This is an immensely intelligent and often humorous talk given by Russell Targ, physicist, author and a pioneer in the development of lasers. This talk produced a great sense of inner peace in me that I’d been lacking for some time and for those who could use that, I highly recommend that you watch it in its entirety.
Targ may be most well-known as the co-founder of the Stanford Research Institute’s (SRI) investigation into psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s.
His work with SRI in what was called “remote viewing”, has been published in numerous fiction and non-fiction books. His own most recent book is ‘The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities’. Targ retired from Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Co. as a senior staff scientist in 1976.
Targ’s basic instructions for tapping into our innate psychic awareness is to “Close your eyes, quiet your mind and describe the surprising images that appear in your awareness. Don’t try and name it, don’t try and guess. Just describe the surprising images.”
Targ elaborates, “If you want to move from suffering and conditioned awareness to freedom and naked awareness, sit down and shut up and quiet your mind, stop naming, stop guessing and you’re on your way.”
He says, “Remote viewing is a natural ability…Psychic abilities are not sacred. They’re abilities,” and he dispels many myths about these. He says, “You don’t have to give away your mind to be psychic. You can be discerning and psychic – I recommend that.”
Psychic abilities can be used for prosaic purposes, from finding your car keys and parking spaces, to making money in the stock market. He wraps up with an empowering message: “The most important thing you can do with remote viewing is to discover who you are…remote viewing is not a spiritual path but if you learn to quiet your mind and move your awareness into timeless awareness, you are likely to experience things that surprise you and give you another view of reality…
“If you look at yourself in the mirror in the morning and think that who you see in that mirror is who you really are, you’re in for a lot of suffering…in my opinion, who you really are is non-local awareness, independent of space and time.”