International Association for the Study of Dreams - E-News

June 2008

  In This Issue:



DON'T MISS
IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD!!


DREAMING OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES?  HAVE WE GOT A WEBSITE FOR YOU

The Washington Post published an article titled I Dream of Hillary/Barack/McCain, featuring comments from IASD member Kelly Bulkeley.

If you haven't looked at the site, you can find it at: www.MetaphysicalPoll.com.

You can also check out the Washington Post article, Queen Hillary? In Your Dreams! at http://tinyurl.com/5whygt


BREAKING NEWS!  IASD RECEIVES FIVE YEAR APPROVAL AS APA CE SPONSOR 

CE AT MONTREAL IASD CONFERENCE 

MONTREAL CONFERENCE UPDATES AND INFORMATION 

MAKE YOUR 2008 CONFERENCE HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW 

CONFERENCE HEADLINERS 

CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED: MASSACHUSETTS WOMAN WINS FREE IASD CONFERENCE 

VOTE NOW FOR 2008 CANDIDATES FOR IASD BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MEMBERSHIP NEWS JUNE 2008 

DREAMTIME PUBLIC TV SERIES TO VIDEOTAPE AT IASD’S 25th ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN MONTREAL 

ON-LINE MEMBER SURVEY

REFLECTIONS ON BEING AN IASD BOARD MEMBER

 

Also in this issue:
 

DREAMING OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES? HAVE WE GOT A WEBSITE FOR YOU

THE OHIO POLITICAL DREAM PROJECT

LAUNCH OF THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DREAM RESEARCH

MAY MEMBERSHIP - NEW MEMBER LIST – TOTAL 29

DREAM WORKSHOP IN MEXICO

JULY E-NEWS ON HIATUS

   

BREAKING NEWS!
IASD RECEIVES FIVE YEAR APPROVAL AS APA CE SPONSOR

 

IASD has received a five year approval from the American Psychological Association's Continuing Education Committee. This allows us to serve as an APA approved "sponsor" of continuing education. It is important to note that we don't offer APA credits, but we are an approved APA sponsor with IASD being responsible for the content of the course. We are also approved to offer home-study or distance learning courses as an APA CE sponsor. We will need help from members for planning and launching our home/study distance learning CE program. Some of you have volunteered in the past but the launch of this program was delayed for over a year. If you are still interested in helping, please contact IASD Education Chair, Alan Siegel, Ph.D. (dreamsdr@aol.com). We especially need licensed mental health professionals to serve on the committee to work on this project.

CE AT MONTREAL IASD CONFERENCE

The Montreal conference will offer a diverse program of CE credits with the potential to earn up to 25 credits during the conference. For presenters and participants in the IASD CE program, extensive information and evaluation forms as well as the 2008 conference CE packet will soon be posted on the IASD website. After June 15 check the following link to access information about the 2008 CE program: http://asdreams.org/2008/ce  

MONTREAL CONFERENCE UPDATES AND INFORMATION

The OHIO POLITICAL DREAM PROJECT

The Ohio Political Dream Project is a dream-inspired action that arose from my musing on a political dream I had more than a year ago about the upcoming presidential election. Reflection on my dream called me to action:  I created a project to gather Ohioans’ dreams about the election and provide a space where Democrats, Republicans and Independents can share their dreams, visions and images about this election.

The presidential election of 2008 has mobilized voters with unusual intensity, particularly in the heated Democratic primary race. While dreams reflect the beliefs, experiences and emotions of dreamers, they also provide balance to waking attitudes and direction for positive action. The country of dreams includes everyone. Dreams transcend boundaries of political affiliation while sharpening awareness of possible outcomes and choices. Imagine dreaming the best outcomes for the United States and the world in the 2008 presidential election! 

Why Ohio?  I am an Ohioan and my dream pointed to Ohio.  Also, Ohio is always pivotal in presidential elections, so I chose to limit the project to dreams of Ohioans or about Ohio and this presidential election.  IASD members, Kelly Bulkeley and Sheila Heti, are gathering dreams from a broader pool.  It will be fascinating to compare notes after November! 

The purpose of the Ohio Political Dream Project is to achieve more understanding, wisdom and exchange among citizens and thus help us make our best choices and take action for the good of America. I am not personally, nor is this Dream Project, endorsing any candidate. My dream and my comments on the website are not intended to be an endorsement of anyone. 

Please take a look, join in and forward this to friends and colleagues of all political persuasions. Even if you don’t live in Ohio, but have a political dream about the election and Ohio, send it in.  Check out this new website now through November to see what is emerging:  http://tinyurl.com/6rvhkv

Jody Grundy, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

 


 

LAUNCH OF THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DREAM RESEARCH

A new online journal, International Journal of Dream Research (IJODR) is available at http://ijodr.org The scope of the journal is to publish peer-reviewed papers in the field of dream research including topics like dream recall, dream content, nightmares, lucid dreaming, dreaming in children and psychological aspects of sleep in general. In addition to empirical papers, comprehensive reviews and book/media reviews are also encouraged.

The first issue was published in May 2008 including one editorial and three original articles on different topics on dream research. The editors invite submissions to the IJODR. It’s an open access journal without publication fees.  Papers can be submitted as an email attachment and sent to:

Michael Schredl (
editor@ijodr.org)
Daniel Erlacher (
editor@ijodr.org)

 

 

 

“Dreams Without Borders,”
Tues., July 8 - Sat., July 12, 2008
Hôtel Auberge Universel Montréal, Montreal,
Quebec, Canada

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 the general public 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 Botanical Gardens tour and the ever-popular costume dream ball.

MAKE YOUR 2008 HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW!

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.

Rooms are filling up fast at the conference hotel.
Only 18 rooms were available at the most recent count.  Don’t try to go online to book as the rooms have all been “blocked off” for us and will show as “sold out”!!

They are not sold out yet. Instead, book by telephone and be sure to ask for the IASD discount. You can book by calling toll-free Reservations: 1-800-567-0223


CONFERENCE HEADLINERS

Fariba and Daniel Fariba Bogzaran and Daniel Deslauriers will open the celebration evening in honor of the 25th Anniversary if IASD with their presentation titled, "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.

Guy Corneau, world renowned and best selling author of Absent Fathers, Lost Sons:  The Search for Masculine Identity and Lessons in Love:  The Transformation of Spirit through Intimacy will discuss “Dreams of Meaning: A Personal Experience”.  Guy Corneau is a Jungian analyst trained at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich and cofounder of the Jung Circle of Montreal.  He has given numerous lectures and workshops worldwide.  IASD is proud to announce and to welcome The C. G. Jung Society of Montreal as a co-sponsor of this keynote address. Please Note: Guy Corneau’s keynote address will be presented in French on Friday morning as part of the conference’s French Track, and in English on Friday evening.

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 at Chicago, a member of American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association and a past president of IASD.

Tore Nielsen
will explore the topic, "Normal and Pathological Dreaming:  Current Research from the Montreal Dream & Nightmare Laboratory,” speaking about the latest research findings from his Montreal dream laboratory dealing with both normal and disturbed dreaming.  Tore Nielsen is a Full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Université de Montreal, and the Director of the Dream & Nightmare Laboratory at Montreal's Sacré-Coeur Hospital.

Go to www.asdreams.org/2008 for information and to register.  Call 1.866.DREAM12, or e-mail:  office@asdreams.org  Book your room by calling the hotel toll-free at 1.800.567.0223 (or 514.253.3365). Be sure to ask for the IASD Conference discount.

 

CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED: MASSACHUSETTS WOMAN WINS FREE IASD CONFERENCE

Attracted to the possibility of winning free conference tuition at the 2009 “Dreams Without Borders” Conference in Montreal July 8-12, Ms. Katherine Lou of Somerville, Massachusetts entered the Win A Free Conference Contest sponsored by IASD for the past several months through www.ThinkHolistic.com, and has won the conference prize. The name of the contest winner will also be published in the ThinkHolistic online newsletter in June.

IASD would like to thank all of the members and nonmembers who participated in this very successful contest, and invite you to check back next year, when we may well run this contest, or one very like it, again.

 

VOTE NOW FOR 2008 CANDIDATES FOR
IASD BOARD OF DIRECTORS!

Voting will end on June 22 (both electronically and paper ballot) for the five new candidates to the IASD Board of Directors. This is an important part of being an IASD member. So place you vote now at www.asdreams.org/vote  to ensure that you are represented by the candidates of your choice.

Full bios and photos of the candidates are available online and will also be published in the upcoming edition of IASD's magazine, Dream Time.  

If you prefer to vote on paper, you will be able to do so by using the ballot, which will run in the upcoming issue of Dream Time. Members will be asked to vote for five of the candidates below, who have been selected from over forty candidates reviewed by the IASD Nominations Committee:


Nicholas Brink –
USA, Pennsylvania
 

 


Ernest Hartmann--USA, Massachusetts
 

 


Deborah Hickey—
USA, South Carolina
 

 


Tom Lane--
USA, North Carolina
 

 


Jacquie Lewis—
USA, Illinois
 

 


Lana Nasser—
USA, California
 

 

 


Gunnar Sundstrøm – Europe, Sweden
 

 

 

 

MAY MEMBERSHIP - NEW MEMBER LIST - TOTAL 29

New Members:16

Ms. Denise Lesinski

Mr. John T. Shaw

Dr. Stephen B. Parker

Ms. Sharon E. Tucker

Ms. Lise Robillard

Mrs. Linda Scott

Mr. Neil Canavan

Mr. Kieran R. Fox

Mr. Jordi Borras Garcia

Ms. Gerry Sasse

Ms. Adrienne A. Livengood-baker

Mrs. Albert Duga

Ms. Gail Marie Friend

Ms. Lenore Fusano

Anonymous (2)

 

Renewing Members: 13

Dr. Claire Fuller

Rev. Judy Knight

Dr. David Jenkins

Ms. Elizabeth E. Kennedy

Ms. Catherine Jester

Ms. Victoria Rabinowe

Mr. Roger D. Martinez

Mr. Fred J. Seligson

Ms. Marty Gegner

Prof. Roger M. Knudson

Anonymous (3)

 

MEMBERSHIP NEWS JUNE 2008


SPOTLIGHT on: Regional Representatives Lunch Meeting in Montreal

Many of our Regional Contact Reps will be present at the Montreal conference. In fact, currently 27 of our 50 Reps will attend a lunchtime meeting on Thursday, July 10 from 1:00 to 2:30. This lunch meeting will be an opportunity for your Regional Reps to meet and network with each other. It will also be a time to brainstorm and share ideas about building our IASD community in new and creative ways. What emerges from this meeting will be shared in the second of two IASD Board meetings that happen during the conference, one at the beginning and one on the last day. And, immediately following this lunch meeting of Regional Reps, the annual IASD Membership meeting will take place which we hope you will attend. You may have a chance to find and talk to your own Regional Rep at this time and throughout the conference. Look for “whole earth stickers” on the nametags of Regional Reps!

Communicate your ideas about how to increase local and regional IASD interaction and programs between now and the conference. All of your thoughts and ideas will be shared with the Regional Reps and help shape the next year’s development of this network. There are discussions underway about regional programs from the very small several person meet-up to full programs such as the recent very successful Southern California Regional Conference. Input from our membership at this time will be most useful as the IASD committees and Board formulate how we can best serve you our members in terms of regional development.

You can contact your Regional Rep who wrote or called you with a welcome and thanks for your IASD membership when you joined or renewed. Or, you can always contact me, your Membership Chair, with your ideas between now and the Conference.  Jody Grundy: grundyj@fuse.net

Many of you participated in the Online Survey Questionnaire that, online committee member, Curtiss Hoffman developed to get a sense of members’ needs and views regarding online IASD opportunities. Results of this survey are listed in an article by Curtiss in this June E-News.  While online committee work is distinct from the work of the Membership Committee and the Regional Reps Network, it is related in that the online committee is also listening to members and attempting to serve their needs.

At the Conference watch and listen for announcements about how you can locate the Regional Rep from your geographic area. And, if there isn’t one, well maybe you’ll be inspired to become that contact person yourself!

Looking forward to seeing you all in Montreal!
Jody Grundy
IASD Membership Chair

Regional Contact Reps:
New Reps and Updated List

David KahnWe are pleased to announce one new, though very familiar, Regional Rep this month: IASD President David Kahn will cover the greater Boston area.

To find the list of Regional Contact Reps go to the IASD Website. 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

 

 

DREAMTIME PUBLIC TV SERIES TO VIDEOTAPE AT IASD’S 25th ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN MONTREAL

The groundbreaking DREAMTIME public television series will unlock the mystery of our nightly journeys, revealing the simple language of our dreams and the profound benefits they offer. 

DREAMTIME is a six part series that will offer the vocabulary, tools and process for mainstream audiences to learn and work with dreamlife. Viewers will learn to guide waking life in positive ways towards wellness and well-being. DREAMTIME signature segments are: 

Universal Archetypes

Dream Symbols: How to Work with Them

Nightmares

Extraordinary Dreams

Children’s Dreams

Dreams of Sex & Sensuality.

The DREAMTIME television series will be a unique program of education and entertainment, presenting balanced messages, education, and perspective from across the spectrum. Experts will be featured and represent all fields of science, integrative medicine, psychology, spirituality, and metaphysics. Each program will endeavor to educate on the importance of dreams in healthy, well balanced functioning of the body, mind and spirit.

DREAMTIME stories will help illustrate program topics. The program Extraordinary Dreams will showcase such topics as lucid dreaming, precognitive dreams, dreams and intuition, visitation dreams, visions, spirituality and the collective unconscious.

Recording time for DREAMTIME stories will occur on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (July 9 –11) at specific times. If you would like to share your dream and be recorded on videotape please contact Viki Anderson at vikianderson@mac.com. Please place in the subject line: “DREAM STORY – “and your specific topic.”

We will confirm our recording schedule with you via e-mail. There are a limited number of time slots available and scheduling will be done on a first come first serve basis.

DREAMTIME is a not-for-profit collaboration being produced by WFYI – PBS located in Indianapolis, Indiana, with fundraising still underway. To learn more about DREAMTIME and how you can support this public television series go to http://www.wfyi.org/dreamtime/ 

DREAMTIME — Executive Producer

Christine Lemley
lemleyc@sbcglobal.net
812.372.2166

Christine (M.S., Indiana University) is a spiritual director and former hospital chaplain. Her ministry is inter-religious, and since 1993 she has done extensive work with the Council for the Parliament of the World's Religions and The Goldin Institute for Peace and Reconciliation.  She is a founder of Interfaith Forum Columbus, IN.  Dream work is an integral part of both her spiritual direction and chaplaincy.  Christine is a founding member of a regional Spiritual Director Peer Dream Group, in its 12th year. She has also participated in dream groups for two Ph.D. candidates in dream studies.  Christine says that she knows that dreams function as guides for our life experiences and that dreams contribute to wholeness of body, mind and spirit. Her mosaic background includes: archaeology in Greece, Sacred Cosmologies & Ancient Greek Mysteries, experience with Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, dream work with Jungian analyst Sr. Olga Wittekind, Ph.D., and Executive Producer for the video series, "The Wines of California,” and WFYI/PBS-TV Series, "Wine! What Pleasure!"  Christine is a member of IASD.

 

DREAMTIME — Producer/Director
Viki Anderson

vikianderson@mac.com
317.691.3322

Viki is a creative developer specializing in video directing and producing, creative project management, and creative plan conceptualization and development.  As a creative developer, she facilitates storytelling through modern methods and technology.  Professional communication projects have included film, video and web production, national launches for commercial products, event strategies and management, and public relations. As an accomplished producer/director she has produced documentaries, television programming and commercials, corporate communication and promotional visuals. Viki is also a fine artist (http://web.mac.com/vikianderson) and ultimately her own storyteller through painting. She believes that every story begins with the dream and she works with her dreams, not only for her art but for her professional storytelling as well.  Viki is a member of IASD.


 

 

 

DREAM WORKSHOP IN MEXICO
 

July 25, 26, and 27, IASD member Stanley Krippner will be presenting a workshop on dream appreciation at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology in Puebla, Mexico. The workshop will draw upon shamanic dreamwork traditions and will be presented in both Spanish and English. For information, contact trnspesonal@prodigy.net.mx.

 

 

ON-LINE MEMBER SURVEY

The IASD Online Member Survey has now topped 200 responses, over 1/3 of our membership! Thanks to all for your participation – this is really a fantastic return rate, and it increases confidence in the results. The Board can use this survey to move forward in the area of on-line services in the coming year. Here is a summary of the results:

1) The annual conference was far and away the most popular membership benefit (71.7%). We are doing a good job of attracting our members to the conferences, and we should keep up the good work!

2) Positive responses to our two publications (DreamTime and Dreaming) were at about the same high level (59.0% and 61.5%).

3) Below this is a cluster of three current benefits, which actually are on-line. The Online Committee anticipates these benefits could be made available to a proposed new category of IASD On-Line Associates: the E-News (25. 4%), the member pages (23.4%), and the Psiberdreaming Conference (22.9%). This suggests that the core of our membership prefers the conferences and publications, but that there is a healthy demand for the current on-line services as well.

4) The most popular proposed new program was the on-line dreamwork workshop (69.8%). This is clearly an area for future growth!

6) On-line dream science conferences were next (51.3%). This suggests that there is a further opportunity for growth among dream scientists - once again putting the "S" in IASD!

7) CE courses were next in line (43.9%) - perhaps once again stimulated by our offerings of these at our annual conferences.

I want to credit Richard Wilkerson for figuring out how to distribute the Online Member Survey to our membership. As always, we rely on him for so many things!
Curt Hoffman

 

 

JULY E-NEWS ON HIATUS

The E-news will not be published next month.  The entire E-News staff wishes everyone a nice July and we hope to see you at the 2008 conference, July 8-13 in beautiful Montreal, Canada. We will return in August.

 

 

 

 

 

JULY E-NEWS ON HIATUS

The E-news will not be published next month.  The entire E-News staff wishes everyone a nice July and we hope to see you at the 2008 conference, July 8-13 in beautiful Montreal, Canada. We will return in August.

 

 

 

 

 

JULY E-NEWS ON HIATUS

The E-news will not be published next month.  The entire E-News staff wishes everyone a nice July and we hope to see you at the 2008 conference, July 8-13 in beautiful Montreal, Canada. We will return in August.

 

 

 

 

 

JULY E-NEWS ON HIATUS

The E-news will not be published next month.  The entire E-News staff wishes everyone a nice July and we hope to see you at the 2008 conference, July 8-13 in beautiful Montreal, Canada. We will return in August.

 

 

 

 

 

JULY E-NEWS ON HIATUS

The E-news will not be published next month.  The entire E-News staff wishes everyone a nice July and we hope to see you at the 2008 conference, July 8-13 in beautiful Montreal, Canada. We will return in August.

REFLECTIONS ON BEING AN IASD BOARD MEMBER

-Katja Valli, Turku, Finland 

The annual conference is closing in on us fast, and for the Board, the conference will be busy. All committees are preparing their reports so that Board members have a chance to read and understand them before the July Board meetings. Two meetings will take place during the conference, the first one on Tuesday with current Board members (although all Board candidates are encouraged to attend) and the second one on Saturday with newly appointed and elected members. Have you remembered to vote for your favorite candidates? 

Several other interesting things will also take place during the upcoming conference, things that are of great importance to all members of IASD. First, the vote results concerning new Board members will be announced. Who will serve for the next three years? Remember, the Board members are there to serve you, so if you have any ideas, comments or criticism that the Board should be aware of, do not hesitate to contact one of us! 

Second, the conference will be amazing. Have you checked the program: Famous keynote speakers, seven simultaneous tracks (one of them in French!), and topics you can only dream about? I will have difficulties choosing between the ones that interest me the most, and I bet you will too.    

Third, this year there are also two simultaneous art exhibits. One will be located in the hotel, and run the duration of the conference. The second exhibition, also titled Dreams Without Borders, is taking place at Gallery Art Neuf, a few miles down the road. In addition, there will be a picnic lunch at Lafontaine Park on Saturday, July 12 from 1:00 to 2:30. It will give conference participants the opportunity to view the wonderful Art Exhibit at Gallery Art Neuf. Moreover, the hotel has offered to prepare a picnic lunch for you at no cost, since your lunch was already included in your conference fees. If you would like to arrange for the picnic lunch please let Layne Dalfen know at: layne@dreamsdocometrue.ca  

Last, but definitely not the least, an issue that interests us all is the location for the 2009 conference. In the Spring Board meeting, three locations were considered, and two of them were so great that we had difficulty deciding which one should be chosen. In fact, two voting sessions occurred. The winning location will be announced in the Montreal conference. Where will we meet in 2009?  To find more, go to: http://www.asdreams.org/2008/index.htm

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/ 

To change your E-mail address, use this form: 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 
 
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.