Bio and Abstract

Skip Atwater

F. Holmes "Skip" Atwater is the former President of The Monroe Institute, a world-renowned nonprofit organization conducting research and offering educational programs supporting the evolution of consciousness. He has been part of the growth of the Institute since 1977.

In September 1988, he accepted the position of Research Director in the Bob Monroe Research Lab at the Institute. Since then he has published technical research on methods for expanding consciousness and assisted hundreds of individuals in experiencing and exploring altered states of consciousness. In December 2006, he became the President of the Institute while also serving temporarily as the Executive Director and member of the Board of Directors.

Before beginning his research at the Institute Skip, a retired military officer, was the Operations and Training Officer for the once highly classified U.S. Army Intelligence remote-viewing surveillance program. Skip worked closely with the scientific efforts of SRI International. He trained career-minded professional intelligence personnel to remote view. He then used these highly skilled psychic spies to assess the security threat posed by a hostile government's exploitation of remote-viewing surveillance.

The Defense Intelligence Agency eventually tasked Skip to respond to US national defense intelligence collection requirements as follow-on to his initial counterintelligence mission. He planned, conducted, and reported thousands of remote viewing intelligence-collection missions for a variety of US intelligence agencies.

Skip has also been a college instructor, scientific investigator, and human behavioral engineer specializing in the design and application of techniques for cultivating propitious states of consciousness for over three decades.

Early in the 1970s he received an associate degree from the University of New York, a baccalaureate degree from the University of Nebraska, and completed his graduate coursework in counseling psychology at the University of Northern Colorado.

Now retired, Skip says that his true education, his knowledge, refreshes anew every day as he contemplates the evolution of consciousness and the self-realization of humankind as hyper-sentient beings.


Published Works:

"Hemi-Sync® Brain-Wave Correlates to Known States of Consciousness as Measured in Conventional EEG Studies," Hemi-Sync® Journal, Vol. VIII No. 4, Fall 1990.

"Hemi-Sync® and the Sleep State," Hemi-Sync® Journal, Vol. IX No. 4, Fall 1991.

"TMI Laboratory Evaluation: The Efficacy of Hemi-Sync® Frequencies," Hemi-Sync® Journal, Vol. X No. 3, Summer 1992.

"From A Dissociative To A Transcendent State: An EEG Definition of the Hemi-Sync® Process," Hemi-Sync® Journal, Vol. XI No. 1, Winter 1993.

"The Evolution and Growth of Human Consciousness Through the Use of Hemi-Sync®," Information Paper, April 1993.

"EEG Brain Mapping of the Hemi-Sync® Process," OMNI, Vol. 16 No. 1, October 1993.
"The Monroe Institute's Hemi-Sync® Process - A Theoretical Perspective," Information Paper, August 1995.

"The Hemi-Sync® Process," Information Paper, April 1997.

"Accessing Anomalous States of Consciousness with a Binaural Beat Technology," Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 11. No. 3, pp. 263-274, 1997.

"Inducing States of Consciousness with a Binaural Beat Technology," Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on New Science, pp. 11-15, 1997.

"Inducing Propitious Altered States of Consciousness via Cortico-Thalamic Adaptation," Consciousness Research Abstracts, Toward a Science of Consciousness Tucson III, p. 156, 1998.

"The Hemi-Sync® Process," Information Paper, June 1999.

"Brain Waves and Oxygen Saturation during an Ancient Religious Ceremony," The Journal of Religion and Psychical Research, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 123-133, July 1999.

"Exploring Consciousness with the Hemi-Sync® Process," Proceedings of the 1st International Forum on Consciousness Research & 2nd International Congress on Projectiology, pp. 47-54, 1999.

"Cortico-Thalamic Adaptation of Binaural Beating," Consciousness Research Abstracts, Toward a Science of Consciousness Tucson 2000, p. 94, 2000.

"Binaural Beats and the Regulation of Arousal Levels," Proceeding of the IANS 11th Forum on New Arts and Science, pp. 111-134, 2001.


Media Exposure:

Skip has been featured on Coast-to-Coast AM, Jeff Rense, and Lights On with Nancy Lee radio programs several times and has been on numerous other community talk-radio shows all over the world. Because of his popularity and his levelheaded, down-to-earth perspectives he is asked to appear on radio shows again and again.

Several magazines with international circulation have also interviewed him for articles about out-of-body experiences, remote viewing, UFOs, and the evolution of human consciousness.

Internet links:

Skip has appeared on television programs shown all over the world, including three appearances on network television in Japan, popular shows in South America, and prominent appearances throughout Europe. Here are a few examples of just some of the more notable shows:

* The Healing Mind on the popular Sightings television program.
* Intuition a public-television documentary from the Life Science Foundation.
* Psychic Spies on the A&E Television Network series The Unexplained.
* Ancient Astronauts on The Learning Channel series Science Frontiers.
* Beyond Death a two-hour special on the A&E Television Network.
* The History Channel series History Undercover.


"Nonlocal Empathy"

Precognition is the technical term used to describe a mental process of gathering information from what we perceive as the future using non-analytical, intuitive approaches.  This can be a deliberate, conscious process or an unconscious act without any mindful intent.  Associative Remote Viewing (ARV) is a consciousness practice or application to intentionally gather information from the future.  There are many applications for reliable binary ARV; including predicting the answer to yes/no questions, wagering on sporting events, and predicting the up-down movement of financial markets.  Physics-Intuition-Applications (PIA) and Marty Rosenblatt encourage and assist all those interested in exploring precognition, ARV and binary ARV applications.

One paradigm offered by PIA for binary ARV applications is self-precognition, a gathering-sensing-sharing of information from a future-self experience.  During 'present time' of a binary ARV application session the participant precognitively describes a designated 'future time' event or target information referred to as the feedback.  There is no doubt that remote viewing the future is possible as it has been scientifically demonstrated by numerous investigators over the last 30 to 40 years.  Quantum entanglement is offered as a current model to explain how this is possible.  In the case of binary ARV practice, the participant endeavors to be consciously entangled with a designated future-self experience.   

Rather than discuss remote viewing techniques or the various protocols employed by PIA in binary ARV applications by either the remote viewer, the analyst/judge, or admin, this workshop presentation will focus on the possibility of enhancing the participant's awareness of feedback by considering quantum entanglement strategies.  Assuming that the quantum mechanical model of an ARV practitioner entangling with future-self feedback is feasible, how does one bring conscious awareness to bear on the feedback perception over competing  intrusions of the psyche?  The core of this workshop presentation will focus on the concept of affective and cognitive empathy postulated as folding space-time, allowing for the intentional formation of a mental wormhole bridge between a 'present time' binary ARV session and 'future time' feedback.

Research has uncovered the existence of "mirror neurons," providing a neurological basis for empathy.  Empathy has many different textbook definitions and can be considered as having two major components.  Although science has not yet agreed upon a precise definition of these constructs, there is consensus about this distinction.  From an ARV entanglement perspective these two components might be stated thusly:

  1. Affective empathy, also called emotional empathy: the capacity to respond with an appropriate emotion to future-self's mental states. 
  2. Cognitive empathy: the capacity to understand future-self's perspective or mental state

Hypothetically, the more empathetic the ARV practitioner becomes with future-self, the greater the conscious awareness of the designated feedback experience.  The workshop presentation will include the discussion of testing instruments for the assessment of empathic aptitudes, techniques for increasing one's empathic abilities, and the possibility of an inductive field environment for ARV binary applications.