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Call for Research Grant Proposals Deadline October 15

PsiberDreaming Conference 2014: Still Time To Register

2015 IASD Annual International Conference, Virginia Beach:

Call For Volunteers and Presentations

Note from the IASD Board Chair

Note from IASD Board
Continuing Education Is Now Accepting IASD Past Presentations

Earnest Hartman Student Research Awards


IASD Regional News You Can UseIn Memoriam

Call for Dreams that Changed Our Lives

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

Dream Time Toons!

September Membership Total: 61

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



Mara Zadnoff - For me, the most valuable IASD membership benefit is not listed on the brochure – it is found in the forging of meaningful friendships with members at IASD events around the world.

One such friendship was with Bob ‘Sandman’ Coalson. I was immediately fascinated with the way he would weave his storytelling, and the thoughtfulness that came through every time. He led me through forests, across streams, to sitting beneath a sycamore tree. He would have me on the edge of my seat, yet relaxed at the same time.

Bob was ill over the past few years and died on September 19th. I stayed with Bob and his family for a few days before the Berkeley conference this year and he recalled fond memories of the IASD, the friendships he made through the IASD, and his passion for dreams. Even when not feeling well, this was clearly evident in our conversations.

Bob was many things to many people. He taught courses on the psychology of dreams; he was a trauma recovery specialist, sand play therapist, storyteller and consultant with an interest in cross culture perspectives on dreaming and shamanism . . . and so much more. Toksa Bob.

Online Legacy Page


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.


An introduction and demonstration of Montague Ullman’s work was conducted by Judy Gardiner and Massimo Schinco on September 12, 2014 in Poland at the University of Gdansk Interdisciplinary Conference. The title of the conference “Memory: Forgetting and Creating” was apropos of Ullman's memorable dedication to dreams. The workshop was well received by the audience and participants from countries around the world.

The late Dr. Montague Ullman, renowned psychiatrist, neurologist and dream researcher, pioneered the grassroots dream sharing movement and coined the phrase “If It Were My Dream” in one stage of the four-stage Ullman Method. In 2006 Dr. Ullman was given a Lifetime Membership in IASD, awarded for his lifetime contributions to the international dream community. In the picture Judy and Massimo are with Prof. Wojciech Owczarski who organized the Conference (supporting heartily the idea of realizing the workshop), and with Sara Schinco who shared her dream with the group.


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 iasd-dreamlinks-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  or, if you already have a Yahoo account, sign in, or click here and sign up. 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 sending it to iasd-dreamlinks@yahoogroups.com 

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.


As the night wears on, your dreams escalate in weirdness, finds a small new study published in the journal Dreaming.

For two nights, the researchers outfitted 16 people with a sleep-monitoring eyelid sensor and head sensor, then proceeded to wake each person up at four different times in the night. Sleepers were asked to say what they’d been dreaming, and in the morning, they listened to their dreams and answered questions about them, such as how related the dreams were to their waking life.



A wonderful hodgepodge of dream video content from Bill Domhoff, including Bill’s UCSC Emeritus Lecture and an interview with Brigitte Holzinger at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.



New Members = 22

Nicky Alice
Janet Boerema
Oscar Fernandez
McKayla Hoffman
Kelly Lydick
Donald Lyon
Pedro Marino
Beth McLeod
Laia Molina Estadella
Melinda Olea
Patricia O'Luanaigh
Carolina Sang
Barbara Schiffman
Heather Severson
Stacy Van Dusen
Bill Waddell
Lili White
Toni Wilder
Anthony Winters
Anonymous -- 3

Renewing Members = 39

Individuals: 38
Christine Andrus
Laura Baughman
Walter Berry
Amy Campion
Bambi Corso
Seajay Crosson
Fernando De Pablos
Teresa DeCicco
Angela DuPont
James Eichholz
Leslie Ellis
Raz Even
Jolene Gardner
Elizabeth Grund
Mike Hackett
Or Hareven
Toby Heathcotte
Dolores Ives
Akke Jeanne Klerk
Sabine Lucas
Penny Makris
Carol Malady
Gerwin Meijer
Tad Messenger
Bonnie Mitsch
Peter Nagels
Mena Potts
Hallfridur Ragnheidardottir
Rachel Rosen
Sandra St John
Elizabeth Stangeland
Charles Stewart
Jo Stiller Polinsky
Susan Tyburczy
Kelly Walden
Anonymous – 3

Chrysalis Healing Arts/Valley Reed



High quality quantitative and qualitative research proposals 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. This year we require that the proposal be in a final form (as opposed to a Letter of Intent as in the past).

Instructions• Go to www.dreamscience.org/iasd or to the IASD website at 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 You may also contact DreamScience with any questions you may have concerning the submission process. If you do not receive a confirmation within 7 days of your submission please contact Mr. Hoss again with a copy to the IASD Central Office (office@asdreams.org). All communications will only be via e-mail so make sure your e-mail address is correct in all documentation.

Grants are offered through a partnership between IASD and the DreamScience foundation (DSF). Go to www.dreamscience.org/iasd for details, instructions and proposal format.


Although IASD's offer of a FREE PsiberDreaming Conference to new IASD members ends on October 12, there is still time to register. While the conference ends in discussion format on October 12, it will remain online and open on a read-only basis until the end of the month.

Currently over 200 people from twenty-five countries around the globe are enjoying this fascinating look at "Dreaming With the Other."

For registration and more conference information go to http://asdreams.org/psi2014/



Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer for the 2015 IASD Conference in Virginia Beach, June 5 – 9, 2015.
Most on-site volunteers are needed for various shifts in the hours from 8AM-9PM (08:00 – 21:00), 5 through 9 June 2015. See the Schedule at a Glance link on our conference site for a preview of the planned schedule structure. Once you apply you will be sent a letter of acceptance if there is a position available and asked to register for the conference by a certain deadline in order to be confirmed as a volunteer for that position.
For full details and online application please click here: http://www.asdreams.org/2015/call-for-volunteers/


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

Go to www.asdreams.org/2015 for submission instructions

The 2015 International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) Annual International Conference will be held from 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.


Robert Gongloff

The IASD Board of Directors will hold its fall meeting on Saturday, October 25. This will be a telephone meeting. All members and interested non-members are welcome to attend.

 Please write to Board Chair Robert Gongloff (roberto@asdreams.org) for particulars.


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 http://www.iasdreamcourses.org 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.


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 office@asdreams.org 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 office@asdreams.org. 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 are announcing a one-day regional conference event, ‘DreamWork: DreamPlay’, to be held in New York on April 25, 2015 at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis in Greenwich Village. The host for this conference is Lou Hagood. Presenters include: Michael Vannoy Adams, Dr Deirdre Barrett, Fariba Bogzaran (PhD), Larry Burk MD, Lou Hagood, Michael P. Jenkins and Robert Waggoner. Full program details and online registration will soon be available on the IASD website.

As we look ahead for the next few months, November is developing into a very busy month in the Regional Calendar. The 4th IASD Montréal Regional Conference will be held on November 1, 2014. Registrations are now open via an online registration portal, www.reseaudureve.com.

On November 28-30, Toronto Regional members will be participating for a second year in the Whole Life Expo at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, which sees anywhere from 15,000 to 18,000 in attendance over the weekend. The Expo is “Canada's largest showcase of natural health, alternative medicine, and eco-friendly lifestyles with 75 speakers and over 200 exhibitors . . .” On October 25, Toronto IASD members will be participating in Ideafest in Markham, Ontario, where children and family members will be given the opportunity to draw and share their dreams.

Geoff Nelson, conference host for The “Southern California Dreams” conference which took place at Marymount California University on September 13, 2014, reports that we had a great conference, with Dr. Deirdre Barrett as our keynote speaker and twelve workshops offered throughout the day. There were six presentations that qualified for continuing education credits, a dream art display, and a sales & presenter reception at the close of the day. There were people from all parts of southern California, as well as some from the northern part of California, and from Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts, and New Mexico. We were meeting on the hottest weekend of the year, but the setting gave us ocean breezes and beautiful vistas throughout the day. You can read the abstracts of the presentations on the IASD web site, the regional conferences page. All preliminary responses were positive and we had another good day of Southern California dreaming.


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: www.asdreams.org/regionals/. 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: www.reseaudureve.com

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

Notice of change of dates. The conference is now scheduled November 7-8, 2014. Early bird registration closes October 1, 2014. 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 practitioners.

Nicola Zippel, conference host, reports that the Latium Psychologists Association has endorsed the conference. Such endorsements reinforce and contribute to the standing and value of the conference program on offer. We also want to acknowledge and thank IRPPI for their generous support of the conference. We wish both conference hosts and local committees very successful conference events – our thanks for all the work that has gone into hosting them.

To register and view program brochure, click here.

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 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.

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or individual member lectures, presentations, or workshops.

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