Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV) was developed by Ingo Swann and the Department of Defense at Stanford Research Institute. However, it is not well known that it was actually the rediscovery of an ancient protocol developed by the Buddha and his monks. Isabelle Chauffeton Saavedra and I have taken the ancient remote viewing wisdom of the Jewish sages and Buddhists Monks and created Spiritual Sight, a tool for transformation.
The essence of CRV is the monitoring of one's own mindstream (thoughts) and dividing those thoughts into two categories, sensory information that comes from the sensory or nonverbal consciousness, and analytic information, that comes from the left brain.
In order to understand the protocol of Spiritual Sight, we first must understand the processes of meditation. Our ordinary consciousness is based in local reality, which is the reality that we all share while interacting with each other and our environment. There is a second hidden consciousness, known as the nonverbal consciousness, or the heart consciousness. This consciousness is our link to the quantum energetic informational field that is ultimate reality. We interact with this energetic field with our sensory receptors, taste, touch, vision, hearing and so forth. These receptors translate the energetic field into information processed by the neurons in our brain. We then create local reality which is the three dimensional time space bound reality that we call “real”.
With Spiritual Sight (or CRV) we reverse engineer this process, and return to the sensory stream of consciousness. This places us right at the opening to the perception of ultimate reality. The point of Spiritual Sight is to learn how to interact with that ultimate reality which is the informational domain that many of us call “God”. Those who have directly experienced this domain tell us that it is imbued with unconditional love and wisdom. The Buddhists call it the "luminous reality"; a child who had a near death experience tell me that it is “a light that told me who I was and where I was to go”. We can be confident that this luminous consciousness is the substrate of reality described by the theoretical physicists, as they describe reality as being an electromagnetic field, better known to us as “light”.
Of course, the ancient Buddhists did not use CRV to find their car keys or intelligence gathering. Instead, they used it to directly access the divine universal consciousness. By using their basic protocol, later rediscovered by the early controlled remote viewers, they accessed the universal source of unconditional love and wisdom, which contains the basis of energetic healing and deep intuition.
The point of Spiritual Sight is to learn to reverse engineer the process of creating this local reality, and then enter into the slipstream of sensory nonverbal consciousness. Once we are there, we can then enter into ultimate reality for the purposes of energy healing, accessing deep intuition, mediumship, listening to the voice of God in our lives, hearing the faint ding of angels and tonglen, the appreciation of the suffering of others. (among many other uses)
Many of my class members have asked me for the specific references documenting this. That is the reason for this blog.
1. How does the process work? How does meditating on a nine digit number allow us to access information from the chaos that is the informational reality? The controlled remote viewers say that the unconscious mind “wants” to work with us and cooperates with the process of CRV.
The Jewish sages explained how this works. In the Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation (Aryeh Kaplan, Weiser Books 1997) the sages wrote nearly two thousand years ago: “In Kabbalah there is a general rule that every awakening from below motivates an awakening from above.” So when we meditate on the numerical address of the remote site, it generates an awakening of the signal line and the energetic signature of that complex of information in ultimate reality.
2. One of the most important documents I studied to develop Spiritual Sight was that of The Venerable Acariya Maha Boowa Nanasampanno, who wrote in Straight From the Heart that during the process of meditation, we enter into “the entire world that is this single awareness, as if there were nothing in our consciousness at all, even though everything still exists, sights, sounds, smells, tastes and tactile sensations together with the mental acts that intermingle with them (such is the nature of the process of meditation) To investigate these things is not for the purpose of taking possession of them, but for the purpose of knowing them, stage by stage.”
Of course, this is a precise description of the Spiritual Sight or controlled remote viewing protocol which involves the accessing of sensory information coupled with intermingled analytic left brain overlay.
He further wrote: “We cleansed the mind with sights, sounds, smells, tastes and tactile sensations, using them as a whetstone to sharpen mindfulness and discernment, which then probes inward and turns the mind absolutely pure.”
And: “moving to the realm of senses is the first step to nonjudgment.”
He calls the processes of spiritual sight “the language of the heart”.
3. The Buddha is quoted as saying in the Dvedhavitakka Suttra (Handful of Leaves, Volume 2 Sutta Pitaka) “I noticed two forms of thinking, Monks, before my self awakening, when I was still just an unawakened Bodhisattva, the thought occurred to me: Why don’t I keep dividing my thinking into two sorts”.
And: "When the mind was concentrated, purified, bright, unblemished and rid of defilement (meaning logical verbal thoughts, nouns, concepts) I directed it to the knowledge of recollecting my past lives.” In other words, he used Spiritual Sight to remote view his past lives.
And: (Of the process of meditation and enlightenment) “Monks, I will teach you the sequence of the root of all phenomena.” Contrast this with Ingo Swann’s statement about CRV: "We are not learning to be psychic, but rather learning the nature of perception."
And: (Another precise description of the processes of CRV and Spiritual Sight) “When the processes of feeling and thought are stilled, and there is a breakthrough to the cessation of the six senses, is there anything left? This dimension is NOT a total annihilation of experience. It is a type of experience that I call consciousness without surface, luminous all around.”
Finally, the Buddha is quoted as precisely defining what is from the left brain, known to the controlled remote viewers as “analytic overlay”. The Buddha clearly identifies what thoughts come from the left brain and identifies them as being created by the mind. Modern neuroscience agrees with this.
“Apparent things, external to the mind, do not exist (except as energetic information). They are the mind, in various forms, appearing to itself. Bodies, goods, locations-all such things- are but the mind alone, I do affirm”.
Of course, this is a nice description of the mental processes we place in the right hand column during the protocol of Spiritual Sight or CRV.
CRV is often portrayed as an elite process, that requires significant training and expense to acquire. In fact, it is a natural normal ability when understood as a spiritual training tool. Anyone can read “Spiritual Sight: The Manual” and with a partner, train themselves to do it. As the Buddha’s first disciple said of his teachings: “It rose up in me as if I had always known it”. Learning Spiritual Sight connects you with your deepest intuition and awakened true self.
The basic process of Spiritual Sight or CRV is the return to the basic sensory understanding of reality, the source of deep intuition. I did not understand this link between returning to the nonverbal sensory consciousness and accessing this ultimate reality of information, unconditional love and wisdom, until I studied the writings of the 2d Century AD Tibetan Monk Nagarjuna. The Monk Jamgon Mopham Rimpoche, in a commentary on Nagarjuna called The Introduction to the Middle Way wrote:
“The first importance of to study the Dharma is the correct understanding of the nature of phenomena, the objects and situations that surround us in our daily life and (to differentiate them) the thoughts and emotions that occupy and agitate our minds.
Ultimate truth is not separate from phenomena. It is the very nature of phenomena. (ultimate truth is used here to mean the same as nonverbal consciousness or the sensory stream of information). Ultimate reality is veiled by the appearances of the illusionary truth of the world. These two truths are never separate, they merge and coincide in phenomena.”
By studying Nagarjuna, we can at last understand the important of separating the sensory stream of consciousness from the analytic mind, the minds, concepts and objects identified and separated out in the process of spiritual sight and CRV. This very process unveils and reveals the ultimate truth of reality which is around us all the time. This process leads directly to the discovery of a wholly new dimension of the mind itself.