March 4th – 6:30pm
Venue: The Boulder Integral Center, 2805 Broadway Street, Boulder, CO 80304 (303) 541 1540
$10 (Boulder Integral Members)
$15 (Non members)
A popular view of human mentality outlines a continuum running from unconscious through subsconscious to waking consciousness. In contrast, many metaphysical belief systems often acknowledge this a valuable place to start but find this model to be limited and shortsighted. Instead, they propose further layers of consciousness that transcend the simplistic reductionist model. The term “meta-consciousness” captures this further layer of consciousness. Most metaphysical systems offer only immediate, subjective experience as evidence for meta-consciousness. To verify the existence of meta-consciousness, the experiencer must undertake some kind of “path” or “journey” to enlightenment.
Only after much progress — or often not until final completion of the journey — can an initiate verify for him or herself that such a level of meta-consciousness actually exists. Many systems claim to produce enlightenment, but not all of these claims turn out to be legitimate. Unsurprisingly, honest seekers often find themselves reluctant merely on the testimony of others to engage in a process that might in the end yield nothing but ashes. Many doubt such a transcendent realm of meta-consciousness even exists. But good objective evidence exists for meta-consciousness. One can find this evidence in the recent, well-conducted scientific research into extra-sensory perception, or ESP. How ESP evidences meta-consciousness, and what we can learn because of it, is the subject of this presentation. You will even have the opportunity to try it yourselves in a simple experiment.
Paul H. Smith, Ph.D. became a psychic spy in 1983, when he was recruited for the Army’ s remote viewing psychic espionage program. During seven years in the military program he studied under the legendary Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann, served as a first-line operational remote viewer, wrote the official manual on controlled remote viewing (‘CRV’ — a more disciplined form of remote viewing), and taught CRV to new military remote viewers. His students include now-famous remote viewers such as Lyn Buchanan, Mel Riley, and David Morehouse. Paul has briefed and demonstrated remote viewing to senators and senior military and government officials. A veteran of Desert Storm with the storied 101st Airborne Division, he retired from the US Army in 1996 at the rank of major from his final duty position, chief of intelligence and security for the Military District of Washington.
Paul has a thirty-year history in helping people develop consciousness-based skills, and is dedicated to changing society’ s attitudes towards applied consciousness using the powerful levers of teaching, speaking, and writing about — and organizing around — remote viewing. President and chief instructor of since 1997 if his own commercial full-service remote viewing training company, Remote Viewing Instructional Services, Inc., he is also a founding director of the non-profit International Remote Viewing Association, of which he presently serves as president. He has chaired and organized seven of IRVA s annual remote viewing conferences since the organization ‘s founding in 1999.
Paul’s book, “Reading the Enemy s Mind: Inside Star Gate America s Psychic Espionage Program ” (Tor/Forge 2005) was the Book Bonus Feature and Editor s Choice Selection for the March 2006 issue of Reader s Digest. He co-produced the acclaimed DVD-based “LearnDowsing” training program. Paul’s education includes a BA from Brigham Young University and an MS from the National Defense Intelligence College (both in Middle Eastern studies), and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, writing on consciousness, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science. He has spoken on the subject of remote viewing and parapsychology at various national and international conferences, and had numerous radio and television appearances, including A&E, The History Channel, CBS Sunday Morning, and Coast to Coast AM, among many others.
For more information, see Paul’s website at http://www.rviewer.com or call (toll free) (866) 229-7847.