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April 2009

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Contact:
IASD Office
office@asdreams.org
209.724.0889

Dream-News Editor
jacquie@asdreams.org

IASD Member Events Around the World
IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD


 

 

 

 

 

ATTENTION IASD ARTISTS! -- A VERY IMPORTANT LETTER SENT TO WENDY PANNIER, FORMER IASD PRESIDENT

Ms. Pannier,
I am aware that the International Association for the Study of Dreams have annual art exhibitions. Art In City Hall, a small program of the City of Philadelphia, has a "call for artists" out for its summer group exhibition: "In Your Dreams." It will be juried by the Art In City Hall Exhibitions Committee made up of arts professionals from the area. If you know of artists or have suggestions to unique places where we can send our call, we'd appreciate any assistance you can render.

The reception is for June 11th on the second and fourth floor of City Hall. I hope you can attend.

Thank you.
Tu Huynh
Please visit us:
www.phila.gov/artincityhall
Tu Huynh, Art In City Hall Program
City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Property
701 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
phone: 215-686-9912
fax: 215-686-4520
Email:
Tu.Huynh@phila.gov


CONFERENCE 2009 ART SHOW ENTRY DEADLINE APRIL 2009 – ENTER NOW

IASD 2009 CONFERENCE E-CAMPAIGN BRINGS RESULTS

PBS GROUNDBREAKING TELEVISION PROGRAM DREAMTIME: UNIVERSAL ARCHTYPES ANNOUNCES ART EXHIBIT

MEMBERSHIP ELECTION OF IASD BOARD CANDIDATES

“EARTH DREAMING” CONFERENCE PROMISES TO BE SPECTACULAR

STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15

MEMBERSHIP NEWS APRIL 2009

CHICAGO REGIONAL DAY-LONG CONFERENCE: IASD PARTNERS WITH THE INFINITY FOUNDATION

Also in this issue: 

IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD

ATTENTION IASD ARTISTS! -- A VERY IMPORTANT LETTER SENT TO WENDY PANNIER, FORMER IASD PRESIDENT

THE RIPPLE EFFECT OR WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

IASD MEMBERS IN THE PUBLIC EYE

DREAMING 2.0: HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR WEBISTE WITH FREELANCE WRITING

IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER CONTINUED FOR 2009

MARCH MEMBERSHIP TOTAL: 102

 

 

CONFERENCE 2009 ART SHOW ENTRY DEADLINE APRIL 2009 – ENTER NOW

2009 Juried Art Exhibition
International Association for the Study of Dreams

June 26-30, 2009
Wyndham O'Hare Hotel
Rosemont, IL (at Chicago O'Hare Airport)
 


"Home is where the heart is"
Artist: Kim Vergil
Location: Montreal

A juried exhibition of dream-related works will be displayed at the Wyndham O'hare Hotel in conjunction with the 26th annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), held Friday June 26th through Tuesday June 30, 2009.   There will be an exhibition during the conference.

Eligibility: Original artwork about or inspired by dreams created by IASD members or artists residing in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Media: All two-dimensional and three-dimensional media will be considered, including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and installation art.   

ALL WORK MUST BE HAND DELIVERED TO THE HOTEL AND PICKED UP THE LAST DAY OF THE CONFERENCE.

Proposal
Deadline: April 22, 2009
For full details & entry forms go to:
www.asdreams.org/2009

$4,500 Nancy Richter Brzeski Dream Art Awards

 

IASD 2009 CONFERENCE E-CAMPAIGN BRINGS RESULTS

THE RIPPLE EFFECT OR WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

Massimo SchincoIASD member, Massimo Schinco, who teaches psychology but is a fine musician, had a dream in which he dreamed a melody. The dream was the outcome of a conversation he'd had with IASD member, Teresa DeCicco, at the IASD 2008 Montreal conference. Subsequently, Massimo made a video containing his analysis of the origin of the music and published it on UTube . Massimo also sent it to Teresa, and she put it up on her blog (view here) Now that is networking at its finest!


IASD MEMBERS IN THE PUBLIC EYE

Ernest HartmannErnest Hartman presented a lecture and participated in a panel discussion, at a one-day conference in Philadelphia called "The Gift of the Dream." About 250 people attended this event. He also has a website www.tufts.edu/~ehartm01/  featuring links to his papers on dreams and other related topics.

Velva Lee HeratyVelva Lee Heraty is a dream blogger for a publication called Creative Loafing. Creative Loafing has four publications in Florida and one in Chicago, The Reader. Velva’s pen name is Dream Momma. Visit her blog.  

BREATHING IN COLOUR – A LUCID DREAMING NOVEL BY CLARE JAY

Breathing in ColorOriginally written as part of Clare’s PhD thesis, which examined the link between lucid dreaming and creative writing, Clare drew on her own lucid dreams to inspire each stage of the writing process. The novel works with the heightened sense perceptions of the dream world and explores the powerful healing ability of lucid dreaming. Visit Clare’s website, which includes articles on her lucid dream research – several of which have appeared in IASD publications or as conference papers – alongside insights into the creative state of the “Writer’s Trance,” and extracts from the book. www.clarejay.com  Breathing in Colour is published by Piatkus of the Little, Brown Book Group, March 2009. Available from www.amazon.co.uk.

Robert MossRobert Moss’ novel The Firekeeper, which goes deep into the dream practices of the Iroquois in the time of the French and Indian War, was quite a favorite with IASD members when it came out in 1995. The good news is that it will be republished by SUNY Press in a handsome new trade paperback edition in June, and will be available at the “Earth Dreaming” conference. IASD past president, Stan Krippner offered this endorsement: "The Firekeeper is an engrossing, captivating book. I am in awe of its scope and power. Its accounts of Native American shamans and their encounters with Europeans ring true....The result is an intriguing story that is richly textured, and a coterie of characters that never fails to fascinate the reader." James Michener commented, "To read The Firekeeper is to be transported to another time and place, and leave it measurably enlightened."

Robert Moss appeared on Shrink Rap Radio on March 12. To listen to this lively and enlightening podcast visit http://tinyurl.com/clppdy  He also appeared on CBC's beloved "Tapestry," aired Sunday March 1, which brought a tremendous response across Canada. The link to his interview with Michael Krasny on "The Forum" of San Francisco's KQED on Jan 12 can be found at www.mossdreams.com Robert was also on Madison (WI) public radio on March 20.

Bob HossBob Hoss was interviewed for Ladies Home Journal magazine. Bob spoke about dreams and dreaming and IASD’s annual conference, “Earth Dreaming.”

Thanks to SPA magazine for alerting their readers to IASD’s “Earth Dreaming” conference in their March/April 2009 issue. The article included the “Earth Dreaming” web page and conference dates for people interested in exploring more about dreams and dreaming.

 


DREAMING 2.0: HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR WEBISTE WITH FREELANCE WRITING

First off, I want to thank everyone who has joined the IASD group on Facebook. Since last month, the group has tripled in size! The fun’s just begun.

This month, let’s get down to business for a seriously effective and inexpensive way to promote your website, your name, and/or your dreamy brand. The key phase here is freelance web writing. By submitting original essays to article directories and to other websites and blogs, you can quickly expand your sphere of influence on the Internet.

This method is also called article marketing, and sometimes “bum marketing.” That last charming phrase is because it costs nothing. The fact is, most websites are looking for fresh content for their sites, and will gladly accept your work. Some will even pay.

But what is the pay off besides the free byline? After all, it takes time to write an article, and we are all busy people.

Here’s what: Standard practice is that you can have a link back to your site in the author box at the end of your article. That’s good for several reasons.

First, of course, is that interested readers can easily click back to your website.
Second, the more links you have pointing towards your site, the more popular your site will be seen in the eyes of the search indexes like Google and Yahoo.
Third, you can even sculpt the words that make up the link, such as “Dream interpreter.” In general, the more links you have pointing towards your website using relevant and popular keywords for your business, the better.

There’s two main ways to go about finding places to place your articles:

Article Directories
First, sign up as an author at one of the many article marketing sites on the web. There are literally hundreds, but only a few are high quality. My personal favorites are
www.ezinearticles.com and www.buzzle.com .

Then you simply write your article – make sure it has never been published on the web before, or they will reject it. It can be anywhere from 350 words to several thousand words. The most popular articles are informational articles and “How-to”, as opposed to promotional or “sales-y.”

My philosophy: provide value for the Internet, and you will be rewarded.

These sites make their money by embedding small ads on the page your article is displayed. Some sites actually share the profits with you, so if your article is more popular, you can stand to make some money at the same time as promoting your work.

My favorite site like this
www.hubpages.com. The rules are a little different about linking out, but it’s still a great way to build your name and branding since the site is very popular with middle-aged women, who comprise about 70% of the dream studies target market. And the dream-related space on Hubpages has hardly been explored. I’m there, look me up.

Individual Websites Are Looking for Content
The second way to get your work out there is to contact individual websites that have a similar (but not directly competitive) niche as your own business. Every website these days has a contact page. Email a quick and friendly note that you are interested in writing an original article in exchange for a link back to your own site. Like I said, most websites that publish lots of articles themselves love having fresh voices.

Another related strategy is to do an “article exchange,” in which you trade your article for another and both are published. This is a better strategy if you know the quality of the other website’s work, rather than fishing around and asking anyone who has a website in your niche.

There are also more and more websites willing to pay authors by the article. The pay is not much for beginners, and often it means giving up your link back to your site in exchange for the honor of being a paid freelance writer. If you already have renown as a dream author and expert, but have not tried freelance writing on the web before, you may find that many doors are already open for you.

A note of caution: make sure you specify that you retain the copyright for your work!

A 20 second lesson in HTML.
Below is a sample of the html you would need to write for a link that says “Click here”:

<a href=“www.iasdreams.org”>Click Here</a>

In my mind, this is the only html ever needed to know to promote a business.

That’s the big picture for how to use article marketing to promote your online business. If you want to expand your market, attract new clients or readers, and make your site more easily found in the search engines, article marketing is definitely the least expensive way to do it.

The downside, of course, is that it takes time to write. But I think this is a small price to pay for a method of self-promotion as effective as this one.

Ryan Hurd is an Internet consultant and freelance writer. He maintains the dream research blog: http://dreamstudies.org  and is now accepting guest articles on the topics of dreaming, holistic health, and self-improvement.
 


MARCH MEMBERSHIP TOTAL: 102

New Members: 27
Dr. Ugur Yilmaz
Mr. James L. Nammack
Mr. Joseph F. Braun, Jr.
Dr. Roberta Toby Pashley
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Eichenlaub
Ms. Kelly S. Sullivan Walden
Dr. Jeffrey Adams
Ms. Leanne Hodson
Ms. Carol Spicuzza
Dr. Bradley Clough
Ms. Judith H. Harrell
Ms. Jayne M. Marie Ollin
Mr. Art Schmaltz
Mr. John Renwick Lavack
Ms. Katherine Soniat
Ms. Renee Stacey
Ms. Jessica Louise Clark
Dr. Patricia M.Coughlin, D.Min.
Dr. Barbara Ann Derrick
Mr. Patrick J. Boyle
Mr. Bernard Savoie
Ms. Arianna Cecconi
Ms. Luisa De Paula
Dr. Connie Wolfe
Ms. Juanita Harb
Anonymous: 2

Renewing Members: 75
Ms. Patricia M. Davis
Dr. Laurel McCabe
Ms. Jolene Gardner
Ms. Rachel Aubrey
Mrs. Ozgen Felek
Dr. Dawn Matheny
Ms. Katherine L. McInnis
Ms. Heather E. Higgins
Ms. Denyse Beaudet
Dr. Marsha Hudson
Dr. Jacquie E. Lewis
Dr. Mary-Therese Dombeck
Ms. Marie Johnson
Ms. Susan Cafoncelli
Ms. Victoria Rabinowe
Ms. Jennifer Dumpert
Ms. Carole R. Moran
Mr. Jonathan Lipsky
Ms. Judy Knight
Mrs. Lisa Sorce Schmitz
Dr. John W. & Ms. Geri Herbert
Mr. Luciano Arturo Morselli
Dr. Perrine Ruby
Rev. Bob & Mrs. Mary Anne Haden
Mrs. Rachel G. Norment
Dr. Curtiss R. & Ms. Tobi K. Hoffman
Ms. Walter E. Berry
Dr. Sabine Lucas
Dr. Patrick D. Weymouth
Mrs. Rokie Bernstein
Dr. Beatriz E. Ledesma
Ms. Margery Runyan
Ms. Cynthia Bergstrom Devlin
Ms. Judy White
Mr. Bernard Welt
Ms. Valley Anne Reed
Dr. Lynne Ehlers
Ms. Athena F. Johnson
Dr. Bonnelle Lewis Strickling
Dr. Geoffrey S. Navara
Mrs. Marilyn L. Grossman
Ms. Wendy S. Pannier
Mrs. Rosa Lanas Anwandter
Ms. Lisa Cooney
Dr. Fariba Bogzaron
Mr. Ellery Akers
Ms. Carolyn Cobb
Ms. Kim Colvin
Ms. Layne Dalfen
Ms. Betsy Davids
Mr. John Davidson
Ms. Jill Fischer
Mr. Olaf Gerlach-Hansen
Ms. Deborah Hickey
Ms. Diana Ilinicki
Dr. Ed Kellogg
Mr. Robert Koettel
Mr. Alfio Maggiolini
Ms. Jill Mellick
Ms. Rosa Robellado
Mr. Robert Tompkins
Dr. Robert Van de Castle
Mr. Michael Zborowski
Ms. Janet McCall
Dr. Mark Blagrove
Ms. Ann Goelitz
Ms. Angel Morgan
Ms. Irene Clurman
Anonymous: 4

Affiliate Member:
School of Metaphysics
Representative: Dr. Daniel Condron

The 90 IASD members participating in our ongoing 2009 Conference Campaign sent out their second mailing. This one focused on the Dream Art Show which will be featured as part of the upcoming Chicago “Earth Dreaming” Conference. In support of this program WFI-PBS DREAMTIME in Indianapolis sent out the following press release. And now Indianapolis will come to Chicago!

This is only one exciting result of members working together to make Earth Dreaming known to their friends and colleagues. Information on the E-Campaign can be found at www.asdreams.org/2009

PBS GROUNDBREAKING TELEVISION PROGRAM DREAMTIME: UNIVERSAL ARCHTYPES ANNOUNCES ART EXHIBIT

PBS produced DREAMTIME: Universal Archetypes

WFYI – PBS produced DREAMTIME: Universal Archetypes combines expert commentary, dream stories and re-enactments, as well as striking artwork by artists who are inspired and work from their dreams.

International and nationally recognized experts in the fields of sleep and dream science, psychology, metaphysics and spirituality inform, entertain and introduce us to one of the most significant types of symbols or patterns in our dreams: the Archetype.

Dean Johnson GalleryDREAMTIME: The Art Exhibit is a compilation of creative work including 2D, 3D, photography and video art by artists whose dream-inspired work was used to illustrate the concept of archetypes in DREAMTIME: Universal Archetypes.

The exhibit opens May 1 (opening reception 5pm- 9pm) and runs through June 18th at the gallery of Dean Johnson Design, 646 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (http://www.deanjohnson.com/gallery/about)

DREAMTIME: Universal Archetypes will be shown two times at the IASD 2009 “Earth Dreaming” Conference in Chicago. (Check your conference schedule for time and location.) Many of the artists will be submitting the works showcased in the television program to the juried IASD Dream Art Exhibition. We encourage all to come and screen the program featuring many IASD member experts and enjoy the stunning work by dream-inspired artists!

Additional envisioned DREAMTIME television programs include: Dream Symbols: How to Work with Them, Nightmares, Extraordinary Dreams, Children’s Dreams, and Dreams of Sex, Sensuality and Relationships. Visit www.dreamtimetv.org  for more information. Please e-mail vikianderson@mac.com if you are an artist and are interested in your work being shown in these additional programs.

Dreams can provide us with unique creative ideas and solutions, insight into our personal health and well-being, and can point the way to an expanded conception of our own great potential.

MEMBERSHIP ELECTION OF IASD BOARD CANDIDATES

The IASD Board approved the Nominating Committee’s slate of prospective Board candidates at its March 21/22, 2009 meeting. From the field of seven candidates, five will be selected by vote of the IASD membership to serve a three year term.

For the upcoming election, the seven Board candidates are the following:


Mark Blagrove (U.K.)

Teresa DeCicco (Canada)

 


Jody Grundy (USA-Ohio)

Curt Hoffman (USA- Mass.)

 


David L. Kahn (USA-Minnesota)

 


Misa Tsuruta (Japan)

Suzanne Wiltink (Netherlands)
 

IASD members may learn about the candidates online at www.asdreams.org/vote/2009/candidates09_no_e.htm  or in the upcoming Dream Time Magazine, which will also contain a ballot to be marked, signed and returned to the Central Office.

If you would like to vote next year for the 2010 for candidates using the easy online voting machine, simply print, sign and snail-mail the E-Consent form to the Central Office ( IASD needs the original, no fax or attachments please) :
www.asdreams.org/reports/board/bylaws/e-consentForm.pdf

In its deliberations, the Nominating Committee considered more than thirty talented and capable IASD members to help lead IASD for the next three years. Many factors are considered by the Nominating Committee to select individuals who add value, insight and expertise to IASD’s mission and development.

Additionally, the Nominating Committee has considered the open vacancies in the Officer positions of IASD. After deliberations and consultations, the Nominating Committee recommends to the Board, the following slate of Officers for 2009-2010: Secretary, Robert Gongloff; Treasurer, Bob Hoss; Vice President, Jody Grundy; President, Robert Waggoner and Board Chair, Jean Campbell.

“EARTH DREAMING” CONFERENCE PROMISES TO BE SPECTACULAR

Earth DreamingThis is an event not to be missed! Celebrate planet earth, all her inhabitants, and dreams and dreaming! “Earth Dreaming,” IASD’s annual international conference, Friday, June 26 through Tuesday, June 30, 2009, Wyndham O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Illinois has something for every dreamer - the general public, as well as professionals.

Participants will discover the meaning and mysteries of dreams and dreaming through workshops, lectures and special presentations. Explore the world of dreams in eight tracks: Arts and Humanities, Research, Clinical and Dreamwork, Extraordinary Dreams and Psi, Spiritual and Religious Dreams, Cultural and Anthropological, Education, and Earth Dreaming. The “Earth Dreaming” conference offers nearly 150 presentations by over 100 world famous authors, psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, artists, educators and researchers in the field of dream studies. Presenters include notables like Barbara Tedlock, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Shamanic Practice, Stanley Krippner Ph.D., Co-Chair of the Dream Studies Certificate Program at Saybrook Graduate School, Robert Moss, author of The Secret History of Dreaming, and Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D. founding president of Pacifica Graduate School.

 Barbara Tedlock        Stanley Krippner       Robert Moss       Stephen Aizenstat
Barbara Tedlock    Stanley Krippner      Robert Moss       Stephen Aizenstat

“Earth Dreaming” participants can also attend the Dream Arts Exhibition, browse at the IASD bookstore and purchase CDs of their favorite presentations, submit a psi-dream in the Dream Telepathy Contest, experience an “Earth Dreaming” dream hike, see the sights during the Chicago Getaway Afternoon, and then have fun at the ever-popular conference-end, costume Dream Ball.

For information and to register for “Earth Dreaming” online please visit www.asdreams.org/2009.  Questions? Call
209-724-0889
, or e-mail: office@asdreams.org 

The Wyndham O’Hare Hotel is conveniently located near O’Hare airport, Metra trains, and the Blue Line El to the many attractions in downtown Chicago.

Remember to book your hotel room early as the block of rooms is limited. Book by calling the Hotel directly at 847.297.1234 (preferred number) or at 1.800.WYNDHAM. You can also register through the Wyndham website at http://www.wyndhamohare.com.  Enter your arrival and departure dates and click on “Search using Corporate, Promo and Group codes.” When the new window appears enter the IASD group code – 0626859dr- in the group code box. Then click on the “Search” button. This will take you to the Wyndham/IASD page where you can click on the room rate amount to start the registration process.

STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15


We are pleased to announce that the anonymous donor who has generously provided funding for the Student Research Award for the past 4 years has graciously agreed to fund the competition for 2009!

As in previous years, there will be two $500 awards. The first is for the best student submission of original scientific research on dreams and dreaming. The second is for the best submission of original historical, literary, artistic, or theoretical research. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to submit papers.

All participants must submit their presentations in electronic form, preferably through email office@asdreams.org or if necessary by mailing the files copied to a CD or a DVD to the IASD office by April 15, 2009 (IASD-Student Research, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703) Mark on any mailed box "OK to leave on left porch." Text submissions must not exceed 6,000 words.

Participants should submit text in MS Word, and artwork in .jpg, .tif, or .pdf formats. Participants may also electronically submit videos in AVI formats, or music in MIDI or MPS formats.
Submissions must include a copy of your student ID.

Alternatively, you can fax a copy to the IASD Office at 1-209-724-0889, or scan and email an attachment to office@asdreams.org. Send a note or cover letter that this is for the IASD Student Research Award. Participants must specify for which of the two awards they are applying.

Curtiss Hoffman
Student Research Awards Chair 

 

MEMBERSHIP NEWS APRIL 2009


Spotlight on Australia and Canada: International Linkages
By Susan Benson

Being Part of IASD: A Changing and Growing Relationship. I attended my first Association for the Study of Dreams conference in 2000 in Washington DC. At that point, the Association had not formally incorporated under its umbrella, an international focus. Since then I have been fortunate to attend the 20th dream conference in Berkeley, and the 25th dream conference in Montreal. I will be attending and presenting at the 26th Conference in Chicago. This conference brings together for me my long-standing research interests in social ecology, ‘sense of place’, dreaming and dream groups.

When I reflect about what my participation in previous conferences has fed and contributed to, in terms of these interests, I am aware of access to information, resources and contacts, but more specifically and in a long-lasting way, I am aware of being a member of a dedicated community. I am also aware of a sense of relationship that has continued to expand beyond an original vision of a National Association, which was the original parameter of the Association I first encountered.

 

IASD Regional Representative for Australia
I took up the role of IASD regional contact representative for Australia in 2006, and was really pleased to be part of the IASD initiative to reach out to new and renewing members through making personal contact at the local level. At that time, I was also completing my Ph.D. on a study of long-term dream groups, and in conjunction with that research work and workshop presentations, I usually found opportunity to speak about and promote the IASD.

Recently the C.G. Jung Society of Sydney welcomed IASD long-term supporter and past president, Ernest Hartmann, for an evening presentation about his own work and current dream research. Ernest’s passion and enthusiasm for talking about dreams generated animating conversations. His visit also provided an opportunity to publicize the forthcoming Earth Dreaming conference in Chicago.

Robert Bosnak, who maintains a busy world-wide dream related practice, has made Sydney, Australia his home base since 2004. It seems fitting that Robert move during his time as president of IASD. He oversaw the transition from national association to International Association. Robert co-founded the International Society for Embodied Imagination and offers a course of training and certification in dream work

Within Australia there is a living and ancient, revered tradition of the ‘Dreamtime’ and of maintaining the ‘tending’ of dreams. The dialogue between the Western and indigenous traditions has generated rich discussions, particularly around archetype, ‘sense of place’, belonging and ways of being responsible for and relating to land and ecosystem. It seems particularly relevant to draw attention to this conversation given our current global economic and climate crises.

The IASD membership numbers for Australia are low, but loyal. My vision and dream for developing IASD initiatives within Australia is to increase the membership numbers and to develop an IASD sponsored regional seminar which would provide an opportunity for both local and international participants to attend. I am particularly interested in furthering contact in the Asia Pacific region. Although WebPages, internet and blogs all provide valued meeting places, I feel the opportunity to gather, meet and dream together provides a great stimulus to a community, and I sense it has been part of the strength and success of the IASD.

 

International Linkage: Australia and Canada
Sometimes it is the intangible of being in the right place at the right time, which occurred for me in Montreal. While standing in line, I found I was standing next to Jody Grundy, our membership Chair and Diane Rickards, one of the Canadian IASD regional representatives. This chance meeting sparked our common dream interests; it led Diane and I to put together a proposal for the Transpersonal Psychology Network (Canada) for a one-day dream workshop on the Art of Dream Narrative which I will be offering on June 14th in Vancouver. In September, I will be commencing two new dream groups in Sydney. Currently, Sally Gillespie, C.G.Jung Society of Sydney president, will be commencing will be commencing a six session in April. There are, of course, existing dream groups, both formal and informal that are open for membership. Given the geography and population distribution within Australia, cyber dreaming and networking is popular.

 

A few notes from your Membership Chair…
In last month’s Spotlight section we heard the unique voice of Shuhei Enomoto from Japan describing his region, culture and dream activity This month Australian Susan Benson brings us her “down under” experiences plus the emerging linkages and international programming that is happening in IASD. We dreamers get around! From Dr. Ernest Hartmann’s recent journey to Sydney to share his research on dreams to Susan’s journey to Canada to team up with Diane Rickards in a special program hatched at the Montreal Conference, we see IASD’s dynamic growth in international dream activity. The very successful International Regional Conference in Goteburg, Sweden just held in March will be talked about by others, but it’s worth mention here too as we celebrate the international cultural cross-feeding that is occurring in IASD. Congratulations to Gunnar Sundstrom and his many helpers on their successful conference.

We welcome stories and reports of other dream globetrotters: write to us and we’ll share your news.

 

To all our new members: we’re glad you’re part of our dream community. Come meet your fellow members at Earth Dreaming, this year’s annual conference in Chicago, IL, USA. June 26-30, 2009.

CHICAGO REGIONAL DAY-LONG CONFERENCE: IASD PARTNERS WITH THE INFINITY FOUNDATION

IASD members will present “Exploring Dreams Through Dreamwork: A Day-Long Journey Discovering the World of Dreams,” Saturday, April 18, 2009, 9:00A.M. to 5:30 P.M., Infinity Foundation, 1282 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park, IL.

Sheila McNellis Asato, M.A. will offer an experiential workshop titled, “Healing Collage – A Visual Approach to Dreamwork.” Bob Hoss, M.S., will present “Image Activation Dreamwork.” Jacquie Lewis, Ph.D. will discuss dream basics with “Dreams 101.” Wendy Pannier will offer an experiential workshop, “Appreciating Dreams: The Montague Ullman Group Approach.” And Robert Waggoner will discuss “Lucid Dreaming as a Gateway to Inner Awareness.”

The conference fee is $75 until April 8, 2009, $85 thereafter. To register please visit the Infinity Foundation website at: www.infinityfoundation.org 

For registration questions contact Infinity at www.infinityfoundation.org/contact.html 

For conference questions email the regional host, Jacquie Lewis at jacquie@asdreams.org

  IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER CONTINUED FOR 2009
The IRA Charitable Rollover provision has been continued for another year by Congress. Individuals aged 70 years and older are allowed to donate to public charities (like IASD) up to $100,000 from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and Roth IRAs without being taxed on their contribution.

If you have questions about this, please feel free to consult your financial advisor. Also, the Marin Community Foundation (Novato, CA) has professional representatives, who can answer questions and assist with making donations to IASD. The IASD Heritage Fund has a relationship with the Marin Community Foundation to make it easier for donors to contribute gifts to IASD. You can read more at http://asdreams.org/heritage/

- The Quiet Campaign to Support IASD's Future
 

Contacting and Submitting to IASD Dream-News

The IASD Dream-News provides late-breaking news, IASD conference information and links to new articles on the IASD Website. Please forward this IASD Dream-News to interested friends and colleagues so they can also sign up for IASD’s free Dream-News.

E-mail Submissions by the first of each month to: Jacquie Lewis, Ph.D., IASD Dream-News Editor jacquie@asdreams.org

IASD DREAM-NEWS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The deadline for the IASD Dream-News is the first of each month. Submissions by IASD members should be e-mailed to the IASD Dream-News editor.

Submissions can be submitted in the body of an email message or as an attachment. When sending attachments please include, in the body of the e-mail, your name and an indication that it is an IASD Dream-News item. Acceptable files for attachments are Microsoft Word and Rich Text Format (RTF). E-News articles should be submitted in the following format: Verdana font, 12pt., and black ink. No words should be bolded, underlined, or italicized. Feel free to include photos.

IASD members who would like to inform other members of their presentations, lectures, or workshops should submit their names, the titles of the events, the dates, and locations. Please also include either an e-mail address, website, or phone number so that IASD members can contact you for additional information. Submission of book tour dates and lecture series are limited to the following: individual, contact information, dates, cities, states, or countries.

The IASD Dream-News accepts notices on member media interviews and appearances. Members should include the IASD member name, the name of the show or publication, the date, and the topic discussed.

All IASD member publication submissions should be sent in APA format, which consists of the author(s), date, publication title, journal number and volume (if applicable), and publisher, including city, state, or country if published outside the U.S.

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The International Association for the Study of Dreams is a non-profit, international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the pure and applied investigation of dreams and dreaming. Our purposes are to promote an awareness and appreciation of dreams in both professional and public arenas; to encourage research into the nature, function, and significance of dreaming; to advance the application of the study of dreams; and to provide a forum for the eclectic and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and information.
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