Seeing into our own futures

Lynne McTaggart

I’ve been thinking a great deal about time, as you know – the idea that there is no real time out there – even in our heads. The Roman poet Lucretius once said, ‘Time by itself does not exist,’ and most modern physicists like Carlo Rovelli agree that the flow of time and a difference between past and future don’t really exist.

Some of the pioneers of the New Science showed that we can see into the past and future. And I’m discovering that we not only possess the ability to see the past and future, but also to influence both.

Our ability to see things beyond our senses and beyond ‘now’ has been made clear by the most famous studies of remote viewing, carried out by the noted physicists Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ with Stanford Research Institute and the late dean of engineering Robert Jahn and psychologist Brenda Dunne of PEAR project at Princeton University carried out decades ago.

Both found, over thousands of studies, that skilled clairvoyant participants and complete novices could ‘see’ and identify people and objects over thousands of miles away.

The usual protocol for these studies was to have a remote viewer remain in the lab, while his traveling partner selected one among some 100 sealed envelopes, all containing a different target site.  The partner would have to travel to the target site, without revealing where he was going.  The remote viewer’s job would be to draw and describe where his traveling partner was going.

In one case at SRI, a noted remote viewer called Pat Price was given the task of mentally ‘seeing’ where Puthoff, his traveling partner, was heading off to,  which in this instance turned out to be the swimming pool complex in Rinconada Park in Palo Alto, approximately five miles away.

Price described in detail, and with near-correct dimensions the large pool, the smaller pool and a concrete building.

In all respects his drawing was accurate, save one: he insisted that the site housed some sort of water purification plant. He even drew rotating devices into his drawings of the pools and added two water tanks on site.

For several years, Hal and Russell had just assumed that Pat had got this one wrong. There was no water purification system there, and there certainly weren’t any water tanks.

Then, in early 1975, Targe received an Annual Report of the City of Palo Alto, a celebration of its centennial, containing some of the city’s highlights over the last century.

While flicking through it, Targ was flabbergasted to read: ‘In 1913 a new municipal waterworks was built on the site of the present Rinconada Park.’ It also included a photo of the site, which clearly showed two tanks.

Targ remembered Pat’s drawing and pulled it out; the tanks were exactly in the place that Pat Price had drawn them. When Pat ‘saw’ the site, he saw it as it had been 50 years ago, even though all evidence of the water purification plant had long since disappeared.

Besides demonstrating that we can ‘see’ the past, the SRI and PEAR research suggest that all of us have the ability to foretell events in the future.

Dunne and Jahn had designed most of their remote viewing studies as ‘precognitive remote perception,’ or PRP. The remote viewers remaining behind in the PEAR lab were asked to name their traveling partner’s destinations not only before they actually got there, but also many hours or days before even they’d selected the envelope and knew where they were going.

Meanwhile, back at the laboratory, the remote viewer would have to record and draw his or her impressions of the traveler’s destination, from half an hour to five days before the traveller arrived.

Of PEAR’s 336 formal trials involving remote viewing, the majority were set up as PRP and were just as successful as the ordinary variety.

Many of the recipients’ descriptions matched the traveler’s photographs with breathtaking accuracy. In one case, the traveler headed to the Northwest Railroad Station in Glencoe, Illinois, and took one photo of the station with an oncoming train and then another of the inside of the station, a drab little waiting room with a bulletin board below a sign.

‘I see the train station,’ wrote his remote-viewing partner back at the lab 35 minutes before the traveler had even chosen where he was going, ‘one of the commuter train stations that’s on the expressway – the white cement of them and the silver railings. I see a train coming. . . There are. . .some kinds of advertisements or posters on the wall in the train station. I see the benches. Getting the image of a sign . . .’

In another instance, the remote viewer at the PEAR lab jotted down his ‘strange yet persistent’ image that his traveling partner was standing inside a ‘large bowl’ – and ‘if it was full of soup [the traveler] would be the size of a large dumpling.’

Forty-five minutes later, the traveler was indeed the size of a dumpling, standing under the large curved dome-like structure of the radio telescope, in Kitt Peak, Arizona.

Yet another PEAR participant described his partner in an ‘old building’ with ‘windows like arches’ which ‘come to a point on top almost . . .like where it should be round on top it comes to a point’ plus ‘great big double doors’ and ‘square pillars with balls on top.’

Nearly a day later, the traveler arrived at his destination, the Tretiakovskaia Gallereia in Moscow, an ornate impressive building with special pillars in front and a large double door beneath a pointed archway.

On one occasion, the traveler intended to visit the Saturn moon rocket at the NASA Space Center in Houston, Texas.

The remote viewer, meanwhile, ‘saw’ an indoor scene where the traveler was playing on the floor with a group of puppies.

That same evening, the traveler visited a friend’s home where he did indeed play with a litter of newborn puppies, one of which he was prompted to take home.

This research all suggests that at a more fundamental level of existence, Newtonian ideas of an absolute time and space or even Einstein’s view of a relative space-time are replaced by a truer picture – that the universe exists in some vast ‘here and now’ where here represents all points of space and time at a single instant.

If subatomic particles can interact across all space and time, then so might the larger matter they compose. In the quantum world of The Field, a subatomic world of pure potential, life exists as one enormous present and all of us possess some instant connection with the unseen.

As I’m discovering in my work with time-traveling intention, every moment of our lives influences every other moment, forward and backward. Thousands of my students have been able to heal moments in their past.

Like the Terminator, we are learning how to go back in time to affect our own future.


Learn how to do ‘time-travel intention’ to heal your past at my special weeklong New Year’s retreat in Costa Rica (starting Dec 29) and join a small likeminded group in a sun-kissed beach setting.

Find out more.


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Lynne McTaggart

Lynne McTaggart is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books, including the worldwide international bestsellers The Power of Eight, The Field, The Intention Experiment and The Bond, all considered seminal books of the New Science and now translated into some 30 languages.

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3 comments on “Seeing into our own futures”

  1. Lynne, there is a whole community of remote viewers all over the world. David Morehouse trained over 20,000 people in RV. We have done most of the study materials you talk about. We also did 'beacon' targets where we would RV a person to get information in his/her surroundings. Maybe you can harness some of this experience.
    Ron Callahan

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