IASD Dream News
Register for "Earth Dreaming" | Renew/Become a Member                      Volume 7, No. 5

May 2009

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IASD Office
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Dream-News Editor
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IASD Member Events Around the World
IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD


IASD MEMBER HARRY FISS PASSES ON

Harry FissPeacefully this morning, Saturday, May 2 at 5:00 A.M. Harry passed away. After a day of visits from loved ones, including a Shabbat celebration and viewing pictures of his grandchildren with his daughters at his side, Harry slept.
Ben Max /Sari Max-Fiss

The funeral was Monday, May 4th, at Beth David Cemetery in Wethersfield, CT.

There was a graveside service followed by a home gathering in Washington Depot, CT Obituary


WEB NEWS PLACE

The DREAMS Foundation: http://www.dreams.ca/ is a non-profit resource with information about some practical benefits of dreams, common recurring dreams and nightmares. It also has a dream incubation experiment you can try, tips to improve dream recall, how to have lucid dreams, and much more.

IASD member, Craig Webb is the Executive Director
Craig Webb


MEMBERSHIP ELECTION of IASD BOARD CANDIDATES

“EARTH DREAMING” CONFERENCE PROMISES TO BE GROUND - SHAKING

“EARTH DREAMING” SPECIAL OPENING CELEBRATION: THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

MEMBERSHIP NEWS MAY 2009

CHICAGO REGIONAL OFFERS AN ARRAY OF DREAMWORK EXPERIENCES

A TREAT FOR THE EYES: A PHOTO MONTAGE OF IASD SWEDISH REGIONAL

Also in this issue: 

MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD

IASD MEMBER HARRY FISS PASSES ON

WEB NEWS PLACE

NEW BOOK BY IASD MEMBER WEWER KEOHANE

IASD MEMBER LINDA MASTRANGELO BECOMES
COLUMNIST ON DREAMS AND DREAMING


IASD MEMBERS IN THE MEDIA

PROOFREADER NEEDED FOR DREAM JOURNAL

APRIL MEMBERSHIPS
 

 

MEMBERSHIP ELECTION of IASD Board Candidates


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.

For IASD members who have signed electronic consent forms, they may learn about the candidates and vote for five of the names below at http://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 (U.K.)
Teresa DeCicco (Canada)
Jody Grundy (USA-Ohio)
Curt Hoffman (USA- Mass.)
David L. Kahn USA-Minnesota)
Misa Tsuruta (Japan)
Suzanne Wiltink (Netherlands)

Please note: Voting ends on June 22, 2009.

VOTE!

“EARTH DREAMING” CONFERENCE PROMISES TO BE GROUND - SHAKING

NEW BOOK BY IASD MEMBER WEWER KEOHANE

Artful dreaming: A Primer for Finding Inspiration from Your Dreams
by Wewer Keohane, Ph.D.

Artful Dreaming Front CoverArtful dreaming is a primer for self growth and creativity through dream work. You will learn how to remember, record, honor, understand and create from your dreams. Through dream work you will grow into an authentic person, writer and artist, and learn individual and group processes which will enhance your life and your creativity. The book is straightforward and easy to understand. The author’s goal is for people to be able to work with dreams without professional help. It will also benefit therapists who have not had dream training so they can help their clients with dreams and encourage creativity. Wewer Keohane received her Ph.D. from Union University in Creative Arts/Depth Psychology. She is an internationally represented and collected visual artist with pieces in permanent collections of several museums. Wewer has been leading dream workshops for over twenty five years and has inspired dreamers, artists and writers to create from their dreams and to live authentic lives. Many of her students have gone on to great careers in the visual and literary arts. She has also lectured internationally, including being the featured speaker for the International Association for the Study of Dreams on the topic of art inspired from dreams and a presenter at the prestigious Aspen Writers’ Conference. Wewer lives on Cattle Creek in the Roaring Fork Valley of Western Colorado with her husband, Steve, their wolf, Isabel, and as many cats as they can tolerate. Her art may be viewed at www.wewerart.com.

If you dream, you won’t want to miss this event! Celebrate Planet Earth, all her inhabitants, and dreams and dreaming! “Earth Dreaming,” IASD’s annual international conference, being held Friday, June 26 through Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at the Wyndham O’Hare Hotel, in 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 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.
 

“EARTH DREAMING” SPECIAL OPENING CELEBRATION: THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES


As a part of our celebration of IASD's 25th birthday at our Chicago conference in June, we will have a book in which members are invited to share their best memories of IASD for a keepsake book which will be later archived. Those who are attending can do this at our opening night party, but those who are unable to attend the conference this year are also invited to send them to Jo Stiller with a photo for inclusion in the book. Jo’s e-mail: ruachrest@juno.com
 
 

IASD MEMBER LINDA MASTRANGELO BECOMES
COLUMNIST ON DREAMS AND DREAMING

Linda Mastrangelo

IASD Member, Linda Mastrangelo has exciting news! She was just hired by the Examiner as their San Francisco Bay Area Dream Researcher (under the heading Religion and Spirituality) to write about dreams and the dreaming community which basically means you! Any news, conferences, workshops, presentations, classes, publications, gallery openings, etc…just about anything going on in the world of dreams she would love to know about it. The basic intention is to write, share and spread the word to wider audiences about all the important work you are doing. She would also need photos/art/images with your permission that could go with the piece.

Overall, Linda is thrilled to be a part of this community of wise, gifted and compassionate people. If you have any suggestions for how to bring the dream forward you can reach her at CypherandClio@aol.com and to also please check out her home page at http://tinyurl.com/cask45


IASD MEMBERS IN THE MEDIA

Ann Sayer Weisman

Ann Sayre Wiseman was featured in the Vallarta Tribune, Feb 15 - 21, 2009
 


Patricia Garfield, Milton Kramer

IASD member Milton Kramer was quoted, as was IASD Past President, Patricia Garfield in Healthy Living Feature: What Your Stress Dreams Mean on AOL Health. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/dlyaoa to view the article.
 


Robert MossRobert Moss’ essay Birth of a Novel appears on his blog. He explains the dreams and visionary experiences from which his historical novel The Firekeeper was born - and that also put him on his present path as a dream teacher. His blog can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/cavf56

MEMBERSHIP NEWS MAY 2009

Member Spotlight on Western CanadaSPOTLIGHT on Western Canada
By Diane Rickards
Dream Nourishment

Ten years ago I attended my first IASD conference in Santa Cruz and discovered dreamtime nourishment, information and a community of like-minded people. For over thirty years vivid images, visual metaphors and long-term themes of dreaming have captured my attention and enriched my life bringing a deep interest in transpersonal consciousness. Like dreaming, this interest has shifted and included forays into embodied writing, mysticism, mediation, shadow, shamanism, eco-psychology, intuitive inquiry research method, Jungian psychology, lucidity, and more. Big dreams have both steered and propelled my life forward. They have aided the development of labyrinths, dream groups, helped in the discernment of researching women spies, frequently informed the therapeutic unfolding within my counseling practice and, most recently, were instrumental in founding the Transpersonal Psychology Network (Canada). I have discovered that dreams may seamlessly bridge realities and dualities, and through group sharing bring personal and collective transformation, greater open-heartedness, trust and intimacy. The healing power of the image may give participants a sense of belonging, a place within world, culture and family, and a transpersonal landscape to be within.

Why Volunteer?
Since dreams have provided such spiritual nourishment when an IASD representative for Canada was needed, I volunteered in hopes of giving back and enriching my understanding of IASD, its members and dreaming. Through this short involvement I have been surprised! Whether via chance meetings or workshop discussions at the Montreal conference last summer, or membership email, it has been a lovely journey. And, as Sue Benson (IASD Rep, Australia) reported in the IASD E-news last month, we have a workshop planned in Vancouver on June 14th!

Canadian Dreaming Landscape
Since the Montreal conference two other Canadians have volunteered to represent IASD in Eastern Canada: Claude Desloges (Montreal, Quebec) and Sylvia Green-Guenette (Dryden, Ontario). Sylvia, who will be attending Justina Lasley’s Dream Synergy program, and Claude, who attended his first IASD conference in Sonoma two years ago, will both be at the Chicago convention this year. We have planned to meet to discuss dream work and how to sustain/build Canadian IASD membership.

Western Canada Membership News
Via emails to the Western Canada IASD membership I can tell you about an array of dream involvement. In order of response, Jayne Gackenbach, an IASD past-president, webhost of www.spiritwatch.ca  and professor at Grant MacEwan College, Alberta, commented that she continues to research video games and dreams (see Dreaming Journal, March 2009). Don Kuiken, professor at the University of Alberta, researches “dreams and self-perceptual depth…that sometimes occurs through intensive self-reflection”; for more information visit his website.

Ming-Ni Lee, a Ph.D. student studying with Don Kuiken commented that new work will soon be released by the dream lab. Bonnie Kyle (Edmonton) emailed that she is hoping to resurrect a dream circle at the Unitarian Church in Edmonton this fall. Rokie Bernstein (B.C.) is a dream tender who will be attending the workshop in Surrey, B.C. on June 14th. And, since January '09 I have been facilitating a dream circle (B.C.) of artists, therapists, yoga and energy workers who meet for face-to-face dream sharing sessions and via my website/blog at www.dianerickardsphd.wordpress.com  This combination has worked exceptionally well for this busy group inviting connection when they have time.

Diane Rickards, Ph.D.
Founder, Transpersonal Psychology Network (Canada)

 


A few notes from your Membership Chair…
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 & sent this E-Consent, contact Richard Wilkerson at office@asdreams.org  or me for help. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago at the “Earth Dreaming” Conference!

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

PROOFREADER NEEDED FOR DREAM JOURNAL

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
Michael.Schredl@zi-mannheim.de


APRIL MEMBERSHIP
April Memberships Total: 33

New Members: 14
Ms. Barbara Condron
Dr. Gerald Epstein
Mr. Daniel Gronwald
Dr. Arnold Hook
Ms. Carole Levin
Mr. Dennis L. Merritt
Ms. Jean Pickett
Prof. Kathryn Poethig Kerry
Dr. Michaela Schrage-Frueh
Ms. Eileen Stephens
Ms. Beth Schmaltz
Ms. Chih-En (Real) Chen
Anonymous: 2

Renewing Members: 19
Mr. Hussein M. Ali
Dr. John Herbert
Dr. Mena & Dominic Potts
Dr. Ghada Fousal Alsaad
Dr. Mark Blagrove
Ms. Jill Fischer
Ms. Lucy R. Gillis
Dr. Anjali Hazarika
Dr. Ed W. Kellogg
Ms. Monica Kenton
Ms. Linda Leah Knudson
Dr. Milton Kramer, M.D.
Dr. Shirley A. McNeal
Dr. Shanee Stepakoff
Ms. Ann Sayre Wiseman
Ms. Janet Mc Call
Anonymous (2)

CHICAGO REGIONAL OFFERS AN ARRAY OF DREAMWORK EXPERIENCES


The IASD Chicago regional, in partnership with The Infinity Foundation, gave participants the opportunity to learn about and explore their dreams. The event, which took place on April 18, was a day-long conference offering presentations by Sheila Asato, Bob Hoss, Jacquie Lewis, Wendy Pannier, and Robert Waggoner.


Presenters: Bob Hoss, Wendy Pannier,
Robert Waggoner, Jacquie Lewis, Sheila Asato

Regional coordinator, Jacquie Lewis began the day by explaining dream basics in her talk “Dreams 101.” Participants gained knowledge about the most common dreams found around the world, the various types of dreams people experience, and tips on how to remember dreams.

Sheila Asato shared her creative method of accessing the world of dreams through “Healing Collage.” Participants created collages from pictures in discarded magazines and then journaled, through a series of steps, about both their collages and dreams. The session offered personal reflection time by invoking the creative process so that the deeper meanings of dreams could surface.

Robert Waggoner offered a fascinating PowerPoint presentation on lucid dreaming. His lively talk was peppered with interesting and amusing anecdotal cases of lucid dreams. Audience members gained a thorough understanding of lucid dreaming and were able to determine whether they have had lucid dreams.

Bob Hoss offered a gestalt- based method of Dreamwork, alongside examination of dream colors. Attendees were able to work with their dreams through a six-step process and focus on the colors in their dreams. Through this approach each conference participant was able to work with his or her dream and understand the many levels that can be revealed when working with dreams.

The day was rounded out by Wendy Pannier who facilitated the Ullman method of dreamwork, a group process, in which one person’s dream was explored in-depth. The experience was extremely meaningful to the volunteer dreamer and participants also gained insight into the rich, deep nature of dreams.

Conference attendees were encouraged to share their experiences about the enriching wisdom of dreamwork and to help publicize “Earth Dreaming,” the IASD annual conference, June 26-30.

 

A TREAT FOR THE EYES: A PHOTO MONTAGE OF IASD SWEDISH REGIONAL

A photo collage for Dream News viewers -The IASD Regional in Gothenburg Sweden

More Photos Online

Contacting and Submitting to IASD Dream-News

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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

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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