Jean 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, and 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 25 -- 8:45 am - 10:00 am
The Millioneth Circle and the Juicy Crone
Feminism, Jungian psychology and Morphic Field Theory come together in the metaphor of the Millionth Circle, based on the intuitively grasped concept that when a critical number of people change how they think and act, that the culture will also. Crone qualities are those such as wisdom, compassion, healing humor and social action, which can be taken to heart and cultivated. The Crone is an active archetype in juicy women, exceptional men and the Cultural Creatives, who comprise a unique historical generation at a time when humanity is at a crossroad.
- learn the concept of critical mass as a means of changing consciousness
- learn about the crone as an archetype, and
- discover the Millionth Circle as a concept