Welcome to the International Remote Viewing Association

icoEye IRVA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the responsible use and development of remote viewing. We are an independently formed member organization of scientists, remote viewing professionals, students, and other interested persons. For more information, read the Letter of Invitation from Russell Targ, President Emeritus of IRVA.

Remote viewing is a novel perceptual discipline for gaining information not available to the ordinary physical senses. Used extensively by so-called "psychic spies" during the Cold War for classified military projects, it has a long history both as an intelligence gathering tool and as the subject of research and applications in the civilian world. Remote viewing has now taken a long step into the public domain with the formation of a professional association to educate, research, propose standards, test performance, and promote public awareness of this unique human mental capacity.


New Issue of Aperture Now Available!

Aperture 27

The next issue of Aperture (Spring/Summer 2015) is now available for IRVA members to download. If features "Project Star Gate" by Paul H. Smith, Ph.D.; An Interview with Glenn B. Wheaton" by Cheryle L. Hopton; "2015 IRVA Conference" by Gary Kilpatrick; "Perceive in 3-D" by Leonard (Lyn) Buchanan; "The Secret Life of Uri Geller: CIA Masterspy?" by Angela Thompson Smith, Ph.D.; and more.

The new online Aperture is available in two formats: a downloadable Adobe PDF file, and a full color printed version that can be purchased (at cost), from MagCloud, and delivered to your door.

Members can download their copy by logging-in when requested. Click the "lost password" link if this is your first time logging-in.

Board of Directors Election

IRVA would like to welcome John Cook, Debra Duggan-Takagi, Dale Graff and Nancy Smith to the Board of Directors.

John Cook

John has been entangled with remote viewing since 1998. He holds a bachelor's degree in theology, and has worked in information technology and as a business analyst for 17 years, most of that time at a multinational pharmaceutical company. As a viewer, he has contributed to both research and operational RV & psi projects, including work with both Bevy Jaegers & Pam Coronado in support of law enforcement agency requests. He has a keen interest in the intersection of the physical & non-local aspects of consciousness, and how this relates to topics as diverse as precognition, synchronicity, art, artificial intelligence, and personal growth. He makes his home in Ontario, Canada.

Debra Duggan-Takagi

Debra is a writer and businesswoman from Honolulu, Hawaii who since 1999 has been pursuing her passion of exploration into consciousness studies. She received her certification in Healing Touch in 2001 and since 2002 has trained with Glenn B. Wheaton of the Hawaii Remote Viewers Guild where she is the current Vice-President, an HRVG instructor and project manager. Debra's remote viewing work was highlighted in the Spring, 2012 issue of the Journal for Scientific Exploration. Debra is past IRVA secretary and a frequent contributor to Aperture magazine.

Dale Graff

With degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and Physics and an extensive background in research and applications of parapsychological phenomena, Mr. Dale E. Graff became involved with remote viewing research in 1976 as the Department of Defense contract manager for RV research at the Stanford Research Institute and then eventually a director of Stargate, the combined psi-RV research, applications and Soviet psi assessment effort in the Defense Intelligence Agency. Currently Mr. Graff presents seminars and workshops for individuals through Psi-Seminars-Initiatives and other organizations in the USA, Canada, and Europe. He facilitates programs with an integrated approach for psi exploration that emphasize balance and well being while offering user-friendly guidance and explorations of psychic abilities. His dream seminar focus is on precognition (future-seeing) and healing potential, while his independent psi research explores the relationship between cognitive processing, art principles and the nature of the psi target. His published books include Tracks in the Psychic Wilderness and River Dreams. Website:

Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith has been a teacher, principal and public education activist for over twenty years. Nancy manages the Sublime Remote Viewing Group which predicts outcomes through Associative Remote Viewing. She also works in remote healing and participates in collaborative RV work to find missing people. Nancy has been involved with the Applied Precog Project since its inception as a remote viewer, analyst-judge, group manager and presenter for the APP Workshops. She serves as a Monroe Institute Outreach Trainer and is a member of the Monroe Professional Division. Nancy has a strong passion for the exploration of consciousness and human potential. Nancy is IRVA's new Secretary.