Paul H. Smith Ph.D. (Major, US Army, ret.)
His remote viewing career began in 1983 by participating in the government’s RV program in Ft. Meade (later STAR GATE) where he served until August 1990. Paul Smith is one of the five Star Gate employees who were founded by the founders of remote viewing, Ingo Swann and Dr. Harold E. Puthoff at SRI-International, were personally trained as remote viewers.
His own career as an instructor began in 1984. He served in the government’s STARGATE Remote Viewing Program in Ft. Meade, MD (September 1983 to August 1990).
Paul was the lead author of the Government RV Program’s CRV Training Manual and served as the theory instructor for new CRV training personnel, as well as the unit’s recruiting officer, security officer, and historian. Later he taught many well-known Remote Viewing personalities in CRV. Paul is credited with having conducted over a thousand remote viewing sessions while at STAR GATE.
Paul’s book “Reading the Enemy’s Mind: Inside Star Gate – America’s Psychic Espionage Program” was selected as the Book Bonus Feature and Editor’s Choice for the March 2006 issue of Readers Digest. He is also the author of “The Essential Guide to Remote Viewing: The Secret Military Remote Perception Skill Anyone Can Learn” (The Secret Military Remote Viewing Skill Anyone Can Learn) and co-producer of the widely acclaimed LearnDowsing DVD training sets and des “Remote Perception: Basic Operational Training” for self-study.
In addition to his work as President of Remote Viewing Instructional Services, Inc. a company that offers remote viewing training courses for individuals and small groups, he also works as a remote viewing operator and RV consultant, is a founding director and past president of the nonprofit International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA) , a lifetime member of the American Society of Dowsers and a professional member of the Parapsychological Association and the Society for Scientific Exploration .
Paul Smith or his work as a remote viewer have been featured in television programs such as CBS Sunday Morning, the Arts & Entertainment Network’s “The Lowe Files” and “The Unexplained”, several History Channel programs, SyFy’s “Joe Rogan Questions Everything”, “Strange Universe”, “Inside Edition” and two documentaries about remote viewing that were produced for German television were presented. He has appeared on Coast to Coast AM on numerous occasions with both George Noory and Art Bell, and has been supported by Whitley Streiber, Bill Birnes, Bob & Zohe Heironimous, Jeff Rense, Alex Tsarkis, Kevin Smith, Rob McConnell and many others interviewed. Paul can also be seen in the bonus material of the DVD release of the film “Suspect Zero”, which starred Ben Kingsley, Aaron Eckhart and Carrie-Anne Moss.
Raised in Boulder City, Nevada, he enlisted in the army for Arab training in 1976, attended officer candidate school and was employed as an officer in the military intelligence service. In addition to his work in Ft. Meade has worked as an Arab linguist, electronic warfare operator, strategic intelligence officer for a special forces unit, advisor for the Middle East, tactical intelligence officer with the 101st Airborne Division during Desert Storm / Shield, strategic intelligence officer in the Collection Directorate of the Defense Intelligence Agency and head served in the Washington Military District Intelligence and Security Division, where he retired in 1996.
Paul holds a BA from Brigham Young University in Middle Eastern Affairs, Arts, and English; an MS from National Intelligence University (Mid-East Concentration); and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in Consciousness, Philosophy of Science, and Philosophy of Mind.
Paul H. Smith now resides in Cedar City, Utah, USA.
|President||The International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA)|
|1999-2006||Vice-president||The International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA)|
|1993-1996||Chief, Intelligence and Security Division||DCSOPS, Military District of Washington, Ft. McNair, Washington, DC|
|1991-1993||Strategic Intelligence Officer||Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)|
|1990-1991||Intelligence Staff Officer||101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm|
|1983-1990||Intelligence Project Officer (remote viewer), Training Officer, Unit Historian, Deputy Branch Chief||US Army Intelligence and Security Command and DIA|
|1983||Mid-East Desk Officer||U.S. Army Operations Group, Ft. Meade, MD|
|1979-1982||Special Operations Tactical / Strategic Intelligence Officer||Special Forces Detachment (Airborne), Europe, Bad Toelz, Germany|
|1997||Arabic linguist||101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Ft. Campbell, KY|
|Botanical Illustrator||Brigham Young University|
- Remote Viewing Blog by Paul H. Smith
- Interview with Paul H. Smith and Manfred Jelinski 2019
[…] (beginning at 5:18 min)
Paul Smith: “When I meet someone who doesn’t know anything about remote viewing, they all say,” Yes, I am a remote viewer, “and I’ll say,” What is this? “ And I’ll say, well, a remote viewer is someone who does remote viewing. Let me explain what remote viewing is. … And I’ll say: During the Cold War, the U.S. government developed this program where you take military personnel and government civilians and train them in remote viewing, which is essentially a form of controlled clairvoyance. You have taught these people how to use part of their own minds to gather information from the enemy, from the enemy or from locations abroad, from Chinese nuclear tests, from new Russian weapons systems, from drug dealers, to find kidnap victims in the Middle East . Different things like this. In essence, they had a psychic spy program. … And then of course I go ahead and say, I was a captain for seven years and I was in that program. And then I say: it didn’t always work, but there were times when it worked absolutely. And then I give them a version of that depending on who they are and how they answer a question and stuff. And that’s where it starts. At that point they’ll say, wow, that’s really interesting, what about that, and what about that …? – And then I can go in and explain. That makes some curious, that makes some happy to talk. “
Manfred Jelinski: “Do you really open up that way?”
Paul Smith: “Oh yes.”
Manfred Jelinski: “And ask people: Can you see my bedroom?”
Paul Smith: “And then I say: Yes, but I won’t do that.”
Manfred Jelinski: “Why?”
Paul Smith: “Well, first of all, it’s private. Even if you invite me, it’s private. But there is also the point that this is not a scientific experiment. That’s a science-based skill, and that’s just kind of a worn-out, ad hoc way of doing that … And, well, there are several reasons, one of which is that this is not a science experiment. Second, it doesn’t always work, you know? If I do that now, on the street, it’s really difficult because I’m not focused, I’m not relaxed, there is pressure, … I mean, it depends on the person what reason I give them. … I am not encouraging anyone to have a demonstrative remote viewing session. What I do and I’ve been interviewed a lot of times by media people and even some celebrities and they want me to do a remote viewing session, demonstrate remote viewing on camera and I said I won’t do that. – What? – No, YOU do it! … So what I do is I build them into a normally outbound remote viewing session and I have them do remote viewing. Because then, when you’ve done it, you know it works. If I do it for them, they still don’t know. I could have tricked her in some way. When THEY do, they know very well that they did it. “ […]
(start at 5:18 min)
Paul Smith: “If I meet someone who doesn’t know about Remote Viewing, they’ll all say:” Yeah, I’m a Remote Viewer, and I’ll say “What’s that?” And I’ll say: Well, a Remote Viewer is someone who does Remote Viewing. Let me explain what remote viewing is. … And I’ll say: During the cold war the US government developed this program, where you take military personal and government civilians and they train them in the skill notice remote viewing, which is essentially a form of controlled clearvoyance. They tought these folks how to use a part of their own minds to collect information from enemy, from enemys or threads abroad, chinese nuclear tests, new russion weapon systems, narcotics trafficers, trying to find kidnap victims in the middle east. various things like this. essentally they had a program or psychic spies. And of course then I’ll go on and say: Seven years i was a captain and I was in this program. And then I say: it did’nt work all the time, but there were times when it absolutely did work. And I’ll give them a version of that depending of who they are and how they answer a question and stuff. And that’s where it starts. At that point then they say: Wow, that’s real interesting, what about this, and what about that …? – And then I can go in and explain it. It gets some courious, gets some wanting to talk. “
Manfred Jelinski: “You really open yourself that way?”
Paul Smith: “Oh yeah.”
Manfred Jelinski: “And do those people ask you: Can you remote view my bedroom?”
Paul Smith: “And I’ll say: Yes, but I’m not going to.”
Manfred Jelinski: “Why?”
Paul Smith: “Well, first off it’s private. Even though they may invite me, it’s private. But there is also this issue, that that’s not a scientific experiment. This is a scientific based skill and thats just a kind of worn-off, ad hoc as you cought kind of a thing … And, well, there’s several reason, one is it that thing, that this is not a scientific experiment. Second of all, it doesn’t work all the time, you know? If I’m gonna do it right now, on the street, that’s really hard to do, because I’m not focused, I am not relaxed, there’s pressure going on there, … I mean, it depends on the person, which reason I give them. … I don’t encourage anybody to do a demonstration Remote Viewing Session. What I do, and I’ve often been interviewed by media folks and by even some celebrities, and they want me to do a remote viewing session, demonstrate remote viewing on a camera, and I said: I’m not gonna do that. – what? – No, YOU are! So, what I do is, I set them up in a usually an outbound remote viewing session a and I have them remote view. Because then, when they’ve done it, they know it works. If I do it for them, they still don’t know. I could have tricked them in some way. If THEY do it, they know exactly that they did it. “
- Reading the Enemy’s Mind: Inside Star Gate – America’s Psychic Espionage Program. (2005, Tor / Forge). Selected as Editor’s Choice and Book Bonus, The Readers Digest .
- The Essential Guide to Remote Viewing – the Secret Military Remote Perception Skill Anyone Can Learn. (2015, Intentional Press).