AUGUST  2014
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New Members of IASD Receive Psiberdreaming 2014 Free

PsiberDreaming Art Gallery Call for Art

2015 IASD Annual International Conference, Virginia Beach:

Call For Presentations

Continuing Education Program is Expanding

Call for Research Grant Proposals

Earnest Hartman Student Research Awards

IASD Regional News You Can Use


Dreams that Change Our Lives

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

Dream Time Toons!

June & July Memberships Total: 58

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


Have you had a life changing dream? Would you like to share it so that others may appreciate the source of inner wisdom that lies within our dreams? In IASD we support dreaming as an important part of our growth, healing and learning process and we wish to illustrate that concept with stories from those who have experienced life changing insight and guidance from their dreams first hand. IASD is therefore planning on publishing a book of dream stories and lessons by those who have experienced life altering changes that were initiated by a dream – and we would love to hear your story.

Life changing dreams are part of what Carl Jung called Transcendence or “transition from one state of being to another…manifesting as a new attitude toward oneself and life.” Jung considered this a necessary part of growing as an individual – or Individuation – and considered dreams to be a natural and necessary part of bringing this about. Jung was not alone, many psychologists and researchers have recognized the problem solving capability and creative insight that dreams provide. The late Ernest Hartmann, MD, stated that change comes as dreams weave new information into established memory, making new connections, providing new insight which can help us make new decisions.

If your life has been changed by a dream and you wish to share your story as a part of this inspiring anthology, a call for contributions of dream stories is now posted on the IASD website.


Art Funkhouser, Group moderator

There is a multitude of articles (and cartoons, video clips, etc.) about dreams and dreaming on the web. They also pop up occasionally in the daily email we receive.

If you would like to receive and/or share links to such items, sign up by sending an email to or, if you already have a Yahoo account, sign in, click here and sign up there. Once you have signed up, you can say if you'd like to receive these sent to you as they arrive or as a daily or weekly digest.

As a member you can then share a link to a webpage that you think other dreamers would be interested in by sending it to 


Angel Morgan, Ph.D., serving on the Advisory Board of 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  with your information and permission to be included on the appropriate list/s. Thank you!


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 if interested.

In this issue, Hot Off the Press explores the subject of sleep, dreams and memory. 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.


Researchers at MIT performed experiments on mice such that the firing of 'place cells' in an area of the hippocampus could be recorded. Excerpts from the actual article follow but in plain speech (as best I can make of it) 'place cells' relate to the brains mapping of a trajectory through space-simply running down a track. At rest or slow wave sleep these place cells fire again to consolidate the memory.



Some people recall a dream every morning, whereas others rarely recall one. A team led by Perrine Ruby, an Inserm Research Fellow at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, has studied the brain activity of these two types of dreamers in order to understand the differences between them. In a study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, the researchers show that the temporo-parietal junction, an information-processing hub in the brain, is more active in high dream recallers. Increased activity in this brain region might facilitate attention orienting toward external stimuli and promote intrasleep wakefulness, thereby facilitating the encoding of dreams in memory.



Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine.


June & July Memberships Total: 58

New Members = 18

George Akinkuoye
Jacqueline Baritell
Darlene Cimino-DeRose
Karimah Dillard
Alessandra Giordano
Nancy Goldner
Ken Johns
Sawnie Morris
Emilie Murphy
Michael Olsen
Leigh Randolph
Karla Ruedlinger
Edson Cortiano
Prince Rich
Melissa Severance
Guglielmo Junior Centini
Bhaskar Banerji
Larissa Wright

Renewing Members = 40

Pernille Albertus
Mary Jane Atkins
Susan Audrey
Jane Austin
Renee Beck
Karen Benson
Barbara Bishop
Lisa-Madelle Bottomley
Wanda Burch
Larry Burk
Barbara Condron
Susanne Doell-Hentschker
G. Domhoff
Iain Edgar
Beverly Ford
Gale Fralin
Virginia Gawel
Rose Gordy
Joan Harthan
Norifumi Kishimoto
Machiel Klerk
Ming-Ni Lee
David Legg
Mark Long
Don Middendorf
Peter Nagels
Shona Nelson
Richard Paseman
Bill Pezick
Dorothy Renner
Rachel Rosen
Sanford Rosenberg
John Rowe
Susan Santo
Gregory Sparrow
Patrick Stern
Mary Trouba
Jay Vinton
Elaine Whelan
Megumi Yama


Tell your friends. Starting now, between August 1 and October 12, anyone who becomes a first-time member of IASD will receive a free pass to the most-exciting online conference ever: IASD's PsiberDreaming Conference 2014: "Dreaming With the Other."

What produces precognitive dreams, telepathic dreams, shared and mutual dreaming or dream lucidity? What is it about some dreams that allows us to apparently speak with people in other realities? What about sleep paralysis and nightmares? And if I dream about you should I tell you? These are some of the questions that will be addressed by PsiberDreaming's 24 presenters and workshop facilitators, as we provide two weeks of online interaction, contests, art and enjoyment with an audience from around the world.

Register now to join us at

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.


Deadline for submissions: December 1, 2014
(Poster submissions: 1 February 2015)

Go to for submission instructions

The 2015 International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) Annual International Conference will held on Friday evening June 5 through Tuesday evening June 9, 2015 at the beautiful Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center on the Cape Henry bay in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.

The Conference will feature world-renowned keynote speakers over 140 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, the Dream Art Exhibition and reception, a Dream Hike, the annual PSI Dreaming Contest, and the ever popular costume Dream Ball and other fun special events appropriate to the beachside location.

Submissions • High quality proposals are invited addressing any of the following topics: Research and Theory; Arts and Humanities; Education; Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy; Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreams; Dreams and Health; Mental Imagery; Culture and Anthropology. Submission Categories include: Paper Presentations; Symposia; Panels; Workshops; Special Events; Morning Dream Groups; Research and Poster Papers. IASD encourages presenters of all backgrounds to apply and to be sensitive to matters of diversity and disability in their submissions and presentations. All submissions must be made online.

The Venue • Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center is located on the beach at 2800 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia with sweeping views of the Cape Henry bay. The hotel provides complimentary bicycles, a fully-equipped health club, pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and a professional massage service. Located less than a mile from a wildlife sanctuary at First Landing State Park, your experience will include cypress swamp, salt marsh, maritime forest, freshwater wetlands and dunes, as well as the bay shoreline.


From Alan Siegel, Education Chair and CE Administrator

The IASD Dream Studies Continuing Education Program continues to thrive! We received a five year renewal of our status as a Continuing Education Sponsor with the American Psychological Association which has introduced a new logo we can use on our website and with PR for IASD. In addition, over 50 people registered for Continuing Education credits at our 2014 conference in Berkeley and CE credits will be offered at the upcoming Southern California Regional Meeting in September. We are expanding our online CE courses beyond book-based courses to audio and multimedia courses on our new CE web portal: 

If you are interested in volunteering for the Education Committee or the IASD Dream Studies Continuing Education program, please let me know and check out the new logo and our online courses!

Alan Siegel, PhD. IASD Education Chair and CE Administrator. 

The International Association for the Study of Dreams is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Association for the Study of Dreams maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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  or to the IASD web site:  and select the “DreamScience Grant” icon button, for instructions and a submissions outline. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED (e-mail) to

PS 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.


From Curtiss Hoffman
Student Research Awards Chair

We are pleased to announce that the anonymous donor who generously provided funding for the Student Research Award last year has graciously agreed to provide matching funds for the 2015 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 this page 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, 2015.

IASD-Student Research
1672 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 USA
Mark on any mailed box "OK to leave on porch."

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 announced at the IASD annual conference, which will be held at the beautiful Virginia Beach Resort Hotel, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA, from June 5-9, 2015, during the General Membership Meeting. Check the schedule of conference events to find out the exact date and time.

From Susan Benson, Regional Events Co-Chair

In this month’s news, we welcome Julie O’Boyle who joins the network as IASD rep for Texas. We look forward to your participation Julie and hearing more from the region. The next event in the regional calendar is the Southern Californian Dreaming conference on Saturday, 13 September. Online registration is open and full program details available at:

The conference will explore several ways that dreams are and can be used. The goal is to inform and inspire dreamers, therapists, life coaches, pastors, and anyone who might use dreams in their work, as well as to expand the Southern California network of dreamers. There will be presentations on using dreams in addiction recovery, in PTSD work, dreams and hypnosis, dreams and the Tarot, using drawing in dream work, a panel for beginning dream work, and several other helpful and inspiring workshops.

Continuing Education credits will be available for some of the conference program including presentations by Deirdre Barrett, Ph.D.; Robert Hoss, M.S.; Geoff Nelson, D.Min.; Barbara Bishop, Ph.D., MFT; and Judith White, Ph.D. There will be an exhibit of dream-inspired art and a labyrinth set up throughout the day.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Deirdre Barrett, who will be speaking on Dreams and Creativity, about which she says: “Dreams have produced art, music, novels, films, mathematical proofs, designs for architecture, telescopes, and computers. Dreaming is essentially our brains thinking in another biochemical state – and therefore it’s likely to solve some problems on which our waking minds have become stuck.”

Regional Events Calendar


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.


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:  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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