Leading Lights in Dreams and the Development of Consciousness

Gayle Delaney, Ph.D., is Director of the Delaney & Flowers Dream Center and an international lecturer and media spokesperson for dreams in English, French and Italian. She has written several books, including Breakthrough Dreaming, The Dream Kit and Sensual Dreaming, and edited New Directions in Dream Interpretation. She was the Founding President of ASD.

Patrica Garfield, Ph.D., is an internationally known dream researcher and lecturer. She is the author of The Healing Power of Dreams; Women's Bodies, Women's Dreams; Your Child's Dreams; and Pathway to Ecstasy. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the publication of her classic bestseller, Creative Dreaming.

Jeremy Taylor is a Unitarian Universalist minister. He is the author of Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill Using Dreams to Tap the Wisdom of the Unconscious (Warner Books, New York, 1992) and Dream Work Techniques for Discovering the Creative Power in Dreams (Paulist Press, Mahwah, 1983). He is one of the original six co-founders of the ASD, and served as President in 94-95.

Pictured here as a clown at the ASD dream ball, Robert Bosnak is a Jungian analyst whose books include A Little Course on Dreams, Dreaming with an AIDS Patient, and, most recently, Tracks in the Wilderness of Dreaming (Delacorte, 1996).

Ernest Hartmann, M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine, was the first Editor-in-Chief of Dreaming, past president of ASD and author of over 250 papers and seven books including The Nightmare and Boundaries in the Mind.

 Charles "Skip" Alexander (deceased) was the author/editor of four books including the groundbreaking Higher Stages of Human Development: Perspectives on Adult Growth. His research areas focused on the development of consciousness through the practice of Transcendental Meditation.

Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, is the former Director of Maimonides Psi Dream Research Laboratory, and a past president of ASD. He is the author of 400 articles and books in dream psychology including Dream Telepathy. He is editor of Dreamtime and Dreamwork, past president of the Humanistic Psychology Association.

Stephen LaBerge is author/editor of Lucid Dreaming, Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming and Conscious Mind, Sleeping Brain: Perspectives on Lucid Dreaming. He is the foremost authority on lucid dreaming.

Rita Dwyer is a past president of ASD as well as the strongest executive officers and general inspiration for the future of dreaming in North America. She edited a special issue of Dreamtime on spirituality and dreaming.

Alan Moffitt (deceased) was a past president of ASD as well as the editor of The Functions of Dreaming. He was a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology and co-director of the Laboratory of Sleep and Chronopsychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Harry Hunt is a professor of psychology at Brock University. He is the author of The Multiplicity of Dreams and most recently On the Nature of Consciousness Cognitive, Phenomenological, and Transpersonal Perspectives.

Robert Van De Castle is a retired professor of psychiatry from the University of Virginia. He is a past president of ASD and author of Our Dreaming Mind.

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D., is author of The Wilderness of Dreams (SUNY, 1994), Spiritual Dreaming (Paulist Press, 1995) and An Introduction to the Psychology of Dreaming (Greenwood, forthcoming) and editor of Among All These Dreamers (SUNY, 1996). He teaches at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and is a past ASD president.

Tore Nielsen, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Universite de Montreal, and Research Fellow of the MRC, Dream & Nightmare Laboratory (Hopital Sacre-Coeur), Montreal, Quebec, Canada; past member of the ASD Board of Directors; and past editor of the ASD Newsletter. Her special interests are in quantitative EEG methods, dreaming, and nightmares.

Fred Alan Wolf is a quantum physicist and best selling author who has taken the leading edge thinking of physics and consciousness and made it accessible and widely disciminated. American Book Award winner Fred Alan Wolf brings the most modern perspective of quantum physics to the most ancient questions of religion and philosophy.

Charles Tart a Core Faculty member of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto. His two classic books, Altered States of Consciousness (1969) and Transpersonal Psychologies (1975), became widely used texts that were instrumental in allowing these areas to become part of modern psychology.

Richard Wilkerson is one of the leading lights in dreamwork online. He is the web master for the Association for the Study of Dreams website and runs e-mail courses and various other online activities dealing with dreams.

Active in the dreamwork community since 1984, Linda Lane Magallon is the author of the ground-breaking book, Mutual Dreaming (Pocket Books, 1997). With Barabara Shor, she co-wrote Shared Dreaming: Joining Together in Dreamtime for a dreamwork anthology.

Mark Blagrove, Ph.D., lectures in psychology and teaches a course on dreams at the University of Wales Swansea. His research concerns the effects of sleep deprivation and also the similarities and differences between waking and dream cognition.


G. William Domhoff is a Research Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of The Mystique of Dreams (University of California Press, 1985) and Finding Meaning in Dreams: A Quantitative Approach (Plenum Publishing Company, 1996).

Deirdre Barrett, Ph.D., is a past-President of ASD. She is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director of the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Suffolk University. She is the editor of Trauma and Dreams (1996, Harvard University Press) and author of numerous articles on hypnosis, dreams and imagery. She is the editor of ASD's journal Dreaming.

Daniel Deslauriers (left), Ph.D. is core faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies where he teaches classes on dreams and imagination. He is co-author of the book Le reve: sa nature, sa fonction et une methode d'analyse. He has done qualitative research on dream incubation, dream understanding, body awareness and spiritual dreams. He is shown here with his wife, Fariba Bogzaran, Ph.D., who is a faculty member at John F. Kennedy University and teaches classes on Dreams and Consciousness Studies. She had done extensive research on the transpersonal aspects of lucid dreaming. She is the director of the Center for Dream Creations and has pioneered non-verbal approaches for working with dreams through trance and expressive arts.

Harry Fiss, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, pursued doctoral studies at NYU, where with George Klein he established one of the first experimental laboratories for the study of dreams. Later he continued his research at the University of Connecticut, where he has been since 1973. He has published 50 articles on dreams and sleep disorders, and has lectured frequently both here and abroad.

John Herbert's SeniorNet Dream Sharing Groups. Conducted in aviation of the Ullman/Zimmer style of dreamwork and developed over years of computermediated communication venues, John's groups are part of his General Interest work and Doctoral Thesis research.