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Who is Russell Targ?
Russell TargRussell Targ is a physicist and author who was a pioneer in the development of the laser and laser applications, and was co-founder of the Stanford Research Institute’s investigation into psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s. His work in this new area, called 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 co-author of five books dealing with the scientific investigation of psychic abilities: Mind Reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Abilities, The Mind Race: Understanding and Using Psychic Abilities, Mind at Large: Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers Symposium on the Nature of Extrasensory Perception and most recently, Heart of the Mind: How to know God without belief, and Miracles of Mind: Exploring nonlocal consciousness and spiritual healing. In 1997 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 is psychical research. The series represents the very best books from a century of groundbreaking research into the limitless potential of human consciousness. Details can be found here.


Author or co-author of more than fifty articles on lasers, plasmas and electro-optics research; and the first papers on psychoenergetic phenomena ever to appear in The Proceedings of the IEEE, the AAAS, and in Nature. Publications in psychoenergetics include five co-authored books:

Mind Reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Ability (Delacorte, 1977)

Mind At Large: IEEE Symposia On The Nature of Extrasensory Perception (Preager, 1979)

The Mind Race: Understanding and Using Psychic Abilities (Villard, 1984)

Miracles of Mind: Exploring Non-local Consciousness and Spiritual Healing (New World Library, 1998)

The Heart of the Mind: How to Experience God Without Belief (New World Library, 1999)

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