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 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 Diplomate 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 (www. 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 (www.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.

   Photo by Pauline H. Tesler

Schedule for 2014

November 3-5, 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland
Palais des Nations

Geneva NGO Forum  UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)
Regional Review of the Status of Women 20 Years After the
Beijing Platform for Action

November 4 Round Table:
Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women

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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


(CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs)

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.



Esalen Institute
55000 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920


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