Global Dreaming News
February 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.
- A Ritual DaFuMu for Peace
- Results Planetary Dream Year 4
- Online Dream course from Gayle Delaney
- IASD Online Auction
- January: Stephen LaBerge program, Brazil
Books, movies, research:
- Sleep, dreams and spiritual reflections by Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya
- After-Death Communication Study
- Book translation dreaming classic
- Dreams - The Gateway novel by Louis Poessel
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 .
Results Planetary Dream Year 4
I started to install the dreams incubated for the planetary Dream of year 4, placed under the sign of climatic heating and the greenhouse effect (a vital question well on the agenda when one sees the temperatures which prevail in Europe in this moment). See:
With my thanks to the participants, although very few, which I regret:
- Richard Wilkerson (the USA)
- Nick Cumbo (Australia). Not received dreams?
- Catherine Vander Cammen (Great Britain)
- Roger Ripert (France)
It should be noted that Catherine addressed the dreams of 3 other participants, but they are not personal. I could thus install them only as "associated dreams". One of the two dreams of Catherine, entitled "the storm", seems to comprise an astonishing premonitory dimension, considering the tidal wave which prevailed on December 26. For my part, I noted 8 dreams but I only installed the first of them. For the continuation of the installation of the Dreams, I await your corrections, further information, comments and analyses.
Cordiales salutations oniriques
Online Dream course from Gayle Delaney
All About Your Dreams
All About Your Dreams will help you learn to be a Dream Interviewer, someone who knows how to ask the right questions rather than relying on the standard "one-size-fits-all" dream dictionary. You will liberate yourself from psychological dogmas, and learn to look before you leap to an interpretation. When you know how to look and listen carefully, your dreams will become clear statements of your deepest insights. You will see how Dream Incubation can help you target and solve particular problems in your life. By using the steps and questions provided in the textbook and the course exercises, you will learn to take advantage of the highly personal meanings of common dream images as well as those of recurring dreams and nightmares. You can practice Dream Interviewing and Dream Incubation by yourself or you can form "dream partnerships" with other classmates. What a great opportunity to meet others who are just as fascinated by dreaming as you are!
This course is great for artists, writers, lawyers, and scientists who would like to tap into their dream-generated inspiration to problem solve more efficiently. Therapists and dream group leaders and members who want to hone their interpretive skills are also welcome.
For more information, see the website of Barnes and Noble:
IASD Online Auction
Great news Dreamers! The IASD Online Auction resumes in February! We have many items to bid on donated by generous dreamers and friends - a number of books, a CD, a Dream Journal Kit beautiful artwork, a magazine subscription, and three telephone dreamwork sessions.
The books that are up for bid are: "Dreamways of the Iroquois: Honoring the Secret Wishes of the Soul", 's new book "Honoring the Dream: A Handbook for Dreamgroup Leaders", 's "She Who Dreams", s book "The Stories of Our Lives", and 's "The Enneagram Field Guide: Notes on Using the Enneagram in Counseling, Therapy and Personal Growth". All wonderful books for interested in dreamers!'s newest book
Check out DreamARTs: Creativity and Intuition Through Your Dreaming Mind CD and booklet, an inspired CD of meditations to reconnect your creativity and your Inner Dream Artist.'
Looking for a dream journal to record your dreams? The Dream Journal Kit includes a quality leather bound journal, unlined and ready for you to write and sketch your dreams. It also includes colored pencils and light pen, so that you can write your dreams in the dark and not disturb your household. The light pen can be quite the relationship saver!
Art, the language of the soul. Don't miss your chance to bid on "Guardian" and 's print of "Enlightenment". Don't let these beautiful prints get away!' limited edition print of
Consider bidding on a year subscription of the Dream Network magazine! What better resource for inspiration & education to help you better understand the symbolic language and metaphors in your dreams?
So far, three very talented dreamworkers have donated a telephone dream work session each:, , and . What an opportunity to delve into your dreams and explore the symbols and metaphors of your deepest self!
The donations keep on pouring in, so I'm sure there will be more to bid on starting February 1st. How to find the IASD Online Auction you ask?
You can find the auction on the discussion board of the IASD website:
Remember, all dreamers are invited to have fun and join in the bidding!
I hope to see you there!
IASD Online Auction
January: Stephen LaBerge program, Brazil
ONEIRIC VISIONS: Ayahuasca, Lucidity, and Dreaming in the Amazon A 13-day residential program with Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D. and Luis Eduardo Luna, Ph.D. January 23-February 5, 2005, Manaus, Brazil.
Stephen LaBerge will discuss the art and science of lucidity as a special guest of Luis Eduardo Luna during a two week workshop exploring visionary sacred plants of the Amazon. The program is sponsored by the Wasiwaska Research Centre for the Study of Psychointegrator Plants, Visionary Arts and Consciousness, and will include several opportunities for guided personal experience with the shamanic brew ayahuasca, known for producing powerful visionary experiences.
Books, movies, research
Sleep, dreams and spiritual reflections by Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya
Available as a free download is the book "Sleep, dreams and spiritual reflections", written by Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya. Get it here:
Or immediately download the book in PDF format:
For more information you can also contact Vipul Patel, email him at patelvipulk [at] indiadivine.com. Vipul told us to "please feel free to copy/distribute these books as the Author intended them for public use and did not want to have any copyright on his writings. Please feel free to use any part of this book with proper reference on your website if you find the book informative."
What follows is the preface of the book, written by Dr. Pranav Pandya, MD.
[...] The reality, origin, reflections and implications of dreams are discussed in great detail in this book, which is compiled from the translation of the Chapters 4 and 5 of the volume 18 of “Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya Vangmaya” series [...]
The current status and future scope of research on dreams is discussed with substantial references. Special attention is focused on dream based early detection, diagnosis and therapies in the context of reported scientific experiments.
The readers will also get to know how the decipheration of dreams could help resolving the complexities of psychosomatic disorders and elevating one’s psychology. Sleep is an integral part of life. The variegated experiences of dreams also become possible in this phase. In normal case, for most of us sleep is almost an automatic, mechanical, or routine process. We do realize its importance in relaxing and recharging of the body and the mind but hardly pay any attention to its significant role in harmonizing the brain functions, mental stability and self-development. The present book unfolds the multiple facets of this natural and crucial process of daily-life.
Interrelationship of sleep, dreams and the limitless potentials of the conscious, subconscious, and the unconscious mind are lucidly focused here in great depth. The causes, pernicious effects, and remedies of insomnia, somnambulism, and other disorders of sleep are discussed with substantial examples. Live examples of mysterious cases of sleepless healthy and normal life for several decades and those of decades long natural sleep are also reported with details on the ancient and modern research findings on such wonders of human brain. The trenchancy of mind and its improved learning capabilities during deep sleep is given special mention here and the results of recent experiments, research trends, and scope of the techniques like hypnopaedia is discussed together with the specific "yoga sadhnas"of relevance.
It is said that the ‘time-capsule’ existing in the inner cores of unconscious mind contains the key to realization of supernormal faculties like –– clairvoyance, telepathy, premonition, intuition, audio-visual perceptions beyond the constraints of time and space, complete knowledge of the past and future and of the esoteric features of nature.... The false convictions, illusions and the truth of the transcendental realities of dreams and the subliminal world of the unconscious mind are brought out trenchantly by the author with discussions on a wide varieties of live examples of dreams collected from authentic reports and research documents. The list of examples includes the dreams that led to great scientific discoveries or masterpiece creations of literature, art and music in the modern age, as well as the significant dreams of the architects of world history.
The book presents the invaluable pearls of ancient knowledge in terms of – elucidation of the five levels of dream vis-à-vis the five subtle sheaths of consciousness and the deeper aspects of creative conjugation of mind with the inner impulses of the soul. It is up to us how best we make use of this rare guidance on spiritual evolution and opportunity of epoch-making research bestowed on us.
It is hoped that the book would be interesting and informative to all those who would read it out of sheer inquisitiveness about dreams. It would, at the same time, motivate and effectively guide the researchers of the hidden domains of human mind.
After-Death Communication Study
Gillian Holloway, Ph.D., a college teacher in Vancouver Washington, is collecting stories of people who have been moved by dreams or sleep state encounters with the departed. The stories will be included in a research presentation on the phenomenon of sleep ADC's and will likely be included in an upcoming book. Participants may request anonymity if desired. If you, or someone you know has experienced such a dream, please contact Gillian at .
Book translation dreaming classic
Project: Translate the classical 1867 book of Le Marquis Saint-Denys from French into English.
Carolus M. den Blanken, who just finished a French to Dutch translation, asked me to put this out to the dream community. Den Blanken has a desire to see the works translated in full. He also adds that "My understanding is that the text and also the photo's are copyright free since the book was already published in 1867."
Le Marquis Saint-Denys is famous for his association experiments with dreams as well as lucid dreaming. For example, he once had the ladies he danced with wear different perfumes. Then upon going to sleep, his servant would place those scents upon his pillow. He noticed an increase in the number of dreams about that woman connected with that scent. Anyway, there are many other precious experiments and work with lucidity as well in his Dreams and the Ways to Direct Them; Practical Observations.
Why would someone take this on without pay? Den Blanken says he hopes for more people who just like him would do it for the "satisfaction to work on the legacy of the first western researcher on lucid dreams."
If you read Dutch then visit the Dutch website for more information:
Dreams - The Gateway novel by Louis Poessel
What are dreams? Does everyone dream? Are dreams the portal to alter dimensions? Do dreams contain a secret gateway that may lead man to another dimension? Can dreams be used as the ultimate weapon? Dreams-The Gateway is the first book in a three part dream series. The story, a new twist for science fiction fans, deals with all of these possibilities. Follow the professor who is taken from his safe and protected college research laboratory to a secret government base where new technology truly becomes a nightmare for those who transverse into "Dreams-The Gateway".
The author can be contacted through his homepage at:
Or order the book online: