MAY 2013
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Announcement of the 2012 Research Grant Awards

Board Nominees: Time to Vote

2013 Annual Conference: Virginia Beach, Virginia Announces:

Last Chance for June Advertising!

Other IASD Conference News

Membership News

IASD Regional News You Can Use


In Memoriam

Member Events Around the World

Members in the Media

Dream Time Toons!

April Memberships Total: 47

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


In December, we reported the passing of Carol Rupprecht, our seventh president. In April, we lost two more of IASD’s treasures: Jane White Lewis and Ann Sayre Wiseman.

It is always sad to see our friends and compatriots leave us, but we can find joy in remembrance of our associations with them, and, in the case of Carol, Jane and Ann, of their love of and contributions to dreams and dreaming.

We honor the life and work of Jane White Lewis who passed away on April 7, 2013. Jane was our seventeenth IASD president, serving in 2000-2001. She was a Jungian analyst who presented at many of our annual conferences. She and Kelly Bulkeley offered a unique morning dream group for conference new-comers.

Jane also worked with inner-city youth in New Haven, Connecticut, challenging others to bring dream education to populations who don’t have access to the work. She writes, “Each one of us has the capacity to change things in the world, make things better. Are we doing the best that we can do? My choice has been to work in an inner city school, an obvious place to start as there are many opportunities at all levels no matter what one's interest. Each one of you-writers, psychologists, teachers, artists, dancers-dreamers all-could find a way to contribute in a school setting. And of course there are many opportunities outside of the schools, in the community.”

Ann Sayre Wiseman has been a member since she attended the 1984 ASD conference in Charlottesville, Virginia where she presented her powerful workshop. The techniques involved the use of pipe cleaners, tooth picks, tissue paper, etc. for the dreamer to create a visual portrayal of their dream, and then explore other optional arrangements of the materials.

Ann wrote and illustrated several influential books including Dreams as Metaphor: The Power of the Image, Nightmare Help, and her most recent self-illustrated book, Satisfy the Image, which she published shortly before her death a few weeks ago. She usually spent her summers painting in Mexico and doing international workshops. Ann was noted for making quick caricatures at our conferences and for DreamTime magazine.

Here is one of the images she drew for Bob Van de Castle.



Long term IASD member, Fariba Bogzaran hosted a special showing at her art exhibition for two of the IASD co-founders, Stephen LaBerge and Patricia Garfield, along with Lynn LaBerge and Marilyn Schlitz of the Institute of Noetic Science.

Bogzaran's luminous exhibition showcased her lucid dream paintings, some on original EEG records of lucid dreaming. The retrospective filled three floors of the Meridian Gallery at 535 Powell Street in San Francisco, was displayed from March 16th to April 30th.


Robert Waggoner recently presented on lucid dreaming to three classes at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The largest class (Brain, Mind and Spirituality, Psych 447) led by professors William Gehring and Richard Mann, held 300 students. He also spoke to Ed Sarath’s class on Creativity and Consciousness.

Later in April, at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and the University of Washington in Bothell, Robert presented talks on lucid dreaming. At each event, the percentage of attendees who report having had a lucid dream seems to be tending higher. Robert mentioned IASD, the annual conference, and student memberships during each talk.


The Dreaming Arts Studio invites artful self-discovery techniques that are both playful and profound. Each workshop is designed to recharge therapists, spiritual guidance counselors, artists, writers and educators. Shifting frames of reference during each meeting, Victoria Rabinowe offers in-depth explorations of dream symbolism with new approaches to personal, collective, archetypal, allegorical, mythical, and spiritual dimensions of the Dream Time. CEUs are available.


May 7 -12
Victoria Rabinowe & Rabbi Malka Drucker
Retreat for Authors, Poets, Artists and Dreamers
Tuesday, May 14
Dream Workshop
Tuesday, May 21
Dream Workshop
Wednesday May 22
Tuesday, May 28
Santa Fe River by Canyon Road Outdoor Dream Workshop

For more information, please visit Victoria Dreams or contact Victoria


Christa Lancaster and Marc Bregman, co-founders of North of Eden Archetypal Dreamwork, will be leading Embodying the Dream: The Practice of Archetypal Dreamwork at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, June 16 to 21, along with North of Eden teachers Susan Marie Scavo, Bill St.Cyr, and Dorothy Korshak. This is the fourth year North of Eden will be returning to this premier yoga and health center located in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts.

Participants at this retreat will be invited to step into a cluster of their own dreams with supporting roles played by other participants. Here the truth of the dream can emerge, revealing dreamers’ challenges and their openings for growth. Embodying dreams in this unique and powerful process called String Work has been, for many, life-changing.

For more information, please visit North of Eden


An international interdisciplinary conference “Dreams, Phantasms and Memories,” organized by IASD member Wojciech Owczarski, will be held on September 19-20, 2013 at the University of Gdańsk, Poland. This event is co-organized by five universities: University of Gdańsk, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, McGill University, Federal University of Paraná and University of São Paulo. The honorary invited speaker will be Ernest Hartmann.
For further details please visit the conference website  or email Wojciech


Please join Tom Lane, D. Min. for a “Circle of Dreams,” an experience of dreaming community for anyone interested in their own dreams. This gathering of men and women exploring nighttime dreams together begins on Friday, 5:30 PM, September 13 until Sunday, 3:00 PM, September 15, 2013 at a five star retreat center near Greensboro in Stoneville, North Carolina.

Enjoy a heartwarming time away to:

Learn essential wisdom your dreams have come to tell you

Discover dreams specific meanings for your own health & wholeness

Enjoy a depth of camaraderie with other men and women

Tom Lane, D.Min is a Professional Dreamworker, Former IASD Board Member, and a National Certified North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor. In 2007, Tom founded Journey Conferences.

For more information, go to Understand Your Dreams
or contact Tom at


Paul’s most recent publication is the culmination of over 25 years of research on higher dream states, drawing on ancient Eastern traditions and texts, as well as his own personal journey and those whom he has assisted.

Guidelines and exercises are included to assist the ultimate journey of the dreamer to release evolutionary spiritual forces into the mind and body – turning the mind into an intuitive vehicle of consciousness and the body into a spiritual instrument for self and society.

The Shamanic Dream ebook is available at many sites, including Amazon, Scribd and Barnes and Noble.

For more information

Scribd for online reading
Amazon for Kindle
iBookstore for iPads.



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Each year IASD, in partnership with the DreamScience™ foundation (DSF), provides seed grants for dream research. The objective is to stimulate dream related research with students and professionals who might not otherwise be able to pursue that research project and to enhance the mission of IASD in supporting research.

The focus includes, but is not limited to, the neuroscience of dreaming, psychological studies of dreaming, and quantitative and qualitative dream research in such fields as anthropology and cultural studies. In 2012 we received 8 excellent proposals for the grant cycle which ended October 15, 2012. Awards are limited to the donations we receive so we must narrow the finalists down to a range where we have funds available.

The top three winning proposals and grant awardees were:

Tracey L. Kahan and Stephanie Claudatos, Santa Clara University -"Cognition and emotion in dreaming: Are cognitive skills in dreaming more strongly related to emotional intensity or to emotional valence?"

Wonjin Sim and Clara Hill, Chatham University - "International Students’ Dreams During Cultural Transition."

Nicola Zippel and Francesco Peverini - University of Rome, Italy - "Sleep Apnea, Dream Disorders, and Disruption of the Self: An Integrated Philosophical-Medical Approach."
Two others of note in the top five finalists, which we did not have the funds to award this year, were:

Shayne Dahl - University of Toronto - "Dreaming and the Cultural Revitalization of the Ainu in Hokkaidō, Japan."

Frank Pascoe, Sonia Bartol, Fina Carpena-Mendez, and Michael Levenson, Oregon State University - "Iberian Dreaming."

We wish to thank all eight of those who proposed research studies in the field of dreaming and encourage those that we were unable to fund this year to continue their efforts and consider IASD for future grant cycles.

For more information visit the DreamScience foundation website.


The 2013 IASD Nominating Committee has invited the following seven members to run for the five three-year board positions that will be vacated as of the June board meeting: Susannah Benson (Australia), Laurel Clark (USA), Claude Desloges (Canada), Janet Garrett (Spain), Diane Greig (USA), Ryan Hurd (USA), and Ed Kellogg (USA). Electees (those five with the highest number of votes) will be announced at the General Membership Meeting at the Virginia Beach conference on Sunday, June 23, 2013.

The Nominating Committee members worked long and hard to arrive at a slate of board nominees who were interested and available, and reflected gender and geographical diversity as well as a wide range of skills and knowledge. To cast your vote please visit 2013 Time to Vote

The Committee also arrived at a slate of Executive officer nominees for 2013-2014, which is as follows: Robert Gongloff, Board Chair; Katja Valli, President; Susannah Benson, Vice-President (pending election); Laurel Clark, Secretary (pending election), and David L. Kahn, Treasurer. The slate of officer nominees will be adopted by the Board, and all officers and new board members will assume their positions at the board meeting to be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.


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: Buy A Conference Program Ad  

Materials deadline is May 10, 2013.

Discounted prices are available for IASD members.


What well-known IASD Conference organizer closely resembles this Oceanfront sculpture of the great god Neptune?

Come to IASD's 2013 conference in Virginia Beach and see! The answer will be provided in the June issue of Dream News.

Still looking for accommodations?

Check out the room sharing board on the 2013 web site here.


IASD West Coast Dreaming Group, B.C., Canada

This month, and on the heels of the Dream Network Journal ‘s (DNJ) recent publication focused on Group Dreaming, I thought it would be interesting to hear from an IASD dream group. I asked the participants of the West Coast Dreaming Group to tell us about the benefits of their long-term dream group. Four members’ quotes are posted below along with some of their artwork, together with an excerpt of the benefits of long-term dream groups from a DNJ article.

Teresa comments, “The opportunities that have presented themselves through a long-term dream group, held within a sacred container that includes an extraordinary depth of closeness, and supported by a sense of mutual mentorship, continues to amaze me. The canvases of symbols and archetypes painted by the sharing of dream images and stories have provided such great fodder for growth and insights, both individually and collectively. Personally these gifts have altered and augmented greatly the directions and choices in my life. These directions and choices have empowered, strengthened and blessed my journey on this great planet!”

Deb writes, “This gathering for dream sharing is a time for honesty, depth of communication, and consciousness of one’s innermost voice through dreams. We witness this process in each other and hold the space for growth with care and heart. This rare experience of consistent intimacy, trust and support in a group is due in a large part to the nature of dream sharing. The deepening of connection over time is remarkable. The commitment is enriching as new doors open to experiences that develop our emotional muscles in everyday relationships with self and others. The dreams are critical as a mirror, an affirmation, an insight or a guide to our process. The sometimes-illusive meanings are found through adept observations amplified through the different lenses of each group member. The mix of assets that each member brings to the group is a multifaceted view that balances understanding. These skills are continually honed with our continued practice together.”

Barbara states, “This journey has taken all of us to new dimensions. With dream workers in the group providing associations and ideas as one’s dream is presented, the dreams are awakened into reality of what’s going on topside. Collectively and individually, we change directions, address problems, let go of old belief systems, create new ones, and restore balance in our psyche.”

Wilma writes, “It seems that the longer the group is together, and the more dream work we do, the more we all use and develop our intuition ... the more in-depth and brilliant the dream work becomes. The fact that we all feel supported by the other dreamers and feel the bond of trust between us plays a huge part in this. We have discussed several exciting future projects and will publish a book with each participant writing a chapter about the dream group and how it has affected her life. Also, we’ve discussed venturing into the community offering workshops or creating more dream groups. It is an exciting journey.”

In summary, when these participants were asked why they continue to stay with the process of long-term dream gatherings, they responded that this group has survived and blossomed because of commitment, trust, compassion, consistency, consistent facilitation, respect, good leadership, willingness to explore, and flexibility within the group container. They commented that they have grown in ways such as increased self-trust, creativity, risk-taking, knowledge of the psyche, and generally they feel more empowered in their lives.

Discovering and recovering shadow material has led to greater wholeness, a broader perspective, and personal transformation, as well as collective wisdom. Long-term dream groups invite depth connections, build trust and non-competitiveness, and provide a place for spirit to be nourished.

There are profound narratives that arise from long-term dream groups, which are beneficial for the individuals, their families, their work, and the greater collective. Although this is not a new premise, how we may help the greater collective, via long-term dream groups, is an under explored and underutilized avenue. (Excerpt from Diane Greig’s article “Call of the Dreamtime Goddess” in the Spring Edition of Dream Network Journal: Group Dreaming.)

Thanks to all contributors! I invite all IASD dream groups to email me. Let’s do a series in the upcoming months on Dream Groups in the IASD network.

Remember to check out the IASD website – the new webpages are easy to navigate and look amazing. Please make sure your Membership Page is up to date prior to our annual conference in June. When you have time, stop by the group and public IASD Facebook and Google+ pages.

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

From Susan Benson, Regional Chair

To all our regional representatives, we hope you are looking forward to attending the annual conference at Virginia Beach on June 21-25 and enjoying the great program, greeting old friends and meeting new members. The regional representatives’ luncheon and meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 23. If you are planning to attend, you will need to pre-book your luncheon buffet meal via the IASD website conference link by June 15. More information about the luncheon meeting will be posted to regional representatives via email.

In this month’s column, Claude Desloges shares a brief report on the successful outcome of the Montreal Colloque (and what a success!) as 377 participants attended this one-day regional event. Congratulations to Claude and the Montreal conference team. It was a great effort and a wonderful outcome. More about the event, including additional photos, are available on the website at the IASD Colloque page

The Massachusetts regional conference, The Creative Power of Dreams, is our next scheduled regional event, taking place on May 25 at Regis College. You can still register for the conference including a luncheon buffet until May 15. Best wishes to Curt Hoffman and the conference team for a great event. Keynote speakers are Deirdre Barrett, the author of The Committee of Sleep and Ernest Hartmann, the author of The Nature and Functions of Dreaming.


“Une journée de rêve qui m’a donné le goût de m’intéresser davantage à mes rêves et d’en tenir compte.”This comment roughly translated as “A dream day that stirred my interest to care about my dreams and to do something with them” was made by one participant at the end of the one-day “Colloque,” which encapsulates the general feeling and appreciation of the 370 plus participants who attended the 3rd Montréal IASD Regional Conference.

Thanks to all of those who contributed to this event and, by their efforts, made this ‘a dream day.’

The next Colloque is scheduled for the fall of 2014. For more information and photos, click here.

Regional Event Calendar 2013

New England Regional Conference “The Creative Power of Dreams” takes place on May 25, 2013 at Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts.
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 New England Regional.  


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 Regionals and EFT Universe websites. 


The quarterly meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 10 AM-4 PM and will take place at 7 Beaver Rd, Toronto.

The host of the program is Mara Zadnoff, Regional Representative, and will include dream-sharing time and two presentations: Eating Disorders and Dreamwork and Dancing the Part. Please RSVP by May 26 to Mara Zadnoff 

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 or Diane E. Grieg

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

KID LUCID - By Al Moniz


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