|Renew/Become a Member Volume 8, No. 6|
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We wish to invite all dreamers who would like to share their dream-inspired
artwork to participate in the 9th Annual PsiberDreaming Art gallery. This is an
international open call for painters, photographers, conceptual digital
graphics, fiber artists, dream doodlers, etc. We are especially interested to
see dream based artwork that falls into this year’s PsiberDreaming conference
theme: “We are such stuff as dreams are made on.” Keep in mind that this is not
a brick and mortar gallery. There’s no need to frame, wire, bang a nail into a
wall. This virtual online gallery will be open to PsiberDreaming online
conference participants. Our needs are simple: jpeg images (as separate files)
of your Dream-based artwork and a text narrative of the dream itself.
Speaking for the whole conference committee, I am so pleased to report that many positive comments have come in regarding the Asheville conference. People loved the venue, the high quality of presentations, and Asheville itself.
Gratitude for a successful conference cannot go to just one or two people, because it was a community effort, energized and supported by the entire IASD membership. Thanks to the Conference Committee, the volunteers, the friendly, helpful staff of the Crowne Plaza Resort, and all the presenters and attendees who brought the years of planning to life.
For the past year, I sought to publicize North Carolina and Asheville with a series of trivia notes. But there is one more I need to add as a transition to 2011 and our excitement about the 28th annual conference to be held at Rolduc, The Netherlands.
Many people took the opportunity to visit the Biltmore Mansion while they were here in Asheville. But did you know the origin of the name “Biltmore?” Its creator, George Vanderbilt, had a dream of replicating the estates of Old Europe. The name Biltmore is derived from “Bildt,” the Dutch town home to Vanderbilt ancestors, and “moore,” an old English word for rolling, mountainous country.
I hope you will join me at Rolduc next year as we continue our Dutch connection and once again join together in our waking life dream community. I’m sure you will offer the 2011 conference team the same support you gave the Asheville team.
Thanks again, Robert Gongloff
After due deliberation the Student Awards Committee agreed to award $500 Student
Award Prizes to the following individuals:
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|CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR IASD'S 28TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE|
IASD's 28th International Conference will be held at the very beautiful 14th century Rolduc Abbey conference facility in Kerkrade in the southern part of the Netherlands. The site is close to several international airports, including those in Germany and Belgium, providing ease of international travel and sightseeing for those who wish to enjoy touring before and after the conference. You can take a visual tour of Rolduc by visiting the IASD website and click on the button for “Dreams & Cultural Diversity, Rolduc Conference Center, Kerkrade, Netherlands.” We warmly invite you to attend. Mark your calendars now for next year’s very special conference.
We have received a number of inquiries from our attendees about some confusing notices regarding a dream conference in Amsterdam. We wish to clarify that the official 2011 IASD conference is not being held in Amsterdam, but at the Rolduc Abbey conference site mentioned above.
Call for Presentations
High quality proposals are invited, particularly those that explore the conference theme, Dreams and Cultural Diversity. We request that submissions fall into one of the following tracks: Research & Theoretical; Arts & Humanities; Cultural & Anthropological; Education; Religious, Spiritual & Philosophical; Clinical; Dreamwork Practice; Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreams and the Conference Theme Track. While the conference is in the Netherlands there are two special themes, within the conference theme track: One of them specifically Dutch and the other specifically European, including a special session dedicated to the Dutch author and dreamthinker Frederik van Eeden as well as special attention to the impact of his vision on dreams to the philosophical tradition of Europe.
Our online submissions form will be available within the next few weeks. All Submissions Must be Made Online at www.asdreams.org/2011
include the following:
It began when Deirdre Barrett, editor of IASD's scholarly journal Dreaming, mentioned on the IASD Board Operations listserv that she would be seeing a pre-premiere screening of the new Leonardo diCaprio film Inception, and offered to write a review of the dream aspects of the new film for IASD.
"Why don't we create a page on the website about the film?" someone asked. "If this is going to be a big hit, and it's about dreams, people will have questions."
And that was all it took to set in motion what may have been the best early-warning system ever. By the time the movie opened in the theaters on June 16, IASD was prepared with a page of online information at www.asdreams.org/inception and a mailing to members, asking them to join the buzz.
A good thing, because once the movie premiered, visits to the IASD web site literally doubled overnight. The number of visitors to the site has remained high, as the media picked up the popularity of one of the highest grossing US films of the summer.
In the first week of the film's blockbuster popularity, stories appeared in the New York Times Magazine; Brides Magazine; and USA Today, featuring interviews with the Rev. Jeremy Taylor, Patricia Garfield, and Marcia Emery respectively.
CNN News contacted the IASD office, wanting to interview a dream expert the next morning in their New York studios. And Deirdre Barrett found herself on a very early flight from Boston to New York. Video links to Deirdre's interview with CNN as well as her appearance on NBC's Today Show can be found on the IASD Inception page.
Of course, the buzz did not stop there. IASD would like to thank all of the many members who answered questions for the press: Dr. Robert Van de Castle, Dale Graff, Robert Waggoner, Sheila Asato, among others; and the many members who have blogged about the event: like Victoria Rabinowe, Ryan Hurd, and Linda Mastrangelo in her blog for the San Francisco Examiner. Bobbie Anne Pimm, Robert Moss and others have used their FaceBook pages and personal web sites to create reviews of the film and educational areas for people to learn more about dreams, in what has become a most remarkable public arena for dream discussion.
Thanks go also to Jayne Gackenback, who pointed out that the IASD Inception page left out a major part of the story: that a documentary film had been made which will be released with the DVD of the film, and that she and others like Bill Domhoff and Dierdre Barrett had been interviewed for that film. In the process she invited that film's director, Roko Belic, to be the Keynote Presenter at IASD's upcoming PsiberDreaming Conference.
Thanks goes to all of you who have made use of this excellent opportunity to discuss and promote the understanding of dreams. Keep up the good work! A list of links to articles and interviews with IASD members during the Inception buzz follows. This list is, understandably, a work in progress, but gives a picture of the scope of current events.
For a list of links to Inception articles and video, click here.
IASD is honored to announce that the Keynote Presenter for this year's PsiberDreaming Conference "We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On" will be the director of the documentary film created for the release of the Inception DVD, Roko Belic, whose presentation bears the working title: "DREAMWORLD: Exploring the Movies of the Mind."
Belic has been making films since childhood. In 1996 he founded a production company, Wadi Rum, with his brother Adrian. His professional directorial debut Genghis Blues, a feature documentary, won over 40 international awards including the Sundance Audience Award and an Academy Award® nomination. Belic has worked in numerous capacities during his career ranging from director of photography, editor, writer, producer and director. He recently directed a documentary about dreams to be released in conjunction with the Hollywood feature film Inception. Belic is now finishing a feature documentary called Happy that explores the secrets of happiness.
The Ninth Annual PsiberDreaming Conference will be held online for two weeks between Sunday, September 26 and Sunday, October 10. Traditionally registration fees for the PsiberDreaming Conference have been kept low in order to accommodate the many people around the world who are interested in dreams but unable to attend IASD's non-virtual conferences. As in the past, this year's conference will be offered FREE to all first-time IASD members. So tell your friends this is a great time to join IASD.
The popularity of the PsiberDreaming Conference, which grows every year, demonstrates itself in the ever-increasing quality of conference presentations and workshops. This year, in line with not only the psi aspects of dreams but the value of film as a medium for dream discussion, several conference presentations will be accompanied by film. Some of these films will be available on the IASD YouTube channel prior to the conference. Watch the PDC web page at www.asdreams.org/psi2010 for updates on this and other program notes.
Another innovation for the 2010 PsiberDreaming Conference is the introduction of a scholarship competition for ten conference scholarships on the dream forum Lucid Dreaming for All www.ld4all.com
Lucid Dreaming 4all is hosted by the creator of the PsiberDreaming forum and its beautiful graphics, pasQuale Ourtane, who has been nurturing the next generation of dream "experts" (over 17,000 lucid dreamers mainly aged between fourteen and twenty-five) for the past fourteen years; and these are young people who take lucid dreaming as a matter of fact. If you have not yet looked at Pasquale's two-part YouTube video response to Inception you will want to do that. Links are: Part 1: Learn to Control Your Dreams and Part 2: Why Wake Up When You Can Have Fun?
Early Bird Registration for PsiberDreaming 2010 ends on August 15. Register now for discounts on all conference prices at www.asdreams.org/psi2010 And remember to tell your friends that this conference is FREE to all first-time IASD members.
Dreams: Lighting Your Path to Wisdom
Committee of Sleep Reprinted in Paperback
Marcia Emery in USA Today
In conjunction with the release of the film Inception, Marcia Emery was
invited to interpret a select number of dreams sent in to the Editor of USA
Today. The link to the article can be found by
The names of the five new Board members were announced during the Membership Meeting at the IASD 2010 Asheville Conference. Please welcome to the IASD Board: Scott Sparrow, Ryan Hurd, Barbara Roukema-Koning, Susan Benson, and Katja Valli.
Also, Kate Adams was appointed by the Board to fill the remainder of Deborah Hickey’s term on the Board.
New Board members are elected to serve a three-year term. Our thanks to all those IASD members who agreed to be nominated for this important position, and thanks to these outgoing Board members for their service: Layne Dalfen, Tom Lane, Kate Adams, Katja Valli, Don Kuiken and Deborah Hickey (resigned).
IASD officers for the coming year have been approved by the Board, as follows: Board Chair, Robert Waggoner; President, Jody Grundy; Vice President, Robert Gongloff; Treasurer, Bob Hoss and Secretary, Kate Adams.
Special thanks and recognition were given to retiring Board Chair Jean Campbell who has given many years of service in the roles of IASD President and Chair of the Board. Jean will continue to chair several IASD committees,
IASD Members are reminded that to vote electronically, they must print and mail, to the IASD office, a signed E-Consent voting form (as required by CA regulations and IASD Bylaws). You can find that E-Consent voting form and instructions at http://tinyurl.com/crrlbj The E-Consent form only needs to be sent in one time for you to vote electronically in upcoming elections.
As I stand here before you I feel like I should pinch
myself to see if I’m
As I stand here before you I feel like I should pinch
myself to see if I’m
Dreaming in London By Kate Adams
On Saturday July 10th, 2010, the UK Dreams Forum held its annual one-day meeting in London. The city has long been an ideal place for our meetings, but the cost of venues has been prohibitive. However, our dreams came true when IASD member Nigel Hamilton, a registered psychotherapist, kindly offered his premises at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy free of charge. Barbara Herbin and Heather Peace undertook extensive organizational activities to provide a superb day which attracted the highest number of participants to date at our one-day events.
Forty people attended a morning of talks. Nigel’s presentation entitled Working Therapeutically with Dreams: Lucid Dreams, Symmetry in Dreams and Healing was a fascinating case study of one of his client’s experiences. Accompanied by the client’s drawings, we heard and saw how his dream imagery changed through the course of the therapy and we also considered Nigel’s analysis of the symmetry in them.
Barbara followed with an introductory talk to her oversubscribed Dream Art Workshop, showing us some of her own artwork to illustrate the process. After a sumptuous lunch of sandwiches, fresh fruit, and obligatory cream cakes—along with stimulating conversation--we broke into smaller groups with facilitators to share dreams. Then working individually, people engaged in their artistic explorations of their dreams before sharing them afterwards with their small groups.
As always, the formal proceedings concluded with a brief meeting, sharing news of upcoming dream-related events and requesting volunteers to host the next UK gathering in 2011. Afterwards, a small group who were able to stay on enjoyed a dinner by the canal.
Please feel free to contact Scott Sparrow 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.
Find members in your neck of the woods, with our automatically updating online Member Map. The link is: http://dreamtalk.hypermart.net/member/world/. Some countries have not been included yet, but we're working on that!
Kirsten Borum has become a Regional Representative for Denmark.
Nancy Grace has become the Regional Representative for Boston and north to the New Hampshire line.
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Please check the IASD website for up-to-date names and contact information for the Regional Representative in your area. The Regional Representative webpage is divided into regions, making your search more user-friendly.
If you do not have a Regional Rep for your area, consider becoming that Rep yourself! You may be the "dream connector" that you and we have been waiting for.
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