Mark Thurston, Ph.D. is a psychologist, educator, and author of a dozen books about practical spirituality, well-being, and dreams – including two books about finding meaning in your dreams. He worked for 36 years in Virginia Beach for the A.R.E. and Atlantic University, including a period from 2001 to 2008 as director of academic affairs for Atlantic University’s master’s degree program in transpersonal psychology. Mark currently serves in a volunteer role as a member of the Board of Trustees for A.R.E. and A.U. Since 2009 he has been a full-time faculty member at George Mason University in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., where he teaches academic courses about the science of well-being, consciousness, and meaning.