Esalen Institute Women's Retreat
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