; this produces certain
brain wave states which are more conducive to
meditative states). This course is a 21 CD (7 volumes)
exploration of ones consciousness/reality. I believe
that this course will have a positive, measurable affect
on my normal-waking conscious PSI abilities.
In order to determine the affect this course has had on
me, Ive decided to do some "benchmarking.". I started
with a deck of cards, and tried to predict what the next
color would be (two choices - red/black; 52 cards;
expected results by chance: 26 "hits", 26 misses). My
guess is that I would have results expected by chance,
and I basically did... 30 hits, 22 misses.
As I start measuring progress, I am going to have to
take some added measures to make sure other non-
PSI techniques dont influence the results (i.e. add more
decks of cards, but only use a sub set of the whole to
prevent "card counting"). At this point, I think having
one deck is fine... I hardly think anyone would accuse
me of rigging my initial benchmark to produce results
expected by chance :)
After going through that exercise, I listened to the 2nd
exercise off of the 1st disk of the Gateway Experience.
Ive found that I often "click-out" during the course.
That is to say, I fall asleep, wake up and often dont
realize that it has even happened. When I was listening
to this exercise the other day, I literally heard the first
five minutes of the relaxation technique, and then
immediately heard "now Im going to count backwards
and bring you back to waking consciousness..." It truly
felt like "lost time" rather than having fell asleep.
The following are notes on what activities I recalled
doing, and some comments on what I experienced,
which may or may not be what was actually taught. Ive
found on subsequent listens that Ive often
misunderstood what was being said; probably due to
"clicking-out" in mid sentence. Also the "Session
Trigger" probably has little meaning to anyone without
having gone through the course. Its similar to a
hypnosis session. Through a guided
meditation/suggestion, you are able to plant an arbitrary
"trigger" to cause a specific reaction. Without having
gone through the process of planting the trigger, it is not
likely to do much of anything. I merely list this for my
own benefit to compare and contrast what I *thought* it
was supposed to do through each listen.
Disk 1 - Track 2 - "Discovery
#2: Introduction to Focus
@ Energy Conversion Box (a technique for removing
anything that may inhibit your ability to focus on the
@ Resonant Tuning (a breathing / vocal technique)
@ Focus 3 - Mind/Brain Synchronization
@ 10 Point Relaxation Technique
@ Focus 10 - Mind Awake, Body Asleep
@ Session Trigger: a technique to stimulate mental
alertness - place fingers of the right hand on the back of
the neck and think "1."
@ Session Trigger: a technique to remember anything
from our physical consciousness experience, place the
fingers of the right hand on the center of the forehead.
Later that evening...
Disk 2 - Track 1 - "Discover
#3 - Advanced Focus 10"
@ Energy Conversion Box
@ Resonant Tuning and Resonant Energy Balloon (a
technique for protection)
@ -- It seemed that this one elaborated a bit more on
the resonant tuning by having the energy enter through
the whole body rather than just have the energy enter
and stay in the head. Although later when making the
balloon, it sounded like we were back to the "energy is
stored in the head."
@ Focus 10 - Mind Awake, Body Asleep
@ Tool: To go back into Focus 10, just picture the
number "10" in a circle, or just think and say the
@ -- It seems I'm missing something here.
Had an experience where all of a sudden I felt like I was
floating, looking down at a barefoot. I knew it couldn't
be mine since I was wearing socks. But it felt real; it felt
like for a split second I was out of my body.
I'll definitely need to do this one over again.
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#936 From: "Jason S. Shapiro"
Date: Sun Oct 27, 2002 1:18 pm
Subject: Re: Personal PSI Work fetik3
BTW - If this wasn't obvious, I was copying my journal
entry from another site, and posting it here. The visitors
who frequent my portion of that site, have little to no
knowledge about RV, OOBE, etc. That's why I added
little summary explanations. Given the focus of this list,
such information is just clutter; I'll try to do a better job
and filter out information like that in future posts.