Practical applications for Remote Viewing range widely from using it to find missing children, solve crimes, or gathering intelligence for military operations, to picking winning lottery numbers or identifying future situations that you need to be aware of.

Of course, as with any learnable skill, the level of remote viewing proficiency determines what it can be used for. Those good enough to find missing people and solve crimes are few, as are the top echelon of professional athletes. A basic level of remote viewing can be used by almost anyone, as I've discovered, to answer simple binary questions about the past, present or future. It's called Associative Remote Viewing.

The best way to explain ARV (associative remote viewing) would be with an analogy. Let's say you wanted to predict the winning team of the Super Bowl. You could remote view the locker rooms after the game and try to determine which locker room was more "festive" That would be very difficult to say the least. To get that level of detail in a remote viewing session is not easy. You could attempt to remote view the front page of the newspaper for the day after the Super Bowl. That would also be very difficult - as reading words, or even a headline is slippery at best, even for the most proficient remote viewers.

But what if you knew that the local sporting goods store was going to display a special poster featuring the winning team on the day after the Super Bowl? You could remote view the poster and try to identify it's color or some other unique features. This probably wouldn't work either because if you are aware of your two potential target possibilities (the posters), your analysis and preconceptions regarding the outcome of what you are trying to predict will get in the way of quality remote viewing. When remote viewing, you always see what you expect to see, unless you don't know what to expect - then you are much more likely to perceive the truth. It's essential to stay completely blind to any target possibilities and knowing in advance the colors and details of the two posters will interfere.

So let's say that you arrange with the sporting goods store to randomly pick two movie posters from the universe of all movie posters and agree to have them display poster A if team A wins and poster B if team B wins. You also agree that the identity or any details of these two posters will remain hidden from you until after the game. Now you can remote view the poster that you will be looking at on the day after the game. You can present your drawings and perceptions to the sporting goods store and they can judge which poster you probably described, since they know the identity of both posters. Then they can inform you that you most likely described poster A (for example), and the only way you could have perceived poster A was if team A was going to win. Then, after the super bowl, the store would display the poster associated with the team that won - hopefully, the same one that you had predicted.

Essentially, associative remote viewing is simply associating a simple target - usually a photograph or object - with what you are really trying to predict. The two reasons for using association are first, because it might be difficult to remote view what you are trying to predict (as in the locker room scenario), and second because your analysis of what you are trying to predict will get in the way of quality remote viewing (as in the team poster scenario).

Here's how a typical practical application of ARV works: Let's assume that you want to predict if the Dow Jones Industrial Average will close up or down tomorrow. Get a friend to randomly select two unique and different photographs from a magazine and put them into two envelopes. On the back of each envelope, get him to write an association for that photograph - for example: photograph A = Dow closes UP tomorrow, photograph B = Dow closes DOWN tomorrow. Now have your friend agree to give you the appropriate envelope tomorrow at 2:15 (after the markets close) pm to look at. The envelope he gives you at 2:15 pm will be associated to the outcome of the Dow for that day - ie: if the Dow closes up, he gives you photograph A, if the Dow closes down, he gives you photograph B just as indicated on the back of the envelope.

Now you need to do your remote viewing session. When you are using ARV, you are actually remote viewing YOURSELF in the future - NOT the Dow Jones Industrial average. Your task for the remote viewing session will be: "describe will I be looking at tomorrow at exactly 2:15 pm". Give your remote viewing data (drawings and perceptions) to your friend and ask him to chose the photograph that closest matches your description. Without showing you the photos, he can tell you what the association was for that photograph. If you more accurately described photograph A, then you can predict that the Dow will close UP for tomorrow, if you more accurately described photograph B, then you can predict that the Dow will close down for tomorrow. To complete the experiment, at exactly 2:15pm tomorrow, you must view the photograph associated with the outcome of the Dow for that day.

So you see, rather than remote viewing the outcome for the Dow in the future, we are remote viewing a photograph associated with the outcome of the Dow in the future. Photographic targets can be blind, random, and best of all, the contents of the photo can be ANYTHING - leaving the remote viewer unable to analyze his task, resulting in an accurate prediction. Click here to see a graphical overview of this process. If you have not yet viewed the slide show, then click here.

Associative remote viewing can provide unbiased 'most probable' answers to any question about the past, present or future. Since the nature of time is something that we are still struggling to understand - if it is even possible for us to understand - 100% accuracy using ARV is not possible. Many factors including poor remote viewing, subconscious expectations and alternate futures, impede the success of predicting the future as well as describing the past. A realistic expectation of 65% to 80% success using ARV should be a realistic expectation.