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2014 IASD Pledge Drive

2014 Annual Conference Berkeley, California Announces Keynote Speakers, Call for Dream Art and AV Volunteers

News From the Board

The Ernest Hartmann Award for Student Research

IASD Regional News You Can Use


Year-Round Editorial Team Becomes Part of Organizational Upgrade

Member Events Around the World

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

Dream Time Toons!

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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


IASD Board member Janet Garrett has agreed to manage copy editing tasks for IASD on a year-around basis. This will include managing a team of other volunteers with an eye to unifying IASD's style and message. This change is part of an ongoing effort to upgrade the organization's web site and maintain a consistent style.

Janet, who has led the PsiberDreaming Conference editing team for the past several years, began more recently to copy edit other IASD publications such as Dream News, the IASD conference program, and DreamTime. With this new arrangement, she will be able to manage all copy written for various organizational publications; and, with the aid of other copy editing volunteers, be able to standardize the style of these publications.


The depth of the season helps create a quiet path into the truth and power of dreams; dreams that can then be explored in the supportive container of our intimate retreat groups. Step into the journey on January 14-19, 2014 in the winter wonder of northern Vermont’s woods.

Click here for more information


A Gathering of Men and Women Exploring Nighttime Dreams Together

For anyone interested in their own dreams. 5:30 PM Friday, January 17 to 3:00 PM Sunday, January 19, 2014 at a FIVE STAR retreat center near Greensboro in Stoneville, NC led by Tom Lane, D. Min. Hurry, only a few spaces left!

Tom is a Professional Dreamworker, former Board Member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a presenter of workshops nationally and internationally.

For more information and to check availability,
contact Tom at 


Laurel Clark recently gave lectures on dreams to two different groups in the Chicago area. In October, she was the featured speaker at the Palatine Women's Club, a not-for-profit organization that raises money for community projects. Her topic was "Interpreting Dreams for Self Discovery."

On November 7th, Laurel spoke to the Theosophical Society in Wheaton, IL on the topic "Dreams, Language of the Soul," followed by a book signing of her book Intuitive Dreaming. The talk was also simultaneously available online on a webcast. The archived webcast is currently available and will soon be available on DVD.


Nancy Richter Brzeski has been involved in our arts program for over 26 years. In 2006 she began donating funds so that IASD could honor those artists whose works were most relevant to dreams and dreaming.

Nancy has just advised us that her book, The Passionate Art, is now available for purchase.

Here is what Rita Dwyer, IASD Past President and Executive Officer, has to say about the book:

This lovely book exemplifies a strong woman’s determination in her search for wholeness and healing, for gaining freedom to become more attuned to her own talents and through her artistic expression developing creative new ways of seeing and being in her world while honoring the past that led her to her life today.

At home or abroad, in the garden or on the tennis court, adventurously sailing on the sea of dreams or battening down in safe harbors, being serious or playful, it is apparent to all that Nancy Richter Brzeski has a lively spirit mixed with a dose of spunk. This volume of her artwork, interwoven with her dreams, waking life events, deepest thoughts, apt quotes, and musical references attest to her skills as a fine artist and inspiring author. More importantly, she provides us with a glimpse of what it takes to be a Real Woman for All Seasons and All Ages, while living fully and freely in the present.

All artworks included in the book are for sale. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of Nancy’s book or art, you may contact her directly at


Listen to the highly acclaimed experts in the fields of dreams, intuition, healing, and parapsychology. This is your opportunity to purchase the interviews made by Dr. Marcia Emery from her internet radio show “Partnership of Intuition and Dreams.” Each show is a full hour long interview in MP3 format to download onto your computer or other devices. Click here for her online store. 


The Dream Studies Certificate Program at Saybrook University is offering non-degree seeking individuals the opportunity to earn the online certificate for $7,500 (16 credits total), to begin Spring 2014. For more information about program requirements contact Jacquie Lewis, PhD, Co-Director of the Dream Studies Certificate Program. To sign up for the program contact the admissions office at Saybrook University.


Misa Tsuruta is looking for American undergraduate students who are interested in participating in dream research for her dissertation research. Participants will be asked to answer several questionnaires and complete a 2-week dream journal, for which they will receive a small compensation. If you or someone you know might be eligible to participate, please contact Misa Tsuruta

In this issue, Hot Off the Press explores the subject of dreams and technology. The intention of this column is to publish links to evidence-based scientific articles that are written for a non-research audience in the study of dreams.


For a number of years now, researchers have been using quantitative methods of analysis to study the content of dreams. The findings from these studies provide compelling evidence that dreaming is not meaningless “noise” but rather a coherent and sophisticated mode of psychological functioning. Furthermore, recent advances in digital technology are expanding this approach, potentially boosting by many orders of magnitude our ability to understand the statistically recurring patterns in people’s dreams.


Taylor Beck describes a new campaign that aims to create “the world’s largest database of dreams.” Shadow: Community of Dreamers is a mobile app, crowdfunded with $50,000 on Kickstarter, which will wake people, collect dream reports by typing or talking, anonymize them and beam them into a searchable, analyzable online set. . . . “We can measure how global events affect mankind’s unconscious,” says Shadow adviser and Spanish neuroscientist Umberto León Domínguez, PhD, a researcher in the sleep and circadian rhythms lab at the University of Madrid School of Medicine’s Psychiatry department. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, elections, and the World Cup are examples of events Domínguez thinks impact people’s dreaming. Data collected on Shadow will show scientists how events like births, deaths, celebrity marriages, and pop cultural breakthroughs like documentaries or marketing campaigns also affect global dreaming.
SOURCE: Co. Labs




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As IASD moves into a new decade, there are updates, additions and changes being made. Strategic Planning sessions (once again supported by grant funding from the Bitner Foundation) will take place at the meetings of the IASD Board at the Berkeley conference in June.

This year, the IASD Board has also recommended a change in conference scholarships, allowing for more people—particularly students—to take advantage of the conference.

Help us build the future of IASD; help us build the dream.

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IASD's Pledge Drive is held annually, between December 1 and the end of January.

IASD is a 501(c)3 US nonprofit organization.

Registration Is Now Open for the Premiere Dream Conference of the Year

Registration is now open for the 2014 IASD Annual International Conference which will held on Wednesday evening June 4 through Sunday evening June 8, 2014 at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina on the bay at 200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley, California, USA.

We are also proud to announce the confirmation of three of our keynotes. 

Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist, a Marriage and Family Therapist and the Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is author of four recent books including Dream Tending.

Anne Germain, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on the neurobiology and treatment of trauma-related sleep disturbances, and PTSD nightmares.

Clara Hill, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Maryland. She was editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, has received multiple Psychological Society awards, and is author of 67 book chapters and 11 books.

The Conference will also feature over 150 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, the Dream Art Exhibition and reception, a Dream Hike along the shoreline nature preserve, the annual Dream Telepathy Contest, the ever popular costume Dream Ball and an afternoon Cruise on San Francisco Bay.

To register or for additional conference information, pricing, and early bird discounts, please visit the website:

Call for Dream Art Entries Now on Website

The 2014 Juried Dream Art Exhibition will be held in conjunction with the 2014 annual conference at Berkeley.
We are now accepting original art work about or inspired by dreams. The jurors will be open-minded about the relationship of the art work to dream content when selecting the art pieces, as long as the work was inspired in some fashion by visionary or emotional experiences that occurred during sleep or from dream-related inspirations.

All two-dimensional and multi-dimensional media will be considered, including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, video, and installation art.

You do not need to be a member of IASD or a conference attendee to participate in the Dream Art Exhibition.

Cash awards will be offered for works chosen from among those accepted for display at the conference. First prize is $1000.

Deadline: February 15, 2014.

A Few Audio Visual Support Volunteer Positions Open

The response has been outstanding this year for people who wish to join our great group of volunteers and help make our 31st IASD annual international conference a success. At this point most volunteer positions are filled, but we do have a few Audio Visual assistance positions open – so apply now to ensure you have a position. You may still apply to be placed on the wait list for other positions: Registration, Room Monitor, Art Exhibit.

Audio Visual support volunteers help the presenter with the AV equipment; mainly helping with microphones and loading their presentations from CDs or thumb drives on the Windows 8 based PCs, and launching them for viewing with the attached digital projector.

As an onsite volunteer you will work roughly 12 hours during the conference, which will allow you to attend the conference and all main receptions, including the dream ball and a special volunteer reception, all for $50. (Travel, meals, and your other expenses are not included.) Volunteers also receive a 50% discount on the conference recording. Once your application has been received, if there is a position available you will be sent a letter of acceptance, and asked to register for the conference by a certain deadline and pay the non-refundable volunteer fee in order to be confirmed. The volunteer fee is $150 with $100 returned after you complete your duties.

If you have any questions you can write us at 


Call for Treasurer’s Position

IASD is seeking an individual to replace the outgoing Treasurer in June, 2014. This volunteer position includes a spot on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, and it is ideal for someone with business or finance experience who is interested in expanding within IASD. The incoming Treasurer will be supported by the Finance Committee, along with training and assistance by the outgoing Treasurer. For more information about the position please contact David L. Kahn at

Call For IASD Board Nominations

The IASD Nominating Committee is soliciting recommendations for members to serve on the Board of Directors for the term beginning in July 2014. Nominees should be members in good standing who are willing to serve. Please send your recommendations to Susannah Benson, Nominating Committee Chair by December 15, 2013.


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.

The initial idea for a student research award was put forward at the IASD Board meeting prior to the 2004 Copenhagen conference by the late Dr. Ernest Hartmann. Dr. Hartmann served thereafter as a regular member of the Student Awards Committee. In recognition of his contributions to this effort, the Committee has decided, and the Executive Board of IASD has agreed, to rename the award in his memory. It will henceforth be known as the “Ernest Hartmann Award for Student Research.”

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:

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 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 the participant’s student ID. Alternatively, a copy can be faxed to the IASD Office at 1-209-724-0889, or scanned and emailed as an attachment to A note or cover letter should be included to indicate 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

From Susan Benson, Regional Events Co-Chair

As we enter into the holiday season and the beginning of a new year, it is a very good time to appreciate and thank our reps for all the activities they have been engaged with throughout the year to support and grow our association. The regional representative network continues to grow, and it is a pleasure to be able to welcome our latest reps, Beverley Ashwill (Oregon) and Brenda Ferrimani (Colorado).

The regional rep forum is bubbling and the creative juices are flowing. The conversation is literally taking us around the world as we share members’ native language term for the English word ‘dream’. Our international dictionary is growing, helping to expand our wide-world view of dreams and dreaming. In this month’s column, Jeremy Seligson (regional representative: Korea) shares a lovely way to deepen community through sharing cultural dream stories and folktales.

If you have a dream story you would like to share we would love to hear from you. In a follow-up to last month's newsletter, Susan Baragia advises that Tom and Kathleen Trotter were teaching at the University of Idaho, not the University of Nevada as previously stated.

We wish all of our members around the globe a very good new year. 

 One Thousand Names for Dreams

Mong (夢,몽) is Sino-Korean for Dream, literally meaning, “grass covers eyes under roof at night.” Kkum (꿈) is pure Korean, stemming from Kkum-i-da, meaning “to decorate,” or “make up a story,” and, of course, a sleeping dream. Kkum-ul-Kkumida means, “I dreamed a dream.”

A Korean Tale:  Jeremy Seligson

One night, Yi To-jo, who resided in the southeastern city of Jeon-ju in the Go-ryeo kingdom (918-1392) was sleeping and dreaming. In his dream, a stranger told him, “I am the dragon god (in human guise) of a nearby pond. Another dragon is trying to steal it away from me. We've agreed to fight a duel. If I win, I can keep my pond, but I'm afraid that I might lose. Can you help me?”

Yi To-jo replied, “Sorry, I won't.”

The next night, the stranger (again in human form) appeared again with his plea. This time, To-jo said, “I will, but how can I distinguish between you and the other dragon? The stranger said, “My skin color is white and his, black.”

The next morning, it was cloudy. To-jo, a famous archer, crept up to the pond clutching his bow. All at once, the water began bubbling and churning. Soon he could make out a white and a black dragon fighting.

To-jo strung an arrow, aimed, and struck the black dragon. Mortally wounded, it howled and flew away. That night, the white dragon appeared in To-jo's dream and said, “I'm going to repay you for your help. You'll find out how, in the future, through your descendants.”

Then, he vanished. To-jo woke up. To-jo's grandson, General Yi Song-gye would stage a coup d'etat in 1388. After he declined thrice, his supporters elevated him to the throne.

Thanks to To-jo's dream, each of the 26 following Jo-seon Dynasty (1392-1910) kings would bear the emblem of a smiling, as if “You'd make a good meal!” dragon on their silk robes.

Toronto Region Update:  Mara Zadnoff

Toronto regional members Julia Ray, Christopher Sowton, Jeanne Van Bronkhorst and Patti Allen spearheaded the IASD Toronto Region’s first large scale community event at the Whole Life Expo in Toronto, Canada from November 22-24. This 3-day event brings in thousands of people who are interested in attending to their well-being on various levels of health care.

Our shiny new brochure promoting our February 2, 2014 event flew off of the table . . . okay, so we had to stop a few people to ask them if they were curious about their dreams, but they almost always left with some information about our region and a conversation about their dreams. Our community outreach resulted in 43 new contacts for our regional mailing list and promotional time for our participating members.

On the opening day, Jeanne Van Bronkhorst presented ‘Dreams-Creating a Good Life’ and read from her book, Premonitions in Daily Life. It was an exhilarating weekend with good friends and good dreamers. Melody Boyce was the lucky winner of the complimentary gift membership. Congratulations to Melody, and we look forward to welcoming her and all our new contacts to our February 2 regional meeting, ‘Dreams Matter.’

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 Claude Desloges 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.
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.

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