MARCH 2013
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2013 Annual Conference: Virginia Beach, Virginia Announces:

Early Bird Registration Deadline

Deadlines for Two Competitions Approaching

AV Volunteer Positions Still Open

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February Memberships Total: 42

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Linda H. Mastrangelo, Editor
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Richard Wilkerson, IASD Office Manager
Jean Campbell, Executive Committee Advisor
Robert P. Gongloff, Editorial Consultant



Meridian Gallery in San Francisco presents a stunning exhibition of Fariba Bogzaran’s work entitled Lucidity: a retrospective. The opening is March 16, 6-9 pm and all are welcome to attend this event.

The trans-media installations, paintings, and drawings will be presented on the three floors of Meridian Gallery as a part of a stunning retrospective. Bogzaran proposes the gallery as an epistemology through which the visitor will experience the artist’s concepts and imagery of fear, scientific inquiry, and transcendence on each floor. Bogzaran writes of the exhibit, “Four sculptural pieces, four different paradigms, which I hold. Each becomes a vehicle with their own particular tools for transformation.” The show will run from March 16 through April 30, 2013.

Fariba Bogzaran, PhD is the co-author of Integral Dreaming (with Daniel Deslauriers), professor at CIIS and the director of the Lucid Art Foundation, which she co-founded in 1998 with the painter Gordon Onslow Ford. She received the IASD Lifetime Achievement Dream Art Award in 2012.

For more information on this exhibit, please visit Meridian Gallery


Feed your soul! Nurture your body! Please join Rosemary Gosselin and Ashley de Regil on March 22 - 24, 2013 in the lush, serene embrace of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in Costa Rica for a dream retreat.

Inquiries and registration by phone: 519-599-2244 or for more information please visit website:


As you read this, many dreamers and North of Eden teachers are at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California for two Archetypal Dreamwork events; a weekend and weeklong retreat.

 There is one more chance this spring to participate in an extended West Coast Archetypal Dreamwork retreat.
Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat Center, located in the primordial temperate rainforest of the Oregon Cascades, has invited North of Eden founders, Christa Lancaster and Marc Bregman, and North of Eden teacher, Dorothy Korshak, back to lead a five-day Archetypal Dreamwork retreat, May 20-24.

Breitenbush is a remote forest retreat of timeless natural beauty, blessed with abundant hot springs, a glacier-fed river and surrounding mountains. The retreat center provides the perfect landscape for a descent into the realm of dreams. It is an elemental place of water and earth with a timeless spirit that beckons participants to drop deep inside to what is true.

North of Eden offers a groundbreaking workshop that is a dynamic and moving exploration of the divine realm of dreams. In the tradition of group process and gestalt work, each participant is invited to step into a cluster of his or her own dreams to experience the unconscious elements that reveal both the dreamer’s challenges and the openings for growth.

North of Eden workshop participants often remark that this is the deepest inner work they have ever witnessed or experienced. This is because dreams do not temper their messages; they come with radical tenderness and raging storm to lead us, soul by soul, back to love.
For more information and to register, please visit North of Eden.


Jordi Borràs film Volare, a comedy about dreams, is now available online. 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! Borràs collaborated in writing the script with Yolanda García Serrano and the director, Joaquim Oristrell.

Volare went on air a few days ago on TV3 and it was the most watched program in Catalonia. The movie is in Catalan but if you know French, Spanish or Italian you might be able to understand some of the dialogue. If not, you can at least appreciate the dreamy cinematography and Jordi’s cameo appearance in the film at minutes 27:30, 56:20 and 1:20:56!

The link to the film can be viewed at Volare.


On February 28, Dr. Curtiss Hoffman led an international online webinar on “Cross-Cultural Symbolism in C.G. Jung’s Red Book: An Anthropological Exploration.” The webinar was hosted by the Asheville Jung Center in North Carolina, and will eventually be available from them with audio and PowerPoint images.


IASD member, Mary Ziemer’s article on "Lucid Surrender Through Dream Alchemy” was included in the recent issue of Caduceus Magazine, Issue 84.

For more information, please visit; 


March 15 is World Sleep Day, organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM). It is a clever way to promote sleep medication, but as it stands, is it also a clever way to hook the importance of dreaming onto the Sleep Day Event?

Dream specialist and author, Nicoline Douwes Isema, used the opportunity last year to talk on Dutch national radio about dreams, and will do so this year, as well. She is inviting dream professionals to join in on this discussion for possible IASD or other events.

For more information, you can contact Nicoline at; or visit the World Sleep Day website 


Alison Camire
Mary Kate Jordan
Jimmy Miles
Paul Rich
Walter Smith
Kelly Ziebarth
Carolyn Ekle
Neal Chase

Robert J Hoss
Robert Van de Castle
Bobbie Pimm
Susan Benson
Patrick Bertoliatti
Valerie Bigelow
Karen Boileau
Bob Coalson
Kate Connolly
Jonathan de Vierville
Laurette Dupuis
Gail Friend
Jolene Gardner
Heloisa Garman
Brigitte Holzinger
Patricia Kampmeier
Sherry Puricelli
Carlyle Smith
Gunnar Sundstrom
Marie Thermidor
Lynette Van Zyl
B. Frey
Marilyn Grossman
Pearl Natter
Steven Pilgram
Genie Shenk
Lindsay Vanhove
Kelly Bulkeley
David Kahn
Anonymous 4


This is an important reminder to please register before April 1 to receive a discounted rate for the conference. Please go to

We also suggest you reserve your room at the Hotel early since the discounted room block is limited. Call the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center directly at 800-468-2722 or 757-481-9000 and ask for the IASD Conference group rate.


Although the 2013 IASD Conference is fast-approaching, there is still time to enter two important annual competitions. Cash prizes are awarded at the conference in Virginia Beach, June 21-25, 2013. IASD membership not required for participation. Spread the word!

Nancy Richter Brzeski Dream Art Awards
Entry Deadline: April 5, 2013

IASD is happy to announce that we will once again be offering the Nancy Richter Brzeski Dream Art Awards for this year’s juried Art Show at the Virginia Beach conference.

Nancy Richter Brzeski has been involved with IASD since its beginning and participated in the very first art exhibit in Arlington, Virginia in 1987. She believes strongly in the role the arts play in our exploration of dreams and dreaming and has supported the conference art exhibits for a number of years through her generous awards program.

Several thousand dollars in cash awards will be available this year as prizes for the best works chosen from among the artists whose work is accepted for display at the conference. The top prize this year will be $1000.

Award winners will be chosen by a special panel consisting of Nancy Richter Brzeski, Kim Vergil from Canada, and Stephen Swan from Virginia Beach. Works will be judged on originality, integrity, universality, and, most importantly, relevance to dreams and dreaming.

Interested artists may participate by using the online entry form available on the IASD website:

You don’t have to be a member of IASD to participate. The deadline for entries is April 5th, 2013.

IASD Student Awards for Dream Related Research and Projects
Entry Deadline: March 15, 2013

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 of all nationalities are eligible to submit papers, though submissions must be in English.

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.

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.

For full instructions on entering the Student Awards Competition go to

Winners will be announced at the General Membership Meeting on 6/23/2013 as part of the IASD annual conference, which will be held at the Virginia Beach Resort & Conference Center, Virginia Beach VA, June 21 – 25, 2013.

Curtiss Hoffman
Student Research Awards Chair


There are only a few volunteer positions left 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, visit;

Please 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 specially designed templates.

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: 

Materials deadline is May 10, 2013.


While in Singapore last month I connected with a Canadian teacher who is working at an international school in downtown Singapore. Alison Camire invited me into her classroom and, through meditation and discussion about dreams, the children were encouraged to recreate dream images. It was an inspirational day! Please take a moment to read and reflect on Alison’s use of dreams with children.

From IASD Member, Alison Camire, Singapore:

My Grade 1 class first investigated the idea of dreams when we inquired into the capacity of the imagination. The children studied surrealism and abstract art in the atelier and began to make connections to their own dream sequences as they viewed paintings like ‘The Truth About Little Girls and Comets’ by Dorothea Tanning, ‘The Persistence of Time’ by Salvador Dali, and ‘Personnage devan le soleil’ by Joan Miro. They began to speak about their dreams and where they thought they came from. Children made connections between their daytime experiences and “the nighttime pictures in our heads.” In this way, the idea of imagination being different from reality was both solidified and thrown into question.

While dream study is not a formal part of our curriculum programming, it is well suited to the type of thinking we try to develop. I embrace a constructivist view of education in which children are viewed as competent authors of their own knowledge, ideas, and experiences. Dreams often represent beliefs and desires, and while children are indeed knowledgeable about these things in relation to themselves, they do not always have a context within which to discuss and express them.

Dream reflection exercises support children in being mindful of and interpreting these things. It helps bridge the way between literal and metaphorical thinking, extending children’s metacognition. By reflecting on their dreams, children’s creative thought is developed and their creativity is boosted. Through the practice of remembering and speaking about or artistically representing dreams, children’s memory is improved and they begin to pay attention to small details. These skills are transferred to other areas of their work outside of dream study.

On another note, and to further address last month’s Membership News about collective dreaming, Linda Mastrangelo sent in a link to her article “Guess what happens when an entire town dreams together…” in response to a book entitled, Dreaming Myself, Dreaming a Town by Susan Watkins. Thanks, Linda!

In regards to building membership, Scott Sparrow’s article in Venture Inward about IASD’s upcoming annual conference has resulted in new members for IASD. For more information, please visit;

Whenever you discover the opportunity to discuss dreams and further the mission of IASD, please take the time to do so. Thanks to all!

If you are interested in contributing to the Membership News, please contact me: 

Be sure to join our Facebook group page. We have 671 friends - up from about 20 last month. In addition, let your Facebook friends know about IASD’s fan page (with 1479 Likes and growth of approximately 50 from last month), 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 continue to feature in this column news of two upcoming regional conferences and a workshop. Additional information about these conferences, including further program details and registration details, can be found at Regional Contacts.

You can also read about other regional events by visiting this page.

Is there something happening in your region that you would like to share? Perhaps you are looking for new ideas and ways to support the growth of dreamwork and dream sharing in your region? The IASD Facebook group page is a great place to visit regularly to share ideas, be inspired, read a quote, follow-up on links, stay in touch, and feel connected.

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 or for more information check out

Contact: Curtiss Hoffman,


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 are available on the IASD and EFT Universe websites. Click here for registration and information

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

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    


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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