ASD Dream News
 Renew/Become a Member                                                                               Volume 7, No. 9

November 2009

  In This Issue:

Contact:
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IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD


WEB NEWS PLACE

Anne Sayre Weisman presents her book publications, paintings, workshop descriptions, and resume at www.annsayrewiseman.com

She also offers www.nightmarehelp.org as a virtual introduction to her book Nightmare Help, A Guide for Adults from Children.


BECOME A
PATRON OF THE DREAM

IASD'S ANNUAL PLEDGE DRIVE BEGINS IN LATE NOVEMBER


DREAM GROUP SHARING PORTLAND IASD REGIONAL

On September 19, seventeen people met at Marylhurst University near Portland Oregon for a day of dream sharing and discussion. The Human Science Department of the school donated a lovely meeting hall and five presenters shared Dreamwork techniques and perspectives. Tracy Stone discussed dream groups with a spiritual perspective, Gillian Holloway shared research and perspectives on survival intuition.

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Peggy Coats and Norma Jean Elgas demonstrated a technique Peggy has developed called Dream Mapping, which involves collage making and associating to dream imagery. Mimi Pettibone gave a talk on working with shadow elements in dreams and provided journaling and sharing exercises to explore reactions to charged dream images. A Marylhurst student, Matthew Whitaker, shared his experiences studying psychology and consciousness studies at Marylhurst. The event was coordinated by Gillian Holloway.


CURRENT EVENTS DREAM SURVEY

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Are you dreaming about President Obama, Michael Jackson, or maybe Swine Flu? If so, this survey is for you.

IASD is now collecting dreams of current events, celebrities, and politicians that are hot in the news. Please pass the following link around on your social networks: http://asdreams.org/survey

Once at the site, you will also find dream information and research related to these topics. Are you a researcher with resources or data on dreams of hot topics and current events? Contact us at office@asdreams.org This month's Dream Survey Focus: Dreams of US President Barack Obama.


DREAMING OF OBAMA LIVES ON THROUGH THE WEB

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Kelly Bulkeley is reviving the www.idreamofobama.com website, which carries forward the political dreams website founded in early 2008 by Sheila Heti www.metaphysicalpoll.com 

He is interested in hearing new dreams about President Obama and ideas about their possible meanings, both personal and collective. Kelly is going to add several new posts a week, usually a dream and brief reflections, and invite comments. He will make connections with other people in IASD and elsewhere who have been studying Obama dreams and the creative interplay of dreaming and culture. Hopefully over time this will become a resource for anyone who’s curious about how dreams reflect a community’s ideals, fears, and conflicts. The first new post will appear on Wednesday, November 4, one year after the U.S. Presidential election. Kelly appreciates hearing your advice, comments, and dreams. kellybulkeley@earthlink.net


THREE EVENTS THAT YOU CAN KICK YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU MISSED
On Oct. 24, 2009 Lynne Ehlers, Ph.D. presented a class on Animal Imagery in Dreamwork at the The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, CA. Lynne Ehlers, Ph.D., is a Jungian-oriented clinical psychologist in private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco. She has worked intensively with dreams for over 40 years. Weaving together a lifelong passion for dreams, myths and archetypal symbols with a strong background in art history, she has created a rich tapestry of slide lectures called “The Language of the Dream.” She has served on the Dream Studies faculty at JFKU, leads workshops and teaches classes on dreams, sandplay and the symbolic process at JFKU, Sonoma State and other venues in the Bay Area.

Dreaming for Global Healing took place on 10-23 & 10-24, 2009 in Holyoke, Mass. tzivia gover

Tzivia Gover launched “350 Dreamers”, a global network of people who are using the power of dreams to take action and raise awareness about the negative effects of global climate change. The goal was to have 350 dreamers (or more) dedicating their dreams to global healing. Within two days after launching her site more than 360 dreamers from around the world, including, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, the United States and Wales, among others. People interested in learning more about the project can join “350 Dreamers” or on Facebook.

Diane Rickards, Ph.D. presented a paper on dreams at the Eurotas conference: www.eurotas.org  the European Transpersonal Psychology Conference, October 2009, Milano, Italy titled Soul Reflections: Personal Transformation and Collective Wisdom.

 

In This Issue:

BREAKING NEWS: IASD RETURNS TO ASHVILLE FOR THE 2010 CONFERENCE

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS – 2010 CONFERENCE

CALL FOR IASD BOARD NOMINATIONS

IASD HOSTS MOST POPULAR PSIBERDREAMING CONFERENCE EVER

IN MEMORIAM: IASD CO-FOUNDER STREPHON-KAPLAN WILLIAMS

MEMBERSHIP NEWS SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2009

IT’S ALIVE! IASD RESEARCH COMMITTEE HAS BEEN REVIVED!

Also in this issue: 

MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD

WEB NEWS PLACE

DREAM GROUP SHARING - PORTLAND IASD REGIONAL

EVERY DAY BY STREPHON – KAPLAN WILLIAMS

CURRENT EVENTS DREAM SURVEY

DREAMING OF OBAMA LIVES ON THROUGH THE WEB

IASD MEMBERS IN THE MEDIA

ARE YOU A SOCIAL NETWORKING BUTTERFLY: IASD MEMBERS ARE USING FACEBOOK

THREE EVENTS THAT YOU WILL KICK YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU MISSED

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER MEMBERSHIPS

 

BREAKING NEWS: IASD RETURNS TO ASHEVILLE FOR THE 2010 CONFERENCE

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New Venue. New Dates.
IASD’s 27th Annual Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, North Carolina. The conference will open on Sunday evening, June 27, and conclude with the Dream Ball on Thursday night, July 1, 2010.

The conference planning committee had to work quickly to establish the new venue following unforeseen circumstances requiring cancellation of the original plans to meet at Western Carolina University.

The Crowne Plaza Resort is a serene retreat located on 125 rolling acres overlooking downtown Asheville. It is a full-service resort with an 18-hole par 70 regulation golf course, four outdoor clay tennis courts, a heated outdoor swimming pool, an on-site fitness room, spacious guest rooms, 30 deluxe vacation villas, and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

The Crowne Plaza is just 12 miles from the Asheville Regional Airport, with direct flights to and from Atlanta, Charlotte, and Chicago International airports. Shuttle service is available between the resort and the airport.

Plan to extend your stay in North Carolina through the 4th and beyond so you can enjoy all the state has to offer: hiking, biking, rafting, and kayaking. View the artwork of potters, weavers and artists and visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or the famous Biltmore Chateau.

Make 2010 the year you decided to visit North Carolina – the state that produced Andrew Jackson, James Polk, Charles Karault, Hiram Rhoades Revels (first African-American member of the US Congress), Thomas Wolfe, award-winning movies, and the not to be forgotten Pepsi and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

More information on the conference, including the registration form and procedures for submitting presentation proposals, can be found on the conference website: www.asdreams.org/2010  Note that the deadline for submissions has been extended to December 15, 2009.


CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS – 2010 CONFERENCE
High quality proposals are invited, particularly those that explore the conference theme, “Bringing Dreams and Community Together.” We request that submissions fall into one of the following tracks: Research & Theory; Arts & Humanities; Culture & Anthropology; Education; Religion, Spirituality & Philosophy; Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Extraordinary, PSI & Lucid Dreams, and the Conference Theme: “Bringing Dreams and Community Together.”

Submission Categories include the following: Paper Presentations, Symposia, Panels, Workshops, Special Events or Major Presentations, Hot-off-the-Press, Poster Presentations and Morning Dream Groups. Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2009. Note that the Hot-off-the-Press and Poster Presentations may be submitted until 1 March 2010. If you have questions, please send them to submissions2010@asdreams.org

Approximately 25 CE credits will be offered for selectedcurtiss hoffman presentations during the four day conference. IASD is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IASD maintains responsibility for the program.

Hear more about the Call for Presentations from Program Chair, Curt Hoffman

CALL FOR IASD BOARD NOMINATIONS

The Nominations Committee requests all IASD members to provide it with recommendations of people to serve on next term's IASD Board of Directors (term begins July, 2010). The IASD Board performs a vital function in the overall running of IASD. Nominees should be members in good standing and willing to serve. Please send the nominating committee your recommendations ASAP.

The Nominations Committee consists of the following board meetingmembers: Vice-President (Chair), President, Past President and other active Board Directors with knowledge of IASD history and membership. This year the committee members are: Jody Grundy, Robert Waggoner, Olaf Gerlach Hansen, Rita Dwyer, David Kahn, Mark Blagrove and Kate Adams. Please send your suggestions to Jody Grundy, grundyj@fuse.net
 

IASD HOSTS MOST POPULAR PSIBERDREAMING CONFERENCE EVER

The 2009 PsiberDreaming Conference, "Magical, Mythical Dreams of Transformation," ended its two-week run onpsiberdreaming conference Sunday, October 11, with a read-only period for participants that ended October 26. This year's conference, more popular than ever, enrolled 200 participants to read and discuss papers and workshops presented by twenty six extraordinary presenters, as well as to participate in psi dreaming contests, the PsiberDreaming Art Gallery and real-time chats.

Proving the popularity of this annual conference, this year there were 47 new IASD members attending. These are people who became members of IASD between August 15 and October 1, 2009. In fact, a look at membership enrollment totals over the past few years indicates that September 2009 was the highest enrollment of new IASD members in one month ever.

Another remarkable increase in this year's PsiberDreaming Conference was a record sixty artists who submitted dream art to the PsiberDreaming Art Gallery. The Gallery, created by artist Laura Atkinson is still online at www.asdreams.org and open to the public. In another new development, conference presenters, most particularly the artists, advertised the conference on Facebook, Twitter and their blogs. IASD member Linda Mastrangelo devoted an entire column in her online blog for the San Francisco Examiner to the PsiberDreaming Gallery.

Conference participants and presenters came from 26 countries around the globe.

Many thanks goes to all of the conference presenters, participants and volunteers who made this conference possible, with a special thanks to the PsiberCore, working behind the scenes to insure a smooth operation and twenty-four hour a day technical response: Rita Dwyer, Jean Campbell, Richard Wilkerson, Ed Kellogg, Ruben Bailey, Janet Garrett, Pasquale Ourtaine, Laura Atkinson and Mary Pat Lynch.

There is some report that this conference can become addictive. Pasquale is already at work designing the theme for next year's conference forum. Would you like to make a prediction?


IT’S ALIVE! IASD RESEARCH COMMITTEE HAS BEEN REVIVED!

By Katja Valli

The IASD research committee has been dormant for several years. To revive it, a group of researchers attending the Chicago 2009 conference got together, and decided to bring the research committee back to life. The aims of the research committee are to facilitate discussion and cooperation between researchers, to attract both old IASD researchers and new young researchers to IASD research network, to open up possibilities for multidisciplinary dream research by encouraging people from related fields to attend IASD conferences and join the network. To sum up, we want to make IASD the first choice for the dream researchers of the world!

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The following people volunteered to form the research committee: Alfio Maggiolini, Mark Blagrove, Teresa DeCicco , Jayne Gackenbach , Ernest Hartmann, Caroline Horton, Robert Hoss, Tracey Kahan, David Kahn, Don Kuiken , Ming-Ni Lee, Ross Levin, Jennifer Parker, Michael Schredl, Katja Valli, Jennifer Windt, Antonio Zadra, Marco Zanasi, and Curt Hoffman as a consultant. Katja Valli was elected to chair the committee. If you wish to communicate with the committee, please e-mail Katja at katval@utu.fi

We also have a separate, general e-mailing list, not exclusively aimed at IASD members but rather all researchers and people interested in dream research. Basically, this general list is more of an information channel between the research committee and all researchers. If you want to join this list, please e-mail Katja at katval@utu.fi

What the research committee has achieved by now, and what is being planned and executed are:

1. We nominated and voted for possible research keynote speakers for the 2010 conference, and the most supported suggestion for 2010 keynote was Antonio Zadra, followed by David Foulkes, Michael Schredl and Ross Levin. Antonio Zadra will be contacted by the Program Committee, and we may see him on stage next year!

2. The Research Committee, together with the Program Committee, will organize a poster session in the 2010 conference. The poster session aims to facilitate submissions from students, and to provide an avenue for an informal get together where students and more experienced researchers as well as all conference folks can meet and discuss new research.

3. A small on-line mini-conference is planned for late 2010. The aim is to invite few specialists from a specific research area to give presentations, and organize discussions between the presenters and attendees. The topic proposed for the first mini-conference is dreaming as the simulation of the experience of presence, including topics such as the binding of dream percepts, the figurative form of dream "simulations," etc.

To conclude, the research committee is still getting organized, and its aims as well as the ways to achieve the aims are still developing. There is, however, plenty of enthusiasm working towards strengthening the role of research in IASD, attracting old and new researchers to join us, and in bringing research closer to other approaches to dreaming. You are welcome to join us!

EVERY DAY
BY STREPHON KAPLAN WILLIAMS

Everyday on the path I
stay
Everyday in every way

If I stray and I do
I must return to myself

I do God's will when
I focus on the true value of
the moment

I do my will when I am
confused

Everyday in every way
I choose the path
laid out for me

If it means dying
Then I am dying
If it means living
I always choose living

Every day in every way
I choose living over dying

I am not dying my living
I may be living my dying

Dying is more painful than
living
Most painful is not living
my living

Pain is the Life Force
Not flowing freely
Life is the Life Force
Flowing freely despite
obstacles

Love is the affirmation
Of all that is life

Purpose is the value
You direct your life
towards

Contrast the pain with
purpose
and you will live your life
With awareness and caring

Live your life without love
and purpose
and you die to what life
could be

Life and Love
Purpose and Awareness
Consciousness is All

Vaya con Dios, Strephon, may love and sweet dreams follow you wherever you are!


IASD MEMBERS IN THE MEDIA


Art Funkhouser has developed a deja art funkhouserexperience research website www.deja-experience-research.org It informs website visitors about various déjà experiences and gathers accounts of déjà vu experiences.


Gayle Delaney was interviewed on NBC’s Today Show on 9-24-09 by gayle delaneythe senior features article editor of Ladies Home Journal, who also interviewed Gayle on dreaming for the October issue of the Journal.
Ryan Hurd was interviewed for an article atryan hurd  PsychologyToday.com

Anne Hill Hosts “Dream Talk Radio”

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“Dream Talk Radio” is a weekly hour-long radio show focusing on dreams, consciousness, and culture. Broadcasting on KOWS 107.3 fm in Occidental, CA, host and IASD member, Anne Hill created the show in January 2008, to investigate what a dreaming culture might look like. Highlights include new research on sleep and dreams, as well as thought-provoking interviews with doctors, therapists, artists, authors, ministers, healers, dreamers, and thinkers.

Dream Talk Radio podcasts are now available for listening and download from Anne’s website http://www.dreamtalkradio.net or through the iTunes store http://bit.ly/2lIC4Z


Bill Domhoff interviewed bill domhoffon PBS

PBS will run a one-hour documentary on dreams Nov 24. IASD member Bill Domhoff was interviewed.


ARE YOU A SOCIAL NETWORKING BUTTERFLY: IASD MEMBERS ARE USING FACEBOOK

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Do you have a page on Facebook.com? Are you wisely, and generously, using it to advertise IASD events? Firstly, bless you. Secondly, please let Dream News know all about your Facebook page by emailing jacquie@asdreams.org

We’d love to promote your Facebook page along with your commitment to IASD in our December Dream News. Deadline to submit your Facebook information is 12-1-09.

IN MEMORIUM - IASD CO-FOUNDER
STREPHON KAPLAN-WILLIAMS

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By Rita Dwyer
Strephon-Kaplan Williams
Born New York April 2th 1934
Deceased Nijmegen October 22, 2009

“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”
This last bit of Strephon’s advice was printed on a memorial card given to those who attended a goodbye service for him following his death from lung cancer. The service was held on Tuesday, October 27 at the Rouwcentrum Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and was attended by his wife, Stefania Marian-Williams and a circle of friends, including IASD member Hermine Mensink. Together they closed the casket on the body of this ever so wise man who contributed far more than most people remember to the current growth in the study of dreams and practice of dreamwork, and to IASD itself.

Born to Oscar Williams, American’s leading poetry anthologist of the 50s and 60s, and Gene Derwood, a poet and painter, he received M.A. degrees in English Literature and Counseling Psychology. After ten years of training and leadership with the Guild for Psychological Studies in San Francisco, CA, with studies in Jungian psychology, he practiced as a Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in CA. He became chief therapist at St. George Homes, Inc. Berkeley, CA for four years, and trained there with Dorothea Romankiw, the second most important teacher in his life and his compassionate friend.

Ten years of intensive training followed at the Guild for Psychological Studies, under Dr. Elizabeth Boydan Howes, his greatest life teacher, analyst, friend and passionate journeyer through life, via Jungian psychology and a Records of the Historical Jesus teacher. He became licensed to practice psychotherapy and counseling in the State of California.

In 1977 he founded the first dreamwork training institute, the Jungian-Senoi Dreamwork Institute in Berkeley, CA. In 1978 he published through his own Journey Press, the first edition of the Jungian-Senoi Dreamwork Manual, the first comprehensive dreamwork manual ever published. It became a classic in the field and was a book that led me, as a personal dream appreciator wishing to understand my own dreams, to recognize the genius of the man behind the book.

Strephon wrote, “In 1980 I had my first year-long dreamwork training class for professionals and published the full revision of the Jungian-Senoi Dreamwork Manual, Journey Press. This was the first professional dreamwork training program not associated with any one psychology but based on methodology and results.”

He published Seedbursts and Transforming Childhood in 1987 and moved to England in 1988 to live and teach dreamwork there and in Europe. In 1991, he published the first Dream Cards ever (Simon and Schuster) which became a best seller at over 110,000 copies sold and they are still selling in some countries. The Dream Cards have hundreds of images taken from actual dreams which reflect their possible meanings and lessons using a Jungian approach to life as a hero(ine)’s journey. For me and some of the groups I led, they became an important tool of self-discovery and an experience of synchronicity. In 1991 The Elements of Dreamwork, Element Books, was also published in eight languages.

He wrote: “From 1989-2008 I have taught from one to four year dreamwork training programs in Britain, Netherlands, Norway and Romania, being perhaps the first major dreamwork trainer with a complete methodology, curriculum and standards for professionals who were certified by me. In 2003 I declared a separate branch of psychology, ‘Dreamwork Psychology,’ whose clear focus is on dreams and dreamwork methods for actualizing dreams, none of which are part of any one psychological approach.”

Of all the products of Strephon’s lifetime, perhaps the most important to us at IASD was his early dream to start an organization open to all that would focus on all forms of dreamwork, professional and personal. Strephon wrote: “In 1983-1984 I originated and convened the co-founders of the first international association for the study and appreciation of dreams and dreamwork, The Association for the Study of Dreams, now IASD. This was my stance that dreams and dreamwork should themselves be a separate field of human experience, defined and studied on its own. I have never been officially recognized for this, but it is definitely part of my biography!”
Co-founder Patricia Garfield wrote: “I do think it is only fair to Strephon and his honoring that it be acknowledged that he was the person who first called for a meeting among (us) four.” (Patricia Garfield, Gayle Delaney, Jeremy Taylor and Strephon who were later joined by Stephen LaBerge and John Van Damm, all of whom are considered by IASD’s historians to be IASD co-founders.)

“The initial meeting took place on Thursday, November 11, 1982. Strephon's idea for a national dream conference was an extension of a smaller conference he held called the Berkeley Dream Fest. We chose the name Dream Explorers International at that first meeting, based on a dream Jeremy had.” The name was subsequently changed before the first (1984) conference to the Association for the Study of Dreams.)

Jeremy Taylor recently wrote to me of Strephon, “Even before the founding of IASD, Strephon Kaplan Williams was a pioneer in applying archetypal insights and perspectives on dreams and dreaming to ‘lay’ efforts to work with dreams and understand them more deeply. He was also instrumental in helping several other Jungians and archetypalists toward overcoming the ‘chilling effect’ of Jung's stringent rejection of group exploration of dreams.

Like Jung himself, Strephon worked with a remarkably wide range of dreamers, including profoundly disturbed, institutionalized people - particularly the schizophrenic and autistic children and adolescents at Saint George Homes, Inc. Here there was a residential treatment program based on the clinical insights and practices of Carl Jung which operated for two decades based in Berkeley, under the astute leadership of founder/director Dorothea Romankiw. Strephon and I first met at Saint George, and it was from the relationship we forged there that he and I joined with Patricia Garfield and Gayle Delaney to found IASD. Those of us who knew him well are particularly saddened by his death and at the prospect of his absence from the on-going global conversation about dreams, dreaming, and our collective future as a species of dreamers.”

We learned of his fatal illness prior to our 2009 conference in Chicago where on opening night I hosted an IASD 25th Birthday/Anniversary Celebration briefly tracing IASD’s history by interviewing some of those who were at the first conference in 1984 and those who are currently in leadership positions with IASD. Strephon by then was too ill to attend though I had informed him of my plan, but Patricia Garfield spoke lovingly of him and his part in having his big dream come true, the creation of an international multidisplinary dream association open to all dreamers everywhere.

In discussing how we could send him a message of our thanks and support, Wendy Pannier had a perfect idea. Using a flip chart placed on an easel outside one of the main conference rooms, conference attendees were invited to write to him with colored pens and markers she provided, and they did—many, many messages of thanks to him for all he had done for dreams and dreamwork during his lifetime. The chart was rolled up like a scroll and mailed by ever-helpful Richard Wilkerson to Strephon in the Netherlands. We received a touching e-message from him expressing his great pleasure in reading the thanks and praise of those of us who knew him, but also those he had never met. The dream world will miss Strephon, but only his physical form. His spirit lives on in his work and in the example he has provided to all of us to follow our dreams.

Epilogue: Hermine Mensink went home with Stefania after the memorial services to find IASD’s flowers and expressions of sympathy to his wife and two daughters awaiting them. One of his daughters, Alison, had suggested that a favorite poem of Strephon’s, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas, be read at the memorial service, but this beautiful work was eclipsed by a poem written by Strephon which Stefania had printed on the back of his memorial card, thanking those who mourned with her. Hermine provided us with a copy of it. This, perhaps his last poem presents a clear picture of a strong but gentle man who embraced his pain, actively living his dying, and affirming the power of love.

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER
MEMBERSHIPS
 

September Memberships Total: 46

New Members: 29
Mrs. Jane Gutloff
Mrs. Naomi L. Zentmyer
Mrs. Lois Aubrey
Ms. Laura St. Claire
Ms. Lauri A. Hafvenstein
Ms. Kathy M. Fischer
Ms. Rebecca M. Hill
Ms. Avaidna Bickett Little
Mr. Mitchell Near
Ms. Mary Incremona
Ms. Jane L. Austin
Ms. Lisa Kelch
Dr. Takanari Tajiri
Mr. Bruce A. Blair
Ms. Diana Bevan
Dr. Lauralee F. Rechtshaffen
Ms. Harriet Diller
Mr. Darrell Revok
Ms. Mari-Ann Gibbs Rivers
Ms. Laurie Whipple
Ms. Louise Ostiguy
Anonymous: 8

Renewing Members: 17
Mrs. Angela DuPont
Ms. Peggy Coats
Sr. Mary Rogacion
Ms. Hallifridur Ragnheidardottir
Mr. David L. Kahn
Mr. Ryan Hurd
Ms. Rita A. Hildebrandt
Dr. Anne A. Hill
Ms. Diana Thompson
Ms. Mimi Pettibone
Dr. Deborah Waitley
Ms. Bonnie Lea Kyle
Mrs. Bonnie Mitsch
Prof. Antonio Zadra
Ms. Francoise Cloutier
Anonymous: 2


October Memberships Total: 29

New Members: 6
Mrs. Dorothy Panissidi
Dr. Christine M. Andrus
Ms. Kathleen G. Moyer
Ms. Jemma L. Clarke
Ms. Asha Sahni
Ms. Connie R. Meester

Renewing Members: 23
Mrs. Jill Y. Fischer
Ms. Line Salvesen
Mrs.Therezinha Moreira Leite
Dr. Robert Bosnak
Ms. Mara Zadnoff
Dr. Nicholas E. Brink
Dr. Barbara D’Amato
Mr. Peter G. Ribbens
Ms. Carolyn Cobb
Mr. Claude Desloges
Rev. Josesph R. Sedley, C.P.
Mr. Theodore Esser
Ms. Barbara Turner
Ms. Judy B. Gardiner
Ms. Connie Svob
Dr. Barrie Krakow
Prof. Tore Nielsen
Ms. Susan H. Stember
Dr. Jayne Gackenbach
Ms. Janet Pfunder
Mr. Shuhei Enomoto
Mr. John Corbett
Dr. Teresa L. DeCicco


MEMBERSHIP NEWS SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER 2009


SPOTLIGHT on Dreaming in the United Kingdom
By Kate Adams
UK Regional Representative & Member of IASD Board of Directors
dreaming in the UK

On a sunny autumnal day in September, The UK Dreams Forum (UKDF) gathered for a day-long meeting in the historic city of Durham in the north east of England. This was our most northerly meeting to date, hosted by Iain Edgar at the University of Durham and co-organized with Veronica Whitty. A group of 15 enthusiastic dreamers, including new members, from a range of backgrounds and with a range of interests, joined together. Hermine Mensink kindly travelled from the Netherlands to start our day by running a family constellation group which inspired us all and proved to be a particularly moving experience.

We then broke for a delicious lunch of what was described as “posh sandwiches” before hearing from Veronica about her valuable dream-work with women living on housing estates in the north east. Afterwards, Iain discussed his academic studies on dreams in Islam and the role of the night dream in the motivation and justification of Jihad. Both presentations attracted lively questions and discussion. Finally, the UKDF discussed plans for the next meeting and members shared their dream-related news. But the Dream Forum does not end when the timetable finishes, and those who were able to stay on enjoyed a very good meal in a local restaurant with lots of laughter and, of course, excellent company.

As always, the meeting was a tribute to the many people who take on varied voluntary roles to make these meetings work: presenters, organizers, publicists and those who participate. We aim to meet either once or twice a year, and move our locations around the country to enable access for those living in different areas. We await the next one – and the new members it will attract – with eager anticipation, as we reflect on how far the UK dreaming community has come in the last two years.


Translation Project: International Gateway to IASD
Go to the main IASD website homepage and follow the icons or this address: http://www.asdreams.org/languages/



Membership Map
Take a look at our exciting membership map where you will see additional info on events and other aspects of IASD posted in coming months. Here is the web address and the KEY:
Small blue pin = Member
Large Yellow pin = Regional Contact
hover over yellow pin, tells you short info about that Regional Contact
click on a yellow, get regional contact name(s) and email address
Green Large pin = IASD Sponsored events
membership map
Click on the NC one graphic linked to the 2010 website
http://www.asdreams.org/languages/membermap.htm



Regional 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

PsiberDreaming Conference Boost IASD Membership
Each year the Psiberdreaming Conference gets better and better and my best guess is that participants who’ve been with it since its inception will say “Magical, Mythical Dreams of Transformation," this year’s conference, was indeed tops. We’re delighted to announce that more than 47 new IASD members have joined via the PDC out of the 200 registered attendees. We extend a very warm welcome to each new member and you’ll be hearing from your Regional Representative soon.

Please feel free to contact me or Jeff Vovillia at any time with membership questions or concerns. If you would like to volunteer to work with the Membership Committee please let me know. We always welcome new volunteers. You are the future leaders of IASD and we want your energy, help and visions.
Jody Grundy, Membership Chair grundyj@fuse.net
Jeff Vovillia, Membership Assistant jallenvov@yahoo.com

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 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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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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