November  2012
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2013 Annual Conference: Virginia Beach, Virginia Announces:
Mark Blagrove Is Confirmed As Keynote Speaker

Two New Tracks Added To Conference Program

Other News:
PsiberDreaming Concludes Another Successful Conference

Call for IASD Board Nominations

IASD Student Awards for Dream Related Research and Projects

Membership News

IASD Regional News You Can Use

Dream Time Toons! and Kid Lucid


IASD Pledge Drive Celebrates Thirty Years Of Dreams

Member Events Around the World

Members in the Media

Web News Place

October Memberships Total: 33

IASD Office 

Linda H. Mastrangelo, Editor
Janet Garrett, Copy Editor
Laura Atkinson, Design and Layout
Richard Wilkerson, IASD Office Manager
Jean Campbell, Executive Committee Advisor
Robert P. Gongloff, Editorial Consultant


During the upcoming year, IASD will celebrate a birthday: thirty years of dream study, dream education, support of research and dream-related arts, and, most importantly, thirty years of companionship and growth.

In a few weeks, you will receive a post card reminder asking you to support programs and new developments with your Pledge to the growth of dreams. Please respond generously.

Due to your support for the past three years, proceeds from the annual IASD Pledge Drive have exceeded the expected goal of $10,000. This year, we hope you will wish this premiere dream organization in the world a Happy Birthday! by giving your much-welcomed financial support, and pushing these totals even farther. Pledge drive dollars provide Research Grant Awards, Student Awards, Art Awards, complimentary memberships for low-income volunteers, and conference scholarships.

IASD Pledge Drive 2012


On October 27, 2012, Jordi Borrās gave a lecture in Barcelona on dreams and healing in the context of a conference entitled "Psychoneuroendocrinology, the New Paradigm.” There were over 100 attendees who received with great interest information on the work done by IASD and some of its members including Wendy Pannier and Tallulah Lyons’ “Health Care Dream Work Project.”


The North of Eden Couples' Retreat, which will take place November 29 to December 2, 2012 at the North of Eden Retreat Center in northern Vermont, offers a tremendous opportunity to explore our most intimate relationships through the deep wisdom of the dream.

North of Eden founders and recently married partners, Marc Bregman and Christa Lancaster, work with each couple individually in the presence of the group. Partners’ dreams are explored together through the lens of intimacy, mutuality, and love.

Couples then continue their individual work privately with the guidance of North of Eden teachers. One of the most powerful aspects of the retreat is the opportunity to work new dreams that come as couples process the work they do each day.
A participant of a recent North of Eden Couples Retreat had this to say: I used to believe that the honeymoon of early love could not last. For myself, in my relationship, I am finding that as we keep doing our own work and the work in the couples retreat, we are becoming something ever more exciting.”

If you are ready to learn about your most intimate relationship in light of the guidance of the unconscious, as it arises in your own dreams, please contact Annie Wattles to inquire about this exciting upcoming retreat:  or 802-229-4786.

For more information about Archetypal Dreamwork:


On October 7, 2012 Jordi Borrās presented Volare, a comedy about dreams, at the Sitges International Film Festival - the number one film festival in the world. Volare is a combination comedy, thriller and fantasy film about seven people who study dreams and get together at a country house to share experiences. Jonah, a medical examiner who is new to the group, wakes up after the first night and finds a strange woman in his bed: the beautiful girl he had performed an autopsy on the day before! Borrās collaborated in writing the script with Yolanda García Serrano and the director, Joaquim Oristrell.


Cash prizes will be awarded next year by The iMAGE Project to the winners of two international competitions in writing and art.

Dreams for the Listener: An Adventure of the Heart calls on the awakening of dreams. Deadline, December 30, 2012.

For more information go to 


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Lucy Birmingham
Victoria Vlach
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Valentian Percivalle
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Latasha Day
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Donald Curran
Becky Day-Swain
Lauri Hafvenstein
Rita Hildebrandt
Harry Moody
Heather Keens
Mara Zadnoff
Kelly McGannon
Patti Allen
Laurie Greenberg
Ann Aswegan
Suzanne Saldarini
Nigel Hamilton
Judy Gardiner
Benjamin Hammett
Shuhei Enomoto
Peter Ribbens
Antonio Zadra
Nancy Weiss
Seajay Crosson
Bruce Blair
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Brenda Ferrimani
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IASD is excited to announce that Mark Blagrove has been confirmed as the new research keynote speaker for the 2013 annual conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Blagrove studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and is currently Professor of Psychology at Swansea University, Wales. Over many years his sleep laboratory has provided empirical evidence relevant to theories of the functions of sleep and dreaming.

Blagrove’s research includes the personality and cognitive characteristics of lucid dreamers, the relationship of nightmare frequency to psychopathology, and the relationship of dream content to waking life events. He has recently published papers on the dream-lag effect, which may provide evidence for a 7-day memory consolidation function of REM sleep and the importance of REM sleep to emotional memory consolidation.

His keynote address, “From Freud to Neuroscience,” will describe the empirical evidence behind current competing scientific views of the causes and consequences of dreaming, and identify precursors to these views in the work of Freud.


Mental Imagery

IASD is joining with the American Association for the Study of Mental Imagery (AASMI) to provide a track dedicated to presentations on various aspects of mental imagery, both this year and in future conferences. In particular, this track will explore the relationships between dream imagery and waking imagery. The AASMI will be preparing speakers and symposiums on the topic, but we also invite other proposals that may fit this theme.

Dreams and Health

The new Dreams and Health track relates to health, illness and physical conditions. We invite proposals related to dreams and cancer, death (hospice), alternative approaches to healing, acupuncture, and male and female physical issues such as age, pregnancy, miscarriage and arthritis.


The Venue • Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center is located on the beach at 2800 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia with sweeping views of the Cape Henry bay. The hotel provides complimentary bicycles, a fully-equipped health club, pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and a professional massage service. Located less than a mile from a wildlife sanctuary at First Landing State Park, your experience will include cypress swamp, salt marsh, maritime forest, freshwater wetlands and dunes, as well as the bay shoreline.

The Conference will feature three world-renowned keynote speakers, over 160 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, the Dream Art Exhibition and reception, a Dream Hike, the annual Dream Telepathy Contest, the ever popular costume Dream Ball, and other fun special events appropriate to the beachside location.

Submissions • High quality proposals are invited addressing any of the following tracks: Research and Theory; Arts and Humanities; Culture and Anthropology; Education; Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy; Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreams; Mental Imagery; Dreams and Healing (new tracks this year); and especially the Dream Castles conference theme.

Submission Categories include: Paper Presentations; Symposia; Panels; Workshops; Special Events or Major Presentations; Morning Dream Groups; and Research Hot-off-the-Press and Poster Papers. All submissions must be made online.

Deadline for submissions is 15 December 2012
(1 March 2013 for Hot-off-the-Press and Poster Sessions)

Go to for submission instructions

2013 Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is one of only a few masters of the Bön Dzogchen tradition presently living in the West. Tenzin Rinpoche is founder of the Ligmincha Institute near Charlottesville, Virginia, and is author of The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep.

Kevin Todeschi is the Executive Director and CEO of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment and Atlantic University. Author of twenty books and a nationally recognized resource on the interpretation of dreams and symbols, Kevin has taught thousands of students the art of dream interpretation.

Mark Blagrove studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and is now Professor of Psychology at Swansea University, Wales. His sleep laboratory has over many years provided empirical evidence relevant to theories of the function of sleep and of dreaming.


This year's eleventh annual PsiberDreaming Conference, "The Eleventh Dimension," closed its doors on October 7 with a ‘read-only’ period that gave access to the forum until the end of October. However, while sharing dreams around the fire at the Outer Inn, participants concluded that they would be willing to stay on forever.

The popular online event hosted 217 participants from over 20 countries this year. Thirty-three of these were new IASD members who received attendance as a bonus for joining IASD between August 15 and the final day of the conference.

Audience participation on the PsiberDreaming forum was greater than ever this year as Psi Contest King, Ed Kellogg, introduced Joy Fatooh's new Group Remote Viewing Game: a "contest" based on cooperation among participants rather than actual competition. Results from this unique game, which produced results considerably higher than statistical norms, will be published in IASD's magazine, DreamTime.

Plans are already being made for PsiberDreaming 2013. If you are interested in presenting a paper or joining in as a conference volunteer, contact Host, Jean Campbell at


The IASD Nominating Committee is soliciting recommendations for members to serve on the Board of Directors for the term beginning in July 2013. Nominees should be members in good standing who are willing to serve. Please send your recommendations to Katja Valli, Nominating Committee Chair, at:  by December 31, 2012.


We are pleased to announce that the anonymous donor who has generously provided funding for the Student Research Award for the past seven years has graciously agreed to provide matching funds for the 2013 competition! The IASD board of trustees will provide the balance of funds.

As in previous years, there will be two $500 awards. The first is for the best student submission of original scientific research on dreams and dreaming. The second is for the best submission of original historical, literary, artistic, or theoretical research. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to submit papers. Please view the following for additional details:

All participants must submit their presentations in electronic form, preferably through email to or if necessary by mailing the files, copied to a CD or a DVD, to the IASD office by March 15, 2013.

IASD-Student Research
1672 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 USA
Mark on any mailed box "OK to leave on porch."

Text submissions must not exceed 6,000 words. Participants should submit text in MS Word, and artwork in .jpg, .tif, or .pdf formats.

Participants may also electronically submit videos in AVI formats, or music in MIDI or MPS formats. In the case of papers with multiple authors – in terms of the ideas presented as well as the description of the results – the contestant must indicate clearly, in either the text of the paper or in an accompanying letter, what portions are the submitter’s work.

Submissions must include a copy of your student ID. Alternatively, you can fax a copy to the IASD Office at 1-209-724-0889, or scan and email an attachment to Include a note or cover letter that this is for the IASD Student Research Award. Participants must specify which of the two awards they are applying for.

Winners will be announced at the IASD annual conference, which will be held at the Virginia Beach Resort & Conference Center, Virginia Beach, VA, June 21 - 25, during the General Membership Meeting. Check the schedule of conference events to find out the exact date and time.

Curtiss Hoffman
Student Research Awards Chair


From Membership Chair, Diane E. Greig

Recent quarterly findings indicate that membership has surged to over 700 this year (up from about 600 last year), continuing the upward trend from the last three years. This steady growth in membership is not only due to the Membership Committee’s endeavors, but also to the efforts of numerous volunteers in various committees. The annual conference with its media coverage, the PsiberDreaming conference, and three regional conferences brought in new members this year. In addition, IASD social networking sites and the new IASD brochure-invite increased membership. If you know someone who might enjoy the many facets of IASD, please encourage them to join. Knowledge and creativity are discovered in a diverse and growing population!

If you are interested in contributing to the Membership News, please do not hesitate to contact me:

Be sure to join our Facebook group page. We have 625 friends and growing! In addition, let your Facebook friends know about IASD’s fan page (with 1289 Likes), and its website. Also, check out IASD’s new page on Google+.

4th IASD European Regional Conference:
The Dream Connection Post Conference Report

The September 7-9, 2012 conference took place in a haze of sunshine in the beautiful city of Bern, Switzerland, home to the artist Paul Klee (1879-1940). Presenters from 14 countries delivered 26 papers and 8 workshops that explored the role of dreaming in the areas of psychiatry, phenomenology, neuroscience, art and more.

Keynote speakers included philosopher Thomas Metzinger, who raised questions about minimal phenomenal selfhood, OBEs and lucid dreams; psychoanalyst Ralf Binswanger, who outlined a new approach to Freudian dream theory; and psychotherapist Lutz Wittmann, who shared his work on post-traumatic nightmares and Image Rehearsal Therapy.

There was a lucid dreaming track that ranged from lucid dream induction to lucid art, and a track that looked at the continuity between waking and dreaming. Art Funkhouser and Mark Blagrove led morning dream groups, and the workshops that ran parallel to the paper presentations gave participants the opportunity to come together imaginatively and therapeutically while experimenting with different dreamwork techniques.

At meal times, participants could amble into the historic town Centre to enjoy the sun and the river views, and on Saturday night we shared a traditional Swiss Raclette.

A new dreamer was born just days before the conference - Jola Sun, whose arrival made her father’s job as conference host a little more complicated! Her birth seemed an auspicious symbol for the spirit of discovery that was present throughout The Dream Connection.

Congratulations to host Daniel Erlacher and members of the conference team who expertly orchestrated and brought together writers, philosophers, clinical therapists, artists and scientists to create a buzzing forum for the exchange of information and ideas about dreaming. It was an outstanding result of regional cooperation and continuing regional development which made this conference a success.

Thanks to Clare Johnson who submitted the conference report.  

Current and Upcoming Regional Events 2012-2013

New England, USA Regional: “The Creative Power of Dreams”
January 12, 2013, Regis College, Weston, MA. Host: Curtiss Hoffman

For millennia, creative people in all cultures have relied upon their dreams for inspiration. Come and celebrate the creative power of dreams at this one-day IASD regional conference! Keynote speakers are Deirdre Barrett, the author of The Committee of Sleep, and Ernest Hartmann, the author of The Nature and Functions of Dreaming. In addition, there will be a performance of excerpts from Curtiss Hoffman’s Gilgamesh Cantata, based on dream texts from C.G. Jung’s Red Book and using musical themes derived from dreams. Additional speakers will present papers on various aspects of dreaming and creativity.

Pre-registration will be available by late October, as well as a more complete listing of speakers and topics and transportation information for getting to Regis College. Registration will be $68 for IASD members, $78 for non-members, and $48 for students and those with limited incomes. This fee includes registration and a catered lunch.

Contact: Curtiss Hoffman,


The IASD Toronto Dreamers group will hold their next quarterly meeting on January 20, 2013. For further information contact Mara Zadnoff at


The third Montreal Regional Conference will be held on April 13, 2013 at Collčge de Maisonneuve Host: Claude Desloges. Program details to be announced.
Contact: Claude Desloges,

Regional Representatives Network

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 volunteer to become a Regional Representative, contact Susannah Benson at: or Diane E. Grieg at:

For corrections or feedback on member contacts from Regional Reps, contact Claude Desloges (Regional Representative Eastern Canada) at:

KID LUCID - By Al Moniz

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