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

September 5-6, 2014 – San Jose, CA

Healing Journeys presents
Cancer as a Turning Point Conference

20th Anniversary Celebration of Thriving
FREE program- need for register

Friday, September 5, 2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm


Opening talk by Jean:
"The Story We are Living and the Meaning We Make of It."
Evening with Jan Adrian, Emmett Miller, MD, Susan Mazer & Dallas Smith

About indomitable spirit, soul journeys, and labyrinthine paths. The alchemy of my relationship with Healing Journeys, and why Close to the Bone is the only book I have revised and Jan Adrian, founder of Healing Journeys as an example of an activist: one who has taken on her “assignment,”


Saturday, September 6, 2014
9:00am – 5:00pm

Cancer as a Turning Point Conference

FREE program - need to register
Approved for 2 Continuing Education Credits for



The Heritage Theatre
1 West Campbell Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008
(near San Jose)


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Friday, September 19, 2014 – Corte Madera, CA
Book Passage
7 PM Book Signing

Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman


Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Tel: 415-927-0960


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

October 3-4, 2014 – Charleston, SC

The Sophia Institute
Women’s Retreat

Transforming our Lives; Transforming our World:

Archetypal Sources of Wisdom, Spirituality, and Activism


Friday, October 3, at 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, October 4, 10 am - 5 pm


Charleston, South Carolina 29401


CEU’s offered

October 17-19, 2014 - San Rafael, CA
National Bioneers Conference

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Archetypes in Everywoman

Hosted by Anneke Campbell, author, activist, filmmaker.
With Jean Shinoda Bolen, author, Jungian therapist, activist
Luisah Teish, teacher/storyteller/priestess in the Ifa Orisha tradition;
Sri Swamini Svatmavidyananda, teacher of Vedanta and Sanskrit, resident Acharya of the Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam.


Marin Center
10 Avenue Of The Flags
San Rafael, CA

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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

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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