The International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) will hold its annual interdisciplinary conference June 26-30 at the Wyndham Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The theme of the conference is Earth Dreaming: 25 years of Carrying the Dream Forward. It will focus on dreams and ecology, anthropology and archeology, among other topics.
Keynote speaker Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., bases his talk, “Everyone Who Dreams Partakes of Shamanism,” on a comment taken from the Paratinin Indians of the Amazon. Dr. Krippner, professor of Psychology at Saybrook Graduate School and author of numerous books and articles on dreams, will discuss perceptions of reality and the grass roots dream movement.
He is a past president of IASD and recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Barbara Tedlock, Ph.D., considers dreaming as a spiritual refuge between ourselves and the multilayered world surrounding us. Her keynote talk, “The Shamanic Power and Spirituality of Dreaming,” explains how in shamanic traditions the dreaming process is used as a process of transformation.
Dr. Tedlock is distinguished professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she teaches courses in psychological anthropology, religion and the arts.”
Invited presenter Robert Moss will explore “The Secret History of Dreaming,” He will share how a dream led to one of the biggest oil finds in history and how Harriet Tubman guided slaves to freedom on the Underground Railway thanks to her dreams. He will discuss “dream archeology” and how the skills of shamans, scholars and detectives are needed to fathom the past and prepare for our future history. Born in Australia, Mr. Moss is a former lecturer in ancient history at the Australian National University and has written numerous books on dreaming.
Stephen Aizenstat will present on Dream Tending, a method of working with dreams that considers dream images as “living images.” It makes the particularity and presence of these images available to the dreamer. Dr. Aizenstat is the founding president of Pacifica Graduate Institute, a private graduate school offering masters and doctoral programs in psychology and mythological studies.
Over 100 Presentations, Workshops and Dream Events
The IASD conference will consist of more than 100 presentations, workshops and other events over a four-day period. The conference offers something for everyone-from lay dreamers to scholars, researchers and therapists. Participants may sign up for continuing education credits. IASD is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, and IASD maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. IASD is also a CE provider for the BBSE California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.
About the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD)
IASD was founded in 1983 and is the premiere dream organization in the world. Its mission is to promote scientific research and personal exploration of the study of dreams and to provide an educational forum for the interdisciplinary exchange and discussion of such information among the scientific and professional communities and the general public. For more information visit IASD’s website at http://www.IASDreams.org