| Renew/Become a Member Volume 7, No.
In This Issue:
IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
WEB NEWS PLACE
Institute for Dream Studies, headed by Justina Lasley can be
viewed at www.DreamSynergy.org It offers articles, dream events and links to
NORTH CAROLINA TRIVIA
Did you know?
• North Carolina has the largest state-maintained
highway system in the nation. The system has 77,400 miles of roads.
• The first miniature golf course in America, the Lilliputian Golf Course, was
built in Pinehurst in 1916.
• At 6,684 feet, Mount Mitchell in western North Carolina is the highest peak
east of the Mississippi River.
• At 5,505 feet, Beech Mountain in Watauga County (pop. 36,952) lays claim to
being the highest incorporated community east of the Rockies.
There is much to see and do in North
Carolina. So be sure to include Cullowhee, North Carolina -- the site of IASD's
27th Annual Conference -- in your travel plans next year. And plan to come early
or stay longer and visit this beautiful state.
For more information on the conference, visit http://asdreams.org/2010 . We'll
see you there!
DEAR IASD MEMBERS
Time to begin thinking about IASD's 2010 conference and your submission of
paper, workshop, or special event. For a complete look at the 2010 Call for
Submissions go to asdreams.org/2010 where you will find a PDF file of the print
version of the Call for Submissions which was mailed this week.
All submissions must be filed online: tinyurl.com/8onwop
Please pass this invitation along to friends and colleagues.
See you soon in the mountains of North Carolina!
2010 Conference Host
The Setting Western Carolina
University lies in a scenic valley in the Appalachian mountains of Western North
Carolina – just 30 miles from the Appalachian Trail. When you are not dreaming,
enjoy award-winning hiking trails, world-class mountain biking trails, and
nearby whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Nantahala and Ocoee rivers. Visit
some of the many local potters, weavers, painters, and other artists and
craftspeople who flourish in these mountains. Take advantage of The Great Smoky
Mountain National Forest and Historic Downtown Asheville, home to the famous
Biltmore House, America’s largest home. Only 25 minutes from the campus you can
witness the 11,000 year-old indigenous Cherokee tradition.
NEW BOOK INVESTIGATES PRODROMAL DREAMING
The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion: How Feelings Link the Brain, the
Body, and the Sixth Sense. Authors Michael Jawer and Marc Micozzi, MD, PhD
The subject of prodromal dreaming – information about the body relayed to the
conscious mind – is given a twist in a new book entitled The Spiritual Anatomy
of Emotion: How Feelings Link the Brain, the Body, and the Sixth Sense. Authors
Michael Jawer and Marc Micozzi, MD, PhD hypothesize that prodromal dreaming
might not only be operative within an individual (e.g., becoming aware of an
imminent illness within one’s own body) but could operate between individuals –
and across normal space/time boundaries – due to strong emotion on the part of a
“sender” and a dissociated state on the part of a “receiver.” Numerous examples
are provided of how this form of unconscious telepathy might (and presumably
does) work. IASD members familiar with the work of Robert Van de Castle will
appreciate the approach while perhaps apprehending something new in the emphasis
on emotion and the bodymind energy it harnesses.
More generally, the book posits that a variety of anomalous perceptions as well
as environmental sensitivities have a common basis in the way the body and brain
process feeling. The neurobiology of emotion provides a framework for the
exploration of these extraordinary sensitivities. The authors have previously
documented an apparent overlap between anomalous perceptions and various
physical sensitivities, e.g., allergies, migraine headache, chronic pain and
fatigue, synesthesia, PTSD, and unusual sensitivity to light, sound and smell.
The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion explains what the overlap might mean, i.e., how
it sheds light on the development of the self and the foundational role of
sentience in shaping our cognitions, memories, and dreams.
The book features a Foreword by Larry Dossey, MD and an endorsement by Stanley
Krippner, PhD. IASD members may well find the subject matter intriguing –
especially its treatment of psi dreams. More information is available at the
book's website, www.emotiongateway.com . The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion can be
obtained directly from the publisher, Park Street Press, or from a variety of
In This Issue:
PSIBERDREAMING ONLINE CONFERENCE:
9-27- 09 TO 10 11-09
IASD HISTORIC "FLY BY" PRESENTATION ONLINE IN PDF VERSION DURING PSIBERDREAMING
CONSCIOUSNESS EXPERT DR. CHARLES TART TALKS ABOUT THE END OF MATERIALISM AT
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS – 2010 CONFERENCE
MEMBERSHIP NEWS SEPTEMBER 2009
Also in this issue:
MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
WEB NEWS PLACE
IASD MEMBERS IN THE MEDIA
MORE TRIVIA FROM NORTH CAROLINA
DREAMS AND DREAMING IN THE MEDIA
PSIBERDREAMING CONFERENCE PROVIDES THE PERFECT INCENTIVE FOR JOINING IASD
Where can one find a conference totally focused on
the most current theories about the nature of dreams? A conference which allows
time for questions, and conversations with presenters? Where can one find
mind-challenging dream contests with global participation? Or wander through a
gallery of exquisite dream art?
And do it all in pajamas?
Dr. Charles Tart
Rev. Jeremy Taylor
We want you to enjoy yourself! Register NOW for
the International Association for the Study of Dreams 2009 PsiberDreaming Online
Conference. Join Co-Hosts Jean Campbell and Rita Dwyer from Sunday, September 27
through Sunday, October 11, 2009 for Magical, Mythical Dreams of Transformation.
An international cast of experts, this year including Charles Tart, PhD; Stanley
Krippner, PhD; Robert Moss; Deborah Koff-Chapin, Paco Mitchell and the Rev.
Jeremy Taylor as Keynote Presenters, will provide papers and workshops for
And where can anyone find such a deal as a two-week intensive conference for
only $40 for IASD Members; $45 for nonmembers; and $35 for students with valid
Wouldn't you like to invite your friends?
All individuals who join IASD as members for the first time between August 15
and October 1, 2009 will receive a free pass to the PsiberDreaming Conference,
and a firsthand look at why IASD is the most popular dream organization in the
world. They'll also receive for a year's worth of IASD's publications and news,
and reduced rates at other IASD events.
"FLY BY" PRESENTATION ONLINE IN PDF VERSION DURING PSIBERDREAMING CONFERENCE
WHERE'S WALDO? Probably not at the PDC Conference, but you
might find your picture and/or those of your IASD friends, supporters, officers
and board members, volunteers, presenters and conference attendees in my Photo
FlyBy marking the beginning of IASD's celebration of 25 years as an incorporated
non-profit association. Shown first at our annual IASD Membership Meeting in
Montreal in 2008, it is back by popular demand for anytime viewing at our 2009
PsiberDreaming Conference. This is an informal visual history of IASD as shown
in personal photos that I have collected over the years as a Founding Life
Member and attendee at all of our conferences, as well as gatherings, such as
board and regional meetings.
The joyous spirit of working, learning and playing together makes for a big
happy family as you'll see in this PowerPoint Presentation created with the help
of member, Liz Diaz. After viewing it, we'd like to have you answer this
HAS YOUR LIFE, WAKING AND DREAMING, BEEN TRANSFORMED BY IASD, AND IF SO, HOW? To
answer this question online at the PsiberDreaming Conference, it will be
necessary to register at www.asdreams.org/psi2009
CONSCIOUSNESS EXPERT DR. CHARLES TART TALKS ABOUT THE END
OF MATERIALISM AT PSIBERDREAMING 2009
My three days at the PsiberDreaming Conference
will be devoted to a discussion of my new book, "The End of Materialism: How
Evidence of the Paranormal is Bringing Science and Spirit Together." I'm not
going to present new material, but respond to questions and comments about that
material. The discussion may be somewhat interesting if you haven't read the
book but try to figure it out from the comments, but it will be an awful lot
more sensible if you've read the book! You can order it from Amazon. In case
you're wondering why I think so much of it - three years to write it, 50+ years
to prepare to write it - it's basic theme is that the too widespread belief that
science has somehow "proven" that all spirituality is inherent nonsense is bad
science, it's a dogmatic philosophy of what I call Dismissive Materialism,
masquerading as science. What the actual scientific research shows is that it's
reasonable to be both scientific and spiritual in your outlook. Of course
there's lots of nonsense scattered around, that's true of any area of human
activity, so you need to keep discriminating, but it's not inherently stupid or
neurotic to be interested in the spiritual or have spiritual experiences - like
revelatory dreams, for example.
Wondering if the book will interest you? Here's a link to several pages from its
introduction summarizing what it's about - although it's the details that get
really interesting, of course.
This article is continued online
by clicking here:
Charles Tart's book The End of Materialism can be found on Amazon.com
The future belongs to people who believe in the
beauty of their dreams.
IASD AND MEMBERS
IN THE MEDIA
IASD PRESIDENT, ROBERT WAGGONER INTERVIEWED ON IOWA
By "popular demand," Iowa Public Radio invited Robert Waggoner back for another
one-hour presentation in August on lucid dreaming to talk about his new book,
Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self. The host of Iowa Public Radio's 'The
Exchange,' Ben Kieffer, mentioned that in Robert's first visit in May, the
switchboard lit up with people interested in telling their lucid dream stories
or asking questions. Robert spent time promoting IASD, during his hour on the
SOUTH AMERICAN MAGAZINE COLUMN ON DREAMS
Rosa Anwandter, Directora, Centro de Estudios Oníricos de Chile
writes a column on dreams for the magazine
Check it out!
CUTTING EDGE BRIAN RESEARCH LINKS LUCID DREAMING
Is dream therapy set for a comeback in mental health centers?
NPR's MORNING EDITION BROADCASTS STORY ON
SLEEPING AND WAKEFULNESS PATTERNS
There is a natural tendency of humans to have periods of wakefulness in
the middle of the night, bracketed by periods of sleep. To find out more:
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 30
November 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
The Call for Presentations can be found
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.
ROBERT MOSS’S BLOG AND
RADIO SHOW EXPLORES DREAMS
Robert Moss’ blog
where he converses with Judy Gardiner about Monte Ullman. Robert can also be heard discussing cosmic
dreaming on his radio show at
NEW CHILDREN’S DREAMS
visit The Dreams of Children go to:
To contact the website creator,
Denyse Beaude, Ph.D.
DREAMS AND DREAMING IN THE MEDIA
DO YOU DREAM OF A DREAM HOUSE ?
Then check out the following New York Times article:
New Members: 23
Mrs. Juna Albert
Dr. Jose Luis Valero
Ms. Delia Puiatti
Ms. Maria Carla Cernuto
Ms. Krista Sallop
Ms. Cathy M. Dempsey
Ms. Carla Blowey
Mrs. Jeanne Miller
Ms. Teresa Roche
Mrs. Sandra G. Conlen
Ms. Nancy Poole
Ms. Mary McGee
Ms. Diane Dyann
Mrs. Tonnie Pernille Albertus
Dr. Julijan Naskov
Mrs. Mooncy Wu
Dr. Luccia Rogers
Dr. Cynthia Krey
Ms. Atava Swiecicki
Ms. Cynthia Peterson
Renewing Members: 28
Dr. Scott & Ms. Kathy Sparrow
Dr. Harry Moody
Ms. Mimi Pettibone
Rev. Sven Hedenrud
Dr. Diane Jackson
Mr. Wolfgang Ronnefeldt
Mrs. Deborah Coupey
Mrs. April D. Woodward
Ms. Bambi Corso
Ms. Meg A. Pierce
Ms. Glenna Rossi
Mr. Don Middendorf
Mr. Chad Richard Kempel
Ms. Heather M. Peace
Dr. Charles Stewart
Ms. Mary S. Edwards
Dr. Fred J. Seligson
Mr. Ken Arenson
Ms. Colleen Majewski
Mr. Dean Clayton Edwards
Ms. Misa Tsuruta
Dr. Gillian Holloway
Ms. Lise Robillard
Dr. Jim Pagel
Ms. Jennifer Windt
Affiliate Member: 1
Laboratorio del Sogno
Contact: Dr. Armando D’Agostino
MEMBERSHIP NEWS SEPTEMBER
SPOTLIGHT on IASD AFFILIATES
This month we want to showcase our IASD Affiliates to acquaint you with them and
take a look at this growing area of IASD. What are Affiliates? This question and
related questions of why affiliate, who can become an Affiliate and what are the
terms and benefits of affiliation are spelled out on our webpage under
Membership: Affiliate Group Membership. For detailed answers to these questions
browse this website page: www.asdreams.org
But our purpose here is to give you a broad picture of Affiliates and how they
arose and function in our dream community. The IASD Board determined several
years ago that pooling forces with other organizations sharing our interests,
goals and ethics about dreams would strengthen IASD as well as the affiliated
groups. While many in IASD worked on formulating and implementing this idea,
strong leadership from the Danish and Dutch dream associations, especially by
Tjitske Wijngaard, resulted in clear guidelines and a process for this
development. The structure created by the Affiliates Committee was formally
accepted by the IASD Board. The Dutch group, Vereniging voor de Studie van
Dromen (VSD) and the Danish group Foreningen for Studiet af Drømme (FFSD,
translated as Danish Association for the Study of Dreams) became our first
Since the initiation of the Affiliate Membership in 2007 we have added four more
Israel: The Israeli Forum for the Study of Dreams & Dreaming, Tel Aviv, Israel
Italy: Laboratorio del Sogno ( Dream Laboratory), Milan, Italy
USA: School of Metaphysics, Windyville, Missouri, USA
USA: North of Eden, Montpelier, Vermont, USA
The recent uptick in IASD Affiliates reflects a growing interest by a number of
groups and so it seems timely to share this growth with our whole community.
Those approaching IASD to become Affiliates have decided that exchanging
information and activities is mutually beneficial and have been realizing some
of the “less tangible aspects of affiliation” as our website proposes. Here are
a few of those benefits:
• A regional or national organization may gain status by being affiliated to
IASD and as such may interest speakers and/or members they might otherwise not
• IASD becomes aware of the expertise developed in other countries and regions
than it has been in touch with so far.
• Research may be shared, articles exchanged and other information spread.
• IASD conference speakers may be invited to attend dream gatherings and
Let’s look at a couple of recent activity reports on two of our newer Affiliates
to illustrate how these possibilities are being realized.
Laurel Clark, contact for The School of Metaphysics in Windyville, MO, USA, met
IASD Board Chair Jean Campbell at the 2009 Earth Dreaming Conference in Chicago
and invited her to visit them and speak. So, on Saturday, September 5, Jean
traveled to the School of Metaphysics community farm and retreat center where
she met many dreamers associated with the school. She then presented a World
Dreams Peace Bridge workshop at a Pre-Peace Parliament Day hosted by S.O.M. This
exchange broadened the mutual exposure or our organizations and provided a
showcase for speaking and educating about dreams.
Laboratorio del Sogno, meaning Dream Laboratory, is the name of a very new
Affiliate organization represented by Dr. Armando D’Agostino of Milan, Italy.
When asked to describe his organization in his application for Affiliate status
Dr. D’Agostino answered:
Under their supervision, the core of our research group is
composed of myself, currently a resident in psychiatry, Ivan Limosani and Maria
Laura Manzone, two clinical psychiatrists who work for the Department. Thus far
we have opened many collaborations with other institutions and several students,
clinicians and full researchers have been involved in our projects, so we can
consider the enlarged group to be composed of 10 - 15 people across different
lines of research involving dreams.
As of September 2009 we will have a large room in a new outpatient unit of our
Department that will be used exclusively for dream research purposes. This will
quite simply be called "Laboratorio del Sogno", which means "Dream Laboratory",
so we can now communicate this name as official for our group: Dream Laboratory,
It is notable that the initial exploration of affiliation with IASD was begun a
year ago by this Italian dream group which only recently joined IASD. Some seeds
take a long time to sprout! But in this case, as in many others, it is easy to
see many past and future potential lines of exchange and development in the
study of dreams. Harry Bosma and Barbara Roukema have written about the Dutch
VSD in past E-News columns and we hope to hear from and about our other
Affiliates in future ones.
IASD Membership Chair
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: email@example.com
Jody Grundy, Membership Chair
Take a look at the exciting
membership map that Liz Diaz has created for all of us to enjoy and employ. It
is a dream come true, something we envisioned and started working on during the
Sonoma Conference of 2007. It shows the 35 countries in which our membership
lives, where we have Regional Reps, and IASD sponsored events. Kudos and thanks
to Liz for taking the initiative to literally put us on the map!
Here is the web address and the KEY:
Small blue pin = Member
Large Yellow pin = Regional Contact
Hover over yellow pin, get short descriptions 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 graphic linked to the 2010 website
Translation Project: International Gateway to IASD
Watch for two new languages to be
posted soon on the website: Finnish by Katya Valli; Dutch by Suzanne Wiltink.
We thank all the translators who have already given their time on this project.
Go to the main IASD website homepage and follow the icons or this address:
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