The mission of the International Imagery Association is to further the understanding of mental imagery and advance its potential in the development of human consciousness.

We invite those who are deeply interested in the relationship between science, mythology, health issues, global consciousness and the development of human societies to participate in this vision by becoming a member of the International Imagery Association.

The International Imagery Association was founded in the late 1970s by Akhter Ahsen, Ph.D., to serve as a forum for the study of mental imagery across a wide spectrum of disciplines. It is the IIA’s purpose to:

Promote mental imagery research that is based on the conviction that the fields of experimental and clinical psychology, sociology, education and art ultimately rely on the same principles and profit from the same theories

Encourage and foster the growth and development of mental imagery research and application through mutual cooperation and exchange of ideas on a global level

Provide a forum for discussion through national and international meetings, conferences, symposia, and study groups

Enable researchers and practitioners to keep pace with the new research and theory through the publication of The Journal of Mental Imagery.

The International Imagery Association holds a significant and distinct position, being solely dedicated to the study and application of mental imagery.  It includes the most innovative thinkers and doers in imagery today and provides an integrated focus in the field.

The IIA is a not for profit organization