Courtney Brown

  • Ph.D., Washington University, 1981
  • MA, San Francisco State University, 1977
  • AB, Rutgers University, 1974

Courtney Brown (born 1952) is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at Emory University and is known for promoting the use of nonlinear mathematics in social science research. He is also known as an advocate of remote viewing.

Courtney Brown, Ph.D., founded the Farsight Institute in 1995 and is the director of this unique non-profit research and educational organization to this day. Dr. Brown volunteers with no financial compensation for his work at the institute.

Dr. Brown’s primary research interest at the institute is in the new field of “sociophysics,” a science that combines mathematics, social science, and physics with the study of consciousness. Some of his research is directly related to questions of quantum mechanics and cosmology. As a social scientist, Dr. Brown has long had a substantive and mathematical interest in non-linear interdependencies, i.e. mutual dependencies in human affairs. His research in the field of consciousness brings him to the conclusion that humanity too has such an interdependence with the entire universe, as the English poet John Donne (1572–1631) describes in his metaphysical works with the well-known maxim: “None Man is an island, all to himself. ”

Dr. Brown has published a number of books on remote viewing. His most recent book, Remote Viewing: The Science and Theory of Nonphysical Perception, is an in-depth scientific study of the RV phenomenon, particularly in terms of how remote viewing is performed using techniques derived from US government-funded research. This book delves into questions related to the physics of psi functions.

In addition to his commitment to advancing basic scientific research into the remote viewing phenomenon, he also has a personal and separate interest (some would call it a hobby) in the application of remote viewing to the study of spirituality and extraterrestrial life. His speculative non-fiction book, “Cosmic Voyage: A Scientific Discovery of Extraterrestrials Visiting Earth “(A scientific discovery made by aliens visiting Earth) describes his first investigation using remote viewing as a data acquisition technique. His second speculative non-fiction book on remote viewing, “Cosmic Explorers: Scientific Remote Viewing, Extraterrestrials, and a Message for Mankind”, carries much of the content of Cosmic Voyage but also contains a whole text that explains the mechanisms of Scientific Remote Viewing® (SRV).


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