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2016 IASD Annual International Conference at Kerkrade, the Netherlands:

Early Registration Discounts Available

Call for Volunteers

Research Poster and Dream Art Submissions Deadline February 15

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The Ernest Hartmann Award for Student Research

Regional News


Annual Pledge Drive is a Success

Support with a Smile

Healing Prayers for Patricia Garfield

Membership News

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

January Membership Total: 52

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


IASD would like to thank the many generous members who provided $12,289.00 in the 2015 annual Pledge Drive, which ended on January 31, 2016.  

This level of donation is a remarkable accomplishment for an organization the size of IASD, representing donations from over 15 percent of the membership.  

In areas of contribution, the growing Research Grant Award fund received $5,980.00 (which will be matched by IASD funds); contributions to changes in the organization's database, web design and publications received $2,875; Educational Outreach, including conference scholarships and the Ernest Hartmann Student Awards received $1,161.00. The remainder of the funds were designated by donors to General Operations, which includes assistance with low-income memberships and development programs.  

Many thanks to all those who support IASD, including the many members who donate hours of their time to successful operation of programs.


Would you like to continue to support IASD? Try AmazonSmile, an easy way to give money without the stress.  Click on this link http://smile.amazon.com   and sign up. Every time you make a purchase on Amazon, .05% goes to our organization. If you have other clever suggestions on how to raise money for IASD, please let us know.

Fariba Bogzaran

Our beloved Patricia Garfield, and my dearest friend of 30 years, had a fall. She is awaiting surgery and is rather weak. I know she is loved, appreciated and respected by so many of you, so I thought I would share this news with the community so you can send your healing prayers towards her.

If you send me your good wishes, notes and letters, I promise to read them to her when I am visiting her. I think she would really like that. You can send notes to dreams@svn.net 

This radiant photo of her was taken only a couple of weeks ago in our regular luncheon at Left Bank, Larkspur, CA.


IASD Member and founder of IDS was featured on South Carolina’s public television speaking about dreams. The show aired on February 1, 2016. Click here to watch the episode.

Membership News


Justina Lasley, founder of the Institute for Dream Studies (IDS), is proud to announce an exciting change. As of February 3, 2016, Tzivia Gover will be taking on the directorship of the certification program. Gover is a 2011 Graduate of IDS, and is the author and founder of 350 Dreamers. Lasley will still be an integral part of growing IDS as she pursues her own dream focused endeavors – such as promoting her new book Wake up to Your Dreams.

Both Lasley and Gover are active members of the International Association for the Study of Dreams. For information contact Tzivia Gover, or Justina Lasley

In this issue, Hot Off the Press will kick off the New Year by focusing on dreams and the dying. 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.


A team of clinicians and researchers led by Dr. Kerr at Hospice Buffalo, an internist who has a doctorate in neurobiology, are seeking to demystify these experiences and understand their role and importance in supporting “a good death” for both the patient and the bereaved.



Memorable visions at the end of life are more than just delirium.


TOTAL JANUARY New and Renewing MEMBERS = 52


Umberto Barcaro
Walter Berry
Anna-Karin Bjorklund
Peggy Blake
Fariba Bogzaran
Marlene Botha
Margaret Bowater
Nancy Brzeski
Kelly Bulkeley
Njeri Damali Campbell
David Cielak
Carolyn Cobb
Joseph De Koninck
Christopher Dreisbach
Leslie Ellis
Christoph Gassmann
Pamela Gliksman
Robert Gongloff
Nancy Grace
Nicole Gratton
Elizabeth Grund
Ted Hiebert
Jan Hitchcock
Tracey Kahan
Judy Kaplan
Marlene King
Andrea Koch
Thomas Lane
George Leute
Mary Pat Lynch
Marcia Malory
Karen Melady
Jacques Montangero
Dolores Nurss
Parapsychology Foundation
David Rivinus
Pietro Rizzi
Marion Rollings
Cynthia Sauln
Walter R. Smith
Bonnie Tarwater
Debbie Weisman
3 Anonymous


Katherine Bell
Michelle Dumont
Connie Greenberg
Deborah Kelley-Galin
Damian Nordmann
Adhip Rawal
Hlne Raynault


• Call for Research Poster Presentations Deadline 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 Skvde 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


Highlight your presence at the 2016 IASD Conference by advertising in the annual conference program.

Do you have a product or business to promote? Do you host a dream group? Are you an artist who would like to reach out to an international audience? Do you offer ongoing workshops? Are you one of the 90 published authors who belong to IASD?

If your ad has not yet been included in the program, don’t get left out again this year. You can provide us with camera-ready artwork – or with advanced notice, we will assign a designer to create your ad for you (for an additional fee.)

The annual conference program is handed out to every conference attendee and contains key information on events, schedule of sessions, workshops, and much more. Attendees constantly refer to the program on-site and hold onto it for future reference, generating multiple impressions for advertisers. Not all conference attendees are IASD members, so advertising in the conference program increases your exposure.

Materials deadline is April 20, 2015!

For information about advertising specifications and pricing, please click here.


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

Hello Everyone,

I have taken some inspiration from an article about our globe-trotting IASD members in our recent issue of DreamTime to draw attention to the international strength of our regional network. Our regional network of 55 reps spans the globe and serves a membership of around 600. We have reps in Australia, Asia, Canada, Europe, India, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, North America, United Kingdom, South Africa, South America, United Kingdom.

As reps, we all serve our dream community in a volunteer capacity to help new members feel welcomed, and we are a point of contact for local members to meet together, share dreams, news and information about dreams. Meeting up at our conferences – online and in-person – is at the heart of our community. Our upcoming regional conferences offer some great opportunities to connect. To learn more about these events and to see full program details visit: http://www.asdreams.org/regionals

Regional Events Calendar

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

San Diego Regional Conference

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. http://www.asdreams.org/regionals/2016-7-may-2016-montreal/

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. http://www.asdreams.org/regionals/2016-may-new-york-city-regional

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

IASD Website:
The International Association for the Study of Dreams is a non-profit, international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the pure and applied investigation of dreams and dreaming. Our purposes are to promote an awareness and appreciation of dreams in both professional and public arenas; to encourage research into the nature, function, and significance of dreaming; to advance the application of the study of dreams; and to provide a forum for the eclectic and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and information.
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