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Author: Jean Houston
ISBN13: 978-0835606943
Title: Public Like a Frog: Entering the Lives of Three Great Americans (Emily Dickinson, Thomas Jefferson, Helen Keller)
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Publisher: Quest Books (January 12, 1995)
Pages: 294

Public Like a Frog: Entering the Lives of Three Great Americans (Emily Dickinson, Thomas Jefferson, Helen Keller) by Jean Houston



This is another great book by Jean Houston, a true Renaissance woman of our time. You'll meet and really KNOW Emily Dickinson, Thomas Jefferson and Helen Keller. These luminaries were discussed in depth by Jean in her incomparable Mystery School, which was active from 1984-2011. This is a fascinating book about Emily Dickinson, Thomas Jefferson and Helen Keller - 3 people who brought very different things to the world, each of whom was a a very interesting person in her/his own way. Public Like a Frog: Entering the Lives of Three Great Americans (Emily Dickinson, Thomas Jefferson, Helen Keller).

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Public Like a Frog: Entering the Lives of Three Great Americans. Wheaton, Il. Theosophical Publishing, 1993. Concise biographical sketches of Emily Dickinson, Thomas Jefferson, and Helen Keller, highlighting their spirituality. This work is unique in that the biographies are interspersed with personal growth exercises that invite the reader’s imaginative participation in crucial moments of the subjects’ lives. Lash, Joseph P. Helen and Teacher: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy.

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Thomas Jefferson was next, requiring two brimful week-ends. Mr. Bryant was immersed into Emily Dickenson wherein he, "found myself writing poetry in her style - not feeling I was imitating her, just feeling sensuously close to her. I felt our skin as one and gazed out her window at the children giggling and playing beyond the fence below. On preceding page 178 Jean Houston states in a lesson, "you see that surrounding you, almost like a penumbra of light, is a Divine Architect for whom you are the chosen art form. And this Divine Archetype, this Beloved Spiritual Presence, is there working in you and through you to help hammer out the details of the new society. The "new society" is the New Age, and the "Divine Architect" is the architect of the New Age, the architect of Freemasonry, who is called . or The Great Architect Of The Universe in Freemasonry.

Public Like a Frog: Entering the Lives of three Great Americans Quest Books (1993) ASIN B0026SIU0G. The Hero and the Goddess: The "Odyssey" as Mystery and Initiation Ballantine Books (1992). Godseed: The Journey of Christ Quest Books (1988). A Feminine Myth of Creation (with Diana Vandenberg, in Dutch) .

Ground-breaking work on the spiritual biographies of Thomas Jefferson, Emily Dickinson, and Helen Keller. Companion audio.
Reviews: 4
Survivors
I've read Jean Houston before, as well as once having belonged to a group that went through her whole "Mind Games" program, and been very impressed, sometimes to a life-changing degree, by the power of her novel, somewhat offbeat, spiritual approach. Offbeat enough that Houston usually can't comment to a general audience on any of the issues into which she has useful insights without prefacing her remarks with remarks on exactly who and what she is herself, as one of those unclassifiable intellectual outliers intelligent and versatile enough to be able to hear your drumbeat, when she needs to, in addition to the different one she normally marches to. As it happens, I'm also a poet and a huge fan of Emily Dickinson, whom I rank as America's greatest poet to date. Needless to say, finding a book about the one woman written by the other made it a title I could hardly wait to get my hands on. As a matter of fact, having read the Emily portion, I have not even gotten round to reading the Jefferson and Helen Keller parts yet, though they should be a pleasure if they are as good as the Emily section.

PUBLIC LIKE A FROG, from a line from Emily Dickinson's "I'm nobody -- who are you?" is actually a workbook from some of the coursework of Houston's Mystery School, with a great deal of introductory and instructional discussion on how it is to be used, as a manual of guided personal meditations modeled on the life stories of these three personalities. A lot of Houston's techniques are based on insights you may hope to gain through the experiences of being, for a little while, not yourself but someone else, and what you could learn by looking at yourself and the world through their eyes rather than your own. It's all very zen and, in my own experience, highly effective, even life-transformative at times. That was not, however, the approach I took this time around, merely reading the book for enjoyment instead.

And quite enjoyable it is. Houston is talented as a writer, as well as in many other arts, and I can only think of one other book on Emily, just offhand, that comments more powerfully on her and her poetry. Along the way of things Houston necessarily has a lot to say about the poet, her life, her family and her art, and it's obvious that Houston's research here has been first class and up to date. She even renders Emily's poetry as Emily herself did, rather than in the heavily edited versions of so many earlier editions. I can't say I entirely agree with some of Houston's takes, such as her interpretations of the personalities of Emily's father and grandfather, but neither did such differences of opinion take all that much spin off the pleasure of the book for me. Used as intended, I fully expect the book could shine some powerful spotlights onto tracks less traveled in any seeker's spirituality. Even just casually read for edification and pleasure, though, it's a fun and funny read from the pen of a most unusual thinker and a very smart woman, about a most unusual thinker and a very smart woman.
Hamrl
This is a fascinating book about Emily Dickinson, Thomas Jefferson and Helen Keller - 3 people who brought very different things to the world, each of whom was a a very interesting person in her/his own way.

Public Like a Frog: Entering the Lives of Three Great Americans (Emily Dickinson, Thomas Jefferson, Helen Keller)
Jode
This is another great book by Jean Houston, a true Renaissance woman of our time. You'll meet and really KNOW Emily Dickinson, Thomas Jefferson and Helen Keller. These luminaries were discussed in depth by Jean in her incomparable Mystery School, which was active from 1984-2011.
Jeronashe
This is, arguably, the worst title ever conceived for an otherwise rather enjoyable and insightful book. I often use it in my writing classes as an example of how a title can be reader-repellent. Further, I am astounded that any publisher would not realize that this condescending phrase on the cover of a book guarantees it anonymity. The publisher, however, is Quest Books, a cultist vehicle that is known for its supercilious attitude, bad decision-making, awkward communication, and lack of reader savvy. Only a publisher with no sense of the reading public would allow "Public Like a Frog". Apparently, Quest management comprises a small cabal of highy paid Theosophists who are supported by cult funds and various charities, so there is no incentive to produce quality work. A recent independent survey of small publishers places Quest last for quality in publishing management. Is there a publishing manager present? If not, they certainly should hire one. If so, they should most definitely hire a new, competent, publishing manager with some sense of the current reading public. What a shame that a book which should draw a large audience has its sales affected by a bad publishing decision. My advice to the author: hire a new publisher who will work with you on a new title, and republish.