I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know. There we go beyond those limited and limiting patterns of body, emotions, volition, and understanding that have been keeping us in dry-dock. Instead we become available to our capacity for a larger life in body, mind, and spirit. In this state we know great torrents of delight.
Jean Houston, Ph.D. (born 10 May 1937) has been a leading figure in the cross-cultural study of spirituality and ritual processes. A prolific author of books, she is one of the founders of the Human Potential Movement. Her PBS Special A Passion for the Possible has been widely viewed.