Welcome to the International Remote Viewing Association

IRVA 2014

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.



Eben Alexander

RVA proudly announces Dr. Eben Alexander, New York Times best-selling author of Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into The Afterlife as our keynote speaker. Dr. Alexander will speak on The Profound Mystery of Consciousness: The Hard Problem and the Quantum Enigma.

In 2008 neurosurgeon, Dr. Eben Alexander lay comatose in a hospital, a rare form of bacterial meningitis attacking his brain. His neocortex, the part of the brain that controls sensory perception, conscious thought and language, among other functions, had shut down completely. "My memories of my life on earth, of this universe and certainly of family and all my words, language, all of that was completely gone," he says. Which is why what happened next is what opened this man of science to the existence of an afterlife.

Board of Directors Election

Dr. Ellen Zechman

IRVA would like to welcome Dr. Ellen Zechman to the Board of Directors.

Ellen Huffman-Zechman, M.D., is a former board member of the American Board of General Practice (2007 to 2009) and past president of the American Academy of General Physicians (2009). She was selected to the North Carolina Medical Society Leadership College class of 2014. Dr. Zechman is a Social Security Disability Consultant and former Veteran's Administration Disability Consultant. She is owner and director of Skin Solutions, a non-surgical aesthetics medical practice. Actively developing her interests in parapsychology and remote viewing for nearly a decade, she has been a Rhine Research Center member since 2005, where she contributes and assists in sponsoring various Rhine projects: and an IRVA Member since 2007. She began her remote viewing training in 2008, and is currently advising and helping to facilitate the Rhine Research Center Remote Viewing interest group.

Announcing IRVA 2014 Call For Papers

call for papers

The IRVA 2014 Remote Viewing Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of remote viewing. Our aim is to enrich the issues and contribute to the understanding of remote viewing with empirical research and an overall perspective.

We solicit submissions in any area that explores issues relevant to remote viewing or related fields. Appropriate topics include remote viewing history, philosophy, theory, practice, training techniques, research, etc. Innovative contributions that do not fit within these parameters will also be considered if they may be of interest to conference attendees.

The conference will be held June 27-29, 2014, at the Green Valley Ranch in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Download the Call for Papers.)