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Do You See What I See?
Memoirs of a Blind Biker: Lasers and Love, ESP and the CIA, and the Meaning of Life
Russell Targ
ISBN: 9781571745590
Book (Hardcover)
Hampton Roads Publishing Company
6 x 9
296 pages
May 23, 2008


"Russell Targ's autobiography stands as testament to the extraordinary capacities of human potential. From his role in the early development of the laser, to his systematic exploration of extrasensory perception, to the luminous insights of his spiritual vision--Do You See What I See? Memoirs of a Blind Biker is a fascinating read." -Michael Murphy, Cofounder and Chairman of the Board, Esalen Institute

"Russell Targ is a pioneer, a character trait he has demonstrated in fields as diverse as laser physics, parapsychology, and windshear physics. It is the essence of his nature. Thus, it is not surprising that he has led a fascinating life, and his biography takes the reader on a wonderful tale of discovery. If you have an interest in how the new comes into being, Do You See What I See? will reward you bountifully with the kind of stories that bring science to life and show it as the extraordinary adventure those who live it know it to be." -Stephan A. Schwartz, author of Opening to the Infinite
Russell Targ has been visually handicapped since childhood and yet he has performed groundbreaking research in lasers and optics and participated in recently declassified, NASA-sponsored work in "remote viewing.” He is grounded in the world of science and yet co-created the Cold War spy program that became the real X-Files--the CIA--and NASA-sponsored work in “remote viewing” that has only recently been declassified.

Targ's memoir also reads like a cultural history of the last half of the twentieth century. He meets and befriends--and tells wonderful anecdotes about--such people as Alan Greenspan, Ayn Rand, and Alan Alda, among others, including his brother-in-law, chess champion Bobby Fisher.

Do You See What I See? is the remarkable story of a visually impaired physicist who sees beyond perception to help readers find meaning and joy.

Russell Targ is currently “retired” and enjoys motorcycling in the Silcon Valley (even though he is legally blind) and studying Dzogchen Buddhism.
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