The Men Who Stare At Goats  

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I always love getting my emails from "The Future" (aka The Arlington Institute) as they rarely fail to have something interesting within.

Their latest lecture is by Dr. Harold Puthoff, on one of the stranger periods of military intelligence history - research into "psychic spying" - which was immortalised in Jon Ronson's book "The Men Who Stare At Goats".

The Arlington Institute is pleased to announce the fifth lecture in its TAI PRESENTS series related to different aspects of big global change. We are honored that one of the most innovative minds in physics, Dr. Harold Puthoff, will join us on February 1st at 7:00pm for a public presentation on one of the US government’s most highly classified – and interesting – intelligence operations.

In the spring of 1972, Dr. Puthoff was approached by the CIA to set up a program to investigate “ESP” to determine whether there was a credible “psychic spy” threat to the U.S. from a known large-scale effort being pursued in the then Soviet Union. As a result he founded the SRI “remote viewing” program to use intuitives to access intelligence information where no other sources were available. He acted as its Director over the next two decades to both serve a number of clients in the Department of Defense/Intelligence community, and to generate a dense data base for scientific evaluation. Out of this work emerged some of the first papers on the remote viewing subject to be published in both intelligence community journals and in mainstream scientific journals such as Nature and the Proceedings of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). Previously classified files of the work carried out under codeword project names SCANATE, SUN STREAK, CENTER LANE, GRILL FLAME and STAR GATE have recently been released (~90,000 pages) in CD format by the CIA FOIA office and by the National Archives (NARA).

In his multimedia lecture, Dr. Puthoff will discuss the results obtained in the program, and their operational implications and scientific significance.

Twice nominated for the Nobel Prize, Dr. Puthoff is presently Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin. His research interests range from theoretical studies concerning gravitation, cosmology and energy research, to laboratory studies of innovative approaches to energy generation and space propulsion. A graduate of Stanford University, his professional background spans more than four decades of research at General Electric, Sperry, the National Security Agency, Stanford University, and SRI International.

February 1st, 2008 7:00PM

Berkeley Springs High School
Auditorium
149 Concord Ave
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
RSVP: Ken@arlingtoninstitute.org

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