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?
June 28, 1996 |
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."
June 25, 1996 |
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.
January 3, 1988 |
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.
September 15, 1996 |
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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