Provides Ingo's archive of remote viewing information and articles from his Biomind Superpowers website.

Ingo Swann Essays Regarding the Super Powers of the Human Biomind


Compiled by Daz Smith

1971: Infrared Photographs of Psychic Energies taken by Bert and Sharon (Sherri) McCann.
1971: Began active participation in parapsychological laboratory work.
1971: Research with Clive Backster, New York (plant consciousness and psychokinetic effects of small samples of graphite).
1971: Research with Dr. Gertrude Schmeidler, City College of New York (psychokinetic effects upon continuously recorded temperature) .
1971-1972: Research with Dr. Karlis Osis, The American Society for psychical Research, New York (out-of-body consciousness and perceptions).
1972: Research with Dr. C. Silfen, The American Society for Psychical Research, New York (temporal and spatial perception of remote viewing potentials).
1972: Research with Dr. H. E. Puthoff, Stanford Research Institute (psychokinetic perturbation of a superconductor-shielded Josephson effect magnetometer).
1973: Research with Dr. H. Crane, Dr. H. E. Puthoff, and R. Targ, Stanford Research Institute (project Scanate (CIA-funded): systematic utilization of non-physical targets that “refer” to real-time situations [remote viewing by geographic co-ordinates]).
1973: Research with Dr. H. E. Puthoff, R. Targ and H. Sherman, Stanford Research Institute (experimental psychic probe of the planet Jupiter in attempting to identify distance measurement of consciousness).
1973: Research with Dr. W. Harman, Stanford Research Institute (experimental prophetic correlations, an experimental efforct at world-wide predictive trend analysis correlated with adept/inept dimension alternative future histories).
1974 – 1988: With Dr. H. E. Puthoff, Stanford Research Institute, continuous in depth research funded by government clients (CIA, DIA, DOD, Army Intelligence). The operative nature and directions of this long-term research activity were classified in 1975 by the participating sponsors, and remain classified of the year 2001.
1974: Research with A. Twitchell, Dr. J. Mitchell, Dr. J. Wingate, and Dr. G. Schmeidler, Society for Psychical Research (precognition, an attempt to ascertain consciousness variables in. predictive ability)
1974: Research with Dr. G. Schmeidler, Dr. S. Krippner, and Dr. ,J. Mitchell, New York (an experimental remote viewing probe of a distant planet Mercury).
1975: Research with Dr. R. Miller, Atlanta, Georgia (psychokinetic effects in a diffusion cloud chamber).
1975: Research with Dr M. Vogel, San Jose, California (psychokinetic effects on electrical reactions of a plant).
1975: Research with Dr. E. May and C. Honorton, Maimonide Medical Center, New York (a dynamic PK experiment with Ingo Swann).
1975: Research with Dr. J. Vallee, Dr. A. Hastings, and Dr. G. Askevold, Institute for the Future, Palo Alto, California (cross-country remote viewing experiments utilizing computer conferencing).
1976: Research with Dr. w. Roll and G. Solfin, Psychical Research Foundation, Durham, M.C. (long-distance remote hearing experiments).
1976: Research with Dr. S. Krippner, and J. Mitchell, and H, Sherman (cross-country remote viewing of the planet Mars).
1977: Research with Dr. C. Tart, University of California at Davies (direct clairvoyant viewing of internal state of an ESP learning machine).
1974-1979: A special interest in utilizing audio-visual methods for presenting psychical and consciousness phenomena, including artistic: expressioning. Produced five slide shows in association with, J. Turchuk:
  (1) Cosmic Art.
  (2) The remote viewing probes of H. Sherman and I. Swann of the planets Jupiter and Mercury.
  (3) The beauties of Kirlian and laser light photography demonstrating mental interference patterns.
  (4) Parapsychology in art.
  (5) Death – a Concept Reborn; clinical death and recovery experiences.
1989: Retired from active government research and from public appearances.
1989: Research with Dr. Elmer Greem in the Voluntary Controls Program at The Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas; Physical Fields and States of Consciousness: Consciousness, Body Electricity, and Psycho-physical Learning, and Anomalous Electrostatic Phenomena in Exceptional Subjects.
1990 onward: Began occasional research with Dr. Gerald Epstein involving volitional control of mental image management, accessing subconscious imagery, decoding information on content of biomind imagery, and entering into trans dimensional imagery.
1998: Research with the Laurentian University Neuroscience Research Group, Dr. M.A. Persinger, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, and Dr W. Roll. This research consisted of a full MRI of head and brain; complete neuro-psychological, cognitive, and personality assessments; near-infrared and Glial Matrix functions associated with remote viewing; electroencephalographic correlates; study of possible mechanisms for long distance mental imaging; neuro physiological process enhancement by experimentally generated complex magnetic fields. Novel equipment (the “Octopus”) detecting brainwave activity above high beta.
Year 2000: Second research sequence with Dr. M.A. Persingar and D.r W. Roll at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Canada. The research included extensive EEG analysis of brainwave frequencies between 40-60 cycles per second during clairvoyant, telepathic, and remote viewing tests. Specific frequencies were found to be consistently active during repeated testing. Experiments with novel equipment designed to apply selected brainwave frequencies outside the skull showed that certain frequencies enhanced para-sensory perceptions by several magnitudes.

There is a direct link between Ingo’s work as an artist and his research in remote viewing, parapsychology, consciousness exploration and bioenergetics, clearly described by Martin Ebon in the quarterly journal Spiritual Frontiers: “It was when Ingo started to make drawings of his psychic visions that he discovered a very basic kind of ESP system that lies within us in undeveloped form. It is this system and the process of using it that became the foundation of Ingo’s lifelong research.”

This lifelong research as a “guinea pig” or what he called, an experimental subject in a parapsychology lab, saw him involved in a number of research projects.  His driving goal in all of this was to show that these abilities can be validated through established and peer reviewed scientific methods.  

The repository of much of that research is the University of West Georgia, Ingram Library, Special Collections, which specializes in Parapsychology and Humanistic Psychology. Notable among the existing Collections are the papers and records of Dr. William Roll, project director of the Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke University and Ingo’s dear friend.

Of primary significance will be the preservation there of Ingo Swann’s SRI research files, a treasure trove of information on the history and development of remote viewing. One set of SRI files contains records on all the first RV test subjects, including Tom McNear and Ingo himself, with transcripts, sessions and memos about the sessions, and the emerging understanding of the process of locating and developing the ESP core. Another set of files holds the many documents and memos Ingo created while at SRI, including requests, memos to file and general correspondence.

As part of Ingo’s personal research, he conducted remote viewing sessions targeting the planet Jupiter and its surrounding moons, Mars and Mercury. The findings in his well-known
Jupiter probe were later confirmed by Voyager’s own tour of the planet in 1979. Edgar Mitchell, who made his historic moon voyage in 1971, said in the National Enquirer, “It took Mariner 10 months to get to Mercury – but Mr. Swann was able to project his consciousness there in an instant. Mr. Swann’s findings – weeks before we received the Mariner 10 data – were incredibly accurate.” The files, containing all of the remote viewing sessions, slide presentations and speeches he created to document the results, along with a binder containing the data supporting his findings will also be part of the Ingram Library’s Special Collections.

The research at SRI was aided by hundreds of scientific and other documents that provided significant insights and information. Ingo did not want those contributions to be forgotten. He kept reference files of journals, papers and articles from the 19th- and 20th- century, covering any information that pertained to the phenomena being researched. The files represent an invaluable history.

A descriptive summary of the Ingo Swann collection at the University of West Georgia can be found at

For more information about the Ingo Swann collection, please contact Blynne Olivieri, head of Special Collections at or 678-839-5455.


"I don't see the logic of rejecting data just because they seem incredible." Astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001)