The Dream Journal
The Dream Journal
Hogwarts Live from the 40th Annual IASD Dream Conference

Why do we go to all the trouble and expense to come to a conference anyway? I ask six dreamers what they find here and the answers vary: family, inspiration, friendship, understanding, plus going to conference is like going to Hogwarts! My guests are Victoria Rabinowe, Curt Hoffman, Marcia Emery, and Bob Krumhansl in the first half, and Linda Schiller and Lauren Schneider (with a reprise from Victoria) in the second. The conversation ranges on from my original question and includes topics like why are dreamers considered airy fairy when my dreamer friends are the most grounded people I know? And, where do the images come from anyway?

I apologize for rough audio in the first 30 minutes! Skip ahead if you want to, or take a listen all the way through.

There is still time to register for the online portion of the conference at

Intro music is Water over Stones and outro music is Everything both by Mood Science. Today’s ambient music is created by Rick Kleffel. The audio can be found at Many thanks to Rick Kleffel for also engineering the show, to Tony Russomano for answering the phones and to Ewa Malady for audio editing.

Show aired on June 17, 2023.


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