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2015 IASD Annual International Conference, Virginia Beach:

Presentations Deadline is Coming Soon!

Call For Volunteers and Dream Inspired Art

IASD Pledge Drive 2014 Begins

Earnest Hartman Student Research Awards

IASD Regional News You Can Use


PsiberDreaming Conference Makes History

Call for Dreams that Changed Our Lives

Continuing Education Is Accepting IASD Past Presentations

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

Dream Time Toons!

October Membership Total: 53

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


Welcome 43 New IASD Members!

IASD's 2014 PsiberDreaming Conference, "Dreaming With the Other," ended on October 31 after a three-week "read-only" period, with a total attendance of 222 people from 25 countries around the globe. Although attendance at last year's conference was minimally higher, total earnings from this year's conference of $5,550.00 were almost $1,000 greater based on a slight increase in conference fees. In its thirteenth year, this online conference has become a mainstay in building IASD membership.

Between August 1 and October 12, the period during which new members receive the PDC for FREE, forty-three new members joined IASD. We would like to welcome the newcomers, and say that we hope you will stay to help us share all that IASD has to offer.

This year we again utilized Facebook for low-cost, online advertising. The results not only brought new faces to the PsiberDreaming Conference, but caused an 83% growth (811 people) in the population on the IASD Member Facebook page over the previous quarter.

For research purposes, the PsiberDreaming 2014 Conference Forum will remain online, although the board will be closed. Contact Richard Wilkerson at the IASD office  for access to the Forum.

 Thanks to this year's conference presenters and volunteers, who work very hard for months on end . . . and think it's fun. (It's true. There are even IASD members who schedule their vacations during this online conference, in order to devote full time to the PDC.) Planning for the 2015 PsiberDreaming Conference will begin soon.



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.


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) from 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 see 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 for 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 may 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.


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, 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 

In this issue, Hot Off the Press explores the subject of dreams on film. 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.


Bulkeley explores seven films that revolve around the experience of lucid dreaming, that is, becoming self-aware within the dream state. These movies are not necessarily "great" in the sense of being critically-acclaimed, cinematic classics. Most of them are fantasy or science fiction stories that tend to have limited appeal to mainstream audiences. What makes these seven films great is their vivid, intriguing portrayals of the possibilities and perils of lucid dreaming.



Have you ever wished you could record your dreams and watch them later? It may be possible sooner than you think. A learning algorithm, coupled with brain scans, was able to predict the images seen by dreamers with a 60 percent accuracy.







(Poster submissions: February 1, 2015)

Submissions • Don’t let the date get away from you, prepare your submissions NOW. We again invite submissions for the following tracks: Research and Theory; Arts and Humanities; Culture and Anthropology; Education; Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy; Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreaming; Mental Imagery; and Dreams and Health. 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. Note that this year we remain open to minor corrections, but will not have time for a second round chance to make extensive revisions of your proposals to gain acceptance. Acceptance will be on the basis of your initial submission so please follow the instructions carefully when you submit.

Go to for Submission Instructions and to Register

The Venue • Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center is located on the beach at 2800 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The hotel is directly on the beach, features rooms with sweeping views of the Cape Henry Bay, and is less than a mile from the wildlife sanctuary at First Landing State Park.

The Program • 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. The Program is multidisciplinary with a little something for everyone, professionals as well as those simply interested in dreams. 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.


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:


Deadline: February 15, 2015

The 2015 Juried Dream Art Exhibition will be held in conjunction with the 2015 annual conference at Virginia Beach.

We are now accepting original art work about or inspired by dreams. The jurors will be open-minded about the relationship of the art work to dream content when selecting the art pieces, as long as the work was inspired in some fashion by visionary or emotional experiences that occurred during sleep. Note: an entrant can create a piece inspired by someone else’s dream.

All two-dimensional and multi-dimensional media will be considered, including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, video, and installation art.

You do not need to be a member of IASD or a conference attendee to participate in the Dream Art Exhibition.

Cash awards will be offered for works chosen from among those accepted for display at the conference. 


Help IASD share the news about dreaming!

Once each year IASD relies on the generosity of members and their friends to support programs such as dream research, student awards and scholarships, upgrades and special projects, which would not be possible except for YOU.

IASD's Annual Pledge Drive begins this month, and will continue until the end of January, 2015. Please help us share the news about dreams with your contributions to this Pledge effort. Post card reminders will arrive soon. It's easy to donate online. With your contribution, we will list your name among Pledge Drive contributors on the IASD web site and, for a donation of $50 or more, upgrade your membership status to Patron. IASD is a 501(c)3 US Nonprofit Organization. All donations are tax deductible.

With your help, IASD has accomplished wonderful things in 2014. We've made a complete list and put it on our Pledge page. For a look at this list of accomplishments, and to make a donation to this year's Pledge Drive, go to

Thank you for your support.


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

Our thanks to all the regional reps who have been responding to the launch of the Regional Representative Welcome pack. We have had some great feedback, and always value the comments, so please keep them coming. This project has been a long-standing goal of the Regional Events Committee and we hope it serves its purpose well, which is to support our reps in connecting with local members, advertising activities and creating local events.

This month’s calendar of events provides an outstanding visible picture of IASD’s expanding international reach. This is also reflected in our membership numbers, with 30% of our membership being international.

The 5th European Regional Conference takes place on 7-8 November. To conference host, Nicola Zippel, and the European Regional Conference committee: we wish you every success with the conference and thank you for the work that has gone into organizing it. Nicola 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.

In Canada, the 4th IASD Montréal Regional Conference was held November 1, 2014; we will report news of this event in the December Dream News. 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.

Also, on November 28, in Sydney, Australia, Robbie Bosnak (past IASD President), Diane Greig (IASD regional rep from Vancouver, Canada) and Margaret Bowater (IASD regional rep from New Zealand) will be participating in a weekend conference on Dream Alchemy that Dream Network Australia is hosting.

Original artwork by IASD member Metka Cuk


A one-day conference, DreamWork: DreamPlay, is to be held in New York on April 25, 2015 at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis 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.

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:

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Suzanne Saldarini
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Patricia Spangler
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Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work

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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