Russell's 30 Minute TED talk describing remote viewing

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Books Authored or Co-Authored by Russell Targ

  • Do You See What I See?: Memoirs of a Blind Biker (2008) Hampton Roads
  • The End of Suffering: Fearless Living in Troubled Times (2006, with J.J. Hurtak) Hampton Roads
  • Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing and Transformation of Consciousness (2004) New World Library, 21,000 copies
  • The Heart of the Mind: How to Experience God Without Belief (1999, with Jane Katra) New World Library
  • Miracles of Mind: Exploring Nonlocal Consciousness and Spiritual Healing. (1998, with Jane Katra) New World Library, 25,000 copies
  • The Mind Race: Understanding and Using Psychic Abilities. (1984, with Keith Harary) Villard, 75,000 copies. S.F. Chronicle, Best Seller list
  • Mind at Large: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: Symposium on the Nature of Extrasensory Perception (1979, 2002 with Charles Tart and Harold Puthoff), Praeger
  • Mind Reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Ability (1977, 2005, with Harold Puthoff) Delacorte, 45,000 copies.
  • Publicity: More than a dozen appearances on Coast-to-Coast radio with Art Bell.
  • T.V.: Phil Donahue, Merv Griffin, Today Show three times, Good Morning America twice.
  • And many local radio and TV shows on book tours.


Russell Targ is a physicist and author who was a pioneer in the development of laser and laser applications and was cofounder of the Stanford Research Institute's investigation into psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s for the CIA. This previously classified work, in what is now widely known as remote viewing, was published in Nature, The Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Targ has a B.S. in Physics from Queens College and did graduate work in physics at Columbia University. He received two National Aeronautics and Space Administration awards for inventions and contributions in lasers and laser communications, and invitations were accepted in 1983 and 1984 to present remote viewing demonstrations and to address the USSR Academy of Sciences on this research. He is the co-author of eight books dealing with the scientific investigation of psychic abilities, Buddhism, and a recent autobiography. In 1998, Targ retired from Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Co. as a senior staff scientist, where he developed airborne laser systems for the detection of wind shear. He now pursues ESP research in Palo Alto, California, and is also publishing special editions of classic books in psychical research.

A bunch of books that are on display