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2015 IASD Annual International Conference, Virginia Beach:

Keynotes and Featured Presenters

Dream Inspired Art Deadline is February 15

Stanley Krippner Joins List of Featured Presenters

Buy a Conference Program Ad

IASD Pledge Drive Makes New Record

Message from Membership Chair

Ernest Hartman Student Research Awards Deadline is March 1

IASD Regional News You Can Use


IASD Now on Reddit

Call for Dreams that Changed Our Lives

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

January 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


Do androids dream of electric sheep? Do IASD members go on Reddit? Let's find out! Whether you have an account or not, come visit the IASD "subreddit" at reddit.com/r/iasdreams. We're in the early stages and would like some current member input. Stop on by when you have a free moment!

If one of your questions is: "what is Reddit?" It is an aggregator website where users (relatively anonymously) upload their work, stories, conversation topics, and links to interesting content all onto one website. It has the continuous posts of links like Facebook, with the space for extended conversation threads like a forum. There are individual pages or "subreddits" for topics ranging from the general (world news, movies, funny) to the esoteric (secret Santa, pugs, tales from tech support). Dreaming and Lucid Dreaming have their own subreddits and now IASD does too! Come take a look and tell us what you think. Be forewarned, the website can be very distracting!



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.


A new book by Robert Waggoner and Caroline McCready, Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple (Conari Press, 2015) educates beginners about the latest science on lucid dreaming, and provides experienced guidance on how to induce, stabilize and experiment within the lucid dream. With numerous citations and a mix of lucid dream examples (many from our IASD members!) beginners and intermediate lucid dreamers will learn valuable "lessons in lucidity" to progress thoughtfully into this fascinating field.

In this issue, Hot Off the Press explores dreams and neuroscience. 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.


Lucid dreaming is a state of awareness that one is dreaming, without leaving the sleep state. Dream reports show that self-reflection and volitional control are more pronounced in lucid compared with non-lucid dreams. Mostly on these grounds, lucid dreaming has been associated with metacognition. However, the link to lucid dreaming at the neural level has not yet been explored. We sought for relationships between the neural correlates of lucid dreaming and thought monitoring.



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




Angela Greco
Deborah Green
Anne Zulian


Sheila Asato
Umberto Barcaro
Carla Blowey
Nancy Brzeski
Laurel Clark
Bob Cole
Christopher Cunniffe
Mavis Curry
Jonathan De Vierville
Gail Friend
Jayne Gackenbach
Christoph Gassmann
Robert Gongloff
David Gordon
Nancy Grace
Nicole Gratton
Sylvia Green-Guenette
Diane Greig
Ilse Jensen
Tracey Kahan
David Kahn
Patricia Kampmeier
Judy Kaplan
Brian Kraichely
Don Kuiken
Robert LeCates
Jacquie Lewis
Marcia Malory
Katrina Martin
Karen Melady
Mark Muhlhauser
Gina Pearlin
David Rivinus
Cynthia Sauln
Michael Schredl
Carlyle Smith
Jane Smith
Walter Smith
Christopher Sowton
Natascha Steckel
Maria Straatman
Tina Tau
Julie Taylor
Gordon Toombs
Deon van Zyl
Dani Vedros
Michael Zborowski
Anonymous – 3


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

A preliminary Program Schedule has been posted and Online Registration is now open with early bird discounts available until April 1, 2015. Go to www.asdreams.org/2015 for Information 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. For full details and online application please click here: http://www.asdreams.org/2015/call-for-volunteers/

We are pleased to announce the confirmation of our keynote speakers and featured presenters (listed below) with the addition of Stanley Krippner, PhD to that list.

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.

Stanley Krippner, PhD: Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University, San Francisco, and a past president of IASD. A former Director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory in Brooklyn NY, his many books include the co-authored Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans (2007). He was recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology, 2002.

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.


Just a few days left! The due date for your submission to this year’s art exhibition is February 15, 2015.

We are accepting original art work from or about dreams experienced in sleep. All two-dimensional and multi-dimensional media will be considered, including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, video, and installation art.

We will again be offering the Nancy Richter Brzeski Dream Art Awards for works chosen from among those accepted for display at the conference. The top prize this year will be $1000.

You may participate by using the online entry form: http://www.asdreams.org/2015/call-for-dream-art/ 

Please note that all accepted works must be hand-delivered to the exhibition site. IASD or the hotel cannot accept shipments. If you can’t deliver your work, you must arrange for a local person or conference attendee to deliver and retrieve the work for you. 


Highlight your presence at the 2015 IASD Conference by advertising in the annual conference program.

Do you have a product or business to promote? Do you host a dream group? Are you an artist who would like to reach out to an international audience? Do you offer ongoing workshops? Are you one of the 90 published authors who belong to IASD?

If your ad has not yet been included in the program, don’t get left out again this year. You can provide us with camera-ready artwork – or with enough advanced notice, we will create your ad for you for an additional fee using one of several specially designed templates.

The annual conference program is handed out to every conference attendee and contains key information on events, schedule of sessions, workshops, and much more. Attendees constantly refer to the program on-site and hold onto it for future reference, generating multiple impressions for advertisers. Not all conference attendees are IASD members, so advertising in the conference program increases your exposure.

Materials deadline is April 15, 2015! 

Click here for information.


Thank you to the many generous IASD members and supporters who, for the second year in a row, made donations to IASD of more than $17,000: a figure that exceeds pledges and donations by over $3,000 from earlier years of this event.

Pledge categories for the 2014 Pledge Drive included: Dream Research awards, the Ernest Hartmann Student Awards, Publications and web upgrade services, Educational Outreach, Low income and complimentary memberships, the Nancy Richter Brzeski Art Awards, and other categories of IASD activity which are not covered, or only minimally covered, by IASD's annual budget.

Members who donate to the annual Pledge Drive can select the category in which their donations will be used. The Pledge Drive, which has operated since 2002, has allowed the organization growth in areas which would not otherwise have been undertaken. The names of donors to the IASD 2014 Pledge Drive can be found at www.asdreams.org/pledge2014

Dedication to the dream, and to the organization which nurtures and explores dreams, is what fuels IASD's generous spirit.


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

I am asking each of you again to take me up on the challenge I made last month to increase the awareness and importance of dreams and attract new members. I am challenging you to 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.

I am open to any suggestions as to how we can attract new members – email me at bobbie_pimm@bobbieann.net

Bobbie Ann Pimm, Regional Events Committee Chair

The IASD Toronto Regional Group is planning a two-day workshop with Stanley Krippner, April 18-19, 2015. Stay tuned for details!


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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