Global Dreaming News

January 2007

Email all dream news to Harry Bosma at his special address.

- Dream Video Picks of the Month
- Dreams received for the Planetary Dream 2006
- Lotus Dream website

Physical world:
- IASD News: Radio Show
- New Mexico: Victoria Rabinowe

Books, movies, research:
- Ashtiany: The Interpretation of Dreams in Islamic Lands
- Szpakowska: Magic, Dreams and Prophecy in Ancient Egypt
- Applications of Lucid Dreaming

- Pregnancy Dreams Study
- Various calenders
- Strephon Says: Podcasts and blog
- Ritual DaFuMu for Peace


Dream Video Picks of the Month

Creating and sharing videos is now easier than ever before. What are dreamers putting online?

Three animated nightmares, a Very clever mix of animated dreams while dreamer narrates, with information between the sequences:

The Red Blanket scence from the Science of Sleep:

The Dream Cube. A mysterious cube brings dreams to life:

Have you found other dream videos, or created your own, let us know.

Richard Wilkerson

Dreams received for the Planetary Dream 2006

Hello Dreamers!

The received dreams for the Planetary dream 06 have been put on the Oniros site: 15 participants.


Your corrections, commentaries, illustrations and interpretations are welcomed.

Thanks to the participants and a happy new year 2007 :-)

Best dreaming and waking states regards,

The webmaster
Roger Ripert

Lotus Dream website

Jacquie Lewis, Ph.D., a researcher and author on dreams in the Chicago area, now has a new news and information site about dreams and dreaming. Jacquie is also the E-News editor for the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

Physical world

IASD News: Radio Show

IASD is excited to announce "Dream Time," an Internet radio program. This new show will focus on IASD's support of dream studies and dreamwork and will aired be on Modavox's VoiceAmericaT Health & Wellness Channel You can also listen through a link from the IASD, The show will be hosted by IASD Past President and Executive Officer, Bob Hoss. Beginning February 14, 2007 and broadcasting each Wednesday at 9am Pacific (Noon Eastern), the show will air with a rebroadcast 12 hours later.

IASD member Layne Dalfen was interviewed in an article "Nightmare Turned into Dream Job," which appeared in the Montreal's Gazette on December 16, 2006. To read the article visit:

The publishers of The Dream Book: A Young Person's Guide to Understanding Dreams, by Patricia Garfield, Ph.D. Co-founder and President (1998-9) of IASD, are printing a second edition. The book also previously won the 2002 Parent's Guide to Children's Media Award.

The IASD website:

New Mexico: Victoria Rabinowe

January 16, 2007 THE VOICE OF FREEDOM (Martin Luther King)
January 23, 2007 IN THE BEGINNING: CREATION MYTH (New Year)
January 30, 2007 THE SHADOW (Groundhog Day)
February 6, 2007 THE TREE OF LIFE: AXIS MUNDI (Arbor Day / Tu B’shevat)

Visit the website:

Victoria Rabinowe
Dreaming Arts Studio
1432 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe
505 988-1086

Books, movies, research

Ashtiany: The Interpretation of Dreams in Islamic Lands

Dreaming Across Boundaries: The Interpretation of Dreams in Islamic Lands
by Serpil Bagci, Olga M. Davidson, Yehoshua Frenkel, Rotraud E. Hansberger, Hagar Kahana-Smilansky, Jonathan G. Katz, Leah Kinberg, John C. Lamoreaux, Mohammad J. Mahallati, Eric Ormsby, Sholeh A. Quinn, Khalid Sindawi, Mohsen Ashtiany (Editor)

Descriptions of dreams abound in the literatures of the Near East and North Africa. The Prophet Muhammad endowed them with a theological dimension, saying that after him "true dreams" would be the only channel for prophecy. Dreams were often used to support conflicting theological and political arguments, and the local chronicles contain many accounts of royal dreams justifying the advent of new dynasties.

This volume explores the context of these theological speculations and political aspirations through the medium of dreams to present fascinating insights into the social history of the pre-modern Islamic world in all its cultural diversity. Wider cultural exchanges are discussed through concrete examples such as the Arabic version of the Aristotelian treatise De divinatione per somnum. Some of the current scholarly assumptions about dreams being merely stylized expressions of social conventions are challenged by personal reports that express individual personalities, self-awareness, and spiritual development.

This is the first volume of the Ilex Series on Themes and Traditions. The series explores cross-cultural constructs without losing sight of the rich texture of local variations of traditions or beliefs.

Szpakowska: Magic, Dreams and Prophecy in Ancient Egypt

Through a Glass Darkly: Magic, Dreams and Prophecy in Ancient Egypt
by Kasia Szpakowska

Magic, dreams, and prophecy played important roles in ancient Egypt, as recent scholarship has increasingly made clear. In this volume eminent international Egyptologists come together to explore such divination across a wide period.

Table of contents:
- The Social Context of Magic in the 3rd Millennium & Middle Kingdom (John Baines);
- The End is Near (Leonard Lesko);
- Corn Mummies: "Amulets of Life" (Maria Costanza Centrone);
- The Spitting Goddess and the Stoney Eye: Divinity and Flint in Pharaonic Egypt (Carolyn Graves-Brown);
- Magic, Dreams and Prophecy in Egyptian Narrative Literature (Alan B Lloyd);
- Nocturnal Ciphers in the Ancient Near East: Egyptian Dream Exegesis from a Comparative Perspective (Scott Noegel);
- In Search of the Sorcerer's Apprentice (Daniel Ogden);
- Sinuhe's Dream (Richard B Parkinson);
- A black cat from right, and a scarab on your head: New sources for Ancient Egyptian Divination (Joachim Quack);
- The Dreams of the Twins of St. Petersburg (John Ray);
- 'and each staff transformed into a snake' The Serpent Wand in Egyptian Magic (Robert K Ritner);
- A Lost Dream Episode (Anthony J Spalinger);
- Introduction: Tomorrow is Yesterday (Kasia Szpakowska);
- Entangled or Connected: The power of knots and knotting in Ancient Egypt (Willemina Wendrich).

Applications of Lucid Dreaming

Daniel Erlacher requests your help with an online survey on applications of lucid dreaming. The survey comes in three languages: German, English, and Dutch. Look for the language links at the top of the page.


Pregnancy Dreams Study

You can help dream research gain a better understanding of the amazing realm of dreams through participation in a short study on dreams during pregnancy!

The search is on for any woman who is pregnant, or man who is expecting a child and is willing to offer a written account of a dream that they have had during that time. The only participation required for the study is a signed consent form and the dream write up. All info will be entirely confidential, and the dreams will only be identified as from a man or a woman, age, and trimester. Both consent form and dream write up can be sent over email so the process is quick and easy. If you have any questions, or if you or somebody you know may be interested in participating please email.

Marena Koukis

Various calenders

Nicole Gratton (Canada):

Robert Moss (USA):

Jeremy Taylor (California):

Strephon Says: Podcasts and blog

Strephon Kaplan-Williams is an international expert on dreams and dreamwork. Now in retirement age Strephon gives his podcasts.

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 .