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.

The PsiberDreaming Art gallery is always a huge hit for participants and gallery visitors, drawing submissions from professional artists to submissions from those who are making their first attempt in a new medium. Please send .jpg images (as separate files) and text to Laura Atkinson for incorporation into the gallery. Early submissions are encouraged. Dream text MUST accompany all images. Images without dream text will not be considered.

Eligibility: Original artwork in any medium about or inspired by dreams. This is open to ALL professional artists and non-artists. If you have connected artistically to a dream, through imagery, poetry, sketches, photography, or audio, you are welcome to submit your work to be contributed to the gallery.

Limit: Maximum of five (5) images per artist.
A downloadable entry form and rules are available on the PsiberDreaming website:  
Children under the age of 18 must have a parental permission & signature to be included.

Sunday, September 12th, 2010
Due to the increased popularity of the PsiberDreaming Art Gallery, early submissions are highly encouraged. Sorry, but submissions received after September 12th cannot be considered.


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
2010 Conference Host


After due deliberation the Student Awards Committee agreed to award $500 Student Award Prizes to the following individuals:
Quantitative Research: Connie Svob, “Dream Remembering: Theory and Measurement”

Qualitative Research: Linda Mastrangelo, “Animal Dreams”
The Student Awards Committee consists of the following members: Ann Bengtsson; Ernest Hartmann; Curtiss Hoffman, Chair; Don Kuiken; Jennifer Parker; Craig Webb; Bernard Welt.

The committee is pleased to report that funding for the 2011 Student Awards Competition has been secured. The announcement of the 2011 competition will contain some changes to cover cases of co-authored papers, and will appear on the IASD website in the fall.

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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
Submission Deadline 30 November 2010

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

Submission Categories include the following: 
Paper Presentations – typically 30 minutes (including Q&A) that will be assigned to a seminar of similar papers; Symposia – 1 to 2 hour pre-organized seminars;   Panels –1 to 2 hour pre-organized panels;  Workshops –1 to 2 hour interactive, experiential sessions for the practical demonstration of an approach;  Special Events – up to 1 hour innovative, artistic, participatory events or major presentations;   Morning Dream Groups – 1 hour interactive, experiential sessions, typically conducted prior to daily sessions;
Hot-off-the-Press – 10 minute research briefs (submission deadline 1 March 2011); Poster Papers – research briefs to be posted with presenter available for discussion during a 1 to 2 hour session  (submission deadline 1 March 2011);


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 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 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 

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  And remember to tell your friends that this conference is FREE to all first-time IASD members.



Craig Webb
Releases New Song

Craig Webb has just released a song that is a humorous ditty about the environment, including about the plastic, chemicals and other garbage in our lives, and the oil spill. "I am fortunate enough to be amongst the small percentage of people who dream music," Craig says, "and often compose my music from dream inspirations. In the case of this song, not only have dreams generally been giving a strong push to share music more, I actually experienced a dream where two women appeared and strongly encouraged me to share one of my songs publicly. I knew waking up that their names were 'Polly' and 'Muriel', and I had to laugh because the name of my song is 'Polymers' !"

People can listen to a low-quality version on YouTube

A better quality version is available on iTunes, with the hopes that people might have a dollar to support a fellow dreamer and playful musician.

Dreams: Lighting Your Path to Wisdom

A Gathering of Men and Women Exploring Nighttime Dreams Together
For anyone interested in their own dreams
September 17-19, 2010
5:30 PM Friday, September 17 3:00 PM Sunday
at a five star retreat center (near Greensboro) in Stoneville, NC

Led by Tom Lane, D. Min.
Professional Dreamworker, former board member of The International Association for the Study of Dreams, a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, a presenter of workshops Nationally and Internationally. Tom is a Certified Reality Therapist and has been credentialed as a Certified Diplomate of The American Psychotherapy Association. He is a trained Spiritual Director, a member of Spiritual Directors International and an ordained Presbyterian Church (USA) Minister. In 2007, Tom founded Journey Conferences

A Heartwarming Time Away to:
Learn essential wisdom your dreams have come to tell you. Discover their specific meanings for your own health & wholeness. Enjoy a depth of camaraderie with other women and men at a FIVE STAR retreat center not far from Greensboro.

Before registering, contact Tom to find out about available space and financial assistance.

Those flying may want to consider the following airports for travel price
and convenience. 44 minutes -- The Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI)  – Greensboro 1 hour 54 minutes-- Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) 2 hours 10 minutes-- Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (CLT) 
1 hour 37 minutes -- Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA)

CLICK HERE For more information about Greensboro area. Transportation, including bus and Amtrak. 

For more information, contact Tom at (336) 545 -1200 or

Journey Conferences

Reservations for the October Journey Conferences, a dream-thick conference series in the mountains of NC are now underway. For more information see Journey Conferences

Committee of Sleep Reprinted in Paperback

Deirdre Barrett's book, The Committee of Sleep: How Artists, Scientists and Athletes Use Their Dreams for Creative Problem Solving and How You Can, Too has just been reprinted in a paperback version available at Amazon. Deirdre has appeared recently in several television features and print articles in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today commenting on the dream premise of the film Inception. She will be on a leave of absence from Harvard University fall semester to be guest faculty at New York University, which includes teaching a course on dreams and creativity there.

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 clicking here.




Mrs. Debbie Ganon
Ms. Jamison Haverkampf
Mr. Allan Kronzek
Peter Myran
Dr. Donadrian Rice
Ms. Cheryl Simons
Dr. John Spaulding
John Spiesman
Mr. Allan Staib
Andy Thatcher
Dr. Norman Brown
Ms. Samantha Egan
Katherine Torres
Chandra Marks
Ms. Danielle Pearson
+ 2 anonymous


Dr. Marcia and Jim Emery
Ms. Justina Lasley and Rev. Chad Minific
Linda Dudley
Barbara Hartsuyker
Ms. Barbara Herbin
Alfio Maggiolini
Ms. Janet McCall
Mrs. Marja Moors
Mr. Robert Moss
Lady Owens
Victoria Rabinowe
Dr. Massimo Schinco
Dr. Michaela Schrage-Frueh
Richard Schweickert
Mr. John Shaw
Sharon Steffensen
Inge Strauch
Ms. Gloria Sturzenacker
Ole Vedfelt
Jay Vinton
Ms. Carol Warner
Dr. Judith White
Nan Wyatt
Kirsten Borum
Dianne Brown
Brian Kraichely
Mary McGee
Zoe Newman
Philip King
Janet Dennett
Carolyne Dube
Kelly Gerstbacher
Ms. Ewa Murzyn



Catherine Evans & Lee Irwin
Evelyn Stettin
Anna-Karin Bjorklund
Arlene Wood
+5 anonymous


Richard and Denise Paseman
Barbara Bishop, PhD
Deborah Coupey
Brenda Dhar
G. Domhoff, PhD
Alberte Dugas
Iain Edgar
Jo Harthan, PhD
Linda Knudson
Don Middendorf
Harry Moody
Julijan Naskov
Peter O'Connor
Charles Stewart
Nancy Warfield
Mrs. Brenda Ferrimani
R. Hinds
Christine Metz
Karen Michaels
Janet Patterson
Maria Volchenko
G. Scott Sparrow
+4 anonymous

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  The E-Consent form only needs to be sent in one time for you to vote electronically in upcoming elections.

Jody Grundy

As I stand here before you I feel like I should pinch myself to see if I’m dreaming!

How did I get here, how did this happen that I am now your new IASD President? How did we arrive in this dream together?

In this shared waking dream images flash before me, memories of others standing in a similar place though in different geographic places around the world. Remember and image with me:

I still vividly see Patricia Garfield doing her hula in Hawaii on stage and leading us in the dream dance of that time and place.

I see Richard Russo speaking through deep dream images in his photo presentation in Copenhagen.

I see Olaf Gerlach-Hansen spinning out for us a vision of our international community and how we can build it.

And Jean Campbell calling us to join her in a participatory Presidency, and yes we did, as we all joined hands and later joined energies in IASD work.

And Robert Waggoner presenting himself as just a guy from Iowa telling his story of himself and his brother and of his lucid dreaming, all part of his journey to Presidency.

And David Kahn connecting us to his life path from agriculture and communal living on a kibbutz, to science, to dreams and of course to dance, all lines of narrative that revealed his biography and invited our own narratives to come forth and be present and known as well.

Each of these Presidents, to name just a few, spoke or danced or imaged and introduced themselves in very unique ways. These personal, unique ways in which incoming Presidents have used this opportunity to address IASD members reveals something very important about these individuals but also about our dream organization. IASD is not only an organization, but a dream community, whose richness and complexity is created by the interplay of distinct and developed individuals. This shows in the diverse and creative ways that our past Presidents have seized the moment both playfully and seriously to reveal themselves in their own style and to simultaneously draw the community together through sharing a vision, which is embodied in their presentations.

So, now it is my moment to tell you about myself and my vision and how I do it will hopefully embody what I want to communicate to you: an invitation to join me in my vision with your own visions at this new turn of the wheel of our association.

I want to share my vision with you through three themes:

• Community
• The Way through the Medicine Garden: the Dream
• IASD, Archetypal University


Why do I begin with community? Because community is one of the themes that best describes my personal and professional life path through varied incarnations as therapist, life & leadership coach, gardener & farmer, community-organizer, leader of international humanitarian work, political activist, writer & artist, environmentalist and yes, member of a dream community where I proudly claim “I’m a dreamer and a psychic and not the only one!” On my FB page I say: “politics is my passion, but dreams are my lifelong love.” My husband says simply: “you’ve found your tribe.”

So, coming to IASD I have focused my instinct and skills for community building as Membership Chair, through development of the Regional Representative’s network, as Acting Chair of the Regional Events committee and by collaboration in visioning the Global Advisory Council. Joining the Executive Committee this past year as an officer has given me the opportunity to work with the other leaders of IASD in sustaining and growing IASD in accord with our mission. It’s always good to recall that our mission

“…is to promote scientific research and personal exploration of the study of dreams and to provide an educational forum for the interdisciplinary exchange and discussion of such information among the scientific and professional communities and the general public.”

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Dreaming in London By Kate Adams
IASD Secretary and Regional Representative of the UK

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.

Scott Sparrow, Membership Chair:

Jeff VoVillia, Membership Assistant:

Find members in your neck of the woods, with our automatically updating online Member Map. The link is: 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.


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.

To become a Regional Rep, contact Scott Sparrow, Membership Chair:  

DreamScience FoundationTM

Joint IASD/Dream Science Foundation
Grant Partnership

2010 Call for Research Grant Letters of Intent - here
August 15th, 2010 Deadline

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.

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