by Cassandra "Sandy" Frost
Editor's Note: On
November 28, 1995, CIA director Robert Gates disclosed
on "Nightline" how the government had spent $20 million
over two decades on the U.S. Army's highly classified
remote viewing program. The next year, I learned about
the top secret military unit made up of soldiers who
used a protocol called remote viewing to spy on our Cold
Remote viewing, or RV, is
a scientifically proven trainable set of steps so anyone
can gather targeted information, using only a pen and
paper, without the constraints of time and space.
Over the next five years,
I became more and more curious about this ability that
seemed so natural to me. I had been trained in the
Navy's advanced electronics program about polarity,
magnetics, frequency and vibration and later served as
an electronics tech in the USN's "Hunt for Red October"
psychic functioning or ESP as
another way of communicating, much like the systems I'd learned
about in ET school. Though we can't see radio waves fly through
the air, we can hear what they are carrying. I mean, who hasn't
known who was calling or had a dream that came true or had a
feeling when someone close to you dies? Same kind of thing.
In 2001, I attended my first RV
conference. As I walked toward the registration table, I
whispered to my huzby, "Look, honey, there is Lyn Buchanan!" I'd
learned about Lyn and other
STARGATE vets who came out
after Gates' disclosure, as he basically threw these retired
spies to the wolves. Or rather, the Soviet bears.
These guys had to go public to protect themselves.
Lyn was standing impressively in the lobby, letting everyone
know how approachable he was. During a break between conference
presentations, I decided to listen to what he was discussing
with a guy in a suit. I stood there and listened as they openly
discussed RV training, psychic abilities, the paranormal and
In the middle of things, I spoke up
"Wow, it sure feels good to know
that I'm not crazy."
Lyn looked down at me and in his
gentle southern drawl said,
This was a life changing moment for
which I will always be grateful. I could now accept my own
intuitive gifts as a natural way of walking between the seen and
I listened to these jaw-dropping presentations, talked with
presenters and participants and realized,
"No one is writing about this
stuff! No one's covering it!"
I began writing online after a ten
year "Kid" break and spent the next year and a half covering the
fields of intuition, remote viewing and consciousness. In 2003,
I wondered why a non profit RV group was begging for donations.
It seemed strange that a bunch of retired spies who'd been
funded by the CIA for decades would have trouble raising money.
I asked for their tax returns and they told me to "cease and
desist" as well as to "desist from any further communication in
this regard," which is illegal.
Thus began my investigation into their non profit claims. Three
years later, after they posted their compliance documents on
line, I'd sit and wonder,
"Why in the hell did I spent so
much time learning about non profit groups?"
The next month whistle blower Vernon
Hill sent me an email about the Shriners and here we are,
at these seemingly unrelated crossroads, though they are
anchored through non profit secrecy.
Now, meet world class remote viewer, trainer and artist, Lyn
You can thank me later.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
This article has nothing to do with
secret societies but everything to do with creating a society
Lyn Buchanan, U.S. Army ret, is
vet, one of the few enlisted men who worked to help pioneer a
new form of psychic spying AKA remote viewing (RV) during the Cold
Remote viewing is based on a set of scientifically proven protocols
that can be taught to anyone who wants to gather information without
the constraints of time and space, otherwise based on the laws of
physics governing quantum non-locality.
RV was used by the military for over twenty years and was funded by
the CIA, the DIA and other agencies who needed to
combat our "psychic warfare gap" with the Soviet Union.
Sergeant Lyn Buchanan came to the attention of commander of the U.S.
Intelligence and Security Command, after getting mad and "blowing
up" a far-reaching computer system in Europe.
The commander transferred Lyn to the
special "psychic spying" unit at Ft. Meade, Maryland, where he
planned to have Lyn affect and/or destroy enemy computer systems.
"This plan was aborted for funding
reasons," Lyn said. "I became one of the unit's Controlled
Remote Viewers instead."
"I retired from the U.S. Army in 1992, and began working for a
'beltway bandit'," Lyn explained. "This is a term used for
computer consultant companies found surrounding the Washington
D.C. beltway that made their fortunes working mainly
governmental contracts. I began building my own data analysis
company, Problems-Solutions-Innovations or P.S.I.
I still trained people within the
intelligence community to remote view but after the CIA
declassified the government's connection to and use of CRV,
P.S.I quickly took on the role of training CRV to the public. I
used my skills from the unit, kept research data on the trained
'CRVers,' and developed new, civilian applications to make the
technology more user friendly."
"Thirty years later," he explained, "I am working to find the
scientific and technological causes behind RV and maintain a
strict database on all operations in order to conduct and
document as much research as possible. "
"I've also developed techniques for enhancing the results of
organized CRV efforts, have developed computerized analysis
techniques for identifying, categorizing and predicting viewer
error rates and have developed and maintained a database which
tracks a trained viewer's individual strengths and weaknesses,"
Lyn continued. "I've also designed and written computer programs
for the specific areas of CRV training, to aid and guide the
"In addition to providing these standard computer
systems-oriented data analysis and programming services, I also
provide remote viewing services and training to both individuals
and organizations. Our 'Assigned Witness Program' also performs
a free public service to police and other public-funded
investigative organizations and agencies who need someone to
actually witness something that has already happened."
In addition to lecturing on and training
others to RV around the world, Lyn has also authored two books, "The
Seventh Sense: The Secrets of Remote Viewing as Told by a "Psychic
Spy" for the U.S. Military" and "Gravity
Can Be Your Friend."
So, here are, in no particular order, 20 Questions for Lyn
Did you ever win a beauty
Actually, I did. I forget how old I was - something like a
few months or so. My mother entered me into the Corsicana
(Texas) Methodist Women's Society's baby contest, and I was
voted the most beautiful baby in Corsicana. I've been told
that the prize I won was a lifetime membership to the
society. Sorry to admit this, but my attendance has been
pretty poor ever since.
You seem to have a bit of
evangelist in you, including working as a Chaplain's
assistant in the Army and a Methodist minister. Have you
been able to square your Methodist minister background and
the new realities you discovered before and after "the
I've always understood psychic ability to be a god-given
gift. If that's the case, then I have a problem
understanding why some people think it's a sin to use it. I
think it is more of a sin not to.
Of the "gifts" one can have
which one do you embrace the most?
Well, the one that has embraced me most is the one called "psychokinesis."
That is, the ability to affect physical things mentally.
When did you notice it?
It started about the age of 12 years old. I guess that made
me one of the "poltergeist kids." I've always seen them
depicted on TV and in literature as being emotionally
disturbed children who can't cope with reality. Come to find
out, though, they are the ones who get the press because
they are the ones who fit what the psychiatrists want to
believe. In reality, there seem to be many "poltergeist
kids" who are not emotionally disturbed at all. I gave a
talk at a psychiatrists' convention once and started my talk
with, "I grew up with a psychological problem with which
most of you are unfamiliar..... I was healthy and happy."
Is it still part of your everyday life?
Rarely, now, but sometimes, yes.
You are a world renowned RV
trainer. Have you thought of developing a RV curriculum for
No. Not in the U.S., at least. This is such a litigious
country that even with parental permission, I would be
afraid to teach children these skills. If, say, one of them
grew up and had any kind of mental or emotional problems
even decades later, some slick-willy lawyer would find a way
to blame it on me. I have seen, though, that children of
that age are probably at the most opportune time for
learning these skills. China and other countries who have
these programs have proven that.
Studying and grasping German,
Russian, Mongolian and Spanish means that one also
understands the rules and formulas of language. Does this
also translate to understanding the "language" and/or rules
and formulas from which remote viewing has grown and
To a great deal, yes.
Have you noticed a tendency for those who are either
linguists or mathematicians or physicists to grasp RV better
Well, as far as being able to grasp it well enough to use it
- and to use it effectively, probably not. The rules and
protocols are fairly easy for anyone to learn. But, as far
as being able to understand it at its deepest levels, I
think so. We had many linguists in the military unit, and
while they were no better at the easy targets and simple
tasks of remote viewing, when it came to the really complex
and difficult tasks, it seemed to be the linguists who did
the best work.
Did you ever RV in Russian or
use Russian to RI or RV in a language other than English?
Sure. Every language has small nuances that are different
from other languages. The difficult and complex targets
contain those nuances, and it is quite often that a word
comes out in a foreign language, simply because the
subconscious mind wants to tell us that the nuance is there.
What are your top three greatest
remote viewing discoveries?
Well, let's see. I could make a huge list, but I think that
the most basic ones would be...
That I could do it, and that
with the proper training, I could do it with complete
That I'm no different from
anyone else - they can do it, too.
That after all is said and
done, it really is OK to be psychic.
Describe please your new
Operational Training Program and the Professional Controlled
Remote Viewer's Association?
There is an International Remote Viewing Association
(IRVA), which I helped form, and of which I am a
board member. It is open to all sorts of things which people
call "remote viewing", whether it is scientific or not.
Basically, it is an organization for bringing the generic
ability of controlled psychic functioning into the public's
Then, my company has recently set up Professional-level
training for advanced-level viewers in order to teach them
how to work in the real world. It's one thing to learn the
skills of remote viewing. It is a totally different thing to
take those skills into the real world and put them to use
helping police, businesses, archeologists, scientific R&D
people, moon- and space-development, etc. We take the most
advanced viewers and, through a program of easing them into
"on the job training," under the tutorship of already
professional viewers, we move them into a professional
Once they achieve that
professional level, they enter a professional association,
the Professional Remote Viewer's Association, which is not
connected to our company, where they are able to start their
own businesses, and are able to hold their own, with respect
and integrity, in the harsh realities of modern criminology,
business, the sciences, and life. That professional
association is self-regulating and provides it members with
support, guidance, continuing education, development
opportunities, and every other thing which professional
Why is it important to
standardize and help others create their own RV businesses?
The way the "psychic community" is today, everyone is a
self-styled "expert." There is no organization, no
dependability, no qualifying authority, and no one who can
vouch for any psychic who puts up a sign on their lawn. When
you go to a psychic, you have no idea whether you're being
taken or not. The professional association sets levels of
dependability, they closely monitor the work of their
members, and because they are very strict about data-basing
and documentation, they are able to tell you, within a
hundredth of a percent, how dependable and reliable each of
their members are.
Many psychics think that because
they are psychic, they are good at everything. Not true.
Every psychic and every remote viewer has individual
strengths and weaknesses. The professional association
tracks these strengths and weaknesses and can therefore
guide you to the person whose talents and training are best
suited to your individual needs. The ability to do all that
is a direct result of standardization and computer tracking
of their results.
Do you foresee a time in the
future when the RV community will come together, hold hands
and sing "Kumbaya?" Why or why not?
Not in the near future. There are too many egos at work, too
many self-styled "experts," and too many people who have
political ambitions within the community, wanting to gain
authority, prestige, power, etc. However, this ability is
real, and at some time in the distant future, there will be
such a need for a coherent community that it will have to
happen. That is what happened with doctors, hypnotists,
psychiatrists, psychologists, etc. But even still, within
those communities, there are and always will be "quacks."
You can expect the same to happen in this field, too.
Why do you think there is so
much fighting in the RV community and not enough results
Egos. Too many people see their own psychic ability as
something that makes them special. They go around preaching
that "everyone can do it," but they don't see it as
something that makes them merely normal. Added to that, you
have a new (well, almost 30 years, now) science coming into
the psychic community and saying, "Here's what we've found
through experimentation and accurate record-keeping." For
many of the practitioners of psychic abilities, the
collected research and data prove that the old ways are
insufficient, or even completely wrong. They feel threatened
by that. They fight it.
You seem to have great expertise
in overcoming fear of psychic discovery. Can you explain how
these fears may have at any point shackled you and how you
overcame your fear/s?
When I was a little past 14 years old, I had firmly learned
that I had these abilities, and actually enjoyed using them,
trying new things, etc. Then, one day, I was showing off for
a cute, little red-headed girl (my life and Charlie Brown's
have many things in common), and she was so impressed that
she went home and told her father - the Pentecostal
preacher. You can imagine what happened after that. He and
three deacons held my head down to the sidewalk one day as I
went home from school.
They were crying, yelling, and
screaming for God to cast the evil of Satan from me. Well, I
was raised to believe that if the preacher said it, then God
said it. From that point on, I fought the abilities as hard
as I could. It was after an uncontrolled incident in
Augsburg, Germany, that I was brought to D.C. and placed
into the remote viewing unit.
On the first day there, Skip
Atwater took me over to the operations building and sat me
down, looked me square in the eyes, and said, "I want you to
know that in this room - it's OK to be psychic." It was like
a life-long burden listed from me that day, and I was free,
How many people has P.S.I.
A little over 600, to different levels. Not everyone needs
to be so advanced that they can do governmental espionage
work. Some realize that it can help put them head and
shoulders above the competition in their workplace, and we
teach them to the levels they need.
How many trainers have you trained?
One. It took her 6 years of training before I let her have
her first basic-level class. Her name is Lori Williams, and
she is, by far, one of the best teachers in the world,
What are the top three things a
RV trainer must keep in mind, whether it's personal or
The student is more
important than the teacher. The student is worth every
sacrifice the teacher makes.
Be honest. Sometimes, proper
training takes a huge amount of painful honesty.
Never cheat a student.
That's in terms of money, time, training, or simply
Is there a screening process
used to assess potential students and/or those seeking
In the military, there was, but there, I could order a
student to practice, and not let them advance until they
were ready. In the civilian world, you have to face things
like the students only being able to get one vacation a
year, so you advise and advise, and then hope for the best.
Every class after the basic, we run every student through a
day of detailed re-familiarization before letting them
continue on into the next level of instruction.
You describe CRV as the ability
to "bring something which lies hidden within the
subconscious mind to the surface, and objectify it." How can
one objectify an intangible target into something tangible?
Language and training. In reality, one of the most basic
purposes of the Controlled Remote Viewing structure and
protocol is to get the viewer's subconscious awareness to
the conscious level, where it can be reported. As such, that
part of it is an interview process. One of the greatest
secrets of remote viewing is that it is as much a physical
discipline as it is a mental one. The subconscious and
conscious don't speak the same language, and can't talk to
each other. However, both minds can talk to the body. So, in
Controlled Remote Viewing, we teach the viewer's body how to
be the translator between the two. After that, the two can
converse. We teach them a physical language.
What are your greatest passions?
(Suggestions: Linda, Bear, your artwork, training, your
I've been called a "renaissance man" so many times, that I
almost believe it. I'm interested in everything. I paint,
sculpt, invent, garden, build, etc., etc. Yadda-yadda-yadda.
One of the things that separates normal remote viewers from
"world-class" professional ones is the ability to truly get
interested in a target. One of my students asked me how to
do that. The question struck me as totally strange. The only
answer I could give was, "How do you not?"
As the pioneer of computer
enhanced remote viewing training, what are your latest CRV
training computer achievements?
In the civilian world, everyone is spread out all over the
world. We don't have a "unit" to go to on a daily basis to
do our work. So even the simplest organization takes time.
But the internet has come to the rescue perfectly. We are in
the process of computerizing the process. That is, a
customer comes with a task. The task is typed into our
program, and the computer automatically suggests which
viewer(s) will be best for that task. Then, when the Project
Manager OKs its selection, the viewers are automatically
notified and given the tasking.
They put their results into the
computer, and as they do, the computer generates a beginning
report which goes to the Analyst along with the viewers'
results. The Analyst critiques and finalizes the report,
presses the enter key and the results are sent to the
Project Manager, who reviews it and gets back to the
customer. The total time for getting an answer back to the
person who needs is has been drastically reduced through
What were you doing the eight
minutes before you saw the 9/11 attack and how did
witnessing the attack affect your life?
I was just getting up in my hotel room when the first plane
hit. I went to see if I could help and was four blocks from
the buildings when the second plane hit. It seemed like some
kind of unreal TV production until I saw the people falling
from the building. The news stated that they jumped. They
didn't. They held on for dear life until their arms burned
off, and then they fell.
A friend of mine and I were
headed down there to see if we could help, but got turned
away by a policeman. It took me over a year to realize what
effect it had on me, but I finally realized that survivor's
guilt is a real thing. Who knows whether some people could
be alive today if I had just gone on and helped. Of course,
I could have been one of the casualties, too. Anyway, for
the year following, my life was a total wreck.
Please share the latest
developments about your artwork? Can you describe it, how
you came up with the idea and your latest showings?
I have always worked in oils, but one day decided to get the
picture the way I wanted it on the computer before putting
it into oil. I got so fascinated with the computer art that
I do that almost exclusively, now. People look at it and
say, "Oh, that was done on the computer." They really have
no appreciation for it after that. But believe it is much,
much harder. A lot of it centers around space and the future
of mankind, since those are interests of mine.
Last year, I had a showing at
the Space History Museum in Alamogordo, and this year, there
was convention centering around a reunion of the DCX crews,
researchers, and staff. The DCX was the first attempt at a
space shuttle, and laid the groundwork which pioneered man's
travel into space.
Anyone who wants to see some of
my artwork can go to