I was introduced to the IASD by my friend Dr. Arthur Funkhouser.
For me the most important aspect of the IASD is the scientific and neurological analysis of the dream-state and attempting to understand the role and purpose of this unique but universal experience. We need to understand if dreams are simply an epiphenomenon of brain processes or are they a portal to another level of consciousness denied the waking brain. We need to understand more about subjects like Lucid Dreaming, Hypnogogia, the OOB, dream precognitions and Distance Viewing. Are these real and if they are how can it be proven empirically? I am keen to find answers and I am sure that the IASD is an organisation that shares my aims and objectives.