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.
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.