One interpretation (a la R. Targ) of remote viewing is with respect to the paradigm of nonlocality, i.e., a nonlocal universe. Epistemological considerations aside, according to this point of view (so to speak), remote viewing is made possible not because of signals that travel in time (photonic or otherwise), but because of the nonlocal interwoven-ness of everything, in which case signal-transmission and signal-reception are not factors inasmuch as everything inherently contains information of everything else, as in a hologram. In this context, remote viewing is an exercise in “nonlocal awareness,” viz., the essential interpenetration of everything, which is the reason why remote viewing is possible.
But a rather significant statement, I found, is made by Targ in his book Limitless Mind, citing James Spottiswoode’s findings (“Geomagnetic Fluctuations and Free Response Anomalous Cognition: A New Understanding,” Journal of Parapsychology 61, March (1997)) that “. . . recent findings by physicist James Spottiswoode show that electromagnetic radiation from our Milky Way galaxy and the electromagnetic effects of solar flares both degrade psychic functioning. Electrical shielding seems to help performance, and so does carrying out experiments when the galactic radiation is at a minimum at one’s location.”
So if a geomagnetic storm, say, dampens remote viewing and yet it’s said that remote viewing is non-energetic but an aspect of nonlocality (nonlocal hologramic consciousness), how could physical Noise be a dampener? Physical Noise (not psychic Noise) should not be a factor at all, according to the nonlocal paradigm. So there is a conflict.
There are many kinds of classifiable Noise:
Personal psychic Noise (thoughts, preconceptions, judgments, etc.)
Collective psychic Noise (collective unrest, eschatological Zeitgeist, wars, famines, fear, the “whorl of history,” etc.)
Physical Noise (atmospheric Noise, solar activity, electromagnetic fields (appliances, computers, cell phone towers, etc.), perturbations of Schumann resonance, etc,)
It’s safe to say that we are surrounded by Noise, that we live in Noise. There’s Noise within and without, psychically and physically. How is it then that some physical Noises dampen psychic functioning, while others do not seem to matter? According to the Nonlocal paradigm of remote viewing, the only hindrance should be psychic Noise, and no other. But such, according to Targ and Spottiswoode, is not the case. Does this imply, then, that signal transmission-reception actually occurs? If that were the case, remote viewing would be local, not nonlocal. So we cannot have a nonlocal paradigm and speak of physical Noise as a dampener at the same time.
My solution to this problem is the following. The so-called Nonlocal school of remote viewing might have a(n unconscious) hidden dualism. The hidden dualism is that of consciousness (mind, awareness) and phenomena. But if we are to apply the nondual approach, viz., that mind is matter and matter is mind, or that mind is neither matter nor not-matter, then psychic Noise and physical Noise are equal, they are ontologically equivalent. This is why thought-spam, for example, hinders psychic functioning just as much as a geomagnetic storm would, and yet, there is no (local) signal-exchange involved. Noise is noise, and it hinders remote and immediate observations, and everything between.