MARCH 2015
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2015 IASD Annual International Conference, Virginia Beach:

Early Bird Registration is April 1

Preliminary Program Available

Keynotes and Featured Presenters Update

Buy a Conference Program Ad

Ernest Hartmann Student Research Awards Extended Deadline is March 20

Chicken Soup for the Soul Wants Your Life Changing Dream Story

IASD Regional News You Can Use


IASD Now on Reddit

Call for Dreams that Changed Our Lives

Members Around the World

Hot off the Press

February Membership Total: 77

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 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.


Will you be travelling to or through London in the future? If so, would you be interested in giving a talk on a dreams hosted by charitable trust The Dream Research Institute, London? IASD members, Dr Nigel Hamilton and Mary Ziemer, Co-Founders of the DRI, invite you to take part in a DRI-hosted workshop, seminar or daylong event. Proceeds from the event go to support research into dreams from a transpersonal perspective. Speakers receive an honorarium. We would like the DRI to serve as a meeting point for IASD members travelling internationally.

In 2012, Dr Nigel Hamilton, Director of the CCPE co-founded the Dream Research Institute to promote a synergy of research into the connection between dreams and wellbeing. Along with hosting courses on dreams from a psycho-spiritual perspective, this year the DRI will launch a DRI Dream Series of presentations and workshops featuring visiting IASD members and internationally recognized dream researchers and dream workers.

The 2015 series includes:

Celebrating 40 years of Lucid Dream Exploration
Keith Hearne & Clare Johnson
03/28/2015 at CCPE

A daylong dynamic exploration of lucid dream science, therapy, healing, creativity, & the dream body. With practical tips for working therapeutically with lucid dreams. For program information and tickets click here

Creative, Transpersonal and Therapeutic Practices in Dreams & Lucidity
Fariba Bogzaran

05/27/2015 at CCPE
In this evening lecture, Dr. Bogzaran will discuss lucid dreaming as a practice of cultivating creativity, transpersonal experiences and its application for therapeutic purposes. For program information and tickets click here

The Lucidity of Light: Light and Colour as an Expression of Creative and Transformative Consciousness in Dreams
Marlene Botha, Diane Greig, Nigel Hamilton, Mary Ziemer

06/20/2015 at CCPE
A series of interactive presentations on the nature of light and colour in the waking world, alchemy, dreams and therapeutic practice. For programme information and tickets click here

If you would like to take part in the 2016 DRI Dream Series to support the DRI’s charitable work in dream education and research as well as to share your work, please contact: Mary Melinda Ziemer, Co-Founder, DRI:  We thank you for your interest and support and look forward to seeing you in London!

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


The processes of “dream incubation” or “dream interpretation” or “lucid dreaming” or “dream sharing” or “dream recall” or “dream work” would take on whole new meanings when you have 100 million or even a million or even 100,000 dreamers all sharing their experiences in a single community. And here is the important point: so too would the scientific process of searching for potential functions of dreams take on whole new meaning in such a community.



A fascinating article covering the psychological, cultural and historical spectrum of dreams and the role of dreaming in the African American community.




Mark Anderson
Martha Brubaker
Margaret Dwyer
Loren Goodman
Ted Hiebert
Laura Hileman
Daniel Kennedy
John Malan
Helen Plesar
Judith Tomlinson
Anonymous -- 1


Kate Adams
Paula Atwood
Luca Barboni
Ann Bengtsson
Susannah Benson
Holly Benzenhafer
Kelly Bulkeley
Larry Burk
Neal Chase
David Cielak
Kate Connolly
Carol Coronis
Claude Couture
Fulvio D'Acquisto
Betsy Davids
John Davidson
Kevin Dobbyn
Sven Doehner
Rita Domnitz
Laurette Dupuis
Beverly D'Urso
Joy Fatooh
Willem Fermont
Victor Garlock
Heloisa Garman
Christian Gerike
Rosemary Gosselin
Deborah Hickey
Clara Hill
Jan Hitchcock
Brigitte Holzinger
Lynn Hoss
Robert Hoss
Kathleen Kanavos
Peter Kanavos
Howard Katz
Philip King
Andrea Koch
Tom Lane
Ilana Laps
Johanne LaRocque
George Leute III
Mary Pat Lynch
Louise Marchand
Rachel Norment
Yuuko Ootaka
Wojciech Owczarski
Wendy Pannier
Steven Pilgram
Maria Pita
Carolyn Plath
Sherry Puricelli
Perrine Ruby
Lisa Schmitz
Lauren Schneider
Laura Smith
Idalina Souza
Suzanne Stewart
Tracy Stone
Nora Thill
Raphael Vallat
Nancy Warfield
Carol Warner
Judith White
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The Early Bird Registration is coming up April 1 so register now! Also register early at the conference site for your lodging in order to have the best chance one of the deeply discounted rooms in the limited block reserved for IASD.

A preliminary Program Schedule and presentation listing is available on the conference website.

Go to for Information 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 6 world-renowned keynotes and featured speakers plus over 120 presenters from 15 countries around the globe offering: 10 morning dream groups; 34 workshops; 29 panels and symposia; various special sessions; and a full research track and poster session. Special events include an opening reception, the Dream Art Exhibition and Reception, a Dream Hike along the shore and wildlife sanctuary, the annual PSI Dreaming Contest, the ever popular costume Dream Ball and other dance, music and artistic activities. The Program is designed to provide a little something for everyone, professionals as well as those simply interested in dreams. It is organized in multidisciplinary tracks which include: Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Research and Theory; Arts and Humanities; Education; Spirituality and Religion; Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreams; Dreams and Health; Mental Imagery; Culture and History. Come meet and converse with your favorite authors and personalities as well as a multitude of kindred spirits interested in sharing the joy and benefits of understanding dreams and dreamworking.

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.


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.


From Curtiss Hoffman
Student Research Awards Chair

Students and faculty in dream studies programs – we have extended the submissions deadline for the Ernest Hartmann Research Award competition from March 1 to March 20, to allow for more quality submissions. Any quantitative or qualitative research on dreams in which you’ve been involved is welcome.

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 20, 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.

Double the Opportunity to Tell Your
Life-Changing Dream Story

IASD is planning to publish a book “Dreams that Change Our Lives” and is presently inviting your life changing dream stories through our website, with a deadline of June 1, 2015. What is new is that we have now formed an agreement with the Chicken Soup for the Soul series to support a more near term publication called Dreams and Premonitions, which also is based on a collection of inspirational dream stories as well as premonitions. Their deadline however is very close – March 15 – so if you wish to submit to that one as well, please act now.

We are delighted about being involved in both of these efforts which support our mission of promoting the importance of dreams in changing our lives. Submission to one does not preclude submission to the others so we invite you to submit your story to both, which may improve the chances of your story being told.

To submit to the IASD book go to  and click on the “Dreams that Change Our Lives” icon on the home page (see sidebar for more information).

To submit to the Chicken Soup go to  and select the “submit your story” link then chose Dreams and Premonitions in the “Book Title” drop down box.

Bobbie Ann Pimm, Regional Events Committee Chair


Dreams, Shamanism, & Mythology

The Toronto Region of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) is pleased to announce this two-day conference on dreams, shamanism, and mythology featuring world-renowned dream researcher and psychologist Stanley Krippner. Join him, along with guest presenters Dr. Teresa DeCicco and Rosemary Gosselin for this extraordinary event in downtown Toronto on April 18 & 19, 2015. For tickets visit:

DreamWork: DreamPlay

A one-day conference 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.

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

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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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