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Paul H. Smith Ph.D. (Major, US Army, ret.) became a psychic spy in 1983, when he was recruited into the Army's remote viewing psychic espionage program -- a program he never knew existed until the moment he was invited to join. Paul was one of the longest-serving remote viewers in the military program. During his seven years there, he studied under the legendary Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann, served as a first-tier operational remote viewer doing thousands of training and live operational RV sessions, wrote the official manual on controlled remote viewing, and taught CRV to new remote viewer candidates. Among his students are included now-famous remote viewers such as Lyn Buchanan, Mel Riley, and David Morehouse. Paul has briefed and demonstrated remote viewing to senators, admirals and generals, and other senior military and government officials. A Desert Storm veteran, Paul retired from the US Army in 1996 at the rank of major from his final duty position, chief of intelligence and security for the Military District of Washington.
For three decades now he has immersed himself in consciousness-based skills. He has dedicated his life to changing society's attitudes towards applied consciousness through the powerful leverage of teaching, speaking, and writing about remote viewing. Since 1997 he has been president and chief instructor of his own commercial full-service remote viewing training company, Remote Viewing Instructional Services, Inc., and is a founding director of the non-profit International Remote Viewing Association, of which he is past president. He has chaired and organized seven of IRVA's annual remote viewing conferences since the organization's founding in 1999.
Considered a leading authority on remote viewing, ESP, and applied consciousness, Paul has appeared on numerous international, national, and regional television and radio shows, and is author of the book "Reading the Enemy's Mind: Inside Star Gate America's Psychic Espionage Program" (Tor/Forge 2005) which was the Book Bonus Feature and Editor's Choice Selection for the March 2006 issue of Reader's Digest. He is also co-producer of the acclaimed DVD-based "LearnDowsing" and "Remote Perception" training programs. He has a BA from Brigham Young University, an MS from the National Defense Intelligence College (both in Middle Eastern studies), and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, writing on consciousness, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science. He speaks frequently on the subject of remote viewing and parapsychology at various national and international conferences.