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www.gdelaney.com is the dream site of Gayle Delaney, PhD, the founding President of IASD. This site has a biography of Gayle's background and her work, since 1981, with Loma K, Flowers, MD (in the Delaney & Flowers Dream Center). It also has several pages on various topics, such as sexual dreams, the Dream Interview, and numerous excerpts from her books, which are described in detail.
Wanted: Seriously seeking dreams with circular or spiral motifs: swirling, twisting, turning, dancing, skating, flying, orbiting; images--shapes in nature or manmade as in buildings, vessels, works of art, patterns, mandalas; themes--revolving, journeying, returning to starting point, rising or descending in levels, etc. Please send along with name and permission to use in a study/presentation on Dreams in Orbit, Earth and Humans in Holistic Balance. Rita Dwyer, DreamRita@aol.com
EXCITEMENT ON THE IASD ONLINE FORUM
In the spirit of holiday giving and the annual Pledge Campaign, IASD member Dolores Nurss, the well known hostess of the PsiberDreaming Conference's Outer Inn, is giving away some gifts you won't want to miss at the IASD Bulletin Board
There is only one thing you need to remember. If you have never visited IASD's online bulletin board, you will need to register on the forum before being able to post a message to Dolores. This is an easy process of selecting a username and password.
While you're visiting the forum though, you might want to look in at some of the other sections of the board: the lucidity forum, the announcements of upcoming events, news in the world of dreams, and the always-active open discussion of dreams and dreaming, hosted by Olivia Strand.
Take a look at www.asdreams.org if you haven't been to the web site recently. We've got a brand new navigation system!
Also in this issue:
“WEB-NEWS PLACE” Your source for book-marking IASD member Websites
REAL LAST CALL!
|THE REAL LAST CALL! CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS EXTENDED TO DEC 15 – “EARTH DREAMING,” IASD’S CHICAGO CONFERENCE, 2009
The deadline for submitting presentation proposals for IASD’s 26th Annual Conference has been extended to December 15, 2008. The “Earth Dreaming” conference is Friday June 26, 2009 - Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at the Wyndham O’Hare Hotel, 6810 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont, IL (at Chicago O’Hare Airport)
NEW ON-LINE SUBMISSION PROCESS FOR 2009
Submissions for the 2009 Call for Presentations will be accepted the first week of September and will be via an Online Submission System. Continue to check the IASD website for the Call for Presentations link. Once the link is ready applicants will be able to access an online submission form. For ease in preparation we recommend that you prepare your proposal in Word, or other word processing software, and then copy-and-paste it into the online form. Beginning this year, ALL applicants must use the online form. NO proposals will be accepted by e-mail. If you have questions please write to email@example.com
High quality proposals are invited, particularly those that explore the conference theme, Earth Dreaming (ecology and animals, world peace, and fostering future generations). We request that submissions fall into one of the following tracks: Research & Theoretical; Arts & Humanities; Cultural & Anthropological; Education; Religious, Spiritual & Philosophical; Clinical and/or Dreamwork Practice; Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreams, and the Theme Track, Earth Dreaming. Submission Categories include the following:
Paper Presentations – typically 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for Q&A that will be assigned to a symposia of similar papers;
Symposia—a pre-organized seminar of 1.5 to 2 hrs with presentations sharing a common theme (Symposia Chair is responsible for full submission and all communications to presenters);
Panels—1.5 to 2 hour organized panel of very short presentations followed by discussion (Panel Chair is responsible for full submission and all communications to panelists);
Workshops—1.5 to 2 hour interactive, experiential sessions for the practical demonstration of an approach;
Special Events or Major Presentations – up to 1 hour innovative, artistic or participatory events or special presentations.
Morning Dream Groups – 1 hour every morning at approximately 8AM
Hot-off-the-Press — 10 minute theory or research briefs
Note that the Hot-off-the-Press category may be submitted until 1 March 2009. Due to the large number of proposals anticipated, timeslots for Workshops and Special Events or Major Presentations are limited, so if you are able to present your material in a shorter format (presentation or paper), please indicate this option in your submission. Also, although multiple proposals from any one individual will be reviewed, please do not expect that there will be room to accept more than one, even if all are rated highly. If you have questions about the Call for Presentations or the Program please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be distributed to our Program Chair, Curt Hoffman, and other members of the Program Committee.
Presenters Must Register
Located close to the Chicago O’Hare airport, the Wyndham O’Hare Hotel is also near Metra trains and the Blue Line El to downtown Chicago. This location provides an excellent center for easy transportation to the conference as well as to the many attractions in Chicago’s Loop, which is only a 45 min. train ride away. Visit Chicago’s famed Millennium Park, The Art Institute, The Magnificent Mile Shopping District, The Freedom Museum, Imax Theater, The Taste of Chicago, Shakespeare Theater or Navy Pier To discover Chicago and its many other attractions, go to: Welcome to Chicago To view the hotel, go to: Wyndham O’Hare Hotel
|As promised last month, IASD's annual Pledge Campaign has begun. You should be receiving the pledge letter in the mail, but it is probably well worth repeating here. This is IASD's birthday year. Let's make it a real celebration!
Use the return form in the mail or you can donate online at http://asdreams.org/pledgedrive/2008/
As you can see from the Pledge Drive thermometer (reproduced here from the online pledge drive page), we are already a quarter of the way toward our $12,000 goal through the generous donations of early donors. Thank you!
This year we are celebrating IASD’s birthday. Over the past twenty-five years a small organization of dreamers has grown to encompass the globe. Our efforts have aided hundreds of people worldwide. This year, we are asking you to give IASD a birthday gift!
Why? Because your gifts are applied immediately toward programs which aid other dreamers, and which strengthen the outreach of the organization. Programs such as Research Grant Awards, Student Awards, conference scholarships, Art Awards, and publications are all supported by donations.
In today’s economy, troubled as it may be, we would like to ask that you give even more to IASD than usual. IASD’s strength lies in providing a path toward solutions: Dreams.
Let me share an IASD success story with you, which exemplifies why gifts to IASD really can make a concrete difference. During the first three years of the partnership between IASD and the DreamScience foundation we have been able to provide seven Dream Research Grant Awards totaling $14,900. Grant awards depend totally on private donations received by IASD from donors like you, as well as those received from the DreamScience foundation. Grants are awarded based on research proposals rated by an IASD Research Committee made up of peer researchers. Although each grant is moderate, these grants have fully funded smaller research efforts and prov ided “seed” funding to larger studies, which have in many cases stimulated additional grant funding for those efforts permitting them to proceed where they may not have without the IASD/DSF approval and awards. To date grant awardees are as follows:
Please help IASD to continue its work by sending a Happy Birthday IASD Pledge today!
|SPREAD THE WORD TO FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES: FOUR NEW CE COURSES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (more to come in 2009). IASD members qualify for discounted fees. To register or to get updates on courses and online events from the IASD Dream Studies CE program, log onto the CE page on our IASD web site at http://asdreams.org/ce
For 2008-2009 our first round of courses will be based on reading books by well-known authors, taking a multiple-choice exam, and completing a rating of the course. You can order the books on our web site through Amazon or get them on your own. During 2009, new features will include a "book club" format for featured courses, and some form of online chat or meet-up featuring our authors. We hope to add interactive online course formats at a later date.
Here are our first courses:
Dreams and Nightmares: The Origin and Meaning of Dreams by Ernest Hartmann, M.D.
Trauma and Dreams by Deirdre Barrett, PhD
Dreaming in the World's Religions by Kelly Bulkeley, PhD
Dream Work in Therapy: Facilitating Exploration, Insight and Action by Clara Hill, PhD
Many thanks to the folks making this program possible, especially Mary Pat Lynch, Richard Wilkerson, Jean Campbell, Liz Diaz, Barbara Bishop, Sheila Asato, Mark Blagrove, Nick Brink, Roger Knudson, Jacquie Lewis and the authors of our courses, as well as the MANY volunteer readers who helped in 2008 or will help to pilot test our courses in 2009.
We will begin adding new books in the first quarter of 2009. Earn free CE credits by helping the CE committee screen new books for courses and develop exams for courses and descriptive materials and work with authors. If you want to join the IASD Education Committee please contact: Alan Siegel, Ph.D., IASD Education Committee Chair: Dreamsdr@aol.com
Registration, information and updates are available at: http://asdreams.org/ce
New Members: 8
Ms. Linda Armstrong
Ms. Peggy Blake
Ms. Barbara Manning
Mrs. Irma Heiskanen
Mr. David Hiles
Ms. Sandy Olliges
Ms. Suzanne Reinhardt-Smith
Ms. Line Salvesen
Renewing Members: 12
Mr. Marcus Rodrigo
Ms. Janet Pfunder
Ms. Janice Ryalls
Ms. Susan Stember
Mr. Michael Tappan
Ms. Laurel Clark
Ms. Lorna Dexter
Dr. Diane Rickards
Mr. Steven Bauman
Ms. Connie Svob
Dr. Katja Valli
REFLECTIONS ON BEING AN IASD BOARD MEMBER
The Board has been very active recently, sending hundreds of e-mails, and discussing various issues, such as regional meetings and the upcoming Chicago celebration year conference. The Gothenburg regional received lots of submissions by the deadline, so I’m sure the schedule will be full of interesting presentations. I expect also plenty of informal discussions, so the event will likely be a huge success. I definitely plan to attend. How about you?
Some Board members and Chicago conference organizers have been active in finding keynote speakers and special guests for the 2009 conference. If even half of their recent plans will come true, the conference will be remembered! Members, keep your thumbs up for their success, and you’ll be surprised in Chicago. Remember also to send your submission by the extended deadline, December 15th.
The research grant committee, which I’m part of, has made a decision regarding who will be granted financial support this year in carrying out dream studies. Altogether 12 proposals were received, all of which were considered excellent and valuable studies. In the end, we managed to narrow down four top finalists, and all their plans would have been worth supporting, but we only had one full grant to award. It went to Kelly Bulkeley and Tracy Kahan, for multidisciplinary research on emotions and reflective awareness in dreams. In addition, Jayne Gackenbach and Raelyne Dopko, and Tore Nielsen and Don Kuiken were also given a small amount of seed money to support their research. Congratulations and good luck with the hard work!
For more news, check the IASD webpage. In fact, if you haven’t visited for a while, check it anyway. There are some new features, for example, new navigation tools, and they look nice! Well, more importantly, they make using the webpage easier…
|MEMBERSHIP NEWS December 2008
SPOTLIGHT on British Columbia, Canada
By Diane Rickards
Over the last few years, in addition to my practice as a psychotherapist, I have offered dream workshops to a local women's shelter on a volunteer basis, and also, through a Vancouver college as a continuing education course. To increase exposure to dreams and other transpersonal psychology aspects, in 2008 I began organizing workshops and seminars for professionals who are registered with the Transpersonal Psychology Association of Canada around dreamwork, symbology, psychosynthesis, intuitive inquiry, artistic expression, and more.
Year End Thanks from Your Membership Chair
On behalf of the Membership Committee & the Regional Representatives network I want to thank all of our members who have contributed time, money and gifts of dreams, energy and work in many forms to our community during the past year. It has been a pleasure to observe IASD’s growth in sheer numbers and income this year, but even more, it’s been a privilege to receive and be part of communications coming from around the world as we become a more truly global dream community. Our network of Regional Representatives are communicating with most of our members on an individual basis but we also observe new alliances of several Regional Representatives coming together to produce regional events and programs in the coming year. It will be fun to see what emerges from this collective global “kitchen” as our network expands. Keep tuned for announcements of these events.
• operating expenses & new programs
May each and all of you have a happy and peaceful holiday season.
Regional Contact Reps
To become a Regional Contact, or participate in a Regional meet-up contact Jody Grundy, Membership Chair: email@example.com
Ernest Hartmann, M/D. has graciously offered some of his writings and lectures to a wider audience by posting them on the Internet. Please visit http://www.tufts.edu/~ehartm01/ to access a host of articles and presentations.
I realized recently that many regular readers of the IASD E-News may not know about the history of dreamwork on the Internet. The truth is that dedicated dream professionals were tapping the power of the web long before Google became a verb. As the Internet becomes increasingly intermeshed with our daily lives, it’s useful to look back at the innovations and disappointments of the original online dream-weavers.
The founders of Electric Dreams worked out the strong ethics that are essential for any kind of dream work, but are especially important for quasi-public spaces like the Internet where privacy issues are provisional at best. These ethical considerations are still valid today; a good run down can be found at this site.
William Domhoff, PhD gave a talk at UC Santa Cruz in early April on "The Awesome Lawfulness of Your Nightly Dreams" It is now available on YouTube. There's also a DVD of the talk that can be purchased through UC-TV at http://www.uctv-cart.tv/cart/shopexd.asp?ccode=14871
Jon Lipsky, has written a book on dreams and theater called "Dreaming Together: Explore Your Dreams By Acting Them Out." The book outlines how you can re-experience your dreams through theater and explore practical ways to create a “Theater of Dreams.” Jon has also initiated The Dream Cafe at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge, MA. The first show, "The Wild Place," dramatized a dream series about the jungle of motherhood by actress Susan Thompson, who recorded her dreams during pregnancy, childbirth and the sleepless nights of nursing. To find out more about the book go to www.larsonpublications.com/Jon-Lipsky
The Secret History of Dreaming, a new book by Robert Moss, restores a missing dimension to our understanding of what drives the human adventure: the vital role of dreams and imagination in science and literature, war and religion, medicine and the survival of our kind. Moss states, This is not another book about dreams.” It is a history of dreaming, a term Moss uses in an expansive sense to encompass not only night dreams but also waking visions, the interplay of mind and matter that is sometimes called synchronicity, and experiences in a creative “solution state.” Robert will also be offering a workshop on May16-17, 2009 in Evanston, IL.
Victoria Rabinow has written I Had the Craziest Dream Last Night: Twelve Creative Explorations into the Genius of the Night Mind. Daniel Deslauriers, Ph.D. states, “This is by far the most creative book on dreams out there. When was the last time you read a book that felt like a dream and nudged you to the deepest part of your being?” To order contact, Bright Shadow Press,
Hermine Mensink interviewed on Dutch Television on the subject of precognitive dreams. The program will air on January 24, 2009.
|We are pleased to announce that the anonymous donor who has generously provided funding for the Student Research Award for the past 4 years has graciously agreed to fund the competition for 2009!
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. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to submit papers.
All participants must submit their presentations in electronic form, preferably through email firstname.lastname@example.org or if necessary by mailing the files copied to a CD or a DVD to the IASD office by March 15, 2009 (IASD-Student Research, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703) Mark on any mailed box "OK to leave on left porch." Text submissions must not exceed 6,000 words.
Participants should submit text in MS Word, and artwork in .jpg, .tif, or .pdf formats. Participants may also electronically submit videos in AVI formats, or music in MIDI or MPS formats.
3rd International Conference of the Nordic and European Network for the Study of Dreams, Göteborgs Psykoterapi Institut, Vasagatan 16, 411 24 Gothenburg, Sweden
6-8 March 2009
Our society is changing. We live in times of rapid change, of global change, a change that probably will have an enormous effect on all of us living on this earth. How do we become aware of this global interconnectedness? Can we notice signs of this change in our dreaming life?
• paper presentations (20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions).
• workshops (1.5 – 2 hours for the practical demonstration of an approach with maximum audience participation and minimum time spent on presenting material)
We welcome you to share with us your experience from working with dreams, whether this is done in your professional life and academic research, or it is done through your personal life, experiential approaches and from dream work with other dreamers, or you are just generally interested.
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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.
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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.|