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About the Author

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    Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. is the author of fourteen books including the forthcoming Neurodiversity: Discovering the Extraordinary Gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Brain Differences. His other books include: In Their Own Way, 7 Kinds of Smart, Awakening Your Child's Natural Genius, Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, The Myth of the A.D.D. Child, and The Radiant Child. His books have been translated into 25 languages including Spanish, Hebrew, Chinese, Danish, and Russian. He has taught at several San Francisco Bay Area graduate schools including the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has written for Ladies Home Journal, Family Circle, Parenting (where he was a regularly featured columnist), The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, and many other journals and periodicals. He has appeared on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, CNN, the BBC, and The Voice of America. Articles featuring his work have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Investor's Business Daily, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and hundreds of other magazines and newspapers. He has given over 800 keynotes, workshops, and lectures in 42 states and 16 countries. His clients have included Sesame Street, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Republic of Singapore, Hasbro Toys, and the European Council of International Schools. He is currently working on a novel about the disappearance of childhood. For more information about his work, go to

What Others Have Said About This Book

  • "Impressive…many people will find attractive your dual focus on the scientific and soul/spiritual dimensions.”
    Howard Gardner, Ph.D. The John H. and Elizabeth A. Hobbs Professor in Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, author of Frames of Mind
  • “The Human Odyssey is superb, magnificent, astonishing, unique, engrossing, eminently readable, informative, enjoyable, entertaining, profound.”
    Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Crack in the Cosmic Egg and Magical Child
  • “Armstrong synthesizes an enormous amount of material from many fields and wisdom traditions to create a book that is fresh, provocative, and important. His holistic approach presents us with the largest possible map as we navigate across our own lives. Bravo, captain.”
    Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and Writing to Change the World
  • "This is truly a major contribution - brilliant, beguiling, and as broad in concept as it is deep."
    Jean Houston, Ph.D., author The Possible Human and The Hero and the Goddess: The Odyssey as Mystery and Initiation
  • “If you are looking for encouragement, understanding, and strength, this is your book.”
    Larry Dossey, M.D., Author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things, and Healing Words
  • “An extraordinary book; an intellectual feast.”
    Stanislav Grof, M.D., author of Realms of the Human Unconscious and When the Impossible Happens
  • “Armstrong shows the way to a truly integrated understanding of the complexities of the human life cycle.”
    Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., author of Maps of Consciousness, co-founder of The Green Earth Foundation
  • “I loved the tone, the pacing, the sense of audience, and especially the richness of the associations . . . It’s a book that one would like to keep around—-a guidebook even.”
    John Kotre Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan-Dearborn, co-author of Seasons of Life: The Dramatic Journey from Birth to Death (book and PSB television series)
  • “Extraordinary . . . I hope that it is read by many people.”
    Laura Huxley, widow of Aldous Huxley; founder of Children: Our Ultimate Investment; author of This Timeless Moment, and The Child of Your Dreams
  • “An integral approach to human development, from birth to death, that provides practical information for all who see spirit interpenetrating all of life.”
    Michael Murphy, co-founder of the Esalen Institute; author of The Future of the Body, The Life We Are Given, and God and the Evolving Universe
  • “The Human Odyssey provides readers with a fresh approach to developmental psychology. Dr. Armstrong has included a spiritual dimension of human growth that is lacking from most accounts but which is essential for a complete understanding of the human condition. It is a splendid, brilliant work.”
    Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., former president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; author Personal Mythology: The Psychology of Your Evolving Self and co-editor, The Psychological Impact of War Trauma on Civilians: An International Perspective
  • “ . . . absolutely remarkable . . . The Human Odyssey is written with lively scholarship and contains great depth and breadth, a wide range of fascinating materials, and many useful resources. . . it’s a kind of ‘everything book’.”
    George Leonard, described by Newsweek as “the granddaddy of the consciousness movement”; author of The Transformation, The Ultimate Athlete, and Mastery
  • “ . . . a wonderful and encyclopedic summary of human development.“
    Allan B. Chinen, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco; author of Once Upon a Mid-Life: Classic Stories and Mythic Tales to Illuminate the Middle Years and In the Ever After: Fairy Tales and the Second Half of Life
  • “I loved this book. What a vast terrain it covers! I enjoyed the way it wove into each developmental stage a rich array of materials from Greek myths, Martin Buber, psychology, rituals, spirituality, and so many wonderful stories. As people read this book, they will be much more aware of the different stages of life and how they impact all of us personally and collectively.”
    Barbara Findeisen, President, The Association for Pre- & Perinatal Psychology and Health; creator of the documentary film, The Journey to Be Born, featured on Oprah
  • “I very much enjoyed The Human Odyssey. Your breadth of sources is remarkable, and you have put them all together in a smooth and integrative way. I think it will be informative for people, and also inspiring for them to make their stages of life more meaningful . . . Overall, this is an impressive tour de force.”
    Arthur Hastings, Ph.D., Professor and Director, William James Center for Consciousness Studies, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; Past President, Association of Transpersonal Psychology
  • “Thomas Armstrong is an original thinker whose perceptions broaden our understanding of children, education and society. In The Human Odyssey, Armstrong provides a comprehensive framework for human development with characteristic depth and optimism.”
    Peggy O'Mara, Editor and Publisher of Mothering Magazine
  • “A beautiful compilation of world wisdom. Well written and inspiring.”
    James Fadiman, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, Author, The Other Side of Haight
  • “Thomas Armstrong has written a brilliant, caring and beautiful book on the human lifecycle. Such an all-inclusive book is rare and adds a sense of the wholeness of life, into and beyond death, in the mere reading of it.”
    Stuart Sovatsky, PhD, author of Words From the Soul, Your Perfect Lips and Eros, Consciousness and Kundalini, and Co-President of the Association of Transpersonal Psychology.
  • “The Human Odyssey is just that: a tour de force by one of the leading experts in whole person development. I've never before seen such a comprehensive and readable work on the many stages that we humans go through on our journey through this life.”
    John W. Travis, M.D., founder of the first wellness center in the United States in 1975; co-author, Wellness Workbook; co-founder, Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children.
  • “I’m awestruck! This looks like the most important book of the century.”
    Jan Hunt, author, The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart; member of the board of directors of the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

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