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Russell Targ

Biography:

Russell Targ is a physicist and author who was a pioneer in the development of the laser and laser applications. He was also co-founder of the previously secret Stanford Research Institute's investigation into psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s. His work in this new area, called remote viewing, was published in Nature, The Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Russell did graduate work in physics at Columbia University, and is co-author of six books dealing with the scientific investigation of psychic abilities. In 1997, he retired from Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Co. as a senior staff scientist. He now pursues ESP research in Palo Alto, California, and is also publishing special editions of classic books in psychical research.

Past Shows:

Remote Viewing/ Changelings

In the first half, writer and physicist Russell Targ discussed the early remote viewing program, including his work with the 'father of Remote Viewing,' the late Ingo Swann. "Ingo taught us about the whole idea of remote viewing," he said, recalling early experiments. In the latter half, self- claimed alien/human hybrid, Devaron, talked about the phenomenon of "changelings," children who are surreptitiously or unintentionally substituted for another by ETs. According to Devaron, this program has been happening since the dawn of mankind. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Remote Viewing Experiments

Writer and physicist Russell Targ discussed his involvement in creating the Remote Viewing program at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) during the Cold War, as well as various remote viewing applications and experiments. After two decades of research at SRI, they demonstrated that ordinary people visiting their laboratory could learn to accurately describe and experience what was going on at distant places. First hour guest, author and journalist Von Braschler (book link) talked about the secrets of time from the mystical viewpoint. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Art Bell: Somewhere in Time

Art Bell - Somewhere in Time returned to September 7, 1999, when physicist and remote viewer Russell Targ talked about ESP, remote viewing, and the power of the mind. ... More »

Host: Art Bell - Somewhere In Time

Remote Viewing & ESP

Writer and physicist Russell Targ discussed his role in creating the Remote Viewing program at the Stanford Research Institute during the Cold War, as well his work with psychics and ESP research. First hour guest, financial advisor Catherine Austin Fitts talked about the US Postal Service considering layoffs and cutbacks, as well general economic news. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Remote Viewing Program

Writer and physicist Russell Targ discussed his role as co-founder of a remote viewing/ESP research program for the CIA at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) during the Cold War. First hour guest, Anthony H. Davidson (book link) talked about the properties of luck. ... More »

Host: George Noory

The Life and Times of Russell Targ

Writer and physicist Russell Targ discussed his life and his role in the creation of the government's Remote Viewing program. In addition to elaborating on his famous work in the RV field, he shared insight into his lifelong struggles with facial blindness, his relationship with chess champion Bobby Fischer, his work on the Patty Hearst case, and other anecdotes from his colorful life. Targ recalled how he'd first become introduced to the phenomenon of ESP, tracing it back to his days as a magician when he was in college. One popular trick that he would perform involved the audience members putting questions into envelopes which he would then pretend to read psychically. Despite knowing the question ahead of time, Targ noted, under the pressure of the performance he would also get mental images pertaining to the audience member. "So I could supplement an ordinary trick by whatever ESP came my way," he explained. "In a certain sense, it was Von Braun's psychic grandm ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Memoirs of a Remote Viewer

Writer and physicist Russell Targ discussed his new memoir Do You See What I See?, which chronicles his tale as a visually impaired scientist who helped create the Remote Viewing program at SRI, and offersinfo on how to separate the psychic signal from mental noise. He learned remote viewing (RV) from the legendary psychic Ingo Swann, and in turn, he and Hal Puthoff taught these skills to a group of Army Intelligence officers in the 1970's. Running for over twenty years, the CIA's RV unit revealed information on such topics as Chinese atomic bombs, armed hostages in Iran, and lost planes in Africa, he detailed.Yet in 1995, the CIA cancelled and declassified the program, claiming that with the end of the Cold War, America no longer had the kind of enemies that warranted using RV, Targ explained. He speculated that fundamentalist elements in the CIA/gov't. may have exerted pressure to get rid of the program. RV can be used for financial gain-- his team at one point had success ... More »

Host: George Noory

Rebroadcast: "Skeptic's Cage" from 1/23/06

In this rebroadcast from 1/23/06, skeptic Dr. Michael Shermer debated scientists Gary Schwartz, Russell Targ and Dean Radin on such topics as mediums and remote viewing. The first hour was a replay from 2/12/07, featuring Casey & Jeannie Kasem. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Identity & Suffering

Physicist and parapsychologist Russell Targ discussed the new book he's co-authored, The End of Suffering, and also recounted some of his remote viewing experiences. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Remote Viewing & Fearless Living

In his first show broadcast live from the Philippines, Art Bell welcomed parapsychologist Russell Targ, who spoke about his book The End of Suffering: Fearless Living in Troubled Times, as well as the latest research into non-local awareness and remote viewing. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

The Skeptic's Cage

Dr. Michael Shermer, the publisher of Skeptic Magazine and a columnist for Scientific American debated three scientists, one each hour, on various aspects of scientific thought and the paranormal. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Experiments in Dreaming

Dr. Stephen LaBerge,the founder of theLucidity Institute, discussed how lucid dreaming can enhance individual lives. The ability to realize one is in a dream while still in the dream state creates great opportunities for self-development and fulfillment, he said.Lucid dreaming is similar to the Tibetan "yoga of the dream state," which utilizes the experiences as a means to spiritual progress, he added. LaBerge, who said he has had thousands of lucid dreams, shared a particularly profound one, in which the sports car he was driving became airborne and took to the clouds. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Remote Viewing & Psychic Research

Physicist and author Russell Targ discussed the applications and importance of remote viewing and psychic abilities. Such capacities indicate an expanded awareness beyond our current notions of space and time, he said. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

Remote Viewing Possibilities

Physicist and author, Russell Targ shared the history, current uses, and the future possibilities of remote viewing. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

Russell Targ

Targ is a physicist and author who was a pioneer in the development of laser, and cofounder of the Stanford Research Institute's investigation into psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

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