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Exploring the Mystery: History of The DreamNetwork

Roberta Ossana 

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Ossana, Roberta (1999 March). Exploring the Mystery: History of The DreamNetwork. Electric Dreams 6(3). Retrieved July 11, 2000 from Electric Dreams on the World Wide Web: http://www.dreamgate.com/electric-dreams  

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DREAM NETWORK, A Journal Exploring Dreams & Mythology
"Evolving a Dream Cherishing Culture"
Roberta Ossana, Publisher/Editor mailto:DreamKey@lasal.net
1337 Powerhouse Lane, Suite 22/PO Box 1026 Moab, UT 84532-3031
On the Web: http://DreamNetwork.net or by Phone: 800/861-3732

A talk given on the history of the dream movement, the publication Dream Network and a brief personal history by Roberta Ossana. Reprinted by Permission of Roberta Ossana


Originally Presented at the Association for the Study of Dreams conference, Berkeley, CA. 1996
Transcription from tape by Dawn Hill and Roberta Ossana.

Introduction by Will Phillips

Good evening everybody. I was just thinking today that probably the Olympic torch has reached Atlanta by now. I'm not sure if it's made it. It went through my town just a few days before I left for here. And as each person grabs that torch carries it just a little bit further and passes it onto somebody else, I was just thinking about what has been happening with the Dream Network. The Dream Network truly is a dream network. That's what the whole idea is. This is a grassroots operation, open to anybody, and no one knows better than the past publishers and editors how much work goes into doing a project like this. The current editor I have considered my friend and colleague and co-worker for several years. We have been working together very closely. I consider her a close friend as well, and yet we just met this afternoon for the first time at five o'clock. We've been working together for six years through phone, fax, mail, email, and just finally met in the flesh. So with that, I would like to introduce Roberta Ossana, who came into this whole project with nothing but dedication, knew nothing about computers, had to start completely from scratch, did get help from past editors and so forth, but really came into this thing from scratch, and has been struggling to make this thing a blossoming and growing magazine for six years now. So with that, I would like to introduce Roberta Ossana.

Exploring the Mystery