Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD

Jean is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of the Institute for Health and Healing's "Pioneers in Arts, Sciences and the Soul of Healing Award." She is a feminist and former board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women. She is the author of 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 and Crones Don't Whine. She brings an emphasis on the question for meaning and the need for a spiritual dimension in life to all aspects for her work, while also taking into account the powerful effects of archetypes within us and family and culture upon us. Her books are used as college and university texts in gender studies, women's psychology, mythology, spirituality, east-west philosophy, and psychology courses. She cofounded Psychic and New Realities magazines, publications about parapsychological and mind-body-spiritual subjects.


Monday, April 24

Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World

-Jean Bolen-

Ballroom 2:00pm - 3:00pm

"Gather the Women" is a message from mother earth, mother Goddess, mother archetype. The words evoke an intuitive recognition, a wisdom whose time has come. Women as a gender, not every woman, but women generally — have a wisdom that is needed. "Gather the Women" is a call from the Sacred Feminine to bring the feminine principle into consciousness and culture, to be a critical mass, a tipping point the metaphoric millionth circle and the antidote to patriarchy.

Goal: To understand who is Mother: the mother archetype, mother instinct, Mother Earth, mother goddess, sacred feminine, to grasp the Urgent Message, and to heed the call.
Learning objectives:
• Understand that women as a gender have physiological and psychological qualities needed for humanity and the planet to survive,
• Learn the relationship between the suppression of the sacred feminine, patriarchy, and war, and
• Understand how culture transforms when a critical mass changes consciousness.

Monday, April 24

Goddesses of the Three Phases: Archetypal Sources of Wisdom and Meaning

- Jean Bolen -

Ballroom 3:30pm - 5:00pm

This workshop for men and women is an invitation to go into the symbolic realm of the sacred feminine as a source of personal meaning. The three phases of the Moon, the triple goddess, and woman as maiden/ mother/ crone are stages of a women's life and also aspects of a man's feminine anima. These goddess archetypes have to do with the descent of the soul into the underworld. This workshop includes a guided meditation. Archetypal, psychological and spiritual realms come together when meaning is found in myth.

Goal: The material presented is derived from clinical practice, archetypal psychology, and classical mythology. It presents feminine archetypal patterns as personified by Greek goddesses: each archetype has characteristic qualities such as focus and meaning, relationship patterns and pathological tendencies. Classical myths have underlying themes that have psychological parallels. Archetypal psychology provides a perspective in which both strengths and difficulties are two sides of the same pattern. Archetypes can imbue a role with spiritual meaning and enrich the work for both therapist and patient.
Learning Objectives:
• Learn seven major archetypal patterns based upon classical Greek goddesses,
• Learn about psychopathology from an archetype/complex perspective, and
• Understand how personality is shaped by expectations and archetypes

CEs Available:

This conference is approved for CEUs through the National Board of Certified Counselors.

We can also issue you a Certificate of Attendance for submitting to other Boards.

Produced by:
The Message Company

4 Camino Azul
Santa Fe, NM 87508 USA
Phone: 505-474-0998
Fax: 505-471-2584
Email: message[at]

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