Jean Campbell, Linda Magallon, Ernest Hartmann, Robert Moss, Robert Van de
Castle, Alan Siegel and more....
The Bulletin Board for the Association for the Study of Dreams was conceived
and brought to live by Jayne Gackenbach in 1995 in a whirlwind of controversy
and has maintained a steady flow of information and discussion for nearly five
years. The board has had many hosts and has plans to bring on some real giants
in dreams and dreaming for the 21st Century.
The only drawback, (or its shining glory to some) is that the meaning of
actual dreams cannot be discussed. But even with this limitation, the message
board creates a friendly face to dreamers from around the world. The web based
bulletin board also has wonderful hosts, such as myself, Richard Wilkerson in
San Francisco, Ad Christiaensen in the Netherlands and currently Jean Campbell
from the USA East Coast.
Please stop by, ask question about the process of dreaming, science of
dreaming, or current events in the field.
Here is a little more on information from the current host. Jean Campbell
Not long ago I listened to some people discuss how difficult it is to get
people to participate in dream lucidity. Around twenty years ago I had a
conversation with Anne Faraday, one of the first people to popularize dream
work, in which she said she and other researchers doubted that dream lucidity
might exist. I say we have come quite a distance in twenty years.
For me, most of that twenty years has been spent exploring dreams in one way
or another. I have had a book published, DREAMS BEYOND DREAMING, and have
conducted some research on group dreaming that gained international acclaim. The
history of this group dreaming research, done through Poseidia Institute which I
then directed, is being collected for the dream book
I am currently writing: GROUP DREAMING: DREAMS TO THE TENTH POWER Recently my
research has taken me along another path though. Much of dream work, like
traditional psychology, involves only talking. Yet, as therapist Stanley
Kelleman says, "We embody our dreams." I have studied for the past
eight years with Hector Kuri Cano, a Mexican therapist who developed what he
called Energetic Metatherapy, a method of bioenergetic body work involving all
levels of body, mind, and spirit. I have discovered that when dreams are brought
to this type of work, the understanding, because it comes from a cellular and
experimental experiential level, is much deeper.
Dreams are a human magic, and have the potential to unite us.
I am reminded of a slogan I saw once stitched in silk on a sweater in an
exclusive Georgetown shop: "Dream the Revolution."