VOLUME 14 / ISSUE 9
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IN THIS ISSUE
2017 IASD Annual International Conference in Anaheim, CA:
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
IASD is currently involved in the creation of two books on dreams, involving
two different publishers, and we wanted to provide a chance for our IASD
Arts community to participate.
If you are interested in having your work being mentioned or featured in either of these areas CLICK HERE to complete the forms.
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IASD MEMBERS COLLABORATE ON NEW BOOK FOR CHILDREN’S DREAMS
The highly anticipated book, Sleep Monsters and Superheroes: Empowering Children Through Creative Dreamplay has just been released by Praeger/ABC-CLIO Publishers. Edited by Clare R. Johnson and Jean M. Campbell, the book includes contributions from IASD members including: Kelly Bulkeley, Ryan Hurd, Tallulah Lyons, Linda H. Mastrangelo, Angel Morgan, Jayne Gackenbach, Martha Taylor, Patricia Garfield, Kate Adams, David Gordon and Dani Vedros. Authors have contributed chapters from across several disciplines, revealing how dreams can aid and empower children in daily life.
LUCID DREAMING MAGAZINE FOCUSES ON ENGAGING INNER AWARENESS
Do lucid dreamers contact an inner awareness when they ignore dream figures, shout out questions to their subconscious, and then receive a response? The free online magazine, Lucid Dreaming Experience, explores this question in their latest issue at www.DreamingLucid.com IASD members contributing articles include Ed Kellogg, Robert Waggoner, Melinda Ziemer and others.
WEBB PUBLISHES NEW BOOK ON DREAMS AND MUSIC
In addition to having the honor to recently offer 11 invited international presentations, music performances, and media interviews on creative and lucid dreaming, Craig Webb celebrated the birth of his 300-page newborn on Sept. 9th: The Dreams Behind the Music: Learn Creative Dreaming as 100+ Top Artists Reveal their Breakthrough Inspirations. Please CLICK HERE
In this issue of Hot Off the Press we will be focusing on dreams and blindness. 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.
WHAT DO BLIND PEOPLE ‘SEE’ WHEN THEY DREAM? BY TIBI PUIU
For most of us blessed with sight, living with blindness is
incomprehensible. Sure, you can shut your eyes for a moment – you can
even blindfold yourself for a week – but you still wouldn’t come close
to the actual thing. Just as incomprehensible as the waking life of the
blind is the sleeping one. We unconsciously associate dreams with
visuals and take this for granted. But what’s it like for the blind to
HOW DO BLIND PEOPLE DREAM? WE HAVE THE ANSWER BY BROOKE JAMES
Dreams are a vivid perception of a world brought up by people's
subconscious minds. It reflects what we see when we're awake, which
makes blind people’s dreams a wonder to many.
TOTAL SEPTEMBER New and Renewing MEMBERS = 81
TOTAL SEPTEMBER New and Renewing MEMBERS = 81
There is still time to register for IASD's 2016 PsiberDreaming
On November 11-13, 2016, 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.
Call for Presentations – Submission Forms now active online
Venue: The Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove, 12021 Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92840. The venue next year is in a perfect location for attendees who want to arrive or stay over a few days to vacation in southern California or visit the exciting attractions nearby. The hotel is 2.2 miles from Disneyland® park, 9 miles from Knott’s Berry Farm and 18 miles from the beaches. It is accessible from the LAX international airport or the John Wayne Airport (Orange County). We have negotiated the same discount rate for 3 days before and after the conference for attendees who want to take advantage of the local attractions.
The Conference 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 and other special events appropriate to the enjoyment of the location.
Submissions: High quality proposals are invited that fall into any of
the following tracks: Research and Theory; Clinical Approaches;
Dreamwork Practices; Arts and Humanities; Education; Religion,
Spirituality and Philosophy; Extraordinary, Psi and Lucid Dreams; Dreams
and Health; Culture and History; and Mental Imagery. Submission
Categories include: Paper Presentations; Symposia; Panels; Workshops;
Special Events; Morning Dream Groups; and Poster Papers.
Become a volunteer and attend the conference for $60. Application for volunteers is now open on line by CLICKING HERE This year we are looking for volunteers for the Registration/Information Desk, Room Monitors, Audio Visual Support and the Art Exhibit. In lieu of the regular conference fee, volunteers pay an initial non-refundable fee of $160 with $100 returned after the duties are completed (roughly 12 to 14 conference hours of work). The fee covers conference attendance, receptions and the dream ball. Volunteers arrange for their own travel as well as lodging and meals, and other purchases they wish to make such as special event tickets, CEs and recordings.
We are now accepting original art work about or inspired by dreams (visionary or emotional experiences that occurred during sleep). 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. Cash awards will be offered for works chosen from among those accepted for display. Click for entry information.
High quality quantitative and qualitative research proposals are invited
in areas related to dreams and dreaming, including but not limited to:
the biology or neuroscience of dreaming, phenomenological and
psychological studies of dreaming, and such fields as anthropological
and cultural studies. In addition to the standard Call for Grant
Proposals targeted for dream related research, we are pleased to
announce an additional joint research grant activity this year in
cooperation with ACEP (Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology).
This joint activity is interested in studies addressing the application
of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) for treatment of abuse, trauma or
PTSD related nightmares and related quality of sleep factors.
www.dreamscience.org/iasd or to the IASD web site, www.asdreams.org,
and click on the Dream Science Foundation Call for Research Grants icon
for instructions and a submissions outline. All communication is by
email and ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED to
for instructions and submission forms.
Grant funds come from DSF donations matched by a combination of IASD funds plus individual donations. Our ability to advance dream research is therefore limited by the funds we receive. You can help to advance dream research by going to http://www.dreamscience.org/iasd/ and clicking on the “Donate to Grant Fund” button. Don’t forget to check the Dream Research and Dream Research Grant Awards option at the bottom of the donation form.
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 2017 competition! The IASD Board of Trustees will provide the balance of funds.
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. See http://www.asdreams.org/student-awards/ for additional details.
All participants must submit their presentations in electronic form, preferably through email to firstname.lastname@example.org or if necessary by mailing the files, copied to a CD or a DVD, to the IASD office by March 1, 2017.
Mark on any mailed box "OK to leave on porch."
Alternatively, a copy can be faxed to the IASD Office at 1-209-724-0889, or scanned and emailed as an attachment to email@example.com. 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.
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 that 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.
Winners will be announced during the General Membership Meeting at the IASD annual conference, which will be held at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove Hotel, June 16-20, 2017. Check the schedule of conference events to find out the exact date and time.
The Dream Gallery—Moscow, April 21- May 28, 2017
IASD is pleased to announce its support of the International Interdisciplinary Conference: Dream Gallery. The Dream Gallery conference to be held in Moscow on April 21—28 May 28, 2017 is being organized by the Russian Society of Researchers of Dreams (RSRD). IASD members Elena Korabelnikova and Maria Volchenko are serving on the Conference Committee and Elena is also serving as RSRD President.
The aim of the conference is to draw attention to the international
field of dream studies and the traditional culture of dreams in Russia.
It will interweave the themes of science, medicine, art, creativity,
story and Russian fairytales. The Conference is being supported by a
number of institutions including: The Department of Cultural Affairs,
City of Moscow, the Russian National Society of Infant Sleep, the
European Confederation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, the Department
of Neurology, the 1st Moscow State Medical University, and the Moscow
Dreaming Asleep: Dreaming Awake in Warsaw on October 7-8
The Interdisciplinary Research Foundation’s conference: Dreaming Asleep:
Dreaming Awake is taking place in Warsaw on October 7/8 2016. IASD Board
Director, Dr Massimo Schinco is a keynote speaker at this event. The
conference is an IASD supported event; it aims to spark new
conversations about dreams and their role(s) in cultural, social and
personal contexts. Wojciech Owczarski and Massimo Schinco from IASD are
serving on the Scientific Committee; and Adam Anczyc and Cristina
Bottoni, IASD Regional Representatives for Poland and Italy
respectively, will attend and present.
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