“Astral Projection is very interesting to the American government even the DIA did research on it”
The DIA Astral Projection documents are titled:
Soviet and Czechoslovakian Parapsychology Research
These documents were written in 1972 and were approved for release in 2003 through the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA). You can find the documents here:
If the link above doesn’t work for you, here are the images to the documents:
The first page, which obviously should have some pages before it, talks a lot about Doctor Vasilev. Vasilev was a Russian scientist who claimed to have conducted several successful telepathic experiments.
The Soviets supported Doctor Vasilev and his view that: “The discovery of energy underlying telepathic communication will be equivalent to the discovery of atomic anergy”.
Moreover, the first page of the DIA documents mentions reports that the Soviets are training their cosmonauts in telepathy.
Page 2 & 3
On the second and third page (which has some missing pages before it as well) the DIA talks about the parapsychological research done by the Soviet Union.
“The science of parapsychology should be investigated to its fullest potential, perhaps to the benefit of national defense.”
The document mentions the director of the Southeast Hypnosis Research Center in Dalls, Texas, in the 1970s, Pullman. According to Pullman, Soviet diplomats will eventually be able to use ESP – Astral Projection to spy on their enemies with their Astral bodies.
According to Pullman, such Astral Projection has already been accomplished in laboratory settings and the American and Russian governments are now trying to perfect it.
The last page of this DIA document is very interesting. It has a lot of missing pages leading up to it says that “a person that can master Astral Project can do all of these:
- Know the contents of all secret documents, movements of military, locations of secret bases
- Hold the thoughts of people at a distance
- Cause instant death of anyone at a distance
- Disable any military or communication equipment including spacecraft
It’s very interesting that they used the word spacecraft back in the 1972. According to the DIA document, even though that the above four points sound like complete science fiction, they seem to be supported by literature.
The document ends with two very powerful quotes:
“I am amazed at the skepticism and sometimes hostility which I encounter when I try to tell Americans about some of the experimentation that is taking place in the USSR in parapsychology and related fields. I find this strange because there is available documentation and translation which substantiates most of the things I saw in the USSR. I am really disturbed, because if the United States does not make serious effort to move forward on this new frontier, in another ten years it may be too late.”Oliver Caldwell, an expert on Soviet affairs
“Extrasensory perception is not a matter of belief. There is a great deal of serious scientific work being done in it, and it has been established over the last thirty years that it is a matter of probability, and the probabilities have been established beyond chance.”Edgar D. Mitchell, Jr., astronaut
CIA Astral Projection Documents
These CIA Astral Projection documents are the famous CIA Gateway Experience documents titled as: Analysis and assessement of Gateway Process.
The whole report was written by the Lieutenant Colonel Wayne M. Mcdonnel. There isn’t a lot of information available on Wayne but that’s to be expected considering he was a part of top secret CIA research.
Wayne was tasked to write a report on The Gateway Experience tecnique, Astral Projection and Out Of Body Experiences by the U.S. Army Operational Group. In order to do that, he partnered with a lot of different scientists including the pioneer of biomedical engineering, Itzhak Bentov.
Written in 1983, released to public in 2003, these documents were a part of the Stargate Project (just like the first DIA research documents).
Summary Of CIA Astral Projection Research
The US Army and the CIA were extremely invested in these documents from the early 1970s to the mid 1980s.
In these CIA documents, Wayne (a CIA operative) researched Astral Projection, Gateway Experience and the patented “Hemi-Sync” technology by The Monroe Institute. Wayne actually went to The Monroe Institute in Virginia where he completed the 7 day psychic program at the institute. Wayne’s experiences served as a basis for the 29-page long CIA reserach which goes over everything from the idea of consciousness, quantum particles and space-time to energy, Astral Projection, hologram / simulation theory and more.
According to the document, the normal state of consciousness is like a chaotic flickering light. A hypnotized conscious state, is like a laser focused energy.
“Intuitional insights of not only personal but of a practical and professional nature would seem to be within bounds of reasonable expectations”
This means that according to this document and Lieutenant Wayne’s conclusion, hypnosis and Astral Projection are worth the CIA’s and Army’s attention.
35 Army officers went to The Monroe Institute with Wayne in order to research The Gateway Technique. These 35 officers were carefully selected out of 251 candidates. The selected officers were smart, open-minded, and displayed no unreasonable enthusiasm or leaning towards psychoenergetics. Their goal was to learn how to Astral Project and to enter the Astral Plane.
Based on the CIA’s and Army’s conclusion that Astral Projection is something that should be researched and is not just a form of dreaming, we could probably safely assume that this research was a success.