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Board of Directors Election

Nancy Jean

IRVA would like to welcome Nancy Jeane to the Board of Directors.

Nancy Jeane, has a M.Ed. degree from Lamar University in Texas with 23 years of experience as an educator in public schools. She has taken remote viewing training from most of the principle remote viewing trainers, including David Morehouse, Lyn Buchanan, Skip Atwater, Joe McMoneagle, and Paul H. Smith. She is currently an Assistant Instructor and Operational Remote Viewer for RVIS, Inc. (Paul H. Smith). She also offers private CRV training in Texas.

Beyond remote viewing, her certifications include several energy healing modalities including Reiki, energy work with Mietek and Margaret Wirkus of Washington DC, and Dr. Norman Shealy of the Holos Insitute of Health. And for six years she has been a Monroe Institute Excursion Trainer and a member of the Monroe Professional Division.

New Issue of Aperture Now Available!

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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.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED

Eben Alexander

IRVA 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.)

New Issue of Aperture Now Available!

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The Spring/Summer 2013 issue features: The Higgs Boson Remote-Viewing Session: Searching for the GOD Particle by Dick Allgire; Probing Ideograms: Tapping the Signal Line by Nancy C. Jeane; Viewing the Future: A Pilot Study with an Error-Detecting Protocol by Russell Targ, Jane Katra, Dean Brown, and Wenden Wiegand.

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.

IRVA Announces Executive Officer Elections

Pam Coronado

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


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

Ingo Swann
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 this week from complications after a stroke. He was 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

IRVA 2012 Remote Viewing Conference DVDs

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.

Volunteer Subjects Needed for Parapsychological Study

INACS

The 2012 Warcollier Prize winner, the Institute for Neuroscience and Consciousness Studies (INACS), is looking for healthy volunteers to participate in a study of remote searching, which is sometimes referred to as grid dowsing. Volunteers will use a pendulum and string to dowse for a familiar object in an unknown location on a hidden coordinate grid. INACS is strongly encouraging participation both by people who are skeptical about whether dowsing works and by those who are convinced that it does work. In addition, INACS would especially like to encourage anyone who has received formal professional training in either remote viewing or dowsing to volunteer for this study. Volunteers will receive a free, one-year membership to INACS for their participation in the study. For more information, or to apply, please visit the INACS website at INACS.

New Issue of Aperture Now Available!

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The Spring/Summer 2012 issue features: Russell Targ on a physicist's view of psychic abilities; Angela Thompson Smith on extended remote viewing; Primasita Seery on remote viewing on the asymmetric battlefield; and Jed Bendix interviews Ingo Swann trained remote viewer and former Ft. Meade Remote Viewing Unit Commander, Bill Ray.

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.

New Member Benefits!

IRVA is proud to announce an array of new member benefits, including streaming conference video, Aperture back issues, and online access to the declassified CIA Star gate archives! Members can access the new benefits by logging-in when requested. Click the "lost password" link if this is your first time logging-in.

Not a member? Join now for instant access.

Streaming Video

REMOTE VIEWING CONFERENCE VIDEOS

Close to 70 hours of streaming video from the years 2000-2004 are now available on-line for IRVA members to view. Included are presentations by Ingo Swann, Hal Puthoff, Russell Targ, Cleve Backster, Charles Tart, Jack Houck, Skip Atwater, Lyn Buchanan, Pam Coronado, Stephan Schwartz, Angela Thompson Smith, Paul H. Smith, Jessica Utts, and many more.

Aperture Magazine

PAST APERTURE PUBLICATIONS

Each of the IRVA Aperture publications (20 issues), plus the current spring/summer issue, are now available on the IRVA web site for members to read or download.

CIA Logo

CIA STAR GATE ARCHIVES

The Central Intelligence Agency's Star Gate Archives are now available in an easy-to-access online format featuring over 12,000 declassified documents. The included Guide to the Archives is derived from the Remote Viewing Instructional Services, Inc. (RVIS) Guide to the Central Intelligence Agency's Star Gate Collection Archives, and has been adapted for this online edition with the generous permission of RVIS, Inc.

New Addition to the IRVA Public Library

You Tube

IRVA has added a new section to the IRVA public library that features links to YouTube and other videos related to remote viewing. Included is a presentation by Hal Puthoff; interviews with Ingo Swann, Russell Targ, and Joe McMoneagle; an "Outbounder" experiment with Hella Hammid; and the 1995 ABC Nightline segment that broke the story of the U.S. government's use of remote viewing.

Remote Viewer and Intuitive Survey

Oniline Survey

Dr. Dominique Surel and Doctoral candidate Anna Haight from the Energy Medicine University are conducting a short survey to begin exploring possible characteristics and trends of professional intuitives and trained remote viewers.

If you are a remote viewer, and have a few moments to complete the online survey, your participation in the project would be appreciated. The results will be compiled and analyzed, and the resulting paper will be published in a future issue of Aperture.

To participate, please complete this brief survey.

(THE SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED -- THANK YOU TO THOSE THAT PARTICIPATED)

Board of Directors Election

Angela Thompson Smith

IRVA would like to welcome back Angela Thompson Smith, Ph.D., to the IRVA Board of Directors.

Angela is a founding member of IRVA and has wide experience in research and management. She was a staff member with the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory, a Research Coordinator with the Bigelow Foundation, and a published author of several books and research papers.

Over the past 9 years she has worked as a private business contractor for individuals, businesses, and organizations around the United States and abroad. She currently works as a life coach and remote viewing trainer in Boulder City, NV.

For more information about Angela, please visit her website at Mindwise Consulting.

IRVA Concludes a Successful 2012 Conference

IRVA Conference 2012

The International Remote Viewing Association, would like to express its appreciation to each conference attendee, speaker and volunteer for helping to make the 2012 Conference and the celebration of the 40th anniversary of remote viewing such a success. Our attendees and speakers came from many cities and countries, and their participation in the sessions, workshops and events contributed to making the conference a fun and educational experience.

IRVA and IRIS-PA Award The 2012 Warcollier Prize

Warcollier Award

The International Remote Viewing Association, in collaboration with IRIS-Psi & Applications (IRIS-PA), is pleased to announce the winner of the 2012 René Warcollier Prize. The winners of this year's award are Robert Price, Ph.D., principal investigator, and co-investigators Sirley M. Bonham, Ph.D., James L. King, Jan A.E. Six, Ph.D.

In order to conduct a blind study, and not bias participating remote viewers, the title and abstract of the winning submission is being withheld until publication of the results. The results of the study will be published in June 2013.

IRVA 2012 Master of Ceremonies, Bill Ray Interview On Coast To Coast AM

Bill Ray
Photo by Robert M. Knight

Date: May 31, 2012
Host: George Noory
Guest: William "Bill" Ray

A professional Intelligence Officer with 50 years of service with the US Army, Bill Ray, will talk about how he was trained to be a remote viewer at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) by Ingo Swann in the late 8Os. He'll discuss the current state of remote viewing, and the various ways the technique has been used to gather intelligence, as well as how it can benefit individuals.

Seeing dead people: 'Remote viewers' in Nevada help solve California murder

Angela Smith, Ph.D.
Photo by Leila Navidi

Las Vegas Sun
By Joe Schoenmann
Saturday, May 5, 2012

"When practitioners of paranormal 'remote viewing' gather here in June, they will enjoy a little more swagger than in the past.

Last year, a California court convicted a swindler of murder in a case that was solved partly, the lead police investigator said, with the help of remote viewing, a type of extrasensory perception (ESP) that was studied by the U.S. military starting in the 1970s as a way to gather intelligence . . ."

IRVA 2012 Remote Viewing Conference

Kit Green, Ph.D.
Photo by Robert M. Knight

This year we will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of remote viewing, commemorating the day in June 1972 when Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann executed their remote viewing magnetometer experiment at the Stanford Research Institute. The speakers at the anniversary conference will discuss remote viewing, alternative training, research, the future of remote viewing, and the past.

Our speaker line up is now complete, and we are honored to announce Christopher (Kit) Green, M.D., Ph.D., as our keynote speaker. Dr. Green is a former analyst at the CIA's Office of Scientific and Weapons Intelligence, and the CIA contract monitor assigned to the Stanford Research Institute remote viewing project.

Our distinguished speakers include Marsha Adams; Skip Atwater; Courtney Brown, Ph.D.; Lyn Buchanan; Jim Channon; Pam Coronado; Melvin Morse, M.D.; Tom McNear; Angela Thompson Smith, Ph.D.; Paul H. Smith, Ph.D.; Russell Targ; Glenn Wheaton and Lori Williams.

Register before May 15th to save 15%!

IRVA and IRIS-PA Sponsor the René Warcollier Prize

Rene Warcollier

The International Remote Viewing Association, in collaboration with IRIS-Psi & Applications (IRIS-PA), is pleased to announce the competition for an international research award in order to encourage original research on all aspects of remote viewing, and to uphold distinguished examples of fresh research with a view to engaging intellectual attention on the future role of remote viewing.

The Warcollier Prize is a $3,000 USD financial prize jointly created by IRVA and IRIS-PA, to be presented to the winner of a judged competition for the best research proposal investigating some aspect of remote viewing at the IRVA 2012 Remote Viewing Conference.

Announcing IRVA 2012 Call For Papers

Call for Papers

The IRVA 2012 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 15-17, 2012, at the Green Valley Ranch in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Download the Call for Papers.)

Next Issue of Aperture Now Available!

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We received such a positive response from the last issue of Aperture that we decided to provide one more issue free to the public. IRVA members and friends can download the Fall/Winter 2012 issue from the IRVA website. Subsequent issues will only be available to members through the IRVA forum and newsgroup.

The FallWinter 2012 issue contains: "The Hemi-Sync® Effect", "ARV", "Meditation", "Las Vegas 2011", "Monitoring" and a review of "Tell Me What You See".

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.

IRVA Announces Board Member Changes

Pam Coronado

Pam Coronado has been elected to the IRVA Board of Directors. 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.

Glenn Wheaton


Glenn B. Wheaton, Sergeant First Class, US Army (ret.), has been elected to the IRVA Board of Directors. Glenn is the co-founder and president of the non-profit Hawaii Remote Viewer's Guild dedicated to the research and training of remote viewing. He is a retired military intelligence professional having served in the Army Security Agency and later in Special Forces. He retired in 1993 as Senior SIGINT Advisor for the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, and currently works in Honolulu as a radio frequency engineer.

To allow for the addition of the new directors, Stephan A. Schwartz and Russell Targ have graciously offered to move to IRVA's Board of Advisors. We thank them for their long and dedicated service on the Board of Directors, and welcome them in their new role. We also want to thank and acknowledge the efforts of William P. Eigles, a long-time officer, director of IRVA, and managing editor of Aperture, who stepped down from the board in September to pursue other activities.

IRVA 2011 Conference DVDs Now Available

IRVA 2011 Remote Viewing Conference DVDs

For those of you that missed the 2011 IRVA Remote Viewing Conference, DVD videos of the proceedings are now available in the IRVA Video Store.

The complete set of 13 DVDs are available for $259 (a 20% discount), or individual presentations can be purchased for $24.95 each.

The 2011 offerings include presentations by Dick Allgire, Stephan Schwartz, Lyn Buchanan, David J. Oates, Lori Williams, Courtney Brown, Marty Rosenblatt, Paul H. Smith, Christopher C. Smith, Alexis Champion, Jim Channon, Pam Coronado, Melvin Morse, Glenn Wheaton, Stephen Braude, Debra Lynne Katz, and Jeffrey W. Smith.

Aperture Now Online And In Color

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All of us love paper, and we love the pleasure of finding a new issue of Aperture in the mail. However, making Aperture available online will help IRVA "go green," and also reduce expenses so we can keep our membership dues as low as possible.

Starting with the next issue, members will find Aperture on their computer, and not in their mailbox. We hope you will understand and appreciate our efforts, and enjoy the convenience of the new online color version.

IRVA members and friends can download the introductory online Summer/Fall issue from the IRVA website for free. Subsequent issues will only be available to members through the IRVA forum and newsgroup.

The Spring/Summer issue contains: "Forensic Remote Viewing: the Mackenzie Cowell Murder Case", "Paris 2011: the Remote Viewing Conference", "Conscious Research and the Mind-Body Problem", "My PEAR Experiment", "Meetings with the Matrix", and a review of "The Gold Leaf Lady".

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.

IRVA Launches FOCAL POINT Target Discussion Group

FOCAL POINT

FOCAL POINT is a service for IRVA members who wish to actively remote view new practice targets.

A new target will be posted every two weeks. After two weeks, the target feedback will be provided, and members can upload their sessions and discuss the results. All remote viewing methodologies and skill levels are welcome!

IRVA's Board Elects Hopton and Becera

IRVA proudly announces the addition of Cheryle L. Hopton to the Board of Directors, and Jason D. Becera to the office of Secretary.

Cheryle has been a self employed graphic artist and web designer since 1995, after having worked in the securities industry for many years in various management positions, and also as a consultant for James McClatchy and McClatchy Newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently serves as IRVA's Vice President, managing editor of Aperture, moderator for the IRVA forum and newsgroups, and coordinator of IRVA's annual conferences.

Jason currently resides on the island of Oahu, Hawaii and is employed as a Network Analyst for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Jason's interests in parapsychology subjects started in the early 1990's, and in 1996 he began his Remote Viewing training with Glenn Wheaton, President of the Hawaii Remote Viewers' Guild (HRVG). Jason is a certified instructor of the HRVG methodology and has been a member of the Hawaii Remote Viewers' Guild since 1996.

IRVA Concludes a Successful 2011 Conference

The International Remote Viewing Association, would like to express its appreciation to each conference attendee, speaker and volunteer for helping to make the 2011 Conference a success. Our attendees and speakers came from many cities and countries, and their participation in the sessions, workshops and events contributed to making the conference a fun and educational experience.

Based on our conference survey everyone loved the Green Valley Ranch Resort, and we are pleased to announce that the next IRVA conference will be held at the same hotel, June 15-17, 2012.

IRVA and IRIS-PA Award the René Warcollier Prize

Rene Warcollier

The International Remote Viewing Association, in collaboration with IRIS-Psi & Applications, is pleased to announce the winner of the 2011 Rene Warcollier prize. The winners of this year's award are Lance William Beem, principal investigator, and co-investigators, Debra Katz, Melvin Morse, MD, and John Peter Thompson.

In order to conduct a blind study, and not bias participating remote viewers, the title and abstract of the winning submission is being withheld until publication of the results. The results of the study will be presented at IRVA 2012.

The Warcollier Prize is an annual financial prize to be presented to the winner of a judged competition for the best research proposal investigating some aspect of remote viewing.

Stephen E. Braude to present IRVA 2011 Keynote

Stephen E. Braude, Ph.D.

Stephen E. Braude is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration. He will present "Psi and the Nature of Abilities."

Prof. Braude is past President of the Parapsychological Association and is the recipient of several grants and fellowships, has published more than 60 philosophical essays in prominent journals, and has written five books: ESP and Psychokinesis: A Philosophical Examination; The Limits of Influence: Psychokinesis and the Philosophy of Science; First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind; Immortal Remains: The Evidence for Life After Death; and most recently, The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations, which describes Prof. Braude's own encounters with the paranormal.

IRVA Launches New Merchandise Store

IRVA Mousepad

Help support IRVA by visiting the new IRVA merchandise store powered by Zazzle! IRVA branded products including mousepads, key-rings, buttons, stickers, t-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and coffee mugs, make great gifts and start for as little as $2.95.

Of course, we continue to offer our series of Remote Viewing Conference DVDs and Ingo Swann books, and you can also help IRVA by starting your Amazon shopping through the link at the right.

IRVA and IRIS-PA Sponsor the René Warcollier Prize

Rene Warcollier

The International Remote Viewing Association, in collaboration with IRIS-Psi & Applications (IRIS-PA), is pleased to announce the competition for an international research award in order to encourage original research on all aspects of remote viewing, and to uphold distinguished examples of fresh research with a view to engaging intellectual attention on the future role of remote viewing.

The Warcollier Prize is a financial prize jointly created by the IRVA and IRIS-PA, to be presented to the winner of a judged competition for the best research proposal investigating some aspect of remote viewing at the IRVA 2011 Remote Viewing Conference.

IRVA Sponsors IRIS International Remote Viewing Conference

Sponsored by the IRVA, the IRIS Intuition Consulting organized Remote Viewing Conference, March 12 & 13, 2011, will be a unique European event with a day of lectures by world-renowned specialists and films never-yet released in France, followed by a day of workshops.

This conference, the first of its kind ever held in France, will feature Dr. Alexis Champion, Paul O'Connor, Dr. Dominique Surel, Alexis Tournier, Dr. Jacques F. Vallee, and IRVA Directors Stephan A. Schwartz, Dr. Paul H. Smith, and Russell Targ, who will share with you their experiences and different approaches to Remote Viewing. The conference presents the scientific evidence, and six workshops allow you to directly experience this unique human ability.

The conference, open to the public and held at the Novotel Paris Est., will feature simultaneous translations from English to French, and from French to English.

IRVA 2010 Conference DVDs Now Available

IRVA 2010 Remote Viewing Conference DVDs

For those of you that missed the 2010 IRVA Remote Viewing Conference, DVD videos of the proceedings are now available in the IRVA Video Store.

The complete set of 13 DVDs are available for $259 (a 20% discount), or individual presentations can be purchased for $24.95 each.

The 2010 offerings include presentations by Lyn Buchanan, Courtney Brown, Alexis Champion, Jim Channon, Pam Coronado, Brenda Dunne, Donald D. Hoffman, Paul O'Conner, Bill Ray, Noreen Renier, Marty Rosenblatt, Stephan Schwartz, Paul H. Smith, and Russell Targ.

IRVA Director William F. Higgins To Be Honored

The Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina is pleased to announce presentation of the first J.B. and Louisa Rhine Distinguished Service Award to William F. Higgins, a tribute to his extraordinary support of the Center's research into the fundamental nature of human consciousness. The award will be presented at a Benefit Concert on Friday evening, February 4, 2011, in the Nelson Music Room on the Duke University Campus.

Mr. Higgins, who virtually saved the Rhine from financial disaster, is the CEO of the real estate investment firm Higgins Group LLC in New Jersey. He is a retired naval captain and former FBI agent whose distinguished military career included service in Seoul, Korea and active duty in the first Gulf War Desert Storm. Mr. Higgins' long interest in Psi and human consciousness studies began during his years at the Naval Academy and led to his involvement and support of the PEAR Laboratory at Princeton and the Rhine Research Center in Durham, as well as his own personal work with remote viewing.

IRVA's Board Adopts Ethical Guidelines for Remote Viewers

The purpose of these Ethical Guidelines is to provide our members with a clear understanding of their responsibilities as active members of the Association and operational remote viewers. These Guidelines are also intended to protect the public and the Association from the unethical practice of remote viewing, wherever and in whatever nation remote viewers train, practice, and operate worldwide.

IRVA's 2011 Remote Viewing Conference

IRVA's 2011 Remote Viewing Conference will be held in Las Vegas over the weekend of June 17-19, at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa, Casino. Up-to-date information on the conference, including specific details concerning speakers and their presentations, can be found at the IRVA 2011 Conference website.

IRVA's Board Elects Stahler and Hopton

The IRVA board would like to announce that Paul H. Smith is stepping aside after serving four years as President. John P. Stahler is the newly elected President, and Cheryle L. Hopton, IRVA's current Secretary, was elected Vice President. Sandy Ray was re-elected as Treasurer.

John has served as IRVA Vice President and Secretary. He studied controlled remote viewing with IRVA directors Paul H. Smith, Ph.D. and Lyn Buchanan, and with Ed Dames and David Morehouse. Formerly the president of a San Diego electronic design and manufacturing firm specializing in digital video-processing devices, he has been awarded several domestic and international patents. His designs have flown as experiments in NASA's Space Shuttle Program.

Cheryle has served as IRVA Secretary, moderator for the IRVA members forum, and the conference coordinator for several of IRVA's past conferences. She studied controlled remote viewing with IRVA director Lyn Buchanan and was the webmaster for the on-line Newsletter of the Hawaii Remote Viewers' Guild (HRVG). She has been a self employed graphic artist and webmaster since 1995, after having worked in the securities industry for many years in various management positions, and also as a consultant for James McClatchy and McClatchy Newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area

IRVA Concludes a Successful 2010 Conference

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the International Remote Viewing Association, we would like to express our appreciation to each conference attendee, speaker and volunteer for helping to make the 2010 Conference a success. Our attendees and speakers came from many cities and countries, and their participation in the sessions, workshops and events contributed to making the conference a fun and educational experience.

Based on our 2010 conference survey everyone loved the Green Valley Ranch Resort, and we are pleased to announce that the next IRVA conference will be held at the same hotel, June 17-19, 2011.

Free ESP Trainer for iPod, iPhone, and iPad Now Available

ESP Trainer

The ESP trainer was developed under a NASA program by IRVA Board Member and President Emeritus, Russell Targ, while at Stanford Research Institute. The trainer is designed to help improve your ability to recognize your intuitive impressions. It has now been adapted for the for iPod, iPhone, and iPad and be found in our "Online PSI" section.

Jim Channon Announced as IRVA 2010 Keynote Speaker

Jim Channon, Lt. Colonel, US Army (Ret.), will present on the First Earth Battalion, Task Force Delta, and his charge "to think the unthinkable." Jim will discuss how the techniques he developed for the Army can be applied to the challenges of remote viewing, including improving sketching and drawing skills, and the capture of perceptual data.

IRVA's 2010 Remote Viewing Conference

IRVA's 2010 Remote Viewing Conference will be held in Las Vegas over the weekend of June 18-20, at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa, Casino. Up-to-date information on the conference, including specific details concerning speakers and their presentations, can be found at the IRVA 2010 Conference website.

Derren Brown's Remote Viewing Event

British Entertainer Derren Brown Believes He Can Duplicate Remote Viewing Without ESP.

Twitter Remote Viewing Experiment

The International Remote Viewing Association Questions Details of Twitter Remote Viewing Experiment.