InPresence 249Tolerance of Ambiguity
March 30, 2023
Published on April 4, 2023
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Scientist Russell Targ describes remote viewing research he conducted with sponsorship from the CIA and military intelligence establishment. He presents graphic illustrations of the tests that persuaded the government to fund this research. He describes his own personal experiences as a remote viewer. He explains that remote viewing, or free-response clairvoyance, is probably the single [...]
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