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May 12, 2008 | Robin Abcarian, Times Staff Writer
Recently, as New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton campaigned in Eugene, her onetime friend and mentor Jean Houston was at home in her double geodesic dome, a style that is not out of place here in this town of theater lovers and spiritual seekers. "I could have probably gone down to see her, and she would have hugged me and it would have been nice," said Houston, as she sat on a sofa surrounded by art from Bali and Greece in her circular living room. "I could have been very useful to her.
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May 12, 2008 | Robin Abcarian, Times Staff Writer
Recently, as New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton campaigned in Eugene, her onetime friend and mentor Jean Houston was at home in her double geodesic dome, a style that is not out of place here in this town of theater lovers and spiritual seekers. "I could have probably gone down to see her, and she would have hugged me and it would have been nice," said Houston, as she sat on a sofa surrounded by art from Bali and Greece in her circular living room. "I could have been very useful to her.
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June 24, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
White House officials defended Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday after a new book revealed that she met with a New Age self-help author and psychic researcher. "All I can tell you is that the first lady's a human being. She reaches out, talks to her friends, talks to others, gathers information," White House Chief of Staff Leon E. Panetta told CBS-TV's "Face the Nation."
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July 5, 1996
Move over, Joan of Arc, to make room for Jean Houston, who is being burned at the stake of ignorance. Houston has spent her entire adult life in the service of bettering the lives of others as a communicator, writer, philosopher and pioneer in the field of mind expansion, including the powerful use of imagination. Are we entering the 21st century or retreating to the dark ages of the witch hunts and the persecution of those who dare to go beyond the ordinary? It is very telling of our public mentality that we malign Hillary Clinton for her association with Houston instead of congratulating her. Has Houston simply been caught in the cross-fire of the constant media attack on Hillary Clinton or are we a society terrified by brave, powerful women?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1996
Move over, Joan of Arc, to make room for Jean Houston, who is being burned at the stake of ignorance. Houston has spent her entire adult life in the service of bettering the lives of others as a communicator, writer, philosopher and pioneer in the field of mind expansion, including the powerful use of imagination. Are we entering the 21st century or retreating to the dark ages of the witch hunts and the persecution of those who dare to go beyond the ordinary? It is very telling of our public mentality that we malign Hillary Clinton for her association with Houston instead of congratulating her. Has Houston simply been caught in the cross-fire of the constant media attack on Hillary Clinton or are we a society terrified by brave, powerful women?
NEWS
June 28, 1996 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was not like a seance, or a hypnotic trance. The room was not dark, neither were the lights dimmed. "There was nothing spiritual, nothing psychic about it," Jean Houston said Wednesday of the most publicized of her many meetings with First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. "It was a standard, creative exercise that people practice all the time."
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June 25, 1996 | RICHARD T. COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Published reports that First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton had consulted with Jean Houston, a psychological counselor, and had imaginary conversations with the late Eleanor Roosevelt have kindled new heartburn inside the White House. White House officials expressed concern privately Monday that--coupled with Whitewater, the developing controversy over White House use of FBI files and other problems--the news might be used by critics to hold the Clintons up to ridicule.
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January 3, 1988 | Richard J. Woods, On the gaduate faculty of Loyola University (Chicago), Woods is director of the Center for Religion and society , editor of "Spirituality Today" and author of "Eckhart's Way" (Glazier).
Toward the end of his largely autobiographical tour of "the consciousness movement" of the late 1970s and the '80s, David Toolan compares himself to missionary-explorers of the late 16th Century such as Roberto de Nobili and Matteo Ricci, who ventured into India, China and Japan to export the blessings of Western civilization and Catholicism but also to discover the mysteries of the Orient. The simile is multiply apt. Not only were Ricci and De Nobili also Jesuits but, as Jonathan Spence pointed out in "The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci," despite their single-mindedness, the initial enthusiasm of these tough-minded scholars gave way year by year to disillusionment and the disaffection of culture shock.
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September 15, 1996 | Mark Gerzon, Mark Gerzon is author of "A House Divided: Six Belief Systems Struggling for America's Soul" and "Listening to Midlife: Turning Your Crisis Into a Quest."
During the second year of the Clinton administration, at a time when 30-year-olds seemed to be dominating the White House staff, a journalist from the Washington Post asked: "Aren't there any adults at home in the White House?" Elizabeth Dole, according to an article in Time, recently turned to her husband over brunch and urged him to put some "adult supervision" into his chaotic campaign staff.
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June 28, 1996 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was not like a seance, or a hypnotic trance. The room was not dark, neither were the lights dimmed. "There was nothing spiritual, nothing psychic about it," Jean Houston said Wednesday of the most publicized of her many meetings with First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. "It was a standard, creative exercise that people practice all the time."
NEWS
June 25, 1996 | RICHARD T. COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Published reports that First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton had consulted with Jean Houston, a psychological counselor, and had imaginary conversations with the late Eleanor Roosevelt have kindled new heartburn inside the White House. White House officials expressed concern privately Monday that--coupled with Whitewater, the developing controversy over White House use of FBI files and other problems--the news might be used by critics to hold the Clintons up to ridicule.
NEWS
June 24, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
White House officials defended Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday after a new book revealed that she met with a New Age self-help author and psychic researcher. "All I can tell you is that the first lady's a human being. She reaches out, talks to her friends, talks to others, gathers information," White House Chief of Staff Leon E. Panetta told CBS-TV's "Face the Nation."
BOOKS
January 3, 1988 | Richard J. Woods, On the gaduate faculty of Loyola University (Chicago), Woods is director of the Center for Religion and society , editor of "Spirituality Today" and author of "Eckhart's Way" (Glazier).
Toward the end of his largely autobiographical tour of "the consciousness movement" of the late 1970s and the '80s, David Toolan compares himself to missionary-explorers of the late 16th Century such as Roberto de Nobili and Matteo Ricci, who ventured into India, China and Japan to export the blessings of Western civilization and Catholicism but also to discover the mysteries of the Orient. The simile is multiply apt. Not only were Ricci and De Nobili also Jesuits but, as Jonathan Spence pointed out in "The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci," despite their single-mindedness, the initial enthusiasm of these tough-minded scholars gave way year by year to disillusionment and the disaffection of culture shock.
NEWS
June 25, 1996
Earth to Hillary . . . A new book tells how Hillary Clinton consulted with spiritual guru Jean Houston and held imaginary conversations with Eleanor Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi: * "Houston, we have a problem." (Cutler Daily Scoop) * "It did no good. Neither Roosevelt nor Gandhi had any idea where the commodities market will be a year from now." (Argus Hamilton) * "Of course she tried to converse with the dead. How else can she advise Bill on how to debate Bob Dole?" (R.
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