The world's foremost remote viewing teacher, and creator of Technical Remote Viewing, Major Edward A. Dames, United States Army (ret.), is a decorated military intelligence officer and an original member of the U.S. Army prototype remote viewing training program. He served as both training and operations officer for the U.S. government's TOP SECRET psychic espionage unit.
Edward Dames is a ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. Between 1979 and 1983, Major Dames served as an electronic warfare officer and scientific and technical intelligence officer.
In 1982, Ingo Swann, under the direction of Dr. Harold Puthoff, head of the Remote Viewing Laboratory at Stanford Research Institute, realized a breakthrough. Swann developed a working model for how the unconscious mind communicates information to conscious awareness. To test the model, the Army sent Major Dames and five others to Swann as a prototype trainee group.
The results exceeded all expectations - even those of Swann. In six months, Major Dames' teammates were producing psychically-derived data with more consistency and accuracy than had ever been seen in similar intelligence projects using even the best 'natural' psychics. In late 1983, the team parted company with Swann. As the new operations and training officer for the unit, Dames took this breakthrough skill, dubbed 'Coordinate Remote Viewing,' and began a new phase of research, testing, and evaluation in order to both uncover its true capabilities, and to perfect its application to fit crucial intelligence collection needs.
Major Dames receives his first Meritorious Service Medal
Citation Details: For distinguishing himself by outstanding meritorious achievement as targeting and analysis officer, United States Army Systems Exploitation Detachment, from 5 January 1983 to 30 September 1984. CPT Dames identified and confirmed the existence of an entirely new Soviet offensive weapon, and then personally briefed senior officials of the National Intelligence Agencies regarding the significance of this new Soviet capability. As a result of CPT Dames' efforts in uncovering this program, new resources are being programmed to develop the appropriate defense measures to deal with this new and highly disturbing Soviet capability. CPT Dames' achievements are clearly outstanding and reflect utmost credit upon himself, his organization, and the United States Army.
Major Dames supplied the U.S. President and NSC with proof that the Soviets had clandestinely developed a new generation of biochemical warfare agents. As a result, Congress approved funds for a new DIA Biological Threat Analysis Center. Under the standard military rigor and discipline, combined with a team approach and countless hours of applying the new tool against a wide range of operational and training targets, 'psychic intelligence' (PSIINT) methods and techniques became dependable enough to be considered by some individuals in leadership positions for use in support of life-or-death missions, or special operations in which the application of deadly (military) force was authorized.
Major Dames receives his second Meritorious Service Medal
Citation Details: For distinguishing himself by outstanding meritorious achievement as targeting and analysis officer, United States Army Systems Exploitation Detachment, from 1 June 1983 to 1 November 1984. CPT Dames identified a new and unique Soviet weapons program. The national security implications of CPT Dames' findings have been characterized by top U.S. policymakers as revolutionary, and were briefed by him to officials in all the national intelligence agencies, the Secretary of the Army, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and members of the National Security Council and Congress, who subsequently briefed the president of the United States. CPT Dames' achievements are clearly outstanding and reflect utmost credit upon himself, his organization and the United States Army.
The Army passed control of the 'psi spy' unit to the Defense Intelligence Agency in 1986. DIA is an analytical agency, and has no charter to collect intelligence - it did not know what to do with the unit. The unit was ferreted away within DIA's Scientific and Technical Intelligence Directorate.
Dale Graff, a civilian, was assigned by DIA to administratively oversee the unit. Since the unit was no longer being utilized to any real operational potential, Major Dames' focus shifted almost entirely to developing advanced remote viewing techniques. Quietly, however, he also utilized the team to support projects on behalf of clients in the classified research community. By 1989, civilian Dale Graff, through a complete lack of understanding about remote viewing capabilities and 'real world' applications, began recruiting natural psychics as additional members of the team - an act that effectively administered the coup de grace to the unit's value - and future - as an intelligence collection asset.
In the same year, Major Dames brought remote viewing technology out of the military and to the public. He formed a company that started out by hiring virtually all of the original military remote viewers, who were still on active duty. Today, all of the now evolved, enabling remote viewing expertise and knowledge resides in the civilian sector, where Dames continues to teach the techniques and employ this powerful tool in commercial operations.
Major Dames receives The Legion of Merit
Citation Details: For distinguishing himself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services as an intelligence officer in the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command and the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1 October 1982 to 1 October 1991. His insightful threat analysis has contributed significantly to this country's ability to maintain its military superiority. Major Dames' distinguished performance of duty throughout this period represents outstanding accomplishments in the most cherished traditions of the United States Army and reflects the utmost credit upon himself and the military service.
Major Dames retired from the U.S. Army in 1991 and began a full-time effort to advance remote viewing technology, and to create teams of professional civilian Remote Viewers to work on complex projects.
In 1992, Ingo Swann wrote a letter to The American Society of Psychical Research, which included, among other things, a brief summary of his knowledge about Ed:
"He [Major Dames] was Targeting Director (sic) of the U.S. Intelligence Electronic & Security Command (sic), and assistant director of special operations (sic) in the DIA Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence, and an area controller of special operations (sic) of Headquarters Department of the Army. For several years, he was mandated to brief on a daily and/or weekly basis DIA, NSA, other agencies, and, when circumstances required, the President and his advisors."
Major Dames released his initial VHS RV training tape set in 1997. Unfortunately, a VHS tape does not allow for a menu system and, therefore, cannot provide an efficiently structured method of presenting RV training targets along with the necessary feedback. By today's standards, attempting to learn remote viewing from VHS tapes is neither practical nor effective. Attempting to adapt RV training to a CD format does not overcome this problem.
From 2000 through 2004, Major Dames held remote viewing workshops around the country in an effort to build a base of vocationally oriented remote viewers.
Finally, in September, 2004, Major Dames released the long awaited, groundbreaking Learn Remote Viewing 4-disk DVD course (www.LearnRV.com). The Learn Remote Viewing course is now the most advanced RV training program in the world, incorporating 17 years of evolved, post-'psi spy' operational knowledge. The training set utilizes the natural DVD menu system to provide a structured, comfortably paced training environment, with an effective mix of training targets, lectures, and feedback. Additionally, a free online forum is manned daily by the teacher himself and his staff of professional remote viewers, providing unlimited assistance to students during and after their training. No other remote viewing training course provides this degree of support and educational excellence.
Today, Major Dames remains the leader in this brave new world - a world without secrets. He continues to advance Remote Viewing technology, and to teach the latest remote viewing techniques via the LearnRV DVD course and the RV Community Forum. And, as always, he devotes much of his free time to humanitarian projects.