TMI RVP - Be part of scientific study

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TMI Remote Viewing Practicum participants also get to be part of scientific study.

On the fifth day of each REMOTE VIEWING PRACTICUM at The Monroe Institute, a series of double blind, independently judged remote-viewing trials are conducted "for the record" as an integral part of the educational program.

A remote-viewing team (a viewer and a monitor) is provided with an alphanumerically labeled, opaque sealed envelope.  The alphanumeric label designates a randomly selected "target" location.  To initiate the remote-viewing process, the monitor tells the viewer to describe the designated location at the time the location picture was taken and then reads the alphanumeric designation to the viewer.

Isolated and working together for about 45 minutes to an hour, the viewer and monitor (both experimentally blind) endeavor to describe the designated target location.  The teams are free to use a variety of different remote-viewing styles or techniques.  Both the viewer and monitor keep notes of what is perceived by the viewer during the session.  These notes may include sketches, written descriptions, summary comments, etc., which inclusively become the session transcript.

At the completion of the remote-viewing trial, the team returns the sealed envelope and an independent judge is given the session transcript.  Sequestered away from the remote-viewing team, the judge is presented with a set of four location photographs inkjet printed on a single 81/2 X 11 piece of paper.  The location pictures are chosen to be equally interesting yet as dissimilar as possible and one is a picture of the designated target location.  This set of location photographs (three decoys and one of the designated target), sometimes referred to as an orthogonal target pool, is assembled prior to random target selection to control for expectation, to insure proper blinding protocol, and to reduce any experimenter bias for particularly interesting target locations.

The judge’s task is to rate the degree to which each photograph matches the session transcript without knowing the target, i.e., remaining experimentally blind.  This procedure has been referred to elsewhere as the "police lineup" method of judging remote-viewing sessions.  A first-place match would be considered a "hit" for the remote-viewing team.  Since there is a one-out-of-four probability of the judge guessing the right target by chance alone, a series of judged sessions showing significantly greater than a 25% hit rate is necessary to demonstrate the veracity of remote viewing.

Once the judge’s score has been officially recorded, the designated target envelope is opened and the location photograph, inkjet printed on a single piece of paper, revealed.  The judge is instructed to show the location photograph to the remote-viewing team and tell them if a first-place match was possible.  To reduce displacement, the remote-viewing team is not shown the three decoy photographs and the judge is also instructed not to discuss the content of the three decoy photographs with the team.

If you have any questions regarding the Remote Viewing Practicum, please call the Institute at (434) 361-1252. We will be happy to hear from you.

For further information and/or reservations, contact the Program Registrar at (434) 361-1252 or email us at

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Faber, VA 22938-2317
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