Ingo Swann was a painter and artist with an extraordinary ability. This attribute was a congenital, expanded sense of perception demonstrated a number of times before scientific scrutiny and world media. He became known as The Dean of Remote Viewing but that was only one small feature of his abilities. This essay is not a re-write of existing data on Ingo Swann but a personal memoir taken from an eleven year period of friendship known to no one else at this juncture in time. You will read about events and unknown truths that defy your understand of physical reality. The rationale for this writing is the subtext of the life of Ingo Swann, to indicate what the man knew…that all human beings have unlimited potential at many levels. By his well-documented demonstrations he proved that we have great potentials for expanded perceptual levels that today seem impossible, as just over a century ago, flight and the healing of many diseases and surgery once considered miraculous seemed impossible.
The author, Raul daSilva, is a former staffer with the internationally known public relations agency, Burson-Marsteller, the author of eight books, mostly on his vocation, film, video and audio visual communications. He has also been a creative director, producer and film director and a lecturer and instructor at several universities and colleges. He majored in English and psychology at Adelphi University and was elected to its Alumni Association Academy of Distinction in 1978. In 1967 a mystical experience while on his way to the University of Pittsburgh campus from downtown, while taking advanced writing courses, launched him into his long time avocation of Ontology, of the reasons he met Ingo Swann in 1984.