Can we reliably locate missing objects?
A Validation Study of Remote Searching
Presented by James King and Robert Price
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:30–9 p.m.
Austin Center for Spiritual Living (map)
$5 non-member donation appreciated!
Join Jim King, INACS’ founder, and Bob Price, INACS’ research director, as they describe their recently completed four-year study into remote searching. The proposal for this study was the recipient of the International Remote Viewing Association’s 2012 Warcollier Prize, honoring the most promising research proposal in the area of remote viewing.
While many people are familiar with remote viewing since details of the US government’s secret program were made public in the late 1990s, most are not familiar with a closely-related ability, remote searching (sometimes referred to as remote dowsing, or simply dowsing). In simplest terms, whereas remote viewing involves describing an unknown object often at a known location, remote searching involves determining the location of a known object.
If remote searching could be successfully accomplished in a controlled and reliable manner, the implications would be enormous. Remote searching could be extremely useful in locating missing children, prisoners of war, the missing Malaysian flight MH370, or even one’s lost car keys. While there has been a good deal of both anecdotal reports and research findings since the 1970s demonstrating that remote viewing works, and there is ample evidence that direct field dowsing (for water, oil, etc.) works, there have been only occasional anecdotal reports and no controlled scientific studies attempting to validate remote searching in the laboratory. The current study was designed and carried out to begin filling that void.
Bob Price and Jim King will present the INACS’ validation study of remote searching—through the inception, design, methods, and intriguing results. We welcome your questions following the main presentation. INACS would especially like to thank the 50 volunteers who made this study possible.
Robert F. “Bob” Price, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with strong research and personal interests in sleep and dreaming, lucid dreaming, meditation, altered states of consciousness, human bio-energies, and the nature of reality. He believes that personal and scientific exploration of these states can greatly expand our understanding of the potential of the human mind.
While a graduate student at the University of Texas in Austin, Dr. Price managed the sleep laboratory, where he conducted sleep lab studies of REM sleep, lucid dreaming, eye movement signaling techniques, and frequent nightmare experience. He has published several articles on these subjects, including a chapter on lucid dream induction.
After receiving his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Texas in 1992, Price completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Austin State Hospital, where he went on to work with the severely mentally ill for a total of 25 years, serving for the last five as director of psychology.
Since retiring from state service in 2010, Price has devoted a great deal of his energies to INACS, where he has been director of research since the organization was founded in 1990 and has served as president since 2005. Price organized INACS’ ongoing remote viewing special interest group and believes that the study of remote searching may provide a unique vantage point from which to explore the basis of remote perception.
James L. “Jim” King is the founder of INACS and currently serves as a trustee, research associate, and principal investigator for various projects. In 2012, King’s proposal with co-investigators Bob Price and Jan Six for the remote searching study received the IRVA–IRIS-PA René Warcollier Prize for best research proposal investigating some aspect of remote viewing. His latest project is a pilot study on healing by lucid dreaming.
King holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Houston followed by graduate studies in curriculum and instruction at the University of Texas at Austin. Now semi-retired, his professional experience includes 25 years in information technology and software development.
In addition to his work with INACS, King also serves on the boards of the New Life Institute, a nonprofit psychotherapeutic clinic serving low-income and homeless clients, and the Scientific Anomaly Institute, a nonprofit research and educational organization and lending library. His personal interests include science and spirituality, particularly human consciousness, astrophysics, quantum mechanics, psychoneuroimmunology, neuroscience, scientific anomalies, and intuitive medical diagnosis and healing. King is also a student pilot, amateur musician, inventor, and self-avowed mystic.