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Spirit of Sophia welcomes Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. March 23-24, 2018

Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., author of The Millionth Circle, Close to the Bone, Urgent Message from Mother, Goddesses in Everywoman, and many other titles.

Jean is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and author of thirteen influential books in eighty-five foreign translations. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, was a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF, and former board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women.


Friday Night Lecture: “Catching Fire: Imagination, Creativity, Activism”
7 to 9 pm  (all adults welcome)
Cost $55 early bird.  $65 after March 1, 2018.

Imagination precedes change—psyche is activated by stories, role models, and dreams that touch soul. Passion and imagination precede 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.


Saturday Women’s Workshop:  “Your One Wild and Precious Life”  
10 am to 4 pm  (lunch provided)   
Cost:  $175 early bird.  $185 after March 1, 2018. Includes ticket to Lecture.

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.


Tickets go on sale January 3, 2018.  Visit  www.spiritofsophia.org

Any questions, contact dana@spiritofsophia.org

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