Remote viewing instructor and dowsing practitioner Paul Smith discussed how people use ESP skills to their advantage. He also announced that he and Hal Puthoff (who originally developed the remote viewing program for the CIA) were recently invited to Lackland AFB to give a briefing on remote viewing and its operational uses to a roomful of military intelligence professionals. This was on behalf of the National Military Intelligence Association, an extra-governmental organization. Their interest suggests that the military may be considering re-introducing remote viewing as an intelligence tool, he surmised.
ESP or extra sensory perception is the ability to perceive things without the use of your normal senses. While there are various types of ESP, it may all boil down to the same faculty, Smith said. Dowsing, which allows the subconscious mind to control muscle response, can be helpful in making decisions when you may not have enough information. Writing down or verbalizing an intention or question just before going to sleep can take advantage of the subconscious mind, which has more processing power than the conscious mind, he detailed.
Smith suggested that dowsing could give people an "unfair advantage" in playing the lottery, such as in the Pick 3 game-- perhaps improving your odds to 1 in 35 instead of 1 in a thousand. Once people are skilled in ESP or remote viewing they can access a part of their mind that is always alert to intuitions about opportunities and dangers, he added.