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A Bizarre 40 Year Old CIA Study About Transcending Time and Space is All the Rage on TikTok

In 1983, the CIA did a classified study into psychic phenomena and how the power of the mind can be unleashed to perform all manner of impossible tasks. This article from Vice is long and comprehensive. And frankly, as I went through it, I realized there was no way I could do justice to it in blog form. There's simply too much unpack, fascinating though it might be. But here's how it describes the CIA report in a nutshell:

The intrigue revolves around a classified 1983 CIA report on a technique called the Gateway Experience, which is a training system designed to focus brainwave output to alter consciousness and ultimately escape the restrictions of time and space. The CIA was interested in all sorts of psychic research at the time, including the theory and applications of remote viewing, which is when someone views real events with only the power of their mind. The documents have since been declassified and are available to view. ...

What distinguishes the Gateway process r from hypnosis, TM, and biofeedback, is that it requires achieving  a state of consciousness in which the electrical brain patterns of both hemispheres are equal in amplitude and frequency. This is called Hemi-Sync. Lamentably, and perhaps conveniently, we cannot as humans achieve this state on our own. ...

Left to its own devices the human mind expends energy like a lamp, in a chaotic and incoherent way, achieving lots of diffusion but relatively little depth. Under Hemi-Sync though, the mind produces a “disciplined stream of light.” So, once the frequency and amplitude of the brain are rendered coherent it can then synchronize with the rarified energy levels of the universe. With this connection intact, the brain begins to receive symbols and display astonishing flashes of holistic intuition. 

Seriously, that's just a snowflake on the tip of this particular iceberg. There's stuff in there about hypnosis, mediation, biofeedback and astral projection, just to name a few things in the literally millions of pages of documents the CIA declassified in 2003 that have gone largely unnoticed. 

But if you think the weirdest thing about this story is that a shadowy government intelligence agency that was formed out of the US Army's OSS division after World War II to perform espionage in order to thwart worldwide Communism was conducting experiments that are straight out of Matthew Modine's lab in "Stranger Things," you'd better think again. Because the way this trove of information is being processed 18 years after it was declassified makes the study itself sound like card tricks. 

Daily Mail - TikTok users have uncovered a bewildering CIA report from nearly four decades ago which describes the agency's belief that humans can transcend space and time using a technique called the Gateway Experience. 

The report entitled Analysis and Assessment of The Gateway Process was penned in 1983 by US Army Lieutenant Colonel Wayne M McDonnell. …

[T]he Gateway Experience uses sounds tapes to manipulate brainwaves with a goal of creating an altered state of consciousness in which a person can interact with nonphysical aspects of reality.   

Practical uses of the technique, according to the CIA report, include manifesting goals, converting energy to heal one's body, and even traveling across space and time to access new information. …

[T]he Gateway Experience is now receiving renewed attention after piquing the interest of TikTok users. 

It's unclear how the report suddenly grabbed TikTok recognition, but over the past month dozens of users have recorded videos explaining the Gateway phenomenon and sharing their attempts to access it using tapes available for purchase online.

Dozens of TikTok users like @abby_careyy, for example. She herself has dozens of videos breaking Gateway down into dozens of barely coherent and out of order clips, interspersed with some conspiracy theories about Princess Diana not being dead or something. 

That one has been viewed 4.4 million times and has 1.1 million likes. And she claims some of her vids have been taken down for "harassment," when all she's doing is reading declassified government documents. 

And here's one about that Hemi-Sync soundwave, that supposedly can help your mind explore the outer reaches of space and time. 

Go figure. Perhaps the greatest breakthrough in the history of science. Research that may fundamentally change everything we understand about our reality. Discoveries that could have limitless applications. And it’s all been hiding in plain sight since 2003. Ignored by everyone. Until a dozen or so TikTok users broke them down into easily digestible pieces and presented them to the masses.

So when our place in this existence changes forever and we’re mastering the art of astral projection to bend time and space to our will like Doctor Strange, just remember that what made it possible was an app that was created so Snap-filtered teenage girls could post 10 second clips of themselves dancing and lip syncing to auto tune songs in belly shirts. We are officially living in Bizarro World.