|Renew/Become a Member Volume 7, No. 7|
In This Issue:
Patricia Garfield, Ph.D. has a website that is well worth the visit. In addition to information on her ten books there are several articles on dreams for free downloading, including: The Universal Dreams (from IASD Dream Time), Dreams During Grief (from The Dream Messenger: How Dreams of the Departed Bring Healing Gifts), Women's Dreams, Men's Dreams: The Difference (from Women's Bodies, Women's Dreams)
1.) In what state was the first written declaration of independence from England written?
2.) Which state has the nation’s largest walk-through, natural-habitat zoo?
3.) What state boasts the world’s largest functional frying pan?
4.) In which state did Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run?
5.) In what state did the country’s gold rush start?
We’ll give you a hint. It is where IASD will hold its next annual conference.
22-26 June, 2010, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, _____ __________
The first written declaration of independence from England by an American colony was the Halifax Resolves, adopted by 83 delegates to the state’s Fourth Provincial Congress on April 12, 1776, at Halifax, North Carolina (pop. 344). The document gave rise to the nation’s Declaration of Independence.
The North Carolina Zoo in the Uwharrie Mountains in Asheboro (pop. 21,672) is the nation’s largest walk-through, natural-habitat zoo. The African and North American exhibit spans more than 500 acres, has five-plus miles of walkways and features polar bears, river otters, elephants, giraffes, rhinoceros, sea lions, gorillas, baboons and zebras.
Missed a session while at this year’s conference? Weren’t able to attend? No problem! Visit inyurl.com/n2jv4u to purchase Earth Dreaming 2009 conference audios.
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Join Co-Hosts Jean Campbell and Rita Dwyer from Sunday, September 27 through Sunday, October 11, 2009 for Magical, Mythical Dreams of Transformation, the International Association for the Study of Dreams 2009 PsiberDreaming Online Conference.
Since it began eight years ago, IASD's PsiberDreaming Online Conference has become one of the finest conferences available anywhere on the Internet. Presenters and attendees represent a broad range of countries and disciplines. This year Dr. Charles Tart, Stanley Krippner Ph.D., Robert Moss, the Rev. Jeremy Taylor and Paco Mitchell, will keynote the conference. Rita Dwyer's IASD Flyby Photos from the last 25 years will be available online for the first time; Ed Kellogg will have a whole new series of esp/psi contests with an accompanying workshop; Jody Grundy will present the year-long collection of Dreams of Obama garnered during her work on the Obama campaign; new presenters will be joined by popular past presenters; and other surprise guests will be added as the program is set in place; with the Outer Inn offering hospitality to all; and an Art Gallery upon which to feast your eyes.
Due to the international nature of IASD, registration rates for the annual PsiberDreaming Conference are kept at a moderate level. Even for people who cannot afford to attend each annual IASD major conference, this two-week online forum is a way to greet old friends and meet new ones. Invite your friends to become IASD members during the time of the PsiberDreaming Conference.
All individuals who join IASD for the first time between August 15 and October 1, 2009 will receive a free pass to the online conference and a firsthand look at why IASD is the most popular dream organization in the world. They'll also receive a year's worth of IASD's publications and news, and reduced rates at other IASD events.
|We wish to invite all dreamers, who would like to share their dream-inspired artwork, to participate in the PsiberDreaming Art Gallery. This is an international open call for painters, photographers, conceptual digital graphics, fiber artists, dream doodlers, etc. We are especially interested to see dream-based artwork that falls into this year's PsiberDreaming conference theme: Magical, Mythical Dreams of Transformation. Keep in mind that this is not a brick and mortar gallery. There’s no need to frame, wire, or bang a nail into a wall. This online gallery will be open to PsiberDreaming online conference participants throughout the conference. Our needs are simple: submit jpeg images of your dream-based artwork and a text narrative of the dream which inspired the artwork.
The PsiberDreaming Art gallery is always a huge hit for participants and gallery visitors, drawing submissions from professional artists as well as submissions from those who are making their first attempt in a new medium.
Eligibility: Original artwork in any medium about or inspired by dreams. This is open to ALL professional artists and non-artists. If you have connected artistically to a dream, through imagery, poetry, sketches, photography, or audio, you are welcome to submit your work to be contributed to the gallery.
Limit: Maximum of five (5) images per artist.
Please send images and text to Liz Diaz at via the Submission form for incorporation into the gallery. Early submissions are encouraged.
Submission deadline for PsiberDreaming Art Gallery, September 15, 2009
During the Chicago IASD Conference membership meeting, the names of the five new Board members were announced. Please welcome to the IASD Board: Mark Blagrove, Teresa DeCicco, Jody Grundy, Curt Hoffman and Suzanne Wiltink.
New Board members are elected to serve a three year term. Our thanks to all those IASD members who agreed to be nominated for this important position, and thanks to the outgoing Board members for their service.
IASD officers for the coming year have been approved by the Board, as follows: President Robert Waggoner, Vice President Jody Grundy, Board Chair Jean Campbell, Treasurer Bob Hoss and Secretary Robert Gongloff. Past President, Olaf Gerlach Hansen, will chair the Global Advisory Committee.
The future belongs to people who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
IASD, its annual conference, website and journal are listed in the special issue on sleep and dreaming in the August issue of The Psychologist. The publication is distributed to 50,000 professional psychologists in the UK and overseas, who are members of the British Psychological Society. The article cites many IASD’s researchers, as well as offering various articles on sleep. Dream researcher, Allan Hobson, is interviewed and relates a dream of his.
The End of Materialism: How Evidence of the Paranormal is Bringing Science and Spirit Together what Charles Tart terms his “most important book,” has just been published. Too many people in modern life suffer uselessly by denying and repressing their spiritual desires and experiences because they think science has proven that all spirituality is nonsense or crazy. This book is intended to help people by showing that, using the best kind of science in the field of parapsychology, this materialistic denial of the spiritual is not actually scientific. It’s a dogmatic denial that’s factually wrong, based on a rigid, dismissive philosophy of materialism. People sometimes show the kinds of qualities we would expect a spiritual being to have when tested in the best kinds of scientific studies. You can read more about the book at http://www.paradigm-sys.com/cttart/ Scroll down to the bottom.
Stanley Krippner presented a paper, "Creativity and Chaos in Waking and Dreaming States" at the 19th annual International Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences Conference. It was held at Marquette University in Milwaukee, 24-25 July 2009;
IASD member. Linda Mastrangelo, writes a column on dreams in the San Francisco Examiner. Dream as practice: A step by step guide
USA TODAY, Life Section, has an article about dreams featuring IASD member, Marcia Emery. Click http://tinyurl.com/kubf54
Time Magazine had an article on sleep and dreaming.
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SPOTLIGHT on Regional Representatives Meeting at IASD Conference
We are pleased to report that our second in person Regional Representatives meeting was very well attended and most productive with 30 out of 50 Reps in attendance. Perhaps it was the wonderful lunch or perhaps the good company that created powerful networking and camaraderie around the long table which accommodated everyone. A brief review of progress over the past year, news of the Global Advisory Committee given by Chair, Olaf Gerlach-Hansen, and focus on the future of IASD set the stage for concrete planning done by this group.
We focused on the future of IASD by emphasizing three main areas of growth. Here’s what we want for IASD:
1. to become more truly international
2. to advance regional development through increased membership, more regional events, and increase income
3. to develop Internet based community and programs
• build IASD web events, e.g. Psyberdreaming Conference
To accomplish these goals and to provide input to the IASD Board we held a “lightning brainstorming” session on how we can accomplish these goals and set some concrete directions for our regional work in the coming year.
There was broad consensus on our top priority: social networking and web-based dream work. This would include discussion groups, Facebook or other social networking activities, posting of papers and more. Our second priority was to outreach to young people in many ways. Third priority was to conduct a number of regional events ranging from “tea parties” or “meet-ups” which are small scale in person social gatherings to regional conferences and finally, IASD “Road Show,” a creative mobile event that can showcase IASD in various locales in the US and possibly internationally.
Several Reps “signed up” to conduct these “tea parties” or other regional events in the coming year. I’m sure we all look forward to hearing from the conveners and joining in. All members are invited to share ideas on our future and tie into some of these new ventures or create other ones.
Translation Project: International Gateway to IASD
Many of you may have already discovered the new feature on our website homepage: a series of small icons with the title: language options. This is the result of the Translation Project which was suggested at the 2008 Regional Reps meeting and brought to fruition in an International Gateway to the IASD website. At present we have these languages in addition to English included: French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, and Hebrew. We have volunteer translators working on Dutch, Danish and German at present, with hopes for more languages to be added in the future. We are making plans to expand this translation effort and welcome ideas on what might be included as well as additional translators. While English will remain the main language for IASD’s work, we hope that this multilingual gateway will encourage non-English speakers to reach us so we can find a way to communicate about dreams with one another. We thank all the translators who have already given their time on this project. Go to the main IASD website homepage and follow the icons or this address: www.asdreams.org/languages/
Take a look at the exciting membership map that Liz Diaz has created for all of us to enjoy and employ. It is a dream come true, something we envisioned and started working on during the Sonoma Conference of 2007. It shows the 35 countries in which our membership lives, where we have Regional Reps, and IASD sponsored events. Kudos and thanks to Liz for taking the initiative to literally put us on the map!
Welcome New Regional Representatives
We are pleased to announce the addition of two new Regional Representatives to our group. Deon van Zyl, South Africa and Cynnie Pearson, Pittsburg, PA, USA, have come on board and will share their talents with all of us. Welcome!
To find the list of Regional Contact Reps go to the IASD Website. To become a Regional Contact, or participate in a Regional meet-up contact Jody Grundy, Membership Chair: email@example.com
June Membership Total: 33
The Student Research Awards Committee is pleased to report the results of the 2009 contest. There were five entries this year, one in category 1 (quantitative research) and four in category 2 (qualitative work). The winners are as follows:
Category 1: Winner - Amy Blum. Title: Gender Differences in Dreams: Applications to Dreamwork with Male Clients
Category 2: Winner - Melanie Rosen. Title: The Narrative Fabrication Theory of Dreams
Runner-up Linda Mastrangelo. Title: The Prima Materia as Golden Shadow
Thanks to all of the committee members for their work on this project: Kate Adams, Lerkenborg Ann Bengtsson, Ernest Hartmann, Don Kuiken, Craig Webb, Bernard Welt
|After trying for a few years now, our longtime hardworking Arts Committee Chair, Richard Russo, has finally managed to find a suitable replacement to step into his shoes, Deborah Armstrong Hickey. These are hard shoes to fill. Richard has curated and hosted shows, which have highlighted IASD artists’ creativity and diverse styles. He has always chosen art with an eye to excellence. Richard can now settle back and enjoy producing and showing his own artwork. He should also be commended for his effort at editing DreamTime magazine through the years. Each issue is a labor of love and visual beauty. We are so grateful for his many years of service to the arts and wish him well in his new endeavors.
He is assured that his replacement, Deborah Armstrong Hickey, will take over the helm with experience and enthusiasm. Many of us know her best as one of our welcoming faces at the conference registration tables, but she has long been volunteering and helping out with IASD functions, including our IASD art shows. A woman with many interests from neuroscience to consciousness studies and the brain, she is a teacher in the Marriage & Family Therapy program at Capella University and practices as a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Expressive Arts and Play Therapies. An artist in her own right, she works mostly in mixed media collage. Watch for her next year in North Carolina where she will be very visible helping host Robert Gongloff and the IASD team. Welcome to your new role, Deb! We know you’ll be a great Arts Committee Chair!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
The editor reserves the right to shorten and/or edit articles for clarity and to fit space restrictions.
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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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