JULY 2015
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2015 IASD Annual International Conference, Virginia Beach Wrap-up

Nominations Committee Update

2015 IASD Conference Recordings Now Available

PsiberDreaming Conference: Save the Dates

Membership News

IASD Regional News You Can Use


Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

May and June Membership Total: 74

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


IASD members from around the world have contributed to a new text edited by Kate Adams, Bart Koet and Barbara Koning. Dreams and Spirituality is a pastoral handbook that offers a comprehensive overview of the nature of dreams as understood from a range of diverse professional perspectives. It enables ministers, spiritual directors and counsellors to understand the nature of dreams and the role they play in the lives of those in their pastoral care.

Part One examines dreams from theological, psychological and cultural anthropological perspectives. Part Two explores the theme of dreams and religion through empirical data, theory and reflections. Part Three considers dreams and the practice of pastoral care for a variety of contexts and situations.

Interspersed with vignettes of spiritual dreams which have deeply impacted on people’s lives, the 22 contributors explore the potential of dreams to bring about renewal, healing, reconciliation and encounters with the transcendent.

For more information, visit the publisher’s website:


A new opportunity for lucid dreaming education: “Wake Up to Your Dreams: An Introduction to Dream Interpretation and Lucid Dreaming” facilitated by dynamic duo Justina Lasley and Robert Waggoner begins September 26 - October 25, 2015. This is a four-week online workshop with personal support and individual guidance provided throughout the workshop by Justina and Robert. For more information please visit their website.

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


Google sets up feedback loop in its image recognition neural network - which looks for patterns in pictures - creating hallucinatory images of animals, buildings and landscapes which veer from beautiful to terrifying.



Now you can turn your photos into computerized nightmares with ‘deep dream.’




Dawn Chalker
Jane Davenport
Alma Deese
Daniel Harris-McCoy
Heidi Keller-Price
Jean Benedict Raffa
Teresa Ramsey
Jeffifer Shoemaker
Heather Spence
Teresa Van de Castle
Benjamin Whitehurst
Anonymous: 1

Damian Amamoo
Myung-sun Yu


Adam Anczyk
Jeffrey Armano
Susan Audrey
Bhaskar Banerji
Jacqueline Baritell
William Beaver
Renee Beck
Lisa-Madelle Bottomley
Constance Bovier
Wanda Burch
Roser Camats
Dawson Church
Darlene Cimino-DeRose
Becky Day-Swain
Brenda Dhar
Susanne Doell-Hentschker
Iain Edgar
John Ettlie
Gale Fralin
Tzivia Gover
Jodine Grundy
Lou Hagood
Novella Hall
Paul Hartsuyker
Rebecca Hill
Marsha Hudson
Ted Jones
Patricia Kilroe
Machiel Klerk
Gerhard Kloesch
Justina Lasley
Winifred Lum
Tallulah Lyons
Dawn Matheny
Laurel McCabe
Donna McGill
Marja Moors
Geoff Nelson
Michael Olsen
Geri Proctor
Sanford Rosenberg
Karla Ruedlinger
Jen Rupp
David Saunders
Seyta Selter
Genie Shenk
Alan Siegel
Elizaveta Solomonova
Gregory Sparrow
Patrick Stern
Mark Thurston
Susan Vasiljevic
Jay Vinton
Megumi Yama
Linda Yates
Anonymous: 5


IASD would like to thank all of the wonderful staff and volunteers personally for the terrific job you did on this year’s IASD International Conference which made it an astounding success. We had 270 attendees from 16 countries around the world, and presenters from 14 countries.

IASD would like to thank the many volunteers who worked to make this conference possible, particularly the members of the core Conference Committee, its chair Bob Hoss, and the support team - without them this event would not have been possible: Robert Gongloff, Richard Wilkerson, Laura Atkinson, Sylvia Green-Guenette, Jean Campbell, Bobbie Ann Pimm, Katja Valli, Alan Siegel, Dani Vedros, David Gordon, Jeff Armano, Geoff Nelson, Ryan Hurd, Janet Garrett, Curt Hoffman, Dale Graff, Catherine Campaigne.

We also wish to thank our forty-one pre-conference and onsite volunteers who performed masterfully and without whom the conference would not have gone as smoothly as it did. A major thank you to our twenty submission evaluators, the dream experts who are largely responsible for the final structure of the program, and who give totally of their own time and talents to support the conference program. And finally we wish to thank the presenters and attendees who made the conference a success, without you there would not have been a conference. We hope to see you back with us next year at the Rolduc conference center in the Netherlands.

Visit the Conference web site for further information on this past conference at www.asdreams.org/2015 or to plan for attending next year at www.asdreams.org/2016 

Nominations Committee Update:

The officers nominated by the Nominating Committee to serve in the coming year were introduced to the membership at the General Membership meeting at the annual conference. They are as follows: Scott Sparrow, Board Chair; Susannah Benson, President; Laurel Clark, Vice-President; and Robert Waggoner, Treasurer. These officers are the voting members of the Executive Committee.

These officers took their positions at the annual board meeting held Friday, June 5, 2015. Officers serve a term of one year, but may be re-elected.

The five new member-elected directors were also introduced: Claude Desloges, Jordi Borras Garcia, Clare Johnson, Misa Tsuruta and Mary Melinda Ziemer.

Directors serve for a period of three years, and the new directors’ terms will expire in 2018. The practice has been to have 15 directors who are elected by the membership. Rather than replacing the entire Board every three years, and to maintain a cadre of experienced directors, it has been the practice of IASD to arrange it so that we only replace five directors each year.

In addition to the 15 member-elected directors, four to seven of our board members can be directly appointed by the Board. The Nominations Committee recommended two nominees for board-appointed positions: Jean Campbell and Robert Waggoner. At the February Board meeting, the Board accepted the recommendations and passed the resolution that the number of Board-appointed directors will be seven for 2015-2016. All officers and new board members assumed their positions at this first board meeting.

The Nominations Committee wishes to acknowledge and appreciate all the Directors whose terms of office ended in 2015 and thanks all the Board candidates who agreed to stand for election.


Recordings for the 2015 Virginia Beach conference are still available to be downloaded in MP3 format.

The after conference price is $40 for the complete set. Workshops not included.

You may purchase a download at http://2015.kintera.org/.

Select from the Program options the General Options and check the Recordings.

Once ordered you will receive a link and passcode to download your recordings.

Also if you attended the conference and haven't filled out the post-conference evaluation please click here.

Join us for two weeks of nonstop fun and dreaming in September/October at the online PsiberDreaming Conference.

Mark your calendar. Keep an eye on the IASD PsiberDreaming 2015 web site. PsiberDreaming is coming soon. Yes, that's online all the time between Sunday, September 27 and Sunday, October 11, 2015 with a global look at the science of psi.

Registration begins in August.

Bobbie Ann Pimm, Membership Committee Chair

Exciting news came out of the board meeting held on June 5, 2015. The board agreed to create a Membership Task Force to address the issue of increasing our membership numbers. I’d like to thank everyone that agreed to join together with me for this important task: Susannah Benson, Claude Desloges, Laurel Clark, Jean Campbell, Lou Hagood, Mary Ziemer, Curt Hoffman, Njeri Campbell, Jordi Borras Garcia, Misa Tsuruta and Richard Wilkerson. If you have any ideas or special insight regarding membership, please share them with me in an email or consider joining us on the task force

You can do your part in attracting more members simply by talking about dreams and the IASD to everyone you meet! When asking new members how they learned about the IASD, most of the time the answer is, “from a friend or colleague.”

Bobbie Ann Pimm, Regional Events Committee Chair

The regional reps that attended the annual conference in Virginia Beach enjoyed a successful Regional Reps Luncheon on Sunday June 6, 2015. It was a great opportunity to meet and greet each other and discuss strategies for the coming year. A special thanks to Lou Hagood for joining us and sharing his experience with hosting a very successful and profitable regional conference in New York in May. He was a great encouragement to others. There’s already talk among some reps about hosting a regional conference in the near future.
I would like to send a warm welcome to two new regional representatives. Deborah Waitley is joining us as our rep for San Diego, CA and Cristina Bottoni is joining us as our representative for Italy.

Speaking of meeting and greeting, I have found the Yahoo Group that we have set up for regional reps to be a valuable communications tool and would like to see every one of our reps join the group. If you are a regional rep and are not currently a member of the iasd-reps Yahoo group, please send me an email and I will send you an invitation to join us.

Do you know who your regional rep is? You can find a list of all the reps with their contact info here

If there is no rep for your region, please consider joining us. Send me an email for more information.

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 June 2015.
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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