Women's Spirit: We Rise Together Workshop / Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen Event
Women's spirit has qualities similar to fire. Fiery spirit and passion are expressed in creativity, spirituality, and sexuality, or in outrage and activism. Like fire, women's spirit can be intense and focused, can blaze up and be seen, burn out, or lie dormant—covered with ash like banked coals. Women’s spirit provides the warmth and illumination in a sacred space. Or out of control, become destructive. With the women’s marches, the #meToo movement, and the number of women running for political office, women’s spirit became ignited.
In this workshop, open to all self-identified women, Jean will draw from the breadth and depth of her experience as a Jungian analyst--storyteller who brings archetypes and myths into real life. Participants will explore their lives as a spiral journey, and their individuation as a soul path. By recognizing where one is on their path, as it relates to current phase of life, active archetypes, significant others and the world we live in, participants will gain an affirmed sense of their unique being and purpose in the world.
Recommended Reading: Bolen: Goddesses in Everywoman, Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman. See jeanbolen.com/books
Writing from the Inside Out with Nita Sweeney
“I fully recommend Nita Sweeney, a wonderful teacher who I asked to bring writing practice to Ohio. She has studied with me intensively for many years and understands the fears and hopes of writers. Her workshops benefit beginners as well as long-time practitioners.”—Natalie Goldberg, best-selling author of Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind
Jung Society of Utah Weekend Workshop & Lecture Series/ Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen Event
Friday Lecture: Catching Fire: Imagination, Creativity, Activism
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.