January  2013
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IASD Pledge Drive Continues Until End of January

IASD Board Hires Laura Atkinson to Full-Time Position

2013 Annual Conference: Virginia Beach, Virginia Announces:

Conference Art Exhibit Call For Entries

IASD Student Awards for Dream Related Research and Projects

Membership News

IASD Regional News You Can Use


Member Events Around the World

Members in the Media

Web News Place

Dream Time Toons!

December Memberships Total: 73

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



The IASD Board of Directors is happy to announce that Laura Atkinson will be hired into the full-time position of Multimedia and Web Resource Administrator beginning in January, 2013.

Laura, who has worked part-time on a contract basis for IASD for the past four years doing layout and web design, began as a volunteer in 2002 by participating in the earliest versions of the IASD PsiberDreaming Conference. Later, in 2009, she was hired part time to provide web design and other graphics-related skills. The current full-time position reflects IASD's growth in the area of Internet communications, as well as its growth in Membership.

Educated at Rhode Island School of Design, Laura is a photographer and graphic designer by trade. Her art has been shown in galleries and exhibits throughout New England. She has been featured and won awards in publications including WPRI News, The Providence Journal, Blooming Daily, The Journal of the Ozark Research Institute, and Spirit of Change Magazine, as well as dream-related exhibits and publications such as the annual IASD Art Show, Dream Network Journal, The Lucid Dream Exchange, Electric Dreams, and the Rocky Mountain Dream Journal. She created the format for the PsiberDreaming Art Gallery, which she managed until two years ago, when other work became more pressing.

What Laura brings to IASD extends beyond her art work into several areas of management. She has served as the director of a nonprofit community art center in Rhode Island, where she secured $100,000 of funding for operations and program expenditures via grant writing, along with curating monthly art exhibitions promoting New England artists. In her work with the Dean of Instructions Technology and Special Projects at Roger Williams University, she provided technical assistance to adjunct faculty members with the development of web-based learning courses and conducted training sessions for the Blackboard Learning System. For five years she was the Senior Computer and Network Services Support Specialist at Rhode Island School of Design. Her training in computer technology includes advanced training in the Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, Info Mapping, Blackboard and Registrar, Adobe Photoshop and Digital Photography.

Between 2001 and 2007, Laura received the following grants and awards: In 2001, the Liquitex Award for an art therapy project; in 2005, the Change Incorporated Captiva Award; and in 2007, both the Artists Fellowship New York Award and the George Sugarman Foundation Award.

Laura's skills will be a welcome, full-time addition to IASD.


IASD member, Craig Webb, gave three presentations about lucid dreaming, lucid living, and precognitive dreams to packed rooms in Costa Rica over the holidays, amidst a bit of SCUBA diving, surfing, and lucid dreaming of his own.


“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 www.journeyconferences.com
and a former Board Member of IASD.

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


Ann Sayre Wiseman is pleased to announce that she has just completed an illustrated book that combines a wide variety of dreamwork, guided imagery, creative problem solving, body work, and life mapping. Much of this work is material shared in workshops.

If you are interested in receiving a copy, please contact Ann at anssayre@aol.com or for more information see www.annsayrewiseman.com

Feedback and comments are welcome.



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 www.dreamsforthelistener.com 


David Greene
Francesco Ancona
Yvette Bourque
Barbara Gangemi
Laura Keller-Wolff
Elena Papavero
Maria Staatman
Pauline Jones
Timothy O’Connor
Anonymous 1

Ghazaal Bozorgmehr
Catherine Campaigne
Jean Campbell
Janet Garrett
Linda Mastrangelo
Al Moniz
Jennifer Parker
Walter Berry
Cindy Lubar Bishop
Joanne Bridges
Nicholas Brink
Layne Dalfen
Joseph De Koninck
Teresa DeCicco
Freya Diamond
Lauralee Flaherty
Art Funkhouser
Franklin Galvin
Christoph Gassmann
George Gillespie
Novella Hall
Lesley Hamlyn
Ernest Hartmann
Clara Hill
Juhani Kaariainen
Tracey Kahan
Judy Kaplan
Johanna King
Don Kuiken
Robert Kunzendorf
Gunhild Lorenzen
Montique Lortie-Lussier
Marcia Malory
Cassandra Matt
Jane Maxfield
Barbara Meier Faber
Jacques Montangero
Geoff Nelson
Sandra Olliges
Fred Olsen
Gina Pearlin
Stephen Potthoff
Pietro Rizzi
Diana Bumbergs
Barbara Sadak
Judith Saint –Laurent
Mohamed Salem
Beth Scanzani
Michael Tappan
Matthew Thomas
Deon van Zyl
Alma Verbunt
Mary Ziemer
Laurel Clark
Mostafa Dini
Kevin Dobbyn
Cynthia Edson
Andree Ostiguy
Carolyn Cobb
Robert Waggoner
Isaac Taitz
Anonymous 2


If you could have just one dream in the New Year, what would it be? Would it be for each and every dreamer on Earth to be given an opportunity to share in the understanding of dreams?

Here is your chance. Dreams do light up the night, as IASD has proven again and again. They enlighten us and light our way. Won't you share this opportunity with others?

The IASD 2012 Pledge Drive concludes at the end of January. Give generously now to celebrate the dream and celebrate the New Year.

Thank you so much for your dreaming!

Contribute now to IASD's 2012 Pledge Drive at http://asdreams.org/pledge2012/


The call for entries and access to the online entry form for the Virginia Beach conference art exhibit has been posted on the web site: http://www.asdreams.org/2013/call-for-dream-artwork/.

The last day we can accept entries is Friday, April 5, 2013 (midnight eastern US time).

Original art works about or inspired by dreams are welcome from anyone, whether or not they are IASD members or conference attendees. Once again, cash awards will be offered from among works chosen to be displayed at the conference. The top prize will be $1000.

We are pleased to welcome several artists from the Virginia Beach area who will be contributing to the success of this year’s show.

Donna Iona Drozda, author, educator, and owner of Wren House Studio in Virginia Beach, will be curating the show.

Two other local artists will be on the jury: Michael Reidy, Emerson College (England) alumnus; Director, McClees Galleries (Philadelphia, PA); and art advisor to the Association for Research and Enlightenment and Venture Inward magazine, and Stephen Swan, President of SoluGroup; Former Gallery Director, Riverside Mill; and founder/owner of Artifax in Virginia Beach and Norfolk.

We also welcome Monika Del Bosque from Thousand Oaks, California. Monika is the Pierce College Art Faculty and Gallery Director. She received her MFA from JFK University and was referred to us by Fariba Bogzaran.

Former Arts Committee chairs and exhibit curators, Richard Russo and Kim Vergil, will also be serving on the jury.

We are glad we can continue this valuable contribution to our conference and look forward to another exhibition of professional, high-quality dream-related art. You may direct your questions or comments to Robert Gongloff at roberto@asdreams.org

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.


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: http://asdreams.org/2013/callforstudent/

All participants must submit their presentations in electronic form, preferably through email to office@asdreams.org 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 office@asdreams.org. 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, Rao Xiao Bing, Beijing, China

Rao Xiao Bing, Beijing, China, recently finished producing a film entitled, “Knock, Knock,” based on one of his dreams. “Knock, Knock” is about a 7-year old Chinese boy who wakes up in his father's dream thinking he has caused his father's death. The film continues through a cycle of people related to the boy and their dreams within dreams. Below are Bing’s comments related to his process in making this film, which will be offered to several film festivals in 2013.

The creative process of "Knock, Knock" was inspired by some of the earlier European artists, like Picasso and Braque, who used "chance" as creative inspiration. I think my style of filmmaking is dream related, at least for now. I am always interested in communication and this short film is about starting conversations. “Knock, Knock,” in a strange way, is a reflection of Chinese modern history and a hint of prophecy. Obviously, all stimulations are received at a personal level (by me, in this case,) and dreams reflect personal experience but they can also tell a "truth" that is beyond a personal experience like the coincidences that happened while shooting the film. That is, the two locations found in Beijing, and the Bible props found both in New York (in English) and Canton (in Chinese) suggest a “truth”.

I shot “Knock, Knock” in a village about an hour’s drive north of Beijing. The "farmers" (they are not anymore, because the farm land was turned into many different uses but farming) of the village leased many houses to artists and allowed them to rebuild the old houses into whatever style the artist’s wished. Two courtyards, which were next door to each other, are of very different styles and exactly what I needed for the film; one traditional Chinese and the other, western. It seemed even the location for the film was set up for me to shoot there. Is it by chance? I don't know. I found whatever I needed was set up for me by some mysterious force and to learn how to recognize this force and keep it with me.

I can write a lot about why I delayed making the movie until many years after I had the dream. It had a lot to do with finding out what's behind the dream. I was surprised to find, when I had the film strung together, that I could read the images as sentences, like "She is cornered."

Are these dreams about a broken family of three in contemporary China, or they are about a broken China and its timid artists?

Many thanks to Rao Xiao Bing, Executive Producer of Beijing Talent International Film Co., for contributing to the IASD Membership News this month. Perhaps next year we may see his dream film at the IASD conference!

From Membership Chair,
Diane E. Greig, Ph.D.

If you are interested in contributing to the Membership News, please do not hesitate to contact me: degreig2002@yahoo.ca

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From Susan Benson, Regional Chair

An important update to regional news: The New England Regional Conference has been rescheduled. The Executive Board and the conference planners, in response to registrant feedback and concerns over inclement weather, have rescheduled the date for Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the same venue, Regis College, in the hope that this will attract more participants.

Those who registered for the original date of January 12 have been informed of the change and we hope that they will be able to attend at the new date. A big “thank you” to all the registrants who took advantage of early registration. We apologize for any inconvenience due to the rescheduling and hope that you will be able to participate.

The program remains the same. The regional conference will provide a great lead-in to the annual conference following in June, in Virginia Beach.
Keep watching this column for more updates about the individual presentations.

Regional Event Calendar 2013

New England, USA Regional: “The Creative Power of Dreams”
May 25, 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, teximus@comcast.net


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

Click for more information and a downloadable flyer





The third Colloque Régional de Montréal will be held April 13, 2013 at De Maisonneuve College. This IASD Eastern Canada Region Conference will be a one-day event held in French.

The Colloque will feature world renowned Jungian psychoanalyst and author, Guy Corneau and Tore Nielsen, professor at the Department of Psychiatry of Montréal University and Director of the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory. Ten other presenters, including six IASD members, will unfold various aspects of dreaming, dreams and dreamwork. The short presentations, directed at both the initiate and non-initiate, will illustrate how to tap the inexhaustible source of dreams to enrich one’s waking life and improve “well-being”.

The aim of the Montréal Regionals is threefold: 1° Sensitize the general public, Mr. and Ms. Toutlemonde, to dreams and their potential, 2° Make known the professional and material resources related to dreams and dreamwork in the region, 3° Promote IASD, its mission and activities.

The Colloque is organized by a committee composed of: Claude Desloges (Centre L’Arc-en-ciel), Yves Dubuc, Angela Dupont, Nicole Gratton (École internationale de Rêves) and Monique Séguin.


IASD is co-sponsoring a Regional Workshop Event with EFT Universe, an organization which provides education and training in Emotional Freedom Techniques. The workshop is planned for May 18 – 19, 2013 at the Airport Embassy Suites, San Francisco, California. Instructors will include Dawson Church (EFT Universe) Bob and Lynne Hoss (IASD) plus another to be announced. Participants will learn the science and psychology of dream and energy work and how to use EFT and the Dream To Freedom™ protocol for identifying and clearing emotional barriers to healing and closure. Details and registration will become available shortly on the IASD and EFT Universe websites.

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: dreamtracking@gmail.com or Diane E. Grieg at: deg66@me.com

For corrections or feedback on member contacts from Regional Reps, contact Claude Desloges (Regional Representative Eastern Canada) at: claude.desloges@videotron.ca

KID LUCID - By Al Moniz

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: IASD Dream-News Editor dreamnews@adreams.org    


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.

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.

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.

IASD holds no responsibility for the content or quality of non-sponsored IASD events
or individual member lectures, presentations, or workshops.

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