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PSIBERDREAMING CONFERENCE 2011: PERSPECTIVES
ON LUCID DREAMING
• MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
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California, North Carolina, Vermont
Hello fellow dreamers,
As IASD’s new President, my purpose for this column is two-fold: First, I hope to keep you up to date on the latest news concerning projects and developments within the organization. Second, I want to offer you the opportunity to write to me with your ideas and suggestions for ways that the organization can best continue its mission of studying and providing education on dreams and dreaming.
Of course, IASD’s greatest accomplishment this year has been the wonderful conference at the Rolduc Monastery in The Netherlands. We owe special thanks to the organizers, presenters, artists … and the attendees who made the experience so meaningful.
IASD is growing and expanding its influence by leaps and bounds. Every day we join with new dream communities around the globe. And our involvement in social media is booming.
IASD depends on the service of many who donate volunteer time to spread the word and fulfill the many aspects of keeping this organization going. I encourage all of you who are not currently involved in service work for IASD to check out the committee list on the website to see what matches your skills and interests, and contact the committee chair(s).
The chairs of the various committees are working this month on updating their mission statements and procedures. We will include their brief committee mission statements on the website soon.
As I said, I welcome you to write to me and let me know your thoughts. I have a special email address for just this purpose: email@example.com
I am honored to join with you for another year of dream sharing and exploration. Best of dreams to all of you.
Robert P. Gongloff
Saturday, September 17th, 2011
At Marymount College
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Taylor , D.Min
Our dreams are manifestations of not only the physical world, but also our internal world. When we dream, the lines between these two realities blur. Dreams provide a creative plane in which to view our world and process change. As changes in our world take place, they affect our dreams -- just as when inner conflicts take place, they affect our outer world. In this one-day conference, we will explore how our dreams help us cope with these changes, how our internal perspectives can affect the course of change, and how we can work with our dreams to change our world. Our Keynote Speaker Jeremy Taylor, D.Min will be presenting on “Dreams: The Workshop of Evolution”.
Join us for a full day of workshops, panels, and presentations on various aspects of dreams including: lucid dreaming, clinical use, spirituality, cultural dreams in a time of crisis, and much, much more. CE units will be available.
Registration Website: http://asdreams.org/2011la/
For the latest information “Like us” on http://tinyurl.com/3z4ra9e
The World Congress of Psychotherapy, an event held every several years in different parts of the world, will take place August 24-28, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. This notable event, somewhat like an Olympics of Psychotherapy, will attract some 2000 participants. IASD will have a special presence at this event in the persons of Robbie Bosnak and Susannah Benson, who are closely allied with the Congress planners, including Dr. Tony Korner, Chair of World Dreaming 2011, 6th World Congress for Psychotherapy.
IASD has a special reserved slot of 90 minutes in this Congress. Dr. Deirdre Barrett, IASD’s invited guest lecturer, Robbie Bosnak and Susannah Benson will present and also be IASD’s representatives to this world audience. They will also use the opportunity to advertise a follow-up on IASD Regional in Sydney, Australia in April 2012, organized by Susannah Benson and her regional committee.
The IASD Board has expressed enthusiastic support for this Congress and IASD’s presence in it. For further information see the website link: http://www.wcp2011.org/
IASD conference abstracts will be, in addition to being posted on the IASD webpage, published as a supplement of the International Journal of Dream Research at www.ijodr.org
The Rolduc conference was a success, and we had a great research track. Thank you all for making it happen! The International Journal of Dream Research will again publish the conference abstracts, and this time all the abstracts, regardless of track, will be published (if the author has agreed to publication). Further, we are gradually proceeding towards having a researcher discussion board on the IASD website.
Meanwhile, Eva Murzyn has established a Facebook group, the Dream Research Exchange, as an avenue of communication for researchers. Please, join the group if you are on FB! If you are interested in becoming a Research Committee member or help in planning the research track in next year’s conference, please, contact Katja at
Research Committee chair
Susan Morgan is excited to announce her new website: MysticDreamCenter It is sleek and interactive. Go ahead and share a dream or two.
Journey Conferences are designed to further the conversation of Christianity and other faiths with psychology rooted in the work of Carl Gustav Jung in order to foster health and wholeness in ourselves and in our world. We promote the International Association for the Study of Dreams with a link on our site, as well as by spreading the word about IASD at our conferences and involving gifted IASD presenters in making presentations. Journey Conferences was founded in 2007 by Tom Lane, who has served on the IASD Board.
Please find below the latest news about the IASD Rolduc conference at The Blog of Dreams by Christine Riedel http://theblogofdreams.blogspirit.com/
In May, Stanley Krippner lectured on dreams and dreaming at several venues in Vienna, Austria, namely the Austrian Society for Parapsychology, the Sigmund Freud University, the Austrian Society for Literature, and the Austrian National Defense Academy. His topics included Dreaming and Creativity, Dream Telepathy, Post-Traumatic Disorder Nightmares, and Hypnotic-Like Effects in Shamanic Healing and Dream Rituals.
Who can keep up with Stan? In June, he lectured on the topic of post-traumatic nightmares at the Sigmund Freud Institute in Vienna. He contrasted PTSD nightmares with "scary dreams," noting that the latter serve adaptive purposes, such as downloading emotions. PTSD nightmares, however, are repetitive because the emotion is "stuck" and cannot get downloaded in the way that other emotionally-toned dreams can be processed.
Dream News editor, Jacquie Lewis, presented in June at Unity Church in Oak Park, IL. Participants learned about what happens in the brain when we dream, the various approaches to working with dreams, research on dreaming, theories about why we dream, and the myriad types of dreams people experience. Attendees were also given pointers on how to remember and record their dreams. In a second appearance Jacquie facilitated a dream workshop where individuals had the opportunity to experience group dreamwork, based on the Ullman method.
If you missed the IASD Conference in the Netherlands, you will
HELP US BUILD THE BUZZ FOR 2011!
Because IASD has made a special effort this year to expand its Social
Networking presence online, we would like your assistance in proving just
how networked we are. For all of you who have been asking us how to expand
awareness of IASD to the dreaming public, here's the answer.
WATCH THE PSIBERDREAMING 2011 WEBSITE FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Attention dreamers who would like to participate in the 10th Annual PsiberDreaming Art gallery.
We are inviting artists and non-artists, in an international open
call, to share their dream-inspired artwork in a virtual online gallery open
to PsiberDreaming online conference participants. This year’s PsiberDreaming
conference theme is “Perspectives on Lucid Dreaming.” We are especially
interested to see your dream-based artwork influenced by Lucid Dreaming.
The PsiberDreaming Art Gallery receives many visitors, and includes a forum
for registered artists and conference participants to view and discuss
submitted artwork and the dream inspiration. It is a huge hit for
participants and gallery visitors, drawing submissions from professional
artists to those who are making their first attempt in a new medium. Do join
us this year and share your creativity as we build a vibrant and educational
gallery that communicates perspectives of lucid dreaming. Please send .jpg
images (as separate files) and text to
for incorporation into the gallery. Early submissions are encouraged.
Spotlight on France
Dear blog friends,
We have been away from this blog too long and we often thought we should publish a little note to explain our prolonged absence. Now that we have a bit more time, we want to share with you the latest news concerning our work with dreams.
My presentation this year at the symposium of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) required a huge amount of preparation time. The first task, accomplished by Judith, was the translation of the French conference. I had to cut out many details of the text because I speak slower in English and I had to respect the allotted time at the IASD conference. But the most arduous work for me was to correct my thick French accent. Going over the text numerous times with Judith, my English teacher, finally helped me to manage it.
While all the required preparations before the Congress worried me a lot, I was comforted by a dream which told me that everything was OK.
The symposium took place during the last week of June in Kerkgrade, Netherlands, near the German border. The magnificent building is an old 11th century abbey called Rolduc, which has been converted into a hotel and conference center.
The four-day symposium was a real success thanks to IASD’s admirable Dutch organizing committee. There were approximately 150 presenters and co-presenters, who together with the attendees represented about 30 countries from around the world. Since this year’s theme was “Dreams and Cultural Diversity” every attendee could choose according to his own interests among the presentations from so many different cultures.
I had the pleasure of meeting with the American researcher Dr. Scott Sparrow, whose work guided me 35 years ago when I first started working with dreams.
Among so many interesting dream lovers, I met Layne Dalfen, a Canadian analyst, who, like me, explains dreams on her blog. It was also the ideal occasion to meet with Europeans who share the same passion for dreams. We will get together to pursue our common goal and spread the work with dreams. As members of the European chapter of the IASD, we have decided to initiate exchanges through Internet and a yearly meeting. Harry Bosma from Holland is our coordinator and has created a website for our exchanges.
As for myself, every morning from 8 to 9, I facilitated a dream group. Working with a participant’s dream, I showed how to use Delaney’s interview technique to find the meaning of the images.
As to my conference presentation, “Loving and Sexual Scenarios in Dreams,” some people said: “Interesting and funny !” I hope I invalidatedsome frequent prejudices linked to the interpretation of sexual images.
After those intensive days I had more work waiting for me upon my return. On the 8th of July I had been invited by a local radio network to participate in a night program from midnight to 6 in the morning. You heard me right. I spoke about dreams and I interpreted twelve dreams, live, submitted to me by listeners. I withstood it for 4-1/2 hours and then went home rather tired. It took me two days to recuperate!That night, while driving my car, guided by my GPS, I remembered with emotion a sentence I had heard in Rolduc: The most comprehensive navigational system and Internet explorer are found within yourself! That sentence was spoken by the business man Jan H. Kieft in his remarkable presentation, “The Road to Enlightenment according to my Dream.”
Christiane and Judith
In MemoriamWe have begun a tradition, at the Annual Conference, of recognizing recently deceased IASD members. In addition to that observance, we are instituting a regular policy of announcing the passing of any IASD member. Of course, we are not always aware when our members die, but we can certainly acknowledge their lives whenever we learn of their passing.
In the past month, IASD member––Christian Hallman—died unexpectedly. Here is the obituary that we received:
Hallman, Christian J., age 41 of Eagan, MN passed away unexpectedly June 6, 2011. Survived by his mother, Hien Hallman and father, Charles Hallman; brothers: John (Carrie), Graham (Betty), and James (Oanh); nieces and nephews: Madison, Eleanor, Wesley, and Miles; best friend and soul mate, Jen Fahrmann; treasured grandmother, Nguyen Thi Quet, as well as many other loving relatives and friends. Christian was a medically trained active duty Captain in the United States Army with more than 15 years of service, including a tour in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He enjoyed life and was a man of multiple passions & interests. He was a music connoisseur, beyond just being a well versed musician, he additionally utilized his musical-cultural knowledge as a filmmaker who had been working on a documentary, Big Kids of Mid-America, a comprehensive history about Twin Cities popular music and the North Country (Minnesota) in general. His compassion towards alternative psychology and healthcare was underscored by his commitment to Psionics, which he positively integrated into his military service, as well as civilian and personal life. Christian’s Psionics’ research has been published in various journals and peer reviews, he is currently pending publication of a much larger manuscript. In this field, he spoke at numerous seminars while gaining deserved respectfrom peers and students alike. He was a loyal Minnesota sports fan, regardless of which level, sex, or sport: high school, college and professional alike, he enthusiastically believed in the spirit of competition, fair play, graceful athleticism and the community celebration that followed victory. He ran track and field at Apple Valley High School where he helped his team earn a True State Track Title (1986), he additionally lettered as a member of the varsity soccer team (1986-87) before graduating in 1988. Christian pursued tertiary education with utmost curiosity and was a proud alumnus of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (1994). Up to his passing, Christian constantly sought off duty education and practiced his daily readings with friends, colleagues, and family, and served as a founding board member of the forthcoming Step Academy Charter School in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Above all, Christian was a beloved family member who genuinely initiated and reciprocated positive growth, was a profound friend to so many, dedicated military member, and a textbook symbol of eclecticism – the good, full life indeed. His contagious laughter is legendary; he could work a crowd and initiate sincere humor, yet trigger deep thought. Christian’s memory was an exceptionally sharp repository that spanned decades, back to his early childhood. We now return, with love, grace, dignity and passion, our treasured memories of Christian. Let us share and embrace his loss as a positive step towards humanity. Absit invidia, ad astra, in luca tua videmus lucem: Let ill will be absent, to the stars, in thy light we see light.
Membership InquiriesPlease feel free to contact Scott Sparrow or Jeff Vovillia at any time with membership questions or concerns. We always welcome new volunteers. You are the future leaders of IASD and we want your energy, help, and visions.
Scott Sparrow, Membership Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Vovillia, Membership Assistant: email@example.com
Regional RepresentativesPlease check the IASD website for up-to-date names and contact information for the regional representative in your area. The Regional Representative webpage is divided into regions, making your search more user-friendly.
If you do not have a regional rep for your area, consider volunteering to become one! You could serve an important networking role for IASD.
To become a regional rep, contact Scott Sparrow, Vice President and Membership Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join IASD's Facebook page and Visit Our New Fan PageBe sure to join our Facebook group page! We have 395 friends and growing!
Please let your Facebook friends know about IASD’s group page, fan page (with 742 Likes) as well as the IASD website. You can help us reach a lot of new people by taking a few minutes to post the urls of these three IASD sites on your Facebook page.
“Sailing on the Sea of Dreams,” June 22-26, 2012,
Doubletree Hotel at the Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, California
Grants are offered through a partnership between
IASD and the DreamScience foundation (DSF). Go to:
for instructions and submission forms.
Finally, there is a practical guide for the twenty-five million Americans who suffer from aviophobia, the fear of flying. Dr. Sandra Pollino’s new book, Flying Fear Free combines the professional expertise of a nurse, psychotherapist, performance coach and flight attendant, bringing a unique and successful approach to this pervasive dilemma. She devotes one entire chapter on dreamwork for fear of flying. Published by Self Help/Relationships, it will be available online and in bookstores in January 2012.
Bob Hoss was interviewed by the London Sunday Times regarding the latest research in dreams and dreaming. Bob discussed current research as well as some of the latest papers that were presented at the IASD conference at Rolduc in the Netherlands, during June.
Tune in Thursdays at 5 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel to listen to Dr. Marcia Emery talk about DREAM BASICS on the internet radio program, The Partnership of Intuition and Dreams. So far, Jean Campbell, Henry Reed and Robert Hoss have been interviewed. To tune in, go to www.voiceamerica.com See Marcia’s website www.drmarciaemery.com for the lineup of the next ten shows. Upcoming shows include:
“Extraordinary Dreams and Precognitive Dreams:” Guest, Stanley Krippner. August 11 “Experiments In Dream Telepathy:” Guests, Rita Dwyer and Bob Van De Castle. August 18 “The Intuitive Healer:” Guest, Francesca McCartney. August 25
Scientific American Honors Dreams:
Check out the "Science Behind Dreaming" article online at Scientific American magazine
IASD president, Robert Gongloff, was interviewed on the “Love To Know” website. He said he was happy to see that they did mention IASD at the end, which some media people forget to do. It’s also important to note that the interviewer found Robert on our Facebook page, indicating the continuing value of our involvement in social media. Check out the interview for yourself: http://tinyurl.com/3cwamdp
Patricia Garfield is pleased to report that the August 2011 issue of Woman's Day magazine contains an article on dreams that presents Garfield's types of Universal Dreams and interview material from some IASD members, as well as mentioning IASD. Other IASD notables mentioned in the article are: Deirdre Barrett, Gayle Delaney, Stanley Krippner and Tore Nielsen.
On June 1st, 2011, The Oregonian newspaper ran a front page piece “Exam Dream Never Loses Edge” that also cites IASD and describes Patricia Garfield's remarks on this common nightmare theme.
“From sleeping consciousness to waking life, dreams can help us create our life storylines” says the lead on a current article “Dreamlines” by IASD Chair of the Board, Jodine Grundy in A-Line Magazine, a new popular women’s print and online publication in Cincinnati, Ohio. See the article and link to IASD in the July online edition at: http://tinyurl.com/433wyhp
Mark Ian Barasch was interviewed in The August 2011 issue of The Sun magazine, a literary publication. The title of the article is “What Did You Dream Last Night: Mark Ian Barasch on What the Psyche is Trying to Tell Us.” Part of the article is available to read online at http://tinyurl.com/3cx445p
JUNE-JULY NEW MEMBERS: 17
Henriette Seiler Hansen
A. Carmen Tjon Kon Joe
JUNE-JULY RENEWING MEMBERS: 41
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