Interview with Paul O'Connor

Paul O`Connor studied architecture, is a Trainer in Controlled Remote Viewing (Remote Perception), applies psychological energy techniques such as EFT/TAT/GSH/Z-Point Access/NPA, works with entrepreneurial start-ups, organisations, groups and individuals to develop their Intuitive Intelligence, using unique creative problem-solving and strategic thinking techniques, to uncover blind spots, remove mental blocks, unleash creative thinking and make better decisions.

1. When did you start your journey with CRV, the remote viewing teaching of Lyn Buchanan?

In 2004, I read a book called Psychic Warrior (David Morhouse) which told a story about a psychic spying unit created by the US Army in the 1970s, because they had discovered that the Soviets (USSR) had developed psychic techniques and were using them to spy on the Americans. At that time, the existence of the unit was so secret that rumours of its existence were like a myth.

In 1995, after the unit was disbanded, the project was declassified by President Bill Clinton and the people in the unit, who were now retired, were allowed to speak about it, to write their books and to offer training to members of the public.

After doing some research, and having identified two trainers, I sent an email invitation in 2006, to Major Paul Smith and Lyn Buchanan, inviting both to come to Ireland and run a CRV training course. Lyn Buchanan replied first and, in 2007, Lyn came to Dublin, Ireland, and trained 12 people, including myself, in Basic CRV. Over the following two years, I brought Lyn back to Ireland to provide training in more advanced Intermediate CRV and Advanced CRV, and beyond.

2. Do you remember when you got your first results, i.e. when you realized the potential of this method? What happened and what did you experience?

As I was researching remote viewing, I found material online that tried to explain how to do it. As a trainer/organiser I invited some friends to try this technique.

I asked another friend to select a story from an Irish newspaper and to put the story into a sealed envelope (so that I and the remote viewer would not know what it was).

Although we had no formal training, I brought my first friend through the process and they began describing smokey smells and the smell of burning plastic, as if they were actually smelling it. We later opened the envelope and were both amazed to read the newspaper story about a fire in a factory that made acrylic plastic!

I remember wondering, “If this is what we can find with no formal training, how much better could we be if we received formal training?”

Since when have you been a Lyn Buchanan-recognised trainer? perspective as a teacher, what kind of experience has it given you?

Having trained with Lyn between 2007-2009, I began teaching the CRV technique to others, in order to understand it better myself. If you want to truly learn and understand something, teach it to others. Your own students will be your best teachers!

In 2010, I went to the IRVA (International Remote Viewing Association) Conference in Las Vegas, where I gave a presentation about how emotions and emotional reactions affect the quality and standard of remote viewing. Lyn came to me, after my presentation, and told me that he thought that I probably understood remote viewing better than anyone in the room, and that I should start formally training my own students. So, I returned to Ireland and started creating and organising my own training courses but using Lyn’s training manuals.

Is there a particular Remote Viewing session you have done that you would like to share?

There have been so many, some of which I cannot share because they were done for private clients or as part of team projects (including for missing persons).

There is an old video online at  which was my first time working on camera. It was part of a project for artist Karen Russo, who wanted to explore if a remote viewer could ‘see’ her artwork.

5. Why would you recommend learning Controlled Remote Viewing?

It will not ‘make you psychic’, but you will come to a much deeper personal understanding of yourself, what you are and what you are truly capable of, as a human being.

6. Are there any particular aspects for which you should not learn CRV?

It is a tool, and like all tools it can be used or misused. Your own ego, and your moral and ethical compass, will affect what you decide to do with it or use it for.

7.  In the past you created a presentation entitled Paul O’Connor: Energy Psychology and Controlled Remote Viewing – YouTube. What prompted you to do this?

It followed my 2010 IRVA presentation, to try to explain to remote viewers how emotions can affect their work, and offer ways to manage their emotional reactions. In other words, to give them more self-control over their work (which is what the Controlled in CRV means).

8. In the past, you went abroad to apply the Emotional Freedom Technique. Can you explain something about the technique and what it did for you? How does it relate to Remote Viewing?

The answer to that question is (i) too big, and (ii) way beyond the scope of CRV. I suggest that the answer to Question 7 also answers this one. Watch the video!

9. Are there any other topics you want to talk about?

Do not expect, by learning how to remote view, that you will (i) Save The World, (ii) Find The Cure For Cancer, or (iii) Find The Missing Children, any more than teaching a police officer how to tie their shoes will make them a super-cop!

Remote viewing is simply a technique for trying to find, hopefully useful, information when you have no other means of finding it! It works best when it is used as part of a bigger information gathering process. It is not perfect.

Use it to find yourself, first!


Interview with Angela Dellafiora Ford on Sensitivity

Some people do not believe in the possibility of access to information through extrasensory perceptions. What do you think about this?

People often do not believe in the possibility of access to information through ESP because it goes against their belief system. We are not taught by our parents, schools, or churches to believe in ESP. We are not taught how to utilize ESP. So, when one starts to open up and express ESP abilities, it can disturb people because they can be in fear of the unknown. People often say ESP abilities are negative. They talk of dark energies. It is sad because I have known many people who possessed the talent to utilize ESP but backed away from it because of fear. They could have helped themselves and many people.

The first thing I would advise if someone starts having paranormal abilities is to get themselves into an ESP class or school so that someone can guide them in the right direction.

Are there people who are not given access to information, or are there different percentages or ways of being psychic?

There are different ways of being psychic. I call these different ways methodologies or modalities. I do automatic writing, which is also called channeling. I have difficulty dowsing, yet I know a woman who is an excellent dowser. She can dowse anything. There are trans-channelists in which a spirit enters a person’s body and gives information to those who want it. Some people access information through tarot cards, and some through ruins. People also use remote viewing to access information, and there are different methodologies of remote viewing. I don’t think it matters how a person accesses the data. No matter what procedure or method we choose to work with, the critical thing to remember is that the brain works the same way in accessing information through extrasensory perception.

I think people are not given access to information because they don’t want it. People can be trained in ESP and often can teach themselves. People can read books about ESP and buy tarot cards, ruins, and pendulums to access information through the paranormal. It’s all that a person wants or desires.

I have many family members and friends who are not psychic and do not care to be psychic. I relate to them on other levels. I don’t talk about my work because they are not interested. I don’t push what I do or believe in on them. It all comes down ot what a person wants out of life.

I often have contact with people who do not know how to handle their sensitivity to an immaterial world in the sense of the perceptions they get. You, who are a natural psychic, what advice do you feel you can give to these people?

It can be challenging to talk to someone who doesn’t know how to handle their sensitivity.
Frequently, people are in fear, and you have to reassure them that information about the immaterial world can be a good thing. You can help and heal people. I like to know how they receive information, so I can refer a book to them or teach them. Sometimes people have big egos and need to learn things independently. I like to guide people to formal training. Sometimes people need to understand how to act when they receive information for others. One can’t just go up to someone in a restaurant and give a stranger information they were picking up on. Sometimes people are negative psychics and give out negative information, or they like to advise people on how to live.

Annie Jacobsen, Angela Dellafiora Ford, Dale Graff, Jim Dykstra-U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. (Foto Twitter-Annie Jacobsen)

Many labels describe techniques and methods for managing extrasensory perceptions to some degree. After your many years of experience in intelligence services and in your personal work, what is your point of view?  Do particular methods have to be used?

We are only human.  We like to label things, so we created and named methods.  We need this as humans.  I do not think methods have to be used.  I know people that can psychically read people just by looking at them.  I remember once, at a meeting with U.S. Senators in Congress, people were discussing methodologies to explain ESP.  My boss said we don’t know how ESP works, and you can call it whatever you want.  He said all he knows is that something happens when he goes into a room to work a remote viewing session.  What that something is, he doesn’t know, and he doesn’t know what to call it.  But something happens.

Children are more likely to be sensitive.  What was your experience like at a young age?  Was there a need to shut down or hide your sensitivity?

I had many out-of-body experiences as a young child.  One starts hiding their sensitivity when they start school and have to learn.  Children learn to think in linear ways.  Also, there is a deep knowing that you cannot discuss your abilities with others.

The times in my life when I was most psychic were when I had little or nothing to do.  I was not psychic if I was busy reading and studying for a school test.  They were the times of my life when I was most relaxed and not stressed.

 What was the benefit that your psychic gift brought you?

I think the ability to help ease people’s minds.  The ability to help teach people to reach their psychic potential.

What was the disadvantage that your sensitivity brought you?

The feeling of being alone most of the time.  The sense of not belonging.


Locarno Film Festival #74

I took part in the international competition for ideas for the poster for the Locarno Film Festival #74. Here is the text and the images I created for the occasion.

Viewpoint of the image

The image on the poster is seen from the perspective of the viewer, who sees a dreamlike and symbolic, or as set in digital reality, with the focus on the presence of the audience.

The Audience

For 75 editions, the story of the festival has fascinated all its participants.
75 spectators are at the centre of the dynamic and each of the people present symbolises one of the past editions of the festival, those who participated in the realisation, the festival goers, the sponsors.

New people from edition to edition, each year interested in the essence expressed in the
current perspective of what can be seen, how films have changed.

The square: Piazza Grande

The climax of the festival is the square, in its openness to the sky, in the open air in the dark. The city of
Locarno.
A young pardo acts as a projector. It projects its light onto the screen, where it expresses itself as a
more mature pardo #75. The pardo represents the essence of the festival, which always remains current, but
finds its manifestation in a continuous evolution in each edition in a new perspective.

The Light

Light is an archetype, a universal symbol, it is composed of photons is expressed as a wave or particle depending on the presence of an observer.
The Locarno Festival is also light, and would not be perceived without an observer.

Light is dynamic.
The image is not perceived between the projector and the screen, nor between the screen itself and the observers/spectators.
On the one hand, the festival projects its light onto the screen, which refracts it onto the audience present.
The influence of the festival on the audience has a social and cultural importance, and by means of
cinematography, it allows each individual to be confronted with other perspectives, points of view, situations, with which they would otherwise not be confronted.
Its essence, its being, in an international event where the integration of modernity is combined with the traditional essence of the festival.
In the other sense, people’s enthusiasm flows back onto the screen, and refracts on that of the small pardo, the essence of the festival, as of a retrospective. Give and take, in unison, in a two-way dynamic.

Fiat Lux! #Locarno75

The spirit of the Festival is the spirit of light, it is a play of light in the shadows, which from its essence illuminates the screen and the audience in a magical atmosphere, which is created by the unfolding of the festival, very present and yet so ephemeral.


VLOG: Interview with Coleen Marenich about CRV Controlled Remote Viewing

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Canadian-born Coleen Marenich began her CRV training with Lyn Buchanan in 2001 and spent the next 3 years progressing to the advanced level, becoming the first Canadian civilian to achieve that level of training from Lyn Buchanan. Coleen was chosen to become the Canadian CRV training facilitator for Lyn Buchanan, a role she enjoyed for 7 years, during which time she also became a mentor to many of her students. In 2004, Lyn Buchanan trained Coleen for the position of CRV Project Manager in her company. Coleen subsequently held the position of Project Manager with her CRV project team.

At Lyn Buchanan’s request in 2005, Coleen created a unique online CRV training programme for advanced CRVers to help them move from being ‘practice CRVers’ to becoming highly effective CRV project team members. Coleen has held the position of Programme Manager and Trainer as the programme has become increasingly sought after. In 2007, Coleen created the Troubleshooting Workshops for CRVers, and in 2009 she gave a keynote lecture with Lyn Buchanan at I.R.V.A. to outline their new standard for training project audiences and to showcase the level of CRV talent they were working with on their projects.

Over the years Coleen has authored magazine articles covering everything from introductions to CRV, to details of her CRV training methods and programmes, to a two-part article entitled ‘Ethics in CRV’ in Daz Smith’s Eight Martinis magazine. Coleen also served as Editor of Eight Martinis for many years.

When Coleen created his own CRV Basic, Intermediate and Advanced training and mentoring courses – instead of holding 3-day workshops – Coleen created programmes for the next generation of CRVers that could be offered entirely online in one-to-one private training classes with a focus on the ethical practice of distance viewing. Using online conferencing technology, Coleen Marenich now teaches and coaches CRV students living all over the planet, some from as far away as Australia, Iceland and Europe, the United States and many in her home country of Canada.


VLOG: Interview with Lyn Buchanan on remote influencing

Remote Influencing

A pleasant encounter with Lyn Buchanan, who tells us more about the difference between Controlled Remote Persuasion, remote influencing, remote control and some experiences accessing a target person mind, like Mikhail Gorbachev, Muhammar Geddhafi and Saddham Hussein.

For more informations go to:  www.crviewer.com

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