IASD Dream News
 Renew/Become a Member                                                                               Volume 7, No. 7

August 2009

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IASD Office

Dream-News Editor

IASD Member Events Around the World


Patricia Garfield, Ph.D.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)
On Dreams and Dreaming with Patricia Garfield, Ph.D. (from interview with J. Mishlove), Pregnancy and Childbirth Dreams (from Women's Bodies, Women's Dreams), Nightmares and What to Do About Them, Guidelines for Coping with Nightmares After Trauma, and The Dreams of Hans Christian Andersen. Check it out www.dreamsign7@aol.com 


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.

The world’s largest functional frying pan—15 feet in diameter—adorns the Rose Hill (pop. 1,330) town square and can fry 365 chickens at once during poultry festivals. (In case you didn’t guess, Rose Hill is in North Carolina.)

Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on March 7, 1914, during an exhibition game while under contract to the Baltimore Orioles.

The 1799 discovery of gold on the farm of John Reed in Cabarrus County, North Carolina sparked the country’s first gold rush. The 17-pound chunk was found by Reed’s son and was used as a doorstop until a jeweler discovered its nature.

So come join us in North Carolina next year. And plan to spend some time exploring this great state.


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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PsiberDreaming Conference 2009

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.

 Dr. Charles Tart
Dr. Charles Tart

Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.
Stanley Krippner

Robert Moss
Robert Moss

Rev. Jeremy Taylor
Rev. Jeremy Taylor

Paco Mitchell
Paco Mitchell



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.
Anyone under the age of 18 must submit parental permission with a signature in order to be included in the show. Dream text MUST accompany all images. Images without dream text will not be considered.

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



Mark Blagrove

Teresa DeCicco

Jody Grundy

Curt Hoffman

Suzanne Wiltink

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.

IASD Members are reminded that to vote electronically, they must print and mail, to the IASD office, a signed E-Consent voting form (as required by CA regulations and IASD Bylaws). You can find that E-Consent voting form and instructions at http://tinyurl.com/crrlbj  The E-Consent form only needs to be sent in one time for you to vote electronically in upcoming elections.

The future belongs to people who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt



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. Mark Blagrove
Mark Blagrove’s
dream, presented at the 2009 IASD dream ball, is also in the journal issue.

The End of Materialism: How Evidence of the Paranormal is Bringing Science and Spirit Together what Charles Tart Dr. Charles Tartterms 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.

Some of Charles’ research papers are available at http://www.paradigm-sys.com/cttart/ . This includes realistic career advice for those who want to study consciousness and related areas like parapsychology. There are also links to reliable sites on parapsychology, and a place to sign up for his “Studentnotices” list.

Studentnotices is a list you can sign up for to get occasional – from once or twice a month to several times a week – email notices about things that are of interest to people interested in the nature of mind and the human spirit. Interesting new books, conferences, and Charles’ scheduled lectures and workshops are listed.

Charles has been working as a scientist in these areas for more than 50 years. He has, now started a blog, where he writes as a scientist and a spiritual seeker, a teacher, a professor, a former martial artist, -- kind of the “full spectrum Charley Tart” instead of just “Professor Charles T. Tart, Ph.D.” He has posted transcripts from one of his classes on mindfulness and meditation. An interesting discussion has developed as people respond to some of the material. Go to the blog:

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;

Stanley also presented at the Interamerican Congress of Psychology in Guatemala City on "The Use of Dreams in Counseling and Psychotherapy." It had the largest turnout of any of the talks in the Congress auditorium.

Linda MastrangeloIASD member. Linda Mastrangelo, writes a column on dreams in the San Francisco Examiner. Dream as practice: A step by step guide

Marcia EmeryUSA TODAY, Life Section, has an article about dreams featuring IASD member, Marcia Emery. Click http://tinyurl.com/kubf54

Time MagazineTime Magazine had an article on sleep and dreaming.



IASD member, Christine Lemley, was inadvertently deleted from the Earth Dreaming, 2009 conference list of attendees. Those wishing to contact Christine can do so at:
Street Address: 319 Nineteenth St. Columbus IN.
Email address:
Phone: 812.372.2166



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
• online education: promote use of CE offerings online
• social networking to build worldwide dream community

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/

International Gateway to IASD


Membership Map

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!

Here is the web address and the KEY:
Small blue pin = Member
Large Yellow pin
= Regional Contact
Hover over yellow pin, get short descriptions info about that Regional Contact
Click on a yellow, get regional contact name(s) and email address
Green Large pin
= IASD Sponsored events
Click on the NC graphic linked to the 2010 website http://tinyurl.com/kpfe5u

 Membership 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: grundyj@fuse.net 
Jody Grundy, Membership Chair

Hold fast to dreams...


June Membership Total: 33

New Members: 12
Mr. Daniel Brown
Mr. Richard Gilbar
Ms. Peggy Lidstrom
Ms. Jane Maxfield
Ms. Sharon Steffensen
Ms. Mary Walsh
Ms. Tzivia Gover
Ms. Kay Weston
Ms. Christine Lassota
Ms. Yanitza Velez
Anonymous: 2

Renewing Members: 20
Dr. Fariba Bogzaron & Dr. Daniel Deslauriers
Ms. Ann Bengtsson
Mr. Louis Hagood
Dr. Ben Hammett
Dr. Caroline Horton
Ms. Dora Ives
Ms. Justina Lasley
Ms. Zoe Newman
Dr. Marianne Tauber
Ms. Lesley Zaret
Ms. Kirsten Borum
Ms. Kelly Gerstbacher
Dr. Winifred Lum
Ms. Ewa Murzyn
Dr. Patrick McNamara
Ms. Catherine Charneau Simard
Dr. Peter Andrew O’Connor
Mr. Mike Hackett
Ms. Robyn Murfin-Roberts

Affiliate Members: 1
North of Eden: Mr. Marc Bregman

July Membership Total: 43

New Members: 8
Terry Monell
Mrs. Lia Fleck
Ms. Carolyne Dube
Ms. Barbara Herbin
Mrs. Kelly Kupi
Mr. Arthur Bernard
Mr. Ian Wickramasekera
Anonymous: 1

Renewing Members: 34
Dr. Marcia Emery
Dr. Richard & Mrs. Denise Paseman
Dr. Barbara Bishop
Ms. Karen Boileau
Mr. Jordi Borras Garcia
Ms. Brenda Dhar
Dr. G. Domhoff
Dr. Iain Edgar
Mr. Paul Hartsuyker
Mr. Gerhard Kloesch
Dr. Roger Knudson
Ms. Laura Lefelar-Barch
Ms. Marja Moors
Dr. Stephen Parker
Dr. Susan Santo
Ms. Sharon Smith-Mathewes
Ms. Inge Strauch
Ms. Gloria Sturzenacker
Dr. Susan Tyburczy
Mr. Jay Vinton
Ms. Dianne Brown
Ms. Brenda Ferrimani
Ms. Christine Metz
Ms. Janet Patterson
Ms. Catherine Charneau Simard
Ms. Kathy Conaway
Ms. Shannon Fletcher
Ms. Ming-Ni Lee
Ms. Alison Wattles
Mr. Ole Vedfelt
Ms. Lisa Madelle-Bottomley
Ms. Nan Wyatt
Dr. Jo Harthan

Affiliate Members: 1
VSD: Vereniging voor de Studie van Dromen
(Dutch Affiiliate) Pieter de Jong



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
Curtiss Hoffman, Chair


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!

Rita Dwyer



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


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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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