Based on the Book that Sold 600,000 Copies
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD
Discover how understanding and cultivating your natural goddess archetype can expand your self-knowledge, enrich your relationships and deepen your sense of meaning and purpose.
Have you wondered why one woman values marriage and children, while another prioritizes independence and achievement?
Or why one woman is an extroverted, logical professional in one setting, while in another she transforms into an introverted homebody?
Every woman is affected by powerful invisible archetypes within that shape her behavior and influence her emotions. Recognizing these archetypal energies can make these forces more accessible and lead to self-understanding and personal growth.
Each archetype leads to unique behaviors and personality traits which together comprise the full spectrum of the feminine.
In ancient cultures, they came to be seen as mythological goddesses.
Who are these goddesses? Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt and the Moon; Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and Craft; Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth; Hera, Goddess of Marriage; Demeter, Goddess of the Grain and the maternal archetype; Persephone, Maiden and Queen of the Underworld; and Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty.
Most women will express one of these goddesses as her natural archetype.
And, the more complex the woman, the more likely she has multiple goddesses active within her. Knowing which goddesses are dominant within you provides insight into why you show up in the world as you do, and gives you clues about how you can better find personal meaning and make soul-guided choices — – that others might not encourage.
Failing to identify and honor all that is rousing within you can limit your growth and create a roadblock to developing and expressing what lies in your depths. Wholeness requires you to examine and embrace every aspect of yourself, and honoring all your archetypal stirrings and desires helps ground and balance you, and gives rise to greater joy, vitality and well-being.
Knowledge of all seven goddesses and how they may be functioning within you provides important insight into your own psychology as well as that of others and, in turn, enables you to bring more clarity, compassion and wisdom into your relationships.
Ultimately, learning about the archetypal goddesses within you — which are dominant, which lie dormant, which need to be cultivated and which need to be overcome — can support you in living deeply, authentically and soulfully.
Every woman has “goddess-given” gifts to discover and accept gratefully. Every woman also has “goddess-given” liabilities, which she must recognize and surmount in order to evolve and grow.
As you embark on this fascinating journey into mythology, self-awareness and transformation, think of psychiatrist and Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen as a sherpa for your soul.
Jean’s groundbreaking bestselling book, Goddesses in Everywoman, an exploration deep into the feminine psyche, became an instant classic when it was published 30 years ago and remains a foundational work for feminist psychology.
Jean’s revolutionary findings gave rise to a new psychological perspective of women based on prototypes provided by Greek goddesses who have stayed alive in human imagination for over 3,000 years. Her celebrated premise refutes theories that define a “normal” woman as one who conforms to one “correct” model, personality pattern or psychological profile.
With more than three decades of immersion in science, mysticism and activism, Jean is uniquely qualified to show you how to better play the leading role in your own unfolding life story by blending feminist insights with classical myths and Jungian archetypal psychology.
In this complimentary, one-hour event, you’ll discover:
- How becoming aware of the mythic dimensions of your life choices can inspire deep creativity and greater fulfillment.
- How stepping past fears and self-imposed limitations can awaken the life-enhancing influence of a new goddess archetype.
- Why every woman is a “woman-in-between” — acted on from within by goddess archetypes and from without by cultural stereotypes and expectations.
- How the potential shadow qualities of each archetype can cause problems and conflicts.
- How to harness the energies of two transformational currents — the claiming of your signature goddess archetype and the expanded knowledge of how the other six can contribute to your soul purpose.
There has never been a better time in history for you to fulfill your full potential by embracing and embodying your true Self. This complimentary hour with Jean is a rare opportunity to start to step into this power and glimpse the possibilities by identifying your natural archetype and empowering your full expression.
About Jean Shinoda Bolen:
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst and an internationally known author and speaker. She is the author of several books including The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman and Urgent Message from Mother, with over eighty foreign translations. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco, a past board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the International Transpersonal Association. She was a recipient of the Institute for Health and Healing’s "Pioneers in Art, Science, and the Soul of Healing Award," and the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology’s Demeter Award for her lifetime achievement in women’s spirituality. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She was in two acclaimed documentaries, the Academy-Award winning anti-nuclear proliferation film Women — For America, For the World, and the Canadian Film Board’s Goddess Remembered. The Millionth Circle Initiative was inspired by her book and led to her involvement at the UN. She is an advocate for a UN 5th World Conference on Women, which was supported by the Secretary General and the President of the General Assembly in 2012.