Cuing Technical Remote Viewing®
By PSI TECH Staff
January 25, 2002
Question: "I have not yet learned TRV, but often see the term "cuing" used in reference
to the way remote viewers prepare targets and search for information. How does this work?"
Before one remote views a target, one must first "cue" it. The word "cue" literally means, a word or signal used to prompt an entrance, or a signal to begin or enter. When used with Technical Remote Viewing, the cue is the prompt that tells the Matrix what information you need to remote view. It works much the way a library does. When you ask a librarian to get a certain book for you, she asks you what book that might be. For example, The Portable Jung, edited by Joseph Campbell. She would then look under title, The Portable Jung, and you would be directed to the location of the book. If you did not know the specific title of the book, the librarian would turn to the next most specific information on the subject, Jung, and type that into the computer. Although it isn't the specific book, the computer would give me a list of books by Jung, or about Jung, and we could narrow the search from there. When you cue a target, you are doing the same thing. How specific is the information you want to remote view? If you want to remote view the assassination of John F. Kennedy, you would cue the target specifically as if it were a book; thus the cue would look like this: John F. Kennedy/Assassination event. You begin with the most general information, in this case, John F. Kennedy, followed by a slash, then the next most specific part of the cue, in this case, Assassination event. You could continue to add qualifiers to the cue, working to refine it to give you even more specific information about the event. If you do not specify, you are leaving the cue up to the "librarian" or the Matrix, which will deliver information it "deems" the most useful or important. It still remains somewhat of a mystery how the Matrix, or universal mind, picks and chooses the information it supplies in a general cue, and appears to often be user specific, in other words, different information is often given to different viewers. So the more specific you are, the more precise the data you will download from Matrix, just as in a library, when you are looking for a specific book or subject matter.
There are certain problems that arise with cuing. One of the most common is that different words mean different things for different people. For example, say you wanted to find out the purpose of a specific person or group. The word purpose is a very individualized word. A better word to use in your cue might be collective plan, or current plan/plans. Another situation might be that you are trying to locate an item that is missing. Say, you left your bike parked outside a store, and when you came out it was gone. Now, some might want to cue the target: Jane Doe's Bike/thief. The problem with this cue is the word "thief". You are assuming that the bike was stolen, when something else might have occurred. Perhaps a friend of yours saw that your bike wasn't chained, and thought he should move it to a safer location for you. Perhaps a policeman came and moved it for some reason, or perhaps it was in a bike rack with other bikes, and one looked just like yours, and that person took your bike by mistake. While all of these examples are highly unlikely (let's face it, the bike was stolen…), you should never make any assumptions when cuing a target. A better cue to start with would be Jane Doe's Bike/present location.
Another problem that can arise from improper cuing are nonsense cues. One should not assume the reality of something when preparing a target. The classic example is that of Darth Vader. Suppose that a future generation of TRVers dug up an English language newspaper with the very intriguing name "Darth Vader" mentioned in an article. Darth Vader could be assumed to have existed as a real person, whilst the name "Pee Wee Herman" might be assumed to be that of a cartoon character, but Pee Wee would produce a solid TRV target, with similar descriptors from session to session. Not so for Darth Vader as a cue -- an individual viewer would not be able to draw substantive conclusions from any number of sessions -- they would be 'all over the place,' as we say in the TRV profession -- other than that the target relates to abstract ideas connected with an extinct genre of entertainment, and some symbolic figure.
Let's say you wanted to verify a "UFO experience" someone believes that they had. If you cue the target: Jane Doe/UFO encounter, you may run into difficulties. First of all, what if it was not a "UFO"? You don't know what it was. All you know is that you had an unexplained experience. A proper cue would be: Jane Doe/Glowing Ball/Experience. This cue doesn't assume a UFO, or an encounter, but merely narrows your search to information on the experience you had.
An interesting word that can be used in some cues is the word "seed". For example, say you wanted to TRV the meaning of a certain dream you had. Say the dream was swimming in a sea of snakes. On first thought, you might want to cue it: Swimming in Sea of Snakes Dream/meaning. However, you must recognize that multiple/complex meanings could be present in a dream. Also, like a snowball that picks up debris and trash as it rolls down hill, dreams tend to behave similarly (and many dreams have no "meaning"-just the unconscious performing "housecleaning" at the end of the day). The cue that has been found to be most effective in this case is: Jane Doe/Swimming in Sea of Snakes Dream/Seed. In other words, you are asking the Matrix what was the target element that "seeded" (spawned) the dream.
Words are extremely important when cuing, and it is important that a TRVer becomes very conscious of the cuing process. For example, say one wants to know if one is pregnant. If you write the cue this way: Jane Doe/Womb/Present Contents, you will run into difficulty. The qualifier, "present contents" should be changed to "present time", as a womb contains a lot of stuff, with or without a child.
The main problem people run into with cuing is assuming. Don't assume anything. Say you wanted to learn more about psychokinesis. At first impulse, one might cue it: Psychokinesis/Cause. But this is making assumptions about psychokinetic events. It is best to begin with a specific event: Jane Doe's house/yesterday/picture dropping off of wall/cause, or similar cues.
The Matrix may not apply the same kind of logic that individuals do regarding cues. One student asked PSI TECH if this cue were appropriate: radio station's name/financial gain/optimum trajectory. He wanted to ascertain a radio stations method(s) to employ in acquiring the funds needed to maintain operations. The cue is faulty for a couple of reasons. First of all, the radio station in question is both an enterprise, consisting of a number of people, interacting in complex ways, as well as an ensemble of physical structures. That complicates cuing to no small degree. The structures do not have "financial" trajectories, the enterprise does. Now say, unbeknownst to the cuer, a deadly tornado is in the cards for tomorrow afternoon, and the radio station happens to be ground zero, then (without a skilled TRV eye) you might not be able to make sense out of the resulting Idea Template which may depict an empty or flattened structure, with its usual occupants/owners huddled together in Farmer John's root cellar, miles away. The radio station can't "make money", the enterprise can. In the case of this target, the range of performance objectives needs to be narrowed and tighter parameters need to be established in the cue. What are the stations existing and possible sources of capital? If say, advertising is a key source, then use TRV to assist here. We can use the Matrix as a crystal ball to only some degree. It can't do all of our thinking for us.
When cuing your target remember: Go from the general to the specific. Be as specific as possible. Choose your words carefully. And never, ever assume anything. For students who have questions regarding specific cues, you can ask one of the on-line support staff either in PSI TECH's chat room, or in the TRV online classroom. Happy cuing!
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