The ONLINE ASD 2001 Dream Telepathy Contest
July 13-17, 2001
About the Contest
For many years the Association for the Study of Dreams Annual Conference
has hosted a Dream Telepathy Contest. A favorite conference special
event, the contest design reproduces in simplified form the experiments
of Montague Ullman and Stanley Krippner done at the Maimonides Dream Laboratory
in Brooklyn, NY and reported in their book Dream Telepathy Experiments
in Nocturnal ESP (Penguin Books, 1973). Robert Van de Castle, who successfully
participated as a telepathic receiver in the original research at Maimonides,
initiated this contest at the second annual ASD conference at the University
of Virginia in 1985.
In the past, only those who physically attended the ASD conference could
participate in this intriguing event. Beginning last year, the facilitators
Bob Van de Castle and Rita Dwyer (with the help of Richard Wilkerson, Jean
Campbell, Scott Hughes, Ed Kellogg and Linda Magallón) have opened
the Dream Telepathy Contest to those who would like to participate online
How will the ONLINE
ASD 2001 Dream Telepathy Contest Work?
The target pool consists of four pictures sealed in opaque envelopes.
The pictures are kept secret until the day after the event.
On Friday night, July 13, 2001, a designated sender (non-participant)
will randomly select one of the envelopes, which he/she will open later
on in private. During the night the sender will "telepathically
broadcast" the selected picture, in terms of the image itself and
of its associated cognitive and emotional content. Try to "tune
into" this broadcast while you are dreaming.
here to meet the designated sender!
The next morning, Saturday, July 14, 2001, write down any dreams
in detail, paying particular attention to dreams in which you feel that
you may have successfully "tuned in".
By 9 AM Pacific Daylight Time (12 noon EDT) volunteers at the ASD Conference
will have posted graphic images of each of the four target pictures at this
site. Surf to The Four Picture Targets and select the best match
between your dream and one of the pictures.
To qualify as an official entry, you must
Submit your dreams before
12 PM PDT
(3 PM EDT) Saturday, July 14th
- At the top of your entry, type an identification. You may use your
actual name, your e-mail address or make up a chat room name.
- Type the number of the target picture (#1, #2, #3 or #4) you feel best
matches your dream(s).
- Type the dream(s).
- I am dreaming that...
Then, do one of these:
1. Post your entry on the ASD 2001 Dream Telepathy thread of the ASD
Bulletin Board at http://www.asdreams.org/subidxdiscussionsbboard.htm
2. E-mail your entry to DreamRita@aol.com.
Sometime on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 we will post the target
picture, so that you can judge for yourself the success of your efforts.
You can read about the ASD 1999 Dream Telepathy Contest at: http://www.asdreams.org/telepathy/99dwyer.htm
Or the ASD 2000 Dream Telepathy Contest at: http://www.asdreams.org/telepathy/contest2000/index.htm
How can I Incubate
a Telepathic Dream?
Many methods for dream incubation exist, but the key to all of them is
focused intent before you dream and clear recall after you awaken.
To concentrate on the contest just before going to sleep, you might simply
say to yourself:
"Tonight I will have a vivid dream about the ASD 2001 Dream Telepathy
Contest target picture.
Tomorrow morning when I wake, I will have clear, detailed recall of
In the morning, before you get out of bed, run your dream over and over
in your mind. Once the dream is firm in your memory, rise and write out
everything you can recall. Even seemingly unimportant dream fragments may
relate to the dream target.
Then come view the four picture targets. Be ready to e-mail your dream
or post it on the ASD Bulletin Board.