DRI Events, CPD & New Book on Dreams!

IASD Annual Conference

Join us at the IASD 36th Annual conference at Rolduc, Netherlands: 19 – 25 June 2019.  A number of DRI/CCPE members will be presenting, offering workshops and attending:

Panel Presentation: Dreams and holistic health: Transpersonal perspectives on therapeutic applications of dreamwork – Sunday, 23 June, 1:30-3:30pm
• David Billington – Dreaming wellbeing: a mixed-methods study into the therapeutic benefits of the Waking Dream Process
• Judy Pascoe – An inquiry into personal dream experience: Using dreams as guidance to create art
• Debra Deaville – The Wisdom of Dreams: Casting Light on Alchemical Research
• Nigel Hamilton – The therapeutic significance of moving and interacting within the space of a lucid dream

Dream Group: Radical Ritual – Exploring the Asklepion Dream Incubation Process – Ancient Myth as Healer
• Laura Payne – This dream group will meet daily to experiment with and explore the ancient rituals of the Asklepion dream incubation techniques. Participants will experience the restoration of the creative imagination to the healing process and have a deeper understanding of how our souls in dream state connect our bodies to the flow of healing imagery.

*Do let us know if you are planning to present or attend. Please note the IASD conference accommodations at Rolduc Abbey are now fully booked, but there are hotels nearby that are within walking distance or a short cab ride. Contact Melinda Powell if you need more information: [email protected]

Deadlines to Be Aware Of

The proposal submission deadline has past. Last day for pre-ordered meals – 16 June 2019
Conference Opens (on site registrations welcome) – 21 June 2019

Please see the IASD website for more information.

New: Dream Research Anthology 

This two-volume set, edited by Bob Hoss, Robert Gongloff and Katja Valli, examines dreams and dreaming from a variety of angles—biological, psychological, and sociocultural—in order to provide readers with a holistic introduction to this fascinating subject.

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the physiology, psychology, and cultural contexts of dreaming
  • Explores both dream theory and the practical applications of dreamwork in everyday life
  • Features contributions by more than 75 authors, all recognized experts in their fields
  • Offers readers suggestions for further reading and additional study in an extensive bibliography

Nigel Hamilton has contributed a piece on “Psychospiritual Transformation: Light, Colour and Symmetry” and Melinda Powell on “Metaphoric Presence in Dreams” based on a study of dreams in the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre archive. Dave Billington’s MA paper “Client Experience of the Waking Dream Process” was cited in a chapter on “Clinical Application of Dreamwork”

The Religious Experience Research Centre Conference (RERC) 2019

The Future of the Study of Religious and Spiritual Experience:

50th Anniversary of the RERC

1st-3rd July 2019, Lampeter Campus
University of Wales
Trinity St. David

In 1969 Sir Alister Hardy invited scholars to Oxford to discuss whether a scientific approach to the study of religious and spiritual experience was possible. Following this symposium he founded the Religious Experience Research Centre (RERC).

This 3-day conference celebrates the 50th anniversary of the RERC and will take place at the Lampeter campus of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David which hosts the research centre now. The conference will look back at the work of the research centre during the past five decades and also look forward to the future.

The RERC Conference will offer opportunities to senior academics as well as Master’s students and doctoral researchers to present their work on topics related to religious and spiritual experience.

Melinda Powell, DRI Director, has undertaken a preliminary study of 51 dreams from the RERC archive, showing how the root metaphor of transpersonal “Presence” is experienced in dreams described as “religious or spiritual”. She will be presenting at the conference. Please contact [email protected] if you are also planning to attend.

DRI Research Project – Request for Dreams!

In conjunction with the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Reseearch Centre (RERC), the DRI is collecting accounts of people’s spiritual or religious experiences in dreams. If you have ever had a spiritual or religious experience in a dream, and are 18 years or older,  you are invited to take part in our ‘Dream States, Spirituality and Wellbeing’ research project. Click  here to take part in the survey.

–TRC , Paris, 2019–

Engaging the Transformative Dimensions of Consciousness in Research

September 30-October 1, 2019 in Paris, France
Organized by the Transpersonal Research Network (TRN)

Following the
XIX EUROTAS Conference, France, September 25-29, 2019

A spectrum of transformative approaches to research is now developing in many fields, reflecting a renewed spirit of collaboration within mainstream science and an emerging recognition that consciousness, research, and concrete applications are interrelated in the study of complex topics. In this era of collaboration, transpersonal researchers can offer unique experience and contribute to the development of transformative approaches to research throughout mainstream science. TRC 2019 Paris is dedicated to furthering this development and invites proposals that offer research approaches that explore the transpersonal dimensions of consciousness in the conduct of research. TRC 2019 at Forum 104, Paris, Montparnasse

The venue for TRC 2019 is Forum 104, a cultural-spiritual association and charity founded in 1904 with a beautiful garden, located in Montparnasse in central Paris. There are plenty of restaurants and accommodations in the vicinity.

Dwight Turner and Debra Deaville are attending.

Additional information can be found on the Transpersonal Research Network webpage at
www.transpersonalresearchnetwork.com. You may also contact us at [email protected]

What’s on with Dreams in London and beyond?

Dream News in London Dream Auction Preview

rosenfeld porcini is pleased to invite you to a performance by Bongsu Park

1st – 7th July 2019

In Korea there is an interesting culture of dealing with dreams. People who have had good dreams for example, such as one involving a pig which traditionally alludes to the arrival of wealth, can actually sell their dream to someone else. Any dream which has a positive interpretation has a value that makes it a desirable asset for someone else to acquire. Koreans buy and sell dreams for fun. The artist Bongsu Park is going to make this transaction of an intangible asset more external and organised in the form of a public auction.

For the DREAM AUCTION people will be able to register their dreams as text and submit them to the auction through the website: www.DreamAuction.org. The dreams submitted will be listed as the text written, printed and framed, ready for purchase. The dreams will remain unedited from the time of submission.

The DREAM AUCTION will be hosted by CHRISTIE’S, the Fine Art Auctioneers at their headquarters in London in 2019. Professional auctioneer Roger McIlroy will act as consultant and mentor for this unusual project. 

Money raised from the auction will go to creative charities. In so doing, the artist hopes the process of sharing dreams could positively affect not just those participating, but also other people’s futures and dreams. 

In tandem with the DREAM AUCTION Bongsu Park is going to create extended events such as discussions and performances. The first performance will be held at ACCESS SPACE in Sheffield on 20th October 2018. An accompanying score will feature musicians Charlie Collins and Ryoko Akama, whilst the participants’ dream texts will be a central component of the sound creation. Access Space, Sheffield3-7 Sidney St, Sheffield S1 4RG

The next performance is being prepared and will be held at the PRINT ROOM CORONET THEATRE in London between 1st -7th July 2019. The performance will function as a preview for the DREAM AUCTION and as a ritual in the transfer of dream ownership. Please refer to the website for more information: www.DreamAuction.org


Rosenfield Porcini Gallery
37 Rathbone Street, London W1T 1NZ