Jean Houston biography

Hi there, how is everyone doing? I’m Clark, and here on this page I shall take you through Jean Houston biography, or at least a condensed version of it (for I know many of you are busy individuals). Thus below I will let you know the most important components of her biography – who she is (of course!), her work, and the books she’d written.

Who Is Jean Houston?

Jean is an American author who has penned over 25 books. Born in 1937 in New York City, she studied in Barnard College, NYC. She then earned doctorates in Psychology (from Union Graduate School), and Religion (from Graduate Theological Foundation). Jean used to be a teacher at Marymount College in Tarrytown, as well as Hunter College in NYC.

In 1982, Jean began to teach seminars based on the ideas, views and beliefs of “ancient mystery schools”. She has profound knowledge of culture, personal growth, spirituality, the latest discoveries in psychology and brain-science, quantum physics and history.

I know her as the teacher in the online course Unlock Your Quantum Powers, which is still the best course I’ve taken to date. If you think quantum science is the know-how of only scientists and physicists, just be informed that Jean has authored multiple books on quantum consciousness.

Jean, together with her husband Robert Masters, was very much involved in the Human Potential Movement (HPM). HPM is a worldwide undertaking to help normal people achieve their full potential through various methods.

Jean was a consultant for the United Nations’ work in human and cultural development. She also used to serve as an advisor to President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton. Jean helped Hillary in the writing of her book It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us. President Clinton said of Jean, “I learned so much from her”.

Jean Houston Books

Some of her books’ titles are Jump Time, The Possible Human, A Mythic Life: Learning to Live Our Greater Story, Search for the Beloved, The Hero and the Goddess: The “Odyssey” as Mystery and Initiation, and The Wizard of Us: Transformational Lessons from Oz.

In Search for the Beloved, you explore the nature of spiritual yearning, and learn to make easy or accelerate a personal quest by focusing on the Great Wound, Mythic Journey of Transformation, Discovery of the Larger Story, and Union with the Beloved of the Soul. These are the four aspects of Sacred Psychology.

In The Hero and the Goddess: The “Odyssey” as Mystery and Initiation, Jean interprets each episode in The Odyssey, an epic ancient Greek poem by Homer.

Jean has written over 25 books. You should be able to find most of them, if not all, at Amazon.

And that’s a little bit about Jean Houston. I hope you find it useful, and visit my Series page if you would like to read more of my content. Do come back often to my website because I will add new content very regularly. Before you go feel free to subscribe to my emails (and get a free personal development book!). And finally, just leave your questions and comments, if any, below and I’ll get back to you ASAP. Thanks a lot!

8 thoughts on “Jean Houston biography”

  1. Although I read a lot of material about self help, spiritual growth and personal mastery, this is the first time I am hearing of this writer Jean Houston. She certainly has authored a lot of books and I like all the titles and what they are about. I think I would like to read the Wizard of Us working with that famous story of Oz, and the Search for the beloved.Thank you for this introduction to new books that I might like.

    • 2020 is a good year for staying at home and reading self-help books, isn’t it? Do let me know your thoughts and feelings about the books after reading, and if you want to discuss something even if I haven’t read the book you could let me know the gist of it, for I am always up for a self-help book discussion.

  2. 25 books are a lot of books considering how some of us are finding it hard writing tonnes of blog posts haha. A lot of people will benefit from these self-help books especially nowadays where a lot of people suffer from things like depression and anxiety. Thank you very much.

    • I think we should always set aside time to read. Variety is the spice of life! I wouldn’t recommend writing blog posts all day, or reading self-help books all day, but a mixture of the two with some time for play and entertainment… now that’s what I call life. Would you believe me if I tell you that you’ll write your blog posts with more ease and flow once you’ve read Jean Houston’s books? It’s true.

  3. Thanks for providing insight into the self-help books by Jean Houston. They do seem like an interesting collection!

    I had heard of J. Houston before and also of her books, but did not know the background and information that you shared. I’ll be venturing over to the Amazon site to check out what is available. I’m always looking for new reading material and hers sound like they might be among the next I begin.

    Do you have one in particular that you can recommend to start with? Did you find the course, Unlock your quantum powers, to be worth the time and cost?

    • Yes, Diane, I did find Unlock Your Quantum Powers to be worth my time and money. Her exercises are unique compared to the other courses out there and I certainly love them. I would say this though. I believe listening to the course audios at different stages of one’s life will bring different results. When you are ready to hear certain information then it will have a much bigger impact on you.

      Regarding the books to start with, I believe different books will resonate with you at different stages of your life. So I would suggest reading the synopsis of all her books and see which one resonates most with you at this moment in time.

  4. Hi !
    Thanks for your email. I’ve been considering taking Jean’s course on quantum powers but it a bit pricey. Out of all her books which one would you recommend most closely covers the course content the most To help me to get a sense of it?…… if that’s possible to answer!
    Thanks a lot!

    • Hey Trudi!

      For a taste of what’s to come, read: Donna Eden Daily Energy Routine. I learnt this in week 6 of the course: The Power of Quantum Healing and Endless Energy.

      By the way, I supposed you’ve already signed up for Jean Houston’s free webinar? If so, you’ll be receiving a series of emails from Jean. If you have financial concerns, watch out for freebies as well as any early bird discounts.

      If you ask me for one book recommendation, try What is Consciousness?: Three Sages Look Behind the Veil by Ervin Laszlo, Jean Houston and Larry Dossey. I haven’t read it myself, but I think it’ll probably be quite different from the things you’d learn from the course, but it might provide you an introduction to Jean’s work.


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