In 1984, when The International Association for the Study of Dreams (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.
A particular interest I have pursued is the ability of people to dream together. Several different group dreaming experiments were conducted over a period of ten years.
More recently, since training in Energetic Metatherapy with Dr. Hector Curi-Kano, my interest has turned to teaching people how to utilize body consciousness while working with dreams. And I have begun to conduct individual sessions and workshops in DreamWork/BodyWork. Since 9/11, I have moderated a Yahoo group called The World Dreams Peace Bridge (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I have become CEO of The iMAGE Project, a nonprofit organization.