This is an extraordinary meta-biography by the author of more than 12 books. She shares some of the most dramatic and mind-boggling experiences from her omnidimensional career as an internationally known psychologist, scholar, philosopher, and teacher. The book is filled with many colorful anecdotes about her encounters with impresarios of change, explorers of human consciousness, and adults from all walks of life with a yen for transformation.

Houston celebrates the vast possibilities of human potential, the unitive and depth producing value of mythology, spiritual multiculturalism, planetary culture, and laughter as "the ultimate altered state." Throughout her life, Houston has benefited from the wisdom of towering world-shapers who believed in her, including Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, Teilhard de Chardin, and Margaret Mead. "A Mythic Life" is a prodigious and breathtaking work which confirms "the large life that dwells within us all."