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- John Herbert: dreamwork services
- Robert Van de Castle: dream consultation
- Invitation to the Precognition Games
- IASD 2005 Art Shows online
- Test Sawlogs.net, a Community Dream Blog
- Dreaming in Bridgewater / Invited speakers
Books, movies, research:
- Dreams in Reader's Digest!
- Looking for Women's Dreams
- Ritual DaFuMu for Peace
- Copenhagen: Nordic Dream Conference
- Berkeley: the Dream Institute
John Herbert: dreamwork services
2006 is the year I'm opening my virtual office to offer my dreamworking skills online by e-mail, by visual or audio teleconferencing, by phone, or in person if we are in the same geographical area.
It helps for me to have the dream in writing, whether we work by e-mail or in person. In working with a dream by e-mail, we exchange correspondence until you understand your dream's message. Even with phone conferencing, it is best for me to have a faxed or e-mailed copy of the dream before we work with it.
For those who are familiar with face-to-face dream groups, I'd like to mention that my research has shown that using e-mail results in generating substantially more meaningful associations to the dream's imagery. I think you will be pleased with the results of participating in the group e-mail process.
I am available to work in the mode you prefer. My website, www.dreamvoice.us contains basic information about the services I am able to offer,
Face-to-face dream groups usually require a commitment to meet at specific times in specific locations. Teleconferencing removes the geographical requirement but substitutes technical computer requirements. I am equipped with a webcam, and if you have one, we can teleconference. I have not yet tried multi-image groups, although with the proper technical parameters, a four person conference should be possible.
For more information and links about my work, I suggest you Google "John Herbert" and "Dream."
I believe that all dreams come in the service of health and well-being.
Robert Van de Castle: dream consultation
Robert Van de Castle, author of the book Our Dreaming Mind, has opened his website with the same name. The website explains how copies of the book can be ordered. The website also offers a dream consultation service.
The charge for the approximately one-hour taped individual dream consultation that you will receive is $150.00[USD]. It takes Dr. Van de Castle several hours to carefully and systematically review your dream reports and attempt to integrate your biographical data with your answers to the various projective questions into his comprehensive commentary. This effort to integrate the various items from the Personality Inventory and weave them together with the various elements from the dreams is graphically represented in the mandala shown below, where the pattern of overlapping strands of information is portrayed. Dr. Van de Castle will attempt to explain on your tape what items of information are being connected together to make the various inferences he is making.
More information is availabel at the website:
Invitation to the Precognition GamesYou are invited to participate in the Precognition Games. These will start in March 2006. It costs nothing, and you can invite other dreaming friends.
SCHEDULE FOR THE PRECOGNITION GAMES
The games should learn us more about the possibilities of incubation of precognitive dreams. The program has been designed to make participation fun and exciting.
Announcements and discussions of the experiments take place at the Bulletin Board of the IASD. You will be asked to post your dreams to the Dream Registry, for time stamping of your dream. Typically there are two weeks between experiments, unless otherwise noted.
March 18/19 - Nice to meet you
First experiment. Meet somebody in your dreams who you will meet the next week. Ideally you would have a small interaction with that person. The actual event or interaction can be trivial, as long as it stands out as a remarkable coincidence with the dream.
April 1/2 - Predicting the news
Dream about future news. Aim at something that will become known within the next week. Something small will do, allow your dreaming all the room it needs to find something that appeals to your interests. It can be newspaper news, or trade specific news, or anything else as long as it can be objectively verified.
April 15/16 - Getting involved
Have a dream to prepare for a future situation in your immediate environment. Suggestions for such a future situation include events in your own future, events in the life of people you know, or events in your neighborhood.
Prepare means that you actually get to enter a not quite optimal situation with the benefit of hindsight view. After submitting your dream, there will be opportunity to get together for mutual support and action plans. The next experiment will start after three instead of two weeks.
May 6/7 - The Big News
Feedback may take a while, but in this world hardly a year goes by without some big news event captivating the world for weeks or months in a row. Can we predict the next one?
May 20/21 - Psi and the world
Psi phenomena have been ridiculed by intellectuals for generations, but the tide is turning. Another ten years from now, the situation could have improved beyond imagination. Dream about it. Evaluation next weekend.
May 26/27 - Looking back
As usual an evaluation of the previous experiment, this time combined with looking back at the whole set of experiments.
If you want to join in with the fun, please let me know and I will
email you reminders and details for each separate experiment. Use
the following contact form:
Announcements will also be made to the IASD Bulletin Board, which you can find here: http://dreamtalk.hypermart.net/bb2005/
IASD 2005 Art Shows online
The IASD conference of 2005 featured both an art exhibition in Berkeley, California, as well as an art show on the web. You can see view the art of both shows at the extension website of the IASD.
You will see art by the following artists: Bonnie Bisbee, Fariba Bogzaran, Betsy Davids, Evelyn Doll, John Dorinsky, Thomas Dragavon, Donna Fenstermaker, Brenda Ferrimani, Sylvia Gehres, Jane Gifford, Virginia Goodwind, Paul Hartsuyker, Clare Johnson, Judith Krischik, Elaine Langerman, Dorothy Nissen, Nance O'Banion, Kat Peters-Midland, Tino Plank, Diane Rusnak, Richard Russo, Angela Saylor, Maria Taveras, Barbara Turner, and D. Mae Wright.
To contact, some of these artist have an IASD member page with more information:
Test Sawlogs.net, a Community Dream BlogSawlogs is a way to store, search, sort and share your dreams. Sawlogs.net launches soon and I'd like you to help out and take a test run through the web site before I let the dreaming community in.
With Sawlogs you can:
- Keep your dream blog online
Sawlogs lets you record and store your dream blog online in a secure, password-protected area - and at the same time lets you share the dreams you'd like to make public with the others using Sawlogs.
- Discover who dreams like you
Sawlogs stores, sorts and retrieves dreams from the database of dream blogs to find dreams just like yours - letting you hook up with other dreamers who have had similar dreams.
- Discuss yours and other dreams
Once you've connected up with other dreamers, you can use Sawlogs as a community blog - discussing dreams, their content, interpretations and more.
I'd like you to use Sawlogs as your dream blog for the next ten days - it'd be a big help to ensure everything on the web site is working! Here's what you need to do:
1. Go to www.sawlogs.net
2. Cruise around the 'Explore' section before signing up.
3. Sign up by clicking the 'Sign Up' button at the top of the page.
4. Sign in after clicking the link in the email you'll be sent after signing up.
5. Describe any dreams you can recall during the week or can remember from an earlier time (by clicking the 'Describe a Dream' link at the top of the page)... (5 dreams in all).
6. Tell me if you experience any problems, or if you'd like to see any changes or enhancements made. If, for instance, you can't sign up or sign on, send me an email, or click the 'Contact Us' link that can be found at the top right of every Sawlogs page.
Direct all emails to . I look forward to hearing from you on (or before, if there are errors that you find that need to be fixed) February 28th!
Thanks for your help and support with this project!
Dreaming in Bridgewater / Invited speakers
23rd Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams
June 20 - 24th, 2006
Bridgewater State College,
Invited speakers include noted Jungian psychologist, Michael Conforti, Ph.D, dreamwork pioneer, Montague Ullman, M.D., and Sci-Fi and fantasy author, Orson Scott Card.
Join dreamers, clinicians, researchers, educators and artists from all over the world for four days of workshops, lectures, exhibits, and events examining dreaming and dreamwork as presented through traditional and innovative theories and therapies, personal study, scientific research, cultural tradition and the arts. Over 100 workshops and events on all aspects of dreaming are planned, with topics and events of interest to the general public as well as professionals. Special events include an Opening Reception, a Dream Arts Exhibition and reception, a solstice visit to a Native American archaeoastronomical site, a Dream Telepathy Contest, various other social events and the ever popular closing costume "Dream Ball".
More information at the website of the IASD:
Books, movies, research
Dreams in Reader's Digest!
The February issue of Reader Digest has a special on dreams. You can read the main article "What Your Dreams REALLY Mean" by Michael J. Weiss online.
Looking for Women's Dreams
If you are 18 years or older, female, can remember ONE DREAM and would like to participate in a brief, confidential, ONLINE doctoral research study of the DREAMS OF WOMEN, you are invited to click on the link below:
Although I am working through the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and am a practicing psychoanalyst, I will not be doing psychoanalytic dream interpretation of the data. I will be using a content analysis scale. I don't want to give participants much more info than that in an effort to keep them unbiased. I can and will send results of the study, to come in about a year's time, to all interested parties. I have a folder of participants who want results. Anyone can contact me at:
Thanks so much for your help,
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 - to support peace.
For more information go to:
To join the World Dreams Peace Bridge discussion group, just send an e-mail to .
Copenhagen: Nordic Dream Conference
Dreams and creativity
24-26 March, 2006
A spectacular program with among other Pia Skogeman, jungian analyst and writer (Denmark); Montague Ullman, MD and world reknown dream researcher (USA, via web-transmission); BrittMari Felke, teacher (Sweden); Eero-Tapio Vuori, artist, theatre director (Finland); Antti Revonsuo ph.d./Katja Valli (Finland); Michael Schredl, Ph.d. dream researcher (Germany) and many more. The program includes panels, workshops, presentations, performance and networking.
The fee of the conference is extra-ordinary low, so we hope this will make it possible for more people to attend. The fee is 750 Danish Kroner (approximately 100 EURO). Members of IASD receives a special discounted fee at 500 Danish Kroner (approximately 70 EURO). The conference will mainly take place in English language.
For more information, please see:
Berkeley: the Dream Institute
The Dream Institute of Northern California
1672 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703
The Dream Institute offers the following during March 2006.
Culture Dreaming - Window to the World
Feb 4, Mar 4,
3-5 PM Social Hour Follows
$20 & $15 Students
With Richard Russo, MA and Meredith Sabini, PhD.
Culture Dreaming is an experimental ritual that gives a living sense of interconnection. First, dreams are told in Quaker fashion, with no comment. Then we explore together the composite dream just co-created. Dreams become a camera obscura or hologram showing surprising relevance to both individual and larger social concerns. Observers welcome. Come once, occasionally, or regularly.