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PsiberDreaming Conference News

2014 Annual Conference Berkeley, California Announces Call for Presentations

2013 Research Grant Proposals Deadline in October

IASD Student Awards for Dream Related Research and Projects

DreamTime Needs Your Input

In Memoriam: Ernest Hartmann

Membership News

IASD Regional News You Can Use


Member Events Around the World

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

Dream Time Toons!

August Memberships Total: 37

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A dream gift comes to you each night providing relationship and financial advice, counseling insights and creative inspiration. When you join this class, you will discover more about the world of dreams each day for a month. The class is taught in a private online forum where you check in daily for assignments and feedback. Well known dream researcher Bob Hoss, author of Dream Language, will be a Visiting Instructor for the class, covering topics focused on the Science and Psychology of dreaming.

To register and get more information, go to  You can contact me at


Please join Justina Lasley in “Using Dreams to Change your Life” the weekend of September 27-29 at the wonderful Springbank Retreat Center in Kingstree, South Carolina. In this experiential workshop, you will use your dreams to awaken your most authentic, creative, and spiritual Self and learn to apply the step by step DreamSynergy™ process to enhance your life. This method bridges the gap between all areas and techniques of dreamwork so that you will have a tested and result-oriented approach to finding value from dreams. Appropriate for new or advanced dream explorers.

For more information, please visit the DreamSynergy website




Sunday, September 1, 10:00 - 3:00
A soul-searching workshop for participants of all faiths
Tuesday, September 3, 11:00-4:00
Dream Workshop
Tuesday, September 10, 11:00-4:00
Dream Workshop
Tuesday, September 17, 11:00-4:00
Dream Workshop
Tuesday, September 24, 11:00-4:00
Dream Workshop
Sunday, September 28, 10:00 - 3:00
A soul-searching workshop for following the flow of your life.
For more information please visit the website; email 
or click for ten minute dream journal exercises


By popular demand, North of Eden has added an autumn retreat to its schedule on September 26-29. Enter the sacred archetypal realm of your dreams surrounded by the brilliance of Vermont’s autumn foliage. An Archetypal Dreamwork retreat is an opportunity to literally step into your dreams through the powerful dream enactment process of String Work (named for the strings used to show the dreamer’s relationships to various dream elements). We will spend three full days exploring the experiences our dreams are offering. Come and discover why so many say that Archetypal Dreamwork is the most powerful work they have ever experienced.

Space is limited for this retreat. For more information and to register, click here.


On November 9, 2013, the Florida Youth Environmental Alliance, is sponsoring Dream To Freedom, a day long lecture and workshop by Bob and Lynne Hoss. The lectures will cover the Question of Consciousness, and the Science and Psychology of Dreamwork combined with Energy Psychology (better known as EFT or “tapping”).

The workshop is to provide training in combining Dreamwork and EFT for identifying emotional memories and issues that dreams are dealing with, using EFT for reducing the anxiety around those memories, and returning to the dream for guidance in moving forward. Bob is a past president of IASD and director of the DreamScience Foundation and Lynne is a clinical psychologist and certified Energy Practitioner.

For information contact  or to register contact Kristen by phone at 248-933-1069 or email  to register. Venue: Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Garden Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.


Have you ever been accused of sleeping on the job? That is exactly what artist, Karen Weil did for one solid year, capturing in words and imagery 365 of her dreams.

Karen writes, “I invite you to wander through a subconscious mind by stepping into a cylindrical 10-foot diameter by 25-foot linear multi-media art installation, displaying the chronologically placed pictorial stories. Rather than have the installation “sitting pretty” but unused, I am also inviting you (free of charge) to take advantage of the unusual dream-like environment and host a session there showcasing your expertise, be it meditation, yoga, energy healing, dream work, psychic readings, group therapy, or whatever. Whether you lead a spiritual, peaceful session, or a vibrant, playful one with music, or anything in between, it is all up to you.”

Opening Reception: October 17, 2013, 6-8pm
Exhibit runs October 17 – November 12

Public Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday, 1pm – 5:00pm, Saturdays, 12 – 4:30pm

Available Hours for Hosting a Session:
Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 1pm

Kala Artist Project Space
2990 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702

For further information and sign up, please visit: or call 510-205-2118


The second edition of Varieties of Anomalous Experience, published by the American Psychological Association, just came out. It includes chapters on lucid dreaming, psi-related, near-death, past-life, spirit possession, mystical and other non-pathological experiences. You can buy the book directly from APA, which will be less expensive if you an APA member, or from

Hot Off the Press explores the subject of sleep. The intention of this column is to publish links to evidence-based scientific articles that are written for a non-research audience in the study of dreams.


What we could learn by monitoring sleep patterns of the entire world.

Source: Scientific American


In the light of the well-established link between sleep and memory consolidation, our findings link the perceptual mechanisms of sensory adaptation – which are usually not considered to play a relevant role in mnemonic processes – with learning and memory, and at the same time reveal a new function of sleep in cognition.

Source: The Royal Society [Open Access paper]


Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist (he studies the sleep cycles of the brain). And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives. In this talk, Foster shares three popular theories about why we sleep, busts some myths about how much sleep we need at different ages -- and hints at some bold new uses of sleep as a predictor of mental health.

This video talk can be found here.



Amir Ahinoam
Beth Bollinger
Kayla Bowen
Cindy Brodner
Janet Carleton
Kera Everett
David Legg
Peter Maich
Helen Plesar
Susan Santo
1 Anonymous

Maureen Boyd Biro
Marcia Emery
Carol Williams
Christine Andrus
Ira Barouch
Debbie Borek
Paule Boucher
Marilyn Brown
G. Domhoff
Lauri Hafvenstein
Ming-Ni Lee
Josie Malinowski
Tad Messenger
James Pagel
Janet Patterson
Sharon Smith-Mathewes
Idalina Souza
Charles Stewart
Misa Tsuruta
Jeanne Van Bronkhorst
Karen Weil
Or Hareven
Matt Tabrizi
Rachel Silvini
2 Anonymous


True or False: There are people who schedule vacations to coincide with the annual IASD PsiberDreaming Conference?

True or False: There are people who spend the entire two weeks of the IASD annual online conference at home in their pajamas?

True or False: This popular online conference is FREE to new IASD Members because we know that once they are hooked, they'll stay?

Answer: YES to all of the above.

"Through the Looking Glass of Dreams," the 2013 IASD PsiberDreaming Conference, will soon be showcasing some of the finest minds, asking the most cutting-edge questions about the importance of dreams and dream-psi, and dialoguing with you, the audience. Dreamers who participate in this conference will also enjoy the fun of Contests, the PsiberDreaming Art Gallery, the Outer Inn, and Chats. The 2013 PsiberDreaming Conference will be arriving at digital devices globally between Sunday, September 22 and Sunday, October 6, 2013. It's Online All the Time!

Go to for the conference schedule and an introduction to this year's Presenters.

REGISTER NOW! for this delightful, international conference. It's the greatest gift you will give yourself all year!

See you soon in PsiberDreamTime!

Art Through the Looking Glass of Dreams

From the IASD PsiberDreaming Gallery Team

Each year, the IASD PsiberDreaming Conference provides a wonderful opportunity for dreamers to share their creative works in an online gallery. Artwork, poetry, and music enhance the telling of the dream, often transcending and conveying the spirit of the dream through color, light, line, and rhythm. We are very excited by the theme of this year’s conference, “Through the Looking Glass of Dreams,” and believe you will be too. Let it inspire you to self-reflect, and show others how dreams inspire your art. Allow us to accompany you through a portal to your dream adventures in a fantastic alternate reality.

We encourage you to explore your creativity and submit an entry, even if you don’t see yourself as an artist in the looking glass. The PsiberDreaming Art Gallery is a virtual space to enjoy and develop skills to express your dream experiences. Every year we marvel and are inspired by the artwork, the dreams, and each artist’s unique ability to transport the audience to a feeling of recognition, and connection to a great new understanding.

Eligibility: Original works in any medium inspired by and depicting dreams. Acceptable submissions include paintings, drawings, journal sketches, digital artwork, photography, doodles, cartoons, poetry, crafts, textiles, sculpture, poetry, music and animation. All entries must be accompanied by dream text that shows how the work relates to your dreaming. We limit submissions to five works per artist.

We hope to see you through your dream artwork this year in the IASD PsiberDreaming Art Gallery. Deadline for submissions: Sunday, September 15, 2013.

To obtain a submission form, go to:  Submit the entry form along with a textual account of the dream and a .jpg file of your artwork to  Children under the age of 18 must have parental permission & signature to be included.


Call for Presentations

The 2014 IASD Annual International Conference will held on Wednesday evening June 4 through Sunday evening June 8, 2014 at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina on the bay at 200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley, California, USA.

The Venue • The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina is located on San Francisco Bay with sweeping views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. The hotel, with a pool and fitness center, is surrounded by a waterfront wildlife sanctuary with nature trails that offer spectacular views, hiking, bird-watching, fishing and even competitive kite flying on an international scale. Berkeley is a uniquely historical university town and home of the IASD Central Office. Spend time vacationing in the Bay Area and enjoy such San Francisco sights as the historic Fisherman’s Wharf area, Chinatown, Alcatraz and riding the cable cars. Explore the nearby coastal beaches, redwood forests and Yosemite National Park.

The Conference will feature world-renowned keynote speakers, about 150 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, the Dream Art Exhibition and reception, a Dream Hike along the shoreline nature preserve, the annual Dream Telepathy Contest, the ever popular costume Dream Ball and a Sunset Cruise on San Francisco Bay.

Submissions: High quality proposals are invited addressing any of the following topics: Research and Theory; Arts and Humanities; Education; Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy; Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreams; Dreams and Health; Mental Imagery; Anthropology and Cultural Diversity, the Golden Gateway to Dreams Conference Theme.

Submission Categories include: Paper Presentations; Symposia; Panels; Workshops; Special Events; Morning Dream Groups; and Research, Hot-off-the-Press and Poster Papers. IASD encourages presenters of all backgrounds to apply.
All submissions must be made online.

Deadline for submissions: 1 December 2013
(Hot-off-the-Press and Poster submissions: 15 February 2014)

IASD encourages all potential presenters to address issues of diversity and disability in their submissions and presentations. The Board of Directors of IASD, the Program Committee, and the Continuing Education Committee actively recruit persons who represent diverse points of view. IASD does not discriminate in recruiting faculty and staff for its educational programs with respect to race, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, spirituality, income, various forms of disability and other differences. Conference sites are chosen, in part, based on their stated compliance with ADA standards and ability to provide accessibility.

For further conference details and information about the Call for Presentations, please visit the conference website:


Deadline is October 15!

Grants offered through a partnership between IASD and the DreamScience foundation (DSF).

Submission Areas

• High quality quantitative and qualitative research proposal Letters of Intent are invited in areas related to dreams and dreaming, including but not limited to: the neuroscience of dreaming, psychological studies of dreaming and such fields as anthropology and cultural studies.
Submission Instructions

• The deadline is October 15, 2013 for your letter of intent, a summary of your intended research effort. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED (e-mail) to Submissions are reviewed by a research board and final candidates will be invited to submit a final proposal within 30 days of notice. Awards are typically made in the December to January timeframe.

For Submission Instructions go to:


We are pleased to announce that the anonymous donor who has generously provided funding for the Student Research Award for the past seven years has graciously agreed to provide matching funds for the 2014 competition! The IASD board of trustees will provide the balance of funds.

The initial idea for a student research award was put forward at the IASD Board meeting prior to the 2004 Copenhagen conference by the late Dr. Ernest Hartmann. Dr. Hartmann served thereafter as a regular member of the Student Awards Committee. In recognition of his contributions to this effort, the Committee has decided, and the Executive Board of IASD has agreed, to rename the award in his memory. It will henceforth be known as the “Ernest Hartmann Award for Student Research.”

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. Please view the following for additional details:

All participants must submit their presentations in electronic form, preferably through email to or if necessary by mailing the files, copied to a CD or a DVD, to the IASD office by March 1, 2014.

IASD-Student Research
1672 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 USA
Mark on any mailed box "OK to leave on 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. In the case of papers with multiple authors – in terms of the ideas presented as well as the description of the results – the contestant must indicate clearly, in either the text of the paper or in an accompanying letter, what portions are the submitter’s work.

Submissions must include a copy of the participant’s student ID. Alternatively, a copy can be faxed to the IASD Office at 1-209-724-0889, or scanned and emailed as an attachment to A note or cover letter should be included to indicate that this is for the IASD Student Research Award. Participants must specify which of the two awards they are applying for.

Winners will be announced at the IASD annual conference, which will be held at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina in Berkeley, California from June 4 -8, 2014, during the General Membership Meeting. Check the schedule of conference events to find out the exact date and time.

Curtiss Hoffman
Student Research Awards Chair


Coming Soon to Your Mailbox: Electronic and Postal
In celebration of thirty years of dream education, research and international exploration, the Fall (September) issue of IASD's magazine DreamTime will be a Special Thirtieth Anniversary Edition.

In honor of this event, and in keeping with the respect IASD offers to its global membership, we will be asking you during September to TAKE THE DREAMTIME SURVEY!

DreamTime is changing its editorial staff, and there has been Board discussion about changing the DreamTime format as well. If you are an IASD member, you will be given two important opportunities this month to give us feedback: A print version of the survey will be mailed to you as part of the Fall issue of DreamTime. You can mail this survey to the IASD office; or wait until mid-September, when the survey will be sent to Members online. (Only one survey per member, whether in print or electronic version).

Please take this opportunity to let your opinions be heard. Help IASD to celebrate in style!


We honor the life and work of Ernest Hartmann who passed August 7, 2013 in Truro, MA at age 79. Born in Vienna to renowned ego-psychology founder Heinz Hartmann and child psychoanalyst Dora Hartmann, Ernest’s favorite childhood anecdote was that as a toddler he had been introduced to Sigmund Freud who had patted him on the head.

Ernest’s career in psychiatry was an impressive one with residencies at Harvard’s Mass Mental Health Center, NIMH in Maryland and Tufts Medical School. He also directed the Sleep Disorders Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Ernest became especially interested in a trait of sensitivity he termed “thin boundaries,” which correlated with nightmares and also frequent dream recall in general. That “dreams make connections,” and contain a “central image” representing their dominant emotion, that dreams and poetry are deeply similar--these were central points in his later papers and books.

In 1986, Ernest was invited as a keynote speaker to the 3rd annual conference in Ottawa. He’d only just heard of IASD, but we were all admirers of his work. By the end of the conference, Ernest found himself President Elect, with some joking that he should probably join the organization before he took office. He was our president, and then founding editor-in-chief of the journal DREAMING--for which he used his influence to get major names in dream research like Rosalind Cartwright, David Foulkes, and Calvin Hall into the inaugural issue. Most would say that Ernest embraced every aspect of the incredibly complex creature that is IASD.

Ernest never slowed down: in 2011, he published The Nature and Function of Dreaming--his final book on dreams, another on his boundary concept, and a book of his poems! He concluded in this last book, “After all my years of trying, I do not completely understand dreaming . . . have I really discovered something? Or have I created something, invented something? Does it matter? Are the two processes — discovery and creation — really separable?”

The day before Ernest died, Mopsy Kennedy--a friend from Ernest’s local dream-sharing group--reported the last dream he’d shared with the group was about throwing a gorgeous shimmering Frisbee into a bright blue sky which then blended into the deep blue ocean. Mopsy indicated that Ernest saw it as a beautiful image of the ultimate departure; one of his “central images.”

Ernest is survived by his brother Larry (a past president of the American Psychiatric Association), his delightful children Kate and Jon, and by his adorable grandson Henry. And, of course, Ernest is survived by innumerable admiring colleagues, loving friends . . . and by IASD.

You can read the entire tribute to Dr. Hartmann in this Fall’s issue of DreamTime Magazine 


This month we are continuing with the theme of dream groups facilitated by IASD Members.

Patrick Boyle, Minneapolis, MN

Our dream group started in 2008 when I first met Bonnie Mitsch at one of Sheila Asato's monthly Dream Salons. Bonnie and I were both looking to start a dream group, so we asked around among the dream salon regulars and it wasn't hard to find a handful of others who also wanted to be part of a group.

We started meeting that Fall of 2008 and have been meeting ever since. There are still four of the original members and we currently have a total of seven members. This is about the maximum we feel we can handle, given that we only look at one dream per meeting. We meet every two weeks, alternating the meeting place between different members’ homes.

We don't have a leader per se but instead make our decisions as a group about how the group should be run. This has worked out quite well for us over the years. Our basic method has been based on the work of Montague Ullman and may best be summed up by the phrase "if it were my dream...," with a high degree of respect for the individual dreamer's ability to interpret their own dream. The rest of us are merely lending our insights for the possible benefit of the dreamer.

It is a wonderful and enriching experience when the individual's dream becomes a "group" dream by the end of each meeting. It is what keeps us all coming back and remaining committed to the group process! And the dreamer is, of course, left with a multiplicity of takes on the dream metaphors and images that they would not have had otherwise.

I highly recommend the group process for dreamers. It is my belief that dreams are meant to be shared, and that the telling of dreams fulfills a basic human need to bring soul knowledge into our daily lives. We are all the richer for it.

Thanks, Patrick for submitting this month to the Dream News!

Members, remember to check out the IASD website. The new webpages are easy to navigate and look amazing. Please make sure your Membership Page is up to date! When you have time, stop by the group and public IASD Facebook and Google pages to find up-to-date information regarding IASD and dreams.

Last but not least, I want to let you know that this is my last entry in the Dream News as Membership Chair. I have enjoyed the past year and a half of learning about this diverse international association of members, the research, and the varied interests in dreaming. Preparing the IASD Dream News about members’ work worldwide and, most recently, the dream groups facilitated by IASD members, have been highlights. I will remain on the Membership Committee and look forward to visiting with many of you again at the annual conference next year!

We are looking for a fulltime chair, but in the meantime, please forward your comments to Robert Gongloff at:

Warm regards,
Diane E. Greig, Ph.D.
Membership Chair

From Susan Benson, Regional Chair

Spotlight: Australia Region

It has been a little over a year since we carried news in this column of events in this region. In April 2012, IASD, in partnership with Dream Network Australia, sponsored the 1st Australian Regional Conference on Dreams and Imagination: Healing Pathways. Flow-on activities have included workshops and online dream group activities. In August, a theme issue on dreams was the focus of CAPA Quarterly: The Journal of the Counselors and Psychotherapists Association of NSW (Australia).

This was the first theme issue on the topic of dreams in this journal; contributors included Bob Hoss and five presenters from the Australian conference. It was a pleasure to be able to work closely with the Journal Editor on the development of this special theme issue. I encourage our regional reps who are thinking about ways of networking and sharing knowledge to also consider that the efforts extended in offering a regional event may have surprising and long-term benefits in other areas, including publications and extended networks.

IASD Toronto Dreamers

The regional meeting will be held in Toronto, Canada on Sunday, September 29, 2012 from 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. The theme of the meeting is the Inner Sanctum. Contact Mara Zadnoff at:


I would like to acknowledge and thank Diane Grieg who is stepping back from the IASD Regional Events Co-chair position. Fortunately, Diane will continue to serve on the Regional Events Committee. Claude Desloges, a current committee member, has agreed to take up the co-chair role. Claude, chair of the very successful Montreal regional conferences, is already known to most of us in the Regional Representatives Network through keeping us all up to date with renewing members in our regions. Welcome also to Mara Zadnoff (Toronto Regional representative) who joins the committee.


Regional Representatives Network

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 volunteering to become one! You could serve an important networking role for IASD.

To volunteer to become a Regional Representative, contact Susannah Benson at:  or Claude Desloges at:

For corrections or feedback on member contacts from Regional Reps, contact Claude Desloges, (Regional Representative Eastern Canada) at:

KID LUCID - By Al Moniz


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: IASD Dream-News Editor    


The deadline for the IASD Dream-News is the first of each month.
There is no Dream-News published in July.
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.

To subscribe to the IASD Dream-News: 

To change your E-mail address: 

Please direct any technical problems to Richard Wilkerson at the IASD office:

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