Book Corrections: READING THE ENEMY'S MIND - Inside Star Gate, America's Psychic Espionage Program

I once heard (don't ask me where) that every book has mistakes in it - that no perfect book has ever been published. I don't know whether that is really true, but it is the case that the larger and more complex a work, the more likely there is to be errors in it. This is especially true when the book has to weave the threads of hundreds of peoples' professional lives together with world events over decades of time. While I have tried to make Reading the Enemy's Mind as accurate as I possibly could, I find there are still errors and mistakes, as I knew there would be.

So, to provide readers the most up-to-date corrections for the book (and also to put together as complete a list as possible in case of any future new edition), I have added this page to my website listing the more relevant omissions and errors, along with their corrections. This will be a work in progress and - if I have done my work in the book properly - shouldn't require too many entries. But those that I've found or have been reported to me are listed below.  All page numbers refer to the hard back edition, as these errors, along with many less important ones, were corrected in the paperback edition.


I'll make just a general statement here. The index has many problems with it. It has left some people and topics out altogether (including mention of my son Christopher); it lists some people incorrectly (notably my wife Daryl, whose last name is Gibson, not Smith); it misses citing places in the book where important people are mentioned (for example, there is only one page referencing Dr. Jack Vorona - yet he is mentioned in important ways several times in the text); and it occasionally gets some of the page numbers wrong. Still, it is far better than having no index at all. Hopefully later versions will be much better.

PAGE 101:

"...the MX [missile] basing plan had run afoul of a study by Dr. Charles T. Tart, under the auspices of SRI, statistically demonstrating that remote viewers...could significantly increase the odds of picking the right missile shelters to target."
CORRECTION: Both Dr. Tart and Dr. Hal Puthoff pointed out to me that Tart's study was actually done independently of and prior to the SRI report. Further, the Tart study had nothing intentionally to do with the MX missile basing plan, but did explore how well people could intuit where a specified target might turn up among a set of possible (in this case ten) locations. For each trial, the correct location was randomly designated by a computer, but not revealed to the experimental subject until after he or she had made an irrevocable choice among the possible locations.

In principle, this was very similar to the problem of trying to discover which one of several shelters might house a mobile MX missile, and Puthoff found Tart's study useful for his own report about whether remote viewers could improve the chances of finding the hidden missile among a number of decoy shelters.
Puthoff suggests this correction to the text on page 101:
"In a report on the vulnerability of the MX missile basing plan, Puthoff used the raw data output of Tart's study in a simulation study to determine the potential accuracy of finding a hidden missile among a number of decoy shelters."

PAGE 133-137:

In the account of my first-ever remote viewing session (which was an outbounder session, where a "beacon" team goes out to an undisclosed location and the viewer focuses in on where the team is located and describes the surroundings), I listed Joe McMoneagle and Tom McNear as the outbound team. This was an error caused by my faulty memory. After the Star Gate archives were released, I found the transcript of that session. It reminded me that it was Charlene Shufelt that was with Tom on the outbound team, and not Joe.


PAGE 139:

In my description of the Monroe Institute Hemi-Sync sound-based technology, I inadvertently misnamed the physics principle involved.  What I called creative interference should have been calleed constructive interference.



For a comprehensive list of all corrections sent to the publisher for the paperback edition, click here.


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