ASD Dream News
 Renew/Become a Member                                                                            Volume 8, No. 2

MARCH 2010

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Do you have a guest appearance coming up? A lecture? A class? A dream group? Help us tell the world about upcoming IASD events like the 2010 Conference in Asheville, North Carolina; the 2010 Art Show, with an entry deadline in April; or next year's conference in the Netherlands. Visit the following pages on the IASD web site for flyers to download and print.

For the 2010 Conference and Art Show For the 2011 conference in the Netherlands:


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

bobbie ann pimm

Bobbie Ann Pimm has a Facebook fan page, Notes From a Dreamer on which she’s promoting IASD events, as well as IASD member events, blogs, websites and all things dream related. If you recognize her title, it’s because she’s had a very popular website, Notes From a Dreamer … on Dreaming and blog. In addition, her book, Notes From a Dreamer … on Dreaming: A Personal Journey in Dream Interpretation, will be available this Spring. In it she acknowledges IASD and its members for being, “a light in the darkness of unchartered territory.”

christoph gassmann

Christoph Gassmann has a German dream website where he promotes dreaming and keeping a dreamlog. He regularly promotes the annual IASD conference, the psiberdreaming online conference and other IASD events.

For additional information about him, please consult his IASD member page

tallulah lyons

Tallulah Lyons promotes IASD on her website

She also mentions IASD on the Dream Medicine page of



Grab your space now!  There are only six exhibit tables left for the IASD “Carolina Dream Gathering” 2010 conference! 

IASD’s annual conference attracts around 300 individuals interested in dreams and dreaming from around the world.  Conference participants attend hands-on workshops, lectures, panel discussions, a costume dream ball, and an optional hiking event.  Two of its most popular attractions are the IASD bookstore and the exhibit tables, where dreamers and crafters display their wares.

As an exhibitor at “Carolina Dream Gathering” you will receive the following:

·         Free listing on the conference page of the IASD website

·         Free listing in the IASD “Carolina Dream Gathering,” conference program

·         Two Exhibitor Registrations (does not include admittance to conference sessions)

·         Two entrance passes to the conference costume Dream Ball

Click here
to reserve your space.


movie trivia

It's Oscar time. Did you know that more than 600 movies have been filmed in North Carolina since 1980? The state claims to be second only to California in number of movie production complexes. Many of your favorite movies have been filmed right in the Asheville area. For instance:

Patch Adams Released in 1998, this drama is based on the real life of Doctor Adams. Featuring Robin Williams, much of the film was shot on the Biltmore Estate in Asheville and the campus of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Several scenes of the Appalachian Mountains were shot off the Blue Ridge Parkway on Elk Mountain Highway in Asheville.

The Swan The Biltmore House was first seen on the big screen in 1952, when "The Swan" opened starring Grace Kelly. It was to be her last film.

Being There Biltmore Estate again takes center stage as the home of a wealthy industrialist in the film "Being There". His final film before he died, Peter Sellers played Chauncey Gardener, a dimwit who became revered for his simpleminded ideas in this widely acclaimed comedy.

Bull Durham Kevin Costner's box office hit made use of Asheville's minor league baseball park, McCormick Field. Before recent renovations, the park was the second-oldest major league facility in the nation.

Last of the Mohicans Based on the novel by James Fennimore Cooper, Western North Carolina became 18th century upstate New York. With Daniel Day-Lewis in the lead role, this movie, widely-known for its stunning scenery, was shot exclusively in the mountains around Asheville. Chimney Rock Park, a private park just southeast of the city, was showcased during the film and continues to receive calls whenever the movie is shown on television.

Dirty Dancing This 1980's hit, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, started a dance craze. It was filmed at Lake Lure, just past Chimney Rock. The view of the lake and surrounding mountains is majestic.

Nell Shot in 1994 at Fontana Lake west of Asheville, this film starred actress/director Jodie Foster. Tours of the cabin used in the film are available by either a 3-mile hike or by guided boats.

The first movie shot in Asheville was in the 1920s. Titled Conquest of Canaan, the movie was filmed in what is now Pack Square in downtown Asheville, and tells the story of a lawyer who makes good in a small town.

Other films made at least partially in the Asheville area include A Breed Apart, Searching for Angela Shelton, My Fellow Americans, The Fugitive, All the Real Girls, Richie Rich, Thunder Road, Hannibal, Songcatcher, Forrest Gump, Mr. Destiny, The Private Eyes, The Clearing, Winter People, and 28 Days.

This summer, come join dreamers where the "stars" shine. Check out the website of the 27th IASD Annual Conference for information on the venue, the program, the keynote speakers,registration, hotel accommodations, and special events during and after the conference.

If you thought Monique Seguin changed drastically when you saw her photo in the December Dream News, never fear. Here is the photo of the REAL Monique. We apologize to Monique and any other Dream News readers who we sent running for their glasses!

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10 APRIL 2010

quebec regionalIASD-Quebec Regional Conference
Rêve et Conscience Puiser à la source de sagesse en soi
Avec 10 conférenciers
Samedi, 10 avril 2010, 8h30 à 18h00
Centre St-Pierre, 1212 rue Panet, Montreal (Metro Beaudry)

Please meet the organizing committee of the IASD-Quebec Regional Conference, all smiles after a trucker’s hearty breakfast at a local market that set the mood for a joyous meeting… as you can tell by those smiles!

The tallest one in the picture is Claude Desloges, Regional Representative of IASD. The redhead on the far right is Nicole Gratton. Check the smile with a blue scarf! That’s Monique Séguin and the one on the left is Laurette Dupuis. Missing is Angela DuPont who was away on vacation in Argentina and missed a great breakfast, not to mention the joyful meeting! All will be making a presentation at the Conference.

Claude Desloges is a Co-Director of ”L’Arc-en-Ciel” an organization founded in 1983 to create interest in dreams and the awakening of consciousness. Claude co-authored Et si les rêves servaient à nous éveiller - What if dreams were meant to awaken us? He will speak on “Dreams and the Quest for Meaning”. Nicole Gratton is the Director of the International Dream School, which she founded in 1992. Nicole has been a member of IASD for ten years and has authored over fifteen books. She will speak on “Creative Dreams: How to Solve Problems While You Sleep.” Monique Séguin, a LPN in a palliative care unit, trained in dreamwork with Nicole Gratton’s Dream School. She will present “End of Life Dreams” which is also the title of a book which she co-authored and published with Nicole Gratton in 2009. Laurette Dupuis was Program Chair for “Dreams Without Borders”, the 25th Annual IASD Conference held in Montreal in 2008. She has an M.A. degree in Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies where she studied in the Transformation of Consciousness Program while Daniel Deslauriers was Program Director. This was an exceptional opportunity to delve deeply into dream studies. Her presentation is entitled “Dreams of the Awakening Consciousness”. Angela DuPont, a clinical psychologist, will speak on “Following the Tracks of our Dreams: How to apply during the day what our dreams teach us during the night.”

Beyond these five presentations, the IASD-Quebec Regional Conference will feature five additional well-known Montreal dreamworkers. Craig Sim Webb, Director of the REPOS/DREAMS Foundation, is one of the presenters. We look forward to a stimulating full-day program.

This conference will be the first IASD regional conference to be held in French in Canada. This is due to the insight of Layne Dalfen, conference host of the Montreal IASD annual conference in 2008. Layne felt the French community should be part of that conference and she invited Claude Desloges to chair an alternate French program. The response was so encouraging that it seemed natural to follow up with a regional conference that would bring the French community of dreamers together again and provide a venue for an ongoing dialogue, stimulate research and promote interest in IASD.

The Montreal regional committee is most grateful for the support it is receiving from the IASD executive and staff, and, particularly Jody Grundy and Richard Wilkerson. The expertise developed through the years which you share with us is most appreciated and will greatly contribute to the success of the conference.


crowne plaza resort ashevilleRegistrations for the 27th annual conference to be held in Asheville, North Carolina, June 27th through July 1st, 2010, are coming in at record pace. At the time of this writing, we have more than doubled the number of registrations we had last year at this time.

The conference venue is the beautiful Crowne Plaza Resort Hotel overlooking downtown Asheville. Single and double rooms are available as well as deluxe vacation villas. Attendees will have the option to sign up for daily lunches in the resort as part of registration. A breakfast buffet will be available and dinner is on your own. Wireless Internet service is available throughout the resort.

The local Asheville Regional Airport, just 15 miles south of the resort, has just added direct daily flights from the Chicago O’Hare airport, so getting to the conference promises to be an enjoyable experience. Shuttle service is available from the Crowne Plaza - when you arrive, call the Crowne Plaza (828-254-3211 or toll free at 800-733-3211) for shuttle service ($30 USD one way). The shuttle fee can be added to your hotel bill. Taxi service is approximately $40 one way.

Keynote Speakers Chosen
Jeremy Taylor, Antonio Zadra, and Lee Irwin will be the featured keynote speakers at the conference.

jeremy taylorIASD past president Jeremy Taylor , will speak on the timeless wisdom of our dreams, specifically a founder’s view of IASD’s evolving purpose and identity over the next 25 years. Jeremy has published several books, at least two of which have become acknowledged classics in the field. He is one of the four original co-founders of IASD. He has devoted his life to the “democratization” of dream work, advocating, and training people all over the world to do “group projective dream work.”

antonio zadraRepresenting the research community, Dr. Antonio Zadra , will talk about dream content, waking states and well-being, specifically why dreaming is psychologically meaningful. Dr. Zadra is a Full Professor at the Université de Montréal’s Department of Psychology, Director of the university’s Dream Laboratory, and a Senior Research Scholar of the Quebec Health Research Fund. His research interests include recurrent dreams, nightmares, somnambulism, and the assessment and treatment of parasomnias and dream-related disorders.

lee irwinIASD also welcomes back Dr. Lee Irwin , who will offer his views on Cherokee dreaming and the politics of repression. Dr. Irwin, is Professor and Chair of the Religious Studies Department at the College of Charleston. He is a scholar of world religions with an emphasis on Native American traditions, Western esotericism, hermeticism, contemporary spirituality, mystical cosmology, and transpersonal religious experience as related to dreams and visions.

Presentation submissions have far exceeded our expectations, so you can expect the highest quality of dream-related symposiums, panels, workshops, and papers with international representation. Keep an eye on the conference website ( for a complete listing of presentations.

Continuing Education
Remember that conference participants can earn up to 25 Continuing Education credits on dreams and dreaming. IASD is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IASD maintains responsibility for the program. Be sure to check the CE box on your registration form.

Hike at the North Carolina Arboretum
Alan Siegel has chosen to conduct his annual hike at the North Carolina Arboretum, a 434-acre public garden in the Pisgah National Forest. Hikers will enjoy a wealth of plant life within the Southern Appalachian mountains. Hikers or those just wishing to visit the Arboretum will not want to miss one of the finest and most unique bonsai collections in the United States. Attendees are encouraged to sign up for the hike as part of the registration process. Transportation and a meal are included in the cost.

Online Lodging Reservations
The Crowne Plaza has set up a special online reservation process just for conference attendees. By going to the following website:, you can access the conference discount room rates and reserve a room on the spot. Be sure to reserve your room early because there are a limited number of discounted rooms available and no rooms will be available at the discount rate after the 10th of June.

Pre and Post Conference Excursions
Be sure to check the conference website ( for details on the nation’s largest powwow to be held at Cherokee just after the conference. Also, you will want to come early and visit America’s largest house, George Washington Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate. With 250 rooms and four acres of floor space, the estate is the largest private residence in the United States. It took five years to build the mansion. Vanderbilt traveled throughout Europe purchasing paintings, porcelains, bronzes, carpets, and antiques to furnish his house, which he opened to friends for the first time on Christmas Eve in 1895.

So register today! Don't miss the dream event of the year.


We are pleased to announce that the anonymous donor who has generously provided funding for the Student Research Award for the past 5 years has graciously agreed to provide matching funds to fund the competition for 2010! The IASD Board of Trustees will provide the balance of the funds.

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 or if necessary by mailing the files copied to a CD or a DVD to the IASD office by March 15, 2010.
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.

Submissions must include a copy of your student ID. Alternatively, you can fax a copy to the IASD Office at 1-209-724-0889, or scan and email an attachment to . Send a note or cover letter that this is for the IASD Student Research Award. Participants must specify for which of the two awards they are applying.

Winners will be announced at the IASD Annual Meeting in Asheville, NC, during the General Membership meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 29th.
Curtiss Hoffman
Student Research Awards Chair

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

bob van de castle

Dr. Robert Van de Castle did an on-air interview with Anne Hill (sitting in on The Peter Lauffer Show) on KOWS 107.3 fm radio in Occidental, CA at 10:00 am PST on Sunday, 2/21/10. Bob discussed dream telepathy, the Red Book, angels in dreams, and he put in a big plug for IASD and the Asheville conference.

In addition, Bob submitted an article, co-authored with Rita Dwyer and Bobbie Ann Pimm, to Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, detailing the results of the 2009 Dream Telepathy contest in Chicago. Titled, Dreams as a Multidimensional Expression of Psi, the article begins with a description of IASD and its mission. It will appear in the July issue. Explore “addresses the scientific principles behind, and applications of, evidence-based healing practices from a wide variety of sources, including conventional, alternative, and cross-cultural medicine.” Their editorial board includes, Dean Radin, Larry Dossey and Stephen Schwartz, among others. An arrangement with the Institute of Noetic Sciences will offer the journal to its members beginning in May 2010.

margery runyan

Dr. Margery Runyan (Dr. Mercy) is hosting a one hour radio program “Twin Talk,” all about twins, to be broadcast around the world on on Friday mornings 8am PT, 11am ET. The program begins April 2, 2010 with expert guests including twin researchers, psychotherapists, and celebrity twins. Some shows will take questions from the radio audience via calls and emails. World Talk Radio will rebroadcast and archive the program. More information can be found at Dr. Runyan’s web site

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Patricia Garfield, Ph.D. participated in an interview with editor Fabiana Fondevila of the Buenos Aires, Argentina, major daily newspaper Clarin that resulted in a cover story on her work with universal dream themes for their Sunday news magazine section. Since Clarin's circulation is quite large, the beautifully illustrated article that appeared on February 7, 2010 should introduce a lot of readers to current work in dreams.




Mr. Robert Cole
Mr. Jonathan Leonard
Mr. John Marszalek
Ms. Sherry Puricelli
Ms. Rita Walter
Ms. Amy Campion
Ms. Val Henry
Ms. Jean Orost
Ms. Antonia Felix
Ms. Laurie Schwartz*
(Affiliate Application pending)*


Dr. David Gordon & Ms. Dani Vedros
Mr. Jason Kravitz & Ms. Leslie Horacek
Ms. Rachel Norment & Mr. Owen Norment
Mr. Ali Hussein
Ms. Sheila Asato
Ms. Rachel Aubrey
Dr. Susan Benson
Ms. Rokie Bernstein
Ms. Maureen Boyd Biro
Dr. Joanne Hitchcock Bridges
Dr. Kelly Bulkeley
Ms. Irene Clurman
Dr. Beverly D’Urso
Dr. Barbara Derrick
Dr. Raz Even
Mr. Willem Fermont
Dr. Jolene Gardner
Mr. Marty Gegner
Rev. Bob Haden
Dr. Marsha Hudson
Ms. Andrea Koch
Ms. Frances Kramer
Mrs. Anita Leuthold
Ms. Tallulah Lyons
Ms. Susan McLeod
Ms. Frieda Mehrtens
Ms. Hermine Mensink
Ms. Jill Morris
Mr. Luciano Morselli
Ms. Pam Otsuka
Dr. Michael Schredl
Mr. Christopher Sowton
Ms. Jo Stiller
Dr. Michael Zborowski
Dr. Sabine Lucas
Ms. Louise Makovsky
Mr. Steven Pilgram
Ms. Nancy Brzeski
Ms. Laura Byrtus
Ms. Nancy Grace
Ms. Carole Moran
Dr. Alan Siegel


By Gloria Sturzenacker, NYC Regional Representative

“It’s New York City, for cryin’ out loud, there should be lots of dreamers here,” we in the IASD contingent from this area have often said of the relative smallness of our group. Ah, but it’s such a big area – long travel times not only from the suburbs, but from one part of the city to another – with possibly the planet’s largest menu of competing activities. And the high proportion of actors, artists, and freelancers here tend to work wacky hours juggling multiple gigs.

new leafNevertheless, IASD-NYC (and friends) is beginning to coalesce, informally. We’ve had two brunches. The first was on a warm November day at Bette Midler’s New Leaf Café, in glorious Fort Tryon Park on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River. The second was on a blustery day in January, at Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien in Midtown, where the menu consists of breakfast all day, every day. Four people attended the first brunch, six the second.

Ideas and enthusiasm have flowed, for events and a range of venues. One result is an upcoming March 20 event: Fran Hershkowitz grabbed the opportunity to fulfill her desire to arrange a dream mandala workshop with artist Michelle Golias, and in the process assembled a list of inexpensive restaurants and free public atriums for future IASD-NYC gatherings. Meanwhile, Marie Thermidor is scouting places for a tour – or even an exhibition – of dream-related art. In May, Patricia Morrisoe will read from her forthcoming book Insomnia: A Memoir. And this morning, Jody Grundy’s request that I write this month’s Spotlight caused me to reflect on the NYC need for safety in group dreamwork; voilà, an event highlighting IASD’s Ethics Statement has begun to take form.

Although the dream mandala workshop is independent of IASD, being regional rep gives me the opportunity to alert the IASD-NYC members and friends on my email list and draw more dreamers together. This has been the case with a number of items the past year, from Dale Graff’s ESP workshop in October to the exhibition of Carl Jung’s Red Book last fall; and even New York Magazine’s January 10 mention of punk-rock musician Patti Smith’s dream journaling.

To IASD members elsewhere: If you plan to visit New York City at any time and have a topic you might like to present, whether over brunch or more formally, please get in touch with me ( so we can arrange something!


Lamembership chairst month I wrote how much I’ve enjoyed serving as your membership chair for the past four years. It’s still true! I deeply value the opportunity to communicate through this column and in many other ways with our membership. But there is another thing I value even more: getting more of our able members to step up and become leaders and vital volunteers in our dream community. I am very pleased to inform you that we will announce our new membership committee chair very soon. As the membership committee and its tasks have grown a lot in the past few years, we still plan to enlist more help on this committee to share the work. Several of you have written asking how you might help. Please stay tuned as we make the transition to a new membership chair and some re-organization of this committee. We will definitely find ways to bring you on board as a part of this team or refer you to other areas of IASD work where you can volunteer. Thanks for your interest.

Please feel free to contact me, or Jeff ovillia, 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.
Jody Grundy, Membership Chair:
Jeff Vovillia, Membership Assistant:


We are delighted to bring to your attention some news of an upcoming event on the French Gateway of our website. You will find announced “en français” the IASD Regional Conference in Montreal: “Colloque Regional IASD-Quebec: Rêve et Conscience. Montreal, Quebec, 10 Avril, 2010.” This is a first: an IASD regional event conducted in French. Congratulations and thanks to our Canadian members who are hosting this conference and encouraging greater participation in IASD and dreamwork.

You may also find the announcement in English on the main page of the IASD website. It is exciting to see how the language gateway may evolve into more than a welcome door. We hope it will be used in the future for translations of papers, event announcements and more.

Go to the main IASD website homepage and follow the icons or this address:


membership map

Take a look at our exciting membership map where you will see additional info on events and other aspects of IASD posted in coming months. Here is the web address and the KEY:
Small Blue pin = Member
Large Yellow pin = Regional Contact
hover over yellow pin, tells you short info about that regional contact
click on a yellow pin, get regional contact name(s) and email address
Green Large pin = IASD sponsored events
Click on the NC one graphic linked to the 2010 website

New Regional Representatives:
Dr. Scott Sparrow, SE Texas, USA
Ms. Suzanne Wiltink, Netherlands

Departing Regional Representative:
Ms. Hermine Mensink, Netherlands

There have been lively regional IASD activities reported in many parts of the world, notably in New York City as Gloria Sturzenacker has just stated in the Spotlight section, and also in Japan where Misa Tsuruta and Shuhei Enomoto have been meeting in small face-to-face events with dreamers. We have learned of New Zealand dream activity spearheaded by Margaret Bowater, and we look forward to hearing about what Susannah Benson is developing toward an Australasia regional conference in coming months. These are just a few examples of the rich activity and growth of our regional network which produces a strong sense of community in IASD.

Finally, it is not too early to announce that we have scheduled two regional meetings at the IASD annual conference in North Carolina:
1) a working lunch meeting of our regional reps network
2) a lunch for all participants to meet at regional tables to connect geographically with other members.

We look forward to seeing you there.

If you do not have a regional rep for your area, consider becoming that rep yourself! 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. To become a regional contact, or participate in a regional meet-up contact Jody Grundy, Membership Chair:

Contacting and Submitting to IASD Dream-News

The IASD Dream-News provides late-breaking news, IASD conference information and links to new articles on the IASD Website. Please forward this IASD Dream-News to interested friends and colleagues so they can also sign up for IASD’s free Dream-News.

E-mail Submissions by the first of each month to: Jacquie Lewis, Ph.D., IASD Dream-News Editor


The deadline for the IASD Dream-News is the first of each month. Submissions by IASD members should be e-mailed to the IASD Dream-News editor.

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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