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Moon Aspect of Artemis - 1440 Multiversity - Travel to South America
Since my last newsletter, I’ve been physically in Ireland, Mill Valley, and Santa Fe with the moon aspect of the Artemis archetype. Mostly we see images of Artemis as Goddess of the Hunt with her bow and quiver of arrows; qualities those of the feminist, environmentalist, animal lover, and social justice activist. In her myths, qualities such as sisterhood and egalitarian relationships with men, ability to focus on targets of her own choosing, quick to punish wrongdoers, protector of the vulnerable—are extraverted aspects of Artemis Artemis in her moon aspect is the mystic, moved by beauty and mystery, reflecting upon life—which is the aspect of Artemis involved in writing a memoir-based book.
I started writing this book, on a non-stop flight from Dublin to San Francisco in April and disappeared into the Otherworld. Mystical, spiritual, subjective experiences are liminal—they occur at the threshold between ordinary reality and the invisible Otherworld. Remembering experiences such as these, is recollecting soul experience.
New Terrain to Explore: 1440 Multiversity Santa Cruz
The wilderness is the realm of Artemis, the city and institutions are Athena’s. “Wilderness” is any new terrain —from the unconscious to new places to real wilderness. Upcoming for me, a newly created retreat center in mountains near Santa Cruz. 1440 Multiversity: new construction among trees, a new vision, with the first season this summer. I’m doing a women’s weeklong retreat August 13 -18. which will be a new adventure. Join me?!
Goddesses in Everywoman and Artemis: Going to Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Santiago
I’m looking forward to being in Argentina and Chile in late October and the beginning of November. I feel an affinity to the people and been warmly received in Latin American countries. Maybe because my face and gestures are expressive. While I do not speak Spanish, a lot of how I express myself spontaneously and am translated consecutively has made it work. I say several sentences, pause—and am translated. It helps a lot that all of my books are translated into Spanish. It will be late Spring-Early Summer there.
From marches to 5WCW!
Support a UN 5th World Conference on Women (5WCW) Click Here
When I’m in South America, I will be continuing my advocacy for a UN 5th World Conference on Women and seeding women’s circles. There has been some behind the scenes interest in bringing 5WCW to South America. It is the only major continent that has not held a UN world conference on women. The first one was held in Mexico City (1975), and while it is a Latin American country, its in North America, followed by Copenhagen (1980), Nairobi (1985), and Beijing (1995). Meanwhile, there are more and more women’s circles that are becoming easier and easier to form. The tipping point is the metaphoric “millionth circle” the one that added to all the rest, ends patriarchy as a hierarchal system of power over others. For humanity to soar into its full potential, we need to have both masculine and feminine “wings” equal and balanced.
Someone in Argentina and in Chile, who will write a petition and circulate it. Use parts of the 5WCW petition text. Direct it to your President, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to the UN, and ?
I will see about making this a GoPetition with you as an administrator. Need to have a brief bio. Put information on contact me page of my website; http://www.jeanshinodabolen.com
August 13-18, 2017 – Santa Cruz, CA
1440 Multiversity Campus
Your One Wild and Precious Life, A Deepening Gathering for women
To find and live your personal myth is to be true to who you are. The premise of Jean Shinoda Bolen’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.
The archetypes in Jean’s classic book Goddesses in Everywoman are within us—and the expectations and limitations from outside act powerfully on us. What happens to us, as well as the choices we make ourselves, shape the path we are on, which is a soul journey.
This workshop invites self-reflection and deepening as you learn:
A variety of goddess archetypes and their relevance to your life’s path
Psychological insights woven with storytelling, myths, and music
October 26 - November 5, 2017, Argentina and Chile
Lecture: Goddesses in Everywoman (Las Diosas en Cada Mujer)
There are goddesses in every woman—these are qualities and patterns in ourselves and in the women in our lives. There is a deep recognition, an Aha! that comes with this insight. Remember classical Greek mythology? Hera, Demeter, Persephone whose stories are about relationships, or Artemis, Athena and Hestia who did not need relationships to define them, or Aphrodite, the alchemical goddess of love and beauty are archetypes in us. Some are welcomed, others not. Even before a girl is born and throughout her life, girls and women are shaped by expectations of others and by patriarchy. Meanwhile, there are goddess-archetypes in us, that shape what is important to us. When we know which goddesses are in us, we will know ourselves far better than before. We also begin to see the goddesses in other women. These insights help men as well—when affinities, attraction, negative judgments are responses to these inner archetypes. In their myths, we saw goddesses behaving badly, which are traits associated with certain archetypes: jealousy, vindictiveness, depression, helplessness, mercilessness, are shadow qualities. Knowing what is acting in us and on us provides insight that leads to Hecate, goddess of the crossroad.
Workshop: "Artemis, the Indomitable Spirit of Every Woman" (Artemisa, El Espíritu Indómito de cada Mujer).
Artemis is the Greek Goddess of the Hunt and Moon. Her symbols are the bow and arrow, the crescent moon, and mother bear; her realm is the wilderness. This is the archetype of the activist on behalf of girls and women, social justice, animals, trees, the environment. She is an explorer of the metaphoric wilderness, as well as being drawn to nature. Her curiosity draws her into unknown terrain. As twin and older sister to Apollo, she is competitive, has a sense of equality with men and sisterhood with women. The moon aspect of Artemis is the spiritual and mystical oneness she can feel in nature. This archetype may be active all her life, and can be recognized in the phases of the moon as she grows older. Artemis-Selene-Hecate—each moon goddess is an aspect of womanhood: young woman, mature woman, wisewoman.
In this workshop, participants will hear stories of Artemis and of women who personified aspects of her. They will recognize Artemis in themselves or in others, and realize the positive qualities and the difficulties associated with this archetype. They will have an opportunity to meet and talk in small circles to share what they now recognize as positive and negative aspects of this archetype.
Lecture: October 26: Goddesses in Everywoman (Las Diosas en Cada Mujer). 7:30 pm-10:00 pm.
Location: Ami Jai Community Auditorium, Arribeños Street 2355, Buenos Aires
Workshop: October 28: Artemis, the Indomitable Spirit of Every Woman (Artemisa, El Espíritu Indómito de cada Mujer), 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm. Location: Regente Palace Hotel, Suipacha Street 964 Buenos Aires
Organizer Email: Oscar Capray
Lecture: October 31: Goddesses in Everywoman (Las Diosas en Cada Mujer)
Workshop: November 1: Artemis, the Indomitable Spirit of Every Woman (Artemisa, El Espíritu Indómito de cada Mujer.
Organizers Email: Cris Schwander Diana Tuma
Lecture: November 4: Goddesses in Everywoman (Las Diosas en Cada Mujer)
Workshop: November 5: Artemis, the Indomitable Spirit of Every Woman (Artemisa, El Espíritu Indómito de cada Mujer).
Spirit of Sophia, The Women's Spirituality Center of Louisville
March 23-24, 2018 - Louisville, KY
March 23, Public Lecture: Catching Fire: Imagination, Creativity, Activism.
March 24, Workshop for Women: Your One Wild and Precious Life
April 6-7, 2018 - Boston, MA
C.G. Jung Institute Boston
Keynote & Workshop TBA
May 27-June 1, 2018 – Asheville, NC
Haden Summer Dream and Spirituality Conference
Keynote & Workshops TBA
August 24-26, 2018, - London, UK
Guild of Pastoral Psychology Oxford Conference
With Love, Hope, Perseverance, Trust, and Gratitude
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Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD
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