Lecture and Speaking Schedule

Jean Shinoda BolenJean Shinoda Bolen, M. D, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and an internationally known author and speaker. She is the author of 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, and Like a Tree with over eighty foreign translations. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and 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 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. She was in two acclaimed documentaries, the Academy-Award winning anti-nuclear proliferation film Women—For America, For the World, and the Canadian Film Board's Goddess Remembered. The Millionth Circle Initiative was inspired by her book and led to her involvement at the UN. She is the initiator and the leading advocate for a UN 5th World Conference on Women (www.5wcw.org), which was supported by the Secretary General and the President of the General Assembly on March 8, 2012.


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Schedule for 2014


 

May 10, 2014
San Francisco, CA
SGI –Culture of Peace Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series
Saturday, May 10 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Topic: TBA

 

Location:
2450 17th Street and Potrero
at the San Francisco SGI-USA Culture Center in the Ikeda Auditorium
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June 21-28, 2014
Feathered Pipe Ranch with Barbara McAfee
Helena, MT
Path With Soul: Trusting an Inner Compass

This workshop draws upon poetic metaphor and myth to illuminate our path. Each of us is an unfinished work in process that is shaped by large and small choices we make with intended and unintended consequences. Once we realize that dreams and synchronicities, physical symptoms, moods and addictions, joy, contentment, gratitude and creativity tell us how we are doing, and what is important to us--we can keep on or stop and take stock. Often we live our lives in coping mode, and forget that we are spiritual beings on a human path, rather than human beings who may or may not be on a spiritual path. The workshop is meant to be a serious pause, a time-in, a women’s circle, with time for fun, laughter, and songs. Lines from poems by Mary Oliver and from T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets, archetypes from Goddesses in Everywoman, themes from Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone and Atalanta sustain who we are.

More Information:
featheredpipe.com/feathered_retreats/path-with-soul/


July 11-13, 2014
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Carpinteria, CA
Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman
Archetypes in Depth Psychology & Soul Work

Jean Shinoda Bolen has long made Jungian archetypal psychology relevant and understandable to readers, and is much appreciated as a storyteller who brings mythic patterns to life in listeners. Goddesses in Everywoman began as a best-seller in the United States and has been published in over thirty foreign translations. Gods in Everyman followed and competed the pantheon of Mt. Olympus--the gods and goddesses that are archetypes in all of us. They are expressed in relationships, in family dynamics, and in clinical symptoms. Personal depth and meaning have archetypal roots in these archetypes. In this workshop, an appreciation of how myth, archetype, expression of the pattern, problems and ways to grow come together will come through hearing Jean tell a few selected myths in depth and expand on their meaning. The result may be an aha! experience that comes when myth or symbol suddenly is about us, or about a significant relationship, or helps us to see our clients or patients with a deeper, compassionate understanding. Emphasis will also be on the relationship of these archetypes to the Self, to individuation, to living one’s personal myth, and seeing life as a soul journey.


Location:
Pacifica Graduate Institute at Ladera Lane
801 Ladera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108


More Info: www.pacifica.edu/pp406.aspx


July 25-27, 2014
Kripalu Center
Stockbridge, MA
Artemis, Women’s Circles and Sacred Feminine:
A Women’s Retreat
with Jean Shinoda Bolen

In Jean Bolen’s storytelling, myths come to life and themes resonate with our own lives. Such is the story of Atalanta: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman. This is the title of Jean’s forthcoming new book. Indomitable means untamed, unsubdued. It is the one-in-herself quality in girls and women that will not be a victim, no-matter-what. Artemis the Goddess of the Hunt and Moon is the archetype of the sister and feminist, the Girl Scout and the child who turned to Mother Nature and animals for strength and solace. The ability to aim for a target and hit it is a gift of focus which leads to achieving goals. Moonlight vision sees oneness, supports mystical spirituality and spiritual activism. Archetypal connections are with Hecate and Hestia. The experiential elements in this workshop include a guided meditation, inner reflection, and participation in a circle with a sacred center.

 

More Info: http://www.kripalu.org


September 7-12, 2014
Omega Institute
Rhinebeck, NY
“Goddesses, Circles & Empowered Women”
Women's Retreat with Barbara McAfee

Storyteller, author and Jungian analyst, Jean Bolen brings myths to life.  In her telling and insights, we learn about the power and gifts of  the Goddesses in Everywoman. There is great value in learning about ourselves from inside out: goddess archetypes shape our psychology that in turn are helped or hindered by whether girls and women are valued or not. Emphasis will be on her latest book, Atalanta: the Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman, as well as on other archetypes that empower women to stand up for themselves, be protectors, environmentalist and feminists, have an affinity for sacred experiences and solitude.  Jean is joined by singer-songwriter Barbara McAfee, whose gifts add music and movement: the two together draw participants into creative play and laughter.  We’ll meet in circles, a large one and as many small circles as needed. This will be an opportunity for reflection and connections. May be especially helpful during a transition period when attitude and decisions shape what comes next.  


More Info: www.eomega.org



September 26-27, 2014
C.G. Jung Society of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada

Friday, Sept. 26,
7-9 pm  
Lecture: The Meaning We Make of the Numinous

We come into the world with the capacity for awe and wonder. We are receptive to the numinous and through the millennia, have worshiped divinity in countless forms This is what distinguishes us from all other creatures with whom we share much DNA.  Sacred experiences like synchronicities are subjective, some are major special moments in which we feel connected with Divinity, the Great Mystery, the Tao, the Self. A profound sense of connection and meaning often accompanies the numinous, which is gnostic not intellectual, and comes via active imagination, dreams, physical and spiritual experiences.

Lecture Location
Alix Goolden Hall
907 Pandora St., Victoria



            Saturday, Sept. 27 all-day Workshop:
Path With Soul, Path With Heart: The Inner Compass
 

We have an innate sense that there is a purpose to life which is related to the idea that life is a soul journey. To do what we came to do and be who we were meant to be is not so easy. Jung’s individuation, Campbell’s finding your personal myth, the hero’s journey; Persephone’s abduction into the underworld, the gods and goddess archetypes may help support the choices we make. In this workshop Jean Bolen invites us to remember and connect with our inner compass: it may be what we know in our bones, which as in her book, Close to the Bone, is soul knowledge that we may decide to trust in the midst of a potentially terminal illness. Or it is heart-chakra information: what our heart knows is true for us. The most difficult experiences in life may be opportunities to align with soul.


Workshop Location
Wood Recital Hall
900 Johnson St., Victoria, BC

 

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More Info: www.jungsocietyvictoria.com


November 14-21, 2014
Esalen Institute
Big Sur, CA


Artemis: the Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman:
Guide to Authenticity and Meaning

Nov. 14-16

In this women’s retreat, storytelling and archetypal meaning will come together when Jungian analyst and author Jean Bolen brings her latest book Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman to life. Artemis the goddess and Atalanta the mortal tell us about nature as healer, about love and loss and loving again, about achievement of excellence, about solitude and the sacred feminine. We will meet in a circle with a sacred center with Jean and in smaller circles to explore themes, learn from each other and about the value of being in a circle and creating one on return home. Aphrodite, Hestia and Hecate as well as Artemis are the archetypes to be encountered in story and ourselves. This workshop will be especially timely if this is a time of personal transition with its uncertainties. This weekend women’s retreat precedes Jean’s 5-day workshop open to men and women on Goddesses in Everywoman and Gods in Everyman that provides a foundation for understanding archetypes within us, in relationships, and in clinical psychology.

 



Goddesses and Gods in Everyone:
Archetypes in Depth Psychology & Soul Work

Nov. 16-21 Workshop

Jean Shinoda Bolen has long made Jungian archetypal psychology relevant and understandable to readers, and is much appreciated as a storyteller who brings mythic patterns to life in listeners. Goddesses in Everywoman began as a best-seller in the United States and has been published in over thirty foreign translations. Gods in Everyman followed and competed the pantheon of Mt. Olympus--the gods and goddesses that are archetypes in all of us. They are expressed in relationships, in family dynamics, and in clinical symptoms. Personal depth and meaning have archetypal roots in these archetypes. In this workshop, an appreciation of how myth, archetype, expression of the pattern, problems and ways to grow come together will come through hearing Jean tell a few selected myths in depth and expand on their meaning. The result may be an aha! experience that comes when myth or symbol suddenly is about us, or about a significant relationship, or helps us to see our clients or patients with a deeper, compassionate understanding. Emphasis will also be on the relationship of these archetypes to the Self, to individuation, to living one’s personal myth, and seeing life as a soul journey.

 

Location

Esalen Institute
55000 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
888.837.2536

www.esalen.org


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