Edwin C. May, PhD, was involved in the military intelligence psychic spying program, popularly referred to as Stargate, for over twenty years. During the last decade, he was the director of research for that program. In this context, he produced over a hundred scientific publications. His academic training was in experimental nuclear physics. He is coauthor of ESP Wars: East and West and also Anomalous Cognition: Remote Viewing Research and Theory. He is the coeditor of a two-volume anthology titled Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism, and Science. He is also co-editor of the four-volume anthology, Star Gate Archives. His website is www.lfr.org/.
Here he reviews his involvement with government sponsored research into the application of remote viewing for intelligence gathering purposes. He describes his relationship with Ingo Swann who is credited as the “inventor” of remote viewing. He discusses the organizational structure and scientific oversight of the program. He focuses on his subsequent contacts with Russian officials who were also engaging in remote viewing. He describes his skepticism regarding psychokinesis applications in the military.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He is past-vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that association for his contributions to the study of consciousness.
(Recorded on November 5, 2018)
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