About Dr. Scott Sparrow
Dr. Scott Sparrow is a full Professor in the Counseling Department at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley and a charter faculty member of Atlantic University in Virginia Beach. He is a past President and Board Chair of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) and is currently the IASD Chair of the Education Committee.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Board Certified LPC-Supervisor in Texas, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Virginia, Scott has maintained a solo private practice in professional counseling since 1982, and currently practices in McAllen, Texas. He specializes in existential, Jungian, systemic, and transpersonal approaches to therapy, and has developed an innovative approach to dream work based on his lucid dream research, called the FiveStar Method. He is founder of DreamStar Institute, which offers mentoring and certification in dream analysis for laypersons and clinicians. He wrote the early classic, Lucid Dreaming: Dawning of the Clear Light, and has also authored several articles and home-study courses in the field of dream theory and dream analysis.
Scott has lectured and taught courses across the U.S. on such topics as meditation, spiritual experiences, and dream work methods. He is a student of Jungian psychology, comparative religions, and contemplative Christianity. For several years, he made a study of the "Christ encounter," which is the visionary or dream experience of meeting Christ face-to-face. A book on this research titled, I Am With You Always: True Stories of Encounters With Jesus–a Barnes and Noble bestseller, Book of the Month selection, and Quality Paperback selection–that was published by Bantam in 1995. Similarly, he subsequently wrote a book about dreams and visions of Mary, titled Blessed Among Women: Encounters with Mary and Her Message (Crown, 1997). He is also author of Sacred Encounters with Jesus (Ave Maria, 2002), Sacred Encounters with Mary (Ave Maria, 2003), Healing the Fisher King: A Fly Fisher's Grail Quest (BlueMantle, 2009), and The Blue Ornament (BlueMantle, 2014).