Shelia Massey, an active and tireless supporter of the International Remote Viewing Association for many years, passed away on December 19, 2009 after a year-long fight with cancer. She was 63.
A long-time resident of Texas, Shelia was a skilled computer software designer, as well as an artist, writer, and music lover. She was the owner of Active Stream Web Media Design, which specialized in web design and web-mastering for individuals and small to medium-sized organizations.
In addition to other organizations, she served IRVA as its chief web designer and webmaster for it’s multiple websites as well as the IRVA Conference websites. Shelia was the first moderator of the IRVA members Yahoo Group and Stargate list, and one of the key planners of IRVA’s Remote Viewing Conferences over many years.
Shelia’s career in computers began with mainframes and multiple programming languages, moved into programming with C on personal computers, and in 1998 migrated into the internet arena.
An accomplished remote viewer in her own right, as well as a trainer, moderator, and project manager, Shelia was always eager to promote remote viewing. IRVA simply could not have made the progress it has since its founding in 1999 without her expertise, savvy, and steadfast commitment.
Shelia’s father, a research chemist, instilled in all of his children an understanding of scientific methodology, along with an interest in psi. Her passion for the study of psychology and consciousness began early with a study of lucid dreaming. Apart from remote viewing, she also became skilled in Huna distance healing and the I-Ching.
An exceptional person in many ways, Shelia was a devoted wife to her husband Gary, and a loving and supportive mother and grandmother. For all of us, whether family or friends, who came to depend on her wise counsel and relished her sardonic humor and truly infectious laughter, her loss is greatly felt.