A Snapshot of APP Fest 2017

Snapshot of APP Fest 2017

This post is also on my blog. http://mprview.blogspot.com/

This was quite a different APP Fest from the previous two, as I try to convey here…

There will be forthcoming notes on the talks and the Conference, which unfortunately was not recorded. It just didn’t work out this year – recording.

Jeff Mishlove, a prominent parapsychologist, gave the first talk, on “Paradigms and Paradoxes”. He cited the many ways the word “paradigm” is now used, overused one should say. Then discussed Thomas Kuhn’s famous “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”, about paradigm shifts in science. We are going through such a shift now, many believe, and Jeff’s opinion is that it will take “1000 years” till a new one about the nature of the universe and humankind surpasses our present heavily materialist one.

It would be too much to say that this conference represents a “paradigm shift” for APP so of course I won’t say that. However, the flavor of the “significant displacement” that took place is perhaps best represented by Janet Mitchell’s presentation.

Janet Mitchell, Ph.D., did research with Ingo Swann at the American Society of Psychical Research (ASPR) in the 1970’s. Her talk was titled, “Spiritual Revolution of Ingo Swann and Others”. On the one hand she is a hard-nosed scientist interested in approaching psi from a physics standpoint and on the other hand she considers us humans to be, fundamentally, spirits which inhabit a body. The spirit is the enduring and larger entity. Her first book was “Out-of-Body Experiences – A Handbook”. Our selves are much larger than most of us generally understand and not knowing our full and true nature has been instrumental in leading to the unfortunate state which the world is in.

The themes of our nature as humans, of consciousness, of other entities and forces in the universe took place at many of the meals and side discussions. Quite a few people related their experiences of unusual happenings, spirits or other entities being present at some point in their lives, and the same with that bugaboo of the field, aliens and UFO’s. One participant works closely with Steven Greer in his efforts at “disclosure”. Others cited having seen a UFO and/or creatures of unknown provenance.

I gave a presentation on Ingo Swann’s unpublished writings and the titles of the ms convey Ingo’s interest in these matters: “The Agony and Ecstasy of the Signs of the Zodiac”, “My 2000 Years of Reincarnation”, “Anacalypsis: A Psychic Autobiography”, and “The Emerald Kingdom”, which is about our psi abilities.

John Alexander presented numerous slides about his and his wife’s visits with Shamans in many countries and the viewpoints they have about the nonphysical and physical worlds. He believes that remote viewing, Near-Death Experiences, psychokinesis, UFO’s, Shamanism, and cryptozoology are all related.

Steve Braude presented, “The Amazing Case of Patience Worth: A Paranormal Literary Mystery”, about a discarnate being who manifested and through a Ouija board wrote copious amounts of extraordinary literary material, both prose and poems.

Some may lament remote viewing being associated with these topics (‘the other world of spiritual beings’ and UAP’s (Unexplained Aerial Phenomena) and indeed there was gross ‘distortion of the field’ from early (post 1995) unsubstantiated and reckless promotion of the connection with remote viewing. However, as this conference showed, there has long been a very strong connection based on experience between RV and the UFO/alien field, as well as ‘spiritual dimensions’ and discarnate beings. Marty Rosenblatt, the ‘prime mover’ of APP, who has long resisted the association with UFO’s and RV, said the recent APP conferences and developments like “To the Stars” with Hal Puthoff have broadened his perspective.

And oh yes, not to forget the sporting events which we remote viewed using binary ARV. With two events to go at the time I flew home, Marty’s predictions for APP, based on the sessions of all present, were 4 hits and 3 misses. Based on my own sessions, I had 3 hits, 2 misses, and 1 pass. One of our successful predictions was the winner of a horse race, with 7 horses in it, so not a binary prediction. Extra credit for that, but a small payoff because the horse was among the favorites.

Finally, the spoon bending party. In the past many a spoon has been bent at these events. However, this time just one spoon, I believe but also one metal bar was well bent. This feat was accomplished by Nancy Dutertre, a former attorney who has developed her psychic talents and abilities. She is “The Skeptical Psychic”. In synch with how this conference played out, her latest book is titled “How to Talk to an Alien”.
 

Abstract_1dea

New Member
I want to thank Marty again and the speakers, including John, for this amazing event.
It was a blast!

The ARV was excellent and going over the other viewer's sessions were a great exercise.
My sessions were validated with what I was able to sense and some money was actually made. (then I lost)

To me, if I had lost all the money I brought and even then some, the trip still would have been more than worth it.
Meeting all the people and the conversations were great. Just being able relate to this group has been very therapeutic.

There were people not on the guest list or speaker's list that just showed up for some very interesting conversations and points of view.

I now have some direct contacts and we are putting together another group for viewing that will get some more data for Marty's database and give me personally more practice that I really need to do more of.

It was inspiring and the people there were great. (did I say that already?)


I WANT TO DO IT AGAIN!!!!

A Huge Thank You to everybody involved.

John, It was a real pleasure to meet you and get to know you better.
I hope to see you more.

I am planning on seeing everybody I met this trip more.

A1
 
Hi "AI",

I enjoyed meeting you as well and getting to know you!

I'll email you about a couple of the things we talked about.

We didn't talk about the former, but I had wondered about the SRI archives as well as the Swann archives. The SRI archives are not available yet and won't be for at least a year. So if I get the archive itch again, it will have to be at the Ingram Library.

I agree, it was a great conference with a lot of very interesting people and some fine presenters - I enjoyed Janet Mitchell's talk a lot as well as Steve Braude's and Jeff Mishlove's and of course Joe McMoneagle's in which he told some stories we had not heard before. And Marty and Jane do amazing work in putting these on.

The only thing I wonder about is, who is your complement, who is Concrete Thing? It's a mystery.

mscir: The Emerald Kingdom is made up of the "emerald" talents: intuition, telepathy, clairvoyance. And lively metaphors can activate them. Hence the title of my talk - since Ingo considered "emerald kingdom" itself to be activating of the psychic senses, whereas a title such as "Ingo Swann's Views on Precognition" would not be.

But it has to be noted that in another work ("Your Nostradamus Factor", which was published) he stresses the importance of imaging streaming / visualization in activating one's psychic senses without mentioning metaphors. My opinion is that the latter is way more important.

Jon
 

mscir

Member
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Jon K said:
mscir: The Emerald Kingdom is made up of the "emerald" talents: intuition, telepathy, clairvoyance. And lively metaphors can activate them. Hence the title of my talk - since Ingo considered "emerald kingdom" itself to be activating of the psychic senses, whereas a title such as "Ingo Swann's Views on Precognition" would not be.
But it has to be noted that in another work ("Your Nostradamus Factor", which was published) he stresses the importance of imaging streaming / visualization in activating one's psychic senses without mentioning metaphors. My opinion is that the latter is way more important.
Jon
Thank Jon, always interesting hearing diffferent people's experiences and techniques.
 

Abstract_1dea

New Member
There was a movie in the 80's called Emerald Forest about a man who's son was abducted by natives in the Brazilian jungle by the "invisible people"
and his efforts in finding him. The reason why they took him was very interesting.

It is based on real events and real people.
Warning : NSFW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWO5a3rY7Lo&has_verified=1

As far as a "compliment" to being abstract?
I don't know.
The physical? The real, maybe.

Maybe I wouldn't know!
 
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