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Goddesses in Everywoman & Gods in Everyman
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Unleash your authentic power, potential, and creativity by cultivating inner access to archetypal energies within you.
Deepen your self-understanding and experience greater harmony, joy, and wisdom.
What if you could plug into a more soulful, authentic power source for ALL your endeavors?
A source that would make you feel more natural, embodied, and at peace with yourself and in your relationships... as well as more capable of making a positive impact in the world?
This shift is at the heart of working with archetypes — deep psychological structures that connect you with your soul and the larger forces of the universe.
When you do the inner work of recognizing and integrating these different archetypal forces within you that are most authentic and natural to you — you access a new range of skills, capacities, and insights.
You also find your connection to your MOST aligned archetype, which acts as a bridge to your soul, with all the gifts and blessings it can bring you.
Work with archetypes was pioneered by the famous psychologist Carl Jung, who expanded beyond Freud’s instinct-based theories into realms of soul, archetypal energy, and collective consciousness.
At the core of Jung’s work is the idea that archetypes are deep patterns in our culture that inspire, sculpt, and empower us. They turn up in myths and stories throughout history. They are the deep structure of human psychology residing in our psyche — or soul — waiting to be animated.
When we awaken and open to these archetypes within us, we have more energy, passion, truth, and power. We are aligned with our soul.
And when we ignore or suppress these archetypes, we can feel listless, depressed, or unfulfilled. We literally become cut off from our Source.
Working intelligently with archetypes empowers you to live a fully expressed life — the one your soul longs for and you were meant to live.
This work can also heal deep rifts within you, including the rift that is at the core of many of our collective issues between men and women. If we cannot shift that relationship internally, we remain disempowered, conflicted, and confused in both our inner and outer lives.
Opening to masculine archetypes (the “gods”) is particularly valuable for women, as it allows you to face, embrace, and ultimately harness the power of more traditional “masculine” qualities, which leads towards real wholeness. And the same is true for men.
Opening to the Masculine Archetypes
The Goddesses have been getting a lot of press these days and you may, as a result, have been begun to recognize their power within you and in influencing your life’s path...
The wise and strategic Athena. Aphrodite, lover and creative woman. Demeter, goddess of the harvest, nurturing mother. Hecate, the archetype embodying your intuitive, even psychic powers.
These feminine archetypes are powerfully transformative to see, honor, and integrate. They represent aspects of your personal myth, a guiding narrative for your soul’s evolution.
Yet, to realize your full potential you need to embrace and embody the Divine masculine archetypes as well as the feminine ones.
Depending on your awareness of these energies and their expression (or dormancy) inside you, they can contribute to your wholeness and growth, or wreak havoc on your life and relationships.
The more at peace you are internally with both sides, the more the gifts of your inner gods and goddesses can complement each other and lead you toward more wholeness, joy, and love (among many other qualities).
Masculine archetypes carry great strength, focus, and power... as well as unexpected qualities such as the ecstatic love of nature, the mischievous playfulness of the Trickster, and centered calm.
Each archetype offers valuable skills to navigate the human experience. But we’re largely raised in a culture that privileges a few archetypes and leads us to dismiss many others, which often means we create a false and disconnected idea of ourselves.
That’s why working with archetypes is so powerful in helping us to reclaim lost or marginalized parts of ourselves (which is particularly true for women who had a very narrow range of acceptable... and only feminine... archetypes to choose from).
Not only is delving into the gods about your inner transformation, but the issues that arise from not balancing your masculine and feminine gifts can often manifest most clearly in your relationships...
According to world-renowned Jungian analyst and bestselling author Jean Shinoda Bolen, “When our archetypes cannot be lived out, we tend to be attracted to people who are outer representatives of the inner male god-archetypes.”
For example, if all your life you’ve been attracted to “Zeus men,” this may be a reflection of the “shadow” Zeus aspects that are disowned within you. As Jean shares, women can become “animus-possessed,” meaning we can project dormant male archetypes within us onto others.
As you explore and discover how to embrace the gifts of your inner gods with Jean in her groundbreaking Liberating the Gods Within You program, you can begin to heal your unhealthy projections and align all of your relationships with your deepest heart and truest desires.
You gain more authentic power and feel more at peace with yourself, which translates into greater personal fulfillment and more harmonious relationships.
Archetypal Qualities to Cultivate (or Temper) Within You
The ancient deities of Mt. Olympus, Greece are a useful shorthand for working with archetypes because they represent innate, universal patterns of being and behaving inherent in both men and women. These characteristics come into the world with us, shape our personalities, and influence our fate.
As we engage more respectfully with the pantheon of Gods, we learn how to engage with the full range of masculine expression in ourselves and within others.
If you’re on a path of personal growth, this work holds an often missing key in your quest for self-actualization because we are often focused on far too narrow a range of qualities.
In the unprecedented virtual training for Liberating the Gods Within You, you’ll have the opportunity to explore many of the mythological Greek gods at the core of Jean’s bestselling book, but in far more depth. Each god figure embodies unique qualities and personality traits that together comprise the full spectrum of the masculine qualities in each of us (woman or man).
Zeus is the father of the Olympian gods and the ruling archetype of modern patriarchal culture. He can show up as the authoritarian politician, the alpha-male, the domineering father. However, Zeus has the capacity to be wise and nurturing when tempered by other archetypes.
Poseidon’s domain is the sea of our dreams and emotions. Poseidon is the part of you drawn to explore (and express) the deeper realms within you. He can range from rageful to calm and serene.
Apollo the Lawmaker (and God of the Sun), can help you make clear choices and decisions, so you can expand your business, meet your financial goals or get a project off the ground.
Ares, god of war and dance, is present in passionate, intense reactions. A surge of emotion is likely to evoke an immediate physical action. Ares is deep passion and depending on our awareness, the fuel for lovemaking or aggression.
Hades’ realm is the underworld which is the introverted, inner world of memory and the unconscious realm of images. This is the realm of personal and collective unconscious, dreams, spontaneous images, fantasy, reverie, and archetypal connections.
Hermes the Messenger opens you to moments of synchronicity and discovery. Maybe you’re naturally curious, and wanting to travel, explore new ideas and meet new people outside of your usual communities. This is Hermes, nudging you to broaden your horizons and transcend cultural boundaries.
Hephaestus the Craftsman or Craftswoman, Inventor & Loner personifies our deep human urge to create objects that are functional and beautiful. If you yearn to spend more time creating art, Hephaestus can guide you. And by marrying this archetype with Athena’s wise intellect, your work has a greater chance of being valued in the world.
Dionysus represents the full spectrum of human emotions — from pain to ecstasy — and is the archetype for the wildness within us that extends to all of nature. Embodying both life and death, the human and the Divine, Dionysus liberates us from the confines of separation, so we can experience the bliss of Oneness.
Jean’s teaching invites you to discover how these god archetypes are operating within you, and to embody their positive qualities, as well as explore the negative or “shadow” qualities.
Liberating the Gods Within You is the first virtual program on this topic in which this pioneering Jungian analyst and bestselling author guides you on a journey into your psychological and spiritual depths to access many of the archetypal powers within you.
Your Master Guide Into the Masculine Archetypes
While the names of these gods may sound familiar, each brings rich mythology and qualities. Fully understanding these male archetypes and how they play out (internally and externally) could take years of reading and study.
Fortunately, Jungian analyst, bestselling author, and social activist Jean Shinoda Bolen brings more than three decades of expertise and insights to this rare exploration of the gods. Her signature works include the bestselling Goddesses in Everywoman and Gods in Everyman.
Jean refutes theories that define a “normal” woman (or man) as one who conforms to one “correct” model, personality pattern, or psychological profile. In fact, we are healthiest when we have access to the full range of archetypal energies within us.
Now with clarity and compassion, Jean will guide you to recognize how masculine archetypes influence your choices, behavior, and relationships.
In this 7-week virtual training, you’ll discover:How Zeus, Apollo, and Hermes — the gods of the mental world — can thrive in you The myth of Zeus and his rise to power, which involved diminishing goddesses and devaluing women. (Is this archetype playing within you and keeping you small?) How beauty and expressiveness which would otherwise remain buried inside, can be liberated through creative work that gives tangible form to these hidden aspects The union of Hephaestus and Aphrodite in YOU, a “wedding” of beauty and artistic ability How the invisibility of Hades — the inner world, introversion, imagination, reflection needs the protection of solitude Poseidon and Hermes indicators that marriage and relationships tend to be less central in in one’s life How Dionysus can nourish your understanding and experience of Oneness How marrying Athena’s wise intellect with the god Hephaestus gives your creative work greater chance of being valued in the world How Dionysus can help evolve the patriarchal Zeus, into a loving, nurturing cultural archetype The Myth of Metis and a new evolutionary god, birthed from the principle of love rather than power And much more!
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks
Course sessions are on Wednesdays at Noon Pacific.
In this 7-week transformational journey, Jean will guide you through the masculine archetypal forces, insights, and patterns you’ll need to discover and embrace to successfully embody these transformative energies and aspects of wisdom that are connected with both women and men.
Each weekly LIVE contemplation and exploration session will build upon the next, so you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the insights you’ll need to identify and animate the gods in you, which can deepen your soul’s journey and capacity to realize your full potential.
Module 1: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Journey The Integration of the Archetypes of the Gods (February 14)
From babyhood on, certain archetypes may be welcomed in boys and suppressed in girls and vice-versa. Consciousness-raising is changing “who” we can become, as the range of human potential — in which we activate certain archetypes within us.
In Jung’s psychology, everyone has both male and female qualities. However by his definition which was consistent with the era in which he lived, the masculine element in women, called the “animus,” and the feminine in men, the “anima,” were inferior masculine or feminine attitudes or attributes — less conscious.
A woman could be “animus- possessed” a man “anima-possessed.” Wherever the stereotypical roles are the only acceptable way of being a woman or a man, the contra sexual elements are less developed and less conscious, and are often unacceptable and therefore suppressed.
When our outer roles express our inner archetypes, then there is depth and joy in what we do, but when expressing and developing male archetypes that would be sources of meaning are suppressed as “unfeminine,” we cannot come into our wholeness.
When archetypes cannot be lived out, we are likely attracted to people who are outer representatives of the inner male god-archetypes. In adolescence, we are growing into becoming who we can be: this is responsible for “hero worship” and “crushes,” which lose fascination when we develop them in ourselves. At various stages of our lives, we project what is unconscious but close to the surface in us, onto others, only more discreetly.
More than any time in history, women and men can develop and integrate male and female archetypal qualities into their personalities. At different stages in life, shifts occur in our psyches, as we are drawn toward wholeness, psychological, and spiritual growth.
Hestia was present in the temples of every god and goddess. She was the sacred fire that illuminated and warmed the premises. In their temples, the gods personify the positive qualities of the archetypes that connect to the Self. Each also had shadow qualities.
In this session, you’ll discover:
- An overview of the gods and their elements, which you can integrate them in your heart, mind, soul, and body — instead of projecting these archetypes onto others
- How Zeus, Apollo, and Hermes — the gods of the mental world — can thrive in you
- Two important archetypes of embodied or expressive emotions — Ares and Poseidon
- The ecstatic or mystical experience of Dionysus
- The inner world of Hades as the introverted source of reflection, imagination, and reconnection with cut off parts of ourselves
Module 2: The Mythology of Patriarchy & Embracing the Positive Attributes of Zeus (February 21)
The sky realm is of spirit and mind. If you’re someone who’s decisive, can easily see the big picture, knows what you want and has the capacity to go for it, and also gets over loss easily, then you have qualities of Zeus.
Zeus was the chief and most powerful of the gods. Ruling from Mt. Olympus, he imposed his will and exercised power — using lightning to punish. His energies within you can bring light or darkness, snuffing out lifeforce or inspiring you as a giver of light.
You may recognize Zeus in your father or boss — as one standing in power or acting as a generous provider. Zeus may also rear his willful head within you, causing you to sway too far from the feminine by being too rational or controlling or “living in your head” and denying your heart.
Zeus’ symbols are the thunderbolt and the eagle. He’s the ruling archetype in patriarchal culture as well as of the dynastic father and today’s CEOs, kings, and alpha males.
In this session, you’ll discover:
- The myth of Zeus and his rise to power, which involved diminishing goddesses and devaluing women. (Is this archetype playing within you and keeping you small?)
- An overview of Zeus’ positive qualities of decisiveness, will, and ambition, and how you can uncover and activate them within yourself
- What it means if you’re attracted to or in a relationship with a “Zeus man”
- How you can learn to navigate Zeus’ challenging characteristics in others by awakening the empowering aspects of this god within you
- How developing and integrating the decisive mind and entrepreneurial energies of the Zeus archetype can help you achieve your goals and be successful in the world.
Module 3: The Other 2 Father Gods in Greek Mythology Poseidon God of the Sea & Hades God of the Underworld — Archetypes in Their Own Right and Undeveloped, Devalued Aspects of Zeus (February 28)
As psychological realms, the sky realm is intellectual, mental, hierarchical (superior/inferior), judgmental, and the exercise of will through power. Poseidon as God of the Sea, ruled the psychological realm of emotions and instincts, which he expressed with spontaneity and immediacy; he could erupt with rage or jealousy, hold a grudge and be vindictive.
Moods are metaphorically like oceans, which can be turbulent or placid and peaceful. Moods — evoked by this archetype — become more intense and out of control when alcohol is added.
Hades’ realm was the underworld which is the introverted, inner world of memory and the unconscious realm of images. This is the realm of personal and collective unconscious, dreams, spontaneous images, fantasy, reverie, archetypal connections.
There are inherent predispositions built into us — our psychological typology: extroversion or introversion, thinking or feeling, intuition or sensation which will dovetail with specific god-archetypes. What is devalued by those whose judgments carry weight has the effect of devaluing or not-developing qualities in the psyche of children and adults.
They may be actively suppressed by shame and humiliation such as “Boys don’t cry,” leading men to be cut off from feelings and emotional responses. Women who are natural leaders may have been told they were “bossy” and “nobody will like you.” The messages is “Don’t be yourself.”
In this session, you’ll discover:
- How patriarchy and alpha-male judgments elevate the mental realm
- How the emotional realm of Poseidon is devalued as feminine and suppressed in boys (makes wholeness more achievable in females)
- How women are expected to be extroverted feeling, even when this is not their typology
- How the invisibility of Hades — the inner world, introversion, imagination, reflection needs the protection of solitude
- Which might be your typology, and which of these realms do you naturally inhabit?
Module 4: The Generation of the Sons Apollo & Hermes (Whom Patriarchy Rewards) (March 7)
Apollo, Hermes, Ares, Hephaestus, and Dionysus are second-generation Olympian gods. These archetypes can shape and define men or the masculine aspects in women, or be the “types” to whom women are attracted to or idealize. These are archetypes that fare well or badly in patriarchy.
Apollo and Hermes are both are at home in the mental realm of Zeus, and where competition and capitalism value acquisitions, recognition, and prestige — in schools where grades and accomplishments, entry to prestigious colleges matter, these are the usual active archetypes in both women and men who are on the road to achievements.
Apollo was the God of the Sun, the Lawgiver, the archer with the golden bow and arrows. He drew the chariot of the sun across the sky, can be counted on to be on schedule. At home in the sky realm, he was an emotionally distant god and archetype. He was the favorite son, the “fair-headed” god of the Greeks. His twin sister was Artemis, Father Zeus, Mother Leto, a Titan.
Hermes was the Messenger God, who could freely travel everywhere, including to the top of Mt. Olympus or the Underworld. He was the communicator, known as the friendly god, he was a traveler, a trickster, and also the guide of souls. He was a son of Zeus and Maia, a minor goddess.
- Two archetypes that help women and men get ahead in the world
- How Poseidon and Hermes are associated with emotional distance and mental activity
- The gifts of these 2 archetypes, including the ability to communicate through words, which can be highly useful in negotiations and commerce
- That Poseidon and Hermes had neither a wife nor a consort; if these archetypes are strong in a woman or man marriage and relationships tend to be less central in their lives
Module 5: Ares & Hephaestus The Rejected Sons of Zeus & Hera (March 14) (Pre-recorded)
The sons that Zeus rejected did not use their mind or words. They both expressed themselves through physical action. Both were embodied and manual — rather than mental. Both were motivated by emotions and expressed their feelings either directly (Ares) or indirectly through what he created with his hands (Hephaestus). They were rejected by both their parents.
Ares, God of War, was the embodiment of aggression, but also of the dancer and the lover. He was the least respected and honored of the 12 Olympians by the Greeks, because he was irrational. In marked contrast, known as Mars by the Romans, he was held in high regard.
As an archetype, Ares is present in passionate, intense reactions. A surge of emotion is likely to evoke an immediate physical action. Ares predisposes women and men to be in touch with in their bodies’ feelings — passion which often leads to lovemaking or aggression-brawling.
Hephaestus, God of the Forge, archetype of the Craftsman or Craftswoman, Inventor, Loner personifies a deep human urge to make things, to create objects that are functional and beautiful. Rejected and thrown off Mt. Olympus, Hephaestus was not appreciated in the sky realm, where power and appearance matters. Instead he worked alone in his forge under the earth.
His attributes are similarly devalued in patriarchy as manual work; he is introverted in an extroverted world, communicates through what he makes, not words. He was the least blessed by attributes and most unhappy of the Gods.
With his club foot Hephaestus is the archetype of the wounded writer, artist, or craftsman. He was known as Vulcan by the Romans. The fire of his forge was volcanic fire.
In the lives of contemporary women, Hephaestus often does not emerge until the second half or last third of life when she takes an art class and discovers this hidden part of herself.
In this module, you’ll discover:
- The wounded artist-writer-inventor or craftsperson, whose creativity emerges out of the metaphors of volcanic fire (anger and passion).
- Beauty and expressiveness which would otherwise remain buried inside is liberated through creative work that gives tangible form to these hidden aspects.
- Union of Hephaestus and Aphrodite: the “wedding” of beauty and craftsmanship
- Union of Hephaestus and Athena, which enables creative work to be valued in the world — can represent inner marriage of these two qualities or as with some artists, a spouse that is a business manager
Module 6: Commune With the Divine Dionysus as Lover, Wanderer & Shaman (March 21) (Pre-recorded)
Dionysus represents the full spectrum of human emotions — from pain to ecstasy — and is the archetype for the wildness within us that extends to all of nature. Embodying both life and death, the ethereal and earthly, he creates conflict within our psyches and societies.
Worshippers of Dionysus were predominantly women, who celebrated and communed with this god in orgia (orgy), induced by frenzied music and intoxicants. The drug-induced ecstasy associated with the free love period of the 1960s in America was a Dionysian movement.
Yet, this male archetype is so much more, inviting you into communion with the Divine... deepening your experience of Oneness.
Dionysus is also representative of enthusiasm and emotion, which are in opposition to Apollo, who represents form and rational thought. This tension of opposites can help create a healthy balance of the masculine and feminine within your psyche.
- How Dionysus can nourish your understanding and experience of Oneness
- How your personal myth can be nourished through Dionysus’ rescue of his mortal mother from Hades, making her immortal
- How Dionysus can help evolve the patriarchal Zeus, into a loving, nurturing cultural archetype
- Dionysus as a sacred guide for communing with others and the Divine
- Insights into the shadow aspects of Dionysus, and the role of conflict and madness in his mythology
- The ways Dionysus’ energies threaten (and balance) Apollonian standards in our psyche, family, and the patriarchy
- The qualities of Dionysus which connect you with your own wildness, nature, and the Divine Feminine
- How to unleash the creative power that arises in the tension of opposites between Apollo (lawmaker) and Dionysus (ecstatic reveler)
Module 7: Wholeness & Authenticity The Gods & Goddesses in Us (March 28)
In this session, we sum up the ways the pantheon of the Olympian gods and goddesses are potentials in us all, and how a centered woman or man with consciousness and choice is able to discern, embody, act, and grow through them.
Mythic insights will guide us. For example, Procrustes and his infamous bed show us what it means to be “dis-membered” or cut off from parts of ourselves that were not welcomed.
And the god which Zeus feared would emerge from Metis — is feminine wisdom and love. Our personal and collective evolution hinders on the principle of choosing love rather than power.
In this module, you’ll discover:
- The healing power of compassionate understanding
- The power of gratitude in learning to trust
- The meaning of the “god with an all-loving heart” within us
- The marriage of feminine wisdom and compassionate authority
- The symbolic meaning of the circle with a sacred center, the yin-yang image, and the vesica piscis
- That each of us is on a soul journey: What did we come to love? What did we come to learn? What are we here for right now? These are questions only we can answer for ourselves
The Liberating the Gods Within You Bonus Collection
In addition to Jean’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions. These bonuses complement the course — and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
Women’s Spirit: The Fire Within
5-hour Audio Workshop From Jean Shinoda Bolen
Fire as a feminine aspect is the central image of this audio workshop with Jungian analyst and author Jean Shinoda Bolen. Fire takes many forms in our imagination, dreams, metaphors, and in our life experiences. Fire as a feminine quality is about spirit, energy, and intensity, about warmth and illumination, about rage and outrage. Inner fire is reflected in our work, in our relationships, and in the activist and feminist stances we take in the world. Using poetry and a guided meditation, Jean guides us in discovering how fire symbolically ignites within us.
Women of Wisdom Keynote
Video Teaching From Jean Shinoda Bolen
This video from Jean is the Opening Keynote address of the 2012 Women of Wisdom Conference. Jean covers lots of ground in this talk including teachings about pilgrimage, crossing to Avalon, and the labyrinth path. She also weaves into her talk discussions about the numinous qualities of life as well as the human quest for finding meaning.
Gods & Everyman
Audio Teaching From Jean Shinoda Bolen
In this presentation for the Analytical Psychology Association of Dallas, Jean shares what led to the writing of her book Gods in Everyman which provides a large part of the content for this course. This work is the companion to Jean’s book Goddesses in Everywoman. Jean thinks the two books go together so well they could be combined into a 2-volume set called Goddesses and Gods in Everyone.
What Graduates of Jean’s Previous Courses Are Saying...
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I found this course extremely validating of my nature... a nature which does not have wide cultural support in a patriarchal culture. I felt a deeper understanding and a peaceful acceptance of the course of my life. I felt untangled from concepts that resulted in believing I was a misfit and I felt more deeply connected with the world as a whole.
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Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you learn to open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.
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Here’s What You’ll Receive
Seven 90-minute Class Sessions With Jean Shinoda Bolen
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with feminine psychology pioneer Jean Shinoda Bolen — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session guides you to learn the specific skills and abilities to claim your signature archetype and expand your range with the other six. Course sessions are on Wednesdays at Noon Pacific.
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Seven 30-minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about deepening practices and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Liberating the Gods Within You Bonus Collection
- Women’s Spirit: The Fire Within
5-hour Audio Workshop From Jean Shinoda Bolen
- Women of Wisdom Keynote
Video Teaching From Jean Shinoda Bolen
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Audio Teaching From Jean Shinoda Bolen
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Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, is a national treasure! Thank you, Shift Network, for bringing Jean to us in real time. Her use of ritual, keen knowledge of the subject, inspiring music, and Q&A time as well as the international circles after the presentations, the Facebook group and the enrichment materials all made this a rich, valuable experience. I’m looking forward to her next offering.
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— Bronwyn, New South Wales, Australia
“Brought a whole new dimension to my understanding...”
An inspiring and empowering course. I’ve known and explored Jean Shinoda Bolen’s work for years, yet being live and in circle brought a whole new dimension to my understanding both of the course content and of facilitation — Jean is a wonderful mentor and teacher. It was energizing and hope-giving to share so much with so many wonderful juicy crones!
— Linda Woolfson, United Kingdom
“Helped me live intentionally...”
This course helped me live intentionally as I begin my third act. It helped me redefine my third act in extremely positive terms, and embrace what I have vs. what I no longer have. I’ve also shared this with friends and they have benefitted and shifted their mindsets as well.
— Gayle Canton, Mill Valley, California
“More of my authentic self...”
[Jean] helped me understand myself more fully as a woman and bring more of my authentic self to all of my relationships. I recommend it highly to every woman who wants to deepen her relationship with herself.
About Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst and an internationally known author and speaker. She is the author of 13 influential books, including The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman and Urgent Message from Mother, with over 80 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.
Jean 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.
Jean has been featured 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device or telephone. If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own connection. We use Zoom videoconferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
There is no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA
Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.
Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the Course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is February 28, 2018. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we’ll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there is something we can assist you with, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)
Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to a problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.