Russell Targ is a physicist and author who was a pioneer in the development of the laser, and cofounder of the Stanford Research Institute's investigation into psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s.
He most recently authored Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing and Transformation of Consciousness. He is co-author of Mind Reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Abilities; The Mind Race: Understanding and Using Psychic Abilities; Miracles of Mind: Remote Viewing and Spiritual Healing; and The Heart of the Mind: How to Experience God Without Belief.
He is also an editor, publisher, songwriter, producer, a teacher, and more. Targ retired from Lockheed Martin as a senior staff scientist, where he developed laser technology for peaceful applications.