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 (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 2015-16



August 16-21, Esalen Institute - Big Sur, CA
5-Day Workshop
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.

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September 2-6, Siracusa, Sicily
Art & Psyche in Sicily – IAAP Conference
Attending as Participant

October 15-19 - Salt Lake City, UT
Parliament of the World's Religions

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.

Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

November 3 – Los Angeles, CA
USC Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Presentation: Tuesday Noon – 1:00 pm
The Mythology of Artemis and the Psychology of Women
who Personify this Archetype


Keck School of Medicine, USC
Los Angeles, CA

November 27-28 – London, England
C.G. Jung Club London
Friday, November 27: Evening Lecture:
Artemis the Archetype Liberated by the Women's Movement

Artemis the Greek Goddess of the Hunt and Moon, twin sister of Apollo is the archetype of the activist—for women, social justice, animals, and environment. Her symbols are the bow and arrow, the crescent moon, and mother bear; her realm is the wilderness. In this talk, Jean Shinoda Bolen brings Artemis to life through storytelling, amplified by examples from life and analysis which are likely to resonate in listeners who will recognize Artemis in themselves as archetype or anima.

Saturday, November 28: Seminar:
Path with Soul/Path with Heart: the Inner Compass

People have an innate sense that there is a purpose to life, related to the idea that life is a soul journey. Jung’s individuation, Campbell’s finding your personal myth, the hero’s journey, Persephone’s abduction into the underworld are variations of the message. We suffer life-threatening illnesses, heart-breaking losses, betrayed expectations. They take us into unfamiliar terrain. We find ourselves at a crossroad. Which path to take? What is an inner compass: what can we know in our bones?

The Jung Club
venue:The Essex Church
112 Palace Gardens Terrace
Notting Hill Gate
London W8 4RT


December 1-3 – Barcelona, Spain
Editorial Kairos Spanish Edition of Artemis Media & Event
Tuesday, December 1: Book Presentation of Artemis
Wednesday, December 2: Workshop: Artemis,
The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman

The archetype of Artemis is in women who share qualities that describe Artemis the Goddess of the Hunt and Moon. It is the archetype in women who are activists, feminists, environmentalists, have a love of nature, a sense of sisterhood with women and equality with men. Artemis enables women to focus on targets of their own choosing, to set goals for themselves. In families where girl and women are expected to be obedient or compliant, a wise and courageous Artemis child may become silent and keep these qualities alive in her imagination. The moon aspect is about spirituality and reflection. Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen is a noted author, Jungian analyst, psychiatrist and activist, who also is a story-teller. When she tell us stories of Artemis and the mortal Atalanta, they become alive and we make connections between ourselves and this archetype or between ourselves and women we know and are attracted to who personify Artemis.

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December 4-6, 2015 – Rome, Italy
IAAP – Analysis and Activism Conference
Social and Political Contributions of Jungian Psychology


Saturday, December 5, 11:30am to 1:10pm:
Artemis, Archetype Liberated by the Women’s Movement

More: Artemis the Greek Goddess of the Hunt and Moon (Roman Goddess Diana), twin sister of Apollo is the archetype of the feminist, environmental and social justice activist, whose major symbols are the bow and arrow, crescent moon, and mother bear. Myths reveal archetypal patterns in women who personify Artemis: sisterhood with women, brother-relationships with men; ability to focus on goals of her own, quick to act and punish, outrage, and whose realm is the wilderness. This is the archetype of the women’s movement and the archetype liberated by it in the latter part of the 20th Century. Artemis is lived out in women, is an anima image in egalitarian men, and a major image of women onscreen and in the world. Film image and real life roles come together in actress Angelina Jolie, special ambassador for UNICEF, whose personal life exemplifies Artemis qualities, and in Emma Watson of Harry Potter screen fame, spokesperson for UN Women, the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women.

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February 11, 2016 – Houston, TX
Houston Grand Opera, The Ring Cycle - Siegfried
Evening lecture. Details TBA


February 19-20, 2016 – Happehatchee, Florida
Happehatchee Center
Friday, February 19, Public Lecture
Saturday, February 20, Workshop
Details TBA http://happehatchee.org

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