International Association for the Study of Dreams - E-News

January 2008

  In This Issue:


IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD

  1. STILL TIME TO PLEDGE: IASD PLEDGE DRIVE REACHES THE $12,000 Mark

  2. MEMBERSHIP NEWS JANUARY 2008

  3. COME JOIN US FOR THE 25TH IASD ANNIVERSARY “DREAMS WITHOUT BORDERS” CONFERENCE

  4. RESEARCH GRANT FUNDS, 2007 AWARDED

  5. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS – 4-15-08 – STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD

  6. HAVE YOU CREATED YOUR IASD MEMBER PAGE YET

  7. CONTACTING AND SUBMITTING TO IASD E-NEWS

 

Also in this Issue:

IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD

CALL FOR THEORY & RESEARCH BRIEFS

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL IASD CONFERENCE

DREAMS RESEARCHERS NEEDED FOR SURVEY STUDY

NEW VOLUNTEER COPY EDITOR JOINS IASD E-NEWS STAFF

IASD MEMBERS ARE RECENT BOOK AUTHORS
 

   
 

STILL TIME TO PLEDGE: IASD PLEDGE DRIVE REACHES THE $12,000 MARK

Thanks to the generosity of IASD members, pledges and donations to the annual IASD Pledge Drive reached $12,000 by the end of December, approximately $2,000 above last year's December totals. These funds are donated to provide conference scholarships, low income memberships, research grant awards, and publications, as well as to provide outreach, and to support other ongoing programs.

There is still time to contribute to the support of IASD. Each year the Pledge Drive runs from mid-November until the end of January, in order to allow ample time for those who wish to help out. All donations are welcome, including donations to the Dream Bowl, which can be found on the Pledge Page at the IASD web site. We know that not all members can afford to donate funds to IASD but, as dreamers, we all know that dreams for IASD are valuable too.

Do what you can to help ensure that IASD's dreams really do come true http://tinyurl.com/ysg9he

 

 



 

MEMBERSHIP NEWS JANUARY 2008

SPOTLIGHT on Mexico from Yvonne Gonzales-Baez

As the year begins…
What better way to start this year than dreaming!

I dream for a 2008 full of peace, of love, of health and unity. I dream for a better world, where global warming gets back in control; where a family member can come back home, after being away due to hatred or pain. Dream so that, despite the up hills, we can still enjoy the prairies, the spaces in between the challenges when we sit and relax, to be aware of all the blessings that surround us.

“Dreams Without Borders” is the theme of this year’s IASD annual conference. And as such, in Mexico, I will dedicate myself to dilute –in my own personal way- the borders between countries, beliefs, religions and political issues. Borders between the oneiric world and the vigil one; between the lucid dreams and those dreamt in our most unconscious self. I will try to promote dreaming in the sight of love, care and awareness. So my dream evolves in being committed this year to bring dreamers closer to each other, in a space where we could share our dreams, whether they are related to peace or not, whether they concern many ideologies or simple our own personal issues. Because in doing so, we might help to dilute borders, we might understand that dreaming for respect and for a better world may be a good starting point to achieve it.

Dreaming workshops will be given once a month at the Centro de Integración de Conciencia in Mexico City and upon request (if a group of seven people is formed) at any place in the country. For more information or to schedule your own group, please write to: masajesluz@yahoo.com  or visit the website: www.masajesluz.com

I wish you all, dear dreamers, a great 2008. DREAM BIG!
Yvonne González-Báez
Regional contact, Mexico
masajesluz@yahoo.com
www.masajesluz.com/
 

 

 

 

 


 DECEMBER MEMBERSHIP TOTAL: 52

New Members: 10
Mr. Andree P. Kingsbury & Ms. Rosemary G. Gosselin
Dr. Mary Jo Davis-Grant
Dr. Laurel Clark
Rev. Fidelis Ighodaro & Mrs. Oladapo Aghedo Samuel
Mr. Joseph Abai Kanu
Mrs. Chidinma Victoria Kanu
Ms. Joan C. Concannon
Anonymous (1)

Renewing Members: 42
Ms. Evelyn Menary
Ms. Johanna King
Mrs. Danielle Rouleau
Mr. Juhani Kaariainen
Dr. Joseph De Koninck
Mr. Christoph Gassmann
Dr. Ernest L. Hartmann
Ms. Mary Flaten
Dr. Barbara Meier Faber
Mr. William Parsons
Dr. Carlyle T. Smith
Mrs. Lauri Loewenberg
Ms. Marilyn McGee Mociun
Mr. Steven E. Pilgram
Ms. Darlene Gamble McNaughton
Prof. Jacques Montangero
Mr. Michael E. Tappan
Mrs. Elzan Frank
Dr. Ruben Naiman
Ms. Sandy & Mr.David Ginsberg
Mrs. Jean Greenhill
Ms. Anita D. Hall
Dr. Teresa L. DeCicco & Mr. Walt H. Gibson
Ms. Judy B. Gardiner
Mr. Curtis F. McClive
Dr. Clara E. Hill
Dr. Barbara B. Sadak
Mrs. Lisa Rigge
Mrs. Carol Oschmann
Mr. Walter H. Stover
Ms. Cassandra T. Matt
Mr. George Gillespie
Mrs. Evelyn Duesbury
Mr. Richard Bonk
Prof. Pietro Rizzi
Dr. Shirley A. McNeal
Mr. Raymond Rainville
Ms. Rosemary Watts
Fr. Joseph R. Sedley
Dr. Suzanne Carter

IASD REGIONAL CONTACT PERSONS NOW TOTAL 40!


We’re holding steady with our 40 Regional Contact Reps this month. But there’s always room for more in the new year especially in some parts of the world unrepresented as yet, such as Africa, Russia and former USSR countries, Middle East, and many parts of South & Central America. Olaf Gerlach-Hansen and Jody Grundy are serving as “at large” contacts for unrepresented geographical regions presently, but we welcome new Regional Reps for these areas.

If you would like to be a Regional Contact Rep, please let us know. As always thanks to every one of you Reps who make the personal contact with our new and renewing members around the world. To find the list of Regional Contact Reps go to the IASD Website.

Jody Grundy
Membership Chairperson
 

 

To become a Regional Contact, or participate in a Regional meet-up contact Jody Grundy, Membership Chairperson: grundyj@fuse.net  For Regional Programs contact Marcia Emery: powerhunch@aol.com  or Robert Gongloff: robertgongloff@earthlink.net

 

COME JOIN US FOR THE 25TH IASD ANNIVERSARY
“DREAMS WITHOUT BORDERS” CONFERENCE

CALL FOR THEORY & RESEARCH BRIEFS

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The Call for 2008 IASD Conference Hot-Off-The-Press and Poster Session submissions is (theory or research briefs) still open.  The deadline is March 1, 2008.  Hot-Off-The-Press sessions will be structured as brief 10 to 15 minute paper presentations to a general audience; Poster Sessions will be individual poster presentations or question and answer sessions, and must be attended by a presenter during the designated session timeframe.

 


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL IASD CONFERENCE

 

THE POWER AND WISDOM OF DREAMS
April 12, 2008  9 – 5pm
Marymount College in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Keynote Speaker:
Lionel Corbett, M.D.
Dreams as a Source of Personal Spirituality

There will be a wide variety of offerings by panelists and workshop presenters.

For Further Information and To Register: www.ASDreams.org 

For questions:
Rita Hildebrandt,
lilibob@fea.net


DREAMS RESEARCHERS NEEDED FOR
SURVEY STUDY

IASD E-News editor, Jacquie Lewis, is seeking dream researchers willing to participate in a short survey about ethics in dream research.

Please contact her at: lotusdream@comcast.net 

This research is co-authored by IASD member and former board member, Stanley Krippner and will be a chapter in a book edited by Hillary S. Webb.


VOLUNTEER COPY EDITOR JOINS IASD
E-NEWS STAFF

In response to a request for copy editing placed in last month's E-News, IASD member Peg Toscanini has volunteered to join the E-News staff in this most-important position. Thanks Peg. Thanks also go to Rita Dwyer, who has copy edited the E-News since its inception, and to David Kahn, copy editor for the December E-News edition.

Come join us for the 25th Anniversary Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams Tues., July 8 through Sat., July 12, 2008, Hôtel Auberge Universel Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

ANNOUNCING A SURPRISE ADDED KEYNOTE SPEAKER!

Guy Corneau, world renowned best selling author of Absent Fathers, Lost Sons: The Search for Masculine Identity, Lessons In Love: The Transformation of Spirit Through Intimacy, and more, will discuss My Dreams and Cancer, A personal path (or trajectory) through the experience of cancer illustrated by a few significant dreams.

Guy Corneau is a Jungian analyst trained at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich and co-founder of the Jung Circle of Montreal. He has given numerous lectures and workshops worldwide.

Join us for four days and five nights of exploration into the meanings and mysteries of dreams with over 100 world famous authors, psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, artists, educators and researchers in the field of Dream Studies.

The program is designed for general public interest as well as professionals, with workshops and presentations on all aspects of dreaming, along with special events including a Dream Arts Exhibition, The Dream Telepathy Contest, a dream hike, a tour of The Botanical Gardens, and the conference closing with the ever-popular costume Dream Ball. The beautiful Auberge Universel captures the feeling of Montreal. It is located right next door to the Olympic Stadium and Village and across the street from Montreal’s beautiful Botanical Gardens. The hotel is a five minute subway ride to Downtown and Old Montreal’s cobblestone streets and harbor.

Conference Headliners

Fariba Bogzaran and Daniel Deslauriers will open the conference with One Night of Sleep: The Art and Science of Dreaming. This multimedia, inspirational presentation will focus on one night of sleep: from Hypnagogia to Hypnopompia using scientific discoveries with visual imageries, video, and poetic live appearances. Dr. Bogzaran is an Associate Professor and Founding Director of the Dream Studies Program at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California and Dr. Deslauriers is a core Faculty member at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco.

Tore Nielsen will explore the topic, Normal and Pathological Dreaming: Current Research from the Montreal Dream & Nightmare Laboratory, speaking about his latest research findings dealing with both normal and disturbed dreaming. Dr. Nielsen is Director of the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory at the Department of Psychiatry, Universit de Montreal. His Keynote Address will be presented in English on Wednesday evening and in French the following day as part of the conference French Track.

Milton Kramer, M.D. will discuss The Dream Experience: A Systematic Exploration, based on his book of the same title. Dr. Kramer is Visiting Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the College of Medicine, University of Illinois in Chicago; a member of American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association; and a past president of IASD.

Go to www.asdreams.org/2008  for information and to register, call or write for our central office at 1-866-DREAM12 or e-mail: office@asdreams.org  Book your room by calling the hotel toll-free: 1.800.567.0223 (514.253.3365). Ask for the IASD Conference discount.


RESEARCH GRANT FUNDS, 2007 AWARDED

The International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) in conjunction with the DreamScienceTM foundation (DSF) proudly announces the award of the 2007 Research Grant funds. This year the total grant funding available was $6000 which was split evenly between the following two research teams:

Grant #1: $3000 award to Canadian researchers at the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory, Sleep Research Centre, Sacré-Coeur Hospital, Montreal: Philippe Stenstrom (M.Sc.) Department of Psychology, University of Montreal and Tore Nielsen (Ph.D.) Department of Psychiatry, University of Montreal. Research Titled: Effects of REM sleep deprivation on dreaming and episodic memory.

Grant #2: $3000 award to the research team of Clara E. Hill, Ph.D., and Charles J. Gelso, Ph.D. at the Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Research Titled: Dream Work in Ongoing Therapy.

IASD and DSF are working in partnership to provide "seed" grants for dream research. The objective of this joint granting activity is to stimulate dream related research and to enhance the "Study" mission of IASD in supporting research. The grants are awarded to recipients, based on judging by a Research Grant Committee, of proposals received. Those receiving grants are invited to report the results at annual IASD conferences and in appropriate IASD periodicals. For more information and summaries of the researchers who received the awards, go to www.dreamscience.org/iasd  There you can also find the procedures for submitting proposals, notices, schedules, postings of winning proposals, and research results.

 

 

 

 

 

IASD MEMBERS ARE RECENT BOOK AUTHORS


IASD MEMBER STANLEY KRIPPNER CO-EDITS TWO BOOKS

IASD member and former board member, Stanley Krippner, is co-editor of two new books, both published by Puente Press and available on www.amazon.com  Healing Stories deals with the use of narrative in psychotherapy and Healing Tales describes the use of story-telling in spiritual and indigenous traditions. Dreams and dreaming are mentioned in several of the chapters.


IASD MEMBER BRENDA MALLON AUTHORS NEW BOOK

The Mystic Symbols
By Brenda Mallon
Published by Godsfield

The Mystic Symbols is the essential reference book for anyone fascinated by ancient civilizations, religion, magic and mysticism. This book offers insight into the meanings of over 500 symbols from cultures around the world and allows the reader to discover how to identify symbolism in architecture, manuscripts, paintings and town plans. With beautiful and clear illustrations, this book reveals the key ideas and sacred concepts behind over 600 magical and mystical glyphs, signs and symbols, including magician’s protective symbols and words of power from the Renaissance; ancient symbols from alchemy and astrology and sacred symbols from Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism. The Mystic Symbols is an essential companion, helping you to unlock ancient wisdom and esoteric practice.

Brenda Mallon works as a dream therapist and specializes in symbolism and Psychology. She is the author of The Dream Bible, An Illustrated Guide to Dreams, Dreams Counseling and Healing and Dream Time with Children.

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS – 4-15-08 – STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD

I am pleased to announce that the anonymous donor who has generously provided funding for the Student Research Award for the past three years has graciously agreed to fund the competition for 2008.

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. There are two new provisions to this year's competition, which are underlined below.

Who may participate: high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. All participants must submit their presentations in electronic form, preferably through email (office@asdreams.org) or if necessary by mailing the files copied to a CD or a DVD to the IASD office by Apr. 15, 2008 (must send a valid copy of a student ID). Text submissions must not exceed 6,000 words. Participants should submit text in MS Word, and artwork in .jpg, .tif, or .pdf formats. Participants can also electronically submit videos in AVI formats, or music in MIDI or MPS formats.

Alternatively, you can fax a copy to the IASD Office at 1-209-724-0889, or scan and email attachments to office@asdreams.org  Send a note or cover letter that this is for the IASD Student Research Award. Participants must specify for which of the two awards they are applying.

IASD-Student Research
1672 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
Mark on any mailed boxed "OK to leave on left porch."

Curtiss Hoffman
Student Research Awards Chair

HAVE YOU CREATED YOUR IASD MEMBER PAGE YET?

Have you ever been chatting online with someone in an IASD E-Study Group and wondered what they look like? Check the IASD Member Pages.

Have you ever been talking with someone who attended the same conference you did, and had them mention a person whose face you just can't place? Check the IASD Member Pages

Looking for someone who shares your interest in dream art? Lucid dreaming? Jungian psychotherapy? Check the IASD Member Pages.

All of this works best, of course, if you create your own IASD Member Page, a very easy thing to do at www.asdreams.org  Member Pages are a benefit of IASD membership.

Who knows, they may be looking for you!

 

Contacting and Submitting to IASD E-News

The IASD E-NEWS provides late-breaking news, IASD conference information and links to new articles on the IASD Website. Please forward this IASD E-NEWS to interested friends and colleagues so they can also sign up for IASD’s free E-News.

E-mail Submissions by the first of each month to: Jacquie Lewis, Ph.D., IASD E-NEWS Editor lotusdream@comcast.net 

IASD E- NEWS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The deadline for the IASD E-News is the first of each month. Submissions by IASD members should be e-mailed to the IASD E-News editor.

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 E-News item. Acceptable files for attachments are Microsoft Word and Rich Text Format (RTF). E-News articles should be submitted in the following format: Arial font, 12pt., and black ink. No words should be bolded, underlined, or italicized. Feel free to include photos.

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 E-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.

All IASD member publication submissions should be sent in APA format, which consists of the author(s), date, publication title, journal number and volume (if applicable), and publisher, including city, state, or country if published outside the U.S.

The editor reserves the right to shorten and/or edit articles for clarity and to fit space restrictions.

THE FINE PRINT

IASD holds no responsibility for the content or quality of non-sponsored IASD events or individual member lectures, presentations, or workshops.

To subscribe to IASD E-News, register here: http://enews.kintera.org/ 

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

IASD Website: http://www.asdreams.org 
IASD Logo and link to homepage 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.