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Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, an internationally known speaker and author of thirteen influential books in over one hundred foreign editions: The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone, Goddesses in Older Women, Crones Don’t Whine, The Millionth Circle, Like A Tree, Urgent Message From Mother, Moving Toward the Millionth Circle, and Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a past Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, and a former board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, and the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. She is a 2020-21 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree from Marquis Who’s Who. Website: Jeanbolen.com.
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD
Jungian Analyst, Author, Activist
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst and an internationally known author, workshop leader, and speaker. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, was clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco, and a past board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the International Transpersonal Association. She has a private practice in Mill Valley, California. Her website is .
Dr. Bolen is the author of thirteen books in over one hundred foreign editions, including The Tao of Psychology: Synchronicity and the Self, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone: Life-Threatening Illness as a Soul Journey, The Millionth Circle: How to Change Ourselves and The World, Goddesses in Older Women, Crones Don’t Whine, Urgent Message From Mother, Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet, Moving Towards the Millionth Circle: Energizing the Global Women’s Movement, and Artemis:The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman.
The Millionth Circle Initiative www.millionthcircle.org was inspired by her book, its convener-members have been active at the United Nations and at the Parliament of the World’s Religions. She is an NGO representative to the UN of Women’s World Summit Foundation, has represented Pathways to Peace, and is a leading advocate for the 5th World Conference on Women—India 2022
Jean was a recipient of the Institute for Health and Healing’s “Pioneers in Art, Science, and the Soul of Healing Award” and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She 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..