February  2013
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IASD Pledge Drive 2012 Goes Over The Top!

2013 Annual Conference: Virginia Beach, Virginia Announces:

Two Special Invited Speakers Added To Conference Roster

AV Volunteer Positions Open

It's Not Too Early To Think About June Advertising!

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!

January Memberships Total: 46

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


Nicole Gratton presented a completely revised edition of her book L'Art de rêver at the Salon Santé Globale, held in Québec City, January 25-27. She also made two presentations on dreams and dreamwork which gave her the opportunity to invite the one hundred plus attendees to participate in the 3rd IASD Regional Conference to be held in Montréal, April 13, 2013.

For more information, please click here


How are your New Year's Dreams? Pay attention! You don't want to sleep through all the great ideas and wisdom available each night. Please join Justina Lasley in “Bringing Dreams to Life: An Avenue for Creative & Authentic Living” for the weekend of March 8 at the wonderful Springbank Retreat Center in Kingstree, South Carolina to help understand what in the world your dreams mean!

For more information, please click here


Last year’s workshop at The Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, was so successful that North of Eden Archetypal Dreamwork co-founders Christa Lancaster and Marc Bregman, and teachers Dorothy Korshak, Bill St. Cyr, and Susan Marie Scavo, were invited back to present two workshops this March; a weekend introductory workshop and a five-day intensive.

On March 1-3, the North of Eden team will lead an introductory workshop, Opening the Dream: The Journey to the Soul Through Archetypal Dreamwork. In the tradition of group process and gestalt work pioneered at Esalen by Fritz Perls and others, they will demonstrate how our dreams so lovingly and intelligently reveal both the roadblocks and the openings to living in the fullest expression of our souls. Participants will have an opportunity to witness and partake in String Work, a process akin to psychodrama that brings the dream to life in an immediate and physical way.

On March 3-8, a dreamwork intensive workshop, Dream Descent: Journey to the Soul – The Promise of Archetypal Dreamwork, will follow the introductory workshop. In this experiential workshop, participants will have the opportunity to delve deeply into their own and others’ dreams through String Work.

Join us for these exciting events on the beautiful California coast.

For more information about Esalen: www.esalen.org 

To register for the introductory workshop, March 1-3 click here

To register for the five-day intensive, March 3-8: click here


Two IASD Board members, Massimo Schinco and Jean Campbell, were highlighted recently in a feature article written for the Italian newspaper Brescia Oggi (Brescia Today) by reporter, Massimo Giuliani. Brescia is a town in Northern Italy with nearly 200,000 inhabitants.

The column, published on January 21, 2013, focused on how conversations on the Internet, dreams, and personal relationships can become intertwined. IASD Past President Jean Campbell's organization, The World Dreams Peace Bridge, was featured prominently in the article.

Here is the link to the column


Dr. Iain R. Edgar, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Durham University UK, gave an invited lecture on “Islam, Dreams and Jihad” at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs in Oslo, Norway on August 24, 2012. Following this presentation, he was interviewed for the main weekly culture and politics newspaper, Morgenbladet. His book, The Dream in Islam: from Qur'anic Tradition to Jihadist Inspiration was published by Berghahn Books, Oxford, in 2011.


Ann Sayre Wiseman's new book, SATISFY THE IMAGE, is a collection of illustrated stories that combines verbatim dialogue from dreamwork, guided imagery, creative problem solving, Body Mapping, and Life Mapping from her many workshops around the world. A free review copy is available for download.

Please contact or send reviews and comments to Publisher Handprint Press: handprint@cmug.com and to: ansayrewiseman@gmail.com or ansayre@aol.com 


IASD former past president, Jayne Gackenbach is asking for research participants who have ever been a first responder or volunteered as one and who, at least on occasion, play video games.

Click here is the link to the survey.

It may take up to an hour to fill out the survey so be sure you have the time to participate before you begin. If you know of any first responders who are not part of IASD please feel free to pass along this invitation to participate in the research.

For more information please contact: gackenbachj@macewan.ca 


Dr. Clare Johnson, a dream researcher and novelist, is currently writing a non-fiction book on the connection between dreams and creativity. She is looking for reports of dreams which have specifically led to creativity.

Your dream might be lucid, non-lucid, or an out-of-body experience. It might take place in a hypnogogic state or during sleepwalking, or in the ‘void’ of imageless dreaming. The important thing is that your dream has led to some form of creativity in the waking state, such as an idea for a new project, a new way of understanding a problem or situation, physical or psychological healing, or the creation of a piece of artwork, poetry, or music.

Please either write to http://www.clarejay.com/blog/  or email phdcasestudies@hotmail.com  with ‘Dreams and Creativity’ in the subject line and include a brief description of your dream and the way it helped you creatively.


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Elena Rossi
Marc Vandekee
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John Davidson
Louise Marchand
Evelyn Duesbury
Marilyn Mociun
Ronald Baireuther
Bob Cole
Nicole Gratton
Sylvia Green-Guenette
Tom Lane
Cynthia Sauln
Michael Schredl
Veronica Whitty
Daniel Erlacher
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Kate Adams
Margaret Bowater
Andrea Koch
Lynne Ehlers
Crescence Allen
Tereza McNamee
Regina Sestak
Christopher Sowton
Charlotte Galluccio
David Rivinus
Michael Zborowski
Annette Barber
Jan Hitchcock
Hussein Ali
Jayne Gackenbach
Karen Melady
Elena Sadalskaya
Yuuko Ootaka
Robert Gongloff
Umberto Barcaro
Michel Vidal-Naquet
Holly Redford
Nancy Grace
Robert Van de Castle
Bobbie Pimm
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Thanks to our ever-generous and supportive friends and membership, IASD has once again topped a dreamed-for goal of $10,000 in its once-per-year request for funds.

Without you, there would be no IASD and many of the dream-enhancing programs provided by IASD would not exist.

During the 2012 Pledge Drive, which ended January 31, 2013, a total of $10,822.00 was donated in half a dozen donor-selected categories:

Donations to Conference Scholarships were $2,008.50, allowing us to award a total of ten scholarships to students, presenters and others who need scholarship assistance in order to attend the annual conference. Inquiries about Conference Scholarships should be directed to Jean Campbell at jccampb@aol.com.  Scholarships for the 2013 Conference will be awarded in April.

Outreach and Online Activities received a total of $700 in donations. Work proceeds at the committee level on changes in the IASD website. Low-Income Memberships received donations of $583.50, allowing us to award nine Low-Income/Complementary memberships.

Both the IASD Research Grants Fund and the Student Awards Fund are supported by IASD Matched Funding. In both of these categories, the Board of IASD has voted to match whatever funds are raised through annual donations. This year, funds donated for Research Grants totaled $5,975.00 (matched to a total of $11,950.00); and Student Awards received $550 in donations (matched to a total of $1,100). More information on both of these programs can be found on the IASD website.

This year, IASD celebrates its thirtieth year of growth. Dreams Light Up the Night!


The Program Committee for this year’s conference at Virginia Beach is pleased to announce the addition of two invited speakers to the program.

Matthew Wilson, PhD comes to us from MIT where he is currently the Sherman Fairchild Professor of Neuroscience and Associate Director of the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory. In his talk, “Hippocampal Memory Reactivation in Awake and Sleep States,” he will discuss the involvement of sleep rhythms in coordinating interactions between brain systems during memory reactivation. He will also describe recent results demonstrating the ability to influence dream content with implications for directed memory processing during sleep.

Eben Alexander, MD has received much attention in current media because of his revelation concerning life after death following his own near-death experience. Raymond Moody said that Eben Alexander’s experience was the most astounding he has heard “in more than four decades examining this phenomenon.” Dr. Alexander will provide us with a unique perspective on consciousness and the relationship with dreams. His book, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, has been on the New York Times bestseller list for the past 13 weeks.

We look forward to these unique and thought-provoking presentations.


There are a few volunteer positions open for Audio/Visual support volunteers. The position principally involves helping presenters put their presentations on the PC before the session (drag drop from thumb drive), clip on microphones, and notify hotel support or the recording tech if something is not working. Volunteers receive the conference for $50 once their duties are complete. To apply, please visit the conference website, read the instructions and fill out the online form.


Highlight your presence at the 2013 IASD Conference by advertising in the annual conference program.

The annual conference program is handed out to every attendee at the IASD Conference and contains key information on events, schedule of sessions, workshops, and much more. Attendees constantly refer to the program onsite and hold onto it for future reference, generating multiple impressions for advertisers. Not all conference attendees are IASD members, so advertising in the conference program increases your exposure.

IASD Member Discount

Do you have a product or business to promote? Do you host a dream group? Are you an artist who would like to reach out to an international audience? Do you offer ongoing workshops? IASD currently boasts more than 90 published authors among its members. Was your ad included? If not, don’t get left out again this year. You can provide us with camera-ready artwork or, for a nominal fee, we will create your ad for you using one of several templates that have been designed.

Special Virginia Beach Section

There will be a special section reserved to promote Virginia Beach services, restaurants, and businesses. If you are a business within a 25 mile radius of the conference site, your ad will be placed in this special VA BEACH section.
For rate sheet, ad specs, and payment options, please visit: http://www.asdreams.org/2013/buy-a-program-ad/ 

Materials deadline is May 10, 2013.


Entries for the juried art show at the Virginia Beach conference are coming in, so don’t miss your chance to display your art and compete for that top prize of $1000.

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

For more information and to access the online entry form, please link to: http://www.asdreams.org/2013/call-for-dream-artwork/

Original art works about or inspired by dreams are welcome from anyone, whether or not they are IASD members or conference attendees.

You may direct your questions or comments to Robert Gongloff at: roberto@asdreams.org


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


As I prepare the Membership News this month, I’m on Whidbey Island, WA attending the Whidbey Winter Gathering, Embracing the Heart of Transition. The conference is an exploration of ideas, strategies, and resources with individuals from various professions who are interested in social transformation and consciousness. The emphasis is on how we may lead during this decade of rapid shifting.

Today, seminars on climate change, transitional towns (sustainable communities), and the importance of cultural story were presented along with a number of open space sessions. In a workshop on sustainable communities, one transitional town listed “collective dream discussion” as an aspect of helping to build a more whole community. Unfortunately, however, there is no conference presentation scheduled on the significance of dreams and their potential contribution to a culture or collective in transformation. During breaks and meals, I have been discussing the potential of collective dreaming toward helping initiate, sustain, and illuminate growth across personal, cultural and collective levels.

Wherever you discover the opportunity to discuss dreams and further the mission of IASD, including membership, please do!

If you are interested in contributing to the Membership News, please contact me: degreig2002@yahoo.ca

Be sure to join our Facebook group page. We have 654 friends and growing! In addition, let your Facebook friends know about IASD’s fan page (with 1422 Likes), and its website. Also, check out IASD’s new page on Google+.

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

From Susan Benson, Regional Chair

We have heard from several regional representatives this month enquiring about organizing events in their region, wanting to share and talk about ways of connecting with members in their region, or promoting IASD. IASD encourages its members to host regional meetings and co-sponsored events. The regional network consists of an international network of 66 members who share a commitment in furthering the interest and study of dreams. Information and guidelines about the role of IASD representatives is also available on the IASD website.

This month, IASD Toronto Regional Representative, Mara Zadnoff, reports on the recent IASD Toronto quarterly meeting. The New England IASD Regional one-day Conference, “The Creative Power of Dreams”, has been rescheduled for May 25. Keynote speakers are Deirdre Barrett, the author of The Committee of Sleep, and Ernest Hartmann, the author of The Nature and Functions of Dreaming. Early Bird registrations close on March 15, 2013.

Regional News You Can Use

IASD Toronto Dreamers Group Quarterly Meeting Update

The IASD Toronto Dreamers rang in the New Year appropriately with the theme of Birth and Death in Dreams.

Josh Black, one of the Berkeley conference’s Hot off the Press presenters, shared his study on the impact on dreams in bereavement, discussing “the different occurrences of how the deceased appear in dreams and what impact, if any, this has on the bereaved.”

Dr. Christopher Sowton, in his discussion of ‘Birth Dreams', explained “how the unconscious can use prenatal, perinatal, and post-natal imagery in dreams to symbolize anything that is new and important.”

Njeri Damali Campbell led our morning facilitated dream sharing with a twist! With the dreamer’s direction, we played a little with each dream, including word association and play the part: I starred as Oprah, interviewing one of my dream characters!

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sowton on his newly released and very well received book, The Dreamworking Manual: A Guide to Using Dreams in Health Care.

Join us at our next IASD Regional Event on June 2, 2013 featuring IASD member Elena Rossi, MSc, ND presenting “Dreamwork and Eating Disorders: Universal Motifs along the Path of Recovery.”

Mara Zadnoff
IASD Toronto Dreamers

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.

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 at teximus@comcast.net or for more information check out http://www.asdreams.org/regionals/2013newengland/

Contact: Curtiss Hoffman, teximus@comcast.net


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@asdreams.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.

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or individual member lectures, presentations, or workshops.

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