International Association for the Study of Dreams - E-News

February 2008

  In This Issue:


IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD

 

 

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

  2. EXTENDED DEADLINES AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN MONTREAL CONFERENCE REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CONFERENCE!

  3. CONFERENCE EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO MARCH 7 - OTHER DEADLINES PENDING

  4. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CONFERENCE

  5. MEMBERSHIP NEWS FEBRUARY 2008

  6. IASD REGIONAL CONTACTS BUILD IASD COMMUNITY

  7. 2008 IASD DREAM ART EXHIBITION & BRZESKI DREAM ART AWARDS

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

  9. CONTACTING AND SUBMITTING TO IASD E-NEWS

    Also in this issue

    DREAM CELEBRITY AUCTION SCHEDULED AS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT

    GREAT OPPORTUNITY: SELL YOUR WARES AT THE IASD ANNUAL CONFERNECE

    FEBRUARY MEMBERSHIP TOTAL: 93

    DREAMS IN THE MEDIA: DREAM SHOWS ON TELEVISON AND RADIO, DREAMS ON THE INTERNET, DREAMS IN BOOKS

   

 

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

 

 

DREAM CELEBRITY AUCTION SCHEDULED AS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT

Get ready for an event unlike any you have ever experienced at an IASD conference. Do have a favorite celebrity or expert that you would enjoy meeting? Ever wonder what it would be like to have a personal discussion with your favorite author? At the 2008 IASD Annual Conference we are giving you a first-time-ever opportunity to meet and spend time with some of our well-known members ... our Dream Celebrities! They are well-known authors and experts on the topic of dreams and they are going to be sharing their time with you, and in some especially fun and interesting ways!

On the opening evening of conference there will be a welcome address and a special 25th anniversary presentation. After that, you will be invited to enjoy a cocktail hour, relax, and have some refreshments, while we introduce our Dream Expert Auction.

The Dream Expert Auction features 15 of IASD's most recognized and accomplished members, all ready to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Our English auction features 12 experts and our French auction features 3 experts. View all of the expert profiles
here.

Each winning bidder will receive personal time with the dream expert sometime during the conference, along with a special gift package. We greatly appreciate the generosity of these esteemed members in giving of their time and resources. We are also grateful to other members and donors who have contributed to provide all of our winning bidders with nice gift packages.

To add to the fun, we asked each of our dream experts one special question, "Is there something about you that few people know but might find interesting or humorous?" Other than the auction hosts, only the winning bidder will get to find out the answer to that question. Are you curious? What we can say is - you would be fascinated by some of the responses! If you want to know how your favorite dream expert answered the question, then start saving your extra dollars and be sure you are there to bid.

GREAT OPPORTUNITY: SELL YOUR WARES AT THE IASD ANNUAL CONFERNECE

IASD members interested in having some of their products sold at a member booth at the 2008 conference can contact Anne at
annefrey@comcast.net  before March 31st.
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dreams Without Borders,” Tues., July 8 through 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.

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


Farbia Bogzaran

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.

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. 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 Wed. evening and in French the following day as part of the conference’s French Track.

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 "My Dreams and Cancer,” a personal path 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 cofounder of the Jung Circle of Montreal. He has given numerous lectures and workshops worldwide.

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.

REMEMBER TO RESERVE A ROOM

Due to the popularity of the Early Bird Registration special, over half of the rooms reserved at the conference hotel, the beautiful Hotel Auberge Universel, have already been booked. Book your room now by calling the hotel toll-free at 1.800.567.0223 (or 514.253.3365). Be sure to ask for the IASD Conference discount.

Looking for a roommate? There is an information exchange online at the IASD Bulletin Board. Visit http://tinyurl.com/2ygzao


EXTENDED DEADLINES AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN MONTREAL CONFERENCE

REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CONFERENCE!

This year, in conjunction with http://www.thinkholistic.com 
IASD is offering a new way of advertising for the upcoming IASD Conference in Montreal; a contest through which IASD members and nonmembers alike can register to win a free registration to the four day/five night conference. Tell your friends!

If you'd like to register to win the conference yourself, just click on the Enter Here button to the left...but not until you've read about the rest of the interesting and important conference developments.

CONFERENCE EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO MARCH 7 - OTHER DEADLINES PENDING

Due to the fact that the conference schedule was posted online very close to the original Early Bird Registration deadline, the deadline has been extended to March 7. Register immediately for a significant discount.

Another deadline extension is for the Hot-Off-the-Press and Poster sessions. That deadline is now extended to April 1. See http://asdreams.org/2008  for details.

Deadlines for submissions for the Student Awards and for the Juried Dream Art Show are coming up soon. Student Awards submissions must be received by April 15. The deadline for entries into the Art Show is April 1. Please check the conference web pages for full details.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL IASD CONFERENCE

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL IASD CONFERENCE

THE POWER AND WISDOM OF DREAMS
Sat., Apr. 12, 2008, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 A.M.)
Marymount College in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

IASD is pleased to announce the first regional conference in Southern California. This is a wonderful opportunity to establish new connections and deepen relationships that already exist within our dreaming community. Please join us on this special day.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
"Dreams as a Source of Personal Spirituality"
Lionel Corbett, M.D.

PANEL:
"Collective Dreaming"
(Barbara Bishop, M.A., Ph.D.; Rev. Geoff Nelson, D.Min.;
Lauren Schneider, M.A.; Sarah Jane Hall, M.A.)

WORKSHOPS:
"Numinous Dreams and Visions" (Lionel Corbett, M.D.)
"Creative Expression of Dream Symbols" (Sandy Ginsberg, M.S.)
"Dreams and Guided Meditation" (Rita Hildebrandt)
"Body and Spirit Dreaming: Taking Dreams Into the Labyrinth" (Rev. Geoff Nelson, D.Min.)
"Dream Work: The Rashomon Approach" (David Jenkins, Ph.D.)
"Images of Wholeness in Dreams" (Joan Concannon, M.A.)
"Dreams and Projections" (Walter Berry, M.A.)

CEUs are offered to MFTs and LCSWs. For detailed information and registration visit: www.ASDreams.org/2008LA  For questions: Rita Hildebrandt - lilibob@fea.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FEBRUARY
MEMBERSHIP TOTAL: 93

New Members: 42
Ms. Monique Seguin
Mr. Jason Kravitz & Ms. Leslie Horacek
Mrs. Nicole Lemelin & Mr. Terrance De Prietro
Dr. Barbara M. Annan
Ms. Micheline Bacon
Ms. Jennifer L. Boyes-Manseau
Ms. Irene Clurman
Ms. Stephanie Condon
Mrs. Katia Daudelin
Mrs. Heather Higgins
Ms. Sylvia G. Green-Guenette
Ms. Murielle Guillet
Dr. Christian J. Hallman
Mr. Dale Hill
Jan Hitchcock
Dr. Bart Koet
Ms. Judith R. Larsen
Mr. Manon Levesque
Dr. Geoffrey Navara
Ms. Erica Obey
Mrs. Diane Pelletier
Ms. Maria Pessoa
Ms. Sarah Diane Pomerleau
Mrs. Suzanne Prevost
Mrs. Huguette Rancourt
Mr. David Rivinius
Ms. Lucie Robin
Ms. Renata Lisa Stadtke
Mr. Ferrie Veen
Mrs. Isabelle Mougeot
Ms. Laura Byrtus
Ms. Joanna Czupryn
Ms. Katia Levrier
Ms. Katrina Martin Davenport
Ms. Kelly Gerstbacher
Ms. Jessica Lara Carrasco
Mrs. Nicole Lacaille
Ms. Heidi Guttmann
Ms Ani Veselinova Popova
Anonymous 1

Renewing Members: 51
Mrs. Viki Anderson
Ms. Rachel Aubrey
Mr. Ruben Bailey
Mrs. Rokie Bernstein
Ms. Nancy Brzeski
Dr. Kelly Bulkeley
Mrs. Denise Cardinal
Dr. Beverley Kedzierski D’Urso
Ms. Laurette Dupuis
Ms. Joy Fatooh
Dr. Arthur Funkhouser
Ms. Demitra A. Gilbertson
Mr. Dale Graff
Dr. Micha Gross
Dr. Geri Grubbs
Ms. Elizabeth Jeffries
Dr. Ann Marie Johnson
Ms. Patricia Kampmeier
Dr. Thomas Lane
Mrs. Anita Luethold
Ms. Jacquie Lewis
Ms. Tallulah R. Lyons
Mr. Rodrigo T. Marcus
Dr. Laurel McCabe
Dr. Adrian Medina-Liberty
Ms. Frieda Ingrid Mehrtens
Mrs. Rachel G. Norment
Ms. Cynthia Pearson
Mr. Nicholas Pesant
Ms. Linda Yael Schiller
Dr. Michael Schredl
Dr. Richard Schweikert
Dr. Alan Siegel
Dr. Janet S. Steinwedel
Dr. Skye Stephenson
Mr. Gunnar Sundstrom
Ms. Peg Toscanini
Ms. Nancy F. Warfield
Dr. Joan Bryant Woodworth
Dr. Marena Koukis
Ms. Pearl T. Natter
Dr. Jane White-Lewis
Ms. Joanne H. Bridges
Ms. Linda Louise Elliott
Mr. Jacob L. Kaminker
Ms. Johanna Xi
Mr. Ozgen Felek
Dr. Dawn Matheny
Anonymous 3

 

MEMBERSHIP NEWS FEBRUARY 2008

L’Arc-en-Ciel was created in 1983 by Rose Pineault and André Levesque and will thus be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, just like IASD. From its two original founders, the organization has grown over the years to a team of fifteen professionals acting as dream counselors, therapists, trainers and workshop facilitators. Based in Montréal, Québec, l’Arc-en-Ciel has an antenna in Québec City and country facilities built on 185 acres of land in Sutton, close to the Vermont border.

As a registered non-profit organization, l’Arc-en-Ciel is dedicated to the expansion of consciousness using dreams and dream work as a means to know oneself better. Maybe what best describes l’Arc-en-Ciel’s approach towards dreams is the title of the collective work published in 2004, Et si les rêves servaient à nous éveiller (What if Dreams Could be Used to Awaken). Dreams and dream work have been at the core of the organization’s activities since its beginning.

These activities include an outreach program consisting of conferences and free monthly sessions to stimulate interest in dreams and dream work, workshops on dreams, shamanism, creativity and yoga; as well as special programs directed at youth (Projet 17-25), men (Entr’hommes, ma véritable identité), and women (Passage de la fertilité à la sagesse), and an eight-day intensive session entitled La Quête de liberté. L’Arc-en-Ciel also offers a two year training program in dreamwork (Formation Connaissance de Soi et Intervention par le Rêve) and long term support groups (Le voyage de la conscience) for those who want to continue their spiritual journey.

This summer, many of us from l’Arc-en-Ciel will be most happy to have the opportunity to join IASD in celebrating our respective 25th anniversary and to participate in the Montréal Dreams without Borders Conference.

For more information please visit our website at www.larcenciel.org  or contact us at: arcenciel@qc.aira.com

Claude Desloges


IASD REGIONAL CONTACTS BUILD IASD COMMUNITY

The list of new and renewing members is even longer than last month when we recorded 88 membership registrations. This month tops that with 93 registrations, of which 43 are new members and 51 are renewals. We are most delighted to see a very large number of new members from Canada. A special group welcome to all of you Canadians and it will be great to meet many of you in person in Montreal at the annual IASD Conference. We featured Claude Desloges and L’Arc-en-Ciel in our Spotlight this month and he shares with us the happy synchronicity of their organization celebrating a 25th anniversary even as IASD does this year.

On this occasion I would like to celebrate the community building work of both organizations and the dream-networking between and among our member organizations and also our regional groups that are growing very organically through the personal outreaches of our regional contacts and many other members of IASD. In preparation for the Spring board meeting I shared in the membership report the following thoughts:

“Communication and community have been mentioned several times as both the work and major purpose of the Membership Committee. But it is worthwhile to mention these points again because the charge to the Membership Committee is not only to keep our member numbers up in terms of funds and current census. It is even more important that members feel that they are seen and heard by IASD and have many avenues to be active contributors to the dream community that we are.

To this end we have kept the membership column in the IASD E-News as a high priority each month in which all new and renewing members names are listed so that they are visible in our community. And, the moving “Spotlight on…” a different region of the world each month attempts to enhance the visibility of groups in different regions and how they further the study and realization of dreaming in their communities.

It is no exaggeration to say that the email correspondence with us in Membership has greatly increased and we are attempting to respond to all of it. In many cases, members are now asking for reps in their areas, or for info on who else might live near them. Following on our President David Kahn’s outreach letter to members, many inquiries & proposals for action have been generated. In short, things are bubbling up and the multiple ways we communicate and have increased our visibility both of individual members and also of groups and opportunities is really evident.” Spring 2008 Membership Report

And in the spirit of community, Jean Campbell, IASD board chair, invites all IASD members to dream of ways to celebrate our 25 years as the premier international dream association that we are. Be an active participant in the planning and celebration by joining in with your dreams, ideas, and contributions of volunteer time and other offerings.

As always many thanks to the entire Membership Committee and all the regional contacts who serve all of us.

Jody Grundy
Membership Chair

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
 

 
DREAMS IN THE MEDIA

DREAMS ON TELEVISION AND RADIO

Bedtime will never be the same! "In Your Wildest Dreams" airs on the Discovery Health channel, Saturday March 22 at 9 P.M. EST, March 23 12:00 A.M. EST, and again on March 29 at 2 P.M. EST. Join dream expert, author and IASD member Lauri Loewenberg as she takes you on a journey into the mysterious dreaming minds of three anxious subjects. Michelle, a special education teacher who has just entered her second trimester of pregnancy and is considered high-risk (due to two previous miscarriages) is having nightmares she fears are foreshadowing the demise of yet another pregnancy. Jayce, a personal fitness trainer who is gearing up for the biggest competition of his life is having confusing dreams about dog attacks. Tamara has just stepped off the corporate fast track to stay at home and has begun to dream, night after night, that her mother is drowning. Tune in and see these dreams recreated through the point of view of the dreamer and find out how they are actually guiding the dreamers through their current life issues.

Ann Hill is the host of a new show, “Dream Talk Radio.” It airs weekly on Thursday mornings, 9:00 – 10:00 A.M., on KOWS 107.3 FM, a community radio station in Occidental, CA. Show format includes conversations about dreaming and waking, listener call-ins, dream themed music and interviews. More information can be found at www.gnosiscafe.com

Kate Adams appeared Feb. 4 on Dublin City FM radio, Feb. 4, a special interest arts and cultural radio station in Ireland. The interview was featured on a program both for and by students, and provided Kate with an excellent opportunity to encourage students to enter the IASD Student Research Award competition.

DREAMS ON THE INTERNET

Check it out! Patricia Garfield, Ph.D., in cooperation with
http://dream.kaboose.com  launched a Child Dream Interpreter section with more than 30 pages of common dream symbols for kids.


DREAMS IN BOOKS

Stanley Krippner co-edited two books, both of which contain several chapters about dreams and dreamwork: Healing Stories: The Use of Narrative in Counseling and Psychotherapy and Healing Tales: The Narrative Arts in Spiritual Traditions. Both books are published by Puente Publications, 977 Seminole Trail #299, Charlottesville, VA 22901-2824, and are available at www.amazon.com  The books are also available by calling 800.537.6727. For additional information visit puente.publications@att.net 


Dream Power: Can Our Dreams Make Us Well? has been awarded the
www.books-and-authors.net  Literary Excellence in Psychology Award for 2007. Author Mary Jo Davis-Grant Ph.D. can be reached through www.thedreampower.com  and at 316.321.2964.
 

2008 IASD DREAM ART EXHIBITION & BRZESKI DREAM ART AWARDS

A juried exhibition of dream-related works will be displayed at the Auberge Universal, and Gallery Art Neuf, Montreal, Quebec, in conjunction with the 25th annual IASD conference, July 08 – July 12, 2007. There will be two exhibitions; five days during the conference at Auberge Universel as well as a two month exhibition July and August (for Montreal and area artists) at Gallery Art Neuf Inc.

The shows will be curated by Richard Russo (Chair, IASD Arts Committee), Rose Maloukis (Montreal artist), Kim Vergil (Montreal artist), and Linda Venne (curator of Gallery Art Neuf).
In addition, the third annual Nancy Richter Brzeski Dream Art Awards, totaling $5,000, will be awarded to artists chosen from those participating in the show.

Deadline for all entries is April 1, 2008. Detailed information and entry forms available at the IASD web site: www.asdreams.org/2008


 




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 outlined 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 explaining it 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 box "OK to leave on left porch."

Curtiss Hoffman
Student Research Awards Chair
 

 

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.

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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.