Telepathy (from the Greek Ï„Î·Î»Îµ, tele meaning "distant" and Ï€Î¬Î¸Î·, pathe meaning "affliction, experience") is the supposed transmission of information from one person to another without using any of our known sensory channels or physical interaction. The term was coined in 1882 by the classical scholar Frederic W. H. Myers, a founder of the Society for Psychical Research, and has remained more popular than the earlier expression thought-transference.
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Remote viewing Claims Believers say anyone can use paranormal ability to see hidden, distant locations using extra-sensory perception.
Related scientific disciplines Physics, Biology, Psychology
Year proposed 1974
Original proponents Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff
Subsequent proponents Ingo Swann, Russell Targ, Joseph McMoneagle, and Courtney Brown
Remote viewing (RV) is the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen target using paranormal means, in particular, extra-sensory perception (ESP) or "sensing with mind". Unlike traditional psychic practices, remote viewers use physical models to organize their alleged extra-sensory perceptions and to stabilized the virtual umwelt. Scientific studies have been conducted, some earlier, less sophisticated experiments produced positive results but they had invalidating flaws, and none of the newer experiments had positive results when under properly controlled conditions. The scientific community rejects remote viewing due to the absence of an evidence base, the lack of a theory which would explain remote viewing, and the lack of experimental techniques which can provide reliably positive results
Ingo Swann, one of the prominent research participants of remote viewing. He wrote a book about his experience:
Kiss the Earth Good-bye: Adventures and Discoveries in the Nonmaterial, Recounted by the Man who has Astounded Physicists and Parapsychologists Throughout the World by Ingo Swann, Hawthorne Books, 1975
Pat Price, one of the early remote viewers
Russell Targ, cofounder of the investigation at Stanford Research Institute into psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s
Joseph McMoneagle, one of the early remote viewers. See: Stargate Project
Courtney Brown, founder of the Farsight Institute
David Marks, the critic of remote viewing, after finding sensory cues and editing in the original transcripts generated by Russell Targ and Hal Puthoff at Stanford Research Institute in the 1970s