When I first answered a classified ad for the Foundation for Mind Research many years ago in New York, I had absolutely no idea who Dr. Jean Houston was, nor had I heard anything at all about her work in the world. So, suddenly I became an assistant to one of the leading pioneers of the human potentials movement, and learned so much more than I had ever imagined.
Jean Houston is a scholar, philosopher, and researcher in the field of human capacities. She’s also known as a provocateur of human potentials - and a keen observer of irreverence and whimsy. Among her many gifts is the ability to synthesize a deep knowledge of history, culture, new science, spirituality, and human development as she inspires personal growth and imaginative thinking. (I never had a clue about any of that stuff.) She’s an incredibly compelling speaker and has counseled heads of state, social leaders, educational institutions and business organizations globally, bringing forth new visions to expand human possibilities.
Jean is very much a visionary thinker and doer. With Ph.D.’s in psychology and religion, she founded the Mystery School in 1983. Now called The Renaissance of Spirit, it’s a cauldron of human development, a program of cross-cultural, mythic and spiritual studies designed for people seriously longing for a greater clarity in their daily lives and roles… people looking to create meaningful contributions to the larger human community. She attracts people across many spectrums seeking answers to the age-old questions like “who am I”, “why am I here”, and “what is my purpose, and how do I fulfill it”.
I was one of those people. After my interview with her, I read 3 of her books in 2 days… then went back and told her I didn’t want to work for her - I had to work for her. I was privileged to be the coordinator of the mystery school for more than 5 years. It was truly one of the most extraordinary and profound experiences of my life.
As in all of Jean’s programs, mystery school was a place to activate and deepen personal gifts and potentials…to clarify dreams and visions…and to incubate plans for their fulfillment.
Her upcoming workshop will inspire you to become a more active contributor in your own life - in your family - and your community – and - to make a very real difference in these critical times. It can be a place where old ways of being that don’t serve any more simply come to an end - and drop away.
If you are feeling called to significantly shift your relationship with yourself - and the world-at-large - then as Jean says, “this is the time, and we are the people”.
Join us on October 13th, for the Friday evening presentation, and experience this extraordinarily passionate and inspiring woman as she shares her wisdom, vision and humor.
But also clear your calendar for the weekend ahead, because if this is truly your time to deepen further and become an active player in your world, believe me, the call to be present the next morning will be difficult to resist.
As in all things, I urge you to follow your heart – always - and service your happiness first!
Jean Houston, Ph.D., Philosopher, U.N. Consultant, Author, Futurist and Sage
October 13, 2017 6:00 pm VIP Reception, 7:00 pm Friday Night Talk
October 14-15, 2017 Weekend Workshop
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
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