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Jean Campbell

408 Elmhurst Lane, Portsmouth VA 23701

United States

Occupation
dream worker / educator / writer
Internet Presence

About Jean Campbell

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 ASD 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 ASD 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 ASD web site www.asdreams.org in 1999, and co-chair of the ASD Development Committee in 2001. After being elected to the IASD Board of Directors in 2003, I became the 2006-2007 President of the organization.

A particular interest I have pursued is the ability of people to dream together. The results of this work have been published in my recent book Group Dreaming: Dreams to the Tenth Power. I also conduct individual sessions and workshops in DreamWork/BodyWork.

Since 9/11, I have moderated a Yahoo discussion group called The World Dreams Peace Bridge. I am also the CEO of a nonprofit organization, The iMAGE Project.

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

My notes on the IASD
 List of dream-related publications and/or web sites where my work is featured.

Campbell, J. "Beyond Dreaming," Dream Craft, 1/1,1-2.

__________. Group Dreaming: Dreams to the Tenth Power. Norfolk, VA: Wordminder Press, 2006

__________. "Dealing With Precognitive Dreamer Guilt" [Online] Available: http://dreamtalk.hypermart.net/campbell/dreamer_guilt.htm

__________. Dreams Beyond Dreaming. Norfolk VA: Donning, 1980.

__________. "Dreams and the Creative Self." Electric Dreams, 6/9 (September, 1999). [Online] Available: http://www.dreamgate.com/dream/ed-backissues/ed6-9.txt

__________. "Group Dreaming Research Report." Dream Craft, 2/2,1,3-4.

__________. "The World Dreams Peace Bridge as a Long-Term Journaling Project," Electric Dreams, 9-7,2002 [Online] Available: http://dreamgate.com/dream/ed-backissues/ed9-7.txt

Garfield,P., J.Malamud, J.Campbell, A.S. Wiseman, and G. Halliday. "Mental Health Applications (of Dreams): A Panel Discussion. Presented at ASDII, 1984. [Online] Available: http://www.sawka.com/spiritwatch/mental_health_applications.htm

Zweig,C. "See you in my dreams' test works." Brain/Mind Bulletin, 10/1 (Oct. 1984),3.

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