Jan Phillips is an evolutionary artist, author, workshop director and social activist. She is the cofounder and executive director of the Livingkindness Foundation, a global network of grassroots philanthropists turning creativity into compassionate action. She is also cofounder of Syracuse Cultural Workers, publishers of artwork for social justice and global consciousness.
Jan has taught in 23 countries, made a peace pilgrimage around the world, produced two CDs of original music, and created several videos on the power of creativity to transform consciousness. Her books include No Ordinary Time, The Art of Original Thinking, Divining the Body, Marry Your Muse, God Is at Eye Level, and A Waist Is a Terrible Thing to Mind.
As a performing artist/speaker, Jan brings music, poetry, and images to all her audiences, using the arts to inspire as well as inform. Blending East and West, art and activism, reflection and ritual, Jan’s transformational presentations provoke original thinking and evolutionary action. With stories, humor and cutting edge creativity, she connects the dots between science, spirituality, and social action.
Author photo © Ruth Westreich
Listen to Tami Simon's interview with Jan Phillips: Creativity as Faith in Running Shoes