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Paul H. Smith, PhD



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Paul H. Smith, PhD

November 17, 2018, 1-4 pm
The Country Inn
110 S. Washington St.
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411


(Registration: $45)

Top Secret Psychic Spy coming to TransitionTalks

Forty years ago, the US (and other countries), used highly trained and sensitive psychics to spy on the Soviet Union, China and other countries. The program was VERY successful. It turned out the “remote viewers” could see, hear, smell and feel almost anywhere else in the world . . . from their operations center outside of Washington, DC.

One of the top remote viewers was Paul H. Smith, who went on to form the foremost training program for remote viewers – an initiative that continues on today – is coming to Berkeley Springs on Saturday, the 17th of November.

An Army major at the time and now a PhD, Paul has extraordinary stories to tell about “Project Stargate” and will be explaining how it all worked – and then lead all attendees in a remote viewing exercise to give you a chance to test your psychic skills.

This will be an extraordinary opportunity to look into one of the country’s most highly classified projects, learn what skilled psychics can really do, and take a lesson in testing your own psychic skills.

Opportunities like this almost never come to TransitionTalks, so don’t miss this chance to explore the practical applications of refined extrasensory sense with one of the best people on the planet that teach the skill.

Paul H Smith is the longest serving controlled remote viewing (CRV) teacher active today, having begun his career as an instructor in 1984. He served for seven years in the government’s Star Gate remote viewing program at Ft. Meade, MD (from September 1983 to August 1990). Starting 1984, he became one of only five Star Gate personnel to be personally trained as remote viewers by the legendary founders of remote viewing, Ingo Swann and Dr. Harold E. Puthoff at SRI-International. Paul was the primary author of the government program’s remote viewing training manual, and served as theory instructor for new CRV trainee personnel, as well as source recruiting officer, unit security officer, and unit historian. He is credited with over a thousand training and operational remote viewing sessions during his time with Star Gate.

Paul has a BA from Brigham Young University in Mid-East Affairs, Art, and English; an MS from the National Intelligence University (Mid-East Concentration); and a Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in consciousness, the philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind.

He or his work as a remote viewer have been featured on television programs such as CBS Sunday Morning, the Arts & Entertainment Network’s “The Lowe Files” and “The Unexplained,” several History Channel programs, SyFy’s “Joe Rogan Questions Everything,” “Strange Universe,” “Inside Edition,” and two documentaries on remote viewing produced for German television. On numerous occasions he has been a guest on “Coast to Coast AM” with both George Noory and Art Bell, and has been interviewed by Whitley Streiber, Bill Birnes, Bob & Zohe Heironimous, Jeff Rense, Alex Tsarkis, Kevin Smith, Rob McConnell, and many others. Paul is also featured in the bonus material on the DVD release of the film “Suspect Zero,” starring Ben Kingsley, Aaron Eckhart, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Paul’s book, Reading the Enemy’s Mind: Inside Star Gate — America’s Psychic Espionage Program (Tor/Forge 2005/2006) was chosen as the Book Bonus Feature and Editor’s Choice for the March 2006 issue of Readers Digest. He is also author of “The Essential Guide to Remote Viewing: The Secret Military Remote Perception Skill Anyone Can Learn,” and co-producer of the widely-praised LearnDowsing DVD training set and the “Remote Perception: Basic Operational Training” home-study course.


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John L. Petersen



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John L. Petersen, Futurist

December 15, 2018, 2 to 5 pm
Ice House Theatre
138 Independence St.
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411


(Registration: $45)

A New World Emerges: The Outline of a New Way of Living

If the new era we are rapidly converging upon is based on thousands of years of no war, as many ancient, spiritual and indigenous documents explicitly suggest, then what happens between now and the emergence of that new world?

Multiple sources are now starting to deliver some common threads that describe that emergent new world. Built on a new species of human – that appears to become obvious within a decade – the new world will operate fundamentally differently. New agriculture. New economy. New government. In short, a new paradigm.

Internationally acclaimed futurist, John Petersen, will build a picture of what is happening, when it looks like it will happen and what the outline of the new world will look like. This is the biggest change in the history of humanity. Come and see the amazing picture of what appears to be ahead.

John Petersen is considered by many to be one of the most informed futurists in the world. He is best-known for writing and thinking about high impact surprises—wild cards—and the process of surprise anticipation and for having conceived of and developed the first national surprise anticipation system in the world for the government of Singapore.

In 1989, Petersen founded The Arlington Institute (TAI), a non-profit, future-oriented research institute where he now edits and publishes FUTUREdition, an internationally acclaimed newsletter that tracks early indicators of potentially significant futures.

Mr. Petersen's government and political experience include stints at the National War College, the Institute for National Security Studies, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council staff at the White House. He is a decorated veteran of both the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars. He has served in senior advisory, fundraising and policy positions for a number of presidential political campaigns and was an elected delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1984. He was twice the runner-up candidate to be Secretary of the Navy.

An award-winning writer, Petersen has written three books. He has also written many articles and papers on different aspects of the future including national security and the military, the future of energy and the future of the media. His current book, A Vision for 2012: Planning for Extraordinary Change, presents a systems approach for preparing for big change whether from the perspective of a government, organization, or individual.

Currently the chairman of the board of the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, he is a former network member of the Global Business Network, a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, and is a former member of the Global Agenda Council of the Geography of Innovation for the World Economic Forum.


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Linda Moulton Howe

Linda Moulton Howe

March 15, 2019
Venue TBA
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411


(Registration: $60)

Is A. I. An Existential Threat To Human Existence?
Linda Moulton Howe

Linda Moulton Howe is a graduate of Stanford University with a Masters Degree in Communication. She has devoted her documentary film, television, radio, web, writing and reporting career to productions concerning science, medicine and the environment. Today she is Reporter and Editor of the award-winning Science, Environment and Real X-Files website Earthfiles.com.

Ms. Howe has received local, national and international awards, including three regional Emmys, a national Emmy nomination and was an honored producer for medical and science programming in a WCVB-TV (ABC) Boston station Peabody. Linda’s award-winning documentaries have included A Strange Harvest that explored the worldwide animal mutilation mystery that has haunted the United States and other countries since the 1960s and continues to date.




Gregg Braden

Gregg Braden

August 17, 2019
Venue TBA
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411


(Registration: $75)

Mark your calendars for August 17, 2019! Details coming soon.

New York Times best-selling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, ancient wisdom, and the real world! Following a successful career as a Senior Liaison with the U.S. Air Force Space Command, in 1991 he became The First Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems. Since 1986 Gregg has explored high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to merge their timeless secrets with the best science of today. His discoveries are now shared in 34 languages through such paradigm-inspiring books as: The God Code, Deep Truth and The Divine Matrix. Gregg has received numerous honors in recognition of his work including a 2015 nomination for the prestigious Templeton Award, and was named by England’s prestigious Watkins Journal as one of the world’s 20 most spiritually influential people. His books hold five gold awards in the categories of Science and Cosmology, Religion, and Social Change. Gregg has shared his presentations and trainings with the United Nations, the U.S. military, Fortune 500 companies and is now featured in media specials airing on major networks throughout North America and Europe. www.greggbraden.com.




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