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Ingo Swann
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Ingo Swann: A Life Gone Wild (Short Documentary)

If, like us, you find yourself fascinated with the topic of remote viewing, then this wonderful —albeit too brief— documentary focused on arguably the most fascinating character emerged from the controversial ‘psychic spy’ government program is definitely worth your while.

The New Thinking Allowed Youtube channel has shared (with permission) the short documentary Ingo Swann: A Life Gone Wild. Originally intended for a longer film focused on his careers as both a professional artist and his long involvement with what is commonly known as the ‘Stargate’ program run by the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in the 1970s, Swann invited the filmmakers into his home and allowed them to interview him from 2009 to 2011.

After his passing in 2013, the material was expanded with dozens of more interviews from people who had been around Ingo’s eccentric orbit. Although the filmmakers seemed to have never been able to complete the documentary as it was originally envisioned by Ingo, in its present form it nonetheless managed to win the 2017 Philip K. Dick Film Festival in New York City.

I’d never seen this video prior to stumbling upon it on my Youtube feed last week, and it managed to rekindle my interest in Ingo Swann and the fantastic stories about his life; particularly the incredible accounts of his involvement with the enigmatic ‘Axelrod’, the particulars of which formed the basis for Penetration (one of the books Swann published during his lifetime). Opinions on Penetration remain divided, and while some consider it to be a work of fiction others believe that it is a factual telling of Ingo’s involvement with a secret branch of the government conducting studies on UFOs —studies which included using the abilities of psychically gifted individuals such as Swann.

Here’s hoping that one day someone manages to produce a longer film that will help bring the wild life of Ingo Swann to a broader audience.

And if you want to learn more about Swann and remote viewing, then be sure to check New Thinking Allowed’s extensive catalog of past interviews —such a this one with Ingo’s long time friend and apprentice Nancy du Tertre.

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