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2016 IASD Annual International Conference at Kerkrade, the Netherlands:

New Keynote Speaker Announced

Early Registration Discounts Available

Call for Volunteers, Research Poster and Dream Art Submissions

Executive Committee Announcement

The Ernest Hartmann Award for Student Research
Regional News


Annual Pledge Drive Ends in January

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

December Membership Total: 74

IASD Office

Linda H. Mastrangelo, Editor
Janet Garrett, Copy Editor
Laura Atkinson, Design and Layout
Richard Wilkerson, IASD Office Manager
Jean Campbell, Executive Committee Advisor
Robert P. Gongloff, Editorial Consultant


Thanks to the many generous IASD members who have made contributions, the total for IASD's 2015 Pledge Drive has already topped $10,000 which will be spent on some of the many programs developed as a result of your support: Research Grant awards, the Ernest Hartmann Student Award, the Nancy R. Brzeski Art Awards, conference scholarships, web development, education and outreach. Thank you so much!

But the Pledge Drive continues. We always extend the donation deadline until the end of January to allow those looking at end-of-year tax figures to determine their best donations. Since IASD is a 501(c)3 US nonprofit organization, donors from the US can deduct the amount donated from their taxes. During January, we hope you will consider your opportunity to help IASD create a world in which everyone listens to dreams.

Donations can be made via the Pledge Drive website.


Rosa Anwandter's dream organization Ceoniric in Santiago de Chile has posted Spanish translations of IASD articles and information at their website.


Founded in 2008, SoCal IASD Regional is a regional group of IASD members from Southern California who put on local events such as dream workshops, dream groups and an annual conference. They currently have 97 members.

In this issue, Hot Off the Press will kick off the New Year by focusing on dreams that help the planet. The intention of this column is to publish links to evidence-based scientific articles on the study of dreams that are written for a non-research audience.


Allman Town resident Sonya Wilson (second left), and one of her daughters (fourth left) hand out boxed lunches to a group of homeless people on King Street, downtown Kingston, on Thursday. Wilson said that her decision to reach out to the homeless was inspired by a dream she had some months ago. She was accompanied on the mission by three of her children.



Author Anne Scott spent her 20s working as an international journalist and traveling around the world to places like the People's Republic of China, Burma, Sri Lanka and Panama. After retiring from that career path, Scott said she was unsure what direction to take next. The answer came to her in a dream one night while she was camping.

“I was shown the Earth as though I was standing far in space," Scott told The Huffington Post. "I saw the inflamed and painful parts of the Earth, and on the right saw the full moon shining light on these wounded places on the Earth with a particular light that touched it like a balm. Then I heard the words: ‘Wherever the feminine touches there is healing.’”

Scott said she knew from that moment that her work would revolve around creating sacred spaces for women, and she founded the nonprofit foundation, DreamWeather, to make that intention a reality.




Janet Beurskens
Susan Burrell
Meredith Eastwood
Zelda Hall
Henriette Hansen
Gé Pellikaan
Susan Reintjes
Sofia Sanchez
Neda Oromchian
Gina Rochell
1 Anonymous


Rosa Anwandter
Laura Atkinson
Ronald Baireuther
Dana Baker
Deirdre Barrett
Virginia Bennett
Craig Borden
Cristina Bottoni
Jean Campbell
Laurel Clark
Christopher Cunniffe
Pieter de Jong
Evelyn Duesbury
Marcia Emery
Daniel Erlacher
Art Funkhouser
Janet Garrett
George Gillespie
Lesley Hamlyn
Anthony Hawkins
Brigitte Holzinger
Robert Hoss
Ryan Hurd
Ilse Jensen
Juhani Kaariainen
David Kahn
Johanna King
Don Kuiken
Brenda Lau
Robert LeCates
Jacquie Lewis
Paul Lippmann
Gunhild Lorenzen
Carol Manning
Linda Mastrangelo
Cassandra Matt
Barbara Meier Faber
Marilyn Mociun
Geoff Nelson
Dolores Nurss
Parapsychology Foundation
Stephen Potthoff
Pietro Rizzi
Chris Robson
Barbara Sadak
Judith Saint-Laurent
Mohamed Salem
Michelle Samuel
Carlyle Smith
Laura Smith
Isaac Taitz
Tina Tau
Martha Taylor
Deon van Zyl
Kim Vergil
Robert Waggoner
Deborah Waitley
Mary Walsh
Henry Warder
John Woodford
Lisa Woods
2 Anonymous

The IASD E-Newsletter Staff wishes everyone a very Happy New Year! 

May 2016 bring you lots of insightful and beautiful dreams.


• We welcome Jungian Analyst ANNE BARING as our latest KEYNOTE addition

• Call for Research Poster Presentations remain open until February 15, 2016

• Register early for best room accommodations – go to www.asdreams.org/2016/accommodations/ for instructions

• Don’t miss the April 15, 2016 deadline for the early-bird discount – go to www.asdreams.org/2016/registration/ to register

VENUE • The location is the very beautiful 12th century Rolduc Abbey conference facility in Kerkrade in the southern part of the Netherlands. The site is situated on the Dutch-German border, close to several international airports, providing ease of international travel and sightseeing for those who wish to enjoy touring before and after the conference. We warmly invite you to attend. Mark your calendars now for next year’s very special conference.

PROGRAM • The program will feature world-renowned keynote speakers and over 130 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, a Dream Art Exhibition and Reception, the annual Psi Dreaming Contest, and the ever popular costume Dream Ball and other special events appropriate to enjoyment of the location.

Anne Baring is a Jungian analyst and author or co-author of 7 books including The Myth of the Goddess; Evolution of an Image; The Mystic Vision; The Divine Feminine; Soul Power: an Agenda for a Conscious Humanity and The Dream of the Cosmos: a Quest for the Soul. Her work is grounded in a deep interest in the spiritual, mythological, shamanic and artistic traditions of different cultures.

Antti Revonsuo, PhD: Towards a Unified Science of Dreaming and Consciousness. Antti Revonsuo, PhD, is a cognitive neuroscientist, psychologist, and philosopher of mind, and serves as a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Skövde in Sweden and of Psychology at the University of Turku in Finland. His work focuses on philosophy of consciousness, visual awareness, and altered states of consciousness in general and dreaming in particular. He is well known for his Threat Simulation Theory of dreaming.

Hubert Hermans: The Dream as a Meaningful Experience in a Developing Dialogical Self. Hubert Hermans is professor emeritus at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He is best known as the creator of Dialogical Self Theory. He is president of the International Society for Dialogical Science and editor-in-chief of the International Journal for Dialogical Science. He is author of the book Between Dreaming and Recognition Seeking: The Emergence of a Dialogical Self Theory and uses dreams in his psychotherapeutic work.

Frank Bosman: Playing the Dream: On Dream and Narrative in Modern-day Digital Games. The cultural theologian Dr. Frank G. Bosman is a senior researcher at the Tilburg Cobbenhagen Center, Tilburg University in the Netherlands. He is author of God Loves a Joke and many articles and three books on culture and religion. In 2011 he was voted the first 'most acclaimed theologian’ in the country. In his lecture he explores how dreams in video game scenes provoke the player to contemplate the concept of reality.

Keith Hearne:
Obtaining Messages from the ‘Unconscious.’ Keith Hearne, PhD, is a researcher and psychologist from Britain, who pioneered the first sleep laboratory research into ‘lucid’ dreaming at Liverpool University (1975-1978). He devised the ocular-signaling technique from REM sleep and invented the ‘dream machine’ for inducing lucidity. That device and the first chart-record of eye-signals are on permanent display at the Science Museum in London.

Martin Dresler: Cognitive Neuroscience of Lucid Dreaming. Martin Dresler, PhD, is an Assistant Professor for Cognitive Neuroscience at the Radboud University Medical Centre and Donders Institute in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He holds Master degrees in Psychology and Philosophy, a PhD from Philipps University Marburg, and performed postdoctoral research on sleep, dreams, and memory function at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Oxford University and Stanford University.

Jan Taal: The Three Stages of Imagination. Jan Taal is a psychologist trained in Assagioli’s psychology of psychosynthesis. He founded the School voor Imaginatie (School for Imagination) in Amsterdam, as well as the Cancer Foundation. He trains therapists, coaches and counsellors in working with inner images and guided or active imagery in many fields of work, from therapy and health care (cancer care), to coaching, human resources and management development.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS • The online application for volunteers is still open – click here. Apply soon as spaces are filling rapidly. We are still taking applications for volunteers for the Registration/Information Desk, for Room Monitors and for Audio Visual Support. If your preferred position is filled we will place you on the wait list. In lieu of the regular conference fee, volunteers attend for only $50 (or 50€) for roughly 12 to 14 conference hours of work – paying an initial fee of $150/150€ with $100/100€ returned after the duties are completed.


The 2016 Juried Dream Art Exhibition will be held in conjunction with the 2016 annual conference at the Rolduc Conference Center, The Netherlands. The exhibition will be displayed until August 31, 2016.

We are now accepting original art work about or inspired by dreams. The jurors will be open-minded about the relationship of the art work to dream content when selecting the art pieces, as long as the work was inspired in some fashion by visionary or emotional experiences that occurred during sleep. Note: an entrant can create a piece inspired by someone else’s dream. Deadline: February 15, 2016.

All two-dimensional and multi-dimensional media will be considered, including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, video, and installation art.

You do not need to be a member of IASD or a conference attendee to participate in the Dream Art Exhibition. Also, you can exhibit whether you are competing for a prize or not.

Cash awards will be offered for works chosen from among those accepted for display at the conference. Information regarding entry requirements is located here:

Information in English

Information in Dutch

Susannah Benson, IASD President

Hello everyone! Wishing a very good year to all our members and readers. I hope 2016 brings opportunities to realize the creative potential of our dreams and helps crystallize all of our good intentions, hopes and actions.

Speaking on behalf of the Executive Committee, I would like to thank all of our members for their continuing support. The range of programs and services we are able to offer is largely due to the extraordinary dedication of so many volunteers who generously contribute their skills, their time and their commitment. Many of our volunteers serve in these roles for several years or longer.

I would like to take the opportunity here to acknowledge and thank one such volunteer, Dr. Alan Siegel, who is stepping down from his role as Chair of the IASD Education Committee. Alan has served in this role since 1995 and was also responsible for chairing and developing the IASD Continuing Education program. Alan has been tireless in his commitment and dedication to growing this program that has been so well reviewed and valued by IASD members, as confirmed in a recent membership survey.

Dr. Siegel has also served as 1999-2000 President of IASD, Editor-in-Chief of the IASD Newsletter and magazine DreamTime from 1993 to 2001, and IASD Program Chair in 2001 and 2003. Dr. Siegel will continue to contribute to the Continuing Education program in an advisory role.

Thanks also to our Dream News editor and Board Member, Linda Mastrangelo, who has accepted the position of Administrator, Continuing Education Program, and to Dr. Scott Sparrow, the current IASD Chair and Online Course Program manager, who has agreed to accept the position of IASD Education Committee Chair.


From Curtiss Hoffman, Student Research Awards Chair

We are pleased to announce that the anonymous donor who generously provided funding for the Student Research Award last year has graciously agreed to provide matching funds for the 2016 competition! The IASD Board of Trustees will provide the balance of funds.

Click here for submission details.

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 this page for additional details.
All participants must submit their presentations in electronic form, preferably through email to office@asdreams.org or if necessary by mailing the files, copied to a CD or a DVD, to the IASD office by March 1, 2016.

IASD-Student Research
1672 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 USA

Mark on any mailed box "OK to leave on porch."

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. Research which has been published prior to the submissions deadline is not eligible for this award.

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 office@asdreams.org. 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 Rolduc Abbey in Kerkrade, The Netherlands, from June 24 – 28, 2016, during the General Membership Meeting. Check the schedule of conference events to find out the exact date and time.

Susannah Benson, IASD President

To all our regional reps, I hope your new year has begun well and that your new year’s dreams and hopes are successfully realized in 2016.

I would like to welcome two new members to our network, Don Child (Hawaii) and Rev. Bonnie Tarwater who is sharing the San Diego regional representative role with Dr. Deborah Waitley. In association with IASD and the Church of Mary Magdalene, Bonnie and Deborah will be co-hosting a regional event with Dr. Stephen Aizenstat, President of Pacifica Graduate Institute, on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Congregational Church of La Jolla.

We always look forward to hearing regional event news, so please keep in contact and share what is happening in your region.

Regional Events Calendar

More details about these regional conferences
can be found on the Regionals Website

The Dreaming World: Creating Local and Global Dream Communities. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 1216 Cave St, La Jolla, CA. Full details and registration will soon be available on the IASD website.

Montreal Regional Conference

The Montreal Regional Conference Committee announces its 5th Regional IASD Dream Conference to be held on Saturday, 7 May 2016.

New York Regional Conference

This conference hosted by Lou Hagood explores the possibilities of communication between a Self, either internal or external, and an ego in a dream. Presenters include: Fariba Bogzaran, Daniel Deslauriers, Lou Hagood, and Robert Waggoner.

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.

We are also looking for chairs for the Regional Events and Membership Committees.

If you are interested in joining either of these committees and would like to learn more about the role of the committee chairs please contact me.

Susannah Benson
IASD President

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 dreamnews@asdreams.org


The deadline for the IASD Dream-News is the first of each month.
There is no Dream-News published in June 2015.
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: office@asdreams.org

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