2020 Event Schedule
January 11-16, 2020 - Costa Rica
Orosi Center, Montefuno, Orisi Valley, Costa Rica
Elinore Detiger bringing women together.
28th Annual Women of Wisdom Conference
Theme: Radiate Loving Harmony – Unite our World
Keynote Saturday: On the Threshold of the Age of Artemis
The day after the Trump inauguration, women’s’ marches “happened"—they rose as an idea that went viral on the internet, and word of it moved us to go. It felt like a calling for me to board a plane for Washington DC, as others did in cities and towns across the United States, soon after the “me-too” movement and the numbers of women running for office. Like waves that arise deep in the ocean and gain momentum until they rise as huge waves when they reach shore, so has it been for waves of feminism. The first wave was the Women’s suffrage movement, which began with five women sitting around a table organizing a women’s conference in Seneca Falls in 1848. After years of perseverance, organizing, ridicule and jailing, women finally got the right to vote, with the final state ratifying the 19th amendment in 1920. The next wave began toward the end of the 1960s, with Consciousness Raising groups and conferences, making 1970s the decade of women and the rise of feminism, including the first UN World Conferences on Women in 1975. The 1980s saw a rise of women’s spirituality in California through two significant conferences, the rise of ritual, of circles, and the return of the goddess as archetypes (Goddesses in Everywoman) and as the Divine Feminine. We are in a liminal time, on the threshold of the rise of the sisterhood of the divine daughter, the Age of Artemis.(Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman)
Workshop Sunday: Stages of Women’s Lives and Circles with a Sacred Center
In this workshop, participants will gain information to apply to themselves: learning how stages of women’s lives parallel the phases of the moon and are aspects of the Great Goddess as Maiden-Mother-Crone. Besides learning about circles with a sacred center, there will be an opportunity to be in a circle with others, trusting that synchronicity or meaningful coincidence to arrange them. Envisioned outcome: the workshop will inspire participants to form new circles, or transform book groups, mothers’ groups, or recovery groups into circles with a sacred center. My own mission since 2002, has been working toward having a 5th World Conference on Women, now focused on India 2022. A circle can be transformative, affecting its members, which can be over one’s lifetime, and is also one more on the way to reach the metaphoric millionth circle, the tipping point which quietly ends hierarchy, power-over, replacing the underlying structure of patriarchy. (The Millionth Circle:: How to Change Ourselves and The World and Urgent Message From Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World)
Location: UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Ave. NE, Seattle, WA
February 15-16, 2020 - Seattle, WA
March 4-9, 2020 - Cairo, Egypt
Annual Women Economic Forum in Egypt 2020
Theme: Culture & Creativity Creating Pathways to Peace & Prosperity.
Recipient of the Award of Excellence & Recognition from the Egyptian Government
March 20-21, 2020 - Charleston, SC
The Sophia Institute
Friday Lecture & Saturday Workshop:
Your One Wild and Precious Life: Imagination. Activism, Creativity – Soul Work!
Jean Shinoda Bolen
The premise of Jean Bolen’s Jungian 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. Most of us have an innate sense that there is a purpose to life 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; especially in the midst of unchosen circumstance. Vulnerability and loss are both mythic and deeply personal experiences, as is aging. What now? Jung’s individuation, Campbell’s finding your personal myth, the hero or heroine’s journey, Persephone’s abduction into the underworld, Hecate at the crossroad, are archetypal patterns that can provide insights to support us on our journeys. Imagination precedes change—psyche is activated by stories, role models, and dreams that touch soul. Passion and imagination precede creativity, healing, activism on behalf of ourselves and others. In being true to what deeply matters to us, we become who we were meant to be.
Feathered Pipe Ranch Retreat
Women's Wisdom: Summer Solstice Women's Retreat
Jean Shinoda Bolen & Monika Wikman
Join Jean Bolen & Monika Wikman, acclaimed authors, Jungian analysts and activists, on a journey to the inner realm of self-discovery and empowerment. Together, we will tune into womb wisdom, our connection to Mother Earth, moon cycles and the particular seasons of our lives, as the land provides the ‘alchemical vessel’ for our exploration, integration and growth.
The Summer Solstice Women’s Retreat supports women who wish to explore their inner lives in an exquisitely nourishing nature setting. Together, we will tune into womb wisdom, our connection to Mother Earth, moon cycles and the particular seasons of our lives, as the land provides the ‘alchemical vessel' for our exploration, integration and growth. We will meet in large and small circles throughout the week, all connected by a sacred center, listening to stories and myths that teach us how to use archetypal energies to guide and direct our lives. Tapping into highly experiential modalities such as Jung’s active imagination, dreamwork, art, journal writing, movement, bodywork, time in nature and ritual, we will ‘seed’ the imagination in a sacred process of deep inner exploration and self-expression. Building the shared field in community, this workshop brings to life the enriching fruits of inspiration, fresh perspective, compassion, shadow integration, healing, insight and laughter.
June 20-27, 2020 - Helena, Montana
July 24-26, 2020 - Big Sur, CA
Esalen Institute - Weekend Workshop
WOMEN’S SPIRIT: We Rise Together!
Jean Shinoda Bolen
Women's spirit has qualities similar to fire. Fiery spirit and passion are expressed in creativity, spirituality, and sexuality, or in outrage and activism. Like fire, women's spirit can be intense and focused, can blaze up and be seen, burn out, or lie dormant—covered with ash like banked coals. Women’s spirit provides the warmth and illumination in a sacred space. Or out of control, become destructive. With the women’s marches, the #meToo movement, and the number of women running for political office, women’s spirit became ignited.
In this workshop, open to all self-identified[a] women, Jean will draw from the breadth and depth of her experience as a Jungian analyst--storyteller who brings archetypes and myths into real life. Participants will explore their lives as a spiral journey, and their individuation as a soul path. By recognizing where one is on their path, as it relates to current phase of life, active archetypes, significant others and the world we live in, participants will gain an affirmed sense of their unique being and purpose in the world.
Recommended Reading: Bolen: Goddesses in Everywoman, Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman. See jeanbolen.com/books
Location: Big Sur, CA
September 25-26, 2020 - Salt Lake City, Utah
The Jung Society of Utah
Friday Lecture: Catching Fire: Imagination, Creativity, Activism
Imagination precedes change—psyche is activated by stories, role models, and dreams that touch soul. Passion and imagination precede creativity, healing, activism on behalf of ourselves and others. Compassionate action is spiritual activism. Fierce compassion says, “enough is enough!” Outrage in defense of what and who we love is mother bear activism or the protective masculine that finds the strength to rise up to save what we love, a precious part of ourselves or of our world. It takes courage and love for a vision of who we could be, or what we could do-- to catch fire.
Saturday Workshop: Your One Wild and Precious Life
The premise of Jean Bolen’s Jungian 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. Most of us have an innate sense that there is a purpose to life 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. Especially in the midst of unchosen circumstance. Vulnerability and loss are both mythic and deeply personal experiences--as is aging. What now? Jung’s individuation, Campbell’s finding your personal myth, the hero or heroine’s journey, Persephone’s abduction into the underworld, Hecate at the crossroad, Artemis in the wilderness, are archetypal patterns that can provide insights to support us on our journey.
Location: TBA Info: http://jungutah.com
The Milton H. Erickson Foundation
The Evolution of Psychotherapy
Anaheim Convention Center