Psychic spy Lyn Buchanan joined guest host Connie Willis (info) in the first half for a discussion on remote viewing and how it is being used in the civilian world. Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV) came out of the laboratory and into the military and now has moved into the civilian world where enterprising individuals and companies are finding new applications for it, Buchanan explained. Civilians are using a special application of remote viewing called Associative Remote Viewing (ARV), which allows one to predict the future outcome of an event where there are many possible outcomes. "There are a few of them that just are... astounding us," he said.
According to Buchanan, 90% of civilians who have learned ARV are using it to beat games of chance in casinos. He referenced a detective who works with a crew of 25 trained Controlled Remote Viewers to help solve missing persons cases. Buchanan pointed out ARV can be used by businesses to predict which of their projects will be most productive, and even which stocks will produce the most gains. He also briefly talked about super soldier programs within the military, and opted not to comment on the reality of 'underwater breathers' — Navy volunteers who have had gills implanted in their necks for clandestine undersea missions.
Mark Stavish is the founder and director of Institute for Hermetic Studies. He is a respected authority in the study and practice of spiritual traditions, and the author of The Path of Alchemy, Kabbalah for Health and Wellness, and Between the Gates. In the second half of the program, Stavish talked about Western esotericism and the subject of egregores, or living manifested thought forms created by collective consciousness. Humankind's quest to understand the big questions of existence and what comes after death has produced numerous belief systems, including those based on reincarnation, alchemy (study of consciousness, energy, and matter), and mysticisms such as Kabbalah (study of consciousness, energy, and symbols), Stavish explained.
"What matters is does each individual out there have a practice that allows them to better understand themselves and their own nature... so that they can then begin to have the experiences where they can answer these questions for themselves," he continued. According to Stavish, we are not alone in the universe and can be connected to various spiritual beings by the company we keep. Egregores are psychic entities who are both made up of and influence the thoughts of a group of people, he explained, noting individuals think and act certain ways in part due to their participation in certain groups.