Remote Viewing Research

The René Warcollier Prize 2017

Rene Warcollier The International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA), in partnership with IRIS-Psi & Applications (IRIS-PA), is pleased to announce the competition for an award for remote viewing research. The Warcollier Prize is a financial prize jointly created by the IRVA and IRIS-PA, presented to the winner of a judged competition for the best research proposal investigating some aspect of remote viewing.

The Warcollier Prize The Warcollier Prize reflects the commitment of IRVA and IRIS-PA to the development of remote viewing and the promotion of the highest standards in remote viewing research.

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.

The CRVREG Study

Psyleron Chart For the experiment, ten people, including six remote viewers, gathered in Austin, Texas to perform 24 remote viewing sessions while random event generators were running. The goal of the experiment was to see if human consciousness expressed during the remote viewing process would correlate with a change away from randomness in the random event generator's output. In other words, to see if REGs could detect a remote viewer's consciousness "field." On a first assessment, at least some of the data seems to show it worked.

On the CRVREG Study website you will find all 24 full sessions with their feedback, along with the complete REG data charts. You will also find all the documentation (experiment design, proposal, etc.). We hope these documents will be helpful to others in putting together their own remote viewing experiments, no matter what sort of experiment they may have in mind. You will also find photographs of the experiment, and other interesting information and facts.

The Gabrielle Pettingell Memorial Research Fund

Gabrielle Pettingell IRVA has activated the Gabrielle Pettingell Memorial Research Fund. You can make your tax-deductible contribution by mail or online. We encourage you to be generous, but welcome any amount from $10 to $10,000 or more. You can be sure that your contributions will be used only for worthy research projects (IRVA's General Fund retains 5% of contributed research funds to offset expenses).

The Gabrielle Pettingell Memorial Research Fund has sponsored IRVA's first-ever remote viewing research project, the CRV-REG Study; and currently co-sponsors the IRVA⁄IRIS-PA René Warcollier Prize.

Guerrilla Funding

Paul H. Smith Opinion polls regularly show that a large majority of the populace continues to recognize the reality of ESP and other of what we have come to call 'paranormal' phenomena. The smaller minority who don't believe in these things include many in the intellectual elite - the scientists and skeptics who make up today's Old Guard. They are the ones who hold the purse strings. As long as we must rely on them to open up those purses before we can do more real research into non-local consciousness, that research will never be done! ~ Paul H. Smith