About Fariba Bogzaran, Ph.D.
Fariba Bogzaran, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Founding Director of the Dream Studies Program at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, California. She has been teaching for the Department of Consciousness Studies and Arts and Consciousness at JFKU since 1989. Dr. Bogzaran has been pioneering research and writing on transpersonal experiences in lucid dreaming. In mid 80's, she worked in a research team for the Lucidity Project at Stanford Sleep Laboratory and was a program chair and a Board member for Lucidity Association and Association for the Study of Dreams (ASD). She started the ASD arts in 1988 and curated numerous shows on dream inspired art. In1998 with the surrealist painter Gordon Onslow Ford she co-founded a non-profit art organization, Lucid Art Foundation.
My notes on the IASD
I joined IASD and attended the first inaugural conference in San Francisco, 1984. The meeting was one of the most memorable and important moments in my professional life. At the time I was a graduate student in clinical psychology and was teaching an undergraduate experimental group on Psychology of Sleep and Dreams as part of a course on Psychology of Consciousness at the University of Regina in Canada. For the first time I found a sympathetic group I could share my work and experience.
The following year perhaps was one of the highlights of the IASD conferences for me as I deeply connected to my life-long friends and colleagues. I attended the conferences regularly for many years and developed a very rich connection with so many incredible researchers, scholars, artists, clinicians and scientists.
Since art was not represented at IASD at the beginning, I decided to focus my contribution to this organization in the arts. My background in art helped to first informally start ASD arts in 1985 and then more formally established the Arts in 1988. I Chaired the IASD arts by curating, jury and consulting until 1999.
My other involvement in the organization was as Board Member in early 90s; Program Chair in 1991 and serving on the Historical and Educational committee. As a founding director of the Dream Studies program at JFKU, I organized two regional IASD conferences at my university and have been a presenter at the IASD conferences since 1987. For sheer love of the organization, every so often, I do a major multi-media performance and presentation at the opening or for the closing at the conferences.
IASD and its conferences is an important educational ground for anyone who seek to learn, network and be part of a community of professional dream researchers, scholars and practitioners.
List of dream-related publications and/or web sites where
my work is featured.
-Integral Dreaming: A Holistic Approach to Dreams with Daniel Deslauriers, (2012), State University of New York Press (SUNY).
-The Third Script: Lucidity of Light. (2008), Point Reyes Station: Numina Books.
-The Five Keys to the Secret World of Remedios Varo, (2008)
Tere Arcq, Fariba Bogzaran, Jaime Moreno Villarreal, Janet Kaplan, et al, Artes de Mexico. (Bogzarans chapter on Dreams of Alchemy).
-Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work With Them, (2002)
SUNY Press. Stanley Krippner; Fariba Bogzaran; Andre Percia De Carvalho.
Selected Articles, Essays and Chapters:
-Contemplating Lucid Dreaming: East/West View. Chapter in On Dreams and Dreaming, (2011), Book edited by Sudhir Kakar
-Lucid Dreaming: History and Practice. Chapter in Perchance to Dream: The Frontiers of Dream Psychology, (2009). Book co-edited by Stanley Krippner and Debbie Joffe Ellis, Nova Publishers https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog
-Landscapes of Consciousness, (2008), Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco.
-Spiritual Dimensions of Lucid Dreaming, (2006). Elixir. New York.
-Eggs Dreaming: Creation vs Destruction, (2005). Dreamtime, Fall issue.
-Creative Mind Dreaming Mind, (2005). Shift: At the Frontiers of Consciousness. Institute of Noetic Sciences. March-May. No. 6.
-Dreaming at the Edge of the Century, (2004). Dreamtime, Vol. 21, No.1
-Lucid Art and Hyperspace Lucidity, (2003). Dreaming. Vol. 13 (1) Klumer Academic/Human sciences Press.
Images of the Lucid Mind: A Phenomenological Study of Lucid Dreaming and Modern Paintings, 1996. U.M.I. Michigan.
Experiencing the Divine in the Lucid Dream State,1989. U.M.I. Michigan.