2016 May 7 | New York City Regional

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Regional Conference of the IASD in New York City
May 7, 2016

What is the source of dreams? Is there a dreamer who dreams and broadcasts like a radio station, and a dreamer who receives like a radio set? James Grotstein, the psychoanalyst, who died last year, proposed in his book, ‘Who is the Dreamer Who Dreams the Dream’ that there is a divine dreamer and a mortal dreamer who understands. This conference will explore the possibilities of communication between a Self, either internal or external, and an ego in dream.

National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP)
40 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011.

NPAP is located on West 13th Street, between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas), in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan.

Nearby parking facilities:
13th Street, between 5th & 6th Ave (garage)
13th Street, between 6th & 7th Ave (garage)

Subway stops:
L, F (14th Street & 6th Avenue station)
L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, 6 (14th Street – Union Square station)
1, 2, 3 (14th Street & 7th Avenue station)
A, C, E (14th Street & 8th Avenue station)
A, C, E, F, V, S (West 4th St – Washington Square station)

Lou Hagood.


DATE Member Non-member Student / Low Income (Member) Student / Low Income (Non-Member
After   01.31.2016 $85 $95 $60 $70

Full conference fees include coffee breaks and exclude lunch and dinner.


Refunds for conference fees will be subject to a $20 processing fee. No refunds are offered after May 1.


Intersubjective Dreams and Meaning-Making, Daniel Deslauriers

Dream meaning is often understood as a private experience, with the dreamer viewed as the final arbiter. This presentation discusses how dream meaning often arises from an intersubjective space as interaction between two or more people in a participatory manner. Different forms of intersubjectivity are discussed in dreamwork. An integral approach to dreams pays attention not only to the objective (scientific) aspects of dreams or the subjective process in meaning-making but also to the context of intersubjective domains within which we are embedded. This “2nd person approach” to knowledge engages a wide array of phenomena and practices. This presentation will explore the pervasiveness of the intersubjective nature of meaning making when dreams enter the relational field (therapeutics or other). We will discuss particular dimensions of intersubjectivity such as the contexts of dream telling, projection and intimacy. Less recognized phenomena such as empathy, social current concerns, and dream sharing for the sake of relational problem solving will also be explored.

Daniel Deslauriers-, Ph.D., Professor, Transformative Studies Doctorate at CIIS, San Francisco, and former Director of the East-West Psychology Program. He is the co-founder of the Montreal Center for study of dreams. He co-authored Integral Dreaming, SUNY Press (with Fariba Bogzaran) and Le rêve: sa nature, sa fonction et une méthode d’analyse (with George Baylor). He has authored several articles on dreams, spiritual intelligence, and lately on dance. At CIIS, he directs doctoral projects using narrative and Arts-Based research methods

Lucidity, Dreams and Mystical Experiences, Fariba Bogzaran, PhD.

Dreaming provides a vast repertoire of experiences. This includes extraordinary and impactful dreams that go beyond the realm of the familiar. These transpersonal dreams open the dreamer to novel realms of being. This presentation discusses mystical experiences within dreams; the role of the self within such phenomena; the challenge of integration of the experiences in waking, and how to address such experiences within
the context of psychotherapy.

Fariba Bogzaran, PhD (East-West Psychology), scientist/artist has been teaching dream studies internationally since 1984. She founded (1996) and directed the graduate level Dream Studies program at John F. Kennedy University. She conducted the first scientific incubation study on lucid dreaming and transpersonal experiences (1988) and continues her research on the subject through methods of phenomenology and art-based research
(1992-present). She is the co-author of two major academic books on dreams, “Extraordinary Dreams” and “Integral Dreaming,” both published by State University of New York Press (SUNY).

Who is the Dreamer, Lou Hagood

In the year 2000, one hundred years after Freud’s “The Interpretation of Dreams,” James Grotstein’s “Who Is the Dreamer Who Dreams the Dream?” appeared. In his book, Grotstein proposes a dreamer who dreams the dream and a dreamer who understands the dream. These two are much like the hero and chorus in Greek tragedy, or mother and child in play. In this presentation I attempt to “play” with the Dreamer Who dreams with dream-incubation questions.

Lou Hagood is a Licensed Psychoanalyst who has been working with dreams one-on-one and in dream-sharing groups for fifteen years. He was trained at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis in New York, led dream-sharing groups at the IASD annual conference in Washington and at the Institute for Noetic Sciences in New York. He has also taught dream courses and led dream-sharing groups at his training institute and presented at IASD annual conferences and at PsiberDreaming online conferences.

Interacting with the Self in Dreams and Lucid Dreams, Robert Waggoner.

Consciously aware of dreaming within a lucid dream, you can explore the dream state, interact with dream figures and according to some lucid dreamers, actively engage another responsive layer of Self. In this presentation, we will investigate how dreamers and lucid dreamers sometimes engage this other layer of apparent self awareness, and how it responds. Have lucid dreamers consciously engaged or stumbled upon a Jung-like, non-visible Self?

Robert Waggoner is author of the acclaimed book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self (now in its 9th printing), co-author of Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple (Jan. 2015) and co-editor of the magazine, Lucid Dreaming Experience and a past president of IASD. In 1975, he taught himself how to lucid dream, or become consciously aware within the dream state. Now, he speaks at universities, conferences and workshops worldwide on lucid dreaming’s extraordinary potential.

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Can there be a conscious communication in our dreams between our Divine Essence as guide and our personal self as recipient?-Nigel Hamilton

Numerous dream reports indicate the presence of a greater Self in the dreams,acting as a transcendental source and yet being very present as a figure within the dreamer’s dreamworld. In this presentation, several remarkable individual dream examples of direct communications between the dreamer and the guiding source, in which the latter seems to have orchestrated the dream,will be presented and discussed with the audience so as give a clearer sense of who dreams the dream and who is the dreamer.

Director of the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education and Dream Research Institute (DRI), a Transpersonal Psychotherapy Training Centre and Clinic in London, where he lectures and practices as a Psychotherapist; UK representative for Sufi Order international; originally trained as a Physicist, working at the MIT for the use of light in Energy Storage Research


Michael Vannoy Adams, D. Phil.

Is the dream an elaborate disguise? Freud says yes; Jung says no. For Freud, the dream is a hoax – a Fiji Mermaid – a fish’s tail, a monkey’s head, and P.T. Barnum’s needle-and-thread stitches. The dream is a fraudulently deceptive appearance. It is not what it seems to be. For Jung, the dream is a Duck-Billed Platypus. Jung says that however peculiar, even implausible the dream seems to be, it is what it is: “Is there anything in nature that is other than what it is? For instance, the duck-billed platypus, that original monster which no zoologist would ever have invented, is it not just what it is? The dream is a normal and natural phenomenon, which is certainly just what it is.”

Michael Vannoy Adams, D.Phil., is an internationally prominent Jungian psychoanalyst in Greenwich Village. He is a clinical associate professor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is the author of four important books – most recently, in 2014, For Love of the Imagination: Interdisciplinary Applications of Jungian Psychoanalysis. The other three books are The Fantasy Principle, The Mythological Unconscious, and The Multicultural Imagination. He taught a course on dream interpretation at the New School for 30 years. He is the recipient of three Gradiva Awards from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. He has been a Marshall scholar in England and a Fulbright senior lecturer in India. He is a painter with a special interest in dada and surrealism, Duchamp and Dali.


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Welcome & Who is the Dreamer?-Lou Hagood

9:45- 10:00
Coffee Break

10:00- 10:45
Interacting with the Self in Dreams and Lucid Dreams- Robert Waggoner

10:45- 11:00
Coffee Break

11:00- 12:00
The Dream as a Duckbilled Platypus:  Why Freud was Wrong, and Why Jung was Right – Michael Vannoy Adams, D. Phil.


2:00- 2:45
Intersubjective Dreams and Meaning-Making, Daniel Deslauriers

2:45- 3:00
Coffee Break

Lucidity, Dreams and Mystical Experiences-Fariba Bogzaran

Coffee Break

Can there be a conscious communication in our dreams between our Divine Essence as guide and our personal self as recipient?-Nigel Hamilton

Lou Hagood louishagood@gmail.com