“We are in a huge mind/body quake,” says Jean Houston, “moving towards levels of ourselves that we never thought to have.” This philosopher, psychologist and author describes why she thinks we are living in the most exciting time of human history. From a tremendous amount of world travel and working with various cultural groups all over the world comes her conviction that new ways of being consciously human are emerging beyond any of our current definitions. “We are in whitewater all the time,” she says. “It’s no longer a quiet pond.” She also describes her work on the “living biographies” of Thomas Jefferson and Helen Keller (whom Jean met when she was a young girl).
Houston has authored many books, including The Hero and the Goddess: The Odyssey as Mystery and Initiation (Ballantine 1992) and Public Like a Frog (Quest 1993). This is an exclusive interview recorded “live” on global shortwave via RFPI at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in September, 1993.
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:
- Houston’s vision of an emerging global spirituality
- Why this is the most exciting time in human history
- What Thomas Jefferson would be doing today
- Her meeting with Helen Keller
- The various kinds of genius, including handicaps
- The “tertium quid” beyond science and spirituality
- The meeting of local time with eternal time
- “What could happen” with virtual reality technology
Program Number: 2416 Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 9/3/1993