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

Call for Volunteers-Still Some Slots Available

Early Bird Registration – New April Deadline

IASD Board Vote

Membership News-What are the Perks?

Regional News You Can Use


IASD’s New Book Launch

Rooting for Rita Dwyer

Hot off the Press

March Membership Total: 42


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



Have you ever awakened from a dream that left you feeling stunned; a dream so vivid or impactful – and so unexpected – that it changes your life from that point forward? Imagine you could ask a question of a dream character, or the dream itself, and watch as a profoundly surprising response appears. Suppose you could take action in your dream to eliminate a recurring nightmare, heal a relationship, or even a physical ailment. The 100 dreamers in the IASD bookDreams That Change Our Lives have!

Two years ago IASD began collecting dream stories from our members and those with an association to IASD, and we have compiled 100 of them into a book that will be available from Chiron in May 2017. These are what might be called big dreams – stories of life changing guidance, insight and healing; some that reach beyond the senses and even beyond death.

They are presented as guideposts along our life's journey, and introduced by 22 internationally acclaimed experts, psychologists, researchers, and best-selling authors from the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD).

The book is available for early order on the Chiron web site at Dreams That Change Our Lives.


Journal entry by Dulcie Miller

Hello all!

We are "reopening" my mom's Caring Bridge as she is again going through a life transition where she can greatly use the love and support of her family and friends.

On Friday April 7th she will be moving to The Gardens Assisted Living in Fair Oaks VA. My mom had quite a bit of cognitive loss when she had the stroke 3 years ago and continues to struggle with memory and speech impairments. So after being in their day program for a few weeks, the family and mom decided she would benefit from getting therapy there full time.

Although this decision is difficult on many levels, ultimately it will provide a wonderful haven and enable her to thrive in ways we cannot provide at home. That being said we are asking her family and friends to write letters and also visit if you are nearby. This will help to ease the transition and allow her to see we are all still Rooting for Rita!! :)

In addition, our Dad could use some support as he will remain at their home on Kingsley. So letters of support and encouragement to him would be awesome as well.

Click here to connect to the website where IASD members could go to share their comments and support. You will need to sign up for the site first to send your messages.

Thank you SO much for loving our mom though these past few tough years, she feels it from near to far and so do we!!

Take care!
The Dwyer Kids


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


In the not too distant future, humans will face a nightmarish reckoning with the emergent dreams of our robotic creations.

That is the darkly prophetic vision of “Westworld,” a sci-fi television series from HBO that premiered in 2016. The ten episodes of the first season tell a multi-dimensional story that revolves in many crucial ways around the revelatory power of dreaming. Without trying to summarize the whole narrative, I would like to highlight the major roles played by dreams in the framing of the story, the unfolding of the plot, and the actions and dialogue of the characters. Dreaming in “Westworld” provides a portal to greater awareness and freedom for humans and androids alike, and the transformative power of this portal leads the characters into violent struggles for its control.



Following in the wake of recent neuroscientific discoveries revealing the importance of dreams for memory consolidation, Google’s AI company DeepMind is pioneering a new technology which allows robots to dream in order to improve their rate of learning. Not surprisingly given the company behind the project, the substance of these AI dreams consists primarily of scenes from Atari Video games. DeepMind’s earliest success involved teaching AI to play ancient videos games like Breakout and Asteroids. But the end game here is for robots to dream about much the same things as humans do – challenging real world situations that play important roles in learning and memory formation.





Richard Hagerty
Barbara Hagerty
Gilbert Ramos
Jeffery Shibley
Chyrese Soubasis
Lincoln Stoller
Maria Devers
2 Anonymous


Milton Kramer
Fradie Kramer
Chris McCleary
Angi Van Engen
Anne Reese
Joseph Reese
Sandy Ginsberg
David Ginsberg
Carol Warner
David Greene
Barbara Bluck
Willem Fermont
Arnold Hook
Laurie Schneider
Rachel Norment
Wojciech Owczarski
Nancy Warfield
Melinda Ziemer
Kenneth Arenson
Alfio Maggiolini
Elizabeth Scanzani
Lisa Rigge
Rolf Jahren
Laurel Clark
Patti Allen
Perrine Ruby
Paula Atwood
Susanne van Doorn
Tracy Stone
Steven Pilgram
Marsha Hudson
Bernard Welt
David Cielak
Diane Greig
Holly Benzenhafer
David Saunders
2 Anonymous


EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT EXTENDED to April 30 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 – wait list is open (opportunity to attend for $60)

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, 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 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.

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.


Just a few more votes and our 2017 vote for the open Board of Directors positions will be complete.

The 2017 IASD Nominating Committee has invited the following seven members to run for the five member-elected three-year board positions that will be vacated as of the June board meeting: 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 conference on Sunday, June 18th, 2017.

The Board of Directors has also appointed 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.

To VOTE NOW for your five top candidates in the 2017 IASD elections for Board of Directors: https://asdreams.org/vote-board-of-directors/

If you haven’t voted yet, and haven’t received an email reminder, that means we probably don’t have your e-consent on file. You can now download this e-consent file print, sign, photo or scan and send that back to office@asdreams.org , and on the same day, get the codes for voting online!


Article by Clare R. Johnson, PhD

Do You Love Dreams? Welcome To IASD, The Global Dream Community!

Are you curious about dreams and want to find out more? Are you excited by lucid dreams, psychotherapy, or dreams in indigenous cultures?

Do you need help with nightmares? Do you want to sleep better and have a happier dreamlife?

IASD can help.

Within the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), everyone belongs. We welcome all cultures and belief systems, and people from every corner of the globe.

When we open up to our dreams and learn to work with them, our lives change for the better.

What can IASD offer you?

We offer online events, dream courses, and fabulous conferences where like-minded people can explore the mysteries of dreaming.

As an IASD member, you’ll get great discounts on all of our enriching dream conferences. You’ll receive our academic journal, Dreaming, and our well-loved, full-color magazine, DreamTime.


You’ll be able to network with IASD members worldwide and access expert advice on all areas of dreams, research, and dreamwork methods.

You’ll be part of a big, diverse dream family.

If you love dreams, join IASD and help us to dream a happier world into being!  www.asdreams.org

Susanne van Doorn, Regional News Chair

With the increase of sunlight in Europe and America, our dreams probably have increased in vividness. In Australia it is autumn, the time to harvest the harvest of the past summer. It is a perfect time for dreaming.
There are two Regional Events where you will be able to meet fellow dreamers. . .

We are looking forward to two upcoming events in April and May; one is the Southern Dreaming Regional Conference, and then 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: https://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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