AUGUST 2015
VOLUME 13 / ISSUE 07
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IN THIS ISSUE

2015 PsiberDreaming Conference: Registration Now Open, Spanish Chat and Call for Art

2016 IASD Annual International Conference at Kerkrade, Netherlands:
Save the Dates and Call for Presentations
IASD’s 2015 Hartmann Student and Brzeski Art Award Winners Announced

Call for Research Grant Proposals

Membership News

Regional News You Can Use

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

Dreams that Changed Our Lives Update

Members Around the World

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

July Membership Total: 28


Contact:
IASD Office
209.724.0889

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


DREAMS THAT CHANGE OUR LIVES UPDATE

 

The IASD book Dreams that Change our Lives deadline has now passed; however, if you missed it but have an interesting life changing dream we are still open to a few post-deadline stories, space permitting.

Keep an eye on the newsletter announcement as we may from time to time do a call for additional stories that fit certain themes if we have a specific need. Click here to submit post-deadline stories. We want to give a heartfelt thank you all who have participated in the effort so far, by opening your hearts to share you delightful and inspiring dreams and stories. At this point we are beginning the process of compiling the stories into themes which will form our chapters, selecting the candidate stories which will fit into this publication, and confirming chapter authors. We will have a lot of editing and organizing to do so the process will take some time, but the effort should be rewarding when completed.


LUCID DREAMING PRESENTATIONS IN ISRAEL

IASD member Robert Waggoner spoke on lucid dreaming at two universities in Israel. On May 18, he spoke at Tel Aviv University to an audience of 180 people, along with the event’s host, Dr. Shulamit Kreitler, Professor Emerita, and graduate student, Nili Bergida. A thirty minute question and answer period followed the talk.

On May 19, he visited Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and spoke again on lucid dreaming to 100 people, followed by a talks by graduate student Shahar Alony about his personal experience with lucid dreaming and Dr. Aviva Berkovich, who spoke on the neurophysiology of lucid dreaming. 


IASD MEMBERS FEATURED IN UPCOMING NEW “CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL” BOOK

As indicated in our past newsletters and notices, IASD worked with the Chicken Soup for the Soul publishers in a cooperate effort to assist in the publication of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions – which we are proud to announce is now due out in September. It contains many heart-warming stories from a number of IASD members who sent in their stories. Here is list of the following IASD members who contributed to this publication: Walter Berry Jane E. Carleton, Marcia Emery, Patricia Garfield , Rebecca Hill, Bob Hoss, Robert Moss, Sharon Pastore, Tina Tau, Kelly Sullivan Walden and Debbie Spector Weisman.

While a few of the stories and contributors may be the same as in our own pending Dreams that Change our Lives book, the Chicken Soup book has a bit different focus. It includes 101 stories from “everyday people” who have experienced the extraordinary – originating from dreams as well as other intuitive and precognitive waking life experiences. Our cooperation on this book aligns with our mission of enlightening and encouraging readers to listen to their dreams as a source of wisdom, their own inner voice.

IASD and the IASD contributors whose stories were selected are acknowledged in the book. An advance copy of the manuscript reads:

“And last but not least, a very special thank you goes out to the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) for being instrumental in the creation of this book, with a particular thanks to … Bob Hoss, and reviewers Laura Atkinson and Joy Fatooh. Their expertise was invaluable. IASD is the premier international, non-profit, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the pure and applied investigation of dreams and dreaming. We were honored to have stories in the book from IASD members (IASD members who contributed are named here).

For more information about the IASD, please go to www.asdreams.org.

NEW BOOK ON ULLMAN METHOD AUTHOR OFFERS FREE KINDLE VERSION FOR IASD MEMBERS

Dream Digging Guide 1: Discover the Messages in Your Dreams with the Ullman Method written by Dr. Janet S. Wahl is now on Amazon in both print and Kindle versions. Each step of the Ullman process is explained with examples so it is accessible to dream group leaders, beginners, and professionals. A chapter devoted to Monte’s memory is filled with personal stories from the author’s fifteen-year experience as a participant in Monte’s dream groups and leadership workshops. Go to amazon.com on August 14 and 15, 2015, to download the free Kindle version.

Montague Ullman, (1916–2008), a neuropsychiatrist and analyst, developed a multi-step group process to help dreamers uncover their personal dream messages. Because dreams originate in our incorruptible core, the messages tell the truth about us. They can draw attention to a physical disorder, a career question, or a solution to a problem. In the Ullman Experiential Dream Group Process the group offers a smorgasbord of options to help the dreamer, the only person who can determine his dream’s meanings. Learn Monte’s way of decoding the messages lurking in your dreams, the rich resources for improving your life physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

IASD MEMBER LAUNCHES NEWS BOOK AUGUST 5

The highly anticipated book Wake Up to Your Dreams launches August 5, 2015. Author and IASD member Justina Lasley reveals her inspiring personal story of change and transformation, and explains how dreams have impacted her life in countless positive ways. She also shares others’ unique stories, dreams and personal growth.

Lasley is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Dream Studies. For more information please click here.


In this issue, Hot Off the Press explores inducing lucid dreams. 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.

WHAT IS THE BEST SLEEP POSTURE FOR LUCID DREAMING? BY REBECCA TURNER

This article explores the best sleep postures to induce lucid dreaming.

SOURCE: WORLD OF LUCID DREAMING

GO PLACES WHEN YOU’RE ASLEEP WITH LUCID DREAMING BY KATIE ANTONIOU

Fancy flying, or hanging out with celebrities? With simple techniques you can learn to control your dreams.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN

INITIAL FINDINGS ABOUT GALANTAMINE’S EFFECT ON LUCID DREAMING QUALITIES BY G. SCOTT SPARROW AND RYAN HURD

G. Scott Sparrow, Ryan Hurd and Ralph Carlson conducted a little retrospective survey on the effect of galantamine on lucid dreaming content. Here are the results of their initial findings presented at the 2015 IASD Conference in Virginia Beach.

SOURCE: DREAM STUDIES PORTAL

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR IASD'S 2015 PSIBERDREAMING CONFERENCE

THIS CONFERENCE IS FREE TO THOSE WHO JOIN IASD FOR THE FIRST TIME BETWEEN NOW AND OCTOBER 11

Are you ready to leap into the mystery? Registration is now open for IASD's 14th annual PsiberDreaming Conference. This conference, which runs from September 27 through October 11 online, on computers everywhere, is nonstop fun for two whole weeks. Presenters and attendees come from all over the world.

Early conference registration discounts will be available until the first of September. Register now at www.asdreams.org/psi2015 and remember that this conference is FREE as a welcome to IASD for all who become members for the first time between now and the end of the conference.

Conference presenters, expert in all areas of psi dreaming, will introduce us to precognitive dreaming, lucid dreaming, dream telepathy, mutual and group dreams and current scientific discoveries around these topics. You can share a no-calorie drink or meal at the Outer Inn, participate in games and contests, share your dreams, and learn from a global audience.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: SPANISH LANGUAGE CHAT

This year at the PsiberDreaming Conference we'll have a second edition of the Spanish Dreaming Chat, so all the Spanish speaking participants can have the chance to share their dreams, experiences, reflections, etc. Bob Krumhansl from the US and Jordi Borras-Garcia from Spain will host this event at 3p.m.EDT on Friday, October 2nd. "Extraordinary Dreams" will be the starting point topic for a, presumably, extraordinary chat.

CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THE 2015 PSIBERDREAMING ONLINE GALLERY



This year’s PsiberDreaming Conference theme is “Leaping into the Mystery-The PSI-ence of Dreams”. We eagerly consume the news on the latest advancements in dream science, technology, and psi. Exciting breakthroughs leap across fields of study, with each new study or theory acting as a stepping stone, creating new clues and mysteries in an expanding universe of dream research. Perhaps you participated in a psi dreaming contest, a mutual dreaming group, lucid dreaming experiment, or other self or group study in which you experienced a dream that left you in wonder and inspired your creativity.

The PsiberDreaming Art Gallery is looking for your creative submission. Whether you are a professional artist or non-artist, the online gallery provides an additional avenue of expression, taking viewers along on a visual journey as you tell the dream. The process and focus when creating artwork may provide you with clues or self-realization when pondering symbols or events in a dream. For the audience, it is a window into the worlds of others. We appreciate each submission to the gallery, and are inspired by the artwork and the dream story. We hope that this gallery will serve first and foremost as a place where dreamers of all levels of artistic ability are encouraged to display artwork based on their dreams. We value the authenticity of the connection between the original dream and the work that follows it. We look forward to your entry as we consider “Leaping into the Mystery-The PSI-ence of Dreams.”

Eligibility: Your original work in any medium inspired by and depicting dreams. Acceptable submissions include paintings, drawings, journal sketches, digital artwork, photography, doodles, cartoons, poetry, crafts, textiles, sculpture, poetry, music and animation. NEW THIS YEAR: The Art Gallery will be accepting entries this year only from those who attend the conference. This will allow artists and other conference attendees a greater opportunity to connect and discuss the works on display in the gallery. Your entry must be accompanied by dream text to tell your dream. Due to time constraints, we limit art gallery submissions to one work per artist. Images and text will be displayed in an online dream journal format. Please submit your entry using the online form with the exact dimensions of 8″x10″ and at least 150 dpi. Children under the age of 18 must have parental permission and signature to be included.

How to submit: The deadline for submissions is Midnight EDT, Sunday, September 13. Complete the online entry form and include a textual account of your dream and your artwork image file by clicking here.

Please send questions to the art gallery team: psiart@asdreams.org


THE 2016 IASD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, KERKRADE, NETHERLANDS: SAVE THE DATES AND CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Call for Presentations to Open in September 2015

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2015

Venue • The location is the very beautiful 12th century Rolduc Abbey conference facility in Kerkrade in the southern part of the Netherlands. The site is situated on the Dutch-German border, close to several international airports, including those in Germany and Belgium, providing ease of international travel and sightseeing for those who wish to enjoy touring before and after the conference. We warmly invite you to attend. Mark your calendars now for next year’s very special conference.
The Conference • will feature world-renowned keynote speakers and over 120 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, a Dream Art Exhibition and reception, the annual Psi Dreaming Contest, and the ever popular costume Dream Ball and other special events appropriate to enjoyment of the location.

Submissions • The program is multi-disciplinary, therefore high quality proposals are invited that fall into any of the following tracks: Research and Theory; Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Arts and Humanities; Education; Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy; Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreams; Dreams and Health; Culture and History; Mental Imagery. We plan a special Dutch language track which may contain many of these disciplines as well. Submission Categories include: Paper Presentations; Symposia; Panels; Workshops; Special Events; Morning Dream Groups; 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. Submissions to the Dutch language tack may include: pre-organized Symposia and Panel submissions, Workshops, Morning Dream Groups and Poster Papers. All submissions must be made online at www.asdreams.org/2016.


AWARDS PRESENTED TO THREE OUTSTANDING STUDENT PAPERS

Curtiss Hoffman, Student Research Awards Committee Chair

Each year, thanks to a generous grant from an anonymous donor, IASD is able to award students $500 cash prizes for outstanding papers on dreams and dreaming. The evaluation of the student papers is done by the Student Awards Committee, and we are able to award in two categories: quantitative research and qualitative research. Awardees are required to present their research paper, either at a subsequent IASD full or mini-conference, or via publication in Dreaming or DreamTime.

The results, upon which all of the committee members agreed, were as follows:

Qualitative Award: ($500)

Winner: Leslie Ellis, “Stopping the Nightmare: A Phenomenological Analysis of Focusing-Oriented Dream Imagery Therapy for Trauma Survivors with Repetitive Nightmares”

Runners-up: David Saunders, “A Quality Effects Meta-analysis of Self-report Lucid Dreaming Incidence” and Robert Sears, “Attribution Theory: A Look at the Multiple Component Interactions Mediating the Spiritual Recognition of Dreams”

Quantitative Award: ($500 each)

Michelle Carr, “Daydreams and Nap Dreams: Content Comparisons and Implications for Dream Generation’ and
Elizaveta Solomonova, “Performative Dreaming: An Embodied and Enactive Approach”

No runners-up.

The committee consists of the following members:
Anne Bengstsson, Curtiss Hoffman, chair
Tracey Kahan, Jennifer Parker, Bernard Welt, Jacquie Lewis and Deirdre Barrett


NANCY RICHTER BRZESKI DREAM ART AWARDS PRESENTED
Robert Gongloff, Arts Committee Chair

Conference attendees were once again treated to professional-quality art at the 2015 Juried Dream Art Exhibition. Thanks to the continuing generous support of Nancy Richter Brzeski, cash awards were presented to those artists whose works were considered to be of the highest quality and were most relevant to dreams and dreaming.

First place ($1000) went to Mark Anderson from Spartanburg, South Carolina; second place ($750) was awarded to Julie Nauman-Mikulski from Homewood, Illinois; third place ($500) went to Lauri Hafvenstein from Washington, DC. Awards of merit (each for $200) went to Jennifer Hilliard from Norfolk, Virginia; Yasmin Mund from Sydney, Australia; and Amanda Powell from Decatur, Georgia. Mark Anderson was also honored by the conference attendees with the Peoples’ Choice Award of $150.

IASD wants to thank all those who helped make this year’s show a success. Donna Iona Drozda designed the show. Music for the reception was provided by Heather Spence. Dani Vedros and David Gordon provided overall logistics coordination. Judges for acceptance of work were Joanne Rochon, Dani Vedros, and Kim Vergil. Judging for the awards was provided by Sheila Asato, Richard Russo, and Kim Vergil.


CALL FOR RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSALS

For those thinking about submitting a Dream Research Grant Proposal, the deadline is October 15, 2015 for this grant cycle. The process is slightly different this year in that we will be reviewing final proposals instead of Letters of Intent as in the past. Grants are offered through a partnership between IASD and the DreamScience foundation (DSF).

Submission Areas • High quality quantitative and qualitative research final proposals are invited in areas related to dreams and dreaming, including but not limited to: the biology or neuroscience of dreaming, phenomenological and psychological studies of dreaming, and such fields as anthropological and cultural studies.

Submission Deadline
• October 15, 2015 for your research proposal which summarizes your planned research effort. This year submissions will be for final proposals which will be reviewed by a research board. Those selected for award will be notified in the November timeframe if any further input is required. Awards are planned for the December timeframe.
Submission Deadline • Go to www.dreamscience.org/iasd  or to the IASD web site: www.asdreams.org  and select the “DreamScience Grant” icon button for instructions and a submissions outline. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED (e-mail) to bob@dreamscience.org  

PS 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.


MEMBERSHIP NEWS
Bobbie Ann Pimm, Membership Committee Chair

The Membership Task Force is beginning to work together towards its goal. We would like to welcome and thank Hezekiah Condron for joining us. Please contact Bobbie Ann Pimm at: membershipchair@asdreams.org if you would like to join us in this important task or if you have any ideas or suggestions you would like to share.


Bobbie Ann Pimm, Regional Events Committee Chair

I regret to report that Mara Zadnoff has asked to step down in her role as Regional Rep for the Toronto region. She is hoping it will only be temporary and will be available, if needed.
I would like to thank Mara for all of her hard work and dedication to IASD and the Toronto region. I would also like to thank and welcome Jeanne Van Bronkhorst, Ange Friesen and Jo-Ann Morin who jointly have agreed to represent the Toronto region.

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


TOTAL JULY MEMBERS = 28

NEW MEMBERS = 2

INDIVIDUALS:
Julie Hoyle
Laina Lloyd

RENEWING MEMBERS = 26

INDIVIDUALS:
George Akinkuoye
Karen Benson
Barbara Bishop
Njeri Damali Campbell
Mavis Curry
G. Domhoff
Alessandra Giordano
Jo Harthan
Sven Hedenrud
Norifumi Kishimoto
Ming-Ni Lee
Mark Long
Curtis McClive
Don Middendorf
Harry Moody
Peter Nagels
James Pagel
Bill Pezick
John Rowe
Shanee Stepakoff
Charles Stewart
Gloria Sturzenacker
Mary Trouba
Susan Tyburczy
Anonymous: 2

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 FINE PRINT: IASD DREAM-NEWS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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.

To subscribe to the IASD Dream-News:
http://enews.kintera.org/ 

To change your E-mail address:
http://AddressChangeForm.kintera.org/ 

Please direct any technical problems to Richard Wilkerson at the IASD office: office@asdreams.org

IASD Website:
http://www.asdreams.org
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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