Title – The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities
Author – Russell Targ
Author's website link – http://www.espresearch.com
Genre or category – Non-iction,
ISBN – 978-0835608848
remote viewing for the CIA and Army Intelligence, SRI psychics found a downed
Russian bomber in Africa, reported on the health of American hostages in Iran,
described Soviet weapons factories in Siberia, and forecasted a Chinese
atomic-bomb test three days before it occurred.
San Francisco heiress Patricia Hearst was abducted from her home in Berkeley, a
psychic with the SRI team was the first to identify the kidnapper and then
accurately describe ad locate the kidnap car. After leaving SRI, Targ's group
made $120,000 by psychically forecasting for nine weeks in a row the
direction and amount of changes in the silver commodity futures market – without
The odds against chance
in many cases are staggering. Take the 36 outdoor remote-viewing trials
described with six US army intelligence officers. Their overall statistical
significance was at odds of three in a hundred thousand (3 x 10-5).
If the officers had been baseball players, the expected six first-place matches
would equal a batting average of 166. But they achieved nineteen matches – batting better than
500 – while the great Joe DiMaggio had a lifetime average of only 335! "Such
numbers," says Targ, "are what we mean by statistical proof. We achieved an effect size of 0.6, which is ten times
greater than that claimed by the NIH for aspirin preventing heart
- Convinced that most of us have psychic abilities we haven't tapped, Targ concludes by describing how we can learn to develop our own ESP, at no cost, working at home using the SRI techniques with a friend. It involves a simple, meditative skill that eighth-century Buddhists called moving from conditioned to spacious or naked awareness. "Who would not want to try that?" he asks.
About Russell Targ
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