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In the early 90's, Dr. Brown was instructed in Remote Viewing (RV), a psychic technique originally developed for the CIA through Stanford Research Institute. According to proponents, Remote Viewing can be used to access information from any geographic or temporal location; however, it is generally considered a pseudoscience by mainstream scientists.
After his training, Dr. Brown then developed a methodology he calls Scientific Remote Viewing (SRV). In 1995, he founded the Farsight Institute , a non-profit organization whose purpose is to conduct and disseminate research of the remote-viewing phenomenon, and to train remote viewers.
Dr. Brown wrote two controversial books that he claims came from remote viewing data on the subject of life in the Universe: Cosmic Voyage and Cosmic Explorer .
Claims of Extraterrestrial Life
In his books, Brown describes a coalition of extraterrestrial civilizations and spiritual entities that he calls the Galactic Federation. This group includes the Greys, a race of aliens that Brown says can be categorized by their spiritual development. Also involved with the Federation are terrestrial religious leaders Jesus and Buddha.
Also of interest are a race of humanoid Martians living secretly under the surfaces of Mars and Earth due to an eons-old natural disaster on their planet; and an extradimensional race of reptillian warriors whose otherworldliness somehow interferes with direct attempts at remote viewing them.
In late 1996, Brown corroborated claims made by amateur astronomer Chuck Shamek that a large object was located behind Comet Hale-Bopp. According to Brown, remote viewers at the Farsight Institute had witnessed the object and confirmed that it was a UFO. In January 1997, Brown provided photographic evidence to radio host Art Bell, claiming to have received the photograph's negatives from an unnamed astronomer at a major university. Against Brown's urgings, Bell released the photo on the Internet. Professors from the University of Hawaii were then able to identify the photo as a forgery that had been made from a comet photo taken at that institution.
This seemingly minor occurance evolved into a scandal when, in March of 1997, the cult group Heaven's Gate chose the appearance of the comet as a signal for their mass cult suicide. They claimed they were leaving their earthly bodies to travel to the space ship following the comet.
Brown suggested that the comet photos sent to him were part of a "wide-scale and highly organized disinformation campaign" with "resources that extend beyond those of any university or professor," and that the Farsight Institute had walked into a trap by publicizing the photo. "Disinformation campaigns," says Brown, "are not unusual in the area of extraterrestrial life."
- Dr. Courtney Brown's official website
- The Farsight Institute
- January 1997 Official statement by Dr. Brown about Hale-Bopp photos
Books on Remote Viewing
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