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The reception is for June 11th on the second and fourth floor of City Hall. I hope you can attend.
CONFERENCE 2009 ART SHOW ENTRY DEADLINE APRIL 2009 – ENTER NOW
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IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
2009 Juried Art Exhibition
June 26-30, 2009
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.
$4,500 Nancy Richter Brzeski Dream Art Awards
|THE RIPPLE EFFECT OR WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
IASD 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!
Ernest 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 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
Originally 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 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 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.
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.
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|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
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.
DREAMTIME: 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 email@example.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.
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:
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) :
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.
|This 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.
“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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Alternatively, you can fax a copy to the IASD Office at 1-209-724-0889, or scan and email an attachment to email@example.com. 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.
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
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
A few notes from your Membership Chair…
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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.
The editor reserves the right to shorten and/or edit articles for clarity and to fit space restrictions.
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