That is the key to the WHAT, HOW, and WHY question of the protocol. The assumption was that every person has the ability to perceive PSI. Perhaps there are gradations in questions of talent, but the general ability would be inherent in each of us. Like, for example, the ability to wiggle one’s ears: Everyone has the muscles necessary to do this, but not many have figured out on their own how to move them. It’s also hard to impossible to teach another this ability just by “demonstrating” it.
That is what the protocol does and reflects. It draws the conscious and unconscious processes in a reproducible grid and enables the perception to adjust to the new thought patterns.
The development up to the finalization of the 6 stages known today was done step by step, along the paths that resulted in the observation of the natural flow of perceptions and information in the sessions of the “natural psychics” and also of the trainees themselves. A three-year program, from 1981-1983, was designed to train the first viewers and at the same time to finalize the protocol.
Thus, the protocol served two functions – targeting psi perception in the trainee, and serving as an application protocol for a structured and evaluable data set.
The 1983 summary shows that Stage 5, 7, and 8 were still under development, while the other Stages were already in place. The later written CRV protocol (1985/86) does not include Stages 7 and 8, but there are some impressive working examples of S7 from Tom McNear.
In the 1983 development report, the goal of CRV training was described as follows:
WHAT ARE WE ASKING THE TRAINEE TO DO?
- TO CONTACT A DISTANT SITE BY MEANS OTHER THAN NORMAL SENSORY EXPERIENCE
- TO ACHIEVE A COMPREHENSION THAT INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE THROUGH NONSENSORY CHANNELS
- TO ACTIVATE PARTICIPATION IN THESE INFORMATION CHANNELS
- TO ACTIVATE AND FORM NEW SKILLS TO DO SO
- TO PUT THESE NEW SKILLS ON A CONTROLLABLE AND PREDICTABLE BASIS