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.


New Issue of Aperture Now Available!

Aperture 24

The Fall/Winter 2014 issue features: The Origins of ARV by Stephan A. Schwartz; Shane Ivie on Natural Remote Viewing; Angela Thompson Smith on Supernormal; Debra Duggan-Takagi on Developing an RV team; Dominique Surel on Accessing Nonlocal Information; 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.


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.