Fri23Mar2018The Women's Spirituality Center of Louisville
March 23, Public Lecture: Catching Fire: Imagination, Creativity, Activism.
Imagination precedes change—psyche is activated by stories, role models, and dreams that touch soul. Passion and imagination precedes 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.
March 24, Workshop for Women: Your One Wild and Precious Life
The premise of Jean’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, Atalanta-Artemis in the wilderness, are archetypal patterns that can provide insights to support us on our journeys.
The grail and goddesses are archetypes, symbols with depth and meaning. In this workshop, Jean Shinoda Bolen will bring us into the legendary, mythic and spiritual realm of the sacred feminine. Cut off from sources of meaning, without a connection to the feminine principle, the Tao or the Self, the inner landscape of men and women becomes a wasteland. The wounded Fisher King and the abduction of Persephone are metaphors for depression, alienation, life-threatening illness, and addictions on a personal level, that are related to the loss of creativity, spontaneity, and love. These are also metaphors for what ails the planet. We will listen to Jean tell stories, participate in a guided meditation and in circles with a sacred center. This workshop will provide opportunities to be in touch with inner sources of wisdom and compassion, encourage creating circles, and inspire
possibilities of change and transformation.
Location: Esalen Institute,
55000 Highway 1,
Big Sur, CA 93920
Sun27May2018Kanuga Conference Center Blue Ridge Mountains Asheville, NC
Each of us has a personal narrative of how we got here—“here” meaning to this Jungian oriented Dream and Spirituality conference as a time for reflection upon the soul and Self. Every individual soul journey has had its own unique twists and turns, a path can be seen as spiral or labyrinthine. The tension or integration of opposites is inner work, between spirituality and religion, between gnosis and logos, between perceptions of the invisible and visible. I sometimes say tongue in cheek, and in truth, that my religious orientation is “Episcopagan” which reflects my own journey from Presbyterian and Girl Scout, to Episcopalian and Jungian, to a spirituality without labels.
Workshop: Reflections on the Soul and the Journey: Questions and Amplifications
I would like each of these workshops to grow out of a Q & A (Amplification) format. To participants: after you hear my plenary talk, what do you want to hear more about? I like to answer a specific question, or respond to an archetypal dream and put these into a broader context. If a myth or a biblical story comes to my mind, I would tell it and why.
Location: Kanuga Conference Center
Blue Ridge Mountains
Registration Info: 828-692-9136 www.hadeninstitute.com
Sun26Aug2018Worcester College, Oxford
JEAN SHINODA BOLEN
with Monika Wikman
On a rare visit to the UK these renowned American Jungian analysts will spend two days with us in the tranquil setting of Worcester College. They will speak on:
Emergence of Feminine Wisdom and the End of Patriarchy:the Process of Evolutionary Change in Individuals and Humanity
The Spirit of these Times meets the Spirit of the Depths: Emergent Dreams Revisioning the Collective and Individual Psyche
Guild of Pastoral Psychology Oxford Conference 2018