psychic work. These methods were designed to be used within an RV protocol, and as such,were referred to as as form of remote viewing. Based heavily on the work of Frenchresearcher Rene Warcollier, and combining theories from his own interests in a wide varietyof fields, Swann’s methods were a how-to for communicating data one receives via psi. Themethods are utilized while sitting at a table and writing or sketching data. They are notable inthat they are done in a far more "alert" state than many other approaches to collecting psiinformation.In a historical sense, these methods are considered by some to have been Swann’s attempt toteach people to pay attention to how they processed data, and as such were training methods-- NOT viewing methods, and according to documentation even at the time, were not designedto be used outside a proper RV protocol even in training after Stage III.However, historical revision has now gone so far in "RV Methods" and their origins, values,intents etc., that it’s a subject best left alone. There are a variety of people teaching a varietyof versions of these methods. Swann denies all credit or blame for their current incarnations."Extended" remote viewing (ERV)One of the more common means of "getting in touch with a target" is similar to the Ganzfeldapproach, but without the technology. In this instance, usually the psychic reclines or liesdown comfortably in a dim or darkened room, and another individual (an 'interviewer' or'monitor') asks them questions and records the data they verbally provide, or they use a taperecorder. Prior to finishing their session they generally attempt to sketch their impressions.This has probably been a method used by psychics throughout time. In the later years of theDIA intelligence unit that utilized remote viewing, once CRV (above) had become a standardmethodology, the "natural psychic" way of going about things was coined the term ERV,mostly to separate it from CRV (and as such, it encompassed most anything CRV was not).Over time, as the viewers had been bred into the concept of ‘methods’, various methods wereimposed upon this approach as well, until it was a slightly different creature.At this point, there is no legitimate claim by anybody to know ‘what ERV really is’, but thereare a variety of people who have done something like this, at some time, some of them in theintell unit, some initially and some after CRV came along and caused the ERV-term to becoined-- and they are probably all doing something different-yet-similar. There are peoplewho ‘teach’ ERV methods in the public now, based on what they think they know about theintell Unit’s use of ERV. It probably doesn’t matter. In the end, methods are just methods -- if you work within protocol and get accurate data, you’re doing alright.Other MethodsMostly thanks to the internet and remote viewing being a money-making opportunity, there isnow a wide variety of ‘training’ available for what many people call ‘remote viewing’. Whetherit works within the real RV protocol, you’d have to investigate. Whether it is a derivative of Swann’s CRV, you’d have to ask. Whether its form is worthy of study let alone payment, issomething I can’t answer. There are other individuals from the military who have someexperience with psi work there, such as David Morehouse, Ed Dames, and Glenn Wheaton,who do not teach CRV but teach their own version of either CRV, ERV, or in Glenn’s casesomething else entirely.Copyright © 1994-2002 by The Lucidity Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. Permission for non-commercial use is hereby granted, provided that this file is distributed intact. Quotations mustbe properly cited.