IASD Dream News
Register for "Earth Dreaming" | Renew/Become a Member                      Volume 7, No. 6

June 2009

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NOTICE: Dream News will be on hiatus in July. We will resume publishing in August.


Check out Kelly Bulkeley’s website to find out the latest in dream research and education. Go to: www.kellybulkeley.com


The Giant Compass

The Giant Compass: New Book Release, By Teresa DeCicco, Ph.D.

The Giant Compass navigates readers through practical, user-friendly and scientifically proven dream interpretation techniques. This book is appropriate for professional use in therapy, dream groups, and for self-guided dream work. Purchase This Book

Jacquie LewisIASD “Earth Dreaming” conference host and Dream News editor, Jacquie Lewis, was interviewed on the Dave Allen show, on radio station KSCO. The hour interview on May 19 focused on many aspects of dreams and dreaming. Jacquie was able to promote the “Earth Dreaming” conference, explaining the many benefits of attending. She also mentioned the IASD website on four occasions so listeners had ample opportunity to learn more about IASD.


The International Journal of Dream Research is looking for an editor for proof reading
The International Journal of Dream Research is going to its second year. The first year was a success; the eight articles covering different topics like the continuity hypothesis, nightmares or intercultural studies were downloaded from 167 to 322 times. In October 2008 the Journal moved from a private web server to a server of the library of the University of Heidelberg. The International Journal of Dream Research is an open access E-Journal and there is no page charge for authors. The scope of the journal is to publish peer-reviewed papers in the field of dream research including topics like dream recall, dream content, nightmares, lucid dreaming, dreaming in children and psychological aspects of sleep in general. In addition to empirical papers, comprehensive reviews and book/media reviews are also encouraged.

Daniel and I would like to have some support for proofreading regarding language. Therefore, it should be a native speaker (English) who is interested in dream research (because it is completely on a voluntary basis). We plan to publish two issues per year with about five articles per issue. The task would be to read these papers in their final stage and correct any grammatical or language errors.

Daniel Erlacher Daniel.Erlacher@issw.uni-heidelberg.de

Michael Schredl

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“Earth Dreaming” is a conference 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.

 Barbara Tedlock
Barbara Tedlock

 Stanley Krippner
Stanley Krippner

Robert Moss
Robert Moss

Stephen Aizenstat
Stephen Aizenstat

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.

For information and to register for “Earth Dreaming” online please visit www.asdreams.org/2009. Questions? Call 1.866.DREAM12, 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 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.


Taste of ChicagoBe sure to sign up for the Chicago Sunday Afternoon outing. Reservations are still available for $10. Charter busses will take conference participants to the Taste of Chicago located in the heart of Chicago’s loop. “Earth Dreaming” attendees can stroll downtown Chicago, shop, or eat at “The Taste. Be sure to make your reservation when registering for “Earth Dreaming.”


Press ReleaseFocus on Research Track at Chicago Conference

IASD Public Relations Coordinator, Wendy Pannier, submitted the second press release for IASD's Earth Dreaming Chicago Conference to AScribe, the nonprofit wire service selected last year by IASD's Board of Directors, for release at the end of May. This press release, which reaches many newspapers and other media outlets throughout the US and Canada, presents a focus on the Dream Research Track at this year's conference, which once again is the strongest of the six scheduling tracks provided to conference attendees and draws on a wide variety of research presentations.

This press release was also distributed to Chicago-area television and radio outlets though a contact list developed by pre-conference volunteers and emailed through the IASD office.

Simultaneously, though the 2009 Conference E-Campaign, copies of the first (general) conference press release were mailed to media outlets found in areas where the ninety-plus participants in the E-Campaign reside. This also included more Chicago-area publicity since, for example, Chicago-area member Velva Heraty, who is a member of the Chicago-based Association of Women Journalists, was able to mail the press release to that list; and Conference Volunteer Co-Chair, Nancy Friedman, mailed the press release to publications in the Chicago suburbs.

IASD would like to thank all of the many members who have worked so hard to make this year's conference a success.



May 25 2009 the lucid dreamers' community, LD4all, celebrated its 13 year anniversary of spreading the art and knowledge of lucid dreaming online throughout the world. For this occasion, the first ever website has been brought back to life. It can be found at www.ld4all.com/antiek  It is protected by a password.

Use login: dreamer
password: lucid

A short History of LD4all can be found here:


Strephon Kaplan-Williams

Strephon Kaplan-Williams, the originating founder of IASD who brought together the original co-founders, is now struggling with a lung cancer diagnosis at age 75. Strephon records his dreams and dreamwork issues, as his condition develops and changes, on his popular blog at http://strephonsays.com/blog/  Strephon faces serious questions around the kinds of treatments available to him from orthodox and alternative medicine. These issues also show up in his dreams. He is testing some new dreamwork methods for dealing with cancer. You may follow his progress on his free membership blog where he records almost daily. Comments are always welcome.


IASD members are encouraged to vote for five of the seven IASD Board Candidates. The selected nominees will serve a three year term on the Board beginning June 2009. Voting ends on June 22.

For IASD members who have signed electronic consent forms, they may learn about the candidates and vote for five of the below names at www.asdreams.org/vote/  For those who have not established an E-consent form, the upcoming issue of DreamTime magazine will contain a ballot to be marked and returned to the Central Office.

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

Mark Blagrove

Teresa DeCicco

Jody Grundy

Curt Hoffman
(USA- Mass.)

David L. Kahn

Misa Tsuruta

Suzanne Wiltink

Please note: Voting ends on June 22, 2009.

May Membership Total: 33

New Members: 11
Ms. Amy Smith Grigg
Mrs. Judith A. Bowers
Mrs. Mary C. Chan
Mr. Richard T. Milne
Mr. Trevor W. Dunford
Ms. Oleksandr Savsunenko
Mr. Brian M. Kraichely
Dr. Alethea E. Young
Mr. Simon de Jocas
Dr. Kumar Kanti Ghosh
Ms. Virginia Quinn

Renewing Members: 22
Mr. Hussein M. Ali
Dr. David & Ms. Dani Gordon
Prof. John Sutton
Ms. Jodine Grundy
Dr. David Jenkins
Ms. Angel K. Morgan
Mr. Dan Gollub
Dr. Alfio Maggiolini
Mrs. Janet Dennett
Ms. Marcia Pelletiere
Dr. Linda Dudley
Ms. Patti C. Allen
Ms. Tracy A. Stone
Mr. John T. Shaw
Ms. Lenore C. Fusano
Mr. Jordi Borras Garcia
Dr. Massimo Schinco
Ms. Betsy Davids
Ms. Linda E. Yates
Mrs. Alberte Dugas
Ms. Geri Proctor


Harry BosmaSPOTLIGHT on VSD: Dutch Affiliate of IASD
By Harry Bosma
Dreaming Up A Community

The VSD is a Dutch association of dreamers. Over the last year new ideas and initiatives have come forward. You may like to read about this, especially as the VSD originally was very much an offspring of the 1994 IASD conference in the Netherlands.

The VSD has always been a fairly active association. Members get a quarterly magazine put together by an enthusiastic team of editors that clearly has a lot of fun with it. Members meet a whole day twice a year, always with presentations and workshops in two parallel sessions. The VSD has roughly 100 members. The association aims strongly at dream workers and refers to IASD for those interested in doing scientific research.

The most visible change of the last year consists of a restyling of the website by Regina van der Poel. Regina is an accomplished painter with a sharp eye for design and no fear of starting from scratch. The newly designed website came with several unexpected benefits. More new members are signing up, resulting in a small but sustainable growth of VSD’s membership. Additionally, I personally suspect that the website helped to attract attention of a major TV producer.

The TV producer got everybody excited. I later learned that VSD had organized an extensive meeting with the producer, including most of the board and other active members. This meeting may have been instrumental in her decision to give the TV show a try. A pilot of three episodes was aired in January / February 2009. The show displayed dreams and dream work with much respect, while the presentation and style had everything that modern viewers expect. Unfortunately the show was pushed back to the horrible timeslot around midnight, at the start of the week. Few people got a chance to actually watch it.

VSD has started meeting in Amsterdam. That turned out to be a surprisingly good decision. Amsterdam is out of the center of the Netherlands, but its young population is numerous and open to exploring new experiences. The meetings in Amsterdam have been so successful that a new group of dreamers has established itself in Amsterdam, specialized in what’s known as “social dreaming”. You should Google it if you’ve never heard of it before.

From the many new ideas and initiatives I want to mention one more. Barbara Roukema-Koning, who helped to write this report, discovered that many of the VSD members would love to start dream groups in their own neighborhoods, but lack the confidence to do so. The obvious solution consists of setting up workshops and guidance for these members. Many of the more experienced VSD members were immediately excited to help with such a program. Judging by how well dream books sell, I imagine that any town or city with 200,000 or more people should be able to sustain a lively dream group.

I hope that you enjoyed the news from the Netherlands. Take a quick peek at the website of the VSD. Let us know whenever you happen to visit the Netherlands. We expect to see you anyway, because we are exploring plans to host a future IASD conference again within a few years. Website for VSD: http://droomvereniging.nl/

Regional Representatives Lunches at the Chicago Conference.

The IASD annual conference provides a great opportunity for many of you to meet your regional representative in person. It is also an opportune time to meet other members who live in your geographic vicinity. This year we will have two lunches dedicated to furthering regional connections, face to face.

The first is for the REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES ONLY. This meeting will be on Saturday at lunchtime in the Narita room at the Wyndham hotel from 12:30 to 1:45 P.M. This is a business meeting of the regional representatives network.

The second meeting is for all conference attendees and is listed in the conference program as GENERAL REGIONAL LUNCH. This meeting will be on Monday 12:30 to 2:00 P.M. in the hotel restaurant. Tables will be marked for different regions and your regional representatives will join you for lunch by region. In some cases the regional representative for a given region will not be attending the conference but there will be marked tables for you to find others in your area all the same.

Updates on the list of regional representatives will be made in June and posted on the IASD Website later this month. Also the new list will be available at the conference in Chicago.

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 

Once again a reminder: If you have joined IASD but have not returned your E-Consent form by snail mail, please do so. It is necessary for you to sign this consent form once and it will be kept on file in our office. If you have not signed it you will not be able to vote electronically in IASD elections. If you need help with this or are unsure whether you signed and sent this E-Consent, contact Richard Wilkerson (office@asdreams.org) or me for help.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago at the “Earth Dreaming” Conference!

Jody Grundy, Membership Chair


PsiberDreaming Conference 2009

The dates for this year's PsiberDreaming Online Conference have been set. The Conference will run from Sunday, September 27 through Sunday, October 10, with Rita Dwyer and Jean Campbell once again co-hosting.

This annual online event has become increasingly popular with IASD's far-flung international community, and an enticement to new membership in what is traditionally a low enrollment period, since the conference is free to all who become members between August 1 and the beginning of the Conference.

The theme for this year's Conference has been set as PsiberDreaming 2009: Magical, Mythical Dreams of Transformation. As she did last year, PasQuale Ourtaine has designed a beautiful logo and masthead for the conference, which can be found at www.asdreams.org/psi2009 

Unlike presentations for the IASD membership conference or Regional conferences, presentations (both papers and workshops) for the PsiberDreaming Conference are briefer in word length (maximum ten pages) with an invitation for graphics content. Proposals for presentations for the 2009 PsiberDreaming conference must be submitted by August 1, 2009.


Twitter.com is a new social networking site that is taking the world by storm. Last month alone, it grew by 200%, mostly due to Oprah’s dabbling in this addictive and fun way to keep in touch with friends and colleagues online.

Why would you want to get into Twitter? Because you can spread your message, connect with like-minded folks, and become a thought-leader in your field. It’s like a stripped-down version of
Facebook, but the way it is set up lends itself to more privacy as well as a greater opportunity for explosive popularity. If you want to breathe some new life into dwindling book sales or find more clients without taking a lot of time out of your day, Twitter may be a good move for you as a blogging alternative.

Getting Started on Twitter

Here’s how it works. After you create your profile at Twitter.com (it’s free of course), you can agree to let Twitter scrape your email contacts to see who is already using the service. You can also invite people to join you, but I think that’s a little pushy. As you spend more time twitterin’, people will start to “follow” your messages, which are called “tweets.” People find you by doing searches for keywords in the tweets, assuming you have set your privacy to be open to the public.

So what is a tweet anyways?

The meat of Twitter is sending out short messages that are 140 characters or less. This paragraph is precisely 140 characters, by the way.

Tweet for Business Not Blather

Most people – 90% or so – use Twitter to share with friends what they are doing right now. Typical examples below, and no I am not exaggerating:

“I’m eating a bologna sandwich and want more mustard.”

“I’m at the drugstore. Anyone in the neighborhood want to help me pick out contact solution?”

“Just saw Star Trek – OMG young Kirk is so cute.”

But I am suggesting a different approach, because I somehow doubt that everyone is interested in the contents of my lunch pail. Instead, you can use Twitter on-topic for your area of expertise, in order to attract followers who like what you have to say. Hands down, this is the quickest way to become a thought leader on the Internet today.

Building Conversation One Tweet at a Time

One of ways to become a thought leader is to share links as well as your 140 character meditations. However, sharing links all the time, in my opinion, limits the conversational possibilities. Conversation is really what social networking is all about, anyways.

There’s three main ways to build conversation:

First, you can reply to one of the tweets you’re following with your own message. That’s easy enough because there’s a button next to every tweet encouraging you to do so.

You can also private message anyone who is following you, assuming they have agreed to accept these emails.

Finally, you can rebroadcast a tweet you received so all your followers will see it too. This is called “retweeting” or RT for short. Simply write “RT:” in front of your message and copy and paste what you like, with a note about why you think it’s relevant (if there’s room).

Retweeting is important because you can build your “brand” as a thought-leader by distilling the best on-topic tweets out there for your followers. This is viral marketing at its best. Here’s a great guide about the art of retweeting, although it is a little dated and does not use the RT acronym. http://tinyurl.com/3huxth

This is the point in the article where a voice in my head says, “Um, why is twitter useful again? I’m busy enough as it is.” To answer in 140 characters:

because you’re building relationships that will result in sales, clients or new collaborations with other leaders in your field. iow: karma.

“iow” stands for “in other words.” That 140 character limit really encourages creative brevity. I love it, but then again, I was renowned in my high school yearbook staff as a snappy caption writer.

Final Bits of Advice

If you’re sharing links, use a tiny url service to lessen the footprint. I use www.tiny.cc  and www.bit.ly  Some url shortening services have extra benefits, like tracking how many people open your links, for instance. Here’s a guide to some of the others with their advantages and disadvantages: http://tinyurl.com/9bnnkq

One more piece of advice: after you get started, kick-start your presence in twitter by registering yourself in one of the twitter “yellow pages.” Here, you can add more information about your interests and your business. I already use http://www.twello.com  and just found another popular directory: http://justtweetit.com/.

Ryan Hurd is a dream researcher and Internet consultant. Follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ryanhurd

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