AUGUST 2013
VOLUME 11 / ISSUE  7
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IN THIS ISSUE

PsiberDreaming Conference News

2013 Annual Conference Wrap Up

2014 Annual Conference: Berkeley, California

IASD Student Awards for Dream Related Research and Projects

Membership News

IASD Regional News You Can Use

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

IASD Presidential Address

Web News Place

Member Events Around the World

Members in the Media

New! Hot off the Press

Dream Time Toons!

June/July Memberships Total: 78


Contact:
IASD Office
209.724.0889

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


PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS FROM KATJA VALLI

I deeply appreciate the opportunity to serve as IASD’s president, especially in our 30th anniversary year, and I’m honored that I have been considered capable to serve in such capacity. I’m expecting that the coming year will be quite a learning experience, but as I’m being mentored by our more seasoned Executive Committee and Board members, I’m confident that IASD as well as myself will be in good hands.

I attended my first IASD conference in 2001 in Santa Cruz and that experience had a huge impact on me. Not only did I find like-minded people who all came together to talk about dreams, but I found a community that warmly welcomed a newcomer. Having worked alone with dreams for several years, I felt like I had come home. The academic sharing of ideas and research results, the general hospitality and taking care of the “dream tribe” members made it difficult not to come back year after year. These are also the reasons why, over the years, I have become more and more involved with the organization.

My input in the IASD family has thus far mostly focused on developing and strengthening our research community, in roles such as chairing the research committee, participating in the research grant committee, and in conference research track organization. This coming year, I’m going to continue with these research related activities in addition to the Officer duties. IASD is the home base for dream scientists, and although our research community is strong, there are some areas that need further attention. These include attracting young PhD students to our annual conference, and providing research sessions on clinical psychology and neuroscience, as these two areas are essential for the careers of young scientists. The collaboration between researchers, and between researchers and clinical dreamworkers, are also issues that we need to focus on.

Nevertheless, becoming a president means that I need to broaden my horizons beyond the research community. Having had the honor to serve as a Board member for the past six years, and as vice-president for the past year, I’ve learned how this organization was established, how it works, and what the principles are that make IASD unique.

One thing I love about IASD is that this organization acknowledges the value of each individual regardless of their fields of expertise or interests in dreams and dreaming. Our mutual respect for our dreams transcends our diverse backgrounds; it is the glue that holds us together and offers various ways to learn more about dreams.

Another thing that warms my heart is that this organization is maintained by people who offer their time and skills and expertise and even financial help to develop our international community of dreamers. This kind of devotion to IASD is unlike anything I’ve ever come across. Therefore, I invite all IASD members to participate in helping to take care of our dream tribe. We all have something to contribute, and every individual counts.

Katja Valli
President of IASD
2013-2014


LUCID DREAMING WEBINAR CONDUCTED BY IASD MEMBERS

Robert Waggoner hosted a five session lucid dreaming webinar in July with assistance from IASD members Ed Kellogg, Ryan Hurd and Michael Katz. About 80 people from three continents participated in the interactive AV event, which was initiated by the Evolver Learning Lab in New York City. Topics included a review of the science of lucid dreaming and techniques to induce lucid dreams, along with using lucid dreaming for emotional and physical healing, spiritual growth and personal insight.


INTERNET DREAM CLASS: THE POWER OF DREAMS WITH DR. MARCIA EMERY

 

Each day for a month, discover the world of dreams with Marcia and guest lecturer Bob Hoss. The class is taught in a private online forum where you check in daily for assignments and feedback.

 To register and get more information, go to www.drmarciaemery.com  You can contact Marcia at PowerHunch@aol.com

GATHERING DREAMERS IN NORTH CAROLINA

“Gathering of Men and Women Exploring Nighttime Dreams Together” led by Tom Lane* takes place from 5:30 PM on Friday, September 13 to 3:00 PM Sunday, September 15, 2013 at a FIVE STAR retreat center near Greensboro in Stoneville, NC.

This course is for anyone interested in exploring dreams. In camaraderie with other dreamers, you will learn to mine the essential wisdom of one of your own recent significant dreams, in order to discover its wealth of meanings vital for your present health and wholeness.

*Tom Lane, D.Min. is a Professional Dreamworker and National Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, founder of Journey Conferences and a former Board Member of IASD.

For more information, go to
or contact Tom at Reyourdream@aol.com 

ALL-DAY WORKSHOP IN THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS

Please join us for “‘Good Medicine’ In Dreams: Professionals empowering their clients through dreams” led by Linda Mastrangelo, MA and Michele Barbic, MA on Saturday August, 24 from 9:30 AM - 4 PM on 23460 Morrill Road in Los Gatos, CA.

In this all-day workshop you will:
• Learn about the language and what “good medicine” is
• Locate the medicine or healing messages in dreams
• Share and explore actual dreams
• Have time for your Q & A/ professional consultation

This one-day workshop is recommended for any professional in the caring field like social workers, therapists, RN’s, bodyworkers, etc…

For more information and/or to register, go to: mb4therapy@gmail.com or call 408-520-1574

NORTH OF EDEN OPEN FOR PERSONAL RETREATS

North of Eden is excited to announce the expanded availability of its state-of-the-art retreat center in northern Vermont, beginning October 5th. The retreat center has served as the sacred home of Archetypal Dreamwork for many years, and it will soon welcome guests who desire a more personalized experience in this special place.

Every season on Norris Mountain brings unique rewards: hiking, swimming, cross country skiing, or the simple quiet of reading a great book in a stunning setting. If you are looking to take time and space for the inward journey of self-exploration, the beauty, both physical and spiritual, of North of Eden will meet you in your desire. This is the perfect time to consider a visit to Vermont’s premier retreat center, North of Eden.

For more information, or to make a reservation for a personal retreat, contact Dorothy at dkkorshak@yahoo.com


JOSIE MALINOWSKI COMPLETES PHD

Josie Malinowski has recently completed her PhD researching the Continuity Hypothesis of dreaming, and her thesis 'How and Why We Dream of Waking Life: An Empirical Investigation into the Continuity Hypothesis of Dreaming' is now available to view online through the British Library's electronic thesis online service (EThOS). A paper detailing the results of one of the studies of her thesis was this year's recipient of the IASD student award for quantitative research.

LAUREL CLARK ON THE AIR IN BOSTON

Laurel Clark was featured on WBZ radio in Boston talking about dreams on the program Nightside with host Dan Rea, on Friday July 26, 10 pm - midnight ET.

Dream News has some exciting news of our own!

Thanks to the suggestion of Jayne Gackenbach and contributions by Art Funkhauser, we have a new column, Hot off the Press. The intention is to publish links to evidence-based scientific articles that are written for a non-research audience in the study of dreams.

“NIGHTMARES AFTER THE I.C.U.” BY JAN HOFFMAN

Studies show that patients who have prolonged stays, getting intubated and sedated, may experience severe hallucinations, putting them at risk of PTSD for years to come.

“PHASED OUT: HUMAN SLEEP PATTERNS LINKED TO FULL MOON” BY DINA FINE MARON

From Scientific American journal: “It must be the moon”—the newest excuse for why you’re tired today.


TOTAL JUNE & JULY NEW/RENEWING MEMBERS =78

Renewing Members June/July 2013 = 52

Tonnie Albertus
Karen Benson
Barbara Bishop
Anna-Karin Bjorklund
Lisa-Madelle Bottomley
Heather Dawn
Janet Dennett
David Dibble
Susanne Doell-Hentschker
Rita Domnitz
Iain Edgar
Marilyn Fowler
Gale Fralin
Dianne Frost
Tzivia Gover
Lou Hagood
Joan Harthan
Paul Hartsuyker
Sven Hedenrud
Rose Inserra
Diane Jackson
Ted Jones
Katherine Lawson
Robert LeCates
Sharon Livingston
Winifred Lum
Laurentiu Malomfalean
Dawn Matheny
Jane Maxfield
Don Middendorf
Harry Moody
Marja Moors
Peter Nagels
Julijan Naskov
J William Pezick
Dorothy Renner
Barbara Roukema-Koning
Gregory Sparrow
Julie Sparrow
Patrick Stern
Mary Trouba
Susan Tyburczy
Susan Vasiljevic
Jay Vinton
Carol Warner
Nancy Weiss
Mara Zadnoff
Anonymous 5

New Members June & July 2013 = 26

Susanne Boatwright
Constance Bovier
Bonnie Buckner
Larry Burk
Michael Guidera
Monya Hanna
Barbara Holmes
Marie Judson-Rosier
Norifumi Kishimoto
Mark Long
Kelly Matthews
Yasmin Mund
Shona Nelson
Roberta Ribè
Janet Riksen
Dolly Rosato
Caroline Schairer
Patrice Solomon
Philippe Taylor
Patrick Tremblay
Yen Vu
Megumi Yama
Grace Yuksek
Anonymous 3

PSIBERDREAMING CONFERENCE
COMING SEPTEMBER 22-OCTOBER 6
"THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS OF DREAMS"

Join Host Jean Campbell for IASD's PsiberDreaming Conference as we travel "Through the Looking Glass of Dreams." This year, IASD's popular online conference celebrates its twelfth year of dreaming from Sunday, September 22 through Sunday, October 6, 2013. Yes, it's online all the time for two weeks. Dream Telepathy, precognitive dreams, lucid dreaming, creative works developed from dreams...all aspects of psi dreaming are up for discussion.

FREE PsiberDreaming Conference Registration for New IASD Members

Please encourage your friends who are not yet IASD members to join now--and receive the full two-week conference as a free introduction to the global dream community.

What happens when we travel through the looking glass? A global list of presenters will explore this question and far more. How do dreams reflect our dreaming world back to our waking self? Experts like Larry Burk, MD (USA); Jennifer Parker, PhD (UK); and Misa Tsuruta (Japan) will look at the healing and transformative aspects of our dream mirrors; while others like pasQuale Ourtane (Netherlands) and Tine Metz (Germany) will present workshops that invite participants to travel through the mirror to retrieve informative and creative aspects of ourselves.

Of course, PsiberDreaming includes far more than presentations and workshops. A trio of dream contests (with prizes) will be hosted by Ed Kellogg, PhD. The PsiberDreaming Art Gallery will be hosted by a trio of dream artists: Diana Thompson, Lindsay Vanhove and Tine Metz; Janet Garrett will provide "A Place for Dreams"; and Dolores Nurss and Curtiss Hoffman, PhD will host the ever-popular Outer Inn. Conversations, chats, comments and discussion from an international community of participants fill out the enjoyable time of the PsiberDreaming Conference. (Some people schedule vacations!) You will be able to follow us on Facebook on IASD's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PsiberDreaming

REGISTER NOW for PsiberDreaming 2013 at: www.asdreams.org/psi2013 

Art Through the Looking Glass of Dreams

From the IASD PsiberDreaming Gallery Team

Each year, the IASD PsiberDreaming Conference provides a wonderful opportunity for dreamers to share their creative works in an online gallery. Artwork, poetry, and music enhance the telling of the dream, often transcending and conveying the spirit of the dream through color, light, line, and rhythm. We are very excited by the theme of this year’s conference, “Through the Looking Glass of Dreams,” and believe you will be too. Let it inspire you to self-reflect, and show others how dreams inspire your art. Allow us to accompany you through a portal to your dream adventures in a fantastic alternate reality.

We encourage you to explore your creativity and submit an entry, even if you don’t see yourself as an artist in the looking glass. The PsiberDreaming Art Gallery is a virtual space to enjoy and develop skills to express your dream experiences. Every year we marvel and are inspired by the artwork, the dreams, and each artist’s unique ability to transport the audience to a feeling of recognition, and connection to a great new understanding.

Eligibility: Original works in any medium inspired by and depicting dreams. Acceptable submissions include paintings, drawings, journal sketches, digital artwork, photography, doodles, cartoons, poetry, crafts, textiles, sculpture, poetry, music and animation. All entries must be accompanied by dream text that shows how the work relates to your dreaming. We limit submissions to five works per artist.

We hope to see you through your dream artwork this year in the IASD PsiberDreaming Art Gallery. Deadline for submissions: Sunday, September 15, 2013.

To obtain a submission form, go to: http://www.asdreams.org/psi2013/dream-art-gallery/  Submit the entry form along with a textual account of the dream and a .jpg file of your artwork to psiart2013@asdreams.org  Children under the age of 18 must have parental permission & signature to be included.

2013 IASD CONFERENCE WRAP UP

We had over 300 attendees and 140 presenters at the 2013 IASD Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Most everyone loved having a site by the ocean. The Board is considering a proposal to return there in 2015. IASD would like to thank the many volunteers who worked to make this conference possible, particularly the members of the Conference Advisory Committee and its chair Bob Hoss. Visit the 2013 Conference web site for further information http://asdreams.org/2013.

General Membership Meeting

Events at the General Membership Meeting began with the farewell address by outgoing president, Scott Sparrow, followed by the address by incoming president Katja Valli. Recognizing Scott’s love for the rod and reel, the Board presented him with a special statue of a fish, with a plaque titled “Catch the Dream.”

The officers nominated by the Nominating Committee to serve in the coming year were introduced to the membership. They are as follows: Katja Valli, President; Robert Gongloff, Board Chair; Susannah Benson, Vice President; Laurel Clark, Secretary; and David L. Kahn, Treasurer. These officers took their positions at the annual board meeting held the morning after the conference. Officers serve a term of one year, but may be reelected.

The five new directors who had been elected by membership were also introduced. They are Susannah Benson, Laurel Clark, Janet Garrett, Ryan Hurd and Ed Kellogg, who also took their positions at the annual board meeting. Directors serve for a period of three years. The practice has been to have 15 directors who are elected by the membership. Rather than replacing the entire Board every three years, and to maintain a cadre of experienced directors, it has been the practice of IASD to arrange it so that we only replace five directors each year.
In addition to the 15 member-elected directors, four to seven of our board members can be directly appointed by the Board.

For the past few years, six of our directors have served as board-appointed directors: Jean Campbell, Robert Gongloff, Bob Hoss, David Kahn, David L. Kahn, and Jacquie Lewis.

In the March board meeting, the Board voted to appoint Katja Valli as our seventh board-appointed director. Katja also took her position on the Board at the annual board meeting.

Robert Gongloff, Board Chair, asked the audience to acknowledge and thank all the outgoing board members and officers, all current and previous board members and officers, all past presidents, and all those who have ever served on committees or publications. The audience responded with applause. These are the people who have made and continue to make this organization function in a dynamic and well-managed way.

A special award of recognition was presented to Richard Russo, who is stepping down as Editor-in-Chief of our DreamTime magazine. He was honored not only for twelve years of producing the magazine, but for his service in many capacities over the years. He served on the Board and was president for 2004-2005. For many years, he has to use both brains and brawn for the heavy duty work of setting up our annual art exhibits. His wife, Catherine Campaign, was also acknowledged for her excellent work as Creative Director for DreamTime.

The membership honored three members who had passed away during the year with a moment of silence. These members were Jane White Lewis, Carol Schreier Rupprecht, and Ann Sayre Wiseman.

Awards Presented to Two Outstanding Student Papers

Each year, thanks to a generous grant from an anonymous donor, IASD is able to award two students $500 cash prizes for outstanding papers on dreams and dreaming. The evaluation of the student papers is done by the Student Awards Committee, and we are able to award in two categories: quantitative research and qualitative research. Awardees are required to present their research paper, either at a subsequent IASD full or mini-conference, or via publication in Dreaming or DreamTime.

The committee received ten submissions, which is a marked increase from previous years. After due consideration, we have agreed to give awards to the following submissions:

Quantitative Category: Josie Malinowski, “The preferential incorporation of emotional and ‘important’, but not stressful, waking-life experiences into dreams”

Qualitative Category: Laurenţiu Malomfălean, “A dreamland of death: Oneirodystopia, phantoms and hypertext in the last works of William S. Burroughs”

We have agreed to give Honorable Mentions to the following submissions:

Quantitative Category: Anna Lezon, “Sleep Deprivation and Delusion Proneness: Influence on Dream Bizarreness”

Qualitative Category: Nicholas Atlas, “The Fountain of Youth: Dreaming, Kundalini and the Clear Light” and Darlene Cimino-DeRose, “Projective Dream Work and the Cultivation of Compassion”

The committee consists of the following members:
Anne Bengstsson, Ernest Hartmann, Curtiss Hoffman, chair
Tracey Kahan, Jennifer Parker, Bernard Welt

Nancy Richter Brzeski Art Awards Presented

Seven awards were granted to outstanding artists at the 2013 Juried Art Exhibition. Through her generous ongoing support, Nancy Richter Brzeski presented cash awards to the artists whose works were most relevant to dreams and dreaming. This year the awards also included a Peoples’ Choice Award, where attendees were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite artist.

First Place ($1,000) went to Jenn Hilliard from Norfolk, Virginia; Second Place ($750) was awarded to Susan Vasiljevic from Melbourne, Australia; Third Place ($500) went to former conference host Joanne Rochon, now residing in Northville, Michigan. Three awards of merit (each for $200) went to Melissa McClanahan, Milford, Ohio; Alex Venezia, Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Emily Meek, from Arcadia, California. Emily was also honored by the conference attendees with the Peoples’ Choice Award of $150.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

IASD STUDENT AWARDS FOR DREAM RELATED RESEARCH AND PROJECTS

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 2014 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://www.asdreams.org/2014/student-awards/

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 1, 2014.

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 beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina in Berkeley, California from June 4 -8, 2014, 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


MEMBERSHIP NEWS

Walter Berry, Los Angeles, CA

Continuing with the theme of dream groups facilitated by IASD members, this month’s Dream News features Walter Berry, a frequent presenter at IASD conferences. Walter has been conducting a weekly dream group in his home in the Los Angeles area for the last 8 years. He recently talked about this:

"Every week, I am just amazed at what comes pouring out from the depths of people's souls when we open up a dream in the group.

For instance, last week, we had a first time participant, a delightful 80-something year old woman who presented a dream in which she is on a cruise ship, and as they leave harbor, 4 or 5 people see this enormous fierce dragon that roars up from the depths of the ocean. Oddly they are standing at a gate, like on a ferry, even though that just can't be on a cruise ship. It is so beautiful, this dragon, with red and green streamers coming off its head, and the water pours off those streamers. It is a sight to behold. But no one believes these people, except the dreamer. They even make fun of the dopey dragon-believers.

Now the dreamer goes to sit at table 3 with her husband (who died 2 years ago) and 2 other people, but she is told she can’t sit there until she checks with the authorities.

There is more to the dream, but in working it, the dreamer realized this was, on one level, an end of life dream. This wonderful dragon that she knew was quite likable, despite his fierceness, was the agent of death and is actually her ally. He is someone that has been lurking in the depths of her unconscious, but now appears in all his fierceness. The dreamer had taken care of her dementia-ridden husband for years before his death, and knows this dragon first-hand.
Then she told us her husband’s final words to her were, "I see the gate!"

I pointed out the connection to the gate at the top of the dream, and then we put that together with the ferry crossing on the river Styx, and that the dreamer was number 4 at table 3 (not her time to sit in that place of death just yet) and there was this wonderful feeling in the room as though we all were sitting in the presence of a benevolent agent of death that we all should get to know better. The feel in the room was just electric.

I always have the dreamer draw the dream, and as we worked the dream, here, hanging in front of us the entire time, was this wonderful, vibrant, crudely drawn, colorful dragon inviting us into our dream. For me, this is what dream work is all about. I have thought every day this week about that dragon and see him and know I need to get to know him better as I think about my own path beyond the gate."

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Thank you, Walter, for this submission about your dream group. Poignantly said, “… in the presence of a benevolent agent of death that we all should get to know better.”

Thanks to all contributors! I invite all IASD dream groups to email me at degreig2002@yahoo.ca  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

In this month’s column, regional representatives, Claude Desloges, Mara Zadnoff, and Misa Tsuruta share reports of recent regional activities. There is also an update on recent changes within the Regional Events Committee. Thank you to all our reps. It is your participation at regional meetings and contributions at the local level that help to grow and sustain the network. We look forward to sharing news of activities in your region.

30TH IASD ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES LUNCHEON MEETING

Some twenty Regional Representatives participated in the luncheon meeting held during the 30th IASD Annual Conference in Virginia Beach to share results of past regional events, plans for future activities, and issues related to the role of regional representatives and networking within and between regions.

Brief presentations of recent regional events were made by Curtiss Hoffman (The Creative Power of Dreams, New England); Art Funkhouser (4th IASD European Regional Conference, Bern, Switzerland); Massimo Schinco (The Streets of Dreaming, Italy); Mara Zadnoff (Development of the Toronto Region); Misa Tsuruta (Japan Regional) and Claude Desloges (Third Montréal Conference). The ensuing discussions stressed the need to adapt each model to the specific needs and possibilities of each region.

Suggestions were made to update the country pages on the IASD web site and to facilitate contacts between the regional representatives and the members of their regions attending the annual conferences, preferably at the very beginning of the conference. (Claude Desloges: conference report)

TORONTO REGIONAL EVENTS UPDATE

Was it worth the 16-hour drive to Virginia Beach from Toronto? Absolutely!

This was a wonderfully dynamic 30th Annual IASD Conference, with many of our Greater Toronto Area Regional members attending, presenting and volunteering. Our GTA wine and cheese hour was well attended with 15 of us schmoozing, sharing ideas and Conference experiences.

The June 2nd IASD event in Toronto attracted 16 participants and was a great lead-in to the Conference. Anat Thompson facilitated our optional dream share that was then followed by a lively meeting about the region and our potluck lunch.

Elena Rossi’s informative and educational health care presentation, Dreamwork and Eating Disorders started off the afternoon. Julia Ray continued with an experiential workshop, Dance the Part, where participants were guided to connect to a dream figure through dance.

We are an action-oriented community with a screening platform for regional members where presentations and research is supported or vetted for Conference or other presentations.

We finally have a dream hub! Please visit our new webpage at www.healgently.ca./?q=IASD or through www.healgently.ca  Regional member dream events and announcements engage visitors by offering links to member interviews, articles and dream events in our area. Our growing branch of IASD is now more accessible, with a place to drop in, bounce around and get in touch.

If you’d like to review the IASD Toronto Dreamers Seed Paper or attend our September 29, 2013 Regional Event in Toronto, please email me at mara@healgently.ca 

Mara Zadnoff, your Toronto Regional Representative

TOKYO REGIONAL EVENT

In the early afternoon of July 13, our small group gathered in the basement conference room at KKR Nakameguro Hotel. Sheila Asato opened the program by leading us in handcrafting a small dream journal and pair dreamwork. The program also included presentations by local members. Three topics were presented: “How alternative comics in the US have been the ways to share dreams” (Shuhei Enomoto); “Experiments on group dream incubation and possibilities of dream telepathy” (Yuuko Ootaka); and “How dreams and autobiographical memory are possibly related.” What was impressive was the richness and diversity of content that was possible, even with a small group of people in Tokyo, and how dreams helped us into many different dimensions.

Misa Tsuruta, Regional Representative, Japan

REGIONAL EVENTS COMMITTEE

I would like to acknowledge and thank Diane Grieg who is stepping back from the IASD Regional Events Co-chair position. Fortunately, Diane will continue to serve on the Regional Events Committee. Claude Desloges, a current committee member, has agreed to take up the co-chair role. Claude, chair of the very successful Montreal regional conferences, is already known to most of us in the Regional Representatives Network through keeping us all up to date with renewing members in our regions. Welcome also to Mara Zadnoff (Toronto Regional representative) who joins the committee.

UPDATES ON RECENT REGIONAL EVENTS

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 Claude Desloges at: claude.desloges@videotron.ca

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 FINE PRINT: IASD DREAM-NEWS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The deadline for the IASD Dream-News is the first of each month.
There is no Dream-News published in July.
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.

To subscribe to the IASD Dream-News:
http://enews.kintera.org/ 

To change your E-mail address:
http://AddressChangeForm.kintera.org/ 

Please direct any technical problems to Richard Wilkerson at the IASD office: office@asdreams.org

IASD Website:
http://www.asdreams.org


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