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..
"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."
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