| Renew/Become a Member Volume 7, No.
In This Issue:
IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
WEB NEWS PLACE
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.
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
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
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:
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 email@example.com This month's Dream Survey Focus: Dreams of US President Barack Obama.
DREAMING OF OBAMA LIVES ON THROUGH THE
Kelly Bulkeley is reviving the www.idreamofobama.com website, which carries forward the political dreams website founded in early 2008 by Sheila Heti
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.
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 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
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
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
Approximately 25 CE credits will be offered for selected 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
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
IASD HOSTS MOST POPULAR PSIBERDREAMING
The 2009 PsiberDreaming Conference, "Magical,
Mythical Dreams of Transformation," ended its two-week run on 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!
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
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
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!
BY STREPHON KAPLAN WILLIAMS
Everyday on the path I
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
I do my will when I am
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
Most painful is not living
Pain is the Life Force
Not flowing freely
Life is the Life Force
Flowing freely despite
Love is the affirmation
Of all that is life
Purpose is the value
You direct your life
Contrast the pain with
and you will live your life
With awareness and caring
Live your life without love
and you die to what life
Life and Love
Purpose and Awareness
Consciousness is All
Vaya con Dios, Strephon, may love and sweet dreams follow you wherever you are!
IN THE MEDIA
has developed a deja
experience 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
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
Anne Hill Hosts “Dream Talk Radio”
“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
Bill Domhoff interviewed
PBS will run a one-hour documentary on dreams Nov 24. IASD member Bill Domhoff
ARE YOU A SOCIAL NETWORKING BUTTERFLY: IASD MEMBERS ARE USING
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
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
By Rita Dwyer
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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:
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
Click on the NC one graphic linked to the 2010 website
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Jeff Vovillia, Membership Assistant
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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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