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2016 IASD Annual International Conference at Kerkrade, the Netherlands:

Early Registration is April 15

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Listen to Keynote Speakers Interviews

The Ernest Hartmann Award for Student Research Deadline Extended

Regional News


Patricia Garfield Update

New Membership Chair Announced

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

February 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


Our international treasure Patricia Garfield is now home with a nurse and is recovering nicely. Your cards and well wishes are much appreciated and can still be sent to the IASD office or emailed at

New Membership Chair Announcement


IASD is proud to congratulate Sherry Puricelli, MHA, MDiv, Connecticut Regional Representative, who has accepted the role of IASD Membership Chair.

Sherry joined IASD in 2010. Since then, she’s been actively involved in annual conferences and PsiberDreaming events. A professional dream coach, she teaches people about dreams through public speaking engagements, workshops, and archetype-activating retreats.

Sherry values the history and vision of IASD’s multidisciplinary approach and hopes to increase IASD’s brand recognition in the general public. Her goal is membership growth and expansion.

Susannah Benson, IASD President  


Would you like to continue to support IASD? Try AmazonSmile, an easy way to give money without the stress.  Click on this link   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.


On February 15 a free e-Book edited by Alex Defoe, Consciousness Beyond the Body: Evidence and Reflections, became available online at a wide variety of outlets. It features original chapters from leading international researchers, educators, and practitioners who specialize in OBEs, including four chapters by IASD members: Chapter 3: “Out-of-Body Experiences and Lucid Dreams: A Phenomenological Approach” by Ed Kellogg; Chapter 4: “Towards an Evolutionary Psychology of Out-of-Body Experiences” by Ryan Hurd; Chapter 9: Surfing the Rainbow: “Fearless and Creative Out-of-Body Experiences” by Clare R Johnson; and Chapter 10: “A Practical Progression from Lucid Dream to Out-of-Body States” by Robert Waggoner.

This book aims to meld contemporary phenomenological and scientific evidence with the latest and most compelling practical applications of OBEs. You can download a free copy of this book on Amazon


Laurel Clark was interviewed by Rob McConnell for "X Zone" radio, an internet broadcast. The subject is how dreams can inspire intuitive and innovative ideas, visitation dreams, and other ways dreams open the door to intuitive guidance. You can listen at this link

In this issue of Hot Off the Press we will spring forward by focusing on sex and dreams. 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.


Kelly Sullivan Walden, author of “The Love, Sex and Relationship Dream Dictionary” explores what sex in our dreams reveals about us.



Trying to fly and having sex are the two most popular activities that lucid dreamers – people who are aware that they are dreaming, and can control their dreams to a certain extent – aim to do in their dreams, according to a new study.


TOTAL FEBRUARY New and Renewing Members = 52


Ken Barnett
Dan Gilhooley
Sarah Jones
Jennifer Lukomski
Mary Newton
Alice Robb
Doris Snyder
Alana Cronshaw
Tracey Pierog
1 Anonymous


Christian Gerike
Sandy Ginsberg
Jason Kravitz
Susannah Benson
Barbara Bluck
Janet Boerema
Karen Boileau
Kate Connolly
Claude Couture
Beverly D'Urso
Betsy Davids
Mary-Therese Dombeck
Willem Fermont
Jayne Gackenbach
Loren Goodman
Dale Graff
Lauri Hafvenstein
Steven Kampmann
Brian Kraichely
Tereza McNamee
Yuuko Ootaka
Gina Pearlin
Ralf Penderak
Lisa Rigge
Perrine RUBY
Michael Schredl
Christopher Sowton
Nora Thill
Gordon Toombs
Nancy Warfield
Kevin Dobbyn
Margarette Kaylor
Maria Pita
Helen Plesar
Sylvia Green-Guenette
Laurie Schneider
Neal Chase
Daniel Kennedy
Raphael Vallat
3 Anonymous


• Don’t miss the April 15, 2016 deadline for the early-bird discount – go to to register

• Register early for best room accommodations – go to for instructions

• Conference Ads – due date April 15, 2016

• Keynote Speakers and Presenters: Interviews Available

FACT: Did you know that attending an IASD annual conference in Europe might actually be LESS expensive than a conference within the USA, even with the additional flight cost?

How is this possible?

With little change in conference fees, rooms in the $36 to $60 range including breakfast, and meals at $17 for lunch and $23 for dinner, the conference at Rolduc Abbey is extremely affordable - far less than what we are used to paying at hotel based conferences and meals. Even with a European flight some may find that the entire conference expense is no more and maybe less, than when flying within or to the US to attend an IASD conference.

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.


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, 2016!

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

Listen to the Interviews with some of Our Keynotes and Invited Speakers

Two Radio Shows have engaged some of our 2016 conference invited presenters and personalities in interviews that are available for you to listen to. The details and information for listening and/or logging on to those interview archives are listed below – both recent shows and upcoming schedules.

ShrinkRap Radio

David Van Nuys, PhD and Professor Emeritus at Sonoma State University, hosts this podcast which is in its10th year with enthusiastic listeners in 195 countries.

To Listen to the Interviews: Go to If you don’t immediately see the interview by scrolling down through the guests, there is a search box in the upper right-hand corner on the website home page.

Type in the name of the interviewee you are seeking and it should take you right to that episode. Since these interviews are recorded, you’ll be able to listen to them at any time once they go up.

Interview Schedule:

February 25 - Anne Baring, Jungian Analyst and author of 7 books including award winning The Dream of the Cosmos. This is posted as podcast #495 – In Search of The Divine Feminine with Jungian Analyst Anne Baring

March 3 - Hubert Hermans, professor emeritus of Clinical and Personality Psychology at Radboud University in the Netherlands. Keynote presentation: The Dream as a Meaningful Experience in a Developing Dialogical Self

March 24 - Professor Antti Revonsuo, PhD, cognitive neuroscientist, psychologist, and philosopher of mind. Keynote presentation: Towards a Unified Science of Dreaming and Consciousness

Dreams Unzipped with Kelly Walden

Dreams Unzipped is hosted by clinical hypnotherapist and bestselling author, Kelly Sullivan Walden. The show airs live on 1150 KKNW in Seattle from 10-11 am PST every Friday or you can also listen live from the internet by clicking here.

To Listen to the Archived Interviews with our 2016 IASD Conference Presenters click here to scroll down until you see the interview.

Interview Schedule:

February 19 (with regular appearances) – Robert Hoss, IASD Conference Manager, presenting brief “factoids” about dreaming as one might find in more depth in our 2016 conference tracks, plus periodic updates on the Conference.

February 25 - Anne Baring, Jungian Analyst and author of 7 books including award winning The Dream of the Cosmos.

May 20 - Martin Dresler, PhD, is an Assistant Professor for Cognitive Neuroscience at the Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands, and an expert on the cognitive neuroscience of lucid dreaming.

Other conference presenters and IASD personalities who are scheduled include: Walter Berry on March 4, Deirdre Barrett, PhD on April 1, Jeremy Taylor on April 22 and of course Kelly Walden the host.



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 or if necessary by snail-mailing the files, copied to a CD or a DVD, to the IASD office by April 1 or emailing materials by April 15, 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 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,

We are heading towards our annual conference in Rolduc and we are looking forward to meeting again at this popular conference venue. If you are thinking to attend this year’s conference in Rolduc, the early-bird registration close on April 15, 2016.

Leading up to the annual conference, we have an exciting and varied program of regional events planned in Montreal, New York, San Diego and Toronto. The Toronto Regional Reps, Jeanne Van Bronkhorst, Ange Freisen and Toronto Events Committee are hosting a one-day conference event on April 17: Dreaming Hearts, Dreaming Cultures. Presenters include: Angela Sumegi, Amira Mittermaier, Patti Allen, and Njeri Damali Campbell. Full details will soon be available on the IASD website.

This month, San Diego Regional Representatives Bonnie Tarwater and Deborah Waitley send an invitation to come and dive deep this summer into the beautiful snorkeling paradise of La Jolla, San Diego for the inaugural IASD San Diego regional event The Dreaming World: Creating Local and Global Dream Communities, with international dream tender Dr Stephen Aizenstat. This event takes place on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Congregational Church of La Jolla, and on the night of Friday, May 6th, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for a ‘Dream Incubation Ceremony’ with a bonfire, ritual, sing along and music with guided mediations. Early bird registration for this event ends March 15, 2016.

Regional Events Calendar

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

Toronto Regional Event:

Dreaming Hearts, Dreaming Cultures takes place on Sunday April 17, 2016 at the YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St., Toronto. Dreaming is something human beings do around the world, but how we think about our dreams – how we talk about them, trust them, and find meaning in them – is nested within culture. Culture is as close as our hearts and as wide as an entire civilization. Dreaming Hearts, Dreaming Cultures explores dreams and dreaming through three distinct cultural lenses: Egyptian/Islamic, Western/Judeo-Christian, and Tibetan/Buddhist, alongside a time to connect with our individual dreaming heritage and traditions. Click here for more information.

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 are 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 a Regional Events Chair.

If you are interested in joining either of these committees and would like to learn more about the role of the committee chair 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


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:
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The IASD Dream-News accepts notices on member media interviews and appearances.
Members should include the IASD member name, the name of the show or publication, the date, and the topic discussed.

IASD holds no responsibility for the content or quality of non-sponsored IASD events
or individual member lectures, presentations, or workshops.

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