Lecture and Speaking Schedule
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M. D, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst and an internationally known author and speaker. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco, a past board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women and of the International Transpersonal Association. She was a recipient of the Institute for Health and Healing’s “Pioneers in Art, Science, and the Soul of Healing Award” and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Bolen was in three acclaimed documentaries, the Academy-Award winning anti-nuclear proliferation film “Women - For America, For the World,” the Canadian Film Board’s “Goddess Remembered,” and “Femme: Women Healing the World.” The Millionth Circle Initiative (millionthcircle.org), was inspired by her book and led to her involvement at the United Nations. She is Permanent representative of Pathways To Peace and the initiator and the leading advocate for a UN 5th World Conference on Women (5wcw.org), which was supported by the Secretary General and the President of the General Assembly on March 8, 2012.
Dr. Bolen is the author of thirteen books in over eighty translations: The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone, The Millionth Circle, Goddesses in Older Women, Crones Don’t Whine, Urgent Message from Mother, Like a Tree, Moving Towards the Millionth Circle and Artemis:The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman. The 30th anniversary edition of Goddesses in Everywoman and the 25th anniversary edition of Gods in Everyman were published in 2014.
Photo by Pauline H. Tesler
Schedule for 2015
May 30, 2015 – Berkeley, CA
The Dream Institute, Workshop 10am – 1pm
Artemis: Goddess, Archetype, Source of Meaning and Activism
Women’s Retreat: Water, Moon, Yin: A Women's Retreat
For the first time, a river will run through the workshop--we will raft down a tributary of the Missouri River in the middle of the week. The moon will be moving out of new moon into first quarter when we begin, which is an aspect of Artemis the Goddess of the Hunt and Moon, archetype of the sister, goal achiever, and activist, whose realm is the wilderness. There will be time to listen to stories and myths, to be playful, to be in circle, to have opportunities for friendship and solitude. In the midst of the beauty of the outer world of big sky, trees, hills and lake at Feathered Pipe, the inner world is evoked, the inner child remembered. Participating in a ritual sweat lodge will be an option. Nature and women together result in an emerging awareness of the sacred feminine, women’s mysteries, and women’s wisdom.
August 16-21, Esalen Institute - Big Sur, CA
Your One Wild and Precious Life: A Deepening Gathering for Women
The premise of Jean’s Jungian, feminist, and spiritual perspective begins with the certainty that it matters what we do with our “one wild and precious life,” a quote from the poet, Mary Oliver. To find and live our personal myth, is to be true to who we are. For many who attend, the likelihood is that Artemis the goddess of the hunt and moon, whose real and metaphoric terrain is the wilderness -- is an archetype, inner child, and activist.
The archetypes in Jean's Goddesses in Everywoman are within us, and the expectations and limitations from outside of us, act powerfully on us. What happens to us and the choices we make ourselves, shape the path we are on which is a soul journey. This workshop invites self-reflection and deepening. It is an invitation to meet Hecate. the goddess of the crossroads, and archetype at the threshold between phases, as an inner figure.
Jean weaves psychological insights, spiritual meaning and music into her storytelling which bring myths to life and relevancy. Participants will have time in small circles with a sacred center for discussion.
September 2-6, Siracusa, Sicily
Art & Psyche in Sicily – IAAP Conference
Attending as Participant
Terry Tempest Williams and Jean Shinoda Bolen in Conversation
A conversation between two activists, noted writers, and distinguished honorees in their respective fields. Terry Tempest Williams is a naturalist, Jean Shinoda Bolen MD is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst. Both are spiritually motivated at their core by love and mystical experiences. Terry’s Mormon roots, Jean’s Presbyterian beginnings and their respective religious, spiritual and psychological journeys, what sustains them in adversity and loss, how they write, and where inspiration comes from, are areas they will explore. This will be a spontaneous conversation between two inner-directed women, who have an appreciation and love for each other and for their respective work, and have spent very little real time together. The Self, synchronicity and the Sacred Feminine are concept words for personal experiences that have mattered to them, and have touched their readers. Where this conversation will go and what emerges may likely relate to the Mystery that underlies their individuation, and each of our personal myths. Terry is an activist for the environment and beauty, has testified before Congress and participated in demonstrations. Jean is an advocate for a UN 5th World Conference on Women as a means of energizing the global women’s movement.