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2017 IASD Annual International Conference in Anaheim, CA:

Call for Poster Presentations-Deadline February 15

Special Events

Call for Volunteers

Call for Dream Art Entries

Early Bird Registration
Discounted Presenter Fees-Deadline January 15

Time to Recommend Board Member Nominees

The Ernest Hartmann Award For Student Research

Regional News You Can Use

Featuring IASD Regional Conference “Southern Dreaming”

Deadline for Southern Regional Art Entries is January 30, 2017


IASD Pledge Drive

Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

December Membership Totals

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


As always, the IASD annual Pledge Drive will extend to the end of January 2017. This allows those of you who are working with annual taxes to determine how much you will be able to send to your favorite dream organization; and it allows IASD to remind all dreamers of the importance of maintaining the activities funded by the Pledge Drive. This year, we are hoping to maintain our support of Research Grants; the Ernest Hartmann Student Awards and the Nancy R. Brzeski Art Awards . . . all being impacted by a lack of ongoing funds.  

Please help us preserve the programs which have, in the past fifteen years, attracted so many students, researchers and innovative dream artists!

Donate Now by Clicking Here

Together we can make a difference!


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.


Robert Waggoner’s second book, Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple, has been translated into French as Le Ręve Lucide – Une Approche Simple Et Claire by the publisher, Editions AdA.

If any French speaking members of IASD happen to read this book, Robert would appreciate hearing their comments about the translation. For more information please visit

In this issue of Hot Off the Press we will be focusing on the art of dream journaling. 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.


Although there are many theories about why we dream, most experts agree that keeping a dream journal is an important first step — and valuable source of personal insight — into your inner world. Keeping a daily dream journal can also be an easy and fun way to help you identify recurring patterns, trends and dream symbols, as well as improving your ability to continually remember more dream details (the more you do something, the better you get at “training” your brain), and pointing you towards an aspect of your life that may need some extra attention.



The third book from Los Angeles writer Wendy Ortiz extends this inward trajectory of dream writing to its furthest point: “Bruja” goes so far inward that the waking world doesn’t feature at all. The book collects Ortiz’s dreams over a period of four years, in spare and at times mesmerizing prose. It’s published as a “dreamoir,” which Ortiz defines as: “A literary adventure through the boundaries of memoir, where the self is viewed from a position anchored into the deepest recesses of the mind.” That spatial relationship is crucial: We’re taken to crouch in the undergrowth of Ortiz’s subconscious, catching glimpses of a self projected in shifting constellations.


TOTAL DECEMBER New and renewing MEMBERS = 84


Barbara Bishop
Jerome Braun
Boban Eranimos
Jonson Miller
Estefania Moreno
Douglas Stokes
Robert Thomsen


Anna-Karin Bjorklund
Anne Zulian
Art Funkhouser
Barbara Sadak
Bonnie Mitsch
Bonnie Tarwater
Brenda Lau
Brigitte Holzinger
Carolyn Cobb
Christoph Gassmann
Christopher Cunniffe
Cindy Bishop
Craig Borden
Daniel Erlacher
David Billington
David Kahn
Debbie Weisman
Deborah Kelley-Galin
Deirdre Barrett
Dolores Nurss
Don Kuiken
Eugene Kovalenko
Evelyn Duesbury
George Gillespie
Georgia Haverkampf
H Plesar
Henry Warder
Jacques Montangero
Janet Garrett
Jean Campbell
Johanna King
John Woodford
John Davidson
Joseph De Koninck
Katy Kane
Kim Vergil
Laura Atkinson
Linda Mastrangelo
Lucinda Elgin
Margaret Bowater
Marion Rollings
Marlene King
Martha Taylor
Meredith Sabini
Michelle Samuel
Mohamed Salem
Nancy Brzeski
Parapsychology Foundation
Richard Wilkerson
Robert Gongloff
Ronald Baireuther
Rosa Anwandter
Ryan Hurd
Sandy Olliges
Sherry Puricelli
Stephen Potthoff
Susan Reintjes
Virginia Bennett
Steve Aizenstat
Janice Baylis
Lise Belisle
Helen Carter
Maria Corsi-Cabrera
Gayle Delaney
Rita Dwyer
Kathleen Epperson
Loma K. Flowers
Patricia Garfield
Phyllis A. Greenberg
Stanley Krippner
Stephen Laberge
David C. Oshel
Arthur H.Strock
Jeremy Taylor
John Van Daam
Stephen J. Walsh
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Call for Poster Presentations – Feb 15 Deadline – 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

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 140 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.


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 SmartDreams.net. 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. .

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  

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.


Melinda Ziemer Vice-President and Chair, Nominating Committee  

Make your recommendations for potential IASD Board Member nominees now!   Each year, the IASD Nominating Committee considers a broad spectrum of IASD’s talented membership as candidates in the spring election for Board of Directors. From all the recommendations submitted, the Nominating Committee arrives at a shortlist of 7, which is then approved by the IASD Board of Directors. The full IASD membership then votes for 5 Board positions from the slate of 7.  

Board members serve for three years and, along with the Executive Officers, direct and manage the activities and affairs of IASD. Board members attend meetings at the annual conference, as well as a spring and fall meeting completed through an online facility such as Zoom or a phone call-in.  

All your suggestions are welcome and will be considered. You are welcome to put your own name forward.  

Please note: Only current members of IASD can put forward recommendations for the Board and all nominees must also be members.  

Your suggestion(s) must be received by the Nominating Committee Chair, Melinda Ziemer, drimz@ccpe.org.uk, by January 17th, 2017. Thank you!


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 office@asdreams.org 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 office@asdreams.org. 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

Hello Everyone! We passed the solstice and the light is coming back in the Northern hemisphere and decreasing in tiny bits in the Southern hemisphere, creating balance in the world. 

My name is Susanne van Doorn and I am a Dutch psychologist with a specialization in dreaming. Even though I am trained as a Jungian, I am very interested in all the new ways of working with dreams.

In November I took over the Regional Representatives chair from Susannah Benson, and I would like to thank her very much for doing such an excellent job.

The Regional Reps are the people who bring dreaming near you, sometimes even to your front door. I want to encourage everyone who considers organizing a dream event, with or without support from the IASD, to connect with me. I can give you support and good advice. Together we can bring all the merits of dreaming into the world.

We are looking for ways to organize an event in England, preferably in Wales. If you are interested in participating, you can contact me.

Regional Calendar


Sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Dreams Friday & Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017

Venue: Greenville, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Greenville, SC



Artists from the southeast region of the United States are invited to submit artworks for exhibition in “Southern Dreaming”, a 2017 Juried Dream Art Exhibition that takes place from March 3rd through April 29th. Show Venue: The Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Greenville, SC.

 DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Midnight January 30, 2017 Eastern Time. All entries must be submitted by email to: asoutherndreamingman@gmail.com

The Conference: 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)

Click here 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: http://www.asdreams.org/regionals/2017-new-york-regional/

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.

Please contact our New Regional Rep, Susanne Van Doorn susanne@mindfunda.com

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 dreamnews2@asdreams.org


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: office@asdreams.org

IASD Website:
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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