Jean Houston, Ph.D., scholar, philosopher and researcher in Human Capacities, is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time. She is long regarded as one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement. Dr. Houston is noted for her ability to combine a deep knowledge of history, culture, new science, spirituality and human development into her teaching. She is known for her interdisciplinary perspective delivered in inspirational and humorous keynote addresses. Jean Houston is the author of 26 books.
As Advisor to UNICEF in human and cultural development, she has worked around the world helping to implement some of their extensive educational programs. Since 2003, she has been working with the United Nations Development Program. Together with other international agencies and companies, over the last 45 years, Dr. Houston has worked in over 100 countries. In 1965, along with her husband Dr. Robert Masters, Dr. Houston founded The Foundation for Mind Research. She is also the founder and principal teacher, since 1983, of the Mystery School, now called the Renaissance of Spirit, a school of human development, a program of cross-cultural, mythic and spiritual studies, dedicated to teaching history, philosophy, the New Physics, psychology, anthropology, and the many dimensions of human potential.