Dawn Podcast - Jean Houston & Anneloes Smitsman

Jan 10, 2023 by Ervin Laszlo, in First blog
The world may seem to be in chaos, but this would not be the first time humanity has undergone cataclysmic circumstances and made giant strides forward; the Renaissance was proceeded by the Dark Ages is a notable example. But the stakes are higher this time. In today’s conversation, Jean and Anneloes join Fred, Ervin, and Alison to analyze the situation and consider why we should feel optimistic in the midst of the uncertainty—and the steps we must collectively take to turn a breakdown into a breakthrough.
“Patterns of millennia have prepared us for another world, another time, another era. At the same time, the virus pandemic, unlike any ever known in human history or pre-history, has confused our values, uprooted our traditions, and left us in a labyrinth of misdirection. Factors unique in human experience are all around us—the inevitable unfolding towards a planetary civilization, the rise of women to full partnership with men, the daily revolutions in technology, the media becoming the matrix of culture, and the revolution in the understanding of human and social capacities. The Zeit is getting Geisty as the old story itself is undergoing the sacred wound in order that it too grows and addresses the multiples of experience and complexity of life unknown to our great grandparents. We have become so full of holes that perhaps we are well on the way to becoming holy.”
Jean Houston from her chapter contributed to the book Dawn of an Era of Well-Being

Jean Houston, PhD, is an innovative scholar, futurist, and researcher in human capacities, social change, and systemic transformation. She is one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement and one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time. She has been a key player in the empowerment of women around the world, and was awarded the Synergy Superstar Award 2020 by the Source of Synergy Foundation for her exemplary work inspiring us to source our highest human capacities. A powerful and dynamic speaker, and renowned for her gifts as a mythic storyteller, Dr Houston holds conferences, seminars, and mentoring programs with leaders and change agents worldwide. 

She has worked intensively in over 40 cultures, lectured in over 100 countries, and worked with major organizations such as UNICEF, UNDP, and NASA, as well as helping global state leaders, leading educational institutions, business organizations, and millions of people to enhance and deepen their own uniqueness. She has authored nearly 34 published books and a great many unpublished books and manuscripts. Dr Houston is Chancellor of Meridian University and has served on the faculties of Columbia University, Hunter College, Marymount College, The New School for Social Research, and the University of California. Dr. Houston was also President of the American Association of Humanistic Psychology, and is presently the Chair of the United Palace of Spiritual Arts in New York City.


Dr. Anneloes Smitsman, Ph.D., LLM, is a futurist, systems scientist, award-winning pioneer in human development and systems change, and award-winning bestselling author. She is the architect and initiator of the EARTHwise Constitution for a Planetary Civilization, and is a Founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre. Her programs are sought after around the world for actualizing our future human potential, and catalyzing the next steps in systemic design. She is co-author with Dr. Jean Houston of the award-winning bestsellers of the Future Humans Trilogy: The Quest of Rose, and Return of the Avatars, co-editor and co-author with Dr. Alexander Laszlo of The New Paradigm in Politics, as well as numerous other publications. She is a a founding member of the Global Development Board of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research.


Take a look at Anneloes’ monthly online (and ongoing) Coaching Classes for developing our future human capacities in a whole systems way. - https://www.futurehumans.world/coaching


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