MAY 2016
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2016 IASD Annual International Conference at Kerkrade, the Netherlands:

Still Time to Register

Abstracts of Presentations Now Available

Special Dream Hike Being Organized

Dream Art Exhibition Update

Board Nominations: Time to Vote Deadline is June 4

Regional News You Can Use


New YouTube Play List Features Past IASD Presidents

DreamTime Spring Issue is Coming

Hot off the Press

April Membership Total: 45

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


This month IASD has opened a new play list on its YouTube channel, featuring presentations from IASD Past Presidents.

Because many of those who have served as IASD Board Presidents over the thirty-plus years of the organization's existence are, in fact, well-known authors and speakers, this new YouTube collection presents a wealth of videotaped interviews, lectures and television performances.

In the new "Past IASD Presidents" list you will find videos about dreams and their use and meaning from Gayle Delaney, PhD; Rev. Jeremy Taylor; Robert Van de Castle, PhD; Patricia Garfield, PhD; Ernest Hartmann, PhD; Deirdre Barrett, PhD; and others.

Click Here to find your favorites.



IASD members, who received the digital version of the Spring 2016 issue of DreamTime Magazine at the end of April, have already been asking, "Where is my hard copy version of this beautiful issue?"

It's in the mail, and coming soon.

You'll want to hold on to this issue, both for its content and for its beauty. One IASD member claims she plans to post the cover image, created by dream artist Joseph Kemeny, on her refrigerator. Content in this issue includes an exclusive interview with 2016 Conference Keynote Presenter, Anne Baring; a timely review of the Oculus Rift by Jayne Gackenbach, PhD and her students in the Psychology Department at MacEwan University; and a look at the latest scientific literature supporting psi dreams from one of the creators of IASD's popular PsiberDreaming Conference, Cynthia Pearson.

You don't want to miss it.

IASD members can receive the print version of DreamTime by simply adding $10 for postage and handling to their annual membership renewal.


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.

In this issue of Hot Off the Press we be focusing how the deceased help their living relatives through 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.


A group of bowlers have won a last-minute reprieve from a businessman who scaled back his development plans after his grandfather appeared to him in a dream and told him to save the green.



After a dream about her deceased sister and great detective work, a woman's prized family heirloom was found and returned to her.


TOTAL APRIL New and Renewing Members = 45


Milton Kramer
Fran Kramer
Terry Anderson
Deborah Armstrong
Luca Barboni
Janet Beach
John Beebe
Kathryn Belicki
Ann Bengtsson
Valerie Bigelow
Greg Bogart
Jane Carleton
Jennifer Closshey
Cecil Cole Jr
Teresa Cullen
Joy Fatooh
Nancy Friedman
Franklin Galvin
Guy Hall
Hollye Hurst
Nancy Jamieson
Gerhard Kloesch
Roger Larade
Tallulah Lyons
Hermine Mensink
Georgine Miller
Paul Overman
Joan Quilligan
Massimo Schinco
John Shaw
Patrick Stern
Linda Tuovinen
Carol Warner
Linda Yates
Marco Zanasi
Adam Anczyk
Tracy Stone
Philip King
Bob Krumhansl
Justina Lasley
Alan Siegel
David Jenkins
1 Anonymous


Carola Hauer
W. Keren Vishny



 • Listen to the interviews with some of our keynotes 

• Interest in the conference has been high resulting in rooms at Rolduc filling early – however keep trying in case of a cancellation, plus there are many charming small hotels with good rates nearby in Kerkrade or just across the border – go to  for information

• Abstracts of the Presentations are NOW POSTED – go to  You can also find the latest schedule and complete program listing under the Program menu.

• Don’t miss the Dream Ball on the closing evening. Come in a dream inspired costume, perhaps dressed as your favorite dream character, and dance to the music of Tiny Ann. The ball will be preceded by a Costume Parade where participants can share the dream that inspired their costume.

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.

PROGRAM • The program will feature world-renowned keynote speakers and over 160 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.

SPECIAL DREAM HIKE ALONG THE DUTCH-GERMAN BORDER • The Rolduc Monastery is very close to Germany. On Sunday afternoon we are featuring a 7 km sunset dream sharing hike that takes you across the border along the lovely river Wurm into a gentle hilly area. You will pass close by a view of the impressive historical 12th century Castle Burg Rode, pass historical streets of Herzogenrath, enter a nature preserve (Naturschutzgebiet) and hike through a wooded area which once served the World War II German Siegfried Line. At a shelter in the forest we can relax and have our meal. Bag dinners can be purchased on the registration form or you can bring your own.

DREAM ART EXHIBITION • This year’s large exhibition includes over 100 dream art works which express varied dream experiences through art. In Rolduc Abbey the dream art is displayed in all conference areas, resulting in a unique atmosphere.


Anne Baring: Visionary Dreams and the Great Challenge of Our Times. Anne 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 and The Dream of the Cosmos.

Antti Revonsuo: Towards a Unified Science of Dreaming and Consciousness. Antti Revonsuo, PhD, is a cognitive neuroscientist, psychologist and a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Skövde in Sweden and of Psychology at the University of Turku in Finland.

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 and is president of the International Society for Dialogical Science.

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 three other books on culture and religion.


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).

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.

Jan Taal: The Three Stages of Imagery. Jan Taal is a psychologist trained in Assagioli’s psychology of psychosynthesis and founder of the School voor Imaginatie (School for Imagery) in Amsterdam.


Laurel Clark
Vice-President and Chair, Nominating Committee

Vote for IASD Board Members now! Each year, five member-elected board members complete their three-year terms as directors. At its February 2016 meeting the IASD Board of Directors approved the slate of candidates recommended by the Nominating Committee for the five vacancies effective this coming June.

NOTE: Only current members of IASD can vote for Board Members.

The 2016 IASD Nominating Committee has invited the following seven members to run for the five three-year board positions that will be vacated as of the June board meeting: Susannah Benson (Australia), Louis Hagood (USA), Curt Hoffman (USA), Ed Kellogg (USA), Sherry Puricelli (USA), Katja Valli (Finland), Susanne van Doorn (Netherlands). From a field of seven candidates, five will be selected by vote of the IASD membership to serve three-year terms. Selectees (those five with the highest number of votes by the membership) for member-elected board positions will be announced at the General Membership Meeting to be held at the Netherlands conference, Sunday, June 26, 2016.

The Nominating Committee communicated and deliberated to arrive at a slate of board nominees who are interested and available, and who reflect gender and geographical diversity as well as a wide range of skills and knowledge.

Additionally, the IASD Board of Directors has approved the slate of members to fill the open vacancies in the IASD officer positions, as recommended by the Nominating Committee. Following is the list of prospective officers who will serve for 2016-2017: President, Laurel Clark; Board Chair, Scott Sparrow; Vice President, Melinda Ziemer; Secretary, Joy Fatooh; and Treasurer, Robert Waggoner.

According to the IASD Bylaws, the Board of Directors may appoint between four and seven members to be directors. The Nominations Committee recommended one nominee for a board-appointed position: Laurel Clark. The other board-appointed positions are currently filled. At the February Board meeting, the Board accepted the recommendation. The Board will adopt the slate of officer nominees at its annual meeting, the first conference Board meeting to be held Friday, June 24, 2016. All officers and new board members will assume their positions at this first board meeting.

IASD Members who want to vote online for the first time need to send in a signed copy of the Electronic Consent Form FIRST, the link is: 

The signed form can be either snail mailed back to the office address below, or simply scanned/picture attached to an email sent to
If you prefer to fax, use 1-866-296-8107 or 1-209-724-0889

IASD E-Consent
1672 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703

Once the office receives your signed eConsent, you will be emailed the voting access codes.

All Votes (electronic or mail-in) must be received by June 4, 2016.

Susannah Benson, IASD President

Hello Everyone,

Congratulations to Jeanne Van Bronkhurst, Ange Freisen and the Toronto Regional Committee on a successful regional conference event Dreaming Hearts, Dreaming Cultures held on April 17, 2016.

Toronto Regional Event Update

The day explored how culture both opens and defines our personal relationship with dreams, and gave people a chance to talk about their own experience from the context of tradition and culture.

IASD member Patti Allen began the day by looking at the roots of Western culture through Greek and Judeo/Christian writings on dreams. Dr. Amira Mittermaier spoke next about the changing role of dreams in Egyptian/Islamic culture, followed by Dr. Angela Sumegi who explored the dynamic tension in Tibet between Buddhism and Tibetan folkloric wisdom on the reality (and illusion) of dreams. The day ended with a workshop by IASD member Njeri Campbell, who led participants in a thoughtful and engaging exploration of our own understanding of dreams as handed down in our own families and cultures.

Thanks to Jeanne Van Bronkhurst for submitting this report.
To read about all our upcoming regional events and to register visit:

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:
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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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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