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VOLUME 9 / ISSUE 10
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In this issue:IASD ANNUAL CONFERENCE, JUNE 22-26, 2012,
DOUBLETREE HOTEL, BERKELEY, CA.
PSIBERDREAMING CONFERENCE 2011 MOST SUCCESSFUL EVER
MEMBERSHIP NEWS OCTOBER 2011
IASD 2011 PLEDGE DRIVE TO FOCUS ON WEBSITE UPGRADE
QUEBEC MEETS ALASKA IN MONTREAL
NEW YORK IASD REGIONAL CONFERENCE OPENS DOORS
IASD SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Also in this issue:
IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD - Click here
BANGALORE, INDIA, NORTH CAROLINA, VERMONT
I have a confession to make. I’m a dinosaur when it comes to social
networking. You have to realize, I was born before television. Our telephone
was a shared party line.
Wishing you the best of dreams.
STUDENT AWARD SUBMISSIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
Information about Student Awards submissions can be found on www.asdreams.org or call the IASD office at 209.724.0889. Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2012.
Janice Baylis. Ph.D. has received acclaim for her book DREAM DYNAMICS
and DECODING: Personal, Practical, Powerful, Messages (available at
Lucid Waking: Using Dreamwork Principles to Transform Your Everyday Life by
Zoé Newman. Lucid Waking invites readers to draw on dreamwork tools and
approaches to tap the insight and creative possibilities offered by the
waking dream of our everyday life.
Jordi Borras Garcia was interviewed for "Divendres," which is the afternoon magazine on TV3 (the main Catalan TV station) on October 3. Jordi covered a host of topics including: dream interpretation, the relationship between personality traits and dream content, common and most popular dreams, methods to improve dream recall, dream incubation, lucid dreaming and psi dreaming. To find out more about Jordi visit: www.mondesomnis.com
DREAMING: The Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams has been
restored to the Thomson Reuters ISI Social Citation Report, and will receive
a 2011 impact factor for the first time in several years after disappearing
from it in the transfer from publishing with Kluver to our present
publisher, American Psychological Association. DREAMING has been featured on
APA Publications Facebook page twice this fall, and they have been doing a
nice job of publicizing it and getting many subscribers outside IASD.
IASD 2012 Conference Planners Working Hard!
Jim Emery, Richard Wilkerson, Deb Coupey, Marcia Emery, Bob Hoss. Virtual call-in included Curt Hoffman, Robert Gongloff, Kim Vergil, Alan Siegel. Photo by Lynn Hoss.
IASD Members at Science and Non-duality Conference
Standing from left to right: Daniel Deslauriers, Jayne Gackenbach, Fariba Bogzaran, Lynne Levitan, Stephen LaBerge, Ted Esser. Sitting, from left, are: Scott Sparrow, Patricia Garfield, George Gillespie
Several IASDers were represented at the Pre-Conference for the Science and Nonduality Conference held at the Embassy Suites in San Rafael, California on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. Those pictured each gave an individual paper or held a workshop. Patricia Garfield led the closing ceremony with poetry and puppets.
Study Examines How Dreams Problem Solve
REM, not incubation, improves creativity by priming associative networks. You can retrieve the entire article PDF at National Academy of Sciences website
Dreams and Healing Study Needs Participants
Bhaskar Banerji would like to extend an invitation to all members of the IASD community. As part of his doctorate in Mind Body Medicine at Saybrook University he will be conducting a pilot quantitative study on dreams and health. The basic requirements include completing a dreamer and health profile form and then logging your dreams on-line for the next 30 days. Your participation will help determine new ways to prevent disease or to implement early intervention for more serious conditions, thus helping to shift the current system from one that focuses primarily on disease-care to one that is more pro-active and healthcare oriented.Click here.
To start, please complete the consent form. Additional instructions appear thereafter. All information is strictly confidential. If you wish to participate anonymously, he recommends creating and registering a fictitious email account. Please pass this along to anyone you think would be interested.
Dream Content Measured for First Time in Lucid Dreamers
Observations of the brain with near-infrared spectroscopy during dreaming produce provocative results. The dreams of lucid dream research participants reflect corresponding brain activity.Michael Czisch, research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry sums up research results, “Our dreams are therefore not a ‘sleep cinema’ in which we merely observe an event passively, but involve activity in the regions of the brain that are relevant to the dream content.” To read the entire article visit: http://tinyurl.com/3u6wtcf
Dreams Can Reflect Events From Prior Week
A paper by IASD board member,Mark Blagrove, on how the dream-lag effect occurs for REM dreams but not NREM stage 2 dreams has just been published in the journal PLoS ONE (Public Library of Science). All papers in PLoS ONE can be downloaded for free, so please click on the link below to read the paper. http://tinyurl.com/3fbnfbh
PLoS ONE is a very prestigious natural sciences journal. This paper was published in this open access journal so that a wide variety of people could read it, from researchers into the effects of sleep on memory consolidation, dream researchers, psychotherapists and researchers into the relationship between the brain and consciousness. The results were also presented at the IASD 2011 conference at Rolduc.
Join us at the annual IASD conference as we go SAILING
ON THE SEA OF DREAMS at the Doubletree Hotel, Berkeley Marina,
Berkeley, California. This 29th Annual IASD Conference will
feature three world-renowned keynote speakers, over 150
presenters from around the globe, plus a chance to network and
relax at our many evening receptions and social events
including: the dream art exhibition, the costume Dream Ball, the
annual Dream Telepathy Contest, and a sunset sail on the “sea of
dreams” - a special dessert cruise on the San Francisco Bay.
PSIBERDREAMING CONFERENCE 2011
Although I have hosted almost a decade of PsiberDreaming
Conferences for IASD, and (with the help of an immensely
talented crowd of volunteers)
have seen this online conference grow in scope and popularity
even beyond the vision we initially had, the most satisfying
thing for me about this year's conference was to hear
repeatedly: "Thank you for creating a safe space for us to talk
Thanks to all who participated,
Spotlight on Great Britain
I have been part of the IASD for many years and have accepted,
with gratitude, my new role as membership committee chair. By
profession, I am an academic psychologist and an active dream
researcher. I have been fortunate to write books on dreams and
to actively engage with various types of media to promote dream
work. I always mention The IASD with the hope of extending its
membership and this dream community. I would like to take this
opportunity to share my own journey with my dreams.
Call for IASD Board Nominations
The IASD nominating committee is soliciting recommendations for
members to serve on the board of directors for the term
beginning in July 2012. Nominees should be members in good
standing who are willing to serve. Please send your
recommendations to the Nominating Committee Chair, Scott
by December 31, 2011.
Please feel free to contact Jennifer Parker, 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.
Please 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 Jennifer Parker, email@example.com
Join IASD'S Facebook page and visit out new fan page
Be sure to join our Facebook group page! We have 416 friends and growing!
Please let your Facebook friends know about IASD’s group page, fan page (with 903 Likes) as well as its 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.
Refurbishing the IASD Website to better reflect exciting areas of growth
and change in the organization has been named as a major goal for
2012 by the IASD Board of Directors. So we are asking for your
On a recent sunny Sunday afternoon in Old Montreal, three members
of the Quebec IASD Regional Committee gathered at a “café-terrasse”
where they had the pleasure of welcoming
to Montreal an IASD member from Alaska: Dr. Stephen B. Parker, a
clinical and forensic psychologist. All had met a few years ago at an
annual IASD conference and had much to share particularly on the topic
of “dreams and dying.” The latest news Dr. Parker shared was the recent
publication of his book Heart Attack & Soul - In the Labyrinth of
Healing. This was of great interest to Angela Dupont and perhaps, more
so, for Monique Sequin and Nicole Grafton who published in 2009 Les rêves en fin de vie (End of life dreams). There was much rejoicing also
when Monique announced that the English version will go on sale in
Canada and the US in the next few weeks.
"Dreaming: The Doorway to Spiritual and Religious Insight", the Western New York (WNY) IASD Regional, co-sponsored by Daemen College and Ruachrest, was held at Daemen College on October 1, 2011. Its "dreaming-duo", Dr. Kelly Bulkeley and Rev. Jeremy Taylor did a wonderful job of captivating the attention of 71 registrants, which included several hospice employees (chaplains, doctors, administrators), social workers, ministers, students, nuns, psychologists, school administrators and educators, writers, as well as members of the Western New York Analytical Psychology Society.
Conference topics included: themes in religious dreaming around the world, practical advice for hospice professionals and other caregivers whose work involves them in the dying process, dreams as a spiritual practice, and the projective dreamwork process (just to name a few).
Several of the participants expressed an interest in hearing more about IASD. Needless to say, we're hoping to see a few more faces from WNY at next year's Berkeley Conference!
We had an enthusiastic response to the second IASD Southern California Regional Conference on “Dreams in a Changing World”. Sixty five participants and twenty presenters gathered on Marymount College campus overlooking the ocean on a beautiful sunny Saturday, September 17, 2011.
Jeremy Taylor delivered an inspiring keynote address to emphasize that
each of us actively support the evolution of consciousness by giving
attention to our dreams. Afterwards, participants selected from a rich
variety of workshops and panels ranging from Christian spirituality,
drawing the dream, synchronicity and Tarot as innovative approaches to
dream work, embodied imagination, lucid dreaming, chaos and complexity
theory, utilizing addicts’ dreams in recovery and listening to
collective dreams for guidance through turbulent times. Sheila Asato
came from Minneapolis to present about returning to Japan after the
earthquake where she integrated dreams and creative arts for
humanitarian aid with children and adults. Robert Hoss joined local
presenters on a panel for beginning dreamers; David Jenkins and Marcia
Emery also came from Northern California to present their work.
Additional presenters included Joy Fatooh, Sheri Kling and Leonard
Drawing on December 1, 2011
There is still time to win the Global Dream Peace Basket full of
international gifts valued at over $500, as the World Dreams Peace Bridge
celebrates its tenth anniversary of global dreaming for world peace.
SEPTEMBER NEW MEMBERS: 37
October New Members 15
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