CIA’s Gateway Process Declassified (Part One: The Gateway Process)

4 min readJul 23, 2018


At the beginning of the 2009 comedy, The Men who Stare at Goats, there is a disclaimer that some of the plot elements are based on real events. It doesn’t say which but some new information about a secret CIA program was declassified last year.

In the film, soldiers were selected to be part of a military program examining whether it was possible to affect the physical world with thought forms. They would, as the film’s title states, stare at goats while willing for the animal’s hearts to stop.

While this sounds fantastical, quantum theory does say that waves of probability can be affected by the act of observation. Whether to the extreme of stopping a poor goat’s heart or remotely viewing something from a great distance is anyone’s guess. What is true though is that the CIA had indeed thought this feasible enough to devote resources to studying it.

The “Analysis and Assessment of Gateway Process” was declassified last year and I highly suggest you read it, I’ll include the link(s) below.

“…this is occurring at very long wavelength of about 40,000km, or just about the perimeter of the planet. In other words, the signal from the movement of our bodies will go around the world in about one seventh of a second through the electrostatic field which we are embedded. Such a long wavelength knows no obstacles and its strength does not attenuate much over long distances. Naturally it will go through just about anything; metal, concrete, water and the fields making up our bodies. It is also the ideal medium for conveying a telepathic signal….”

-Itzhak Bentov, a scientist who worked on the CIA’s Gateway Process.

The TL:DR for it is this; this Gateway Process was a meditation lesson that taught humans to harness their own electromagnetic energy waves which come from their body. It also taught them how to control brain waves, and use them to, essentially, detach from time and space.

As the body is turned into a coherent oscillator vibrating in harmony with the surrounding electrostatic medium, the specific exercises included in the Gateway process allow the participant to build up the energy field surrounding their body, presumably by using energy from the earth’s resonant field (the same resonant field that was the basis for much of Nikola Tesla’s work) which the body then entrains because of its ability to resonate with it.

This is big. Aside from the obvious question of what nefarious purpose the CIA was hoping to achieve with this process, it’s hard to miss the deduction of what detaching the from time and space means — fourth dimensional travel with all that it implies (heaven, afterlife, a different dimension).

Two things make me believe this document is detailing a real process. One is that it’s found right on the official CIA website. The other is an email thread from the Podesta email hack during the 2016 election. In one email, a former astronaut writes to John Podesta (Clinton’s campaign manager),

“….because the War in Space race is heating up, I felt you should be aware of several factors as you and I schedule our Skype talk. Remember, our nonviolent ETI from the contiguous universe are helping us bring zero point energy to Earth….”

The choice of words there is interesting. A contingent universe doesn’t suggest a great distance through space but a different dimension all together.

  • Sergio Monteiro

Read Part Two, click the link below:

Gateway process…/do…/CIA-RDP96-00788R001700210016-5.pdf

Wikileaks Podesta email


About Sergio:

[Sergio Monteiro lives in Asia with his wife and is the author of two books. His first book, Other American Dreams, dealt with the migrant crisis of Africa and Europe and was compared to the writing of Portuguese novelist, Jose Saramango. His latest work, Enoch’sMuse, follows the life of Enoch, a biblical figure, and is available on Amazon. Enoch’sMuse was selected as a finalist in the 2017 Proverse Prize for Unpublished Fiction, Non-Fiction or Poetry and has been compared to Mary Renault’s, The King Must Die.]

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Sergio Monteiro — novelist, teacher, writer, thinker — author of ‘Enoch'sMuse’ and ‘Other American Dreams’