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Dolores J. Nurss

4500 W. Speedway #16
Tucson, AZ, 85745

United States

Occupation
Writer/Artist/Homemaker
Internet Presence

Website: www.dreamdeer@grailmedia.com

About Dolores J. Nurss

Powerful dreams since early childhood caught my attention, and then narcolepsy made it imperative to make the best of the situation by learning how to use dreams. But the most important reason why I'm in IASD is a dream:

In high school I dreamed that I was one of many human slaves on a starship, owned by aliens. They gave me and one other person the job of "Random Factor". We both had the highest two IQs on the ship, yet did the most menial work. We went from department to department, lending a helping hand wherever we could, learning a little bit of everything. In that position, our job description required us to integrate all departments and create synergy, for instance carrying a cook's insight on making a better omelet from the galley to engineering, where the same chemistry principles might apply to improving fuel efficiency.

Except I used my position to foment a revolution, my hand unseen. I discreetly got people from different departments to meet by "chance", I conveyed subversive information from one part of the ship to the next, slipped into gossip, I made sure that the right people just happened to stumble upon the right book or the key to munitions, and so forth.

The revolution succeeded! Nobody knew my hand in making it happen, of course. As a human woman took over the Captain's Chair, she called me and my partner to the bridge. With disdain she said, "Now we'll have to find real jobs for the two of you."

"No," I replied. "You will always need the Random Factors."

That dream prophesied the course of my entire adult life. For various reasons I never went to a four-year college. I have no letters after my name, no claim to academia. My role in IASD is as the Random Factor.

My notes on the IASD

Dr. Jeremy Taylor first told me about IASD, and it seemed like a perfect fit. I see IASD as a synergy-enhancer between a wide range of dream-related disciplines.

 List of dream-related publications and/or web sites where my work is featured.

My website, listed above, links to my dream-based fiction. Click "Tales of the Tili`an" to find an index of links to stories, novels, and essays. Each story or chapter includes some explanation of the dreams which inspired that particular portion of the Tili`an saga, usually through a link at the bottom titled "Dream Notes".

"Dreams About Everything" on the same page links to a dreamgroup on any subject that happens to come up. It is restricted to adults due to the sensitive nature of some dreams.

The link titled Faerie Exploration International, refers to a group interested in fairies, particularly those arising in dreams. For more information about why I created a group with this specialized interest, see my video presentation on fairy dreaming on my husband's Vimeo site, at [url+http://website]http://vimeo.com/14487381

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