IRVA Sponsored Event

Intro to Extended Remote Viewing (ERV) - the Paranormal Academy With Angela Thompson Smith

August 19, 2023

Online, Zoom


"In the 1970s researchers at Stanford Research Institute (SRI), CA, began studying a unique topic that they called Remote Viewing (RV). They described Remote Viewing as: “A human information-accessing capability that we call ‘remote viewing’. This phenomenon pertains to the ability of certain individuals to access and describe by means of mental processes, information sources blocked from ordinary perception, and generally accepted as secure against such access.”

This line of research was adopted by the US military as they developed the Star Gate Unit at Fort Mead, MD. Eventually the Unit adopted the SRI Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV) protocols but, prior to this, they were using a method similar to Guided Meditation. Developed by F “Skip” Atwater, he named it Extended Remote Viewing (ERV), "as the viewer stayed in an altered state of consciousness for an extended period of time.” At the close of the Star Gate Unit, ERV became more accessible to the general public and was defined as a more free-form method of remote viewing."

Dr. Angela Thompson Smith entered the Remote Viewing field through her interest and experience in Out-Of-Body Experience (OBE), her participation in Ganzfeld Research at the Psychophysical Research Laboratory (PRL), and participation in Princeton University’s PEAR Lab study of Precognitive Remote Perception (PRP).


The goals of this Module are to share the development of ERV prior to and following the adoption of more formal methods of Remote Viewing and the place of ERV within these more recognized applications. All classes will be recorded so you won't miss anything!

The fee for this module is $75 for IRVA members and $100 for nonmembers.

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