Global Dreaming News

May 2006

Got news? Email Harry Bosma at his special address.

General news:
- Report on the Nordic Dream Conference
- Dream Science Foundation partners with IASD

- Update from the Precognition Games
- Dream Journal

Physical world:
- Berkeley: the Dream Institute
- Hawaii: Lucid Dreaming with LaBerge and Wallace
- California: Lifelong Dreamers with Patrica Garfield
- USA and Canada: Robert Moss
- USA: Jeremy Taylor

- Dreaming in Bridgewater
- Ritual DaFuMu for Peace
- World Dream Group Directory

General news:

Report on the Nordic Dream Conference

I'd like to give a short report on the Nordic Dream Conference in Copenhagen that happened during three days late March.

The conference gave a huge boost to the formation of a Nordic and European dream network. Most of the participants at the conference came from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. However, there were also participants from Germany, England, and the Netherlands. The network includes people from many disciplines, ranging from dreamworkers and artists to researchers and teachers.

Kate Adams offered to host the next European meeting early 2007. Kate works at the Bishop Grosseteste College in Lincoln (close to Nottingham), England. The Danish Association for the Study of Dreams and IASD offered to help with the planning.

A longer report by the Danish association is available at the website of the IASD. It includes an extensive contact list:

I hope to see you in England!

Harry Bosma

Dream Science Foundation partners with IASD

Robert J Hoss, MS, author of The Language of Dreams, and director of the Dream Science Foundation is planning with IASD to provide funding for dream research. IASD will provide a committee to review research requests. Send proposals to

The proposals will be considered for Foundation grants. Since full or partial funding is not guaranteed, other organizations are invited to help support these worthwhile efforts.


Update from the Precognition Games

The Precognition Games are currently focused at the third out of five dream incubation tasks. Everyone can join in at any moment. It costs nothing, and no special skills are required.

Here are some of the more striking results for the first task. The first task asked to dream of an interaction with somebody in the upcoming week. If possible, it had to be an interaction with a stranger.

Ulfet from Turkey dreamt of meeting a man who came because she had called for him. He wanted to learn her how to make magic, and looked like a magician. Later in the week, Ulfet stayed in a hotel, where many magicians showed up for the evening entertainment.

Kathy from Australia dreamt of a crazy old man, whom she described in the following way: "white hair and beard, a bit stooped". Several weeks later Kathy had a very enjoyable meeting with an eccentric old man who in many ways felt similar to the man in the dream.

Kay from England dreamt about a man called Jim. Later that week Kay just had to ask whether that name meant anything to a new temp worker. It turned that his girlfriend calls him that.

Unfortunately not registered in time, but worth mentioning too: Linda from the Netherlands dreamt about a man in the town where she lives, who for the last ten years looked like he could use a good haircut. In the dream he appeared with a clean and fresh haircut. Later that week, she was surprised to meet him in person having that new haircut.

To read the dreams yourself, or add your own, visit the Dream Registry:

Best wishes,

Harry Bosma

Dream Journal

Dream Journal is the LifeJournal for dreamers, and has grown to quite a thriving community:

Physical world:

Berkeley: the Dream Institute

The Dream Institute of Northern California
1672 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703
Also see:

The Dream Institute offers the following during May 2006.

Engaging the Muse - A Poet's Journey

Four Monday evenings
May 1, 8, 15, 22
7-9 pm

Poetry arises from our unique engagement with a source often experienced as gods or Muses. This class will explore one's initiation into this relationship and ways that different poets stay engaged. Each class includes experiential exercises and group sharing. Readings provided.

Kathryn Ridall, Ph.D., is a published poet, psychotherapist, and Adjunct Faculty, Transpersonal Psychology, JFK University.

The Raw & The Cooked - Poetry Reading Series

Sunday afternoons
3-5 pm
April 30: Beverly Burch and Robert Thomas
May 21: Phyllis Stowell Travis and Elizabeth Rosner

This innovative monthly series invites published poets to present their own work and also invites participants to bring a poem to read, their own or favorites, for a lively sharing.

Hawaii: Lucid Dreaming with LaBerge and Wallace

DREAMING AND AWAKENING: Lucid Dreaming, Consciousness, and Dream Yoga, 10 days of awareness enhancement and re-creation at the beautiful Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center on the Big Island of Hawaii, with Stephen LaBerge and Alan Wallace, May 10-19, 2006.

Becoming adept at lucid dreaming requires focused attention and practice that is difficult to maintain during our busy lives. This is an ideal opportunity to devote time to cultivating your lucid dreaming ability and enhancing your mindfulness in everyday life.

Using the most effective techniques and technology, derived from Tibetan dream yoga and Western science, Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D. and Alan Wallace, Ph.D. will co-present* instructions on methods of developing the mental skills that foster lucidity and on directing consciousness within both dreaming and waking states towards fulfillment of personal goals.

During this workshop, you will have an opportunity to use the NovaDreamer, and, if you wish, participate in ongoing research on a natural substance that, according to recent studies, has been shown to stimulate lucidity and mindfulness.

Participants in our past retreats have enjoyed phenomenal success at lucid dreaming, with most having at least one during the program.

California: Lifelong Dreamers with Patrica Garfield

At Dominican College, Corte Madera, California
Tuesdays, April 18-May 23
2:00-4:00 pm
Aegis of Corte Madera: 5555
Paradise Drive

During each session following the introductory one, participants will examine at least two of the most common negative dreams around the world, as well as their positive versions. We'll discuss the usual meanings of these dream themes and explore individual variations. Discover how these themes are portrayed in your dreams, especially in senior issues such as retirement and bereavement.

In addition to gaining knowledge about specific dream themes, participants learn some ancient and modern cultural methods for preventing and banishing nightmares; practice methods for inducing dreams on specific topics; and explore how to use dream content for creative purposes, with inspiring examples from famous dreamers.

USA and Canada: Robert Moss

The Power of Active Dreaming

Evening Workshop
Friday, May 12

Dream Teacher Training

Level I, Five-Day Advanced Training
Monday-Friday, May 22-26

USA: Jeremy Taylor

May, 2006 May 5-7 - Loveland, CO
Weekend Workshop held at beautiful Sunrise Ranch in Loveland. Sponsored by Billie Ortiz. All are welcome. Contact her at , or call 303/929.6122

May 12-14 - Mt Carmel in Niagara Falls, ONT
Weekend Workshop as part of the Haden Institute. Contact Bob Haden at

June, 2006 June 2-4 - Danville, CA (San Damiano Retreat Ctr)
Weekend Workshop: "Dream Work as a Spiritual Discipline."
You may stay at the Retreat Center, or commute. Register on line at or phone 925/837.9141. Cost is $195 (with room and board) or $165 without. Schedule is Friday night orientation and introduction to group dream work, Saturday all day experiential workshop, Saturday evening dream work in small groups, and Sunday morning further dream work in the larger group.

June 11-16 - Hendersonville, NC
Haden Institute Summer Dream Conference. Jeremy will be offering dream training, including "More Ways Than Talk - Getting at the Deeper Meanings of Dreams Through Expressive Arts-As-Meditation." This conference is focused on understanding dreams in the light of Christian faith and tradition. You will have the opportunity to learn to understand dreams as a Christian discipline, find guidance for starting a dream group in your church, and to share the community of those exploring the growing Christian dream-work movement. It is open to all. It will be held at the Kanuga Retreat Center. Register by mail (Haden Institute, PO Box 1793, Flat Rock, NC 28731-1793), fax (828-693.1919) or email ( For more information you can contact The Rev Bob Haden at or 828-693.9292.

June 16-18 - Lexington, KY
Association for the Advancement of Psychosynthesis' 2006 Annual Conference. Theme is "Diversity in Unity; Unity in Diversity" Keynote by Houston Smith. Jeremy will do a presentation introducing group projective dream work as a psychological practice and a spiritual discipline, and also a post conference workshop on working with your dreams. For more information email to or go to their website at .

June 20-25 - Bridgewater, MA
Annual International Association for the Study of Dreams conference on the campus of Bridgewater College near Boston, MA. Jeremy will offer a workshop on June 23 and a presentation on June 24. A great opportunity to work with dream workers from around the world. Open to all! Go to .


Dreaming in Bridgewater

23rd Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams

June 20 - 24th, 2006
Bridgewater State College,
Bridgewater Massachusetts

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.

Special note for artists: TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS in prizes will be awarded by an anonymous donor for the best Dream Art in June, '06. 1st prize: $l000, two 2nd prizes of $500 each. Any medium is acceptable including photography, videos or DVDs, computer art, book art, installation or any combination of the above. The dream or the significant part of the dream must be included. The criteria for selection will be originality, integrity, universality, and relevance to building bridges. The awards will be presented during the Art Reception in June, '06.

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:

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 .

World Dream Group Directory

Help the IASD Develop a directory of active dream groups, worldwide. Would you like to list your group on the IASD website? The IASD would like to learn more about how many dream groups are active, how many people are involved, and how the IASD can help group members and leaders. Please contact the IASD Board Secretary Gary Goodwin to learn more about this project.