Guest Profile: Dr. Jean Houston
Dr. Jean Houston, scholar, philosopher and researcher in Human Capacities, is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time. She is long regarded as one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement.
Thirty-six years ago, along with her husband Dr. Robert Masters, Dr. Houston founded The Foundation for Mind Research. She is also the founder and principal teacher of the Mystery School, a program of cross-cultural, mythic and spiritual studies, dedicated to teaching history, philosophy, the New Physics, psychology, anthropology, myth and the many dimensions of human potential. The Mystery School is in its 24th year and takes place on both the East and West Coasts.
A prolific writer and author of 25 published books including " A Passion for the Possible", "The Possible Human", "Public Like a Frog", "A Mythic Life: Learning to Live Our Greater Story", and "The Passion of Isis and Osiris”. Her book "Jump Time" explores a new Global Paradigm and speaks boldly of a regenesis of human society. The questions raised in this book and the exciting suggestion of possibilities are producing new pioneers – Social Artists – working on the frontiers of this new global society. As well as the Mystery School, Dr. Houston offers intensives in Social Artistry.
Dr. Jean Houston's newest book, WIZARD OF US: Transformational Lessons from Oz (Atria Books/Beyond Words), explores the powerful, unique skills and qualities embodied by the beloved characters in this classic story.
A powerful and dynamic speaker, she holds conferences and seminars with social leaders, educational institutions and business organizations worldwide. Jean Houston has worked intensively in 40 cultures helping to enhance and deepen their own uniqueness while they become part of the global community. She has worked in over 100 countries and is the recipient of many awards. She works at all levels of leadership and is currently broadening her work with the United Nations as a Senior Advisor to the UNDP – training leaders in developing countries this new field of Social Artistry (human development in the light of social complexity).
Her ability to inspire and invigorate people enables her to readily convey her vision – the finest possible achievement of the individual potential - while sharing with her audiences and students throughout the world the inner fire and excitement of that possibility!