Stargate Interactive FAQ (frequently asked qestions)
What is Star Gate?
Star Gate was the most recent code name for United States Government's formerly classified program on the powers of the human mind. Their research and operational intelligence applications included information and techniques described by the terms anomalous cognition, remote viewing, psychoenergetics, and psychotronics.
What is the Star Gate Interactive Archive?
The Star Gate Interactive Archive is a collection of documents released by the United States Government under the Freedom of Information Act along with a user interactive index of the contents. The documents released by the government came on 14 separate CDs. RVIS/Paul Smith consolidated these onto 7 Volumes – Volumes A-G and released it as “The Central Intelligence Agency’s Star Gate Collection Archives” on seven CDs.
The entire series of documents contained on those seven CDs (Volumes) includes over 12,000 files, many of which contain numerous documents. Because the government released the files in no particular order and without an easy method of knowing what was in each file, intelligent use of the contents was nearly impossible. The Star Gate Interactive Archive was created to rectify that problem.
|Click the images above to view the Stargate Inetractive Archives in use
For each Volume, every file was opened and perused and the contents noted in an Excel spreadsheet along with the number of pages, the original CIA file number, and a separate, easy to use file number which runs sequentially throughout the entire seven Volume archive. Each file was also set up with a hyperlink so that the file will open when the user sees a file of interest and clicks on the link.
Why is it called Interactive?
Each user of the Star Gate Interactive Archive can modify the content field to facilitate future searches, note documents of interest, etc. This feature makes working with the archives a personal experience and greatly enhances the functional use of the massive quantity of data included.
How do I use it?
For fastest access, load the CDs onto your computer. Open the Excel document (aka “Excel Workbook”) corresponding to any of the seven volumes. You will see four fields for each file – sequential file number, original CIA file number, number of pages, and content of the file. Scroll through each sheet (several sheets are contained within each Volume’s Excel Workbook and are separated by tabs at the bottom of each sheet), reading the content lines. When you find a file you wish to read, simply click the highlighted field and the document will open. After reading a file, you can modify the content line to make it easier to find that particular document again. You can also take note of the number of pages to get an idea of whether the file contains a book, a paper, or a memo if the content line doesn’t specify exactly which it is.
Searching the contents from within Excel is easy. Using the Find command, enter any keyword and Excel will return the results of files with that keyword in the Content field. Be sure to set your find command to find “within workbook” rather than find “within sheet.” There are several “sheets” within each “workbook” (Volume) and each sheet corresponds to a file set as released on “The Central Intelligence Agency’s Star Gate Collection Archives.” Excel defaults to “find within sheet” and you want to “find within workbook” to search the entire volume. You may also want to add your own key words to the content field to facilitate future searches. Please note that each of the seven volumes have unique indexes (Excel Workbooks), so seven separate searches are required to search the entire archive.
Another feature of the Interactive Archives is the simplified file numbering system. As released by the government, the file numbers were cumbersome. Using a simplified, sequential numbering system, people can now discuss specific files in common, easy to use language. “Hey, file 166 is a paper by Viktor Adamenko from the former U.S.S.R on Biological Electrodynamics and Psychoenergetics! He delivered it at the First Congress of Psychotronic Research in Prague” is a whole lot easier than referencing file CIA_RDP96_00787R000500090005.
A search on Adamenko, psychoenergetics, or psychotronic would bring up this file initially and then it is fairly easy to remember that the file is number 166 once it has been found. It’s even easier to tell someone else which file you’re excited about so they can look at it as well. They would know that file 166 would be found on Volume A and go directly to it. If desired, they could even modify the content field of their CD set with “file Joe mentioned” or any other wording of significance to them. Former military remote viewers could modify the content field with “my session on target so and so,’ then use the Find command later to search for “my session,” bringing up a list of all of the files so noted and share those file numbers with others who have their own version of the Interactive Archive.
Can you give me an idea of what’s on each CD?
Volume A contains files 1-821 (formerly CIA Disks 1&2) and the Interactive Archive Excel document/index. Printed out, the index is 43
* Numerous issues of the “Chinese Journal of Somatic Sciences”
* “Collected Works of Qigong Science” (370 pages)
* “A Survey of Expert Opinion on Potentially Negative Uses of Psi,
U.S. Government Interest in Psi, and the Level of Research
Funding of the Field”
* A translation of the Soviet document “Biostimulation Through
Laser Radiation and Bioplasma” by Inyushin and Chekerov (80 pages)
* “The Nervous System and Electric Currents, Volume 2” Proceedings
of the 4^th Annual National Conference of the Neuroelectric
Society, March 1971
* “Some Brief Notes on the Development of Research Into Human
Paranormal Capabilities in Guangdong” compiled by the Guangdong
Somatic Sciences Research Committee (64 pages)
* “The Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation on Biological Systems:
Current Status in the Former Soviet Union” (120 pages)
Volume B contains files 822-2281 (formerly CIA Disks 3&4) and the
Interactive Archive Excel document/index. Printed out, this index is
52 pages long.
* Numerous remote viewing sessions and reports
* “Feasibility Study on the Use of RV Detection Techniques to
Determine Location of (redacted) Targets”
* “Electronic System Perturbation Techniques” by Edwin May,
Beverly Humphrey, and G. Scott Hubbard (61 pages)
* “A Database Management System for Operational Remote Viewing”
prepared by E. C. May, B. S. Humphrey, and Radio Physics Laboratory
Volume C contains files 2282-5548 (formerly CIA disks 4 (continued),
5, and 6). Printed out, the corresponding Interactive Archive index is
143 pages long.
* Department of Defense document “Procedures Governing the
Activities of DoD Intelligence Components That Affect United
* “Use of Volunteers as Subjects of Research” Dept of the Army,
Research and Development Army Regulation 70-25
* Memos, sessions, reports, and funding information regarding Sun
Streak (a former code name for the Star Gate project)
* “A Remote Viewing Evaluation Protocol” by Edwin C. May, 1982 (48
* “Co-ordinate Remote Viewing (CRV) Technology 1981-1983: Three
Year Project (draft report)” by Ingo Swann (31 pages)
Volume D contains files 5549-8250 (formerly CIA disks 6 (continued)
and 7). Printed out, the corresponding index is 129 pages long.
* Training sessions and special ops sessions
* DIA’s “Bibliographic Database: Psychoenergetics” (27 page document)
* DIA’s “Operational Project Protocols”
* Various briefings on Star Gate and the operational aspects of
Volume E contains files 8251-10007 (formerly CIA disks 8&9). Printed
out, Volume E’s Interactive index is 82 pages long.
* Speaking notes/transcript: Pre-film discussion presented by Targ
and Putoff on Geller/Swann Research”
* “Lie Detection Through Voice Analysis” by Fredrick C. Link
* Grill Flame Mission Statement
* “Scientists Explain New Solar Radiotelescope” & “Solar Magnetism
Described in Detail” from USSR Scientific Affiars, 1971
* Sessions, reports and after action reports on the RV involvement
in the Iranian Hostage Crisis
Volume F contains files 10008-11154 (formerly CIA disks 10, 11, &12).
Printed out, this Interactive index is 60 pages long.
* Memo to the Undersecretary of Defense: Status Report on
Non-Lethal Acoustic Initiative
* “Perceptual Augmentation Techniques” and more (a 327 page file
of research documents, including a memo from Hal Puthoff
requesting the return of the cassettes of the Price-crane
* “A Dynamic Experiment With Ingo Swann” by Edwin May and Charles
* “An Evaluation of the Remote Viewing Program: Research and
Applications” by Mumsford, Rose, and Goslin (206 pages)
* “Parapsychology: Fiction or Reality?” translated from the Russian
* DIA’s “Soviet and Czechoslovakian Parapsychology Research” (72
pages includes Telepathy in Animals, Telepathy in Humans,
Telepathic Behaviour Modification, Phototronic Generator
Research, Psychokinesis Research, OBE Phenomena, Remote Viewing,
and The Apport Technique)
Volume G contains files 11155 – 12247 (formerly CIA disks 13 & 14).
Printed out, this Interactive index is 60 pages long.
* Memos and reports from Frank Cartwright (Naval Weapons Center)
concerning replication of SRI experiments and findings
* Excerpts from “Star Wars Now” by Thomas Bearden
* “The Monroe Institute’s Hemisync Process” by Fred Atwater
* “Analysis and Assessment of Gateway Process” by LTC Wayne M.
* “Gateway Intermediate Workbook” from Monroe Institute of Applied
* “Anglo-Saxon vs Latin Parapsychology: Underlying the
Communication Barrier” by Mario P. Varvoglis
* Memos and documents showing the transfer (and eimportance of
continuity) of the RV program
What does it cost?
The CDs in this set may be purchased individually or as a complete set.
$35 per CD
$195 for the 7 CD set
Students and IRVA members qualify for a 15% discount.
for students enter - student in the voucher code section of the order page.
for IRVA members eneter - irva in the voucher codes section of the order page.
Individuals who previously purchased "The Central Intelligence Agency's Star Gate Collection Archives" from RVIS/Paul Smith qualify for a $55 discount. The work put into this project was enormous, but consideration is being given to those who already invested in the raw data.
If you qualify for the RVIS discount ($55) via having purchased the raw data from RVIS, please enter - rvis as the voucher code.