"I don't see the logic of rejecting data just because they seem incredible." Astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001)
There is a direct link between Ingo’s work as an artist and his research in remote viewing, parapsychology, consciousness exploration and bioenergetics, clearly described by Martin Ebon in the quarterly journal Spiritual Frontiers: “It was when Ingo started to make drawings of his psychic visions that he discovered a very basic kind of ESP system that lies within us in undeveloped form. It is this system and the process of using it that became the foundation of Ingo’s lifelong research.”
This lifelong research as a “guinea pig” or what he called, an experimental subject in a parapsychology lab, saw him involved in a number of research projects. His driving goal in all of this was to show that these abilities can be validated through established and peer reviewed scientific methods.
The repository of much of that research is the University of West Georgia, Ingram Library, Special Collections, which specializes in Parapsychology and Humanistic Psychology. Notable among the existing Collections are the papers and records of Dr. William Roll, project director of the Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke University and Ingo’s dear friend.
Of primary significance is the preservation there of Ingo's SRI research files, a treasure trove of information on the history and development of remote viewing. One set of SRI files contains records on all the first RV test subjects, including Tom McNear and Ingo himself, with transcripts, sessions and memos about the sessions, and the emerging understanding of the process of locating and developing the ESP core. Another set of files holds the many documents and memos Ingo created while at SRI, including requests, memos to file and general correspondence.
As part of Ingo’s personal research, he conducted remote viewing sessions targeting the planet Jupiter and its surrounding moons, Mars and Mercury. The findings in his well-known Jupiter probe were later confirmed by Voyager’s own tour of the planet in 1979. Edgar Mitchell, who made his historic moon voyage in 1971, said in the National Enquirer, “It took Mariner 10 months to get to Mercury – but Mr. Swann was able to project his consciousness there in an instant. Mr. Swann’s findings – weeks before we received the Mariner 10 data – were incredibly accurate.” The files, containing all of the remote viewing sessions, slide presentations and speeches he created to document the results, along with a binder containing the data supporting his findings are part of the Ingram Library’s Special Collections.
The research at SRI was aided by hundreds of scientific and other documents that provided significant insights and information. Ingo did not want those contributions to be forgotten. He kept reference files of journals, papers and articles from the 19th and 20th centuries, covering any information that pertained to the phenomena being researched. The files represent an invaluable history.
A descriptive summary of the Ingo Swann collection at the University of West Georgia can be found at http://uwg.galileo.usg.edu/uwg/view?docId=ead/MS-0060-ead.xml
For more information about the Ingo Swann collection, please contact Blynne Olivieri, head of Special Collections at email@example.com or 678-839-5455.
The "probes" [at SRI in August of 1972] of helium, nitrogen, thermisters, magnetometers and photomultipliers constituted psychokinetic-type experiments -- the "mind-over-matter" thing. I think some few of these experiments went well, for I remember that when it seemed a PK effect had been achieved, the technicians who has set up the equipment usually said "there must be something wrong with the equipment."
--Ingo Swann, Remote Viewing: The Real Story
The University of West Georgia's psychology program is distinguished by its academic specialties in humanistic psychology and parapsychology. In order to support teaching, learning, and research for those unique disciplinary areas, Special Collections at UWG actively collects archival materials and printed materials pertaining to human consciousness and humanistic psychology.
Notable among these collections are papers of Ingo Swann who coined the term “remote viewing,” along with his book collection; the papers and print collections of Dr. William G. Roll whose area of specialty was psychokinesis (PK) and was on faculty at West Georgia College; the papers of Dr. Stanley Krippner; the David Wayne Hooks library which originated from the Psychical Research Foundation; the papers of scholar Sidney Jourard, who founded the American Association for Humanistic Psychology; Carmi Harari, who founded the Division of Humanistic Psychology within the American Psychology Association; the papers Janet Lee Mitchell who conducted experiments in extrasensory perception and psychokinesis; and the papers of Anne C. Richards who served on Association for Humanistic Education (AHE), trustee for the Field Psych Trust, and surveyed University of West Georgia students’ attitudes towards sexuality from 1981-1999. Also notable are the papers of psychologist Edith Weisskopf-Joelson who studied schizophrenia, alienation and logotherapy.
Special Collections holds extensive rare print materials from the fields of Human Consciousness in particular. These materials include monographs and serial publications such as journals and newsletters. There are several major personal and organizational libraries within their collections. This includes the libraries of Ingo Swann, William G. Roll, Sidney Jourard (in the field of Humanistic Psychology), the Psychical Research Foundation library, and what is called colloquially as the "Hooks Books." The Hooks collection is a 1,600-volume library of 19th and 20th century books covering subjects such as life after death, extra sensory perception, out-of-body experiences, apparitions, and altered states of consciousness. It belonged to David Wayne Hooks and was acquired by UWG in association with the Psychical Research Foundation.
You can search the library's catalog through a direct word or through a key word search. To see the contents of a person's library, like Ingo Swann's library, you can search Swann, Ingo as AUTHOR.
For their full finding aids database, please visit https://aspace-uwg.galileo.usg.edu/
Special Collections is glad to help you in locating any book or serial of interest to you in their collection. Please reach out to them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and they can schedule an in-person or on-video research appointment with you. Use of the rare print materials in their collections is through in-person use of the item in the Special Collections Research Room, or they can guide you on how to request a scan of an item through your academic or local library's Interlibrary Loan/Resource Sharing services.
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The fellowship was established to advance scholarship in the field of human consciousness and to encourage use of the human consciousness collections in the University of West Georgia, Ingram Library’s Special Collections in unique and creative ways.
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Archives of those mentioned in Ingo's Roll of Honor from his Real Story of Remote Viewing:
Welcome to this database regarding the superpowers of the human biomind.
Certain aspects of the superpower faculties work spontaneously at times, resulting in many historical and modern anecdotes of such experiencing. It is the long historical record of such experiencing which attests to the factual existence of the indwelling superpower faculties.
There is an important distinction, though, between (1) the spontaneous occurrences, and (2) conscious, cognitive interacting with the superpower faculties. But the historical record of our species shows that various societies tolerant of the superpowers did permit development of various kinds of conscious interacting with them.
While working on government funded projects, beginning in 1973, it became necessary to distinguish new thresholds of understanding. It also became necessary to depart from those concepts of parapsychology and psychical research which had become too generally standardized and a matter of convention rather than of innovative insight.
It was found that many concepts meaningful to the superpowers were being ignored, others were not understood to be relevant, and gaping holes were discovered regarding important information which needed to be filled in. New and innovating understanding was necessary.
What came to be known as remote viewing was the central pillar of the research. But this pillar also served as a developmental core regarding information about all of the other superpowers. The active research lasted for about fifteen years -- after which a new "map" of the superpowers could be drawn.
This map is still tentative, however, because much needs to be added to it, and which many will doubtlessly do as the decades pass on into the future.
As the noble Aldous Huxley might have put it, here, then, is the beginnings of a Brave New World in this database.
In constructing this database, I have elected not to organize it as a whole nor to determine which topics are more important than others. Very many issues need to be considered, and each of which have their firm place within the larger picture of the superpowers.
And since people are different one from the other and have their own intellectual and experiential viewpoints, I've decided to construct this database as an extensive series of topics and essays for those who want to consider them piecemeal and perhaps find some nuance of understanding.
Real understanding is not possible unless information can be integrated. Each essay in this database deals piecemeal with a different topic or subject. But eventually those who read them with interest may begin to see how the many piecemeal topics integrate both in terms of comprehension and of experiencing.
Thanks for accessing this database -- and blessings on you.
My long-term and deep and continuing interest in astrology has in many ways made my life better for and because of it. These long efforts have not only dealt with the art and craft of astrology itself, but with its own complicated history, its social place in history, cultural antagonism to it, and also with the changing social aspects of astrologer's themselves. The contours of human living are always changing, and there is "something" deep-seated in the human psyche which "knows" that much of these changing contours correspond with invisible "astral influences." The study and observation of these changing contours and their correspondences to the "influences" has always been called Astrology.
Then, in the cold winter of 1962, I met a woman named Annie
Fayle (pronounced fay-lee) at a group meeting held by Dr. Karlis Osis at the American Society for Psychical Research in New York City. Dr. Osis was interested in whether artists were more psychic than non-artists, and somehow he had heard about me. So he had gotten together about ten of such artistic specimens to discuss this possibility. I sat next to Annie and so we got to talking, and when a rest break came we stepped outside to smoke, at which point I began dumping on her all my gloom and doom feelings since this had by now become my perpetual frame of mind. So Annie listened for a little while and then asked how old I was. When I told her, she then said the most astonishing thing: "Oh, you're just going through your first Saturn return. Nothing to worry about. It happens to everyone, and it will pass." In this way I found out that Annie was not only a painter but an astrologer, too, and that what I was going through was typical of the Saturn return.
Although modern astrologers have never been able to explain why it should be so, over six thousand years ago they began to notice that each degree of the 360-degree zodiac, the planets themselves as well as their relationships to each other, and the fixed stars, were factors somehow representative of invisible energies and forces with regard to what we now call “how things turn out.”
--Ingo Swann, Psychic Literacy
Astrology can time-loop us with the future, and we can foresee calming or disruptive times ahead depending on which planetary configurations will take place.
--Ingo Swann, Your Nostradamus Factor