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

 

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Your source for bookmarking IASD member Websites

Tom Lane

Tom Lane www.understandyourdream.com  has recently joined the IASD board to fill an unexpired term. He is a Professional Dreamworker trained in spiritual direction as well as a PC (USA) minister, a National Board Certified and North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor. During the year he offers several retreat opportunities to do in depth dreamwork, and also is founder of Journey Conferences which hosts an annual conference in NC on Jungian Psychology and Spirituality www.journeyconferences.com  Each year, so far, some Members of IASD have served as part of the leadership team for Journey Conferences.
 


LAST CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN 2008 PLEDGE CAMPAIGN

EARTH DREAMING CONFERENCE – JUNE 26-30, 2009, CHICAGO

MEMBERSHIP NEWS JANUARY 2009

EUROPEAN REGIONAL DREAM CONFERENCE, SWEDEN, MARCH 6-8, 2009

STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS: APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

A MESSAGE FROM THE MODERATORS OF THE IASD
ONLINE FORUM

Also in this issue: 

IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD

DREAM NEWS READERS - TAKE OUR SURVEY

“WEB-NEWS PLACE” Your source for book-marking IASD member Websites

DECEMBER MEMBERSHIP TOTAL: 62

IASD MEMBERS IN THE MEDIA

DREAMING 2.0: WINTER THOUGHTS ABOUT A GREENER FUTURE

 

LAST CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN
2008 PLEDGE CAMPAIGN


Because IASD is a 501 (c) 3 US nonprofit organization, and we understand that many members prefer to wait until receiving year-end financial reports before deciding on tax-deductible charitable donations, we run IASD's annual fund-raising campaign on a November through January basis.

That, having been said, we hope that you will select IASD as a worthy charity, and take this opportunity to give generously by the end of January, when we will close out the campaign with many thank yous.

To date, donations of $7,818.00 have been made to the Pledge Campaign in five different categories: Conference Scholarships $763 (or approximately four scholarships); Low Income Memberships $275 (or approximately four low income memberships); Publications $550; Research Grant Awards $3,225 and General Funds, including special, restricted, funds $2,875

Thanks to all of you who have contributed so far toward this year's campaign goals. To make a donation to the Pledge Campaign online, just go to www.asdreams.org/pledgedrive/2008 

And remember the Quiet Campaign as well! http://asdreams.org/heritage/index.htm

 

 

EARTH DREAMING CONFERENCE
JUNE 26-30, 2009, CHICAGO

DECEMBER MEMBERSHIP
TOTAL: 62

New Members: 2
Ms Allison Drapeau
Mr. Lauren Merritt

Renewing Members: 60
Mr. Raymond Rainville
Ms. Joan C. Concannon
Ms. Velva Lee Heraty
Mrs. Jean Greenhill
Mr. Christoph Gassmann
Ms. Uma Jill Markus
Dr. Joseph De Koninck
Dr. Harry Fiss
Prof. Pietro Rizzi
Dr. Ernest L. Hartmann
Mr. Olaf Gerlach-Hansen
Dr. Don Kuiken
Mrs. Judy Kaplan
Dr. Daniel Erlacher
Dr. Deon A. van Zyl
Dr. Monique Lortie Lussier
Prof. Clara E. Hill
Mr. Juhani Kaariainen
Ms. Cassanra T. Matt
Ms. Anita D. Hall
Mr. Claude L. Desloges
Mr. Robert A. & Mrs Lynne M. Hoss
Dr. Barbara B. Sadak
Prof. Jacques Montangero
Dr. Mohamad Omar Salem
Dr. Robert Van de Castle & Ms. Bobbie Ann Pimm
Mr. Robert G. Waggoner
Rev. George Gillespie
Ms. Mary Flaten
Fr. Joseph R. Sedley
Ms. Andrea Koch
Ms. Veronica A. Whitty
Mr. Aad van Ouwerkerk & Ms. Hannah Van der Borst
Ms. Carolyn S. Cobb
Dr. John A. Davidson
Dr. Barbara Roukema-Koning
Mr. George M. Leute III & Ms. Ana Victoria Duran
Ms. Lauren Z. Schneider
Mrs. Layne Dalfen
Dr. Susan Benson
Mr. Jason Kravitz & Ms. Leslie Horacek
Dr. William R. Stimson &
Dr. Shuyuan Wang
Lady Ximena Owens
Ms. Rosemary Watts
Dr. Suzanne Carter
Prof. Umberto Barcaro
Dr. Art T. Funkhouser
Ms. Lisa Rigge
Ms. Regina M. Sestak
Ms. Margaret M. Bowater
Ms. Monique Seguin
Ms. Linda Mastrangelo.

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IASD MEMBERS IN THE MEDIA

Art FunkhouserVernon Neppe (Seattle), Chris Moulin (Leeds University), Prof. Tonegawa (Harvard University) and Art Funkhouser, (Bern, Switzerland) were interviewed for a half hour program devoted to déjà vu that was shown Dec. 3rd on the second Italian TV channel (RAI 2). Dreams were also discussed in relation to the topic.

 

Craig WebbCraig Webb was interviewed about dreams, IASD, and the Chicago regional and the IASD annual international conference for Chicago radio WHFH 88.5 FM. The program will be aired sometime in the Spring.

 

Robert Moss has a new blog at www.mossdreams.blogspot.com  Robert MossHe is using it for "first publication" of all sorts of essays, stories and fresh research, ranging from the real history of Lincoln's assassination dream, to dream-inspired poetry.

Register now for Earth Dreaming, the 26th annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams. Friday June 26, to Tuesday, June 30, 2009, Wyndham O'Hare Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.

Keynote speakers include Stanley Krippner, PhD and Barbara Tedlock, PhD

Most everything you ever wanted to know about dreams is presented at this annual international conference, which brings together nearly 100 world famous authors, psychotherapists, educators, artists, and researchers. Spend five days exploring the world of dreams. Whether you are an avid student of dreams or are new to the subject all are welcome to explore one of the great and beautiful mysteries of the human mind.

There will also be special events including The Dream Telepathy Contest, an Earth Dreaming hike, an afternoon out on the town, where participants will have an opportunity to sightsee Chicago, and the enormously popular and fun, costume Dream Ball.

Please visit http://www.asdreams.org/2009/ for information and to register. To contact The IASD office, call 1-866-DREAM12 or e-mail: office@asdreams.org. To contact Earth Dream conference host email jacquie@asdreams.org
 

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

MEMBERSHIP NEWS January 2009
SPOTLIGHT on
Northern Virginia, USA

By Jean Campbell

IASD Members Join With Tidewater Peace Alliance for Peace Festival

Every year when IASD members in the area of Norfolk, Virginia get together in December, they join with two other members of the Tidewater Peace Alliance for a month-long Festival for Peace, started four years ago by the owner of a local movie theater, Tench Phillips.

The Peace Festival presents a variety of films, speakers, discussions and performances around the subject of world peace, starting with a Fair Trade Festival the first weekend of the month and winding down with a Solstice Celebration the weekend of the winter Solstice.

Several Peace Festival events each year are held at The Studio for the Healing Arts, owned by IASD members, David Gordon, PhD and Dani Vedros, LCSW.
http://www.studioforthehealingarts.com/ 

Lana NassarThis year, the Festival was opened by IASD member Lana Nasser who performed her one-woman show "Arab Woman Talking." Lana, who traveled to Tidewater from California to attend a Dream Scouts workshop held over Thanksgiving weekend by IASD Board Chair, Jean Campbell, stayed on in the area to perform at the Peace Festival and conduct a workshop entitled “Discovering the Sacred Feminine.” Lana will be returning to her native Jordan this spring, where she will provide "Journeys to Jordan." http://www.arabwomantalking.com/

At the close of the Peace Festival, local members of The World Dreams Peace Bridge, many of which whom are also members of IASD, provided a "Drum Dance and Dream for Peace Solstice Celebration." Proceeds from this annual event, which includes drumming, dancing, and a candlelight ceremony of dreams and prayers for peace, are used to further the work of the Peace Bridge with the children of Iraq.

This year, the Peace Bridge has "adopted" a family that has fled from Iraq to Turkey. A poem to Zeyneb, the family's ten-year-old daughter, was written by Ilkin Sungu of Istanbul and read at the Solstice ceremony. People attending the event donated nearly $800 for the children.

IASD member Marilyn Brown led the closing ceremony for the Peace Festival, reminding everyone present of the importance of future dreaming that intends to dream a peaceful world together.

For more on the Tidewater Peace Alliance Light in the Dark Peace Festival http://www.imageproject.org/


Photo Credit: NASAHappy New Year everyone! May we all realize our best dreams for ourselves, our families and the whole world in 2009.

Jody Grundy
Membership Chair

Regional Contact Representatives

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

 


Stanley KrippnerStanley Krippner
just completed leading a three-day workshop at Rowe Camp and Conference Center in Massachusetts. Titled, "Awakening to the Dawn of a New Myth," it utilized dreams as a vehicle to identify and evaluate participants' personal myths, both functional and dysfunctional, both constructive and destructive. Most of the participants recalled dreams every morning, after going through the dream incubation exercise he led every evening.

 

Robert Moss The Secret History of Dreaming California Book Signings

 

Sunday, January 11, 2009
CORTE MADERA, CALIFORNIA
7:00 pm
Location: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
Contact: Karen West or Reese Lakota
Store Tel.: 415-927-0960


Tuesday, January 13, 2009
SONOMA, CALIFORNIA
7:30pm
Location: Readers Books, 130 East Napa Street, Sonoma, CA
Contact: Lilla Weinberger, Owner
Phone: 707-933-2656


Thursday, January 15, 2009
SEBASTOPOL, CALIFORNIA
7:00pm
Location: Copperfield's Bookshop; 138 N. Main Street
Contact: 707-823-2618


Friday, January 16, 2009
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA
7:00pm
Location: East-West Books, 324 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
Contact: (650) 988-9800

 

Rosa AnwandterOn January 13th Rosa Anwandter will give a talk on dreams at the Panoramico Mall in Santiago/Chile, and on January 18th she will be signing books at the Feria del Libro de Vitacure a reading festival near Santiago. At this Festival she will be signing the books El Poder Mágico de los Sueños, authored by Rosa, and the book El Lenguaje de la Noche, co-edited with Stanley Krippner. Rosa is also writing articles on dreams for her web site www.icimag.cl  and for a Latin American print magazine, Revista Unomismo www.revistaunomismo.cl

EUROPEAN REGIONAL DREAM CONFERENCE, SWEDEN, MARCH 6-8, 2009

The 3rd International Conference of the Nordic and European Network for the Study of Dreams – presents Dreams in a Changing Society at the Gothenburg Psychotherapy Institute, Gothenburg, Sweden, March 6-8, 2009.

Presenter bios, abstracts, accommodations and registration information available at: http://www.asdreams.org/2009sweden/

 

STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS:
APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Student Research Awards FlyerWe 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 March 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

A MESSAGE FROM THE MODERATORS OF THE IASD ONLINE FORUM


Hello to all of IASD's Dream-News subscribers from the moderators of IASD's discussion boards.

If you are not aware of this, IASD has a dream discussion forum with many different categories to engage in the discussion of dreams and the act of dreaming. This board is used by a lot of dream hobbyists and those intrigued with the study of dreams, yet is lacking any real dream authority.

Because of this, we ask that those of you who are professionals the field of dreaming to stop by the forum and help us with the never ending tide of new visitors with technical questions regarding their dreams. Most of us that are moderating the board are just volunteer dream enthusiasts and on many occasions are asked questions that we don't necessarily have the skills to answer. Also, we have discussed it and feel that professionals using the board will give the board a better chance of delivering a skilled answer to a new poster as well as add needed energy to the boarding community.

If this is something that interests you, please visit our discussion board at the following address: http://dreamtalk.hypermart.net/bb2005/index.php

DREAMING 2.0: WINTER THOUGHTS ABOUT A GREENER FUTURE  By Ryan Hurd


Ryan HurdRyan Hurd is an Internet consultant and freelance writer. He maintains the dream research blog:
http://dreamstudies.org

 

 

On December 21, the winter solstice, the sun’s light emerges through a small opening in an ancient tomb in Ireland, illuminating the innermost chambers and its fantastically preserved rock art. This is Newgrange, a sacred site to the Neolithic people who lived 5000 years ago. Only once a year, for seventeen minutes on the shortest day, does direct sunlight make it into the tomb.

In the Neolithic past, only a handful of the community leaders were granted access to this special event. The chamber can only fit a few people at a time. This past solstice, however, the preservationists at Newgrange tried something new: they installed a webcam and invited the world to watch the solstice sunrise with them, from the comfort of their own home computers.

The Best of the Old Ways and the New
This solstice event is an example of how the world’s most ancient arts are artistically blending with our most recent technologies. The same can be said for dreaming. We carry the love of dream sharing from our own ancestries, but most of us no longer sit around fires retelling our dreams with our extended families. Due to the harried pace of life, dream sharing and dream tending hangs by a thread in the modern world. Sometimes it seems like the modern world itself is hanging by a thread.

But to save the emerging dreaming culture (Save the dream, save the world?) we don’t have to reject the technologies that have isolated us. Rather, the opportunity here is to harness these new communication trends in service of the old ways.

Dreams and the Environment
This year, the theme of the upcoming IASD conference is on dreams and the environment. As I considered the scope of this theme, I found myself focusing on how modern life and its technologies are wreaking havoc on the natural world, a theme that is abundantly clear in my own dreams. But then that warm solstice light reached deep into the chambers of my mind, and I realized that the only way the power of dreams is going to make an impression on the Western over-culture is through these same technologies.

If dreams, collective and personal, will be heard as wake up calls to a more sustainable way of living on this planet, then they will be accessed through email inboxes, viral You Tube videos, and text messages tapped at the bus stop. In other words, the grass roots communities for dream studies must also have a fiber optic branch if we want to shift the culture to appreciate the insights of the dream worlds.

New Forum on Green Dreams
In keeping with this year’s new theme, I’d like to announce a new forum for green dreams, or dreams whose central messages are “directly concerned with the relationship between a human being, or humanity as a whole, and elements of nature or the environment.”

The site is http://dreaminggreen.org, maintained by a blogger known as Lucider, who also keeps a blog on the topics of lucid dreams and transpersonal psychology (http://lucider.wordpress.com). Some topics explored in the new Dreaming in Green forum are animal dreams, dreams of ecological crisis, and ancestral dreams. Access the site and share your own green dreams! Over time, this forum will be a great resource for scholars and the dreaming culture.

With the IASD conference in Chicago only six months away (and a week after the summer solstice), it’s not too early to start thinking about how the wisdom of dreams extends beyond our personal histories and into the communities and natural systems we are a part of. I call this important work “eco-dreaming.” From the shortest day of the year to the longest, we’ll have plenty of material to illuminate the dark recesses of the dreaming mind. Bring your own web cam.

 

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