Global Dreaming News
January 2005If you have news you'd like to share, simply email Harry Bosma at his special address. I can also publish especially European and Asian dream news on the Dreamers United web log, see www.DreamUnit.net if you're curious.
- Old / new year dreaming with Dream-ruyaTurkiye
- History of Dreams course by Richard Wilkerson
- A Ritual DaFuMu for Peace
- Fourth More Lucid Dreams group
- Discount deadline of the IASD conference
- January: Robert Bosnak workshop, California
- February: First meeting Danish association
- October: Dream Writing conference, UK
Books, movies, research:
- Women's Big Dreams by Jennie Hatherley
- Personal bible research
- Virtual Reality research
Old / new year dreaming with Dream-ruyaTurkiye
Our next group experiment will be "Goodbye to 2004 - Welcome to 2005 Dreaming" between 29 December - 3 January. We are thinking of it as a past - future projection, precognitive, psi, lucid, etc. dreaming. We can test the results all next year, as well as look back to last year.
History of Dreams course by Richard Wilkerson
A six week online course about dreams, dreaming and dreamwork from online dreamwork pioneer, Richard Wilkerson.
This delightful class gives you both e-mail essays on the the history of dreams and dream sharing, as well as interactive groups to teach you ways of working and playing with your dreams. Modules arrive twice a week for six weeks, and cover dreams from ancient Thrace to Cyberspace. Some topics include ancient dreamwork, dreams and spirituality, dream anthropology, Freud, Carl Jung, Fritz Perls, the Dreambody, Grassroots dreamwork, lucid dreaming, telepathic and psi dreaming, the latest in dream-brain science and much more.
Six Week Course: $29.99 (US) Register before the 1st of the month. Registration and additional information at http://www.dreamgate.com/class
This is a non-accredited class and there will be no psychotherapy provided. Certificates are available. The dreamwork groups are moderated and you must be at least 18 years old to participate.
A Ritual DaFuMu for Peace
The World Dreams Peace Bridge, on the 15th of each month, is holding a monthly DaFuMu (a collective dream of good fortune: http://www.worlddreamspeacebridge.org/dafumu.htm) to support peace.
On the weekend of 15-17th of March, 2003, there was the largest ever world wide outpouring of a desire for peace ( http://www.globenet.free-online.co.uk/reports/antiwarprotests.htm). On the 15th of each month we can remind ourselves of the enormous potential within people, and call upon the global energy, so clearly displayed on that weekend.
In joining a DaFuMu each month we will be seeking the mandala of peace within the universal mind: learning what it is to be peaceful at a personal level, how to act in a peaceful manner within the world, and accessing and supporting the general mandala of peace available to all people.
A mandala is an image that holds together opposites. It is the image of our human condition in which dark and light both play together. In dreaming towards, and in creating “our” mandala of peace, we are learning how to move with grace in this world of opposites: how to be at peace and how to act with peace.
As Valley says of the mandala of peace:
A dream hologram interweaving the fabric of time with auspicious action. In rythmn with the creative intelligence. In balance with the pulse of life.
Our aim is to use our DaFuMu to help heal the destructive energies so rampant within the world at the moment (see Harry Bosma’s mandala being created as a process of personal healing from dream images: http://alquinte.com/en/healing_dreams/mandala.shtml). The construction of a peace mandala may flow from our dreams.
So, please join in on the 15th of each month. Before sleeping set your intention to dream towards the mandala of peace.
If you feel that your dream has touched upon a symbol that can be used within the mandala of peace we are creating, or on a particular relation of peace, please let us know. Just send your comment, picture or dream to http://www.worlddreamspeacebridge.org/dafumumonthly.htm. To join the World Dreams Peace Bridge discussion group, just send an e-mail to .
Fourth More Lucid Dreams group
Harry Bosma is planning to host a fourth More Lucid Dreams group starting at Saturday, February 5th in 2005. The group will run for four weeks on a password protected online discussion forum. For more information please see the Alquinte website:
Discount deadline of the IASD conference 2005From the International Association for the Study of Dreams Discount Deadline for Berkeley Conference in December!
Hello everyone - I just wanted to remind you that the conference discount ends 31 December 2004 so please register on-line before that date at www.asdreams.org/2005 if you are thinking of attending the IASD 22nd annual conference June 24-28, 2005 at the Doubletree Hotel in Berkeley, California.
The discount is roughly 10% off of our early 2005 rate. Also please send in your responses to the Call for Papers before 31 December if you wish to present. We are going to start processing and scheduling early so please get them to Robert Hoss right away with a copy to Alan Siegel
VENUE The Conference will be held on the San Francisco Bay at the Doubletree Hotel adjacent to the Berkeley Marina. The hotel is in a beautiful quiet waterfront setting across the bay from the Golden Gate Bridge, and offers spectacular views of the Bay and marina. The site offers a wildlife sanctuary, and large waterfront park, plus ready access to Berkeley and the 4th street shops and restaurants. The San Francisco Bay Area is an ideal cool and sunny summer vacation spot, and with the 4th of July fireworks displays at the marina the weekend following the conference, it makes for a perfect time to stay and vacation in the Bay Area. For that reason the hotel is offering a special vacation package for the 4th of July weekend in addition to the discounted group rates for the Conference.
Jan - Robert Bosnak workshop, California
Embodied Dream Imagery with Robert Bosnak, Psy A.
"In this experiential workshop, participants will learn to use dreamwork techniques that give access to embodied states otherwise unconscious. Through incubation methods, participants will learn to seed their dream life and access material relevant to their intentions. This workshop is designed for therapists, people with physical illness wishing to approach their illness through dreams, and artists who want to deepen their involvement with their art."
$350 General Admission
Special Prices and Meals available
Pacifica Graduate Institute Public Programs
249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013
1-805-969-3626, ext 103
Feb - First meeting Danish association
This message is meant especially for people who are Danish or living in Denmark and interested in dreams.
We are a group of danes who are establishing a danish "branch" of ASD called "Danish Association for the Study of Dreams" or "Foreningen for studiet af Drømme".
Our first general meeting is going to be held in Copenhagen in February. Anyone who is interested is welcome.
You can read the (Danish language) invitation on our web site http://www.ffsd.dk/ or you write to if you have any questions or would like to join the association.
on behalf of the initiative-group
Oct - Dream Writing conference, UK
A two-day conference
October 15-16, 2005
The University of Kent, United Kingdom
We live alongside our dreams, even if it is not to our liking. Not only are dreams recurrent themes in literary and visual representations, but theories of dreams and dreaming permeate all humanities disciplines. The dream is a potent critical tool; we suggest ‘dream’ could be the name of a new genre, like ‘film’. We are surprisingly uncritical of our appropriation of dreams, which are too often taken to mean something else – symbols, manifestations of our psyche, or as a literary or rhetorical device through which truth, otherwise suppressed, slips into the open. This interdisciplinary conference wishes to shed fresh light on our relationship with dream and the mysteries of its allure, in order to redefine our approach to dreams. We will explore how, when, and why dreams come to us within the academic disciplines (or do we resort to dreams?). We wish to read dreams alongside and against psychoanalysis, and to ask to what extent ‘dreams write’, how much the texts we read and produce in our daily life are informed by dreams, or by our understanding of what dreams are.
We seek to bring together different disciplines, practices and genres through the theme of dream writing. Papers are thus sought across the humanities (literature, art, film, history, philosophy, anthropology, creative writing, etc), from specialists and non-specialists of dream theories. We welcome unique approaches to all aspects of dreams and dream writing, pointing to new ways of dreaming through reading / writing / conceptualising dreams.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to :
- Dreams and writing
- Dreams and language
- Dreams and psychoanalysis
- Interpretation of dreams
- The politics and ideologies of dreaming
- Translation theories and dreams
- Dreams and intertextuality
- Dreaming in the different epistemes – the Middle Age, Renaissance, pre-Freudian, non-European dreams etc, their dream theories, and/or their place in our contemporary ways of dreaming. Philosophy of dreams, history of dreaming
- Race and dreams: colonial and anthropological dreams, fantasy and dreams as the Other. Postcolonial uses of the dream space, e.g. dreams as the site of identities/ ethnicities
- Arts and dreaming: films, photography, sculpture, music etc.
- Architectural dreams
- Alternative spaces of dreaming: computer games, drugs and hallucination, utopias, travels, daydreaming, etc.
- Geography of dreams, dreamland
- Nightmares, fear, panic, sanity
- Political dreams, ethical dreams
- Dreams and consumerism
- Dreams and memory
- Censorship and boundaries. Dream as a genre
- Dream and literature, dream journals, autobiography, poems, etc.
- Dreams and religion: theology; dreaming with God(s), God as a dream.
- Sexuality and dreams; gendered dreams
- Voices in dreams. Bodies or materiality of dreams
- Dream universities
Please send an abstract to Kaori Nagai (K.Nagai@kent.ac.uk) by 20 April 2005.
For further details and enquiries, please contact :
Dr. Kaori Nagai / Dr. Sarah Wood
School of English
The University of Kent
CT2 7NZ, UK
Books, movies, research
Women's Big Dreams by Jennie Hatherley
Although trained in various therapeutic fields and highly interested in Jungian thought - my book was more of an exploration of people's experiences based on a simple premise that dreams are a part of our neglected natural intuition. In a world where we are far too busy with the problems of daily survival dreams seem to try and help us reflect on healthier ways of being. They sharpen our intuition and instincts and tell us more about ourselves than any expert could ever reveal. There are some wonderful examples in the book on how everyday people have responded to their dreams - often being moved to change. Although it is titled Women's Big Dreams, it is equally relevant to men.
For more details, see Amazon.com.
Personal bible research
My name is Elton E. Fonseca and I am E-mailing you in Referance to my Webpage which I originally started in 2001, all of the Info on my Webpage is Verifiable and can be proven through Government Sources who have Copies of my Webpage through the Year 2004, you are welcome to use my Webpage Info for any editorials, webpage address http://community-2.webtv.net/eltonfon.
Happy Holidays and hope to hear from you.
Virtual Reality research
My name is Barry I am currently studying towards my degree in Virtual Reality. I was wondering if you could spare 5 minutes and fill in a dream related online questionnaire. The questionnaire is to help me in completing my dissertation.
Companies spend millions developing ultimate virtual environments that depict a detailed representation of reality to a user. But anyone can make one a 100 times greater than these. Using our minds as the super computer to create the environments and our dreams to display them.
With Lucid dreams we are able to control and change our dream environment as we see fit, something Virtual reality simulations are far from achieving. So wouldn’t this make our dreams the ultimate virtual reality experience?
The link to the questionnaire is
This would be extremely helpful in completing my dissertation.
Thank you for your time and your help.