Renew/Become a Member                                                                            Volume 8, No. 4

MAY 2010

  In This Issue:

Contact:
IASD Office
office@asdreams.org
209.724.0889

Dream-News Editor
jacquie@asdreams.org


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: jacquie@asdreams.org

Wendy Pannier 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 robertgongloff@earthlink.net.  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: http://tinyurl.com/2e95yxh


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 info@northofeden.com.


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 News.

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 office@asdreams.org  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 needed information.


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: http://asdreams.org/survey

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 office@asdreams.org

This month's Dream Survey Focus: Toxic Waste Dreams


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 information visit: http://tinyurl.com/2g62oo6

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

 

Vote for IASD Board Members Now

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, Robert Gongloff; President, Jody Grundy and Board Chair, Robert Waggoner.

Jody Grundy, Vice-President and Chair, Nominations Committee

Vote Electronically
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 right.

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 mail.

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 imagery.
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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 Anthropology (1998).

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.
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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 people.

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.
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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.
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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 nightmares.

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 method.
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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 IASD.
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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 Research.

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.

IASD ANNUAL CONFERENCE: JOIN THE WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY OF DREAMERS IN AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!

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 professionals.

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: http://tinyurl.com/24jte75

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: office@asdreams.org

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: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ASD  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!

Kim Vergil

MEMBERSHIP NEWS MAY 2010

IASD MEMBERS IN THE MEDIA

Please let us know about your fifteen minutes of fame. Contact the Dream News at jacquie@asdreams.org

 

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 www.twindreams.info  and www.twindoctor.com .

 

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 authors.

 

Art Funkhouser will be presenting on déjà vu at the Rhine Research Center http://www.rhine.org/  in 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 clicking here and scrolling about 70% down the page.

 

Christine Bjergo was 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 click here


APRIL MEMBERSHIPS

APRIL MEMBERSHIPS TOTAL 43

NEW MEMBERS: 12
John Robinson
Kirsten Cardegna
Lucy Daniels
Elizabeth Grund
Molly Harris
Mary Hill
Carol Joyce
Jongsoo Park
Stephen Potthoff
Jeannine Rémillard
Donna Upchurch
Cynthia Sauln

RENEWING MEMBERS: 31

Barbara Condron
Sandy Ginsberg
Pia Keiding
Meredith Moon
Karen J. Bartnicki
Patrick Boyle
Joseph Braun, Jr.
Betsy Davids
Jill Fischer
Franklin Galvin
Marilyn Grossman
Anjali Hazarika
Deborah Hickey
Heather Higgins
Marie Johnson
Ed Kellogg
Judy Knight
Linda Lee
Frieda Mehrtens
Sanford Rosenberg
Ann Sayre Wiseman
Linda Yates
Constance (Connie) Wolfe
Mary-Therese Dombeck
Daniel Gronwald
Katrina Martin Davenport
Anonymous: 5 

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: kingfisher@lagunamadre.net
Jeff Vovillia, Membership Assistant: jallenvov@yahoo.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.
Misa Taruta

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 cultures.
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, 11:15-1:00.

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 there.

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 http://tinyurl.com/23d29jw  To become a Regional Contact, or participate in a regional meet-up contact Scott Sparrow, Membership Chair: kingfisher@lagunamadre.net


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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Please limit your articles to 200 words.  The article title should be entirely in capital letters.  Any article sub-headings should be in upper and lowercase.  Submissions can be submitted in the body of an email message or as an attachment. When sending attachments please include, in the body of the e-mail, your name and an indication that it is an IASD Dream-News item. Acceptable files for attachments are Microsoft Word and Rich Text Format (RTF). E-News articles should be submitted in the following format: Verdana font, 12pt., and black ink. No words should be bolded, underlined, or italicized. Feel free to include photos as attachments.  Do not imbed photos or logos in text.

The editor reserves the right to shorten and/or edit articles for clarity and to fit space restrictions.  Articles over 200 words may be heavily edited.  IASD reserves the right to accept or reject any article.

IASD members who would like to inform other members of their presentations, lectures, or workshops should submit their names, the titles of the events, the dates, and locations. Please also include either an e-mail address, website, or phone number so that IASD members can contact you for additional information. Submission of book tour dates and lecture series are limited to the following: individual, contact information, dates, cities, states, or countries.

The IASD Dream-News accepts notices on member media interviews and appearances. Members should include the IASD member name, the name of the show or publication, the date, and the topic discussed.

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

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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.
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