Welcome to the International Remote Viewing Association
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
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.
IRVA Announces Executive Officer Elections
Pam Coronado has been elected as the new President of IRVA.
Pam, star of the popular television series, Sensing Murder, has been involved in psi criminal work
since 1996 and has consulted as a psychic detective to government and private agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
on some of the nation's highest profile crimes. A constant advocate for victims and their families, she is the
founder of the non-profit
Project Search for Hope.
Pam also provides training
for those interested in assisting with psychic detective work.
William F. Higgins has been elected as the new Treasurer of IRVA.
Bill is a businessman from New York City, a former Special Agent with the Federal
Bureau of Investigation, and a Naval Reserve officer who has been associated with remote viewing and psychokinesis
research since 1989. As former director of PEAR Inc., he assisted in the funding of their process patent on the
effect of intention on random events. He is a former vice-president of IRVA, and currently a director and
vice-president of the Rhine Research Center.
The Remote Viewing World Mourns the Loss of a Legend
Photo by Dr. Elmar R. Gruber
Often referred to as the "father" of remote viewing, and the originator of the coordinate remote viewing (CRV) protocol,
Ingo Swann passed away from the effects of a stroke on the 31st of January, 2013 at the age of 79.
Ingo Swann worked with over 38 cutting-edge researchers in the fields of parapsychology and
cognitive perception, with an additional
14 projects governed by non-disclosure agreements. His early 1970-1972 work with parapsychology researchers based in New York produced
results that attracted international attention and acclaim. By 1973, with thousands of experimental trials counted up, he was broadly
noted as parapsychology's most tested "guinea-pig."
However, he is best known for his long-term association with Dr. Hal Puthoff at Stanford Research Institute (SRI). This work
(between 1972 and 1988 in the field of remote viewing) achieved high luminosity because of sponsorship by U.S.
intelligence and military agencies. Through these years, hundreds of thousands of experimental trials contributed to
increases of knowledge that had not been attained elsewhere.
IRVA 2012 Conference DVDs Now Available
For those of you that missed the 2012 IRVA Remote Viewing Conference, DVD videos of the proceedings are now available in the
IRVA Video Store.
The complete set of 16 DVDs are available for $319 (a 20% discount), or individual presentations can be purchased for $24.95 each.
The 2012 offerings include presentations by Skip Atwater, Marsha Adams, Marty Rosenblatt, Melvin Morse, Russell Targ, Jim Channon,
Kit Green, Paul H. Smith, Lori Williams, Glenn Wheaton, Courtney Brown, Angela Thompson Smith, Tom McNear, Lyn Buchanan, Pam Coronado,
Debra Lynne Katz, and Lance William Beem.