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About Jean Campbell

International Dreamwork




In February of 2001, I contacted approximately forty IASD members with the idea of creating an Online Guide to International Dream Work, as an adjunct to the Dream Time International Issue I had been asked to guest edit.

The response to the idea of an Online Guide, from members all over the world, was immediate and positive. From places as far flung as Chile and Korea, from Austria to Australia, IASD members began the arduous task of putting together histories of dream work, and lists of dream researchers and practitioners--not just in one language, but sometimes in two or three.

One year later, in January of 2002, the first results of all this work were ready to be put up online here at the IASD web site: Austria, created by Johanna Vedral; Australia, from Victoria Quinton; Chile, by Rosa Anwandter; the Netherlands, from Berthe Bogers and Tjitske Wijingaard; and Switzerland, by Art Funkhouser, with the help of Christoph Gassmann.

But that was only the beginning. In the many countries from which IASD draws its membership, others of the Guides (as we came to call ourselves over months of e-mails) are still hard at work.

The Online Guide to International Dream Work is an ongoing project, a document to which additions are both desired and expected. If, after taking a look at the Online Guide, you feel drawn to work on it, or to contribute, just contact me at jccampb@aol.com , and I will put you in touch with the right people.


No online project comes together without extensive, behind the scenes assistance. In this case, we would like to thank IASD Web Master, Richard Wilkerson, and online volunteers Elizabeth Diaz and Susan Amon.

There have been a number of advisors for this project, people with knowledge of dream work and research outside the U.S., as well as those who could represent IASD and its policies. Thanks for support and assistance go to: Robbie Bosnak, Rita Dwyer, Ernest Hartmann, Stanley Krippner, and Alan Siegel.

We hope that you enjoy this Guide. Tell your friends about it. Introduce it to the schools in your area, where it can be used for language instruction as well as in classes like psychology or history.

For more information about IASD's international mission, read the Spring 2002 issue of the IASD magazine, Dream Time (International, Special Issue) scheduled for May, 2002.

Jean Campbell, co-chair
ASD Development Committee


About Jean Campbell  

Jean Campbell

 Jean Campbell
Portsmouth VA 
E-mail jccampb@aol.com

One Sunday morning, when I was four years old, I excitedly said to my family at the breakfast table, "Last night, I flew all the way to the bottom of the stairs, and I didn't even hurt myself."
"Ohh," they laughed. "That was just a dream."

Just a dream, I thought sadly and, taking my cue from them, neglected my dreams for the next twenty years. Fortunately, before I reached thirty, my dreaming self woke me up. I have spent the rest of my life trying to recapture and understand the magic of that early dream, somewhat successfully.

In 1984, when IASD was formed, I was one of its first members, and one of its first conference presenters. How exciting it was to meet other people with goals similar to mine. At the time, I was director of a consciousness research organization, Poseidia Institute, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Among other things, I conducted dream research.

Although I left the field of dreams shortly after that, to pursue doctoral studies at The American University in Washington, D.C., I was lured back to IASD in the early '90s for the same reason the organization attracted me in the first place: people who were as curious about dreams as I was. I became the Public Bulletin Board host on the IASD web site <asdreams.org>in 1999.

A particular interest I have pursued is the ability of people to dream together. Several different group dreaming experiments were conducted over a period of ten years. Some of the results of this research have been published in articles, but I am currently writing a book about the project: Group Dreaming: Dreams to the Tenth Power.

More recently, since training in Energetic Metatherapy with Dr. Hector Curi-Kano, my interest has turned to teaching people how to utilize body consciousness while working with dreams. And I have begun to conduct individual sessions and workshops in DreamWork/BodyWork.

My all-time favorite dream book, though not entirely a dream book, is Jane Roberts' The Nature of Personal Reality. And my favorite dream course, the one that started it all, is recounted above.

For more, see my IASD Member Page


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