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2015 IASD Annual International Conference, Virginia Beach:

Keynotes and Featured Presenters

Deadlines Coming Up for Poster Submissions
and Dream Inspired Art

Volunteers Waiting List

IASD Pledge Drive Continues

Message from Membership Chair

Ernest Hartman Student Research Awards

IASD Regional News You Can Use


IASD Celebrates First Year Of DreamTime Digital Delivery

Call for Dreams that Changed Our Lives

Members Around the World

Hot off the Press

December Membership Total: 80

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


In the next few weeks, IASD members will receive the Winter 2015 issue of DreamTime, now celebrating its first year of digital delivery, as well as hard copy delivery to those members who have selected that option.

Thank you for your support in this new venture. The member survey published one year ago indicated that well over half of IASD's membership liked the idea of going digital, and we have done our best to provide this.

The comment heard most frequently about DreamTime this year has been: "This is only for IASD members?" Yes, it's true. This lovely magazine is one of the perks of membership, along with out APA journal Dreaming. IASD members receive the very latest information on dream studies, applications of various techniques for working with dreams, and the creative application of dreams to waking life.

Want a friend to receive this publication? One way is to invite your dreaming friends to join us by becoming IASD members. They will enjoy IASD as much as you do.



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.


The Dream Alchemy conference organized by Dream Network Australia was held in Sydney on November 28-30, 2014 and was attended by 45 participants. It included past IASD president, Robbie Bosnak, and several IASD regional representatives. A key focus of the conference was to explore questions of change and transformation through dreamwork and imagination. The program offered dream groups, papers, workshops, art, dance, movement and films. Susan Murphy gave the opening keynote on ‘What great dream is this?’ Robbie Bosnak presented a keynote presentation on ‘Disrupting habits of consciousness—the innovative alchemy of embodied imagination’.

Susannah Benson and Diane Greig presented a joint workshop on dream alchemy and the transpersonal perspective. Margaret Bowater, presented on action methods in dreamwork. The art program offered multiple spaces, indoor and outdoor, to create and discover. Participants were also invited to contribute to creating a collective image collage of the rainbow serpent, a powerful Australian Aboriginal symbol of creation.

The feedback from participants has been very positive, as these sample comments reflect—“lovely venue”; “great sense of community”; “inspirational”; “gained a greater sense of the power of dreamwork”; “loved the art spaces”; “stimulating”; and “want more of the same”. 

In this issue, Hot Off the Press explores the new emerging science of consciousness. 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.


It has been posited that the experience commonly called 'deja vu' can be subdivided into several types of deja experience. For the past nine years an internet questionnaire has collected data about what are called 'deja vecu' (already lived through) and 'deja visite' (already visited) experiences.



From its inception, science has continually evolved because of a fundamental reason: the accumulation of empirical evidence that could not be accommodated by entrenched views. The resulting changes have often been minor, but sometimes they have been titanic, as in the quantum-relativistic revolution of the early decades of the 20th century. Many scientists believe a similar transition is currently required, because the materialistic focus that has dominated science in the modern era cannot account for an ever-increasing body of empirical findings in the domain of consciousness and spirituality.

The following Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science by a group of contemporary scholars and researchers attempts to visualize what an emerging scientific view may look like.




Felix Altaras
Dana Baker
David Billington
Cristina Bottoni
Elaine Brovont
Niloofar Fanaiyan
Johanne Hamel
Pieter Jong
Kezia Kamenetz
Mario Lucas
Jo-Ann Morin
Anonymous -- 1



Kate Adams
Jeffrey Adams
Rosa Anwandter
Laura Atkinson
Ronald Baireuther
Deirdre Barrett
Suzanne Bergmann
Cindy Bishop
Joshua Black
Margaret Bowater
Jean Campbell
Maria Cernuto
Donald Curran
Joseph De Koninck
Liz Diaz
Evelyn Duesbury
Daniel Erlacher
Art Funkhouser
Janet Garrett
George Gillespie
Lesley Hamlyn
Ryan Hurd
Juhani Kaariainen
Johanna King
Stanley Krippner
Brenda Lau
Gunhild Lorenzen
Tallulah Lyons
William Lyons
Carol Manning
Linda Mastrangelo
Cassandra Matt
Donna Mazzola
Tereza McNamee
Barbara Meier Faber
Christine Metz
Marilyn Mociun
Allan Moniz
Jacques Montangero
Angel Morgan
Dolores Nurss
Janet Pfunder
Bobbie Ann Pimm
Stephen Potthoff
Pietro Rizzi
Marion Rollings
Meredith Sabini
Barbara Sadak
Mohamed Salem
Line Salvesen
Michelle Samuel
Linda Schiller
Carlyle Smith
Isaac Taitz
Martha Taylor
Regina Uliana
Kim Vergil
Robert Waggoner
Deborah Waitley
Henry Warder
Debbie Weisman
Travis Wernet
Richard Wilkerson
Peter Williams
John Woodford
Antonio Zadra
Anonymous – 1

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The general Call for Presentations deadline has now passed. However, the Poster Session submission category is available until February 1, 2015.

Call for Dream Inspired Art deadline coming up on February 15, 2015 (see below for application instructions).

Online Registration is now available, early bird discounts available until April 1, 2015. Go to www.asdreams.org/2015  for Submission Instructions and to Register.

Volunteer Positions have all been filled; however feel free to apply to be placed on the wait list in the event that a few positions open in the next month or so. (See below to apply).

We are pleased to announce the confirmation of our keynote speakers and featured presenters (listed below).

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.

CEUs • 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.


In addition to over 100 presenters from around the globe, the conference will feature three world-renowned keynote speakers:

Jean Raffa, PhD: A Jungian psychologist and award winning author. Her books include The Bridge to Wholeness: A Feminine Alternative to the Hero Myth that was nominated for the Benjamin Franklin Award; and her newest book, Healing the Sacred Divide: Making Peace with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World, which won the Wilbur Award in 2013.

Dawson Church, PhD: An award-winning author whose books include the best-seller, The Genie in Your Genes, and a series of EFT manuals for healing psychological and physical problems as well as improving athletic performance. He is founder of the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare, editor of the journal Energy Psychology and owner of one of the largest alternative medicine sites, EFT Universe.

Jessica Payne, PhD: An Associate Professor at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on how sleep and stress influence human memory and psychological function. She also examines important clinical questions, including how disturbances in sleep and stress influence memory consolidation in individuals with major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders such as PTSD, and how this, in turn, influences psychological functioning. She combines behavioral, pharmacological and cognitive neuro-scientific (EEG, fMRI) approaches in this research.

Featured Presenters include:

Rev. Bob Haden, MS: Director of The Haden Institute, a Jungian psychotherapist and Episcopal priest, and author of Unopened Letters From God. He studied at The C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. He is a Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association, and holds Masters degrees in Theology and in the Use of Dreams in Spiritual Direction. He draws upon 30 years of experience in family, individual, marriage, vocational, and life journey individuation counseling.

Heather Spence: A marine biologist researching dolphins, who will speak on “Dolphin Dreaming.” She is a PhD candidate in Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at the City University of NY, a founding partner in the Global Research and Arts Center for the Investigation and Advancement of Sustainability Solutions, and leads international collaborative conservation projects in the Mexican Caribbean.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS are now filled. However, you may apply to be on the wait list as positions may still open if any of the present applicants are unable to register and confirm.

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, 5th through 9th 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: 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.


Even though it is January, the IASD 2014 Pledge Drive continues until the end of this month.

This year, IASD members and friends have been especially generous, meaning that many programs will be funded that would be impossible without your help: conference scholarships, research grants, the Ernest Hartmann Student Awards, and many others.

Thank you from IASD for all the good you bring to dreams! Your contributions are put right to work. This seems a good time also to thank all of the many, generous volunteers who work for IASD as well, providing hours and hours of work toward Regional events, conferences, lectures, management and fun. Thank you to all who share the IASD dream.

Donate online at www.asdreams.org/pledge2014


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.


Bobbie Ann Pimm, Membership Committee Chair

Happy New Year! Wishing one and all a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

My wish for IASD is that we should be prosperous as well and increase our membership level in 2015. In September 2014, we reached our highest ever membership level of over 700 members. From October to December it dipped below that number again but is hovering near it.

My wish is to increase our membership count to 750—and how great would it be if we could top 800? I believe we can do it, but this is not a one-man (or woman) job and not even a group or committee can do it alone. It will take all of us—individually to accomplish this.

And so, I offer you a challenge, which really shouldn’t be too difficult since I know that each of you loves being a part of the IASD. I also know that you love to talk about dreams . . . and that is what I am challenging you to do—just talk about dreams and the IASD to everyone that you can, whenever you can. No hard selling required, just talk about dreams, mention the IASD and invite them to check out our website, asdreams.org. It’s that simple. With almost 700 of us doing this all year long, we are bound to pick up some new members.

Are you up for the challenge?

Bobbie Ann Pimm, Regional Events Committee Chair

As we welcome in 2015, I’d like to thank Susannah Benson and Claude Desloges for the phenomenal work they have done for the Regionals and also for their continued support as I take over as the Regional Events Committee Chair. Their hard work and determination has laid the groundwork to make my job as Chair easier than it might have been.

I would also like to thank each of the regional reps for their work in supporting the IASD and spreading the word about the importance of dreams. If anyone has an idea regarding changes that can be made to improve any of our processes or reach a wider audience, I am all ears. Feel free to reach out to me anytime at: bobbie@bobbieann.net


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, Deirdre Barrett PhD, Fariba Bogzaran PhD, Larry Burk MD, Lou Hagood, Michael P. Jenkins and Robert Waggoner. Full program details and online registration are now available on the IASD website 

We also wish the Toronto Regional great success on their sold-out event, Illuminating Dreams, upcoming on January 18, 2015!

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 or for corrections or feedback on member contacts from Regional Reps, contact Bobbie Ann Pimm at bobbie@bobbieann.net


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.

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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