MARCH 2017
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2017 IASD Annual International Conference in Anaheim, CA:

Special Events

Disney Ticket Increase after March 11

Call for Volunteers

Call for Dream Art Entries – Deadline is March 15, 2017

Early Bird Registration

IASD Board Vote

Regional News You Can Use


IASD Video Premiere
Members in the Media

Hot off the Press

February Membership Total: 39

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


The membership committee is pleased to announce the release of our very first IASD promotional video. We'd like to express our sincere gratitude to professional film-maker, Christine Anderson, for producing it.

Christine originally made her mark in the television industry, part of an “elite club” as a sought after multi-camera director, videographer, and producer before establishing her business as a private contractor. We’re very fortunate that Christine is also a “big dreamer.” Her understanding and passion for dreams comes through as she weaves individual interviews together to create one message of enthusiasm and support for IASD’s unique community for dreamers worldwide.

IASD has short and long-term initiatives for video use, beginning with promotions for conference attendance. Join us for the big premiere! Watch the video now and feel free to share it with your friends and colleagues. New members who join today can save up to $310 on conferences in April, May, and June.


Josie Malinowski is conducting research exploring dreamwork and is looking for people to take part in her study. Anyone who has done any kind of dreamwork (whether in a group or on their own), can apply to take part - as long as they are based in the UK. The session would last about two hours and would be held at the University of East London, at the Stratford campus. Travel expenses, will be paid for if you're in mainland UK.

More information can be viewed here. If you're interested in taking part, please email Josie on


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.


Craig Sim Webb had the honor to be interviewed for Kentucky TV channel 6, two radio shows (including iHeart radio), as well as to offer an invited presentation about dream creativity based on his new book "The Dreams Behind the Music" for a large audience of music lovers and others in Toronto on March 4, 2017 as part of a new music concert series.

In this issue of Hot Off the Press we will be focusing on déjà vu and 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.


Dreams can and DO come true. But it is a bit more complex than you may think, and many who have not experienced dreams like this can find it confusing. How is it possible for dreams to come true? This article will explore a personal account of déjà vu and precognitive dreams.



Déjà Vu is a feeling of having a memory but without any facts to support that you experienced it before. One theory is that thoughts just pop into your mind, so this could be the result of a false memory playing tricks on your mind. Others say that it is déjà vu and it tends to happen to people who tend to be more spiritual, introspective or into meditating because they're looking for meaning in their dreams.





Robert Freeman

Victoria Freeman
Mary Chan
Kim Colvin
Melissa Fernandez-Forbes
Katarzyna Kaminska
Kate Niederhoffer
Linda Scott
Julie Van Brasch
Emily Batchelder
Susan Harvey
Tadas Stumbrys
Carol Breiling
Bryony Shaw


Robert Hoss
Lynne Hoss
Pamela Gliksman
George Gliksman
Meredith Sabini /The Dream Institute of Northern California
Karen Boileau
Sylvia Green-Guenette
Lesley Hamlyn
Ted Hiebert
Patricia Kampmeier
Jennifer Lukomski
Carol Held
Therezinha Leite
Mary Pat Lynch
Rita Domnitz
Paul Giurlanda
Nnaoke Ufere
Mary-Therese Dombeck
Tina Tau
Karen Melady
Bob Cole
Robert Waggoner
Kelly Bulkeley
Walter Smith
Jody Gardner
Sheri Kling
Heather Dawn
1 Anonymous



Discounted Disneyland(r) tickets now available to conference attendees on any dates between June 13th – 24th, 2017. For information click here or go to tickets  Disney increases prices on March 11th, so order early to receive the best available discount.
• Register by April 15 for discounted early bird conference fees
• Register now for discounted hotel rooms (many rooms now available but the block is limited)
Call for Volunteers apply online – a few positions open
Call for Art – Deadline NOW March 15

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 Disneyland® 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, a “dream hike” along the beach and canyons, and the ever popular costume Dream Ball.


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

Stanley Krippner, PhD: Shamanic Dreamwalkers: Teachers or Tricksters? Dr. Krippner is professor of psychology at Saybrook University, San Francisco. He was a past president of IASD, former Director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory in Brooklyn NY, and recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology in 2002.

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  


The 2017 Juried Dream Art Exhibition will be held in conjunction with the annual conference at Anaheim. New due date: March 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, IASD Vice-President and Nominating Committee Chair

Each year, five Member-elected Board members complete their three-year term as IASD Directors and our members vote for five new Directors.

At its March 2017 meeting, the IASD Board of Directors approved the slate of candidates recommended by the Nominating Committee for the five vacancies effective June 2017.

The following seven IASD candidates have been invited to run in IASD’s election: Walter Berry (USA), Athena Kolinski (USA), George Leute (USA), Linda Mastrangelo (USA), Angel Morgan (USA), Julie Sparrow (USA), Tadas Stumbrys (Lithuania). From these seven candidates, the five with the most votes will be announced at the General Membership Meeting at the Anaheim, CA, conference, Sunday, June 18th, 2017.

The Board of Directors has also approved the appointment of three new directors: Bob Hoss, David Kahn, and Anna Karin-Bjorklund.

Additionally, the Board of Directors has approved the new slate of IASD Officers for 2017 – 2018: President, Sherry Puricelli; Board Chair, Laurel Clark; Vice President, Clare Johnson; Secretary, Anna Karin-Bjorklund; and Treasurer, Robert Waggoner.

All new Member-elected and Board-appointed Directors as well as IASD Officers will begin their terms during IASD’s annual conference at the first board meeting on Friday, June 16, 2017.

We look forward to receiving your vote for the new Member-elected Board Members!

Please note that only current members of IASD can vote for Board Members.

To cast your vote please visit 2017 Time to Vote, where you will find bios and photos of the candidates and Officers.

Susanne van Doorn, Regional News Chair

Hallo Everyone!

After a season of much snow, the light is about to return in the Northern hemisphere. My dreams are filled with positive images of finding my path. I hope your dreams encourage you as well. At times like this, we dreamers must stand together and focus on all the light we are able to distribute in the world, even if it is just small, like a smile to a stranger on the street.

We are looking forward to two upcoming events in April and May; one is the Southern Dreaming Regional Conference.

Dreams are modern myths, filled with archetypes. On May 13 there is the Dream Creations, Film art and Poetry event in New York.

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

• View a short (90 second) video about Southern Dreaming 

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.

Dream Art Exhibit: Artists from the southeast region of the United States are invited to submit artworks for exhibition in “Southern Dreaming”, a 292017 Juried Dream Art Exhibition that takes place from March 3rd through April. Show Venue: The Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Greenville, SC.

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.

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 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:

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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