What is Remote Viewing & Why do Remote Viewers abhor being referred to as "Psychics"Written by Jonina Dourif
What is Remote Viewing & why do Remote Viewers abhor being referred to as "Psychics"
“Lay back and tell me what you see,” says psychic. “Move fast and stay in structure,” says remote viewer. One is passive and other is active.
The Remote Viewer actively participates, using a pen, paper and a specific recipe, which allows for passive information to accumulate. The breakthrough discovery occurred when it was realized that by using this conscious processing system (called TRV) an alert mind could manage its mental attention to access direct knowledge - accurate information on a consistent basis and we don't even have to believe that it works. It will work despite our disbelief!
Sounds dry? It is dry and simple.
People have traditionally romanticized psychic experiences and made unknown mysterious. Remote Viewing wrecks all that fun. We cut right to chase and make a point of striving for accuracy and consistency. Remote Viewers learn specific protocols and then they work to accomplish increasingly better results. Like any skill, more we do it better we get at it.
Sound like work? It requires effort and discipline but Remote Viewers end up loving work.
There’s nothing else like it out there. There is not an accurate comparison for Remote Viewing. Professional remote viewers shy away from calling it “an experience” because there is nothing else like it. People who do not know better, cut and paste other psychic practices on term “Remote Viewing”. The fact is that there is not a comparable descriptor. Remote Viewing is not like automatic writing, channeling, out of body experiences (OBE’s) or astral projection. It is not lucid dreaming or playing with Ouija boards or tarot cards. Remote Viewing is a trained skill, similar to language. Everybody has innate ability and anybody who puts in time and effort, can learn it. Once upon a time man could only make noise and grunt - now we talk and communicate in a refined way and think nothing of it.
Many psychics who have become known by sticking sign “Psychic” on their door do not like idea of Remote Viewing. We have destroyed their specialty. We have yanked pedestal out from under them and obliterated their mysterious unique ability. Now, it’s not only “the gifted ones” who get to enjoy power of their mind. A trained Remote Viewer is more consistently accurate than world's best untrained psychics. And we just keep getting better. Our boundaries see no limits. The longer a remote viewer sticks with it - more amazed and astounded he or she becomes.
Understanding Tarot: Seeing Beyond the MythsWritten by Christin Snyder
There are many misconceptions surrounding Tarot that have caused much debate. For past 15 years I have used Tarot as an instrument to gain understanding and insight. In this time I have had to grow into this tool also, learning through experience what it can and cannot do. Tarot is not a fortune telling device as often depicted. It is not a magic wand that lays out an easy future by providing all answers in advance. The future is not set in stone, our use of free will determines what directions we take and if we believe otherwise, we give our power away to circumstance.
Simply put, Tarot is an instrument used to gain deeper insight & understanding through symbology and exploration. It is a tool for personal transformation through combined usage of psychology and spirituality. It enhances awareness, and in process expands horizons by highlighting choices and scenarios by laying it all out before us. Living an empowered life means understanding that future is not entirely predestined. I believe we come here knowing and allowing ourselves to have certain experiences, but we also shape those experiences through integration of what we have learned. Just like a grade in school, you have certain objectives and lessons that are part of goal plan. Some students will succeed, others will not make goal, but each student shapes his/her own learning experience through effort and application. Tarot, when used properly, was never intended to be “magic”, just a tool for insight to help querrent make more empowered decisions. It acts as a sort of study guide, enhancing learning process through displaying repeating behavior patterns, potential consequences/rewards for ones actions, and possible choices. The Tarot through its series of images tells a story, each card represents different personality traits, attitudes, actions etc, and through these pictures a story begins to emerge. The ultimate outcome is entirely in hands of one seeking guidance.
As with anything else misunderstood, it is human nature to fear and label things which can be viewed as a potential threat. Things that are different are frightening and often labeled as evil outright, rather than explored. Remember, we live in a society that burned people alive only a few hundred years ago because of fears of evil. I am reminded of famous quote ”The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. Human nature in a fear state is a peculiar phenomenon that causes those in its grip to say, do, and believe some rather absurd things. The whole propaganda about Tarot being associated with Satanism and Devil is flat out nonsense. No, Tarot was not written about or condemned in Bible or any other holy book for that matter, as Tarot did not even come into existence until somewhere between 14th and 15th century AD. We must remember to keep our holy books in context, as they are meant to be taken symbolically and not literally. If we were to actually take some of these books literally we would still be stoning women, sacrificing animals, and smiting our neighbors. As with anything else, Golden Rule applies: “Do unto others”.
The vast majority of us who use Tarot in our daily lives are no more evil than anyone else. We work jobs, raise families, and socialize with rest of community and do otherwise perfectly “normal” things. We don't all have big head dresses and speak in funny accents telling others we have mystical magical powers and can change lives, bring people lovers, or dole out winning lotto numbers. The charlatans who practice this kind of thing, and propagate these misconceptions aren't evil either, they are just plain greedy and eager to capitalize on pain and misunderstanding of others. I have seen just as much greed in many churches & temples, so i would advise people to not jump to conclusions, but to research and try to gain understanding into how this tool works before labeling it as anything.