MARCH  2014
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Board Nominations: Time to Vote

2014 Annual Conference Berkeley, California:

Early Bird Registration:
Deadline Extended

Events and Keynote Speakers

AV Volunteers Wait List

Opportunity to Buy Ad in the Conference Program

IASD Regional News You Can Use

In Memoriam


Dream News Submissions Update

Member Events Around the World

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

Dream Time Toons!

February 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


From the Dream News Team
Dream News has been making some positive changes over these past few months, including a brand new look and more features like “Hot Off the Press.” However, this particular change is not a new one. As originally intended in its humble beginnings, Dream News will no longer be accepting announcements of workshops, classes, lectures and the like for its “Member Events Around the World” section. In other words, we want to encourage our members to report on events after they have occurred and move away from advertisement-like articles. (This does not include researchers who need volunteers for their projects.)

These changes will begin with our next April issue. Our hope is to focus on news which includes the wonderful accomplishments of our IASD members and the dreaming community.

Thank you for your continued excellence and contributions to this newsletter.


Step into the profound teaching of your dreams in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts at The Rowe Center on March 21-23, where you will have the opportunity to witness and participate in String Work, a powerful dream enactment process that helps untie the knots binding us to our own suffering and keeping us from the extraordinary love and support of the divine archetypal realm within.

If you are curious and have never been to a North of Eden Archetypal Dreamwork retreat, this weekend offering is a great place to begin.
For more information, please click here


Celebrate the Vernal Equinox in one of the most Verdant places on earth! Yes, that’s Hawaii, and especially on the “green” side of the Island where we’ll be dreaming and awakening together on March 15-23, 2014 in Kalani Oceanside Retreat, Hawaii.

Becoming adept at lucid dreaming requires practice with effective techniques and a degree of focused attention difficult to maintain during our busy lives. This program provides an ideal opportunity to nurture lucid dreaming abilities and enhance mindfulness in daily life.

For program details, please visit our website:


This is your invitation to a very special kind of Dream-thick and space-limited retreat/conference from Thursday, Oct 30 - Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 (with the TBD possibility of Pre-conference events Wednesday Oct 29) in Stoneville, North Carolina.

Featured presentations will be by Loralee Scott-Conforti, Creatives as Cultural Prophets and Healers in a Time of Trauma and Turbulence and Dr. Michael Conforti, The Art of Spiritual Navigation: Relating to the Reality of Psyche in an Authentic Spiritual Life.

Dr. Michael Conforti is a Jungian analyst and the founder and Director of The Assisi Institute. He has been a faculty member at the C. G. Jung Institute Boston, the C. G. Jung Foundation of New York, and for many years served as a Senior Associate faculty member in the Doctoral and Master's Programs in Clinical Psychology at Antioch, New England. He has presented his work to a wide range of national and international audiences, including the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich and Jungian organizations in Venezuela, Denmark, Italy and Canada. He is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings (2007) and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche.

Loralee Scott-Conforti is Executive Director of The Assisi Institute and Artistic Director of Accendo Dance Company. Her most recent body of work is focused on the global issue of human trafficking and tells the true story of a human trafficking victim as reported by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Nicholas Kristoff in "Half The Sky."

More information about other conference presentations and the details of the conference should be on the website 


The CE Dream Studies Certificate is designed to help professionals gain an understanding of important research about dreams and to implement that knowledge in order to accomplish personal and professional goals. Our teaching approach encourages the student to explore personal interests and learn through experience as well as to come to an appreciation of research in the field.

The program consists of three three-credit courses, a three-credit practicum, and a one-credit integrative paper. The three required courses include: Neuropsychology of Dreams and Dreaming (45 CEs); Personal Mythology and Dream Psychology (45 CEs) and Understanding and Appreciating Dreams (45 CEs). Contact Jacquie Lewis, PhD Co-Director, Dream Studies Certificate Program, Saybrook University


Join Active Dreaming pioneer and bestselling author Robert Moss for an unforgettable journey that will expand your sense of reality and confirm that there is life beyond death and in other dimensions of the multiverse. In his new book, The Boy Who Died and Came Back, Moss describes how he lived a whole life in another world when he died at age nine in a Melbourne hospital and how he died and came back again, in another sense, in a crisis of spiritual emergence during midlife. As he shares his adventures in walking between the worlds, we begin to understand that all times — past, future, and parallel — may be accessible NOW.

Moss presents nine keys for living consciously at the center of the multidimensional universe, embracing synchronicity, entertaining our creative spirits, and communicating with a higher Self. Publishers Weekly gave this book a starred review saying, "Reading this book is like embarking on a guided mystery tour through the past, present, and other worlds — and discovering the potential to transform one’s own life, as well as a path to transform the world.”

For more information, click here


From Laurel Clark, IASD Executive Committee

Do you want to spread the word about dreams and the IASD to the public? There are many publications, both in print and online, looking for article submissions. You can share the particular knowledge you have about dreams while educating the public about the IASD.

For the next few issues of Dream News, I will be providing information about potential places to submit your articles.

This month’s feature is the website of the American Holistic Health Association (AHHA). AHHA is a not-for-profit “free and impartial information resource for wellness and healing.” Their website says that their “sole purpose is to offer you impartial holistic health resources — both alternative and traditional — that help you become more active and confident in your health decisions.”

The Executive Director is very interested in articles on dreams and healing. If you have a personal story of how you healed through dreams, or how dreams helped alert you to a health condition, or universal suggestions about how to integrate dreams with health, this is a perfect site for your story or article.

Click on this link for guidelines for submitting articles


A brief, personal and sensory film/video on the most forgotten part of our life: SLEEP. Sleep experienced from the inner world versus the outside experience. The short film will comprise a variety of interpretations of own dream images, erotic dreams and dreams which have made a lasting impression on me, along with images of myself during sleep, seen from the outside, with the emphasis on external sensations and a remote view of what is happening. The film will last approximately 20 minutes.

In this issue, Hot Off the Press explores the subject of dreams and how we process information. 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.



In a new paper, University of Adelaide philosopher Professor Philip Gerrans says dreams and delusions have a common link - they are associated with faulty "reality testing" in the brain's higher order cognitive systems.



Dreaming is still poorly understood. Notably, its cerebral underpinning remains unclear. Neuropsychological studies have shown that lesions in the temporoparietal junction (TPJ) and/or the white matter of the medial prefrontal cortex (MPFC) lead to the global cessation of dream reports, suggesting that these regions of the default mode network have key roles in the dreaming process (forebrain ‘dream-on’ hypothesis).


Due to the earlier than usual annual conference dates this year, we are announcing the Board Nominations 2014 Time to Vote this month. All members’ ballots must be received at IASD central office by May 30, 2014. Note that only current members of IASD can vote for Board members, and will receive a link to the ballot page soon.

The 2014 IASD Nominating Committee has invited the following seven members to run for the five member-elected three-year board positions that will be vacated as of the June board meeting: Joy Fatooh (USA), Willem Fermont (Netherlands), Lou Hagood (USA), Linda Mastrangelo (USA), Bobbie Ann Pimm (USA), Massimo Schinco (Italy) and Mara Zadnoff (Canada). Selectees (those five with the highest number of votes) will be announced at the General Membership Meeting at the Berkeley conference on Friday, June 6, 2014.


To register visit the conference website. Register directly with the Doubletree Hotel for your lodging, and book early to take advantage of the limited discounted room block that is available. On the conference site, click on the Accommodations menu link for special instructions, and note that there are different numbers to call depending on whether you are reserving lodging within the room block or for nights that extend beyond the block.


The conference features 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 PSI Dreaming Contest, music and film events, the ever popular costume Dream Ball and an afternoon Cruise on San Francisco Bay. The preliminary schedule is now available on the conference website.


The IASD Conference Advisory Committee has completed the selection of Keynote Presenters for the 2014 conference. Keynote Presenters for the Conference include:

Barry Krakow, M.D. founded Maimonides International Nightmare Treatment, and is a board certified sleep disorders specialist with more than two decades of research in the treatment of chronic nightmares. He is the co-author of Conquering Bad Dreams and Nightmares, Insomnia Cures, Turning Nightmares Into Dreams (2003), and Sound Sleep, Sound Mind.

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.

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.

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 including Dream Work in Therapy: Facilitating Exploration, Insight, and Action.


At this point volunteer positions are filled, but we can place you on a wait list. Apply online at or if you have questions write us at


Highlight your presence at the 2014 IASD Conference by advertising in the annual conference program.

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? Are you one of the 90 published authors who belong to IASD?

If your ad has not yet been included in the program, don’t get left out again this year. You can provide us with camera-ready artwork or, with enough advance notice, we will create your ad for you for an additional fee using one of several specially designed templates.

The annual conference program is handed out to every conference attendee and contains key information on events, schedule of sessions, workshops, and much more. Attendees constantly refer to the program on-site 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.

* Materials deadline is April 15, 2014!
* You may reserve your space now with prepayment.
* All advertisements are gray scale.
* Sorry, no preferred placement ads available.
* Accepted advertisement formats: pdf, eps, jpg, flattened .psd
* Please email with any questions prior to submitting.
* If you cannot supply a camera-ready advertisements, layout and design assistance is available at a flat rate of $50.00 per advertisement, as time permits, paid directly to designer.
* A downloadable copy of the entire program will be made available on this website as additional marketing and proof of your ad placement.
* See downloadable rate sheet and advertisement specifications in pdf format.

Please contact Laura Atkinson, Advertising Coordinator, for further details and reservation.

From Susan Benson, Regional Events Co-Chair

In this month’s Regional news column we announce news of two forthcoming regional conferences planned for 2014. On September 13, the IASD Southern Californian Regional group and the Southern Californian Dream Institute will host Southern Californian Dreaming, a one-day conference to be held at Marymount California University. In November, the 5th IASD European Regional conference focused on Varieties of Dreaming will be held in Rome at the UNICEF Center from November 6-8. The previous regional events held in Southern California and in Europe have proven to be very popular and successful events. We anticipate these two new events will be of similar interest and value to regional members. Our thanks to the hosts and organizing committees.

In other regional news, Margaret Bowater (IASD regional representative New Zealand) reports from Auckland that a group of dreamers have begun the process of setting up a New Zealand Dream Network and website. The new association, which will be called Dreamwork Aotearoa-New Zealand, will promote dream education in New Zealand. We look forward to sharing news of further developments and wish the organizing committee every success with their exciting new development.

Regional Events Update

Mara Zadnoff (Toronto Regional Representative) reports:

In another community outreach event, the Toronto Region of the IASD held the ‘Dreams Matter’ conference in downtown Toronto on February 2. We were pleased with the turnout of about 40 attendees and offered up a fantastic lineup of presenters that included Christopher Sowton, Elena Rossi, Carlyle Smith, Donna-Marie Newfield, Patti Allen, Jeanne Van Bronkhorst and special guest dream group facilitator, Rosemary Gosselin. From this exposure, we have had some new membership activity on the IASD front and increased interest in regional activities and dream group inquiries. This was a profitable event for the IASD and the Region; so with a team in place, we intend to continue this type of outreach with consideration of the programming ideas suggested by attendees.

Regional Events Calendar

Geoff Nelson (Conference host) reports:

The Southern California Regional group of IASD and the Southern California Dream Institute are offering another regional conference on Sept. 13, 2014. We will meet at Marymount California University, the site of two of our previous regionals.

Our keynote speaker will be Deirdre Barrett, PhD, author & psychologist from the Harvard Medical School, and a past president of IASD.

In addition to the keynote address, we are planning three sessions of workshops and presentations, including a rehabilitation track, a spirituality track, a labyrinth, a dream art exhibit, and other offerings.

We will have more information, a web site link, submission & volunteer processes, and more very soon. See our Facebook page,

Varieties of Dreaming: 5th European IASD Regional Conference, Rome, November 6-8, 2014.

The conference will invite an interdisciplinary discussion that will focus on diverse perspectives able to provide a comprehensive understanding of what it is like to dream. Nicola Zippel and committee members: Giuseppe Lago (Program Chair, Scientific track); Stefano Martellotti (Program Chair, Workshops), Tiziana Liverani (On-site registration) are hosting the conference, which will be held at the UNICEF Center.

Keynote speakers are: Prof. Bruno Bara (University of Turin); Dr. Med. Ugo Amati (Rome); Professor Jennifer M. Windt (University of Mainz, Germany)

More detailed program information, website link, submission and volunteer processes will soon be available on the IASD website.

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:

Correction: In the February issue the article “IASD Honors and Mourns Robert L. Van De Castle” should read ‘Calvin Hall’ instead of Stanley Hall.



Marilyn "Mickey" Grossman (nee Lipofsky), age 83, died of natural causes at her home in McLean, VA on January 30, 2014. Born in Boston December 7, 1930, she married Robert M. Grossman (Bob) in 1952 and the couple established their home in northern Virginia. Marilyn was an active member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) and attended many conferences across the US and Europe.

Marilyn graduated from Boston Teacher's College in 1952 and was a Special Education teacher in Arlington, VA until she had children of her own. Marilyn and Bob were charter members of Olam Tikvah where she volunteered in various capacities. She was also a member of various Jewish community organizations including Hadassah, World ORT and the National Council of Jewish Women.

She is survived by her husband Bob, her brother Martin Lipofsky (Madeleine), her sons Stan (Lynne), Allen (Lynn), Michael (Peg), Gary, daughter Sarahbeth, grandchildren David, Michele, Emily, Andrew, Eli, Lindsey and Shelby.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rabbi Klirs Education Fund at Congregation Olam Tikvah in Fairfax Virginia or to the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD).


Donald D. Carlson, a 1950 graduate of Linden High School, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in Spokane, WA. He was 81. After high school, he worked for Roger's Fuel Co. in Linden, then joined the Air Force where he was a radio operator based in Lackland, TX. His tour of duty included Alaska, Okinawa, and Guam. The B-20 and B-36 were retired during this time. He graduated from Cheney College in 1960, majoring in geography, geology, and economics, and was on the ski patrol. His first job was with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Nevada and Washington.

Donald worked on the Titan Missile Project. He loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. He placed 10th in the Boone and Crockett Elk Hunt. He also had his own bait and supply business. He was a Spokane City Planner, Zoning and Subdivision administrator for over 45 years. He also practiced hand writing analysis and dream therapy. He was a Lifetime Member of IASD.

He is survived by wife, Anne Marie; daughters, Heather and Rhonda; sister, Elayne, Aunt Milly, and their families. Parents, Fred and Erna, son, Dwayne, preceded him in death.

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