Welcome to the International Remote Viewing Association

icoEye 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.


Conference Rescheduled re: Coronavirus Concerns

We regret to announce that owing to escalating concerns with respect to the COVID-19 outbreak in the USA, we have deemed it necessary to postpone our upcoming conference until the Fall. We will announce details as soon as they are available.

Click to read IRVA Conference Rescheduled due to Coronavirus Concerns Letter

Announcing IRVA’s Latest Research Initiative – IRU – the IRVA Research Unit!

IRVA Research Unit LogoAll IRVA members welcome to participate!

At the core of this initiative early on will be holding monthly creative meetings where members can share research ideas, get input from other members, form their own research teams, present and discuss current RV related research and get involved in each other’s projects. These meetings will be for all those interested in research, whether brand new to it or highly experienced. No degree, affiliation, or anything is required except to be a current IRVA member. Of course we will very much welcome seasoned researchers who can share their expertise as well.

We will have our first meeting at the 2020 IRVA conference (see schedule at for exact time, day and room to be announced).

IRVA Announces Inaugural Lyn Buchanan Grant Recipients

Lyn Buchanan

IRVA is pleased to announce the inaugural winner of the Lyn Buchanan Grant, Christopher Senn. Chris is pursuing his PhD at Rice University in Houston, TX, and his dissertation entitled “Secularized Spirituality: Parapsychology, Postmodern Magic, and the Scientization of Religion” will include an examination of the Stargate program and the current state of Remote Viewing. Chris is a Graduate Archival Assistant at the Rice University Woodson Research Center for Special Collections, where he has been processing the papers of Stargate researcher, Edwin C. May. As the winner of the Lyn Buchanan Grant, Chris will receive full reimbursement of his travel expenses to the 2020 IRVA conference, up to $1500. Runner-ups Esteban Burgos and Kirsten Cameron will each receive travel reimbursement grants of $500.

Announcing Call for Papers 2020 IRVA Conference March 20-22, 2020

call for papers

The 2020 Remote Viewing Conference, sponsored by the International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA), seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of remote viewing. In particular, but not exclusively, our aim is to enrich the issues and contribute to the understanding of remote viewing with empirical research and an encompassing perspective

(Download the Call for Papers.)

2020 Call for Applications to The Lyn Buchanan Grant

Lyn Buchanan

The International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA) is now accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students for the Lyn Buchanan Grant in connection with the IRVA Conference to be held in Las Vegas on March 20-22, 2020. Full-time undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines, including but not limited to Psychology, Philosophy, Engineering, Physics, and Religion, are encouraged to apply for the Lyn Buchanan Grant.

The 2020 Lyn Buchanan Grant provides up to $1,500 in direct payment or reimbursed expenses, including:

  • Coach-class airfare or equivalent travel to/from Las Vegas
  • Accommodations at the Las Vegas South Point Hotel for 3 nights
  • Ticket to IRVA 2020 conference banquet
  • Meal allowance ($60 per day for 3 days)
  • Full IRVA 2020 conference registration fee*
  • One-year IRVA membership, including subscription to Aperture magazine*

* The conference registration fee and one-year membership fee will be waived by IRVA, and will not count against the grant limit of $1500.

Save the Date!

IRVA's 20th anniversary celebration conference will held at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, March 20th-22nd, 2020. Registration details, discounted hotel room information & confirmed speakers will be available, shortly.

New Issue of Aperture Now Available!

Aperture 32

IRVA members can download the new 2019, Issue 32 of Aperture from the IRVA website. It features "Remote Viewing Twins with Autism" by Gail Clayton Husick; "2018 IRVA/SSE Conference" by John Cook; "An Interview with Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D." by Paul H. Smith, Ph.D.; "Joining the Search Team" by Angela T. Smith, Ph.D.; 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.

Warcollier Announcement

The winner is Dr. Jennifer Lyke, of Stockton University's School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, with a research project titled "Associations among Experience, Confidence, Transliminality and Ability to Locate and Describe Targets in Experienced Remote Viewers"

Results will be presented at the 2020 conference.

Fireside Chat Videos

We're pleased to announce that the recent "Fireside Chat" videos with remote viewing luminaries Russell Targ and Paul H. Smith are now available, free of charge, on our Vimeo page. Videos from the recent conferences are also available on this page for purchase or rent. IRVA Videos

IRVA welcomes Sean Mahoney to its Board of Directors.

Sean Mahoney holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in mechanical engineering and has a broad range of work experience having worked in the fields of automotive engineering, Information Technology, and human performance research. His background is mainly in technical project management but he has a strong interest in the potential of the human mind. Sean learned remote viewing in 2012 and later became a certified hypnotist in 2014. He is particularly interested in using tools like remote viewing to tap into human intuition for augmenting creative problem solving efforts and accelerating the speed of innovation by provoking insights.