Thomas (Tom) McNear

Thomas (Tom) McNear
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Robert M. Knight

Thomas (Tom) McNear, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (ret.) was the first member of the Army Star Gate program to be personally trained in Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV) by Ingo Swann and the only member Mr. Swann trained through Stage VI; he was the “proof of principle guinea pig.” Tom’s sessions also began to evolve into Stage VII (phonetics), naming many sites by name via phonetics. Paul Smith wrote: “Tom’s results were not just impressive. Some could even be considered spectacular.” In 1985 Tom wrote the first CRV manual based on his training with Mr Swann.

After serving in the Army’s remote viewing program from 1981-1985, Tom continued a successful career in Army counterintelligence and counterespionage. He retired from the Army in 1997.

In 2011, after a 26 year hiatus, Tom performed a successful CRV session with Ingo Swann as his monitor. He has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and continues to serve the Army as a civil servant while living in Seaford, Virginia with his wife of 37 years, Faye VanDyke McNear.

IRVA 2012 – Life in the Center Lane


Tom McNear will discuss meeting Ingo Swann, training with Ingo, life in the Center Lane program, and what it was like to do a session with Ingo after a 26 year break. Tom will also discuss why he left the program after completing training in Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV) Stage VI, how the assignment affected his military career, whether it interfered with his natural psychic abilities, and if he continued to use remote viewing in his everyday life.

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