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Still Time to Register for IASD’s First Online Dream Research Conference

2017 IASD Annual International Conference in Anaheim, CA:

Keynote Speakers Special Event Announced

Call for Presentations

Call for Volunteers

Call for Dream Art Entries

Early Bird Registration

IASD Regional Conference “Southern Dreaming” Announced

The Ernest Hartmann Award For Student Research

Regional News You Can Use


IASD Pledge Drive Launched

Call for Artists for Two Upcoming Dream Books

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

October 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


Be ready to lend your support to IASD's award programs this year: Dream Research Awards, Student Awards, and Art Awards are some of the many things we are able to do with your assistance.

This year's annual Pledge Drive will be initiated in mid-November and extend until the end of January, 2017. We would like to make or exceed a goal of $10,000.

Together we can make a difference!


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.

Dreams that Change Our Lives – deadline 15 November 2016: This book is in final draft, with chapters compiled into 9 sections that follow the journey of life from beginning to end and beyond. We are now looking for original art work that will represent the topics of those section separator pages which are: 1) The Journey; 2) The Journey Begins; 3) Life Changes; 4) Taking Charge; 5) Healing; 6) Creative Wisdom Within; 7) Spiritual Guidance; 8) Reaching Beyond the Senses; and 9) Journey's End and Beyond.

If you are interested in having your art displayed in this book click here and submit a sample of what you would like us to consider. You may submit multiple images – just follow the directions on the form. Art will be converted to gray scale (if not already), and selection will be influenced by its representation of the theme and may involve our publisher as well as IASD.

Dreams: A Tutorial Reference (tentative title) – deadline is December 31, 2016 – will examine all aspects of dreaming, from science and psychology to culture and the arts. To understand how art is typically used in therapy and as inspiration from dreams, we are surveying our IASD artist community – the results of which will be summarized and compiled into two separate chapters. The survey asks for short summaries from our artists as to how they use art in one or both of these ways and what process they go through.
If you are interested in having your work being mentioned or featured in either of these areas click here and complete the forms there. 


Would you like to continue to support IASD? Try AmazonSmile, an easy way to give money without the stress. Click here to 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 Nov. 9 beginning at 2pm ET, join the Reddit Dreams community and guest Jean Campbell for a fascinating AMA ("Ask Me Anything") about how to work with children's dreams. Jean will take your questions about dreamwork and discuss her recently published book, Sleep Monsters and Superheroes: Empowering Children Through Creative Dreamplay. Jean and her co-editor Clare Johnson brought together leading experts to contribute to what is surely THE go-to book for everyone who desires to enhance and enrich the lives of children.

Just visit  A live link to the online discussion will be posted at 2pm on the day of the AMA, and will be found at the top of the page. Just click and go. A free account is required to ask questions and leave comments.

In this issue of Hot Off the Press we will be focusing on sleep disorders. 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.


Sleep is an indispensable normal physiology of the human body fundamental for healthy functioning. It has been observed that Parkinson's disease (PD) not only exhibits motor symptoms, but also non-motor symptoms such as metabolic irregularities, altered olfaction, cardiovascular dysfunction, gastrointestinal complications, and especially sleep disorders which is the focus of this review.



Ever shouted at your partner while you slept, or woken up unable to move? From apnea to exploding heads, here are some strange things that go bump in the night.


Total October New and Renewing Members = 45

New Members = 9

Ida Adams
Barbara Allen
So Jon
Mary Kay Kasper
Sune Pederson
Marybeth Haas
Kristoffer Appel
Charlotte Crabaugh
Karen Konkoly

Renewing Members = 36

Jeffrey Adams
John Allen
Susan Allen
Bonnie Buckner
Ron Bugaj
Debra Carroll
Allen Cohen
John Corbett
Fernando de Pablos
Nicoline Douwes Ise
Judy Gardiner
Nigel Hamilton
Sven Hedenrud
Dora Ives
Barbara Koning
Kelly Lydick
Carol Manning
Shirley McNeal
Ave Minajeva
Dorothy Renner
John Rowe
Suzanne Saldarini
Seyta Selter
Patricia Spangler
Walter Stover
Bruce Blair
Amy Campion
Janet Dennett
Brenda Ferrimani
Lise Robillard
Wilka Roig
Sandra St. John
Loretta Westbrook
Shuhei Enomoto
Susan Gabrielle
Patricia Aw O'Luanaigh
1 Anonymous

New Members = 33

Larry Hudson
Deborah Hudson
Karim Bou Said
Abbie Cotrell
Ellen Garfield
Lucy Mathews Heegaard
Patricia Heras
Tracy Jessen
Carol Martin
Zsofia Maurer
Ranna McNeil
Karen Mosby
rupali parashar
Pat Precin
Sheldon Purdy
Jessie Shen Huxley
Teresa Smithers
Becky Steele
Juliet Adams
Christine Anderson
Julie Balster
Laurie Biswell
Nicole Cooley
Heather Dawn
Roberta Hinds
William Leifer
Gloria Reiser
7 Anonymous


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.

All presentations will be archived and available to participants for 30 days following the conference. The International Association for the Study of Dreams is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Association for the Study of Dreams maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Please visit the Conference website at regularly to view updates, and plan to join us for an exciting, leading edge event in the field of dream studies.


Call for Presentations – Submission Forms now active online 
Register Early for discounted Conference and Hotel rates
Call for Volunteers applications now open online
Call for Art – Entry form now active online
• Keynotes Announced – See Below
• New Special Events to Watch For – Disney Ticket Deep Discount Post-Conference and Dinner time Dream Film Fests – keep an eye on the Conference Web Site for developments

Keynote Announcement

This year we are featuring four keynotes who are not only world-renowned authors and pioneers in dream studies, but three of whom are founders of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and a fourth has been a leading force in the field of dream research.

Gayle Delaney, PhD, Jeremy Taylor, DMin, Patricia Garfield, PhD, G. William Domhoff, PhD, 

Dreams: CT Scans Your Love Life.

Gayle Delaney, PhD was the Founding President and a Co-Founder of IASD, and is Co-Director of the Delaney & Flowers Dream Center She is Creator of the Dream Interview method and author of Living Your Dreams, Sensual Dreaming, All about Dreams, and Breakthrough Dreaming. Gayle’s work teaching secular, metaphor-based, interpretation has led her to wish all people would intelligently consult their dreams before choosing a new or a first mate!

The Many Layers of Dreaming – Avoiding Premature Closure

Jeremy Taylor, DMin is past President and co-founders of IASD, the founder/director of the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work, serves on the Board of the Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries, and is the author of many globally influential books in the field including: “The Wisdom of Your Dreams - Using Dreams to Tap Into Your Unconscious and Transform Your Life” and “The Living Labyrinth, Exploring Universal Themes in Myths, Dreams, and the Symbolism of Waking Life.”

Mapping Your Dream Themes

Patricia Garfield, PhD is past President and a co-founder of IASD. Dr. Garfield holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Temple University (1968). Her bestseller Creative Dreaming (1974, 1991) is still in print; available in 15 languages, it is considered a classic. She has written more than a dozen other books on dreams on such topics as: nightmares; children’s dreams; women’s dreams; healing through dreams; grief dreams; and dream-related art. Her fictional books for children include 2016’s Lavender in Larkspur: Katie’s Dream of Romance.

Seven Surprising Discoveries That Changed My Thinking about Dreams

G. William Domhoff, PhD is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor in the departments of psychology and sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he has been teaching since 1965. He is author of the forthcoming book The Emergence of Dreaming: Mind-Wandering, Embodied Simulation, and the Default Network; The Scientific Study of Dreams: Neural Networks, Cognitive Development, and Content Analysis; Finding Meaning in Dreams: A Quantitative Approach; and The Mystique of Dreams: The Search For Utopia Through Senoi Dream Theory.

Venue: The Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove, 12021 Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92840. This is 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 DisneylandŽ park, 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.

Submission Deadline is December 15, 2016.

 High quality proposals for papers, posters, panels, symposia and workshops are invited for 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. All submissions must be made online at

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – Application Open Online

Become a volunteer and attend the conference for $60 ($160 initial fee with $100 returned after roughly 12 to 14 hours of duties are completed). Application for volunteers is now open on line by CLICKING HERE  Positions are open for the Registration/Information Desk, Room Monitors and Audio Visual Support.

CALL FOR DREAM ART ENTRIES – Application Open Online

The 2017 Juried Dream Art Exhibition will be held in conjunction with the annual conference at Anaheim. Deadline: February 15, 2017. 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. Click for entry information.


Sponsored by the
International Association for the Study of Dreams
Friday & Saturday, April 28th and 29th, 2017
Venue: Greenville, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,
Greenville, SC

Dreaming is a natural human experience, nature’s way to restore psychological balance. Dreams inspire invention and creative expression and evoke deeply personal spiritual experiences. This conference explores dreaming from diverse perspectives – from neuroscience to psychology to spirituality to arts and culture. We hope to inform and inspire dreamers of all ages and backgrounds, as well as those who use dreams in their work, such as therapists, pastors, artists, writers, musicians, and medical practitioners.

We invite you to become part of the southern network of dreamers at this two-day conference, which begins Friday morning with workshops on exploring your own dreams and continues through Saturday with a full lineup of keynote speakers, special events and world-class workshops. Keynotes include the science and psychology of dreaming, lucid dreaming, dreamwork in spiritual organizations, and dreamwork in southern US culture. This is not just a talking conference – you will have time to meet and relax with your fellow dreamers at several dream-themed special events: a short-film festival, a visual art exhibition, a theatrical performance, early morning dream groups, and a special drumming circle/ecstatic dance event on Friday night!

CEs will be offered for certain sessions; IASD is the provider of CE Credits, and is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IASD maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Preliminary Lineup of Events
● Friday Workshops: Robert Gongloff (Themework); Robert Hoss (Transformational Dreamwork); Jennie Wakefield (Inner Dialogues); Benjamin Whitehurst (Dream Circling)
● Friday Evening:
Speaker Panel on Dreams and Spirituality (Allen Proctor opening)
Music + Drum Circle + Ecstatic Dance
● Saturday Morning Dream Groups and Guided Meditations: Steve Barrell, Jennie Wakefield, Tallulah Lyons, and Mary McGee
● Saturday Keynote Symposium: Robert Hoss (Science & Psychology of Dreaming), Robert Waggoner (Lucid Dreaming), Deborah Armstrong (Dreaming as a Fundamental Experience in Being)
● Saturday Workshops: Justina Lasley (Use Your Dreams to Change Your Life), Tallulah Lyons; (Dreams: Keystone to Healing Practices)
● Dream Art Exhibition & Workshop Series: Anne Reese (Expressive Dream Collage); Mark Raymond Anderson (Drawing from the Well of Dreams); and more!
● Saturday Dream Film Festival (Original short films by local students)
● Saturday Special Closing Event: Theater Performance (Harriet Tubman's Dreams)

Hosts Benjamin Whitehurst (Durham, NC) and Deborah Armstrong (Greenville, SC) welcome you.

Go to  for information and registration as it becomes available.
Fees will include consideration for IASD members, students, low income and early registration discounts.


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 for additional details.

All participants must submit their presentations in electronic form, preferably through email to or if necessary by mailing the files, copied to a CD or a DVD, to the IASD office by March 1, 2017.

IASD-Student Research
1672 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 USA

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 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.

Susannah Benson, past IASD President

Hello Everyone!

With the onset of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the South there has been a flurry of activity. The very popular annual online PsiberDreaming Conference which has just finished brought together over 200 members from 34 countries. This event, which is looked forward to by many of our members, continues to attract many new members.

We have an exciting 2-day regional conference, Southern Dreaming, coming up in Greenville South Carolina on April 28-29, 2017. Presenters include: Robert Hoss, Robert Gongloff, Jennie Wakefield, Benjamin Whitehurst, Justina Lasley, Tallulah Lyons, Mary McGee, Robert Waggoner, Anne Reese, and Steve Barrell. Further details are available elsewhere in this newsletter.

Magloire Aguirre, Regional Rep from Bogota, Columbia is interested in hosting an event in the region and would like to hear from other members who are interested in collaborating.

I would also like to announce that I will be stepping down from the Regional Chair post and to introduce Susanne van Doorn, our Regional Rep from the Netherlands, who will be the new Regional Chair. Susanne is a member of the Netherlands Dream Association and the IASD Regional Events Committee, and is known to many of us through her involvement in other IASD activities. Welcome, Susanne.

It has been a pleasure to get to know so many of our regional reps and to hear about the wide range of dream interests and activities happening in our international community. I look forward to supporting the ongoing activities of the Regional Committee and network.

Regional Calendar

The Dream Gallery—Moscow, April 21-28 May 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 – 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 Transpersonal Institute.

The conference format offers an exciting program which will be offered over several weeks and provides opportunities for papers, master classes, web seminars, art works. The conference venue is the Moscow State Art Gallery which has excellent technological facilities for live and online presentations.

Translation services will be available for English speaking presenters. The conference committee is interested in hearing from authors whose work has been published in Russian, and in drawing in participation from presenters who can offer online presentations. Call for papers and presentations will be advised by October 3-December 23, 2016.

Dreaming Asleep: Dreaming Awake in Warsaw: UPDATE

Massimo Schinco, a keynote speaker at the conference, provided the following report:

The International Conference: Dreaming Asleep, Dreaming Awake was held in Warsaw, Poland, October 7 and 8. The conference has been organized by the Interdisciplinary Research Foundation (IRF), a small non-profit based in Warsaw, and sponsored by IASD. The invited keynote speaker was Massimo Schinco from Italy, psychotherapist, author, teacher and member of the IASD Board of Directors, who spoke on the subject: Children’s Dreams and Self-Awareness in the Eleogenetic key.

The Conference was successful on a number of levels, attracting an interdisciplinary audience of psychologists, designers, architects, a dance-therapist, musicians, researchers, and narrative scholars, who met and worked together for two days on the subject of dream thought and its unique role in both nocturnal and diurnal creativity. As the IRF Representative, Maria Isaienkova said, “it’s uncommon to see in a conference such a sharing not only of ideas and thinking, but also of feelings and emotions”.

Please contact our New Regional Chair Susanne Van Doorn

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.

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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