Global Dreaming News

October 2005

If you have news you'd like to share, simply email Harry Bosma at his special address.


Online:
- International guide to lucid dreaming
- Intuitive Gateways website
- Podcast about dreams
- Dream Art Journaling Workshop

Physical world:
- San Francisco: The Practice of Active Dreaming
- Oakland and Berkeley: Yoga and Dreams
- Savannah, GA: Brian MacGregor's dream art
- Berkeley: The Dream Institute
- New York City: Montague Ullman

Books, movies, research:
- Working the Nightshift
- Request for Dreams Involving Animals and Insects

Recurring events:
- Ritual DaFuMu for Peace
- Auction at Dreambay.org


Online

International guide to lucid dreaming

Russell from the Lucid Crossroads website has taken the initiative to create an international guide to lucid dreaming. The guide is already available in many languages.

The guide has been designed to make translations as easy as possible. Russell would like to translate the guide in as many languages as possible. Perhaps you can help him out.

International guide: http://lucid.atspace.com
Crossroads: www.lucidcrossroads.co.uk


Intuitive Gateways website

I work with dreams using a method developed by Jungian Analyst Robert Bosnak. I am also a writer and the site offers mentoring in dreamwork or writing. I have several articles on the site.

www.intuitivegateways.com

Deborah DeNicola


Podcast about dreams

My Podcast is a half-hour format show in which I interview interesting people in and around the world of psychology. I have already interviewed 2 dreamworkers.

What is a podcast you ask? Well, it is an outgrowth of blogging. First, there was blogging, then there were audio blogs as people figured out they could attach sound files to their blogs. Now there is podcasting. Something called RSS (don't worry about the technicalities) allows you to "subscribe" to podcasts so that your computer is automatically updated with the latest episode of whatever podcasts you are subscribed to. If you have the latest version of iTunes, for example, you can go to the music store (podcasts are free), click on the podcast button at the left, do a search on Shrink Rap Radio, and my show will come up and you can then subscribe and each week you will get the latest half-hour episode of my podcast, Shrink Rap Radio. Another way to think of podcasting is Tivo for your radio. You get to listen to the content you are interested in, commercial free, when you want to listen to it. Most people are listening to podcasts using an mp3 player, like the iPod, in their car, while working out, or on the airplane.

By the way, you don't have to use iTunes. You can listen to the show right on the website using the streaming audio by clicking on Listen Now. And,in terms of subscribing, in addition to iTunes, there are other "podcatchers" or RSS news aggregators for Mac and Windows, alike that can be used. You can find one with a Google search. The fact that iTunes added the podcasting feature to iTunes was another brilliant move on Steve Job's part which should further strengthen the iPod franchise.

David
www.shrinkrapradio.com


Dream Art Journaling Workshop

I would like to have another group begin the journey the first week of November 2005. In order for it to be really fun, it works best with 5 or more participants interacting in the program.

Basically the Dream Art Journaling workshop works like this:
1) You will receive in the mail a "art care package" filled with goodies and tools to use, and the workbook that is used in conjunction with the online portion. The interaction of the participants has an online component, so you you will need access to the internet.
2) Support material and threaded discussions on the "dream goals" are conducted via a free Yahoo Group.
3) We do not go as far as digital media. The art part of the workshop is pen, paper, and other basic mediums, etc.
4) Previous participants might join the group as "dream art mentors".

Most importantly ... the workshop is especially designed for "non-artists" or anyone who wishes to connect artistically with dream imagery. To those who are interested, please email me and I will supply the weblink again as soon as it becomes available, and provide detailed information.

From the instructor standpoint, I was simply amazed at how quickly the dreamers connected with their dreams, and began to produce beautiful works of art.

Sincerely, Laura A.


My website is www.arthatglows.com (when the website server is back up and running)



Physical world:

San Francisco: The Practice of Active Dreaming

A 4 Week Class in San Francisco

I am offering a 4 week class on dreaming based on the work of Robert Moss (www.mossdreams.com). It's exciting work and I am inspired to share it with others.

If you know anyone who might be interested, I'd greatly appreciate it if you passed this flyer on. The class starts on September 29.

Thank you so much for your support.

Blessings & sweet dreams,
Elizabeth Lombardo


Oakland and Berkeley: Yoga and Dreams

My first yoga-dream course was quite remarkable. Using some exciting new techniques, we look at your body and what your dreams have to say about it. Your dreams are actually making a running commentary on your body -- how you are using it, what it needs, where it is hurting. Once you start to see these references, a whole new dimension of dream work opens up.

We initiated this 4 week course in consultation with Judith Hanson Lasater, as yoga consultant. Two yoga teachers and three serious yoga practitioners spent a month looking at how their dreams connected with their body and their practice. They uncovered a remarkably different perspective on their yoga - sometimes confirming and sometimes suggesting quite new approaches. As an added benefit, they also acquired basic tools for working on their own dreams. You can read some of their feedback below.

The time for the group meeting is somewhat flexible, depending on the needs of participants.

Please call -- (510) 644 2369 -- or e-mail me -- -- with any questions or to let me know you wish to participate. You can also read a course description at http://dreamreplay.com/yogacoursedescription.htm .

Namaste,

David Jenkins, Ph.D.


Savannah, GA: Brian MacGregor's dream art

Brian MacGregor's art work will be shown at A.T. Hun Art Gallerie's Annual Show, the costume party and show will be Friday and Saturday Oct. 21 & 22. All day and night at 302 City Market Savannah, GA.

MacGregor's work is also on display at Jazz'd, Bistro of Savannah, in April at The Mansion on Forsyth Park, and he has a six page article featured in SAVANNAH MAGAZINE'S November issue.

www.brian-macgregor.com


Berkeley: The Dream Institute

Events sponsored by
The Dream Institute of Northern California
1672 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703
1-510-845-1767

Deepening Your Dreaming: Integral & Shamanic Approaches

October 14-16
Four Springs Retreat Center, Middletown California

This retreat demonstrates the potential of dreams as a source for personal growth, problem-solving, and creativity. Participants will learn about extraordinary dreams, lucid dreams, mutual dreaming, and dreams of the deceased. In her shamanic approach in dream work, Dr. Bogzaran will lead the group through various practices with dream re-entry with a drum, dream incubation, poetic/automatic writing, and personal mythology.

$385 includes workshop registration, cabin or lodge room, and meals. Send $100 deposit to hold a space.

Fariba Bogzaran, Ph.D. Associate professor and founder of the Dream Studies Program, JFK University; co-author, Extraordinary Dreams; Director, Lucid Art Foundation. Besides her extensive background in teaching and research in dreams, lucid dreaming and art, she is also trained in shamanism, East-West philosophy, somatic psychology and has been a practitioner of Taoist energetic systems and Ta'i Chi Ch'uan for over twenty years.

For more information contact

Dreams within the Dyad

Oct 28 & Nov 11 2005
3-6 PM
$75
6 CEU
Meredith Sabini, PhD

Dreams that refer to the therapist, the client, and the therapy provide especially valuable information and insight. Examples from clinical literature and practice will illustrate.


New York City: Montague Ullman

"DREAMING AS A NATURAL HEALING SYSTEM," WITH MONTAGUE ULLMAN

** Download Flyer in PDF format at - http://asdreams.org/2005ullman/ - **

Montague Ullman, M.D., is one of the best-known names in the field of dreamwork. For three decades, Dr. Ullman has devoted himself to extending dreamwork beyond the consulting room, out into the community, where ordinary people can help each other understand their dreams.

Dreams are intensely private, intrapsychic communications, Dr. Ullman teaches. They focus on unresolved issues from our past, and in doing so repair our connection to others; dreams require socialization to deliver their message to the fullest. The Ullman Method of dream-sharing is a powerful structure within which group members both help and benefit, while the dreamer remains the final authority on the dream's meaning. The four stages of the Ullman Method are sequenced to provide the dreamer with a sense of safety so the dreamer may "spark across the metaphoric gap between dream image and waking reality."

Dr. Ullman's career spanned an early period in the practice of neurology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis, followed by a transition to community psychiatry. In the 1960s, he was director of the psychiatry department at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, where he also founded one of New York's first sleep laboratories and conducted groundbreaking experiments in dream telepathy. He is clinical professor of psychiatry, emeritus, at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. A Web site of Dr. Ullman's writings is maintained at http://siivola.org/monte/ .

Thursday, November 10, 2005 6:30 refreshments, 7 p.m. program
The Community Church (downstairs meeting room)
40 East 35th Street (between Madison and Park avenues), Manhattan
$25 suggested admission, pre-registration encouraged (212) 741-2207



Books, movies, research

Working the Nightshift

News of a book I've just had published. Full title: "Working the Nightshift, How To Understand Your Dreams" Trafford Publishing (2005) ISBN 1 4120 5546 6 May be of more interest to those who are still exploring different ways of analysing their dreams as it includes 10 analysis techniques. You can check it out (and make a secure purchase) on my website www.docdreamuk.com or order direct from www.trafford.com

Jo Harthan


Request for Dreams Involving Animals and Insects

The dream animals seem to have struck a cord of connection in many of us, so I am continuing my research of dream animals and insects and need your help. Any dreams where they are present are of interest.

At this critical time in our environment, I think dream animals may be an important source of information we are overlooking. If you are interested in participating in this research and have a dream to share, please go to my website at www.graygoosedreams.com . It is not fully operational yet but you can go to the "about us" page and then to the dream survey page where you can input your dream.

Thank you for any dream you care to share.

Bitsy Broughton



Recurring events

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.

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. 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 .


Auction at dreambay.org

The IASD online auction has its own website - Dreambay.org! Every month it has new items to bid on, and opportunities to donate your books, services etc to support the IASD!

http://Dreambay.org

If you have any questions or would like to donate an item to the auction, you may contact Kat Peters-Midland at .