Russell Targ is a physicist and author, a pioneer in the development of the laser and laser applications, and a cofounder of the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) investigation of psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s. SRI is a research and development think tank in Menlo Park, California. Called remote viewing, his work in the psychic area has been published in Nature, The Proceedings of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), and the Proceedings of the American Association the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Targ has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Queens College and did graduate work in physics at Columbia University. He has received two National Aeronautics and Space- Administration awards for inventions and contributions to lasers and laser communications. In 1983 and 1984 he accepted invitations to present remote-viewing demonstrations and to address the USSR Academy of Science on this research.
He is author or co-author of nine books dealing with the scientific investigation of psychic abilities and Buddhist approaches to the transformation of consciousness, including Mind Reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Ability (with E. Harold Puthoff, 1977, 2005); Miracles of Mind: Exploring Nonlocal Consciousness and Spiritual Healing (with Jane Katra, 1998); and Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing and Transformation of Consciousness (2004). He also wrote an autobiography, Do You See What I See: Memoirs of a Blind Biker, in 2008. His current book is The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities.
As a senior staff scientist at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Targ developed airborne laser systems for the detection of windshear and air turbulence. Having retired in 1997, he now writes books on psychic research and teaches remote viewing worldwide.
An Autobiographical Summary
Books Authored or Co-authored by Russell Targ:
The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities (2012) Quest Books
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.
TV: Phil Donahue, Merv Griffin, Today Show three times, Good Morning America twice.
And many local radio and TV shows on book tours.
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