Generic Remote Viewing (GRV)

Generic remote viewing is a term invented by Paul H. Smith for lack of another name to describe the approach to remote viewing used by the earliest remote viewers (and some continue to do so today). Think of it as “trial and error” remote viewing, where a person simply experiments with remote viewing and gradually learns what works and what doesn’t from the mistakes they make. Obviously, this can be successful, because that’s how the first generation of remote viewers did it. But it takes a lot of energy and time, and not everyone succeeds – many just get tired and give up. It is called “generic” because, unlike controlled remote viewing, there is no set method that GRV practitioners follow. Everyone has their own unique approach, although there are features that are common to all.

Pioneering remote viewers like Pat Price, Hella Hammid, and Ingo Swann could be considered “generic” remote viewers as each of them operated in their own unique style.