F. Holmes "Skip" Atwater is the former President of The Monroe Institute, author and retired military officer responsible for Training U.S. Army Intelligence officers in the classified remote-viewing surveillance program.
Skip worked closely with the scientific efforts of SRI International. He trained career-minded professional intelligence personnel to remote view. He then used these highly skilled psychic spies to assess the security threat posed by a hostile government's exploitation of remote-viewing surveillance.
The Defense Intelligence Agency eventually tasked Skip to respond to US national defense intelligence collection requirements as follow-on to his initial counterintelligence mission. He planned, conducted, and reported thousands of remote viewing intelligence-collection missions for a variety of US intelligence agencies. Which is how Skip meet Bob Monroe
"In the spring of 1977, I was just getting started in the U.S. Army's secret counterintelligence remote-viewing operations at Fort Meade, Maryland. Seeking information on organizations and techniques that could benefit our military goals, I got in touch with The Monroe Institute of Applied Sciences. Because of the secrecy surrounding my military mission, I could not reveal the true nature of my inquiry at the Institute. I didn't conceal the fact that I was a military intelligence officer but stated simply that I had read Bob Monroe's book, Journeys Out of the Body, and was curious about his research and facilities and whether others could be taught his techniques. I was asked to leave a phone number. I asked to meet and talk with Bob Monroe. And in a day or two, much to my surprise, Mr. Monroe himself called back and provided me with directions from my base of operations in the Washington, D.C., area to Whistlefield Farm, a 432-acre estate—his Virginia home... As I drove around I somehow knew I was headed for another of life's grand adventures. Mr. Monroe, sitting on a divan in the patio, wore sweatpants, suspenders, slippers, and a partially unbuttoned, coffee-stained shirt... As he brushed cigarette ashes off his shirt, he looked up and calmly said, "Well, hello." No southern accent here. No pretentious social niceties either. I thought—as a first impression— that perhaps he was more interested in who he was "out-of-body" rather than what I might think of him or how I might perceive him in the physical.... Bob began to explain that he had developed a sound technology, a stimulus that allowed people to have experiences under laboratory conditions—experiences that were similar to what he had written about in his book and to those I had been talking about myself. He said that many of these people could talk about or report their experiences while they were happening....I couldn't imagine how this could be done, given the memory of my own childhood out-of-body experiences. I asked how it was possible, and Bob replied, "Well, kid, I guess we'll just have to show you." And with that, Bob invited me into his laboratory and offices. ...
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.
Skip says that his true education, his knowledge, refreshes anew every day with his own adventures into the realms of global empathy (link), alternative healing (link), and human consciousness.