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.


IRVA welcomes Jon Noble to its Board of Directors.

  • Jon Noble. Since experiencing the remote viewing for himself in a week-long conference with pioneers Russell Targ and Stephan Schwartz in 2010, Jon has made it a mission to promote the practice and introduce it to others. To help spread the word he started a remote viewing practice group in 2011, with the goal of providing an open, friendly environment in which to discuss and practise remote viewing. The group continues to meet regularly in Manhattan, NYC. Instructed by many of remote viewing luminaries as well as Russell Targ and Stephan Schwartz, including Skip Atwater, and Paul H. Smith, Jon is an advocate of all forms of RV. Jon runs Focal Point, IRVA's online target practice programme, and publishes practice targets on the website related to his book, at Natural Remote Viewing - A practical guide to the mental martial art of self-discovery, Originally from South East England, Jon is based in Brooklyn, NYC.
  • 2018 Conference Announcement

    IRVA's Board of Directors is excited to announce that in 2018, we'll be joining forces with the prestigious Society for Scientific Exploration to put on a shared conference that is certain to both inspire and challenge.

    This exciting event will take place at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, and run from June 6-10. The tentative schedule is for things to kick off with an evening reception on Wednesday the 6th, with a shared program that will run until just after lunch on Sunday the 10th. As always, we will have a limited number of rooms available at conference rates for a few days prior to and after the event, should you want to spend some extra time in the city.

    IRVA Remembers Jim Channon

    An army of warrior monks, spreading not war, but peaceful conflict resolution-that was the possible future of a remade American army, as conceived of by Jim Channon. Jim was a retired army lieutenant colonel, a veteran of two combat tours in Vietnam, and a futurist and social prophet. His vision extended far beyond the army and military of the future. He was described as a "corporate shaman," and advocated for personal transformation on a world scale. Jim suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on September 10, 2017. Now, to commemorate his passing and to help preserve the thoughts and ideas he shared with us at our remote viewing conferences, you can now own the full Jim Channon set, comprising two presentations and a panel in which he shared. Collected on three DVDs, this set is steeply discounted from the normal retail price so as many people as possible can benefit from Jim's profound wisdom. As he would have wanted, all proceeds go to support the mission of the International Remote Viewing Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization promoting remote viewing as a transcendent consciousness discipline in which all can partake. Go to IRVA Video Store.

    New Issue of Aperture Now Available!

    Aperture 30

    IRVA members can download the new 2017, Issue 30 of Aperture from the IRVA website. It features "Advanced CRV: Useful Tips and Tricks" by John P. Stahler; "An Interview with Thomas (Tom) McNear" by Cheryle L. Hopton; "The Analyst" by Leonard (Lyn) Buchanan; "Dreams" by Glenn B. Wheaton; 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.

    2015 Remote Viewing Conference DVDs Now Available!

    Missing persons, lost nukes, R&D, raising more intuitive kids, and humanitarian work. Ever wonder about the range of applications remote viewing can support? Our 2015 Remote Viewing Conference touched on all of these, plus topics around the underpinnings of RV itself, both theoretical & practical, including a fascinating talk by keynote speaker Dr. Hal Puthoff. You may not have been able to attend this event, but you're still not too late to take it all in! Go to IRVA Video Store.

    IRVA is pleased to announce the addition of Paul O'Connor to its Board of Directors.

    Paul O'Connor, founder of PSI-PURESTREAM, is a professional CRV Remote Viewer and Trainer, and is one of only 5 CRV Trainers worldwide trained by Lyn Buchanan of P>S>I>. Paul is an international speaker and has presented on CRV Remote Viewing topics on radio, on camera, and at forums and conferences in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA. He is the moderator of the LinkedIn CRV Group. Paul is an architect by training and profession, an innovation consultant, a business strategist, and designer of strategic risk scenario exercises and business war games. He is the Chairperson of a charitable foundation that provides trauma healing to survivors of conflict and natural disasters, and received a humanitarian award for work in Pakistan and Kashmir following the 2005 earthquake. He holds qualifications in Architecture from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), and in Business Innovation from Dublin City University (UCD). Paul is based in Ireland, but travels whenever the opportunity arises.