Global Dreaming News
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- 2006 IASD PsiberDreaming Conference
- Minnesota: Healing Collage workshop with Sheila Asato
- Berkeley: the Dream Institute
- USA and Canada: Robert Moss
- Korea and USA: Jeremy Taylor
- Dream Workshop in New Lebanon, NY
Books, movies, research:
- Dreams of women trauma survivors
- Dennis Ryan: Dreams about the Dead
- Ife Chucks Maijeh: The Oracle of Dreams
- Virtual Dreaming Art Gallery
- Ritual DaFuMu for Peace
- Berkeley: Marcia Emery's Dream Salon
2006 IASD PsiberDreaming Conference
Even if you have never participated in IASD's two-week long, online PsiberDreaming Conference, this is the year to do so.
Scheduled from September 24-October 8, with an additional two weeks of read-only availability, the fifth annual PsiberDreaming Conference will bring together a stellar cast of presenters and workshop facilitators along with live chats, contests and bulletin board discussion.
Joining conference hosts Jean Campbell and Rita Dwyer will be some of the finest minds in consciousness studies, parapsychology, and dream work. The conference will feature a special discussion of the Physics of Psi Dreaming, with a presentation of Dr. Montague Ullman's paper, "The Dream in Search of a New Abode" and response by Mark Schroll, Ph.D., along with a new conference feature, the presentation and discussion of several papers and workshops in either Spanish only or Spanish and English. This feature of the conference will be led off with a paper by Stanley Krippner Ph.D. and Rosa Anwandter, Ph.D.: "Dreams and Shamanism in Latin America." This experimental approach to programming reflects the growing internationalism of IASD.
Several other new features with brighten PsiberDreaming 2006 as well. Contest Coordinator, Linda Lane Magallon, will host the first-ever Virtual Dream Ball at the conference, with special music by Passamoquoddy Medicine Woman, Mary Whitefeather, facilitator of the Solstice event at the recent IASD Conference at Bridgewater. Dolores Nurss and Curt Hoffman will serve as innkeepers at the conference Psiber Dream Inn, where weary travelers can stop by and share a tale.
Register for the conference by August 31, 2006 and receive a $5 early registration discount. New members of IASD who become members between August 1 and October 1, receive the PsiberDreaming Conference as a membership bonus.
Go to http://asdreams.org/psi2006 for full details.
Minnesota: Healing Collage workshop with Sheila Asato
There will be a full day Healing Collage workshop at Monkey Bridge Arts in St. Louis Park, MN on Saturday, August 12, 2006. For more information and registration, please visit www.monkeybridgearts.com
If you are in the area, I'd love to have you come!
Berkeley: the Dream Institute
The Dream Institute of Northern California
1672 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703
Also see: http://tinyurl.com/9xv5l
The Dream Institute offers the following during August 2006.
Monthly, Saturday afternoons 3-5, $20
August 5, Social hour follows
Culture Dreaming is an experimental ritual that gives a living sense of interconnection. Dreams are first told in council fashion; then we explore the composite dream co-created. Like a camera obscura that opens a window to the world, it shows surprising relevance to current societal and global concerns. Come once, occasionally, or regularly.
Richard Russo, M.A. and Meredith Sabini, Ph.D.
Monthly, Sunday afternoons 3-5, $5-15
This innovative monthly series is a roundtable format where published poets can present their own work and then participants can also read their own or favorites, for a lively sharing.
August 20: Alice Jones, editor and publisher of Apogee Press
Art and Dreams
Monthly, Saturday mornings, 10am-1pm
August 19, $10-30 sliding scale
This workshop provides a space to explore dreams through art-making. Not about skill, performance, or product, it invites adventure, mystery, unfolding. All levels welcome; no experience necessary. Materials are provided. Attend a single day or regularly.
Emily Anderson, former Associate Director, Lucid Art Foundation; Former Co-Director, Oakland Art Gallery. Multimedia artist with Dream Studies Certificate and M.A. in Transformative Arts, JFK University.
Nancy Isaacs has been an active dreamer for forty years; her graduate studies were in anthropology, art history, and psychology.
Dreams and Spiritual Practise
Sunday mornings, 11-12:30, $5-20
August 13, 27
Dreams have been central to sacred traditions throughout time. Their wisdom and guidance offers unmediated contact with "The Source," by whatever name one knows it. A presentation by the Director or invited guests highlight the wisdom function of dreaming. There will be time for discussion, sharing of dreams, and meditation.
Dreaming With Eyes Open
Monthly, Friday evenings: 7:30-9pm, $20
Seating is limited to 25; please call to reserve.
A dream-play . . . Back by popular demand!
A moving rendition of actual dreams based on a Culture Dreaming event. The play addresses universal themes of contacting the ancestors, receiving animal wisdom, doing ritual, and finding one's voice.
USA and Canada: Robert Moss
For your convenience, here are some highlights from the calendar at:
The Power of Active Dreaming
Friday, August 4
Chappaqua, NY, Canada
Navigating by Synchronicity
Friday, August 25
Montreal, PQ, Canada
Korea and USA: Jeremy Taylor
August according to the schedule of Jeremy Taylor. For more, see www.jeremytaylor.com/pages/schedule.html
July 30-August 24 - South Korea
Classes and Workshops. Contact Kathy at
August 25-28 - Hendersonville, NC
Dream Leadership Training Program - Haden Dream Institute.
Jeremy will lead several workshops. Contact Bob Haden at 828/693.9292 or:
Dream Workshop in New Lebanon, NY
September 1 - 4, 2006
Dreams, The Imaginal Realm, and the Re-Enchantment of the World
Barbara Tedlock, Lee Irwin, Paul Devereux, Reb Zalman Schachter
Sponsored by Elixir Magazine, hosted by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan
(Watch for the upcoming issue on DreamLife (issue 3) Fall 2006
Books, movies, research
Dreams of women trauma survivors
Dream researcher Ann Goelitz is looking for the dreams of women trauma survivors. "All I need is the dream and the type of trauma. Electronic format would be wonderful, but paper is fine too."
For more information, please email Ann,
Dennis Ryan: Dreams about the Dead
Selected from more than 1,000 interviews, Dreams about the Dead presents edited interviews with individuals who had dreams about dead relatives or friends in an attempt to show the importance of dreams to the grieving process. With extraordinary detail, this book examines the dreams and the impact of various factors-such as the relationship between the dreamer and the deceased, the dreamer's age and gender, and the cause of death-on the bereaved and their grieving process.
Ife Chucks Maijeh: The Oracle of Dreams
Subtitle of the book: Inspiration and Interpretation of Your Dreams distilled from the Wisdom of Millennia of African Elders
"For many years I did not understand what was going on with me. However, I knew I had some kind of power, but I was uncertain what this power entailed. Now I am fully able to understand the power within me. Not only do I have the ability to interpret dreams, I can give advice that will guide others on a path of enlightenment. I can also provide readers with remedies that will provide understanding and solutions to day to day life situations. You will learn how to tap into ancient numerology. This will help you to understand your relationship status, financial status, and your overall health. In addition, you will learn how to use the quick reference guide for dream symbols and meanings. You will understand the origin of African ancient numerology. With this method your ability to ask the necessary questions associated with your dreams will be revealed for better dream interpretation."
Virtual Dreaming Art Gallery
Invitation. The Virtual Dreaming Art Gallery opened on the 2006 Summer Solstice and runs through the Fall Equinox, 2006. Gallery sponsored by DreamGate and the Electric Dreams community.
You can enter a dream art object by posting a description of the art piece at Electric Dreams. You may also send in renditions or physical art (jpg, gif) representations or inspired pieces. Please include copyright and re-use rules for your narratives or pictures. The areas of discussion may shift and evolve over time. Please use the following form:
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 .
Berkeley: Marcia Emery's Dream Salon
1502 Tenth Street, Berkeley 7:15-9:15pm.
You are invited to join Dr. Marcia Emery’s monthly salon the last Thursday of each month. Open Mike format so bring your questions about Intuitive Development and/or dream interpretation. In addition to the discussion, everyone will receive a five minute intuitive reading or dream interpretation. Fee for each session is $20.
Please call 510/526-5510 or email