F. HOLMES “SKIP” ATWATER is the President of the Monroe Institute. Raised in a spiritually oriented family environment, Skip Atwater’s childhood was filled with extraordinary psychic experiences. As a young adult he was guided from within to a career as a counterspy during the cold-war era where he used his natural psychic aptitude as a U.S. Army Counterintelligence Special Agent. He played a key role in the remote viewing intelligence program now known to world by the code name STAR GATE.
For ten years Skip was the Operations and Training Officer for this secret remote-viewing program. He recruited and trained an elite cadre of professional intelligence officers to do remote viewing for the Department of Defense and various members of the national intelligence community. He planned, conducted, and reported thousands of remote viewing intelligence-collection missions.
After retiring from the Army, Skip became Research Director and more recently the President and Treasurer at The Monroe Institute a 501c(3) nonprofit research and educational organization, which uses the patented Hemi-Sync® auditory-guidance system to provide a safe, natural means to alter arousal states,focus, and levels of awareness.
Working in the Bob Monroe Research Lab, he has explored the realms of his own consciousness and adopted a spiritual perspective of everyday life. In his roll as Research Director, he published technical research on methods for expanding consciousness, authored the inspirational book, Captain of My Ship, Master of My Soul, and assisted hundreds of individuals in experiencing and exploring expanded states of consciousness.
Skip is also the past president of the International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA), which was organized by scientists and academicians involved in remote viewing together with veterans of the now declassified STAR GATE program. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization that encourages the dissemination of accurate information about remote viewing through a robust website (www.IRVA.org), regular conferences, and speaking and education outreach. They assist in forming objective testing standards and materials for evaluating remote viewers, serve as a clearing house for truthful information about the phenomenon, promote rigorous theoretical research and applications development in the remote-viewing field, and propose ethical standards as appropriate. They neither endorse nor promote any specific method or approach to remote viewing, but represent a responsible voice in the history and future of all aspects of the discipline.
Skip has also been a college instructor, scientific investigator, and human behavioral engineer specializing in the design and application of techniques for cultivating propitious states of consciousness for over three decades.
Early in the 1970s he received an associate degree from the University of New York, a baccalaureate degree from the University of Nebraska, and completed his graduate coursework in counseling psychology at the University of Northern Colorado.
Skip says that his true education, his knowledge, refreshes anew every day with his work at The Monroe Institute and his own adventures into the realms of human consciousness.
Skip Atwater speaks at seminars, conferences, and religious services around the world each year. He has been featured on Coast-to-Coast AM,Jeff Rense, and Lights On with Nancy Lee radio programs several times and has been on numerous other community talk-radio shows all over the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Japan, and Australia. He has appeared on international and nationally televised programs including Sightings, the Life Science Foundation public television documentary Intuition, the A&E series The Unexplained, The Learning Channel series Science Frontiers, the A&E two-hour special Beyond Death, and The History Channel series History Undercover. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia. Access the TMI website at: www.MonroeInstitute.org.