December  2012
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IASD Pledge Drive 2012

2013 Annual Conference: Virginia Beach, Virginia Announces:

Deadline For Conference Proposals is Approaching

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!


In Memoriam, Carol S. Rupprecht

Member Events Around the World

Members in the Media

Web News Place

Membership Totals

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


We honor the life and work of Carol S. Rupprecht who passed away on November 14, 2012. Carol was our seventh IASD President, serving in 1990-91. She was also senior editor of our journal, Dreaming. She had written widely in the field of dreams and literature and was the editor of two major books, The Dream and the Text and Feminist Archetypal Theory. She has left a legacy for dreamers worldwide.


Robert Waggoner, Graham Nicholls, and Michael Katz

IASD members Robert Waggoner and Mary Ziemer spoke on lucid dreams at the Royal Geographical Society in Londonat on Nov. 3 and 4. The conference was sponsored by the Gateways of the Mind group. Please visit


About 65 people attended a weekend workshop on November 17 and 18 in Bogota, Columbia at the Hotel Casa Dann Carlton on lucid dreaming, featuring Robert Waggoner. The hosts felt this event marked the first workshop ever on lucid dreaming (suenos lucidos) in Colombia. Click here for details. 



The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, CCPE, a charitable trust and one of the largest Transpersonal Training Centres in the UK, launched the DRI in September, 2012.

The DRI promotes research on dreams from the Transpersonal perspective, an approach that views dreams as key to physical, psychological and spiritual wholeness. As part of the CCPE, the DRI supports a synergy of research to advance our understanding of dreams.

Researchers at the DRI address such fundamental questions as the contribution of dreams to mental and physical health, the role of dreams and lucid dreams in psycho-spiritual transformation, the effectiveness of dream work in psychotherapy as well as the neurology of states of consciousness in dreams.

The DRI is housed within CCPE at Beauchamp Lodge, a six-story Regency building overlooking the Grand Union Canal at Little Venice, close to transport links on the Bakerloo line and Paddington Station, yet surrounded by the canal’s still waters and residential area. Our facility offers a reflective and rejuvenating space for research.

Through the CCPE, the DRI runs professional courses and workshops on dreams. See  for more information on the DRI.


Many people express a particular passion for the winter retreat at North of Eden; an unequivocal YES that the deep stillness and cold of January is the perfect time to gather with others to enter the realm of dreams. At this time of year, Norris Mountain (just north of Eden, Vermont) is awash in winter light, animal tracks, and the profound silence the snow brings.

In our small groups of 10 to 12, with the help of other participants and the guidance of trained teachers, we enter our dreams through the dynamic process of String Work. This unique form of dream enactment invites us to experience the archetypal realm of our own dreams in our bodies and in the eternal moment. Many of us are forever changed by this experience.

Supported by warm fires, nurturing food, and the love and fierceness of teachers dedicated to their own dream journeys, we can be of single purpose– each of us to be The One. There is nothing we have to do but be held by the deep stillness of winter, by the power and safety of our groups, and by the singular intention of our dreams. We are invited to leave what Carl Jung called the “spirit of the times” for a few days and enter the “spirit of the depths” – that terrifying, beautiful, watery kingdom of the soul.

Click here for more information and to register


“Gathering of Men and Women Exploring Nighttime Dreams Together” led by Tom Lane takes place from 5:30 PM on Friday, January 18 to 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at a FIVE STAR retreat center near Greensboro in Stoneville, NC.

For anyone interested in learning the essential wisdom your dreams have come to tell you; discover their specific meanings for your own health and wholeness and enjoy a depth of camaraderie with other men and women.

Tom Lane, DMin is a Professional Dreamworker and Licensed Professional Counselor, founder of Journey Conferences and a former Board Member of IASD.

For more information, cost, financial concerns or to check availability, contact Tom at (336) 545-1200 or 


IASD board member Ryan Hurd has been invited to participate in an event with TEDMED, a multi-disciplinary community of innovators and leaders who share a common determination to create a better future in health and medicine. The event is called the Great Challenges program.

In mid-December, Ryan is joining five other innovators tackling the problem of sleep deprivation in the modern world. Unlike a live TED event, the Great Challenges program is all online. By taking questions from the public -- known as "crowdsourcing" -- Ryan and other members of the Sleep Team will make short video and audio responses to be shared for free on the web. Ryan, who is participating as a holistic health educator, welcomes all of the IASD community to participate, as well as share the event with your social media circles. Click for more information.


Professor Michael Schredl (University of Heidelberg, Germany) and Dr. Peter Widmer are looking for volunteers who remember their dreams and/or are working with their dreams in different settings (dream groups, psychotherapy, etc.), lucid dreamers, and also those who don’t remember their dreams, for a scientific research study with the Washington Sentence Completion Test (WSCT). The WSCT is a measure for Ego-development.

We aim to find out if there are significant differences in Ego-development between these different groups of people. The WSCT can be completed at your computer. Answers will be made anonymous and treated with the highest confidentially. If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail to: 


Stanley Krippner and Jacquie Lewis will be teaching a cohort of 15 Chinese students in the Dream Studies Certificate program at Saybrook University. They are looking for books on dreams / dreaming / dreamwork that have been translated into Chinese to use as textbooks.

If you have written such a book please contact Jacquie at 



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 is now extended to August 1, 2013!

For more information go to 


Georjean Machulis
Vera Kolpashchikova
Michelle van Dusseldorp
Kathleen Johnson
Oluwarotimi Lademo

Claude Desloges
John Corbett
Anne-Marie Gabella
Rosemary Gosselin
Merrill Hawkins
George Leute III
Paul Lippmann
Susan Lollis
Mary Pat Lynch
Carol Manning
Shirley McNeal
Cynthia Pearson
Glenna Rossi
Barbara Roukema-Koning
Line Salvesen
Beth Scanzani
Linda Schiller
Susan Stember
Alan Underwood
Katja Valli
Diana McKendree
Travis Wernet
Diane Greig
Michelle Carr
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Dreams Light Up the Night!

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.

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.

Contribute now to IASD's 2012 Pledge Drive at

DECEMBER 15, 2012

 The deadline for conference proposals is approaching. 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; the Dream Castles Conference theme and two new tracks: Mental Imagery and Dreams and Healing. Deadline is December 15, 2012. 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 (due March 1, 2013). All submissions must be made online at: 

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.

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.


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


IASD Member, Linda Mastrangelo, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

I have been on a dreamer’s path since childhood but felt alone in my dreaming experiences. I read voraciously on esoteric subjects but it was not until 2003, when I experienced a most curious dream, that the trajectory of my path began to show itself. In the dream, I was an exiled monk in the 1500’s shunned by my village and later welcomed at a holy sanctuary of alchemists. They assured me I was one of them and I had just “forgotten the ways.” I named this community of mystics “The Dreamers.”

Two years later, I began studying dreams more seriously with Justina Lasley at IDS and attended my first IASD conference – where I dressed up as that exiled monk, and where I did indeed find my tribe!

Another turning point at this time occurred when I also learned the mystical vocation of my great aunt. According to my father, my Zia was a dream worker and healer in her village in the region of Puglia, Italy. People would come from far and wide to discuss their dreams and she, in turn, would give them practical and spiritual guidance.

A whole new world opened up for me. I felt a deep validation for the first time in my life and, more importantly, a sense of community and soul’s calling.

Since then, I’ve made a commitment to bring dreamwork to those who don’t have access to this material. Through bereavement counseling, writing articles about dreams and speaking in front of a classroom of students, I’ve realized that people are hungry for this information and need support. I believe that by sharing our dream stories we are sharing the story of the Universe, something that is certainly much larger than ourselves.

In January, I will be collaborating with an integral health physician and some of her patients on how to work with dreams and will continue training interns at a hospice in the spring. My hope for 2013 is to finally finish my book, a culmination of years of direct dream experiences and research. I also look forward to the conference in Virginia Beach to be with my tribe again!

Thank you Linda Mastrangelo, IASD Board Member, for contributing to the Membership News this month, and for your work as its Editor!

Please check out Linda’s twitter feed: twitter@sfdreamexaminer to learn more about her dream knowledge, writing and artistic endeavors.

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+.

From Susan Benson, Regional Chair

As 2012 draws to a close, it is a good time to recap the year and say “thank you” to all the regional representatives and members who supported and contributed to the regional network in 2012. It has been an outstanding year with multiple regional events on offer and a growing regional network membership list that has expanded to 66 members.

Exciting new initiatives have taken place in Australia and Toronto, Canada. The Dreams and Imagination conference in Sydney was a 4-day event and a new regional initiative for Australia that attracted 100 participants and 4 new IASD members. In Toronto, a new group has formed and meets quarterly. The 4th European Conference in Berne was a very successful 2-day event. Other areas where events were on offer included Southern California, Montreal, and Chicago. Several regional network representatives offered workshops, participated in local community events and were interviewed.

Regional Event Calendar 2013

Looking ahead to 2013, the regional event calendar opens with the Boston, Massachusetts’ conference, The Creative Power of Dreams, hosted by Curtiss Hoffman. Full details of the program are given below. Reminder: Early bird registration closes December 15, 2012.

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 Collège 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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Submissions by IASD members should be e-mailed to the IASD Dream-News editor.

Please limit your articles to 200 words. The article title should be entirely in capital letters. Any article sub-headings should be in upper and lowercase. 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 as attachments. Do not imbed photos or logos in text.

The editor reserves the right to shorten and/or edit articles for clarity and to fit space restrictions.
Articles over 200 words may be heavily edited. IASD reserves the right to accept or reject any article.

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