About the Contest  How it will Work How to Incubate a Telepathic Dream   The 4 Picture Targets The Winning Picture for 2001


The ONLINE ASD 2002 Dream Telepathy Contest

June 18-19, 2002

About the Contest

For many years the Association for the Study of Dreams Annual Conference has hosted a Dream Telepathy Contest. A favorite conference special event, the contest design reproduces in simplified form the experiments of Montague Ullman and Stanley Krippner done at the Maimonides Dream Laboratory in Brooklyn, NY and reported in their book Dream Telepathy Experiments in Nocturnal ESP (Penguin Books, 1973). Robert Van de Castle, who successfully participated as a telepathic receiver in the original research at Maimonides, initiated this contest at the second annual ASD conference at the University of Virginia in 1985.

In the past, only those who physically attended the ASD conference could participate in this intriguing event. However, in the last few years the facilitators Bob Van de Castle and Rita Dwyer (with the help of Richard Wilkerson, Jean Campbell, Scott Hughes, Ed Kellogg and Linda Magallón) have opened the Dream Telepathy Contest to those who would like to participate online as well.

How will the ONLINE ASD 2002  Dream Telepathy Contest Work?

The target pool consists of four pictures sealed in opaque envelopes. The pictures are kept secret until the day after the event.

On Tuesday night, June  18, 2002, a designated sender (non-participant) will randomly select one of the envelopes, which he/she will open later on in private. During the night the sender will "telepathically broadcast" the selected picture, in terms of the image itself and of its associated cognitive and emotional content. Try to "tune into" this broadcast while you are dreaming.

Go here to meet the designated sender!

The next morning, Wednesday, June 19th, 2002, write down any dreams in detail, paying particular attention to dreams in which you feel that you may have successfully "tuned in".

By 9 AM Eastern Daylight Time ) volunteers will have posted graphic images of each of the four target pictures at this site. Surf to The Four Picture Targets HERE (after 9am edt) and select the best match between your dream and one of the pictures.

Here is the official announcement we are sending out online:

The Four Picture Targets - Select the one closest to your dream
The winning picture will be announced Wednesday at the conference and within a few days posted here.






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To qualify as an official entry, you must

Submit your dreams before 12 PM EDT  (US Eastern Daylight Time)

Wednesday, June 19th

 Here's how:

  • At the top of your entry, type an identification. You may use your actual name, your e-mail address or make up a chat room name.
  • Type the number of the target picture (#1, #2, #3 or #4) you feel best matches your dream(s).
  • Type the dream(s).

For example:

I am dreaming that...

Then, do one of these:

1. Post your entry on the ASD 2001 Dream Telepathy thread of the ASD Bulletin Board at https://asdreams.org/subidxdiscussionsbboard.htm

2. E-mail your entry to DreamRita@aol.com.

Sometime on Wednesday, June 19th we will post the target picture, so that you can judge for yourself the success of your efforts. Good dreaming!

The Winning Picture Target



You can read about the ASD 1999 Dream Telepathy Contest at: https://asdreams.org/telepathy/99dwyer.htm

Or the ASD 2000 Dream Telepathy Contest at: https://asdreams.org/telepathy/contest2000/index.htm

How can I Incubate a Telepathic Dream?

Many methods for dream incubation exist, but the key to all of them is focused intent before you dream and clear recall after you awaken.

To concentrate on the contest just before going to sleep, you might simply say to yourself:

"Tonight I will have a vivid dream about the ASD 2002 Dream Telepathy Contest target picture.

Tomorrow morning when I wake, I will have clear, detailed recall of this dream."

In the morning, before you get out of bed, run your dream over and over in your mind. Once the dream is firm in your memory, rise and write out everything you can recall. Even seemingly unimportant dream fragments may relate to the dream target.

Then come view the four picture targets. Be ready to e-mail your dream or post it on the ASD Bulletin Board.

 If you have comments or questions, go to the ASD Bulletin Board.

Courtesy of Peggy Coats, Linda Lane Magallón and Richard Catlett Wilkerson * © 2002 Association for the Study of Dreams * Version 5/20/02