Who said that the way to spiritual freedom would be serious, dreadful, and boring stuff?
The joy of discovery surely lies at the root of any true progress!
And what could better describe this joy of discovery than snooping around in this Universe without the burden of having to drag around a human body?
The talk is about Remote Viewing-- a very intriguing subject which carries considerable emotional charge on all levels of human existence. As with all major paradigms, Remote Viewing could be taken just by itself as a theme for building a Bridge to the Beyond.
The Being, once it recognizes its existence in spheres of emanations that are different from, but yet connected to, the human experience, will naturally begin looking outward. The more its perceptions are spreading out and pervading the surrounding environment of the body it was previously chained to, the more the Being will establish its freedom from the world and its phenomena.
Thus, gradually, the Being frees itself by gaining a larger and yet increasingly more detailed picture of the world.
The term "viewing" could be interpreted as concentrating solely on the visual aspects of perceptions. It may come as a surprise but other perceptions are becoming very important, too, and the wording "Remote Sensing" may better capture the variety of astonishing perceptions that become available after resolving the hypnotic fixation onto one's current body.
Furthermore, there is an established school of Remote Viewing, Far Sight at http://www.farsight.org/ , which works by the principle of "funneled info packets" with the objective to gather intelligence data-- an approach which is not addressed in PNOHTEFTU at all since it is quite limited in terms of fostering the spiritual liberation of the Being. To avoid confusion with such indirect techniques to gain information, the set of processes introduced in PNOHTEFTU will officially be called "Straightline Remote Sensing" instead of "Remote Viewing."
Two dire warnings, though, before the fun begins:
Remote sensing was always regarded to be an ability that would be beyond the reach of the "average human." It is quite often a side effect of spiritual freedom and, as such, it can be easily confused with the latter. However, it is in no way an indication, or even a measure, of the achievement of individual, spiritual freedom.
On the contrary, having abilities that others don't have can quickly become a considerable trap for the Being. In particular, it can lead to an increasing identification with a Being's emanations on a "higher" level than the human body. Thus, the Being can wind up stalled half-way "home," and cease striving for liberation altogether.
This, probably, was the main reason why Gotamo Siddharto (now known as the "Buddha") sternly rejected the pursuit of any kind of supra-normal ability (Pali: "siddhi") as a goal in itself.
Secondly, and more from a down-to-Earth viewpoint, one's ability to see things far away or tucked away in concealed places is better kept a darn good secret.
Humans go through incredible efforts to hide things from others and from themselves. And nothing throws a human mind in a bigger loop than the uncertainty about whether someone else found out about such a hidden thing or not.
Therefore, if someone is being suspected to be able to gain knowledge of hidden things, he or she can be certain to become the distinct focus of the compounded wrath of fellow humans who feel threatened that some of their sacred secrets may become exposed, rightfully so or not.
Now, in the following
there are some selected exercises to bring about or to increase the ability
of remote sensing. The emphasis is put on breaking the fixation onto the
current body and its organs. The actual outcome is of secondary importance
in the context of
PNOHTEFTU, the "Little Purple Notebook On How
To Escape From This Universe."