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Call for Dreams that Changed Our Lives

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Watch your mailbox . . . your post office box . . . your e-mail in box! The Fall 2014 issue of IASD's DreamTime magazine will be arriving soon.

This issue, available only to IASD members, contains feature articles from Katja Valli, Robert Hoss, Walter Berry, Judy B. Gardiner, Robert Gongloff, Carolyn Deck, Ed Kellogg, and Laurel Clark, along with an interview conducted by Clare Johnson of "amazing dreamer" Fariba Bogzaran. Fariba, who also won the top prize in the Nancy Richter Brzeski Art Awards this year as well as the People's Choice Award, provides the cover for this issue, which is also the post-Berkeley-conference photo wrap up.

Interested in advertising in DreamTime's Winter edition? Go to  You'll find advertising rates under Publications.


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.


Patricia Garfield was delighted to share her dream poems with a standing room only audience at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library on July 22, 2014 in Tiburon, California.


From Star Edwards

You never know when inspiration will show up. I was out walking my dogs on a hot afternoon and came upon a very interesting sculpture nestled under a tree in front of someone’s house. It was a free standing structure using unique materials and bright colors. My first response was an Ahhhh! I walk this way many times with our dogs to meet my husband at the park.

Another week rolled by and we passed the sculpture again, and I happened to see three books laying on their sides inside a small opening of the structure. My second response was an Ahhh Haaa! Being an avid bibliophile and creating art work with books, I was immediately intrigued. I frequently listen to NPR radio in the morning and heard only one sentence that the announcer said. All I caught was "Little Free Libraries." This was all that was needed to light my fire and create a little free library myself.

While making dinner and cutting carrots I thought, why not make a little library with a focus on dreams? This can include animal books, fairy tales, myths, legends, fiction, non-fiction and books about dreaming. Needless to say, I got very little sleep that night and created the plan and design of the Dream Library. I found a used portable wine rack from a thrift store just the size I needed and only had to modify one wall panel and give it a roof and doors. The library is stocked with free dream journals, free bookmarks that tell people of the importance of dreams, and free wallet sized cards that give people tips on how to remember their dreams. I purchased used dream books from Amazon. It’s very exciting watching people take a book, flip through the books and leave with anticipation of learning about their dreams. All in view of my front door!

If anyone wants to donate books, you can mail them to PO Box 18464, Denver, Co 80218. I will put a sticker on the inside of the book that says "Donated by -----" (first name only).

Library photos and for more information about my dream work and dream art books.



Justina Lasley’s Wake Up! Use Your Nighttime Dreams to Make Your Daytime Dreams Come True has launched. The book teaches you to use nighttime dreams as a tool to awaken your most authentic, creative, and spiritual self and thus to lead a more fulfilling and joyful life. Justina reveals her inspiring personal story of change and transformation, and explains how dreams have impacted her life in countless positive ways. She also shares others’ unique stories, dreams and personal growth.

For more information and/or to get a copy please visit.  or


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 emails 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, go to and sign up here. Once you have signed up, you can say whether 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 emailing it here. 

In this issue, Hot Off the Press explores the subject of how dreams influence waking life. 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.


Experts from the University of Lincoln, UK, say that those who experience 'lucid dreaming' – a phenomenon where someone who is asleep can recognise that they are dreaming – can solve problems in the waking world better than those who remain unaware of the dream until they wake up.

The concept of lucid dreaming was explored in the 2010 film Inception, where the dreamers were able to spot incongruities within their dream. It is thought some people are able to do this because of a higher level of insight, meaning their brains detect they are in a dream because events would not make sense otherwise.

This cognitive ability translates to the waking world when it comes to finding the solution to a problem by spotting hidden connections or inconsistencies, researchers say.

SOURCE: Medical Xpress/Psychology & Psychiatry


A judge orders a restaurant owner to give his waiter £500,000 after hearing how he was persuaded to buy a winning lottery ticket following a dream.




Stephen Barrell
Erica Cowan
Carolyn Deck
Derek Donnan
Bette Ehlert
Arlene Foreman
Keith Himebaugh
Kathleen Kenneally
Michael Lamberti
Jan Mahood
Alexander Randall
Chris Weber
Anonymous – 2


Magloire Aguirre
Mary Amstutz
Lilith Apostel
Ira Barouch
John Baumgold
Anna-Karin Bjorklund
Paule Boucher
Maureen Boyd Biro
Martin Biro
Allen Cohen
Janet Dennett
Paul Hartsuyker
Sven Hedenrud
Diane Jackson
Ted Jones
Sherry Lynn
Peter Maich
Kimberly Mascaro
Polly McCann
Harry Moody
Marja Moors
Julijan Naskov
James Pagel
Sharon Pastore
Rachel Silvini
Sharon SmithMathewes
Gloria Sturzenacker
Matt Tabrizi
Alwin Wagener
Mara Zadnoff
Anonymous – 6

The Haden Institute


Between Sunday, September 28 and Sunday, October 12, IASD will offer an event attended by dreamers from around the world. The 2014 PsiberDreaming Conference will be held online, 24/7. For the full two weeks of the conference, participants have the opportunity to interact with twenty-four expert presenters on this year's topic, "Dreaming With the Other," along with a chance to participate in contests and games, win prizes, view beautiful dream-related art, and enjoy the company of other dreamers.

People anywhere in the world who become new IASD members between now and October 12 will receive this year's PsiberDreaming Conference FREE, as our welcome gift.

Although the primary language of PsiberDreaming (after dreams, of course) is English, conference participants speak many languages. This year, there are two other-than-English events taking place: one prior to the conference, the other at the conference.

Speak Dutch? Win a Ticket to PsiberDreaming!

Starting now, the Dutch independent Association for the Study of Dreams (VSD) is holding a pre-conference contest: A free registration to the PsiberDreaming conference will be the prize to the lucky winner of a contest on the new Facebook page
of the Vereniging voor de Studie van Dromen (the Dutch independent Association for the Study of Dreams).

Although the language of the FaceBook page is Dutch, we know that there will be many participants in this contest, as there are many Dutch IASD members. The Netherlands has hosted more than one successful IASD conference.

Conference Spanish Chat Raises the Question: What Language Do Bilingual People Dream In?

During the Conference itself, at 3p.m. EDT on Sunday, October 5, Bob Krumhansl from the US, and Jordi Borras-Garcia from Spain will host an event that is sure to be well attended: This year for the first time, Psiberdreaming will offer a chat in Spanish, for all participants who speak this language. The meeting will propose a topic as a starting point: "Which is the language bilingual people dream in?"

For the complete conference schedule, and to register for the conference, which is held on a password protected online forum, go to 2014 PsiberDreaming Conference website.

Call to Artists for the 2014 PsiberDreaming Online Gallery

Deadline: September 14, 2014

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 be 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 History. Submission Categories include: Paper Presentations; Symposia; Panels; Workshops; Special Events; Morning Dream Groups; Research 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 have 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! You can contact me at 

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.


From Scott Sparrow
Site administrator of IASD's Online Course Center

We are looking for IASD past presenters who are interested in converting presentation(s) at the recent IASD conference or prior conferences into online CE or non-CE courses. As you probably know, we have created an IASD Online Course Center at using the learning management system Moodle as the platform. When you have time, please take a look at how things are developing. If you want to take a look at how courses are set up, please let me know and I will provide you with an enrollment key.

Some presentations cannot be converted, either because of poor audio quality, or because your co-presenters are not interested in participating and we are left with content that is too brief as a standalone course. Also, CE courses have to receive evaluations that are high enough to satisfy the APA. So please keep in mind that this invitation is not a promise that your presentation will become a CE course, or a non-CE course. However, even if your presentation does not conform to our needs for some reason, it's also possible that you have an audio presentation that was made elsewhere, or a paper that you published on the topic, that will "beef up" the conference topic to the point where we can create a course on your work.

Also, please keep in mind that we can create courses from peer-reviewed papers that you have written, as long as we can access them without copyright problems. If you are interested in allowing us to convert your presentation to a course, please let me know.

While we do not offer royalties to our presenters for the use of your material, we do include your bio and whatever contact information that you'd like to have incorporated into your bio. That way, your online course will serve to expose your work more fully to the dream-interested public.

Let me know if you're interested in helping IASD develop this vital new dimension of our outreach.


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

The conference doors are almost ready to open on the Southern Californian Dreaming conference on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Thanks to conference host, Geoff Nelson, and to the conference committee. Best wishes for a successful, enjoyable and rewarding conference. Online registration and full program details are available here.

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, anyone who might use dream 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, PhD, Robert Hoss, M.S., Geoff Nelson D.Min, Barbara Bishop PhD MFT, and Judith White PhD. 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.”


The 4th IASD Montréal Regional Conference will be held November 1, 2014. The one-day, two track event, held in French, will explore the theme “Dreams at all Ages.” The conference will feature keynote speaker Claire Pimparé, a well known Québec comedian, television and radio host. Ten presenters and workshop leaders, including five IASD members, will follow her to explore dreams throughout the various stages of life, from newborn to childhood, through the tumultuous years of adolescence maturing into adulthood and ripening in the days of the elderly. Women’s dreams in the autumn of their lives will be harvested, the powerful messages of nightmares will be listened to, and a soothing balm will be extracted from dreams to take care of sorrow at the time of losses.

View the full conference program on the IASD Regional Page at: You can also get detailed information of the conference content and presenters’ bios, and how to register on-line and to view earlier conferences, by visiting our new website dedicated to events organised by Colloque Rêves Québec at:

The 5th European Regional Conference. Notice of change of dates.

The conference is now scheduled from November 7-8. The call for submissions has closed. The conference is interdisciplinary and aims at offering a variegated reading of the most common and mysterious phenomenon of mental life – dreams and dreaming. 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 practioners.

Full program details will be available on the IASD website in September. Click here to register.

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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The International Association for the Study of Dreams is a non-profit, international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the pure and applied investigation of dreams and dreaming. Our purposes are to promote an awareness and appreciation of dreams in both professional and public arenas; to encourage research into the nature, function, and significance of dreaming; to advance the application of the study of dreams; and to provide a forum for the eclectic and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and information.
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