The Western Institute of Remote Viewing

The American Association of Remote Viewers, Inc.

Wayne E. Carr, Ph.D.


“discern truth, trust intuition, stay grounded”




You are about to embark on a wonderful odyssey that few people have traveled. Congratulations for acting on your curiosity and wonder, and for being willing to take a risk. We are all fellow travelers on this journey into a new frontier. Welcome to this comprehensive program!


1)  Important points and preparation to be aware of before you begin:


a)     Please, really listen to your body. Pace yourself at first. Take breaks when you need to; support yourself with your breath and posture. Do not do a session if you have less than a “half tank” of energy. Take a long break, or continue the next day, if you get down to an “eighth of a tank” of personal energy. Be patient with yourself and trust your own learning curve.


b)     Practicing disciplines like meditation, exercise, prayer, yoga, gardening, walking, swimming, relaxation, martial arts and other activities that will ground and center you, will also greatly benefit your sessions. (Check out


c)     RV should be done as part of a BALANCED life style: Attend to your emotions and feeling, your spirituality, your thinking, your body, and your relationships. Do not neglect these things at the expense of doing RV. Don’t use RV to avoid what needs to be attended to in your life! Rather use RV to increase your balance and harmony with yourself, others, and the universe.


d)     Your main intention should be to have fun, explore, get fascinated and learn!  Forget about being right or doing it perfectly. That only gets in the way and decreases target contact. “Content be dammed, structure (and process) is everything”. Invest in the here and now process of RV, not the outcome of our session, and your accuracy will shoot up!!


e)     Start with “Beginners Mind”: Start fresh, put aside all your past knowledge, preconceptions, and expectations, be open to discovering something new, even if you feel you’ve done similar activities before!




   A) As with the learning of any important skill, a sense of commitment to stay with it and learn it very important.

We suggest that you make a commitment to really devote the time and energy to learn remote viewing.



   B) BE PATIENT! YOU DON’T JUST GET INTO THE COCKPIT AND FLY A PLANE, OR SIT DOWN AT A PIANO AN PLAY A CONCERTO (or get into a cockpit and play the piano for that matter). There is a wide spectrum of talent, trust your own learning curve and pace of learning.




A) During the learning process, there is…the hump”. This is the phase of learning where some things seem a little tedious, and there seems to be a lot to remember and take in. Everybody gets over “the hump”.  


KEEP IN MIND, during the workshop you will be expending more than TWICE the energy you would do during a normal RV session. Because you are remote viewing and learning at the same time! Also the sessions will take longer in the workshop because it takes practice to get up to the optimal speed. A normal session will take about 45 minutes. In the workshop, sessions will be about twice that length!!!


A small percentage of students may begin to feel some resistance while going though the hump. Just notice it and still stay with the process while your going over the hump. Take breaks when you need to, and express you feelings to the instructor.


As you learn, it gets much, much easier and automatic!!!


B) As you learn the right habits, you begin to form the appropriate cognitive or mental structures. (Some call this the forming of “schemata” or “cognitons” if you love jargon).  Once these schemata start forming, in a day or so, RV gets much easier. Trust that you’ll get over the hump and get into the air “flying”. This is not to say that RV will not often be energy intensive and often invigorating. (PS: remote viewers who laugh and have fun, as well as commit, do better.)


(Any resistance, a small percentage of you may feel, will go away once the schemata or habits are formed. It’s like learning to read music! Once you learn to read music, you can then enjoy the creative expression of it when you perform, instead of trying to think of which note means what.)




The following points are for on Average: (remember You might take less time or more time so don’t worry if you’re above or below)


A) During your first 3 full sessions, on average, you should begin to notice target contact.

B) During your first 10 sessions, on average, you should have at least one session, that shows good target contact and makes you go “wow!”. Try to do at least one target per week. (2-3 is even better). You can still learn, however, even if your able to do one target per month! Do what fits for you.

C) During and after your first 30 sessions, on average, you should start have a sense of what it is to be bi-located (in two places at once - it’s a really neat feeling) Also, at this time you’re ready for more advanced and specialized protocols. You may consider just starting to using your abilities to help other or further your business. At this point you may also start to consider integrating RV with your own intuitive, healing or spiritual practices in a way that works for you.

D) After your first 50 sessions you should have the basics of RV under your belt, and will know full well what really good target contact is and what is it to be bi-located.

E) From here on, you may want to consider continued study to become a teacher or professional remote viewer, or just continue as a neat way to develop yourself and explore and help others. A good consistent professional may take two years of practice. This is not to say you won’t have spectacular sessions prior to that, or that there are no exceptions to this. People have spectacular session on just their 3rd session quite often!!




Once you learn our protocols for coordinate RV, it is a relatively simple act to try some one else’s protocols. (e.g. PSI Tech, SRV, original Military, etc.) Most are base on the original  military protocols and have basic similarities and concepts that make switching back and forth or creating a hybrid relatively easy. You can expand in any direction you want and ad to your repertoire, everyone of course has something unique to offer, and that’s good! You’ll also want to try our “extended RV” course coming out later, which requires you to be “dolphining”  between wakefulness and sleep (similar to yoga “nidra”). You’ll also want the specialized protocols in the advanced RV course, offered later.


So many people who get used to one style of RV, are reluctant to try new things. We’re all creatures of habit and don’t like to change because, when you’ve always done things one certain way, it can  “feel so right” even if it’s wrong.


Make sure you have the basics of RV under your belt before integrating it with other practices or disciplines. There’s a whole new frontier out there for new creative uses for RV so have fun!



WIRV’S uniqueness  is our extra guidance that makes sure you are “up and running” and  on your own when you finish the program. We provide examples, specific guided drill practice, and real-time guided sessions to monitor and pace you.  Our uniqueness is also in our “wide spectrum” matrix which allows for much greater specificity, and sensitivity. Once you use our matrix, you’d rapidly tire of a “narrower spectrum matrix” offered by others. You would really feel like you hands were tied. We also dispense with unnecessary jargon that just makes the intellectuals who invented it feel smarter and more scientific than they are. Lastly, you will go well beyond beginners RV in this beginning program.



6) Practicing at Home:


1)       It is suggested that you buy three containers of non-scented “Play-Doh” (or clay) one white, one blue, one yellow.


2)       Buy at least one ream of 8 ½  X 11 white paper. Plan on using a lot of it!


3)       Have a clear table or desk, with minimal distractions.


4)     Make sure you have the understanding and support of your spouse, or significant other. If you

have some one you can share your experience with, you can more greatly benefit from your sessions.


5) Don’t hesitate to call the institute if you have questions, need some guidance, or feedback.  You can also fax us a session for us to look at and comment on (no charge)!  1-775-825-8980. We want to support you in your efforts.


 TARGET PRACTICE AT HOME, OR IN A GROUP (practice, practice, practice makes perfect!)




A) YOUR OWN POOL OF TARGETS: During the workshop, start making a list of targets you would really like to view! (25 to 50) What really interests you!! What  are you passionate about? If you could go any place in time and space, where would you go? Listen to your heart.


Later on, at home, you or a friend can write each target from your special list on a separate sheet and put each sheet in a separate envelope. Then shuffle the envelopes and place 8 digit random ID numbers on the outside of the envelopes. Then shuffle the envelopes again.  It is recommended that you also have a friend place several targets of their selection in the target pool envelopes (You must stay blind to their targets and stay blind to who’s (yours or theirs) target is in the envelope!!).


To view a target, just select an envelope from the pile and you’re on you way! This way, the targets you view could be anything (yours or your friends), so you have no preconceptions to foul you up.


B) WEB PAGE: We recommend, if possible, that you ALSO use the targets on the web page ( )


Two  kinds of targets are provided for you on the web page. One group of target names and another different group of target photos.


Just before you view, select only a target ID number (target coordinates) from the lists. You don’t want to know what the target is before you view it. You just want the ID.


C) FRIENDS: You can ALSO  have a friend make up targets for you and then assign 8 random ID numbers to it. (Pages out of National Geographic are good, just cross out the image on the back side of the picture, or Xerox it by itself on  a color copier.)


7) START OR JOIN AN RV PRACTICE GROUP: Put your name on the list so that others in the workshop can contact you, and you can contact them in order to form a group to meet once or twice a month to view targets together (or fax or email targets to each other.) The Institute will be glad help you with forming your RV group and keeping it going. 


8) Let us know when you want an advanced workshop!




Once you get some practice, consider being on one of our remote viewing teams or working for or with us.  Let is know !!! 




We also invite you to become a member of AARV (American Association of Remote Viewers).


The advanced home-study program will be out soon. IT HAS ADVANCED,



much more !!


Check our web site often!


Thank you and

Happy Viewing !





“discern truth, trust intuition, stay grounded”