IASD MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Vermont
WEB NEWS PLACE
Do you have a dream website, blog, social
networking page, or simply love to twitter? If you promote IASD please let us
know by emailing:
has links to the IASD Website on her personal blog, as well as her dream topics
page . Thanks for promoting dreams and IASD, Wendy!
Bambi Corso has a website
that discusses dreams and has many dream articles on her blog, with references
to IASD: http://www.bambicorso.com She is also on twitter and tweets about IASD
with a link to her home page.
Bambi has also created a hashtag for IASD users in case they want to track all
IASDreams postings. The hashtag is #ASDreams. Click here to connect with her
Face Book page.
IASD congratulates Bambi for
promoting IASD in so many creative ways
WHAT DO DREAMS AND COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU?
Are you ready for a fun,
one-question survey? The theme of this year's dream conference is “Bringing
Dreams and Community Together.” Robert Gongloff, the conference
host, is interested in hearing your thoughts about the theme. What does the
theme mean to you? What does it mean to bring dreams and community together? How
can we as dreamers bring dreams to the community and community to the dream?
Write your answer on the back of a $10 bill ... no wait, just send your thoughts
and responses to Robert at
firstname.lastname@example.org. And do be sure to join us as we unite
with others in community at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, North
Carolina, June 27th through July 1st, for the 27th annual IASD conference.
THE WATERFALLS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
As part of our monthly
series of trivia from North Carolina, we bring you information on one of the
most beautiful aspects of the state, its many waterfalls. And many of them are
within short driving distance from Asheville.
Whitewater Falls, southwest of Brevard, is the highest waterfall in the eastern
United States. Its upper and lower falls have a total drop of almost 700 feet.
For a carwash with a view, drive under the 120-foot tall Bridal Veil Falls along
US Highway 64, near Highlands.
Transylvania County is known as "Land of the Waterfalls." It features Sliding
Rock, a 150-foot natural rock waterslide in the Pisgah National Forest, in
Brevard. It gushes 11,000 gallons of 50 to 60 degree water every minute.
For more information, take a look at the top 20 waterfalls near Asheville at:
AN INVITATION TO HAVE YOUR DREAMS WORKED AT THE IASD CONFERENCE
Susan Marie Scavo or Bill St.Cyr will be offering a workshop at the annual IASD
conference, June 27 – July 1, 2010, Asheville, NC. If you would like to be the
subject of the String Therapy they will be doing at their workshop, in which you
will have your dreams enacted and explored, please contact them. They are
looking for volunteers. For more information, please contact Susan Marie Scavo
or Bill St.Cyr at 802.229.4785 or
IASD LAUNCHES YOU TUBE PROJECT
During 2009 IASD's Board of
Directors set aside funds for the creation of a series of brief videos to be
professionally created and put online at YouTube and other possible venues. The
Board's Executive Committee recently contracted with videographer Tamara Gurbis
of Phenomenal Films to create the first four of these videos, which will be
aired in early June.
Tamara, who made IASD's first promotional video in 2005, will utilize some of
the interviews from this film to create photo montage for brief videos for the
YouTube project. For further details watch for future issues of the Dream
Notice to other IASD photo journalists and videographers: IASD has been blessed
with many excellent photographers and videographers. If you have high quality
film footage about IASD or dreaming that you would like to see turned into an
IASD YouTube video, contact Richard Wilkerson at the IASD office
email@example.com to explore
this possibility. We are also looking for a volunteer who might be willing to
create a report for the IASD Board on what dream-related video is currently
available to online viewers in order for us to provide quality videos with much
CURRENT EVENTS DREAM SURVEY - TOXIC WASTE
Are you dreaming about oil spills, chemical dumps, radioactive leakage?
If so, this survey is for you. IASD is now collecting dreams of current events,
celebrities, and politicians that are hot in the news. Please pass the following
link around on your social networks:
Once at the site, you will also find dream information and research related to
these topics. Are you a researcher with resources or data on dreams of hot
topics and current events? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This month's Dream Survey Focus:
GLOBAL LUCID DREAMING EXPERIMENT
The School of Metaphysics is seeking a diversity of nationalities and
backgrounds for its GLOBAL LUCID DREAMING EXPERIMENT (GLiDE) that will measure
the effects of spiritual practices on dreaming. Please pass this on to your
friends and acquaintances, dreamers and non-dreamers alike. Register at
www.dreamschool.org before May 25 to participate. The event takes place on May
27, 28, and 29.
DREAMING MAY IMPROVE MEMORY
Recent dream research indicates that dreams can help us solve problems and may
improve our memories. Harvard researchers,
Erin Wamsley and Robert Stickgold, asked 99
people to play a virtual reality maze on the computer. Then half of the
participants took a nap while hooked up to an EEG, a machine measuring brain
waves, while the other participants watched video games. With the aid of the EEG
researchers could tell when the napping participants were dreaming. They then
woke them to ask what they were dreaming about. Then all participants did the
maze test again.
Participants who took a nap showed greater improvement on the maze task than
those who stayed awake between computer sessions. Four of the participants who
thought of the maze just before falling asleep or who had actually dreamed about
the maze, improved 10 times as much as the other nappers. For further
In This Issue:
VOTE FOR 2010 IASD BOARD MEMBERS NOW!
IASD ANNUAL CONFERENCE: JOIN THE
WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY OF DREAMERS IN AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!
ANNUAL CONFERENCE ART SHOW SHAPING UP BEAUTIFULLY
MEMBERSHIP NEWS MAY 2010
QUEBEC REGIONAL CONFERENCE A HUGE SUCCESS
DREAMING THE MUSE: DREAM NEWS CREATIVE CORNER
Also in this issue:
MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
WEB NEWS PLACE
WHAT DO DREAMS AND COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU?
THE WATERFALLS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
AN INVITATION TO HAVE YOUR DREAMS WORKED AT THE IASD CONFERENCE
IASD LAUNCHES YOUTUBE VIDEO PROJECT
CURRENT EVENTS DREAM SURVEY – TOXIC WASTE
GLOBAL LUCID DREAMING EXPERIMENT
DREAMING MAY IMPROVE MEMORY
IASD MEMBERS IN THE MEDIA
APRIL MEMBERSHIPS TOTAL: 43
This year, the Nominating Committee considered more than sixty talented and
capable IASD members to help lead IASD for the next three years. Many factors
are considered by the Nominating Committee to select individuals who add value,
insight and expertise to IASD's mission and development.
The IASD Board approved the slate of prospective Board candidates at its March
2010 meeting, suggested by the Nominating Committee. From a field of seven
candidates, five will be selected by vote of the IASD membership to serve a
three year term.
Additionally, the Nominating Committee has considered the open vacancies in the
Officer positions of IASD. After deliberations and consultations, the Nominating
Committee recommends to the Board, the following slate of Officers for
2009-2010: Secretary, Kate Adams; Treasurer, Bob Hoss; Vice President,
Gongloff; President, Jody Grundy and Board Chair,
Jody Grundy, Vice-President and Chair, Nominations Committee
IASD members who have signed an official Electronic Voting Consent Form
(required by our Bylaws to vote online) may learn about the candidates and vote
for their preferred five electronically by clicking the vote button to the
If you have not signed an E-Consent form you may download the form at:
http://tinyurl.com/e-consent Print and complete the form and mail it to IASD
Central Office at 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703. Sorry, no faxes or
email attachments. We need your original signature just once to keep on file.
or Vote by Postal Mail
For those who have not signed and established an Electronic Voting Consent Form,
please remove the ballot in the current issue of DreamTime magazine, mark your
vote for five of the seven candidates, and mail the ballot to the Central Office
at 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703.
Alternatively, For those who have not filled out the E-consent form and have
concerns about getting the ballot in DreamTime in a timely manner, go the form:
http://asdreams.org/vote/2010/2010IASDMail-inBallot.pdf and print off
a ballot. Then simply mark your vote on that ballot and mail it to IASD, 1672
University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703
Deadline: All ballots must be submitted and received in Central
Office by June 20, 2010 at the latest whether sent by electronic vote or postal
The 2010 Board candidates are as follows:
SUSAN BENSON, Ph.D. (AUSTRALIA)
I have been a member of IASD for over 10 years. I attended my first IASD
conference in 2000 in Washington DC. Since then I have attended conferences in
Berkeley, Montreal and Chicago, and presented at both Montreal and Chicago. I
took up the role of IASD Regional Representative for Australia in 2006.
My association with IASD has been personally and professionally enriching. I
have found the increasing capacity of IASD to function as an international hub
for exchange of information, knowledge, research and education to be exciting.
If chosen to be on the Board, my focus would be on expanding opportunities for
regional contact. I am also interested in training and standards of
certification for dreamwork.
My own background as academic, researcher and counselor is multi-layered, as is
IASD. I have served at senior management level in a national academic research
centre, as well as fulfilled a leadership role for several not-for-profit
community groups. In my current work as educator, researcher, writer, I am
passionate about exploring creative processes through dreams, stories, myths and
RYAN HURD (USA)
I am a dream educator living in California, and author of "Sleep Paralysis: A
Dreamer's Guide." I also am the founder and editor of DreamStudies.org, a
consciousness studies portal. My research interests can be found in a heap at
the intersection of anthropology, ecology, and spirituality. I have a MA in
Consciousness Studies from John F. Kennedy University (2008), and a BA in
I've been a member of the IASD since 2004. Since then, I've attended every
annual conference, and presented at most as well. For the last two years I have
served as the Cultural Track Chair for the Conference Committee. I'm excited for
the chance to serve the IASD.
If elected, I can employ my knowledge of Internet marketing and technology
trends to help with expanding our reach globally. Mostly I intend to listen to
our members, who have a complex array of needs and hopes for the IASD's future.
BARBARA ROUKEMA-KONING, Ph.D. (NETHERLANDS)
I have been working for 21 years as an assistant professor in the field of
Psychology of Religion. In 2008 I quit my job in order to become a student at
the Haden Institute (North Carolina, US) for their course in Jungian Psychology
called Dream Leadership Training. I recently got my certificate there. It is my
next aim to develop programs for dream groups with some target groups, maybe
Spiritual Directors, married (or long term) couples, and/or chronically ill
I became a member of IASD in fall 2006. As an active member of the Dutch
Association for the Study of Dreams (VSD) I can contribute to IASD's worldwide
mission in several ways. At this moment I am the Chair of the Editorial Board of
the Dutch quarterly Dream Journal and also I was elected, in November 2009, as
the President of VSD. In the current Board of the VSD we highly value the
importance of IASD for all our Dream Work in the Netherlands. We strive to make
the relationship between the two organizations as vital and fruitful as
possible. Recently the IASD ethics statement was translated, which we will offer
to our members and after their agreement will be put on our website. Also
members of the Board (myself included), are hosting the 2011 IASD-conference in
our country. I hope to keep on learning more about IASD in order to perform my
duties as a Board member well and to assist IASD's mission.
MOHAMED OMAR SALEM, M.D.
(UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, UAE)
I am an assistant professor in psychiatry, researcher and clinician at the
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences of the United Arab Emirates University. So
far, I had 4 research projects on dreams and 2 review articles. In teaching, I
was able to introduce topics on dreams in the undergraduate curriculum of
psychiatry in our school of Medicine, and I am trying to promote it in the area.
My other interests include CBT, philosophical and cultural aspects of psychiatry
I joined IASD in 2007 and currently I am the Middle East Regional
Representative. I prepared the Arabic version of the Multilingual International
Gateway of IASD, and I contribute to the Annual Meetings regularly. In 2008 I
had a poster presentation and in 2009 I had an oral presentation for the hot off
the press section. This year I am presenting my 3rd research project. I have
been conducting regular regional workshops on the various aspects of dreams over
the last 3 years, covering Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Dubai, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi
and Bahrain. I was able to recruit some new membership from the area and from
outside. I am looking for extensive collaboration between IASD and across the
main academic Centers of the Middle East.
SCOTT SPARROW, Ed.D. (USA)
When I was 19, I had my first of many lucid "high" dreams. In 1974, I did my
master's thesis on lucid dreaming, and in 1983 I completed a doctoral
dissertation at William and Mary on using dream reliving as a lucid dream
induction strategy. In between, I wrote Lucid Dreaming: Dawning of the Clear
Light (A.R.E., 1976), which explores the spiritual dimensions of lucid dreaming.
After becoming licensed in 1982, I began to develop the Five Star Method. I have
just coauthored a paper on this method (J. of Creativity in Mental Health, in
press). As a professor, I incorporate dream work training into all of my
graduate counseling courses. I have recently founded DreamStar Institute, which
offers certification in dream analysis, and I am currently exploring dream
reliving and middle-of-the-night meditation as a treatment for distressing
I became a member of IASD in 2006 in time to attend my first annual symposium.
Since then, I have presented seven workshops/presentations at IASD annual
conferences, and one paper at the 2009 IASD PsiberDreaming Conference.
I am deeply interested in the mission and continuing work of the IASD. I believe
it is the only organization truly devoted to a multidisciplinary study of
dreams. Consequently, IASD offers its members an array of cross-fertilizing
influences, the sum total of which conveys a sense of true community to those
who are willing to acknowledge that dreams are much bigger than any theory or
MISA TSURUTA (JAPAN)
I joined IASD in 2004 that coincided with the year I entered the doctoral
program in clinical psychology at the New School for Social Research in New
York. My first conference was in Copenhagen where I came to appreciate this
open, warm, and welcoming community.
Since then, I presented at international conferences and regional conferences.
The themes I presented include dreaming in Japan, dance/movement and dreams, and
pregnancy dreams. Currently I work as a counselor and a dance teacher in Tokyo.
At IASD I am involved in Global Advisory Committee, Educational Committee, and
Research Committee and am a reviewer of Cultural/Anthropological Track of the
Asheville 2010 conference. My recent focus is to establish a local dreamers'
community n Japan. I would like to contribute to international promotion of
KATJA VALLI, Ph.D. (FINLAND)
I started to conduct dream research in the late 90's, I'm currently working as a
post-doctoral researcher investigating the neural correlates of dream
consciousness. My main research interests are the biological function of sleep
and dreaming, alterations of dream consciousness in different sleep disorders,
and dream content in general, and have published several internationally
peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on these topics. I also review papers
for for several international journals, such as Dreaming and Consciousness and
Cognition, and I'm a consulting editor for the International Journal of Dream
I attended my first IASD conference in 2000 as a presenter, and became a member
a few years later. Since then, I have attended almost every annual international
conference, and a couple of regionals. Due to my experience in research, I have
been a member of the Research Grant Committee for the past three years. For the
last three years, I have also served as a Board member.
In developing IASD functions, my largest interests lie in drawing scientists and
researchers to IASD, and in building a bridge between research and other
approaches to dreaming. Thus far, the steps taken towards reaching these goals
include reviving the IASD Research Committee, and serving as a Chair of the
committee. If I am re-elected, I will continue these activities, and learn more
about how things work in IASD in order to perform my duties as a Board member as
well as possible.
At IASD’s annual international conference, Sunday, June 27
through Thursday, July 1, 2010, at the Crowne Plaza Resort, in Asheville, North
Carolina, we are bringing dreams and community together. This "Carolina Dream
Gathering" has something for every dreamer - the general public, as well as
Participants will discover the meaning and mysteries of dreams and dreaming
through workshops, lectures, panel discussions, and special presentations.
Explore the world of dreams in nine tracks: Arts and Humanities, Research,
Clinical Approaches, Dreamwork Practices, Extraordinary/Lucid and Psi Dreams,
Spiritual/ Religious/Philosophical Dreams, Cultural and Anthropological,
Education, and Community Dreaming. The “Community” conference offers nearly 150
presentations by over 100 world famous authors, psychotherapists,
psychoanalysts, artists, educators, and researchers in the field of dream
studies. And you will have the choice of starting off each day in one of seven
morning dream groups or in a Yoga-Dynamics class.
Presenters include the ever-popular Jeremy Taylor, one of the
co-founders of IASD and author of many books on dreams, several of which are
acknowledged classics in the dreamwork field; Dr. Antonio Zadra
, Full Professor at the Universite de Montreal's Department of Psychology and
Director of the university's Dream Laboratory; and Dr. Lee Irwin
, Professor and Chair of the Religious Studies Department at the
College of Charleston, South Carolina.
You can start deciding which presentations you want to see by glancing through
the complete program schedule, which is now available on the IASD website:
Conference participants can also attend the Dream Arts Exhibition, browse at the
IASD bookstore and purchase CDs of their favorite presentations, submit a
psi-dream in the Dream Telepathy Contest, enjoy a dream hike through the North
Carolina Arboretum, and then dance the night away at the ever-popular closing
event, the costume Dream Ball.
For information and to register for "The Carolina Dream Gathering”
online please visit www.asdreams.org/2010
Questions? E-mail: email@example.com
The Crowne Plaza Resort overlooks downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The
closest airport is the Asheville Regional Airport, which now has direct flights
between a number of major international airports, including Charlotte, Chicago,
Atlanta, and Dallas. Discount rooms at the Crowne Plaza must be booked
directly with the hotel. You may reserve your room online at:
or you may call for reservations at 888-233-9527 through June 24th, 2010. After
June 24th, call 800-733-3211 for reservation assistance. We look forward to
seeing you in June!
ANNUAL CONFERENCE ART SHOW SHAPING UP BEAUTIFULLY
As of today I have opened 43 art submission envelopes. Let me tell you that out
of all those pieces of art I have downloaded onto my computer and taken sneak
previews of, the art works being created, based on artists’ night dreams, is
absolutely great. I can tell already that we have material to put a first class
dream art exhibition together again this year.
This is my 3rd year as Dream Art Curator and it is with excitement and
anticipation that I wait for the deadline of the call to artists because I get
to be the first to see what is being created out there in the dream art world.
Each IASD conference site has created a unique and diverse showcase of artistic
talent. There is diverse representation of materials and expressions:
photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, quilting and film. The jury will have
the pleasure and challenge of viewing, evaluating, screening and selecting
wonderful works of art. The fun has just begun and the results will be
fantastic. Till next we meet again surrounded by dream art!
IASD MEMBERS IN THE
Please let us know about your fifteen minutes of
fame. Contact the Dream News at
Patricia Garfield gave a
presentation on Universal Dream Themes to an overflow crowd at the
Belvedere-Tiburon Library in Tiburon, CA, on April 29th. The attendees and
standees ranged in age from teens to retirees.
Ed Kellogg & Robert Waggoner
In April, Robert
Waggoner spoke to two classes on consciousness studies at Univ. of
Washington – Bothell about lucid dreaming. The following day, Robert
Waggoner and Ed Kellogg , spoke to about 250 students
and others at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA on lucid dreaming. Then,
they answered questions from fifty consciousness studies students in the
afternoon. All of these classes use Robert’s book, Lucid Dreaming:
Gateway to the Inner Self as part of their required reading in
consciousness studies. Separately, another class at St. Mary's College of
California in Moraga, CA, has plans to use his book for a spring 2011 course.
Dr. Robert Van De Castle,
Professor Emeritus University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, author of Our
Dreaming Mind, and co-creator of the classic dream content coding scales, will
be a guest on Twin Talk radio with host Dr. Mercy Runyan. The show will
broadcast worldwide on Friday, May 28, 2010, at 11A.M. Eastern Time at
www.worldtalkradio.com . The program will feature Dr. Van de Castle’s experiences
with dream telepathy and his ideas about the future of twin research. He will
also comment on the methods and significant findings of Dr. Runyan’s
dissertation on the dreams of identical twins Do twins dream twin dreams?; A
quantitative comparison with the dreams of singles. Dr. Runyan used the Hall and
Van de Castle scales and G. W. Domhoff’s Dream SAT to compare female identical
twin dream content to the original norms. Programs are archived at World Talk
Radio and available on iTunes. For more information, see Dr. Runyan’s web sites
The book launch for
Perchance to Dream : The Frontiers of Dream Psychology, edited by.
Stanley Krippner and Debbie Joffe Ellis will be: Friday, July 30th
2010, 5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Bova Actors Workshop, 300 West 43rd Street, Suite
504 (Between 8 & 9 Ave ... but close to 8th), New York City. (When you get off
elevator on the 5th floor walk down the hall to your left). There is no
admission fee and both book editors will be there, and some of the chapter
presenting on déjà vu at the Rhine Research Center
Durham, NC on June 25th and will be leading a workshop on déjà vu there the next
day, Sat. June 26th. Information about the talk and venue can be obtained by
and scrolling about 70% down the page.
recently interviewed on the Dr. Pat radio show about her new book, The Tao of
Tarot: "The Way" to Health, Happiness and Spiritual Illumination through Qigong
Dreaming. To hear the interview please
APRIL MEMBERSHIPS TOTAL 43
NEW MEMBERS: 12
RENEWING MEMBERS: 31
Karen J. Bartnicki
Joseph Braun, Jr.
Ann Sayre Wiseman
Constance (Connie) Wolfe
Katrina Martin Davenport
This is my first month compiling the Membership News Column. I look forward to
serving the members’ needs and learning more about your activities and
interests. I hope to meet many of you in Ashville next month. Scott Sparrow
Please feel free to contact me or Jeff Vovillia, at any time with membership
questions or concerns. We always welcome new volunteers. You are the future
leaders of IASD and we want your energy, help and visions.
Scott Sparrow, Membership Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Vovillia, Membership Assistant: email@example.com
Spotlight on Tokyo and New York City
TOKYO: One April Saturday afternoon the Japanese group met for
the fifth time in Shibuya. The Japanese group consists of three dreamers: Shuhei
Enomoto, IASD Regional Representative of Japan and involved in the Japanese
study group of Embodied Dream Work; Takanari Tajiri, recent Pd.D. graduate from
The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and translator of Jeremy Taylor’s work
into Japanese, and myself.
This particular meeting was especially lively, including discussions on the
difference between dream work and lucid dreaming and consciousness. One thing
that has materialized out of our discussions is our new dream blog. Each member
takes turns writing about various topics such as dream work, dream journaling,
dream symbolism, lucid dreaming, and our views about and experiences of IASD. Shuhei uploaded the historical first page of the blog that introduced us. Our
future goals are for larger meetings, regional conferences, events with invited
speakers, a newsletter, and dream archives. We look forward to what springs up
from this long-term, evolving project to build a comprehensive Japanese group
connected to IASD.
NEW YORK CITY: Misa went from the cool weather of Tokyo to an
unseasonably hot afternoon on Sunday, May 2, in New York City. In town for a
short visit, she kindly took time to meet with us at a lively café inside a
Japanese bookstore. Misa showed us a biography of Myoe Shonin, a Buddhist monk
of the Middle Ages who kept a 40-year dream journal. She introduced us to
several Japanese dream-related words; to the practice, in medieval Japan, of
taking one's dreams to a temple or shrine; and to the mythic animal Baku, who
functions as a sort of dream catcher by eating bad dreams. We New Yorkers were
pleased to be able to ask many questions in this informal session. Turnout was
small, in line with past NYC experience, but Misa's talk provided an opportunity
to publicize IASD to Japanese cultural organizations here. And we expect it to
be the first of a series of IASD-NYC sessions focusing on dreaming in various
Gloria Sturzenacker , NYC Regional Representative
Regional Activities at the 2010 Conference in NC
Each year at the annual IASD Conference we arrange several lunches for
networking with one another in ways that build our personal connections and
strengthen our dream community. These meetings have generated opportunities for
regional events and meetings. Several of our best regional events have been
spawned in this way.
We will facilitate networking again this year in two ways:
1) A working lunch for the regional reps who are at the conference. Monday,
2) A general membership lunch for all conference attendees to meet at regional
tables and connect to others from their geographic area. Our “at large” reps
will meet with those who don’t have a rep or are in a region without other IASD
members. Wednesday, 11:15-1:00.
Besides imagining and creating your costume for the dream ball in the next
couple of months, consider planning ahead for these regional lunch
opportunities: dream and create ideas for future regional meetings, conferences,
and developments. Bring them to the common tables! We look forward to seeing you
If you do not have a regional rep in your area, consider becoming one. You are
the dream connector you and we have been waiting for!
To find the list of regional contact reps go to the IASD Website
become a Regional Contact, or participate in a regional meet-up contact Scott
Sparrow, Membership Chair:
QUEBEC REGIONAL CONFERENCE A HUGE SUCCESS!
Early Saturday morning, 10 April 2010, 250 pre-registered
participants began to check in to the Quebec regional conference. As they sipped
coffee and drank from water bottles, they buzzed with expectation. Daniel
Deslauriers Ph.D., a member of IASD since 1984 and guest speaker, presented the
opening one-hour address, “Dreams of Transformation.”
Nine other speakers followed throughout the day with 30 minute presentations
each. The program offered something for every taste. The variety of topics
allowed everyone to have their interests addressed. Some attendees considered
new avenues to investigate, research, or contemplate. Response from participants
indicated that the conference format allowed interest to be maintained at a
peak, while the audience remained relaxed and attentive. The event was also a
gratifying for the presenters, who addressed an intensely receptive audience. At
the end of the day, everyone was grateful for a particularly stimulating day and
was looking forward to the next conference.
DREAMING THE MUSE: DREAM NEWS CREATIVE CORNER
The Dharma of Faery Dreaming
Christina Bjergo, Lac
Once upon a time there lived a maiden from the land of suburbia. She grew up in
an environment of reason, responsibility and the pursuit of knowledge through
science. Prompted by destiny and a thirst for deeper understanding she stretched
beyond the boundaries of the material plane and entered a period of tremendous
growth through the practice of mindfulness. Using meditation as her talisman she
broke free of intellectual ego constraints through dreams. Blessings of deep
insight came as she transformed into a Sleeping Beauty of sorts. Purifying
obstacles with the help of angelic beings of Nature she began tearing down the
thorny trenches surrounding her heart. She was granted access to the enchanted
castle of magic, love and miracles. She faced her dragons, reclaimed the lost
treasures of herself (greater health, peace of mind and spiritual maturity
resulted). In the end she symbolically reunites with her Prince and discovered
the secrets of living happily ever after…. For through the Dreamtime journey the
maiden awoke from her hazy lethargy to discover the deeper reality of our
existence. The maiden, with the wisdom of the crone, gives thanks to the fairy
godmothers who visit us in dreams to help guide us home.
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