IASD Dream News
 Renew/Become a Member                                                                               Volume 7, No. 8

September 2009

  In This Issue:

Contact:
IASD Office
office@asdreams.org
209.724.0889

Dream-News Editor
jacquie@asdreams.org

IASD Member Events Around the World
IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD


WEB NEWS PLACE

Patricia Garfield, Ph.D.The Institute for Dream Studies, headed by Justina Lasley can be viewed at www.DreamSynergy.org It offers articles, dream events and links to broadcasts.


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
AND FRIENDS

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!

Robert Gongloff
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 online booksellers.

In This Issue:

PSIBERDREAMING ONLINE CONFERENCE:
9-27- 09 TO 10 11-09


IASD HISTORIC "FLY BY" PRESENTATION ONLINE IN PDF VERSION DURING PSIBERDREAMING CONFERENCE

CONSCIOUSNESS EXPERT DR. CHARLES TART TALKS ABOUT THE END OF MATERIALISM AT PSIBERDREAMING 2009

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

AUGUST MEMBERSHIPS

 

PSIBERDREAMING CONFERENCE PROVIDES THE PERFECT INCENTIVE FOR JOINING IASD

PsiberDreaming Conference 2009

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
Dr. Charles Tart

Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.
Stanley Krippner

Robert Moss
Robert Moss


Deborah
Koff-Chapin

Rev. Jeremy Taylor
Rev. Jeremy Taylor

Paco Mitchell
Paco Mitchell

 

 

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 discussion.

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 ID?

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.

IASD HISTORIC "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 question:

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:
http://tinyurl.com/loa4w4 

Charles Tart's book The End of Materialism can be found on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/dp/ASIN/1572246456/iasd-20


The future belongs to people who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt 

 

 

 

IASD AND MEMBERS
IN THE MEDIA

IASD PRESIDENT, ROBERT WAGGONER INTERVIEWED ON IOWA RADIO

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 air.


SOUTH AMERICAN MAGAZINE COLUMN ON DREAMS

The Rosa Anwandter, Directora, Centro de Estudios Oníricos de Chile writes a column on dreams for the magazine www.icimag.cl 

Check it out!


CUTTING EDGE BRIAN RESEARCH LINKS LUCID DREAMING AND SCHIZOPHRENIA
Is dream therapy set for a comeback in mental health centers? http://tinyurl.com/kvn4uj


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:
http://tinyurl.com/lqvxtk

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 submissions2010@asdreams.org

The Call for Presentations can be found http://asdreams.org/2010/

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

Patricia Garfield, Ph.D.Check out 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 www.spiritualityhealth.com

 

 


NEW CHILDREN’S DREAMS WEBSITE

Patricia Garfield, Ph.D.To visit The Dreams of Children go to: www.thedreamsofchildren.com
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:

http://tinyurl.com/nm2tyz
 

AUGUST MEMBERSHIPS 

August Memberships
Total: 52

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
Anonymous: 3


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
Anonymous: 2

Affiliate Member: 1
Laboratorio del Sogno
Contact: Dr. Armando D’Agostino

 

 

MEMBERSHIP NEWS SEPTEMBER 2009
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 Affiliate members.

Since the initiation of the Affiliate Membership in 2007 we have added four more Affiliates:
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 reach.
• 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 conferences elsewhere.

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, Milan.”

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.

Jody Grundy
IASD Membership Chair

 

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 
Jody Grundy, Membership Chair

Membership Map

 

Membership Map

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

International Gateway to IASD

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: http://www.asdreams.org/languages/
 

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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