JUNE  2014
VOLUME 12 / ISSUE 6
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IN THIS ISSUE

PsiberDreaming Conference Early Bird Registration and Call for Art

2014 Annual Conference Berkeley, California:Wrap Up

2015 IASD Annual International Conference, Virginia Beach: Dates Announced

Call For Research Grant Proposals

IASD Regional News You Can Use

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

IASD Presidential Address

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

Dream Time Toons!

May Memberships Total: 59


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

Dear IASD members and friends,

I have had the honor to serve as the President of IASD for the past year, and during the year several big changes have taken place. First, for the second time in the history of IASD, the president has been elected to serve a second term. Over the years, the duties of the president have changed and become more varied, and thus the re-election of the president aims at adding continuity for the organization. Although we are now breaking a 30 year old tradition, I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve another term.

The second change that has taken place is that we have hired with a one year contract one of our most hardworking volunteers, Jean Campbell, as a Development Consultant. The main tasks of the Development Consultant have been to build an editorial team for and to renew DreamTime, and to organize a Strategic planning meeting to envision the future of IASD.

During the past year we have lost two of our past presidents. To honor their memory, and from now on that of any president, IASD has established the Presidential Memorial Award. This year, we are handing out an extra Ernest Hartmann Award for Student Research and a special Robert Van de Castle Research Award.

Thank you for the past year, I’m looking forward to another!

Katja Valli
President of IASD 2013-2015


DREAMING THE BIG DREAM - JUDY GARDINER'S BOOK LAVENDER WINS TOP HONORS AT THE NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Judy B. Gardiner was recently awarded the coveted spot for New Age Fiction by the National Indie Excellence Awards committee for her book, Lavender - An Entwined Adventure in Science and Spirit.

LAVENDER's journey, told through the dream, is a transformational gift from the universe awaking us to our place in time and space. The protagonist, a vivid dreamer named Penelope Peacock, descends to secret depths of earth and psyche where unfamiliar symbols of science and self become her compass. Confronted with dreams of forgotten memories, light and vision, particles of ancient legends, alchemical changes, and encoded messages, she begins to grasp the sacred meaning of interconnectedness and timelessness. Fragmentation in her dreams weaves a whole cloth teaching us the language of the unconscious by illustrating how dream images connect to symbolize the Oneness of existence, worldly and otherworldly. As the story unfolds we learn that an elite scientific team in the spirit of Claudius Galen, Claudius Ptolemy, Nicolaus Steno and Marie Curie are transmitting a collective message of concern for the earth and survival of humankind.

BOOK ON DREAMS AND HEALTH NOW AVAILABLE

In 1967, a dream research classic was published in Russia: a book written by Psychiatrist Vasily Kasatkin. He studied the dreams of his patients for over forty years. In his work as a psychiatrist, Kasatkin treated a variety of patients: schizophrenics (he was the first ever to record dreams in a scientific manner of these patients), blind people, alcoholics, but also people with a broken leg or arm. He analyzed their dreams and made remarkable conclusions.

Dr. Susanne van Doorn (Netherlands) has translated parts of this book into English. Originally, the books were to be offered at the IASD Conference Bookstore, however, due to unforeseen circumstances, the shipping was delayed and they were not delivered until the conference was over.

If you wish to purchase a copy of this beautiful book, email Susanne or visit 

$24.99 plus s/h (Shipping from the USA is available.)

IASD MEMBERS FEATURED ON SWISS TELEVISION

Professors Michael Schredl and Daniel Erlacher were interviewed on a Swiss TV health show broadcasted on June 2, 2014. The second half of the program was devoted to dreaming, dreams, and even lucid dreams.

For those who understand German click here for the website

DREAMSCLOUD COMPILING RESOURCE LISTS OF LICENSED THERAPISTS

Angel Morgan, Ph.D., serving on the Advisory Board of DreamsCloud.com is compiling a resource list of:

• Dreamworkers who are licensed therapists

• Dreamworkers who are licensed therapists and specialize in PTSD nightmares.

If you fit into either or both of these descriptions, please contact Angel Morgan with your information and permission to be included on the appropriate list/s. Thank you!

CALLING ALL WRITERS!

Authors or aspiring authors . . .

Online magazine All Things Healing (ATH) featuring articles on dreams, was mentioned in last month’s Dream News. ATH is looking for an editor for the Dream Medicine section.

They say:

“We are a community featuring over 60+ Editors and Assistant Editors who have come together to offer quality content to not only educate, but to entertain and inspire others in their journey of holistic health and wellness.

We are actively recruiting Editors for most of our categories. We look for Editors who are passionate about their work and wish to become part of a team who contribute to the ATH mission of ‘promoting healing for mind, body, spirit and planet’. Our Editors develop and grow their own networks by connecting with authors and websites which align with the ATH mission. This is a volunteer position.”

ATH estimates 3–4 hours a month, and the opportunity to have two of your own articles published each month. It gives you an open door to receive and publish articles from other IASD members . . . thus bringing attention to our great organization and educating the dream community with expert content. Contact Allie Sewell, General Manager at allthingshealing.com if interested.

In this issue, Hot Off the Press explores the subject of the new frontiers of lucid dreaming. 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.

THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF LUCID DREAMING: AN ONLINE SURVEY.
BY STUMBRYS T, ERLACHER D, JOHNSON M, SCHREDL M.

An online survey was conducted to gather data about lucid dream origination, duration, active or passive participation in the dream, planned actions for lucid dreams, and other phenomenological aspects. Among the 684 respondents who filled out the questionnaire, there were 571 lucid dreamers (83.5%). According to their reports, lucid dreams most often originate spontaneously in adolescence. The average lucid dream duration is about 14 minutes. Lucid dreamers are likely to be active in their lucid dreams and plan to accomplish different actions (e.g., flying, talking with dream characters, or having sex), yet they are not always able to remember or successfully execute their intentions (most often because of awakening or hindrances in the dream environment). The frequency of lucid dream experience was the strongest predictor of lucid dream phenomenology, but some differences were also observed in relation to age, gender, or whether the person is a natural or self-trained lucid dreamer. The findings are discussed in light of lucid dream research, and suggestions for future studies are provided

SOURCE: The American Journal of Psychology

INDUCTION OF SELF AWARENESS IN DREAMS THROUGH FRONTAL LOW CURRENT STIMULATION OF GAMMA ACTIVITY BY URSULA VOSS, ROMAIN HOLZMANN, ALLAN HOBSON, WALTER PAULUS, JUDITH KOPPEHELE-GOSSEL, ANSGAR KLIMKE & MICHAEL A NITSCHE

Recent findings link fronto-temporal gamma electroencephalographic (EEG) activity to conscious awareness in dreams, but a causal relationship has not yet been established. We found that current stimulation in the lower gamma band during REM sleep influences ongoing brain activity and induces self-reflective awareness in dreams. Other stimulation frequencies were not effective, suggesting that higher order consciousness is indeed related to synchronous oscillations around 25 and 40 Hz.

SOURCE:NATURE NEUROSCIENCE

TOTAL MAY MEMBERS = 59

NEW MEMBERS = 22

INDIVIDUALS:
Kathryn Belicki
Denis Belicki
Roser Camats Falip
David Crespy
Lucy Elgin
Millie Fortier
Paul Giurlanda
Mae Green
Jill Griggs
Amelia Hesson
Bob Krumhansl
Mark Long
Laurel McCabe
Sarah Mergen
David Saunders
Seyta Selter
Jodi Shuben
Linda Tuovinen
Toko-pa Turner
Amira Webster
Frida Yngström
Anonymous – 1


RENEWING MEMBERS = 37

INDIVIDUALS:
Adam Anczyk
Kenneth Arenson
Constance Bovier
Maria Carla Cernuto
Hezekiah Condron
Brenda Dhar
Mary-Therese Dombeck
Marilyn Fowler
Tzivia Gover
Laura Grace
Jodine Grundy
Mary Haffey
Diane Hillaire
Marsha Hudson
Ed Kellogg
Gerhard Kloesch
Myrna Klupenger
Roger Knudson
Winifred Lum
Dawn Matheny
Janet McCall
Mary McGee
Geoff Nelson
Rachelle Oppenhuizen
Margaret Raymond
Joan Robinson
Wolfgang Ronnefeldt
Fred Seligson
John Shaw
Alan Siegel
Cheryl Simons
Shanee Stepakoff
Andy Thatcher
Sandy Wiener
Linda Yates
Anonymous – 2

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FOR
PSIBERDREAMING 2014 JULY ONLY

IASD's online PsiberDreaming Conference 2014 "Dreaming With the Other" will happen this year between Sunday, September 28 and Sunday, October 12. Online all the time for two weeks – you'll never have more fun. If you’re eager for the fun to begin, register NOW for the Early Bird discount (month of July only) at www.asdreams.org/psi2014

Early Bird Registration Rates for PsiberDreaming 2014

Non-Member $45
IASD Member $40
All Students with valid ID $30

After the end of July, all rates will be increased, but NEW IASD members (first time, and just exploring) will receive registration for the 2014 PsiberDreaming Conference FREE. Stay tuned for details; tell your friends.

When you go to the web site for Early Registration, you'll want to take a look at this year's lineup of PsiberDreaming Presenters. Experts on dreams and psi will provide insight into many areas of dreaming with the "other."

Call to Artists for the 2014 PsiberDreaming Online Gallery

This year’s PsiberDreaming Conference theme is “Dreaming With the Other.” We encourage dreamers to share their artwork based on dream experiences that reveal “the other” within themselves, or perhaps dreams that suggest contact or collaboration with an unknown other. What forms have you or another taken in your dreams? Have you traveled through time, or met someone from “the other side”? What does the theme mean to you? Explore the mystery of dreams that appear to escape personal boundaries or conscious waking knowledge.

The PsiberDreaming Art Gallery is looking for your creative submissions. Whether you are a professional artist or non-artist, the online gallery provides an additional avenue of expression, taking viewers along on a visual journey as you tell the dream. The process and focus when creating artwork may provide you with clues or self-realization when pondering symbols or events in a dream. For the audience, it is a window into the worlds of others. We appreciate each submission to the gallery, and are inspired by the artwork and the dream story. We look forward to your entries and the intriguing possibilities as we consider “Dreaming With the Other.”

Eligibility: Original works in any medium inspired by and depicting dreams. Acceptable submissions include paintings, drawings, journal sketches, digital artwork, photography, doodles, cartoons, crafts, textiles, sculpture, and poetry. All entries must be accompanied by dream text to tell your dream. Dream Art submitted without accompanying text will be rejected.

IMPORTANT: This year, due to availability and time schedules, we must limit submissions to only ONE piece of artwork per artist. So show us your best stuff! Images will be displayed in an interactive, online Dream Journal format. This is quite different from previous years, but will be something unique that can be downloaded and saved.

Images must be submitted using the online form with the exact dimensions of 8″x10″ and at least 150 dpi. We are sorry that we are unable to assist with resizing or creating digital border frames for your artwork.

We hope to see you through your dream artwork this year in the IASD PsiberDreaming Art Gallery. Deadline for submissions: Sunday, September 14, 2014.


THE 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE BERKELEY, CA: GOLDEN GATEWAY TO DREAMS WRAP UP

IASD would like to thank all of the wonderful staff and volunteers personally for the terrific job you did on this year’s IASD International Conference which made it an astounding success. The latest registration results indicated that we had 413 attendees (369 regular plus artists) from 20 countries around the world. 164 of those were presenters coming from 17 countries. All of the accounting is not in yet but by all estimates it appears we should achieve a net margin of close to $50,000, which beats our budgeted goal of $40,000. This margin is necessary to help support our office, our expenses and other IASD programs.

IASD would like to thank the many volunteers who worked to make this conference possible, particularly the members of the Conference Advisory Committee, its chair Bob Hoss and support team with whom without them this event would not be possible: Laura Atkinson, Catherine Campaigne, Jean Campbell, Janet Garrett, Robert Gongloff, Curt Hoffman, Bob Hoss, Ryan Hurd, Bobbie Pimm, Alan Siegel, Katja Valli and Richard Wilkerson.

We would also like thank you all warmly, along with the 164 presenters and all of the attendees who made the conference a success, and hope to see you back with us next year at Virginia Beach.

Visit the 2014 Conference web site for further information http://asdreams.org/2014

General Board Meeting

From Susannah Benson (Nominations Chair)
The officers nominated by the Nominating Committee and approved by the Board to serve in the coming year were introduced to the membership at the general membership meeting at the annual conference. They are as follows: Katja Valli, President; Robert Gongloff, Board Chair; Susannah Benson, Vice President; Laurel Clark, Secretary; and Robert Hoss, Treasurer. These officers took their positions at the annual board meeting held Wednesday, June 4. These officers are the voting members of the Executive Committee and serve a term of one year, but may be re-elected.

The five directors who had been elected by the membership were also introduced at the general membership meeting and took their positions at the annual board meeting. They are Joy Fatooh (USA), Willem Fermont (Netherlands), Bobbie Ann Pimm (USA), Linda Mastrangelo (USA) and Massimo Schinco (Italy). 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, IASD currently arranges 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.
In the February board meeting, the Board voted to appoint Robert Gongloff; Robert Hoss; David Kahn and Scott Sparrow to director appointed board positions. These directors also took their positions at the annual board meeting. The new Directors terms of office will expire in 2017.

The Nominations Committee thanks and acknowledges all the outgoing board members and officers for their commitment and dedication to serving the membership and realizing the vision of IASD.

The membership honored two extraordinary members with a moment of silence: Ernest Hartmann and Robert Van de Castle, Past Presidents and lifetime achievement award winners who had passed away this year.

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.

We received a total of sixteen submissions for the Ernest Hartmann Student Research Awards Competition – a record number! They were equally divided between quantitative and qualitative submissions. The results, upon which all of the committee members agreed, were as follows:

Quantitative Category:
Winner: Hye Joo Han, “How do Social Networks in Dreams Differ from Waking-Life Social Networks?”
Runners-up: Rafael Ayala, “REM Sleep, Dreams, and Attachment Orientation” and Nicolas Zink, “Relationship between Lucid Dreaming, Creativity, and Dream Characteristics” (with Reinhard Pietrowksy)

Qualitative Category:
Winner:
Polly McCann, “From Where We Write: Writer’s Self-Awareness through Dream and Memory”
Runner-up: none.

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

Nancy Richter Brzeski Art Awards Presented

Eight awards were granted to outstanding artists at the 2014 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 Fariba Bogzaran from San Francisco, CA; Second Place ($750) was awarded to Chase Markovich from New Orleans, LA; Third Place ($500) went to Linda Mastrangelo from Felton, California. Awards of merit (each for $150) went to: Lynlee Lyckberg, Michael Markham, Bonnie Mitsch, and Jennifer Wheat. Fariba was also honored by the conference attendees with the Peoples’ Choice Award of $150.

IASD would like to send a warm thank you to our Arts Chair Monika Del Bosque, her exhibit co-chair Robert Gongloff, our judges Monika Del Bosque, Joanne Rochon and Kim Vergil, and the artists, for a beautiful Dream Arts Exhibit – particularly as this was Monika’s first time chairing the event.

Dream Ball and Psi Contest

The highlights of these conferences have always been the annual Dream Ball and the Psi Dreaming Telepathy Contest, thanks to founder Robert Van de Castle. His presence was clearly missed this year in Berkeley. IASD gives a hearty thank you to Ed Kellogg for his enhancements to and management of the Psi Dreaming Contest and Laurel Clark as our gifted “sender.” Marcia and Jim Emery the ever so cordial social chairs who brought you the beautifully decorated Dream Ball and Gayle Delaney and David Kahn (“Fred and Ginger”) who did a stellar job as our “dreamy” Costume Parade MCs, and for Ted Jones, Jeff Armano and Justina Lasley as the judges.

You can see IASD conference cameos and the awesome array of Dream Ball costumes, thanks to photographer extraordinaire Richard Wilkerson by clicking here.


THE 2015 IASD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, VIRGINIA BEACH: SAVE THE DATES!

The 2015 IASD Annual International Conference will be held on Friday evening June 5 through Tuesday evening June 9, 2015. The venue is the beautiful Virginia Beach Resort Hotel on the shore at 2800 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA with sweeping views of the Cape Henry Bay.  

The Dream Conference features world-renowned keynote speakers, over 150 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, the Dream Art Exhibition and reception, a Dream Hike, the annual Psi Dream Contest, the ever popular costume Dream Ball and other fun special events appropriate to the beach-side location. Come meet and converse with your favorite authors and personalities as well as a multitude of kindred spirits interested in sharing the joy and benefits of understanding dreams and dreamworking.


CALL FOR RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSALS

For those thinking about submitting a Dream Research Grant Proposal, the deadline is October 15, 2014 for this grant cycle. The process is slightly different this year in that we will be reviewing final proposals instead of Letters of Intent as in the past. Grants are offered through a partnership between IASD and the DreamScience foundation (DSF).

Submission Areas • High quality quantitative and qualitative research proposal Letters of Intent are invited in areas related to dreams and dreaming, including but not limited to: the biology or neuroscience of dreaming, phenomenological and psychological studies of dreaming, and such fields as anthropological and cultural studies.

Submission Deadline • October 15, 2014 for your research proposal which summarizes your planned research effort. This year submissions will be for final proposals which will be reviewed by a research board. Those selected for award will be notified in the November timeframe if any further input is required. Awards are planned for the December timeframe.
Submission Deadline • Go to www.dreamscience.org/iasd or to the IASD web site: www.asdreams.org and select the “DreamScience Grant” icon button, for instructions and a submissions outline. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED (e-mail) to bob@dreamscience.org


From Susan Benson, Regional Events Co-Chair

It was great to catch up with so many of the reps at the annual conference and to be able to share ideas, get feedback and preview some future planning for the regional events network.

In this month’s news, we welcome Birinder Singh who joins the network as IASD rep for Chandigarh, India. Margaret Bowater, Regional Rep New Zealand, shares that the newly formed New Zealand Dream Association: Dream Network Aoteroa New Zealand has launched its new website.  The association will hold its inaugural meeting on 11 July. Congratulations to you Margaret and to all the committee members. We look forward to sharing news of ongoing developments.

Regional Events Calendar

THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Call for Submissions has passed. Full details about the program and registration details will be posted later in July on the IASD site.



MONTREAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE

The 4th Montreal Colloque Rêve will be held in French at Collège de Maisonneuve on November 1, 2014. The theme of the conference is Dreaming through the ages: Birth to old age. Further information will be posted on the IASD website.

5TH EUROPEAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Call for Submissions is still open If you were a participant at the last European Regional Conference in Berne, or previous European Regionals you will know that these events are very popular and consistently receive high participant feedback. If you didn’t get to the annual conference then this next European conference is a great opportunity to share information and connect with researchers and dream practitioners. Nicola Zippel, conference host, reports that the program will include morning dream groups and a focus on dream and art. The Committee welcomes submissions that include:

* The continuity waking state/dreaming state
* Sleep disorders and their effects on dream performance, and suggested treatments.
* The role of dreams in sleep medicine
* The dream and the dreamer in literature and art.
* The relationship between reality and unreality in dream experience.
* The role of dream activity in the therapeutic setting.
* Lucid dreaming.
* The meaning of dreaming in human evolution and social life of individuals.

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:
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