March 2 -5, 2017 - Berkeley CA
North- South Conference of Jungian Analysts and Candidates
Longing for Emergence in a Dark Time
March 3: “Longing for the Goddess” presentation
A personal narrative that brings together events and reflections about the Women’s Movement of the 1970’s and the impact of consciousness-raising on psychology, relationships, on women’s individuation, and a longing for the the meanings of “Goddess.
March 31-April 7, 2017 – Ireland
New York Center for Jungian Studies
Theme: Aging With Panache: Later Life is Now
Plenary: Superfoods for the Psyche: Ingredients for Living (and Aging) Well: Meaning, Fun, Love
Workshop: Circles with a Sacred Center: Sanctuary, Temenos, Hestia
Workshop: Mother Nature, Sacred Feminine, Self: Encounters with Mystery
Location: Connemara Coast Hotel, Galway
April 21-22, 2017 – Raleigh, NC
Jung Society of the Triangle Area
Friday, April 21: Evening Lecture
Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman
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, April 22: Workshop
A Path with A Heart: A Path with a Soul: 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?
Location: Church of Reconciliation, Chapel Hill, NC
May 29-June 2, 2017 – Big Sur, CA
Esalen Institute – Five Day Workshop
Artemis, Women’s Circles and Sacred Feminine: A Women’s Retreat
Artemis, the goddess of the hunt and the moon, is the archetype of the sister, feminist, environmentalist; the Girl Scout, and child who turned to Mother Nature and animals for strength and solace. The ability to aim for a target and hit it is a gift of focus that leads to achieving goals. Moonlight vision sees the oneness of everything in the universe, leading to mystical spirituality and spiritually-motivated activism. In this retreat, expect stories of goddesses, stories from participants, guided meditation, inner reflection, and participation in circles with a sacred center.
Location: Esalen Institute, 55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
August 13-18, 2017 – Santa Cruz, CA
1440 Multiversity Campus
Your One Wild and Precious Life, A Deepening Gathering for women
Women’s Circles and Sacred Feminine: A Women’s Retreat
“This workshop-retreat meets in a circle with a sacred center, and invokes the indomitable spirit of Artemis, the goddess of the hunt and moon and archetype of the sister, midwife, and protector of the young – of all living things,” Jean Shinoda Bolen writes. “In the circle, we listen to myths and stories that come alive, and then shift into realizing that they are about us and our relationships and world. Deep insights can grow through an awareness of the sacred feminine – a legacy and lineage that was suppressed by patriarchy – and an awareness of being part of all that is, visible and invisible, of soul, energy, and substance. Circles are the means through which many women find they can say what is true for them, and be supported to do whatever it is that takes courage to do. This work is best done with love, hope, perseverance, trust, and optimism. Bring a journal, an open heart, a sense of adventure, listen to your dreams, and enter Esalen as if it were a dream in which you are the main character. Pay attention to synchronicities.”
October 26 - November 5, 2017
Argentina and Chile
Lecture: Goddesses in Everywoman (Las Diosas en Cada Mujer)
October 26, Buenos Aires - October 31, Cordoba - November 4, Santiago, Chile
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 in Everywoman
(Artemisa, El Espíritu Indómito de cada Mujer)
October 28, Buenos Aires - November 1, Cordoba - November 5, Chile
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.
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