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8 | RUSSELL TARG – Physicist/Remote Viewing and ESP


Russell Targ, a physicist who retired as a senior staff scientist from Lockheed Martin, was a pioneer in the development of the laser and laser technology for peaceful application. He then cofounded the Stanford Research Institute’s (SRI) investigation into psychic abilities, primarily via Remote Viewing, which was funded by the CIA during the 1970s and 1980s. A prolific writer, he most recently authored The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities. Other books: Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing and Transformation of Consciousness; Do You See What I See? Memoirs of a Blind Biker; Lasers and Love, ESP and the CIA, and the Meaning of Life. He is co-author of Mind Reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Abilities; The Mind Race: Understanding and Using Psychic Abilities; Miracles of Mind: Remote Viewing and Spiritual Healing; The Heart of the Mind: How to Experience God Without Belief; and, The End of Suffering: Fearless Living in Troubled Times. Ressell also is an editor, publisher, songwriter, producer, and teacher who has had extensive engagement with Buddhism and was a longtime leader of a study group for A Course in Miracles.

Russell Targ website

Russell’s mission – “I consider that my purpose is to discover my own timeless awareness, and then teach that.”

Russell’s one-line message to the world – “Since we are all created from the same stardust, we can greatly diminish our suffering, by moving from our ego-based craving and fear, to timeless awareness, and freedom.”

The SUE Speaks Blog Post about Russell

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  • Stephanie Czachor · January 25, 2020

    Excellent interview! I always love it when highly qualified genius physicists like Russell are also mystics who live the reality that we are non-local awareness. The only point of disagreement/disconnect for me was his comments near the end on American Society and how some people are suffering due to the”inequality” and that the government needs to step in (perhaps not his exact words.). I am glad you brushed him past Hillary Clinton as possibly being a good leader and onto to Marianne Williamson who, in my experience, lives the wisdom of Oneness . Since we are infinite non-local awareness and responsible 100% for our lives as Russell believes, then we have created our own reality–good or bad. We are 100% responsible for our plight.

    • suzanne · January 26, 2020

      Aren’t those profound thoughts that we could spend a lot of time tossing around! I’d like you to say something about where you disagreed. And, being responsible for ourselves is a conversation. You could make a case for it being that shit happens and what we are responsible for is how we react to it. Marianne has had some issues walking her talk, but it’s the right talk and I wish she’d gotten more attention for how smart her perspectives are.

  • Pete Fairclough & Ann Barron · January 23, 2020

    Wonderful to hear someone speaking the truth without flowery emotional embellishment and no half-truths. We do all of these things here in New Zealand but here there is an apparent conflict with other teachings that say it is really hard to do and you have to practice for hours.

    • suzanne · January 25, 2020

      Of the different roads to enlightenment, some of them are speedways and some take a long time to navigate. What Russell is doing involves more of an attunement to what’s there for the realization, that he encourages you to make, than what involves training the mind like the Zen folks who get to deeper and deeper places over lots of time.

  • Devorah · January 22, 2020

    Absolutely fabulous! What a fascinating man! Thank you so much for enlightening the world with these Podcasts!

    • suzanne · January 25, 2020

      I love turning people on to what turns me on. Do pass along what you like, Devorah, to help get the word out!

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