For nearly two decades, Rhea A. White, almost single-handedly, has generated an encyclopedic compendium of papers and other materials about
her "EHE Idea." Some of the voluminous material that she has produced is now present on her website,
I have not one doubt that over the course of this next century, if we don’t finally do ourselves in as a species and destroy this blessed Earth,
Dr. White and her EHE model will be recognized for what it is, one of the all-time great human achievements and contributions toward our betterment individually and as an
This dedication is my way of acknowledging Rhea
as the singular Human being she is. Her critically important pathfinding
work speaks richly for itself. On a more personal note, Rhea has a rare talent for nurturing other fledgling pathfinders, of whom there have been a sizeable number over the course of her life.
No matter how busy she is, she always seems to have room for “one more” and has encouraged my own such pursuits with delight, love and wisdom, helping me across the hinterlands of the long, often uncertain road toward the cultivation of a personal life's work which Rhea would aptly call a
"lifeway" or a "project of transcendence." [See the
“Dictionary of EHE-Related Terms”
on her website.]
During those tenuous moments when it's so easy to imagine that maybe you really haven't much of worth to offer, to have someone as wise and accomplished as Rhea White on the sidelines, whose love and unfailing encouragement and belief in you and your vision
are there “no matter what,” is a confidence-building gift like no other.
Rhea has been a sustaining psychological and ideological blessing to me and to this vocation that owns me.
Thank you, Rhea.
You radiantly epitomize the MORE in what it means to be Human in your terms, and in my world, you are one of the most Humane, kindest and wisest people I have ever known.