JUNE 2016
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PsiberDreaming Conference 2016 Announces Dates and Calls for Proposals

2016 IASD Annual International Conference at Kerkrade, the Netherlands:

Still Time to Register

Updates on Rooms

Abstracts of Presentations Available

Dream Art Exhibition Update

IASD To Host First Online Dream Research Conference

Board Nominations: Time to Vote Deadline is June 4

Regional News You Can Use


Lucid Dreaming 4 All Celebrates 20 Years

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

Kid Lucid

May Membership Total: 35

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


Twenty years ago, when many people still believed that lucid dreaming was not really possible, a Dutch teenager, PasQuale Ourtane, started an online group for lucid dreamers as a graduation project. On May 25, LD4all celebrated its twentieth anniversary.

Says PasQuale (known as Q to her online friends): "On May 25th, 2016 LD4all celebrates its 20th anniversary. That is 20 years of teaching the art and knowledge of lucid dreaming online. Imagine how many dreamers have learned the art of lucidity since I first founded LD4all as my graduation project in 1996.

And the community is the strongest part. We have opened a thread on the forum for everyone to share what LD4All means to them. Please stop by if you want to share.

Lucid Dreaming 4 All was the very first of the online groups dedicated to lucidity. PasQuale, and many other members of the LD4all community, have regularly been part of the group which creates and manages IASD's annual PsiberDreaming Conference. Q was the person who developed the concept of turning one's nose upside down to determine whether the state one experienced was a lucid dream. Congratulations to all involved in this wonderful forum. And do stop by to say what LD4all means to you.


Laurel Clark was featured on two television news spots to spread the word about dreams during the School of Metaphysics annual National Dream Hotline®. Laurel mentioned the IASD in both spots. During the National Dream Hotline®, students and teachers volunteer their time to answer phone calls for a 54-hour marathon helping people understand their dreams.

Here are links to the television clips, both in St. Louis, Missouri, USA:

National Dream Hotline

Maplewood school will analyze your dreams this weekend.

Laurel was also interviewed on St. Louis radio, 106.5 The Arch, WIL, and ESPN.

In this issue of Hot Off the Press we be focusing on sleep, dreams & nature. 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.


Most living organisms adapt their behavior to the rhythm of day and night. Now, using laser scanners, scientists are studying the day-night rhythm of trees. As it turns out, trees go to sleep too.



Research in a German laboratory involving five lizards called Australian bearded dragons indicates that these reptiles may dream and could prompt a fundamental reassessment of the evolution of sleep.



There will be no July Issue of Dream News…we look forwarding to hearing from you in August! Have a wonderful conference!

TOTAL MAY New and Renewing MEMBERS = 35


Jennifer Barber-Rupp
Nena Barber-Rupp
Karla Ruedlinger
Paige Acheson-Allsup
Beverley Ashwill
Gunnar Sundstrom
E. Kellogg
Roger Knudson
Robert Moss
John Spiesman
Nnaoke Ufere
Darlene Cimino-DeRose
Metka Cuk
Becky Day-Swain
Mary Walsh
Katrina Martin
Hezekiah Condron
Alfio Maggiolini
Lou Hagood
Richard Schweickert
Constance Bovier
Tzivia Gover
Susan Vasiljevic
Roser Camats Falip
Kirsten Borum
Daniel Garrett
Gretchen Meyer
B Frey
Deb Irvine
Susan Audrey
Chris McCleary
Mary Moffat
1 Anonymous


Judith Hall
Karen Wilson
Heather Dawn
1 Anonymous

Photos from the Regional Event in Canada!

Photos from the Regional Event in San Diego!







When we turn down our noisy thoughts and slip into dreams, do we turn to another frequency? Can we then match wavelengths with those of others, sense subtle vibrations of things, pick up on signals from far away? Can we learn to turn to the frequency of our choice? What do we learn by attuning to frequently-repeating patterns of symbols in our dreams? As our eyes make color from frequencies of light and our ears find music in patterns of sound, do our dreams tune in to frequencies of reception and connection, insight and delight?

Tuning in to the Frequency invites these ideas and more to IASD's 15th annual PsiberDreaming Online Conference, as once again we tune in to one another around the world and beyond.


Each year, IASD selects a maximum number of twenty-four PsiberDreaming proposals for conference presentation. These proposals are evaluated for general interest, for relevance to the conference theme, and for the presentation of basic skills in understanding psi dream phenomena.

Presentation proposals need to be no more than one or two paragraphs in length, stating the proposed title of the presentation, name of the presenter, and a brief description of what will be covered in the presentation. These proposals should be sent via e-mail to Conference host Jean Campbell, jccampb@aol.com prior to June 30, 2016 for consideration.

Once the conference proposals are selected (generally by mid-July) all those whose presentations have been selected will be contacted and asked to submit papers of approximately ten pages (double-spaced) in length, along with graphics, for inclusion in the PsiberDreaming Conference.


Whether you decide to submit a proposal, or volunteer for some enjoyable work with the PsiberCore, or prefer to simply participate in the 24/7 fun for two weeks, you'll want to attend this year's PsiberDreaming Conference. Registration and other conference information will be available online between mid-July and early August. Start telling your friends that First Time IASD Members will receive this conference FREE when they join IASD between August 1 and the end of the conference in October.


• Listen to the interviews with some of our keynotes http://www.asdreams.org/2016/podcasts/

• 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 www.asdreams.org/2016/accommodations/ for information

• Abstracts of the Presentations are NOW POSTED – go to http://www.asdreams.org/2016/abstracts/  You can also find the latest schedule and complete program listing under the Program menu.

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 and past such historic places as the Castle Burg Rode, the streets of Herzogenrath, a nature preserve (Naturschutzgebiet) and the World War II German Siegfried Line.

DREAM ART EXHIBITION • This year’s show will continue through August 31, 2016. The exhibition includes over 100 dream art works and will be displayed in all conference areas, resulting in a unique atmosphere.

Again this year we are offering you the opportunity to vote for your favorite artists in the popular Peoples’ Choice Award – ballots will be available at the Information Table. To help you with your choice, we have provided a slide show of all the accepted art works with their corresponding dream-related statements on the website:  http://www.asdreams.org/2016/2016-dream-art-exhibition/

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.


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.


On November 11-13, 2016, the IASD will host the first Online Dream Research Conference, which will feature nine internationally recognized scholars, including Mark Blagrove, William Domhoff, Tracey Kahan, Michael Schredl, Sophie Schwartz, Robert Stickgold, Erin Wamsley, Jennifer Windt, and Antonio Zadra. Facilitated through Zoom videoconferencing, each day will feature three live videoconferenced presentations, question-and-answer sessions following each event, and online discussion forum exchanges.

All presentations will be archived and available to all participants for 30 days following the conference. APA CEs will be awarded for each event, and will be available to each participant without additional cost. Please visit the Conference website at www.iasdreamresearch.org/moodle regularly to view updates, and plan to join us for an exciting, leading-edge event in the field of dream studies.


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: http://tinyurl.com/IASDeConsentForm 

The signed form can be either snail mailed back to the office address below, or simply scanned/picture attached to an email sent to office@asdreams.org
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,

I am looking forward to catching up with everyone at the annual conference. Our thank-yous to all the regional reps who responded that they would be attending the Regional Luncheon. The conference is always a great opportunity for reps to build the regional network and to meet with regional members. If you want to connect with your local regional rep, the IASD website includes a list of names of regional reps. This information is also included in the IASD 2016 conference booklet. If you will not be able to make it to the conference this year, conference recordings will be available to order at a later date.

We have had a great lineup of regional events leading up to the conference. Thanks to all of our regional hosts and committee members for all the work that goes into making these events happen. We will be sharing news of more events in our next newsletter. In the meantime, IASD is pleased to announce its support of the Interdisciplinary Research Foundation’s conference program Dreaming Asleep: Dreaming Awake, which takes place in Warsaw on October 7-8 2016. IASD Board Director, Dr Massimo Schinco, is a keynote speaker at this event.

(Look for photos in the left column)

As with past programs, the Montreal Regional Event proved very popular – attracting over 135 participants, with over half of the attendees being first time participants. That is a great outcome. Our second IASD New York regional event was also successful. Visit the IASD Facebook page to see photos of these events.

The San Diego Regional IASD Group has successfully launched. Our thanks to Bonnie Tarwater for submitting the following report:

Our regional event, Creating Global and Local Dream Community with Dr. Steve Aizenstat was a great success, gathering 40 people, many of whom received Clinical Education Units. IASD San Diego joined with Church for our Common Home to co-sponsor the event, which was also supported by the Center for Integrative Psychology at Alliant University who co-sponsored the “Dream Incubation and Sing-along” Friday night program. We look forward to sharing news of more events.

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

Kid Lucid

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