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Free Will in a Precognitive Predetermined World

(Practical, Not Philosophical, Discussion)

Connections Through Time,   Issue 34: August 2010 - July 2011

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"Precognition Occurs All the Time at the Subconscious Level"
(from a presentation at the 2010 IRVA Conf.)

You have free will in a predetermined world!  Free will (definition: free and independent choice; voluntary decision) includes the wonderfully creative power of self determination through free choice...and yet precognition indicates that we live in a predetermined world.  Philosophy can be set aside, and these realities can be discussed, integrated, and applied in a practical way.

Precognition (definition: foreknowledge) is knowledge of something in advance of its occurrence through means not accepted by society's current view of time.  Precognition is foretelling the future...or is it the future telling the present!  These ideas about precognition were explored, and applied, during the 2010 IRVA (International Remote Viewing Association) Conference.  Here is that presentation, which includes the slide at the right which makes the point that sometimes we do consciously and objectively observe precognition in action.  And yet, all the evidence suggests that at the subconscious level, precognitive information is available all the time.

Predetermination (definition: to settle or decide in advance) usually assumes a fatally flawed, and limiting, linear time (one way "arrow of time") model.  Once we recognize that precognition is real (see Utts Ref.), it actually follows that free will and predeterminism are also is a matter of perspective.  Adopting the practical perspective which serves you best is a matter of your free will.

Einstein believed in determinism.  He said, "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once."  Everything happening at once wouldn't be much fun anyway!  He also said:

"Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control.  It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star.  Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper."  -- Albert Einstein

'What do we know about the mysterious invisible piper?' is then a rather broad and significant question.  A practical partial answer is available to the narrower question - 'What do we know about communication between the mysterious invisible piper and the mysterious you?'  The invisible piper communicates information to you (physical-world day to day person) through a "higher-you", or if you prefer another term, a deeper-you, or higher-self, or subconscious self, or a non-physical you, or your spirit, or a wiser-future-you, or a you that is outside of space/time, or a you in a higher dimension, or a spirit guide, or almost any other label that refers to a non-physical aspect of your being.

Your higher-you can be viewed as a somewhat separate entity that is part of the more magnificent you.  Your higher-you not only has access to and is aware of all your memories and all your autonomic nervous systems including those that control your breathing and your heart pumping, your higher-you also has access to your subjective future.  Your higher-you maintains you as a single integrated physical being by entangling all of the subjective aspects of your life.  The definition of subjective is 'existing in the mind; belonging to the thinking subject rather than to the object of thought (opposed to objective)'.  Your higher-you lives primarily in a world that can be viewed as having more (higher) dimensions and thus more vibrational degrees of freedom.  Your higher-you is able to communicate across the interface of space-time (e.g., see Flatland).

The interface between physical-you and your higher-you is probably the Zero Point Energy (ZPE) field, which permeates all of physical space-time. Together, you and your higher-you have access to all subjective and objective information about reality. By objective reality, we mean the independently measurable and agreed-upon things. Objective reality is discovered by first observing your subjective reality and observing that there are others doing the same. You and your higher-you create and have access to all of your subjective information, all of which is created in the now moments of your consciousness.   From this perspective, all of your objective and subjective information is accessible to you; this includes past, present, and future information ...wonderfully mysterious. The intellect has trouble with this perspective, and yet, for many it fits their reality better than a narrower perspective. Trust your self.

Consciousness itself is the fundamental.  The now moment of consciousness, the directly experienced subjective stuff is the key information.  This information - all information - comes via consciousness.  Information consists of thoughts, emotions, sensations, colors, smells, tastes, sounds and anything else that consciousness provides in each now moment.  This is the raw data of life which is then entangled in a unique creative way by each of us.  The fact that groups of people can agree on so much creates their objective societal reality - this reality changes with linear time.  For example, there was a time when bacterial spread of disease was not part of objective societal reality since bacteria were not recognized as any part of reality.

It is in the conscious now-moments where the creativity of your free will operates.  It is also in the "now" that entangled information from the predetermined past and predetermined future combine to permit the present moment to be created.  Your free will creates the nows that exist forever, this includes what you normally think of as future-nows.  These future-nows also exist forever and are thus available in your "past".  Creativity and predeterminism are thus intimately entangled - you are free to create in the now as part of the deterministic information revealed to your consciousness from your higher-you.  From this perspective, determinism includes enormous freedom once you accept that your life is primarily created by you and your higher-you!  Einstein appreciated the wonderful duality of determinism and freedom (i.e., free-will):

"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom."  -- Albert Einstein 'Out of My Later Years,' 1950

With this freedom also comes strength and the power of free-will.  Mahatma Gandhi said:

"Strength does not come from physical capacity.  It comes from an indomitable will"  -- Mahatma Gandhi


The Higher-You Perspective includes your lifestory plus the creative interactions with your events involving the entanglement between you and your higher-you.  The events SharedEvent with concentric circles emphasize the fact that your higher-you is intimately entangled with your nows and your events.

The two events shown above could be at two very different times, and they could also be strongly entangled, thereby permitting precognition.


Entanglements link all events in your life, including your interactions with other people.

Here we show two different lifestories entangled via the respective higher-selfs.

Your higher-you has access to the other person's lifestory as well as their higher-self information, and vice-versa.

This access is due to all lifestories being embedded in a "circle-without-a-boundary" which symbolically contains all that consciousness touches ..."all that is"...perhaps this is the invisible piper.


Your Lifestory,One Event, can be viewed as being all (past, present and future) subjective events, Now Conscious Moment, and their entanglements.

You are living in an objective physical world experiencing your subjective now moments and entangling them into events that are meaningful to you.

The higher-you is also creative and intimately involved in your lifestory.  Your lifestory is the collection of all your personal-subjective events (red circles with black boundaries at right) from the moment of conception to the moment of your physical death.  Your "lifestory" (the red circle with a purple boundary) includes all your events plus their emotional inter-connections or entanglements.  Your higher-you has complete access to your lifestory.  Your higher-you (the blue circle with the black boundary at the far right) is there, with you, during each now moment of consciousness.  Events are a series of your conscious subjective nows that are entangled, by you, in a meaningful fashion.  The simplest event is one now.

You can get the idea of your lifestory by pondering, "you are more than your physical body", and taking the perspective that all your subjective events and your lifestory have "fuzzy boundaries".  The fuzzy boundaries provide non-local entanglement ...quantum mechanical entanglement of information that is instant and yet connects past, present and future events.

It is important to recognize that the event experience has its full personal practical meaning only because of the entanglement of this event with other events in your life including those from your future.  You establish the strengths of these entanglements, thereby providing significance/importance/meaning.

Your higher-you is an entity intimately attached, intimately entangled, to you.  In addition to wanting to assist you to the best of its understanding and ability, your higher-you intends to transform itself into an even higher entity.  You are assisting in this mutually beneficial journey.  You and your higher-you jointly create your lifestory.  Thus, your lifestory is creatively entangled with the lifestory of your higher-you.  This perspective is what can be called the "Higher-You Perspective".

From this perspective, your events are intimately shared and created by both you and your higher-you.  Your higher-you includes your lifestory, as shown on the sketch.  Two specific events (shown with the blue-red-blue concentric circles) within your lifestory are shown.  As shown, these events are also within your higher-self which is outside of space-time.   Let's assume these are at very different linear times.  Then, the concentric circles emphasize the strong entanglement between you and your higher-you which gives you access to both events all the time.

You establish all your lifestory entanglements using your free will including the free choice of "personal-inertia".  Personal-inertia is the default free will choice based on previous similar circumstances where you made the same similar free choice.  Personal-inertia can be confused with a lack of free will.  That is a very limiting point of view since you clearly have the power of free will to change your personal-inertia.  You have done that many times, for example when you went from crawling to walking!  The key to continued growth and transformation is effortfulness, which entails continually tackling challenges that lie just beyond your current competence.

Your lifestory includes entanglements with the nows/events of other sentient beings.  The strength of those entanglements are also created by you and your higher-you.  Clearly emotions, such as love, have much to do with this entangling.  However, we know even less about this kind of entanglement than we do about entangling our own events.  And to make matters even more uncertain, consider the entanglements with our society - local, national, and global.  There is a growing body of evidence showing that we are globally connected, including global precognitive entanglements.  All of our lifestories and all of our higher-you's are entangled.

Each of your now moments of consciousness are not only assimilated in a higher-you, but in the collection of "every thing that conscious touches", which is "all that is", which is "like a circle without a boundary" - see the large circle (without a dark fuzzy boundary) at right.  No thing can be excluded from "all that is", thus there is no boundary.  Every thing that consciousness touches includes all conscious now moments for all sentient beings for all time. Thus, our society's history and future is included in the blue area, as we create it.   See psi Vibration model for more on this general model.

The implications of precognition for our society are at least as large as the Copernicus Revolution or a mindset paradigm shift from believing the world is flat.  The world of consciousness is not flat. The only reason free will, predetermination and precognition exist, is because they do indeed all exist together within the universal field of consciousness.  This means the creativity of choice is a process involving your past, present and future conscious moments.  Creativity is a two way street, involving the past and future, with the action of free will in the present.


The Practical Higher-Me Perspective

Remote viewing, especially Precognitive Remote Viewing, is an area where the above practical ideas can be applied and practiced.  Yes, practice, practice, practice until you are practicing like a doctor or shaman :-)  The idea is for you to practice and succeed in applying your precognitive abilities.  This clearly involves increasing your entanglement with your higher-you.  See Remote Viewing and Consciousness Entanglement for additional discussion as well as the connections with quantum mechanics.   We see science begrudgingly moving toward the general perspective outlined here, which is being energized and applied by many people in their own fashion. This grass-roots approach is how, in our opinion, the next paradigm shift will occur.

References and Notes

An Assessment of the Evidence for Psychic Functioning (1996)  Dr. Jessica Utts, Division of Statistics, at the University of California, Davis.  In her abstract she says, "Precognition, in which the answer is known to no one until a future time, appears to work quite well. ... There is little benefit to continuing experiments designed to offer proof, since there is little more to be offered to anyone who does not accept the current collection of data."

The Eternal Now by Paul Tillich


psi Vibrations and Remote Viewing

Precognitive Remote Viewing

Remote Viewing and Consciousness Entanglement

Associative Remote Viewing (ARV) Prediction of a Horse Race Learn 'Enhanced Entanglement' with the Future by Doing It…Consciously IRVA Conference Workshop
June 19, 2010, Marty Rosenblatt


_____________________________________  Lincoln's Precognitive Dream

Three days prior to his assassination, Abraham Lincoln related a dream he had to his wife and a few friends. According to Ward Hill Lamon, one of the friends who was present for the conversation, the president said: "About ten days ago, I retired very late. I had been up waiting for important dispatches from the front. I could not have been long in bed when I fell into a slumber, for I was weary. I soon began to dream. There seemed to be a death-like stillness about me. Then I heard subdued sobs, as if a number of people were weeping. I thought I left my bed and wandered downstairs. There the silence was broken by the same pitiful sobbing, but the mourners were invisible. I went from room to room; no living person was in sight, but the same mournful sounds of distress met me as I passed along. I saw light in all the rooms; every object was familiar to me; but where were all the people who were grieving as if their hearts would break? I was puzzled and alarmed. What could be the meaning of all this? Determined to find the cause of a state of things so mysterious and so shocking, I kept on until I arrived at the East Room, which I entered. There I met with a sickening surprise. Before me was a catafalque, on which rested a corpse wrapped in funeral vestments. Around it were stationed soldiers who were acting as guards; and there was a throng of people, gazing mournfully upon the corpse, whose face was covered, others weeping pitifully. 'Who is dead in the White House?' I demanded of one of the soldiers, 'The President,' was his answer; 'he was killed by an assassin.' Then came a loud burst of grief from the crowd, which woke me from my dream. I slept no more that night; and although it was only a dream, I have been strangely annoyed by it ever since."

Lincoln Dream   p. 116-117 of Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865 by Ward Hill Lamon (Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1994).

______________________________________  "God does not play dice with the universe"

The World of Consciousness is Not Flat

The "World of Remote Viewing" is Not Flat

"Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us any closer to the secret of the 'old one'. I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice."

Also, see: "Back from the Future"
        "Here, finally, is the answer to Aharonov’s opening question: What does God gain by playing dice with the universe? Why must the quantum world always retain a degree of fuzziness when we try to look at it through the time slice of the present? That loophole is needed so that the future can exert an overall pull on the present, without ever being caught in the act of doing it in any particular instance.

"'The future can only affect the present if there is room to write its influence off as a mistake,' Aharonov says."

_______________________________________   Individual Intentions Can Affect RNGs

Can individual intentions affect Random Number Generators (RNGs)?  The answer is yes, and the "odds against chance" of being wrong in reaching this conclusion are about 3,000,000,000,000 to 1 (3 trillion to 1)!

_______________________________  psi Vibrations and Remote Viewing

A Framework for Consciousness and precognitive Associative Remote Viewing - psiSymbol(psi*) Vibration Model
The point of view is that consciousness is "the" fundamental aspect of our universe.  And that all things, including you, are entangled with "every thing that consciousness touches", e.g., all past-present-future moments.

__________________________________  ZPE

In a study by Hal Puthoff (Phys. Rev. A 40, p. 4857, 1989; 44, pp. 3382 & 3385, 1991),  he showed that "on the cosmological scale a grand hand-in-glove dynamic equilibrium exists between the ever agitated motion of matter on the quantum level and the surrounding zero-point energy field.  One consequence of this is that we are literally, physically, 'in touch' with the rest of the cosmos as we share with remote parts of the universe fluctuating zero-point-energy fields of even cosmological dimensions.  Who is to say whether, for example, modulation of such fields might not carry meaningful information as in the popular concept of 'the Force?' "(From Searching for the Universal Matrix in Metaphysics)

Psychic Energy and Remote Viewing

_______________________________________  Lifestory

"Ours to See" 1991: A novel that spans 100 years, by Marty Rosenblatt, where the lifestory concept is applied in a 'place' outside of space-time. The future is ours to see.


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Do you want to explore and improve your precognitive abilities?   Most of us have had "random" precognitive experiences; e.g., the person you have not thought about in years suddenly pops into your mind and a few moments later, that person calls.  Dejavu experiences can be viewed as precognitive as well...your body may not have been at this place before, but your conscious mind feels sure it has visited here before as it visits now.  A key question to be explored is whether your natural precog ability can be trained to regularly, and with your conscious intention, provide predictions about the future with a much better than chance success rate.

When you are ready to journey inward and explore your personal precognitive capabilities, there are two Applied Remote Viewing online programs that we have developed for just that purpose.  Both of these programs/tools include the tracking of your statistics - the number of hits, misses and passes.  These stats provide a personal and unique Success Rate (SR) history.  See two examples here and you will better appreciate the value and meaning of keeping stats -  two viewers both achieve a 65% cumulative SR with over 100 sessions each, but with very different precognitive Journeys.

PRECOG: The simplest form of precognitive Associative Remote Viewing (ARV) involves binary-choices (2 possible outcomes, e.g., Up vs. Not-Up for a financial instrument, Black vs. Not-Black, or Team A wins the game vs. not winning) for one future event.  One of the possible outcomes will be actualized in the future and that outcome will determine which photo-site you are presented with during your FeedBack session.  See the video describing this binary ARV program.  The photo-sites are paired carefully, in advance, to have them be different from the perspective of RV sensing.  We have over 1,000 photo-site pairs in our database.

PRECOG10: Horse races involve a varying number of horses, and the Pick-4 lotteries involves 4 digits, each with 10 possible outcomes.  PRECOG10 involves 3 to 10 choices for the possible outcomes. (We have extended the choices to 14 based on strong urgings from our horse racing ARV fans.)  The PRECOG10 program is the natural extension of PRECOG and is designed for easy definition of the 3 to 14 Outcomes of your choice.  Two PRECOG10 examples are here1 and here2.

In addition to the online programs, there is an associated PRECOG10 Google Discussion group,, for staying in touch and learning from others who are on a similar ARV Journey.  We currently have a horse racing sub-group that predicts several races per week.  This sub-group meets using the GoToMeeting/Webinar software that permits RV transcripts to be viewed by all participants.  This often leads to valuable discussions concerning the Remote Viewing, Analysis/Judging and FeedBack sessions.  Also, questions are answered and ideas are freely shared during these meetings. GoToMeetings are also available every day at 7:00 am PDT (10:00 am EDT) for general and "Focus on FeedBack" discussions.  Email Contact is also available directly with Marty.

The primary "work", including enjoying the journey, must be done by you.  We provide the background, teach the online ARV protocols, provide suggestions, answer questions, etc; ultimately however, you must want to invest the time to explore your precognitive capabilities.  If you do wish to explore your higher-you, we are offering a Free Month(click here) of PRECOG and/or PRECOG10, so you can experience ARVing and know if it is something you want to do for the longer-term.

If you would like to have a webinar or workshop experience with these ARV tools, see our list of upcoming workshops and webinars.

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