Entries by lhptg

Archetypal Psychology

Carl Jung’s concept of synchronicity, an a causal principle, connects the ego to the larger archetypal self. This connection is like the ancient Chinese concept of the Tao in that it cannot be rationally understood. Jean Shinoda Bolen suggests that the images of the ancient deities represent powerful projections of the psyche. From a psychological […]


Goddesses In Everywoman

The goddesses of classical Greek mythology represent powerful psychic forces which are active in women today. Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., author of The Tao of Psychology and Goddesses in Every Woman, is a Jungian analyst. She points out that understanding these archetypes enables us to appreciate the mythological dimensions of our own lives.


Untapped Source of Peace

Untappped source of peace, The only real hope Is to draw upon the collective wisdom of women. Those with direct experience of the cost of war: The life of child, grandchild, sibling, spouse. The loss of limb or mind of someone near and dear, The loss of laughter, the pervasiveness of fear, The loss of […]

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The Millionth Circle and 5WCW Changing Ourselves and The World by Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD The Millionth Circle is about circles with a spiritual center, a slender book that inspired the formation of the Millionth Circle Initiative through which I first came to the United Nations and was appalled and inspired to become a grassroots […]

2018 Shift Network Webinar based on  –  Gods in Everyman

My webinar will be introduced in January, and will begin in February 2018.   The form: I will introduce archetypes based on Greek gods, tell their myths, symbols, characteristics, with contemporary examples, followed by a live Q & A. Participants who want to talk about the subject in small discussion circles will be able to—thanks to technology, […]


 Fires North of Where I Live Firestorms began a week ago Monday with smoke in the air and live news of the destructive wildfires in Northern California on TV. This was happening up the highway, an hour north of where i live–which is also in an urban-wilderness interface. This had the effect of now holding two […]

A Native American Prayer  

Hold on to what is good Even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe Even if it is a tree which stands by itself. Hold onto what you must do Even if it is a long way from here. Hold on to life Even when it is easier letting […]