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2017 IASD Annual International Conference in Anaheim, CA:

Keynote Speakers

Call for Presentations-Deadline December 15!

Call for Volunteers

Call for Dream Art Entries

Early Bird Registration

The Ernest Hartmann Award For Student Research

Regional News You Can Use

Featuring IASD Regional Conference “Southern Dreaming”


IASD Pledge Drive Launched

Call for Artists for Upcoming Dream Book-Deadline December 31

Members Around the World

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

November Membership Total: 34

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


For the past ten years or more, IASD has been providing major incentives to dreamers by way of The Ernest Hartmann Student Awards, the IASD Dream Research Awards, and the Nancy R. Brzeski Art Awards.

The funding for these programs has come from IASD members just like you, donating through our annual Pledge Drive.

This year, however, funds to support these programs have reached a dangerous low, as funders move on or financial situations change.

Would you like to help us save and maintain these dynamic, important programs?

Donate Now to the IASD 2016 Pledge Drive. You will have your choice of donation categories on the Pledge form. As always, donors will be listed on the 2016 Pledge Page online and those who contribute $150 or more will be listed on the page as IASD Patrons

Donate Now by Clicking Here

Together we can make a difference!


IASD is currently involved in the creation of books on dreams and we wanted to provide a chance for our IASD Arts community to participate.

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 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.


Foundations of Mind at UC Berkeley is a serious group of neuroscientists, biologists, quantum physicists, philosophers and consciousness researchers in related fields. Their overarching interest is cognitive science from the neural, informational, metabolic and phenomenal levels.

In collaboration with the University of Ireland, Foundations of Mind warmly invites IASD members, friends and colleagues to register for exciting online courses in: consciousness, biosemiotics, and science and society.

The University of Ireland offers a set of lectures and discussions that penetrate right to the heart of cutting edge science and arts in a variety of fields. At the University of Ireland, we are emphatically for education, not inculcation. Ireland has a tradition of schooled thought dating back at least 5,000 years, where sophisticated buildings with complex astronomical alignments were built at sites like Newgrange. We are the first college in Ireland to offer a bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science, which is the scientific study of mind.

These courses start January 3, 2017, and are free of charge for full-time students. To learn more about course descriptions and sign up to enroll, please visit us


During four recent media interviews/presentations across the nation, Craig Webb shared how little-known dreams guided the well-known public figures from his new book The Dreams Behind the Music: Learn Creative Dreaming as 100+ Top Artists Reveal their Breakthrough Inspirations, including powerful creative dreams, lucid dreams, and warning dreams.

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


This is the fourth episode in the Telegraph video series, What Your Dreams Mean, that reveals the hidden meanings behind eight of the most regularly occurring dreams and suggests what they could represent in your day-to-day life. In the video, psychologist and dreams expert Ian Wallace interprets what it means when you dream about having the ability to fly.



This blog explores the concept of how we fly in our dreams could be directly correlated with how we think.


TOTAL NOVEMBER New and renewing MEMBERS = 34


Tia-Marie Brown
Lydia Degarrod
Vincent Jackson
Ronald Long
Celia Marion
PasQuale Ourtane-Krul
Eva Rider


Mark Anderson
Susan Anderson
Kate Niederhoffer
Jane Simon
Luc Therrien
Pieter de Jong
Meredith Eastwood
Diana McKendree
Paul Lippmann
Monique Seguin
Anna Nandraziova
Linda Schiller
Katja Valli
Alan Underwood
Merrill Hawkins
George Leute
Donna Mazzola
Donald Curran
Weaver Sjolander
Jacquie Lewis
Line Salvesen
Bruce Blair
Brenda Mallon
Timothy Storlie
Claude Desloges
Diana Thompson
3 Anonymous


15 December 2016

Call for Presentations – Submission Forms now active online
Discounted Presenter Fees – register by 31 December
Register Early for discounted Conference and Hotel rates
Call for Volunteers applications now open online
Call for Art – Entry form now active online
• 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, 

Gayle Delaney, PhD: Dreams: CT Scans Your Love Life. Gayle 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.

Jeremy Taylor, DMin: The Many Layers of Dreaming – Avoiding Premature Closure. Jeremy is past President and a co-founder 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” and “The Living Labyrinth”

Patricia Garfield, PhD: Mapping Your Dream Themes. Patricia is a past President and a co-founder of IASD. She is author of the bestseller Creative Dreaming and 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.

G. William Domhoff, PhD: Seven Surprising Discoveries That Changed My Thinking about Dreams is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor in the departments of psychology and sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is author of The Emergence of Dreaming, The Scientific Study of Dreams, Finding Meaning in Dreams and The Mystique of Dreams.

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.


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.

Susanne Van Doorn, Regional News Chair

Sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Dreams

Friday & Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017

Venue: Greenville, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Greenville, SC

Hosts Benjamin Whitehurst and Deborah Armstrong 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 workshops. This conference explores dreaming from diverse perspectives – from neuroscience to psychology to spirituality to arts and culture. This is not just a talking conference – it is filled with workshops and morning dream groups, and you will have time to meet and relax with your fellow dreamers at several dream-themed special events. 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.

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:

• Workshops: Robert Gongloff (Themework); Robert Hoss (Transformational Dreamwork); Jennie Wakefield (Inner Dialogues); Benjamin Whitehurst (Dream Circling)
• Keynote Panel (Dreams and Spirituality): Allen Proctor opening with Justina Lasley & Tallulah Lyons panelists
• Special Event: Music + Drum Circle + Ecstatic Dance

• Morning Dream Groups and Guided Meditations: Steve Barrell, Jennie Wakefield, Tallulah Lyons, and Mary McGee
• Keynote Symposium: Robert Hoss (Science & Psychology of Dreaming), Robert Waggoner (Lucid Dreaming), Deborah Armstrong (Dreaming as a Fundamental Experience in Being)
• 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!
• Dream Film Festival (Original short films by local students)
• Special Closing Event: Theater Performance (Harriet Tubman's Dreams)

Go to  for information and registration. Fees include consideration for IASD members, students, low income and early registration discounts.

The Dream Gallery—Moscow, April 21-May 28, 2017

Deadline for Presentations is December 23, 2016

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.

Regional Conference of the IASD in New York City -
May 13 2017

Dream Creations: Film Art and Poetry

In the film, Dreams, Kurosawa has van Gogh tell the young artist to take in a scene from nature and let it paint itself, like in a dream. The unconscious can also write itself, film itself, and create a new reality. Wilfred Bion says the therapist dreams the patient. Come dream with us and create a conference:

Please check the IASD website for up-to-date names and contact information for the regional representative in your area. The Regional Representative webpage (embed is divided into regions, making your search more user-friendly.

Please contact our New Regional Rep, 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 2016.
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.

To subscribe to the IASD Dream-News: 

To change your E-mail address: 

Please direct any technical problems to Richard Wilkerson at the IASD office:

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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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