Future Humans Courses



Prof dr Jean Houston & Dr Anneloes Smitsman

Pathways for personal and societal transformation that offer the keys and architect tools of a new renaissance for self and society
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Why These Courses...

Our world has entered a tipping point time of unprecedented and accelerated changes with compounding impacts. Many people feel largely unprepared to deal with all the challenges and hardships this is bringing. We believe that this time of unprecedented change, also brings unprecedented opportunities for our personal and societal transformation - a renaissance of self and society!

Renaissance periods are times of collective rebirth and renewal when major transformations are called for. A tipping point time for reimagining and regenerating our world and future; a time for new choices and the engagement of new futures. To navigate change in a time of so much transition, requires initially the activation of our visionary capacity. This capacity is not just spun from within our past experience, but emerges from the higher guidance that comes from our relationship to the mind of the Cosmos itself. A significant shift in self-definition and awareness is called for now. 

The Future Humans Courses activate within you, the calling forth of your future human potential, with groundbreaking insights and pathways for developing the needed capacities for catalyzing, architecting, and navigating future change. 

Catalyst Course

The Art and Science of Becoming a Future Catalyst

Activating Your Future Potential with the Future Human Keys, Practices and Tools,

5 weeks online. Starts 3 Aug 2021

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Quest Course

The Future Humans Quest 

Developing your Future Human Powers with the 9 Consciousness Keys of the Future Human Quest.

9 weeks online, October-December 2021

Coming Nov 2021

Design Course

Developing your Thrivability Compass

Learn to create your own Thrivability Compass and Thrivability Map, with the Cosmic Compass Design.

5 weeks online, November-December 2021

Coming Dec 2021

Architect Course

Becoming a Future Architect for the New Era

Developing your Renaissance Capacities with the 7 Future Human Architect Tools.

5 weeks online, January-March 2022

Coming in 2022

Actualization Course

Becoming the Future Humans of a Thrivable World 

Actualize your Future Human Potentials with the 5 Future Archetypes of the Quest of Rose.

7 weeks online, tbc. May-June 2022

Coming in 2022

Salons & Retreats

Future Humans Mystery School

Future Humans Rite of Passage Ceremonies, Initiations, and Communities of Practice

Starting end of 2021

Coming Soon!

Incredible Opportunities ...

The Future Humans Courses, Salons and Retreats provide the unique opportunity to learn directly from Dr Jean Houston and Dr Anneloes Smitsman, two world-renowned pioneers in the fields of human development, mythology, evolutionary systems design, social innovation, cosmology, new paradigm research, consciousness research, and much more. 

The course are based on the long awaited The Future Humans Trilogy, by Anneloes and Jean, which launches on June Solstices. These courses have been created to develop, catalyze, and support the promised capacities that awaken through the reading of the Trilogy. 

The course series starts with the Catalyst Course: The Art and Science for becoming a Future Catalyst.  The Future Humans Trilogy is acclaimed by many as one of the most important books of our time. Caroline Myss endorsed it as "Pure inspiration, genius, and soul gold”, Deepak Chopra endorsed it by saying it is, "Full of wisdom and insight, an act of true compassion”", and Paul Levy endorsed the Trilogy as “A true gift to humanity."

The Future Humans courses provide the unique opportunity to learn directly from the authors, so you may experientially discover how you too can grow into your future human potential and develop your renaissance capacities through specific consciousness keys, transformative practices, and architectural tools. Their emphasis for these courses comes from their work of many years in the study and evocation of human development, whole systems change, and the understanding of the power of historic cycles and what they potent and activate. 

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What is Unique about these Courses...

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These are courses like none other, for in it you will discover your renaissance capacities and how to apply this for the positive transformation of our world and future.  The Future Humans Journey is ultimately about becoming a Cosmic architect of realities in worlds that by design are made to thrive and flourish. The word ‘architecture’ is commonly used to describe the art and science of designing buildings and structures. Yet, architecture is so much more than that. Life is architectural, it creates systemic conditions and living structures with which we co-create our worlds and experiences. Music, art, philosophy, science, sports, and poetry can all communicate architectures that can deeply inspire us. Nature architects, and so do we - although often unconsciously. 

Through these courses you will discover how the architecture of our universe is alive, and how it co-evolves together with us - originating from cosmological realms that precede space-time, as many cosmologists and quantum physicists now imply. The architecture of our universe is an architecture of cosmological information by in-forming the ways our universe evolves coherently, as a single unified entity or being. This architecture fractals out into the growth patterns of nature and the inner architecture of our own psyche. It is also within the architecture of our climate systems, and especially the threshold boundaries of our planetary ecosystems. All of life is finely tuned by this cosmological architecture of wholeness that regulates our interdependence, and provides the context for evolution as a consciousness increasing process.    

Conventional change methodologies and old paradigm growth models are not grounded in this understanding of the living architecture of our Universe, and are thus not able to prepare us for the next stages of our evolutionary development. Another order of consciousness, of mind and sensibility, is required with new kinds of transformative skills embedded in the understanding of the living architecture of our Universe. 

The Future Humans courses and books make this complex architectural knowledge accessible, as it comes alive in the stories and ways of future humans who have finally discovered how to grow, develop, and evolve our human systems and cultures with this Cosmic architecture of Life. Future humans carry within them the evolutionary seeds for becoming  the architects of whole new civilizations that by regenerative design are made to thrive. 

The greatest power and key for the renaissance and redesign of self and society, is our imaginal power. Now more than ever, we need the use and development of our imaginal capacities to move beyond the known territories of the human mind and to become creatively sourceful. Anneloes and Jean created the Future Humans courses and books precisely for this reason: to accomplish the necessary self development, as well as the ability to orchestrate the required social transformations.

The Future Human pathways and navigational tools have been carefully crafted for these unprecedented times of change; providing maps, ways, and capacities for co-creating a thrivable world and future.

Many aspire to become a more evolved and capable human; to contribute to a more compassionate and intelligent world. Jean and Anneloes have spent many years in developing the character and capacities, as well as the creative activities, of those who took their aspirations into action and embarked on the journey of their, and our, future becoming. 

New Paradigm Sciences

The scientific foundations of these courses and books are based on key discoveries from fields of new paradigm sciences, including quantum field theory, evolutionary systems design, and ecological psychology. These discoveries and insights reveal how life and our Universe is a unified reality of fractal holographic potentials at all scales of existence. This unified understanding is in stark contrast with the mechanistic worldview of a Universe of separate parts and random events. 

Through these courses you will learn how the cosmological architecture of life is an architecture of wholeness and holism, a living architecture of Consciousness, and what this implies for each of us and the architecture of our world and future. You will also learn how these principles are being applied for the much needed transformation of our societies, systems, technologies, and cultures. 

Above all, this is the science of learning the ways in which the local self joins in the adventure of becoming resonant and reflective of the ultimate self, the great Oneness which we call Cosmos. The great Unity that some may even call God, yet this is not so much a religious experience as it is an experience of growth, so as to be able to make physical, mental, psychological and spiritual connection to and with the great unity of which we are a part. It is of the same yearning that has called the human spirit in all times and places, but too often has been given poor attention because of the narrow visions and expectations of those times. Now when the time itself is quickening, with so much collapse and breakdown, we find ourselves in a potential renaissance of person, society, culture, and planet. 

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Prof Dr. Jean Houston

Prof Dr. 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 is the co-author of the Future Humans Trilogy with Dr. Anneloes Smitsman, and has authored over 34 published books and a great many unpublished books, plays, 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

Dr. Anneloes Smitsman (Ph.D., LLM), is Founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre. She is a visionary scientist, published author, futurist, system architect, and leadership catalyst for the transition to a Thrivable Civilization. She holds a Masters degree in Law and Judicial Political Sciences from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and received a degree of Doctor from the Maastricht Sustainability Institute (formerly ICIS), Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Her groundbreaking Ph.D. dissertation "Into the Heart of Systems Change", addresses how to diagnose and transform key systemic barriers of our world crisis through its proposed Transition Plan for a Thrivable Civilization. Anneloes is the co-author of the Future Humans Trilogy with Dr. Jean Houston, and is the author of the Amazon International Bestseller “Love Letters from Mother Earth – The Promise of a New Beginning”, as well as many scientific articles and chapters in international peer reviewed journals and books. Anneloes is the lead architect of the EARTHwise Tipping Point System, the lead author of the r3.0 Educational Transformation Blueprint, an architect of the SEEDS Constitution and strategic advisor of Hypha for co-developing the Regenerative Renaissance tools, currencies, systems, and cultures. She  is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle of the Source of Synergy Foundation. 

Endorsements - The Future Humans Trilogy

“A book full of wisdom and insight, with a vision of the future everyone can benefit from in our age of change amid uncertainty. The Quest of Rose is an act of true compassion, which exhibits empathy and understanding that leads to answers, and the answers are the essence of the world’s wisdom traditions. The stories in this book speak directly to the heart, where all inner journeys begin. When the heart awakens, the person is transformed. This book is living proof that such a radical change is desirable, possible, and necessary in everyone’s life."  

~ Deepak Chopra, M.D. Author, ​Total Meditation​  


“The Quest of Rose is pure inspiration - soul gold. As we spin in these winds of chaos, wondering where we are going and when the storms will end, the Quest of Rose has emerged as a guidebook, instructing individuals on how to connect to the hidden power map governing this epic of transformation. Pure genius.” 

~ Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Author, ​Intimate Conversation with the Divine​   


“A fabulous excursion into the true potentials - and if we are lucky, the future reality - of the human personality. We learn just about everything that is conceivable about the evolutionary possibilities of the human - a mind-boggling trip. To be read and lived with admiration and appreciation.” 

~ Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Ph.D.  Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Award-winning Author. Founder & President, The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research


“Like shamans on a magical journey of healing, in The Quest of Rose, Anneloes Smitsman and Jean Houston masterfully use the fictive power and world-creating artistry of the sacred creative imagination to weave a spellbinding story which reveals the deeper mythical—and liberating—nature that lies hidden within seemingly ordinary, nonfictional reality. Encoded within the story they tell—which is truly our story—is a living transmission that activates and awakens our evolutionary potential, helping us to remember who we are and what we are here to do. This book is a true gift to humanity that I cannot recommend highly enough.” 

~Paul Levy, author of Dispelling Wetiko and The Quantum Revelation


“This astounding Future Humans Trilogy is a work of pure genius that inspires one to “Know Thyself” as a multi-dimensional architect of the future possible. Anneloes Smitsman and Jean Houston brilliantly brings to life our true essence as Cosmic, activating forces of evolution, by equipping the reader with the tools, codes, keys, patterns, practices and principles to birth a collective metamorphosis out of the chrysalis into a luminous future.  This is one of the most important books of our catalytic time of change and should be available for all people and in every educational institution as an architectural guide to creating a world that works for all.”

~Diane Williams, Founder, The Source of Synergy Foundation 


“Wouldn’t it be nice to have a wizardly guide to help navigate these turbulent times?  To be shown a blueprint of the future, one that would describe what could be, what is seeking to be, as the next stage in the whole healthy evolution of our species with all of the life present in Earth?  Of course, such a thing is impossible, right? – who would be able to communicate such a thing, let alone access it in the first place?!  Well, apparently it is not impossible, for Anneloes Smitsman and Jean Houston have done it.  And they have done it in a way that invites you into it, into the landscape of the blueprint, with a fable for our time. This is the fabulous story of Rose, Grandmother Verdandi, and all the friends who “share with you their own journey of developing a personal relationship with this Cosmic architecture of life.” The fable brings you into the spacetime of myth and engages you in a grand rite of passage – at once personal and about all of us and all of life.  In the spirit of Louis Malle’s 1981 film My Dinner with André, or Brent Capra’s 1990 Mindwalk, Smitsman and Houston share profound conversations that range through quantum physics, indigenous wisdom, cosmic evolution, spiritual transformation, and existential and transcendental philosophy from both East and West, North and South.  And they do so in the most delicious and wholly enjoyable way, making these topics understandable, relatable and relevant.  Smitsman and Houston invite you to walk under the moonlight or sit with them by the fire, listening to its crackling, warming your hands and your heart, watching the flicker and play of light, seeing shapes dart about in the shadowplay as you listen to their modern Mahabharata.  As we enter this imaginative space, they drop us deeper into the imaginal realm of our own emergence – individually and collectively.  Rose calls this the “entrance in the Cosmic architecture school of life” where we encounter our future heritage as we listened to elders, traveling sages, druids, wizards and crones, and in so doing, find their guidance within ourselves.”

~ Prof Dr. Alexander Laszlo, Ph.D. Director of Research of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research, co-founding member of EARTHwise Centre. 


“Anneloes Smitsman and Jean Houston deliver an engaging narrative in which profound realizations seem to pop off each page. These stellar intellects bring to life a mythic journey of personal and societal transformation. A delightful weave of edifying and enduring wisdom; beautifully crafted; and a testament for evolving human potential, The Quest of Rose will revision and advance the path you take.” 

~ Dr. Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D.  The Milton H. Erickson Foundation​


“This is an epic book for our unprecedented times! The Quest of Rose is a book unlike any other you are likely to read. It is breathtaking in its scope, enlightening in its depth and uplifting in its message. It seamlessly weaves together quantum physics, cosmology, mythology, spirituality, psychology, history and more, with gripping impact. It is the one ‘must read’ book for everyone of all ages and backgrounds concerned with how we navigate our way through this chaotic transition time accentuated by the COVID pandemic.” 

~Professor Alexander Schieffer, Ph.D. Co-Founder. ​Home for Humanity​, Adjunct Professor, Da Vinci Institute, South Africa, 


“The Quest of Rose immerses us in the life of one young COVID survivor, Rose, and her quest for deeper meaning after her brush with death. Through Rose’s vivifying dialogues with her evocative grandmother, Verdandi, and her peers, we participate actively in her unfolding discovery of the cosmic architecture of life. We engage side by side with Rose in activating our imaginal cells and expanding our states of consciousness through grandmother Verdandi’s potent exercises to unfetter our quantum powers. We not only share the mythic initiation journey of Rose, but learn with her how to transform our own lives and become the future humans we need to be to create the future world that works for all. This is THE paramount book for our times!” 

~ Dr. Rama Man​i​, Ph.D. Co-Founder, Home for Humanity, Convenor Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford   


“Jean Houston embodies the generous, catalytic and enlightened servant-leadership that inspired His Holiness the Dalai Lama to opine that the world will be saved by the western woman — and in fact, she has inspired and mentored many of them! Now, as the patriarchal patterns of industrial civilization are unraveling, women are coming to our rescue. Dr. Houston is bringing her powers together with the genius of a brilliant younger woman, Dr. Anneloes Smitsman, who embodies a fresh emergence of feminine creative leadership. Enjoy and let your eyes be opened and your soul be nourished by what emerged — Future Humans: The Quest of Rose. It tells a relatable story - of Rose’s (and our collective) near-death encounter in this apocalyptic time — and the discovery, exploration and transmission of infinitely renewing and magical nature of our living universe. As a reader, we accompany and participate in a human story, gradually coming to see and understand how to live in a world that is profoundly multidimensional and magical, and yet single, whole, wholesome and holistic. Drs. Houston and Smitsman are playfully inviting each of us to join them, and in the process, to recognize and use our latent powers and potentials to co-create and inhabit a thrivable future for our children and grandchildren. You’ll finish this book amazed and joyful.” 

~ Terry Patten, Author, ​A New Republic of the Heart​


“The Quest of Rose is an extraordinary and unique creation. It is amazingly exciting, informative and inspirational. A combination of scientific treatise, cosmic adventure, and an imaginal feast. The structure of Rose’s story, related in conversation with, principally, her grandmother and friend Sophia, releases a body of wisdom, vision and a wealth of cutting edge contemporary scientific material revealed to her through a near-death experience from contracting Covid-19. It is a fascinating contemporary premise that challenges mind, heart and soul in a profound way. The beautiful Cosmic Compass design and visual aids are all great assets and most useful to understanding some of the more complex ideas.” 

~ Penny Joy, Filmmaker, Scriptwriter, and Facilitator of Restorative Justice Circles


"A post-pandemic future that thrives in harmony with the whole of life needs future-ready humans. The wise future human’s quest is guided by a compass. Rose, the book’s heroine, takes the reader on a magical experiential journey of reflective discovery. Source codes of life, cosmic architecture, and heart intelligence interweave through beautiful story telling. Their deep wisdom ensures the compass course of our quest will always point 'True North’. A masterpiece to be read again and again by all called to build back a better world based on universal truth, trust and love.” 

~ Steven Lovink, Bridge-builder to a Whole New World.  


"Welcome to the world of Rose - a young woman going through a traumatic end-of-life situation, aiming to find the new she can rely on in her still young life. She's the embodiment of the challenges to the greater whole we now face, with human extinction as a threat, and planet Earth rejecting humanity, if - and that stands for Rose's search - we're not transforming towards regeneration & thriving. The transformation of the caterpillar, from structure to fluidity, to new structure, is one of the wonders of evolution. But it shows the way humanity needs to let go and build up anew. Follow Rose in her transformation, and join her for the sake of the greater whole, of which we are all part of. What an inspiration that journey of Rose is!” 

~ Ralph Thurm, Managing Director r3.0, Author of The Corona Chronicles - Envisioning a New Normal for Regeneration and Thriving