Global Dreaming News

May 2007

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

- Dream Video Picks of the Month
- Lucid Dreaming Experiment at Dreamschool
- Toko-pa Turner's Dreamspeak Column
- Dream Journals on the Net

Physical world:
- IASD News: Annual Conference and Radio Show
- New Mexico: Victoria Rabinowe
- UK: Dream Conference

Books, movies, research:
- Ashtiany: Interpretation of Dreams in Islamic Lands
- Researching Dream Experiences that Influence Your Life

- 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? This month we have a theme of dream walks.

Silent Dream Walk - André Reis

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me - Dream

Walking Dream : Animation - itsjelly

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

Richard Wilkerson

Lucid Dreaming Experiment at Dreamschool

Dreamschool organizes a Global Lucid Dreaming Experiment at April 29th. The goal is to further humanity's awareness of common Mind experiences and stimulate dialogue and further research and development into humankind's super-normal potential.


Toko-pa Turner's Dreamspeak Column

Toko-pa Turner started a weekly column about dreams on her blog. Find the link to that column, a great discussion forum, workshops, dream interpretation and more on the website.

Dream Journals on the Net

Simon's dream log has illustrations with some of the dreams:

Rob Couture has his dreams tagged so you can browse by category:

Maximilian in Dreamland, also tagged with categories:

I'm especially looking for current dream journals that present drawings and other pictures. Please email me if you know one.

Harry Bosma

Physical world

IASD News: Annual Conference and Radio Show

The Spirit Of The Dream -- June 29 To July 3, 2007

This is planet earth's biggest dream conference ever! Drink in the majestic splendor of California's famous wine country while exploring your dreams.

You can now check out the full schedule (over 200 presentations!) and list of presenters, including updated information on the pre-conference in-depth workshops on June 29th, continuing education (CE), and special events, as well as transportation and lodging and much more. Abstracts will come online in the first week of May.

Register now, enter The Spirit of the Dream, and join our dream community on the beautiful campus of Sonoma State University, in Rohnert Park, California (in wine country, one hour north of San Francisco). Visit the IASD 2007 conference page for more information. Help IASD by sharing this link with a friend or colleague.

Electric Dreamers Special

Free 6 week online History of Dreams Course for any subscriber that signs up for the 2007 IASD conference between May 1 and June 1, 2007. Just send a copy of your IASD conference registration receipt via email to and say "Richard, I've signed up for the 2007 IASD conference, please put me on the next DreamGate History of Dreams online course!" Course materials are delivered twice a week for six weeks, you can do the exercises as they arrive or save them up and do them at your own pace. More course info at

Dream Time Radio Show

IASD's "Dream Time", an Internet radio program, is broadcasting each Wednesday at 9am Pacific (Noon Eastern), the show airs with a rebroadcast 12 hours later. This series with many famous dream experts is going to end in May.

May 2: Working in Dream Groups - Jeremy Taylor, Bob Haden

The IASD website:

New Mexico: Victoria Rabinowe

May 8, 2007: Rules of the Road

A Dreamer’s Deck of Divination Cards.

Are you exceeding the speed limit? Are you going the wrong way? Should you be yielding to oncoming traffic? Should you be proceeding with caution? What are the alternative routes?

May 12, 2007: The Art of the Dream

Exhibition and Open Studio with over 100 dream books and illustrated journals by artist/dreamers.

Guests are invited to a hands-on exhibit of one hundred hand-crafted dream books embellished with montage, collage, drawings and creative writings by members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group (B.A.G.). These intuitive and experimental dream books have been created in response to thought provoking universal, archetypal themes in weekly “Art of the Dream” workshops with Victoria Rabinowe. Born out of the realm of mystery and paradox, these books contain intriguing dreamwork that is narrative, symbolic and mythic.

May 15, 2007: Queen of the Night

Dreams of the Mother, In Honor of Mother’s Day

The Mother is the channel for bringing our soul to life. Like an alchemist, she transforms our spirit into form.

May 22, 2007: Pilgrim's Progress

"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." - André Gide

May 29, 2007: Rememberance

In honor of Memorial Day. Bring a dream of a Dearly Departed One.

Visit the website:

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

UK: Dream Conference

2nd International Conference of the Nordic and North European Network for the Study of Dreams
7 - 9th September 2007 at Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln, England

The deadline for submitting presentations expired on April 27th 2007. So far far the countries represented with presentations are the UK, USA, Netherlands and Switzerland. Submissions from Denmark, Germany and Sweden are also expected, but weren't received yet at the time of writing this news item.

For more information try this direct link:

Or alternatively, find the conferences link at the homepage of the Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln website:

Books, movies, research

Ashtiany: Interpretation of Dreams in Islamic Lands

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

Researching Dream Experiences that Influence Your Life

The goal of this questionnaire is to study dream experiences that influence your life or have a special quality in somebody's existence. The results of this questionnaire will be presented at the annual IASD Conference, which will be held in Sonoma, California, USA from June 28 to July 3, 2007.

Hermine Mensink works as health care psychologist and psychotherapist from her office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has been a member of the IASD since 1994 and became a Board member in June, 2006. Professor Bierman supervises the project. He has worked for the Dutch Institute of Parapsychology for many years.


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 .