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Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about this subject.

Question: Is remote viewing an out-of-body state?
Answer: No, it is unlike the OOBE experience because the RV experience is a matter of perceiving information from a distant locality, one does not actually leave one's body and go there in the ethereal sense. Occasionally during 'extended remote viewing' a person has the sense that part of their consciousness is bilocating at the target site. However it is still not a full OOBE as is classically described in the literature.

Question: What is Remote Viewing?
Answer: Remote viewing (RV) is a skill by which a person (a "viewer") can perceive objects, persons, or events at a location removed from him or her by either space or time. In other words, one does not actually have to be there, nor does one need any so-called "physical" connections, such as television, telephone, etc., to gain information about the target. RV exploits and improves upon what is more commonly called "psychic" ability (an overused word that has accrued unfortunate connotations), and works whether the target is in the next room or on the other side of the planet. Neither time nor any known type of shielding can prevent a properly-trained remote viewer from gaining access to the desired target.

Question: Can we say what Remote Viewing is not?
Answer: Remote viewing is not "being psychic" in the way commonly understood by the media and many practitioners of "paranormal" arts—though thanks to recent incomplete or inaccurate reports many have been led to believe otherwise. Remote viewers are not the typical "clairvoyants," "fortune tellers," or "psychics" we often hear about on TV or read about in the papers. Many of these more traditional psychics often do have amazing talents and abilities, but there is a qualitative difference between the average "natural" psychic, and a properly-trained remote viewer.

Question: Do you have to be "gifted" to learn RV?
Answer: One of the wonderful things about RV is that virtually anyone can learn to do it. Much like studying the piano or art, nearly all of us have the capability to acquire the techniques and put them into practice. There are those who might not believe this. You often hear people say they can't learn to play the piano or even to "draw a straight line"—or to remote view—because they don't have "the talent." But what really gets in the way is almost always merely a simple a lack of time, motivation, or energy to devote to learning the principles and then practicing them enough to become proficient. The bottom line is that, unless there is some sort of physical or mental handicap that prevents it, almost anyone can learn to play piano at least competently, can learn to draw aesthetically, and can learn to remote view reasonably effectively. It just takes desire, time, the right teacher, and the belief that it is at least possible.

Question: How well does it work?
Answer: Lately, we've heard two extreme claims about remote viewing. One says that it doesn't work. The other says it works all the time. The truth is really in between—although closer to the positive end of the scale. After long practice, experienced viewers can access a target nearly one hundred percent of the time. This does not mean their data is 100% accurate, nor does it necessarily mean they get all the data they were looking for. All it means is that they retrieve information indicating that they were "there." However, these experienced viewers regularly obtain extremely accurate, often error-free information from the target. Even novice viewers may surprise themselves at the accuracy of some of their sessions. Though we anticipate beginners will perform less consistently than those who are more accomplished, we also expect them to frequently turn out commendable results.

Question: What kinds of target are used?
Answer: The targets used are generally a good mixture of structures, places and people and also events that have happened in the past. Most of the target material is totally verifiable as these tend to give novice viewers confidence to proceed with training as they can see immediate feedback. In more advanced training then targets of a more esoteric(the mysterious one's) nature may be given. However, one must be careful in the giving of such targets as the vast majority remain feedbackless in terms of data so these targets are occasionally monitored when a student gains experience and has developed good structure and has shown excellent adherence to the protocols.

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