We define a white paper as a report that is near-publication quality; however, has not yet been submitted for peer review according to the standard rules of science. Often these are papers that have presented at conferences. Additional copy-editing may be required before a final draft is ready for submission to a scientific journal.
Michael D. Mumford, Andrew M. Rose, and David A. Goslin (American Institutes for Research)
ABSTRACT: Studies of paranormal phenomena have nearly always been associated with controversy. Despite the controversy concerning their nature and existence, many individuals and organizations continue to be avidly interested in these phenomena. The intelligence community is no exception: beginning in the 1970s, it has conducted a program intended to investigate the application of one paranormal phenomenon—remote viewing, or the ability to describe locations one has not visited.
Conceptually, remote viewing would seem to have tremendous potential utility for the intelligence community. Accordingly, a three-component program involving basic research, operations, and foreign assessment has been in place for some time. Prior to transferring this program to a new sponsoring organization within the intelligence community, a thorough program review was initiated.
The part of the program review conducted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR), a nonprofit, private research organization, consisted of two main components. The first component was a review of the research program. The second component was a review of the operational application of the remote viewing phenomenon in intelligence gathering. Evaluation of the foreign assessment component of the program was not within the scope of the present effort. (468 KB — PDF)
Psychic Bull in India (Edwin C. May, Ph.D. with Isaac Bonewits)
ABSTRACT: This is an article mainly written by Bonewits about May’s nearly a year in India from 1974 to 1975. May did some unofficial work at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center and lived with his long-time friend and colleague, Dr. S. Gangadharan. He used Gangadharan’s home as a base of operations to search South India for psychic miracles. This article is a narrative of that odyssey. (1,687 KB — PDF)