Remote Viewing

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March 27, 2012

Tami Simon speaks with David Morehouse, a former officer in the US Army who was trained in a method called Remote Viewing—a psychic technique for gathering information across time and space. Now dedicated to using his training to promote spiritual growth, David is the author of the international bestseller Psychic Warrior, and has created several titles with Sounds True, including The Remote Viewing Online Training Course. In this episode, Tami speaks with David about the original CIA “psychic spy” program, how and why this method is still valued by the military, whether Remote Viewing can show us the future, and how Remote Viewing transforms the human heart. (64 minutes)

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Born into a family of career officers, David Morehouse for nearly 20 years steadied himself on an unwavering track of becoming a general in the United States Army. Then, in 1987, a machine gun bullet hit him and, by all accounts, should have killed him instantly. Instead, this experience opened his perception to a new reality, and a new understanding of personal and collective purpose. In his international bestseller Psychic Warrior, he recounts how he was recruited into a top-secret program of the CIA and trained as a Remote Viewer, capable of seeing persons, places, and things distant in space-time to gather information. Today David Morehouse has transformed these techniques into a tool for personal empowerment, enhanced insight, intuitive development, and discernment. Now, in a landmark event, he has created his first practical course in this amazing method: The Remote Viewing Training Course.


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Remote Viewing

Tami Simon speaks with David Morehouse, a former officer in the US Army who was trained in a method called Remote Viewing—a psychic technique for gathering information across time and space. Now dedicated to using his training to promote spiritual growth, David is the author of the international bestseller Psychic Warrior, and has created several titles with Sounds True, including The Remote Viewing Online Training Course. In this episode, Tami speaks with David about the original CIA “psychic spy” program, how and why this method is still valued by the military, whether Remote Viewing can show us the future, and how Remote Viewing transforms the human heart. (64 minutes)

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