vs. Gerald O'Donnell?
An old article in answer to an article posted by Lyn Buchanan: Answer to another web site's claims about the identity of Gerald O'Donnell.
Mr. Gerald O'Donnell would like to post the following statements (Dec. 97):
For some months, innuendoes and misconceptions have been posted on another web site under the following title " Who is Mr. Gerald O'Donnell?" by a certain Mr. Lyn Buchanan who claims to have been a US remote viewer.
Mr. O'Donnell resents having to lower himself to petty arguments. He has always tried to go well beyond narrow-minded personality differences and ego-boosting devices. Nevertheless, he feels that after many repeated direct attempts to have the offending material removed and great patience on his part, the time has come to publicly set the record straight:
Mr. O'Donnell made it adamantly clear from the start of this site's first page that he was part of a Western European Remote viewing program and did not partake in any of the presently terminated US Government RV efforts.
Remote Viewing cannot be an active state of mind, since by definition it requires a passive state in order to be able to receive data.
In order to remote view, one has to get data from one's own thoughts, and not from outside stimuli. One therefore enters automatically an "altered state of consciousness". This correlates with increased alpha and theta brain wave tracings.
Theta and particularly deep theta are by far the best levels to remote view. An active beta (so-called awake) state precludes any remote viewing ability, since by the definition of beta one would then be concentrating on anything but his/her own internal thought and the data they carry.
CRV, as an acronym, was used by the US military for Coordinate Remote Viewing and not for Controlled Remote Viewing. All CRV meant was that real coordinates (longitude and latitude) or fake ones (random number) would be given in order to draw information from the collective unconscious when one was performing a remote viewing session.
One can easily train using audio tapes, since as one closes one's eyes (preferred in order to shut down external input), they gently bring a subject onto a relaxed, introverted, state of mind. They can be listened to again and again, as often as needed, and one may train in a private setting without any fear of failure and/or ridicule.