A Passion for the Possible: A Guide to Realizing Your True Potential

Jean Houston, Author HarperOne $16 (208p) ISBN 978-0-06-251531-5
Having survived the scathing ridicule of the mass media for her advisory work with Hillary Clinton, Houston (A Mythic Life) now reclaims her place as a respected professional in the fields of philosophy and human potential. In this slim volume, Houston offers creative exercises for exploring the four ""Levels of Self"": the sensory, psychological, mythic and spiritual realms. In rich, descriptive detail, Houston leads readers through visualizations and other exercises to rediscover and heighten awareness of each aspect of self. Through these creative practices, readers tap into the wisdom of such figures as Helen Keller, Georgia O'Keeffe and Mozart to learn new ways of seeing and hearing; of the ""Essential Self"" or inner ""Friend"" to uncover personal memories and psychological traits; of a group of mythic characters and stories to explain everyday events in archetypal terms; and of such luminous spiritual advisors as St. Francis of Assi, the Buddha, Mohammed and Jesus to learn various spiritual lessons. Intended as a handbook for ""cultivating everyday passion,"" this book may help to revitalize the ""dormant potentials"" within people so that, as Houston says, they can ""stop boring God."" $50,000 ad/promo; author tour. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1997
Release date: 09/01/1997
Hardcover - 210 pages - 978-0-7838-0128-5
Paperback - 208 pages - 978-0-06-251532-2
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