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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 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 (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
Once again, a river will run through this workshop, we will raft down another tributary of the Missouri River in the middle of the week, and see reflections of life in the midst of the adventure and laughter. During the retreat, the moon will be moving into its waning phases going through the last quarter into crescent and then into the mysterious dark of the moon. Hecate, goddess of the crossroads is the archetype of this phase. We will be in a circle with a sacred center, with Jean as weaver of themes and meaning found in our stories and myths. Nature and women together bring out an emerging awareness of the sacred feminine, the inner valued girl child, women’s mysteries, and women’s wisdom.
Jean writes: This is a full circle intention for me-- to return to the Aspen grove around grandfather rock where Lilllian Michaelsky created a sacred space after she did her last pipe and prayer flag ceremony, joined by women who knew her and some who will now know her spirit.
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July 22-24, 2016 - Stockbridge, MA
Kripalu Center Retreat
Artemis, Women’s Circles, and the Sacred Feminine
A Women’s Retreat
In Jean Shinoda Bolen’s storytelling, myths come to life and themes resonate with our own lives. Such is the story of Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman. In this title of Jean’s book, indomitable means untamed and unsubdued. It’s the quality in girls and women that refuses to be a victim, no matter what. Artemis, the goddess of the hunt and the 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 that leads to achieving goals. Moonlight vision sees oneness and supports mystical spirituality and spiritual activism. Archetypal connections are with Hecate and Hestia. This program includes guided meditation, inner reflection, and participation in a circle with a sacred center.