YouTube Tuesday ~ Banned TED Talk about Psychic Abilities| Russel Targ

On today’s YouTube Tuesday I try to push our sense of what is possible and what isn’t a little: I am posting a talk that was supposed to be a TED Talk but TED pulled their support when they found out the topic of the talk which is “remote viewing”. There have been experiments in the 60’s and 70’s I believe that tried to find out if your mind can find solutions to things happening far away.

Now I have had some experience with psychic abilities that is why I am interested in the topic even though I am also always a little suspicious. But I believe there is more under the sun than we know so far and that it is good to challenge our worldview every now and then. So here is Russel Targ via YouTube and Meta Risings Channel

I was wondering for a long time who Mr Targ reminds me of and at last, I figured it out: Professor Farnsworth from Futurama. Sorry Mr Targ :-).

About Russel Targ:

Russell Targ is a physicist and author, a pioneer in the development of the laser and laser applications, and a cofounder of the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) investigation of psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s. SRI is a research and development think tank in Menlo Park, California. Called remote viewing, his work in the psychic area has been published in Nature, The Proceedings of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), and the Proceedings of the American Association the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Targ has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Queens College and did graduate work in physics at Columbia University. He has received two National Aeronautics and Space- Administration awards for inventions and contributions to lasers and laser communications. In 1983 and 1984 he accepted invitations to present remote-viewing demonstrations and to address the USSR Academy of Science on this research.

He is author or co-author of nine books dealing with the scientific investigation of psychic abilities and Buddhist approaches to the transformation of consciousness, including Mind Reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Ability (with E. Harold Puthoff, 1977, 2005); Miracles of Mind: Exploring Nonlocal Consciousness and Spiritual Healing (with Jane Katra, 1998); and Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing and Transformation of Consciousness (2004). He also wrote an autobiography, Do You See What I See: Memoirs of a Blind Biker, in 2008. His current book is The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities.

As a senior staff scientist at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Targ developed airborne laser systems for the detection of windshear and air turbulence. Having retired in 1997, he now writes books on psychic research and teaches remote viewing worldwide.

via ESP Research

Fellow Bloggers wrote about “remote viewing”:

Fahrusha at Shattered Reality: #58 Marty Rosenblatt Associative Remote Viewing

Nicolas at Good The Remote Viewing Archives


Conditioned Awareness is where we live our lives in guilt over the past and anxiety over the future and never get to experience the present. ~ Russel Targ”




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