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2015 PsiberDreaming Conference:

Registration is Open and Call for Art Deadline is September 13

2016 IASD Annual International Conference at Kerkrade, Netherlands:

Save the Dates and Call for Presentations

Letter from Our New IASD President

Research Grant Proposals:

 New Announcement and Deadline

Membership News

IASD Regional News You Can Use


DreamTime Magazine Coming Soon

Dreams that Changed Our Lives New Update

Members Around the World

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

August Membership Total: 39

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


Look for the Fall 2015 issue of IASD's DreamTime Magazine to be delivered this month, both in its online version and, for those who've ordered it, in beautiful hard copy (print) version. This issue of DreamTime, a member benefit for IASD members, contains a full wrap up of activities from the 2015 Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It also contains this year's Presidential Address, delivered at the conference by IASD's new President, Susannah M. Benson of Sydney, Australia; and articles by Misa Tsuruta, Lynette Papp, Teresa DeCicco and Kirsten Backstrom. You'll enjoy this issue as a way to become more acquainted with IASD's talented, international membership.


The deadline from receiving stories into our own IASD book Dreams that Change our Lives 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. Categories for which we need a few additional stories include: Children’s dreams (a child’s dream that made a lasting change), Physical Healing (where a dream revealed a critical physical problem) and Creative Dreaming (inventions, songs, artistic creations, etc. that came out of a dream that changed the dreamer’s life).

Click here to submit post-deadline stories. We want to give a heart-felt thank you to 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 in 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.


IASD member Craig Webb had the good fortune to offer a well-received four-hour presentation on dreams and lucid dreaming, as well as three dream-inspired musical/multimedia performances, for a large Montreal conference that took place from August 14-20, 2015


The September issue of the free on-line magazine, Lucid Dreaming Experience. This special edition features an interview with Scott Sparrow, as well as reader submitted articles and lucid dreams on emotional, psychological and physical healing.

One article features an apparent healing of leukemia, while another focuses on healing GERD or Gastroesophageal reflux disease through the process of directing healing intent in a lucid dream. IASD member, Ed Kellogg, looks at dreaming as one method of actively promoting your own inner healing processes in his article, “Radical Healings: A Role for Dreamwork.” Please check out this special edition of the LDE.


The Committee of Sleep: How Scientists, Artists and Athletes Use Dreams for Creative Problem Solving . . . and How You Can, Too by Deirdre Barrett is now out in a Kindle edition. For more information, please click here.


IASD member Craig Webb is celebrating his 7th year of offering dreamwork and lucid dreaming education on the web, in conjunction with his upcoming fall teleclass, a fitting place for someone with the family name Webb. Webb has been honing the course for over 20 years since he began offering it while involved with pioneering lucid dream research at Stanford University that scientifically proved the lucid dreaming phenomenon and helped bring it into the mainstream. He will offer his teleclass this Fall. For more information, you can email Craig at

In this issue, Hot Off the Press explores dream sequences. The intention of this column is to publish links to evidence-based scientific articles on the study of dreams that are written for a non-research audience.


For the first time, scientists have recorded from individual brain cells during the dreaming phase of sleep. After each rapid eye movement (REM) they recorded bursts of activity that match what happens when we are awake and we see – or imagine – a new image. They suggest that these well-known flickering movements accompany a "change of scene" in our dreams.



Computational Neuroscientist and Software Entrepreneur Paul King responds a popular question around dream sequence and recall.




Robert Alonso Sosa
Lisa Avnet
Lorrie Kazan
Carole King
Deborah Konecny
Sabrina Koperski
Carole Lindberg
Nancy Neal
Judith Pascoe
Katie Percy
Dianne Rhodes
Anonymous: 1

One Third Dream Development/Damian and Elsie Amamoo (correction from July)


Pernille Albertus
Mary Amstutz
Lilith Apostel
Ira Barouch
Anna-Karin Bjorklund
Paule Boucher
Barbara Condron
Seajay Crosson
Derek Donnan
Jody Gardner
Elliott Gish
Jean Greenhill
John Herbert
Dolores Ives
Michael Jenkins
Peter Maich
Carol Malady
Emilie Murphy
Julijan Naskov
Glory Nelson
Sharon Pastore
Walter Stover
Jeanne Van Bronkhorst
Kelly Walden
Juanita Woodand
Anne Zulian

Robert Haden/The Haden Institute



Online All the Time for Two Straight Weeks!

You will want to stop by the Outer Inn for a no-calorie chocolate dream dessert on Sunday, September 27, when the Online IASD PsiberDreaming Conference begins; then take a stroll through this year's colorful and beautiful art gallery. On Monday, presentations will begin, along with round-the-clock discussion and questions, as well as contests, games and chats.

Yes, it's back! This year at IASD's annual, two-week, online conference we will be Leaping into the Mystery. We will explore the Psi-ence of dreams with IASD experts including: Bob Hoss, Carlyle Smith, Linda Mastrangelo, Ryan Hurd, Robert Waggoner and Teresa DeCicco.

Don't miss it. Register and read more about the conference at


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 a dream text that describes 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 any questions to the art gallery team:


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 Dreamwork track.

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 track may include: pre-organized Symposia and Panel submissions, Workshops, Morning Dream Groups and Poster Papers. All submissions must be made online at


Susannah Benson

Dear IASD members and friends,

It is both an honour and a pleasure to serve IASD as the next IASD President. As members of IASD, I think we can all have a sense of satisfaction and gratitude when we reflect on the range of services and relationships that IASD has fostered, nurtured and delivered to members through its annual and regional conferences and online presence.

As a volunteer organisation we are extraordinary, and of course it wouldn’t be possible without the dedication, commitment and love of so many people.

As a regional events co-chair I have had the opportunity over several years to work with members in North America, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia to help develop regional events and support our members who generously donate their time and skills.

Our regional representative network includes 55 members in a global network that really works to help members in local areas to stay connected and to feel welcomed into the IASD community.

For 32 years IASD has championed the cause of dreaming; it has earned a respected position in the field of dream studies, and has played a significant part in bringing that conversation forward into the popular culture and advancing it in academic study.

In 2015, we will continue to implement our key strategic planning initiatives focusing on developing our online educational programs, expanding our conference options to include an online Research conference and growing our membership base.

A top priority is to stay in contact, and I hope people will contact me and reach out – which at this stage means just a phone line and internet connection away. The annual PsiberDreaming conference is a great example of what is possible when a group of dedicated volunteers reach out and connect – bridges are formed, friendships are forged, knowledge and insights are shared.


The International Association for the Study of Dreams and the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology are pleased to announce a joint research grant activity. The two organizations are seeking qualified proposals addressing studies regarding the application of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) for treatment of abuse, trauma or PTSD related nightmares and related quality of sleep factors.  

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 the partnership between IASD and the DreamScience foundation (DSF). If there are no qualifying proposals received this year, the offer will be carried over until the next year cycle ending October 15, 2016. 

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 time frame if any further input is required. Awards are planned for the December time frame. Go to  or to the IASD web site:  and select the “DreamScience Grant” icon button for instructions and a submissions outline.


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.

Proposals will go through the standard IASD/DSF grant proposal process and be evaluated by the Research Grant Committee with evaluators from both organizations. Please address any questions to  (IASD/DSF) with a copy to John Freedom   (ACEP).

Bobbie Ann Pimm, Membership Committee Chair

The Membership Task Force is beginning to work together towards its goal. Please contact Bobbie Ann Pimm at: 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

Upcoming Regional Events

Art Funkhouser and Massimo Schinco will lead a workshop entitled "Dreams and Resilience" on September 19, 2015 in Milan, Italy. They will show the attendees how they go about working with dreams, in particular with groups of professionals. Art Funkhouser will invite participants to share their dreams and work together on them. The experience will be discussed by Massimo Schinco. The workshop, organized by Durango Publisher and hosted by Eris Onlus, is an IASD supported event.

Talks are underway for regional events in Toronto, Southwest Virginia and New York City. More details will follow.

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


In last month’s issue for the article “Awards Presented to Three Outstanding Student Papers”, David Saunders was a runner up in the Quantitative category, not Qualitative. Runners-up: David Saunders, “A Quality Effects Meta-analysis of Self-report Lucid Dreaming Incidence.”

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 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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