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.
Announcing IRVA Conference 2015
Announcing the 2015 International Remote Viewing Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 26-28, 2015 at the Hyatt--French Quarter.
Join us to welcome our keynote speaker, Dr. Harold E. Puthoff, founder of the original CIA remote viewing program, as well as for many other compelling presentations and workshops on the exciting world of remote viewing.
Click here for more information and to register. Irvaconference.org
Useful Warcollier Prize Competition Advice
IRVA is almost ready to release the call for proposals for this year's Warcollier Prize competition. In advance of that, I wanted to give some advice concerning proposals. My first suggestion is, "It doesn't have to be fancy!" I think there is a perception out there that Warcollier proposals have to have lots of bells and whistles - in other words, be some kind of paradigm-shattering experiment - to have a chance of winning. Not so! In fact, complexity and overly-ambitious attempts at novelty could actually work against your proposal being picked.
Two of the most important criteria on which a proposal is judged are "relevance" and "potential to advance the field." The relevance criterion has to do with how directly an experiment relates to remote viewing. If judges have to choose between two equally sound research proposals, the one that has the most to do with remote viewing is the one that will be picked. So "relevance" can be answered by even the simplest experiment that is most closely involved with remote viewing.
Best of Aperture Now Available!
The first “Best of Aperture (2002-2004)” issue is now available for download as a holiday gift for IRVA members! It features “Remote Viewing at Stanford Research Institute in the 1970s: A Memoir” by Russell Targ; “What is Associative Remote Viewing” by Greg Kolodziejzyk; “Analyzing the Mind of a Gifted Remote Viewer: A Respected Researcher Vets the Brain of Ingo Swann” by Michael O’Bannon, Ph.D.; “Science, Not Magic: A Response to Recent Comments on the U.S. Government’s Viewing Program” by Paul H. Smith; “How I Became A Remote Viewer” by Robert J. Durant; and more.
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