ERV – Extended Remote Viewing
In Extended Remote Viewing, or ERV for short, the viewer relaxes on a bed or other comfortable surface and tries to achieve a “hypnagogic” state – a state on the border between sleep and wakefulness. Earlier in ERV’s development, Hemi-Sync technology was used with binaural beats to induce this hypnagogic state. The room is darkened and, if possible, soundproofed.
An example of an advanced remote viewing session:
When the viewer reaches the edge of consciousness, a second person in the room, the monitor, begins to quietly give the viewer instructions on how to achieve the desired goal. These instructions can be a geographic coordinate or some other reference number. After the viewer describes elements of the correct target, the monitor asks questions about them. These questions can ask for details, purposes, appearance, construction, activities, events, people or other information related to a goal. The monitor writes down the answers it receives or records them electronically. After the session, the viewer makes additional notes about what has been perceived, along with relevant sketches or drawings.
ERV was developed with the idea that consciously trying to get as close as possible to an unconscious state while still maintaining just enough awareness to respond to the monitor should make it easier to make subtle remote viewing impressions with less to recognize mental noise. Some people find the ERV approach helpful, while others report that the noise with ERV seems to be no less than with other remote viewing methods.
The term ERV was originally used by Capt. F. Holmes “Skip” Atwater in the early 1980s when he was an operations and training officer for the Army’s remote viewing unit in Ft. Meade, MD was and was used as a secondary remote viewing method during the second half of the Star Gate program. ERV existed before its name and was used by some of the earliest military remote viewers. Because an ERV session lasted longer than one done using the Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV) method, Atwater decided to call it “enhanced” remote viewing and the name stuck.