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PsiberDreaming Conference:

There is Still Time to Register

2016 IASD Annual International Conference at Kerkrade, Netherlands:

Call for Presentations
Registration is Now Open

Call for Dream Art Submissions Now on Website

Research Grant Proposals: Deadline October 15

The Ernest Hartmann Award for Student Research

Membership News

IASD Regional News You Can Use


Dreams that Changed Our Lives: New Update

Members Around the World

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

September Membership Total: 62

IASD Office

Linda H. Mastrangelo, Editor
Janet Garrett, Copy Editor
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Richard Wilkerson, IASD Office Manager
Jean Campbell, Executive Committee Advisor
Robert P. Gongloff, Editorial Consultant


Do you Have a Life Changing Dream Story?

The deadline from receiving stories into our own IASD book Dreams that Change our Lives has now passed. However, we still could use a few post-deadline stories on 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 or the life of others by virtue of the creation). There may be room for just a few inspiring stories on other topics so let us know if you have one.

Go here to submit your story.


The first Conference of the new Dream Network of Aotearoa-New Zealand was held on 25-27 September (2015), at the gracious Franciscan Retreat Centre in Auckland. Our theme of “Dreams and Spirituality” drew 40 keen participants.

We were delighted to welcome Dr. Susannah Benson, IASD President, as a Keynote speaker on “Spiritual Dreams are by their very nature Transformative.” Dr Lea Holford spoke on the Shadow side of Spirituality; and Margaret Needham gave a memorable account of her Inland Journey of the Soul. Other workshops and presentations were also greatly appreciated, culminating in a hilarious performance by a team of Playback Theatre actors, replaying dreams told by the audience.

Feedback was so enthusiastic that we’ve already set the date for our next full Conference, in the same venue, for October 5-7, 2017.


SIDEWALK ORACLES: Playing with Signs, Symbols, and Synchronicity in Everyday Life by bestselling author and world-renowned dream explorer Robert Moss launches this month! This book shows readers how to walk the roads of waking life as conscious dreamers by learning to recognize how the world is speaking to them through signs, symbols, and the play of synchronicity.

Above all, SIDEWALK ORACLES is a book of games, with practical and playful techniques designed to help readers enlist the wisdom from the world around them in the realization of their deepest goals and wildest dreams. Moss’s inspiring and compelling perspective is a powerful reminder that every day can be a play day with an opportunity to make real magic. For more information, please click here.


In this issue, Hot Off the Press explores how dreams change lives. 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.


A journalist explores how dreams transformed her after returning from a two year quest in South America.



A lucid dreamer explores how his dreams have changed the trajectory of his life.



New Members = 26

Individuals: 26

Desiree Carnathan
Renee Chrystefor
Jane Foley
Andras Fuchs
Susan Gabrielle
Robin Gray
Terradon Iler
Robert King
Jeannette Lambert
Ava Lindberg
Jorge Martínez
Shane McCorristine
Daniel Oldis
Judith Picone
Mike Porter
Katy Price
Susan Shannon
Lean Siegrist
Alicia Smallwood
Christine Soltys
Elisabetta Soro
Luc Therrien
Ira Yohng
Anonymous: 2

Renewing Members = 36

Individuals: 36
Magloire Aguirre
Alair Altiero
Doug Bannister
Stephen Barrell
Fiona Bell
Bruce Blair
Maureen Boyd Biro
Martin Boyd Biro
Denise Conner
Bambi Corso
Erica Cowan
Fernando de Pablos
Janet Dennett
Angela DuPont
Elizabeth Grund
Mike Hackett
Toby Heathcotte
Rita Hildebrandt
Diane Jackson
Ilse Jensen
Kathleen Kenneally
Sabine Lucas
Kelly Lydick
Kimberly Mascaro
Laia Molina Estadella
Gilles Pétel
Hallfridur Ragnheidardottir
Carolina Sang
Rachel Silvini
Sharon Smith-Mathewes
Elizabeth Stangeland
Misa Tsuruta
Alwin Wagener
Natalia Zmicerevska
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On Sunday, September 27, 2015 approximately 200 dreamers took the Leap Into the Mystery! Exploring the Psi-ence of Dreams.

For two weeks, until October 11, this conference will be happening. It's online all the time. And you can still join the fun.

Since the PsiberDreaming Conference involves 22 expert presenters, their papers, and group discussion, there will be a lot to read. But because we keep the conference forum open until the end of October on a read-only basis, once the discussion ends on October 11 newcomers can still read and enjoy.

Come and join us! For conference registration go to www.asdreams.org/psi2015


Go to www.asdreams.org/2016 for Online Submission Forms

Submission Deadline December 15, 2015
Poster Papers February 15, 2016

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 www.asdreams.org/2016.


The 2016 Juried Dream Art Exhibition will be held in conjunction with the 2016 annual conference at the Rolduc Conference Center, The Netherlands. The exhibition will be displayed until August 31, 2016.

We are now accepting original art work about or inspired by dreams. The jurors will be open-minded about the relationship of the art work to dream content when selecting the art pieces, as long as the work was inspired in some fashion by visionary or emotional experiences that occurred during sleep. Note: an entrant can create a piece inspired by someone else’s dream. Deadline: February 15, 2016.

All two-dimensional and multi-dimensional media will be considered, including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, video, and installation art.

You do not need to be a member of IASD or a conference attendee to participate in the Dream Art Exhibition. Also, you can exhibit whether you are competing for a prize or not.

Cash awards will be offered for works chosen from among those accepted for display at the conference. Information regarding entry requirements is located here.

Entry information is also available in Dutch.


Bob Hoss, Chair IASD/DSF Research Grant Committee

This is a reminder that Dream Research Grant Proposals are due by October 15, 2015. Click here for instructions.

Note that there is a special joint grant activity this year between IASD and the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. For that joint activity we are seeking qualified proposals addressing studies on the application of an emotional stress reduction technique known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) for treatment of nightmares (and associated quality of sleep factors) related to abuse, trauma or PTSD. Proposals addressing this topic are also due October 15, 2015; however due to the late announcement, 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 Process • Submissions are reviewed by a research board and selection is based on our funding limits, plus ratings on each proposal which take into account: value to dream science, technical excellence, and various other factors related to the success of the proposed study. Proposals applicable to the topic of the joint grant activity will also go through the standard IASD/DSF grant proposal process but with evaluators from both organizations. Awards are typically announced in the December timeframe and include a scholarship to present the results at an upcoming IASD conference.

Please address any questions to bob@dreamscience.org  (IASD/DSF). If you are interested in the joint grant activity please also copy John Freedom freejjii@gmail.com (ACEP) on any questions regarding that topic.

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 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.


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.

Proposals for the joint grant activity between IASD and the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology 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 bob@dreamscience.org  (IASD/DSF) with a copy to John Freedom freejjii@gmail.com  (ACEP).


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 2016 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, 2016

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. Research which has been published prior to the submissions deadline is not eligible for this award.

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 be announced at the IASD annual conference, which will be held at the beautiful Rolduc Abbey in Kerkrade, The Netherlands, from June 24 – 28, 2016, 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

The Membership Task Force is beginning to work together towards its goal. 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

Regional Representatives Network

We are in the process of updating the IASD website with the names and contact information for Regional Representatives. Please check the IASD website for up-to-date names and contacts. The Regional Representatives 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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Please direct any technical problems to Richard Wilkerson at the IASD office: office@asdreams.org

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