2022 Vol. 86(1) 135-157

Editor:
John G Kruth
Copyright: 
Parapsychology Press

Citation

Katz, D. L., and Tressoldi, P. (2022).  Remote Viewing Applications: A Survey of Present-Day RV Practitioners. Journal of Parapsychology, 86,135-157.  http://doi.org/10.30891/jopar.2022.01.07

Article

Remote Viewing Applications: A Survey of Present-Day RV Practitioners

Debra Lynne Katz            Patrizio Tressoldi

International Remote Viewing Association Research Unit, Las Vegas, NV

Science of Consciousness Research Group, Studium Patavinum, Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Università di Padova, Italy

The primary purpose of this review and exploratory survey was to discover which types of projects experienced remote viewers are engaged with today, and to what extent, and to understand their backgrounds, methods, approaches, practices, philosophies, beliefs, and phenomenological experiences related to this work. Another goal was to discover whether the original definitions and tenets of remote viewing defined within its specific historical context have changed. One-hundred-six remote viewers participated in the survey, although not all responded to every question. We consistently had between 70 and 73 responses per each question. Responses were analyzed through the use of a mixed methods approach. The main findings are that remote viewing applications are wide, spanning from business to scientific and intelligence applications, and for the use of personal, corporate and public agencies. Twenty-three percent of the participants declared that their remote viewing job was paid. The range of the training and experience with remote viewing was expansive, and the majority used mixed methods depending on the project. We found that most respondents expressed both awareness of and respect for the scientific principles related to blinding and separation of roles, yet there was a range of views regarding the practicality of adhering to these for application purposes.

Keywords:

remote viewing, applications, survey, mixed methods