In the first half, Russell Targ discussed his forthcoming documentary Third Eye Spies, detailing his creation of the remote viewing program at the Stanford Research Institute during the Cold War, including his work with the father of remote viewing, the late Ingo Swann. It was an unprecedented time that spanned twenty years, in which the CIA and government scientists strongly supported both the reality of ESP and its usefulness in Cold War psychic spying. In addition to Swann, the documentary profiles the talented psychics Pat Price and Hella Hammid. Price, Targ revealed, was taken away from SRI after his amazing description of a Russian weapons factory.
Price went on to work for the CIA near Langley in Virginia and was able to remote view inside the code room of a foreign embassy and describe what was there. "Very shortly after that, Price mysteriously died," Targ said, adding that he thinks he was killed, as he was likely considered a danger in that he could retrieve nuclear launch codes. Remote viewing is an example of non-local awareness which dovetails with new ideas in physics and quantum entanglement, as well as the Buddhist idea that separation of consciousness is an illusion. The data, he said, shows that we're connected in surprising ways to points in space-time that appear distant to us.
In the latter half, author and teacher Nick Seneca Jankel shared his radical life philosophy that reunites cutting-edge science with timeless wisdom about human consciousness. His own experiences, as well as his philosophical investigations, led him to develop what he calls "spiritual atheism," an approach that allows people to both embrace science and appreciate that there are some things science may never fully explain. "God," he explained, "is the living dynamic adaptive system of intelligence and complexity that we're all part of...[and] can guide our action in the moment by giving us information whether it's through dejà vu or synchronicity," or other forms such as dreams that help us thrive and move forward.
"You are your own shaman, waiting for you to heal yourself, and to heal others. And that's... part of the journey of life to become that version of us," he continued. Drawing a distinction between instinct and intuition, he noted that the former relates to our fears and survival, while the latter is the voice of "connective consciousness." Precognition, Jankel suggested, is part of an evolutionary system, and points to the power of free will and multiple destinies and possibilities that hinge on the choices we make.