A State of Not Knowingness

Posted by on March 29, 2015

The term “remote viewing” is military-speak for our inherent ability to perceive non-locally. We can feel things across the galaxy or inside an electron, a million years ago or a million years from now. RV is absolutely amazing, even after practicing it for 15 years.

How it works exactly is not well understood, but there seems to be an aspect of consciousness—call it intuition—that is not bound by the constraints of space and time. Remote viewing allows you to exercise your intuition in a controlled fashion.

Imagine I asked you to raise your left arm. That’s simple enough; your brain sends a signal to your arm and shoulder muscles and voila. But if I asked you to use your intuition, you might scrunch your face up and not know exactly what to do.

To exercise our intuition ‘muscle,’ remote viewers first isolate it by blocking the influence of another aspect of our consciousness—let’s call it our ego consciousness for lack of a better term. It is the consciousness we typically associate with our identity.

The ego acts like your personal assistant of your inner world. It likes to be the gatekeeper of sensory information. It takes it all in, then judges, guesses, thinks and creates narratives or stories. That’s its job, and it takes it seriously.

But in order for remote viewers to access their intuition directly, without all that judgment, guessing and stories, something must be done to get that ego out of the way, at least temporarily. We have to ‘block’ our egos.

This is like the movie, “A Beautiful Mind,” where the schizophrenic mathematician Nash (played by Russell Crowe) actually tells one of his inner voices (depicted in the movie as life-like characters) to sit down and be quiet.

Blocking is a technique used by researchers who design experiments. The idea is to eliminate all variables but one, so that the results can show the influence of the one, lone variable without the other variables confusing things.

Blocking the influence of our egos is simple; we ‘blind’ ourselves to the objective by only using a random 8-digit number to identify it. The egomaniacal PA runs around in circles because it doesn’t know what to do. The objective could be one of an infinite number of possibilities. It is literally impossible to guess. Defeated, it goes and sits down.

When our egos stop that gatekeeping filter, then we can directly receive the raw impressions from our intuition. And that, by way of analogy, is the practice of remote viewing. We block the ego by blinding the viewer and therefore are able to isolate the intuition and feel sensory information in its raw, unfiltered state.

So, we have to put our egos into a state of not-knowing or in order to feel and, in essence, come to know the truth. The not-knowing state has far reaching implications.

For example, if you set out on a vision quest (like I did in 2002) where you travel with only a loose plan for where you will end up from day to day, then you are putting yourself in a partial state of not-knowingness. This allows you to access your intuition that can guide you to amazing experiences. That’s the subject of a future post.

Choose instead to go to a mundane 9 to 5 job where you stick to a routine day in and day out (get up, go to work, come home, eat, sleep, repeat) and you are trapped in a state of repetitive knowingness. It’s harder to naturally access your intuition.

But even then, the moment you ask yourself "What should I be doing?" you put yourself into a state of not-knowingness again. You can start to feel and act on those feelings.
Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find.

Not knowing is the key to being guided by this state of consciousness that is outside of space and time. Perhaps that’s why humility is so valued for spiritual growth.

The Oracle of Delphi claimed that Socrates was the wisest because he knows that he knows nothing.

Here’s where it gets really cool. Familiar with the quantum theory’s double-slit experiment? If not, go here to get a fun explanation -



A photon behaves like a probability wave until it is measured by a particle detector and then collapses into a discrete particle. Quantum physicists discovered that the act of measurement changed the state of the photon. Measure light as a wave and you get a wave. Measure light as particles and you get particles.

And that means our consciousness is entangled with reality. An objective observer does not exist.

One experimenter wanted to confirm it was indeed consciousness and not the measurement instrument itself. So they kept the particle detector in the experimental set-up, but disconnected the print head from the recording tape.

The instrument stayed in place, but no information could make its way out of it into the minds of the experimenters. Did the wave function collapse into a particle?

No, it did not. The results were of an interference wave pattern instead. So in a way, by not knowing, the experimenters did not collapse the quantum wave function into a particle.

Quantum effects are outside of space and time. Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance.” When two particles become entangled and then are separated, measuring one collapses the wave function of the other, no matter how far away they are.

Reality, in its probability wave state, is outside of space and time. But it appears to be able to be accessed by a state of not-knowing.

That’s another way to describe remote viewing.

Also, see the post Remote Viewing the Future for more perspective on this.

Posted in: Musings


  1. CarlosM
    July 23, 2015

    I really enjoyed how you linked Remote Viewing and a state of unknowingness with the double slit experiment. Mentioning here the Oracle of Delphi´s claim that Socrates was the wisest because of his not knowingness is also brilliant.

    It is not that the photons “knows” when we are truly watching and at that point decides to collapse. Reality is just a sea of probabilities, a sort of statistical distribution that holds all possible outcomes at the same time. And it will try to remain in such an open and rich state as long as it is possible (as long as we do not demand to know) because it is its natural state, the true universal. The perceived object or event, as Blake would say, is just the particular.

    Reality only becomes “fixed” or “real” when we measure it (demand to know), and even then it will try, as long as there is room for uncertainty within the system (meaning no contradictory data), to elude that unnatural state. That is exactly what happens within the double slit experiment if you record the trajectory of a photon, keep the recording unwatched in a safe for a year, without anybody looking at the pattern imprinted in the back screen, and a year later open the safe and destroy the recording. When you finally decide to look at the pattern in the back screen, a year after it was imprinted, you will find an interference pattern.

    Thank you for that great post.

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