Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
In this gathering for women, Jean Shinoda Bolen will bring myths, goddess archetypes, dreams, and the sacred feminine to life. Contemplating or facing a life transition—in a significant relationship, career or work, motherhood, health, menopause, a life-threatening illness, or decision to follow an activist or spiritual calling—invites us to sit with Hecate, archetype of the wisewomen, medium, midwife, and goddess of the crossroad. In the depth of her soul, every woman is moved by symbols, images, and feelings related to the archetypes in her. The phases of the moon or the maiden-mother-crone aspects of the Great Goddess whose worship preceded patriarchal gods are powerful metaphors. Humanity and the planet also are approaching a Hecate crossroad. 2012 may truly be a transition time for patriarchy, the outcome of which may depend on women.
Through storytelling insights, guided meditation, self-reflection, and in sacred circles, we are invited to share and learn from one another, reconnect with archetypal sources of meaning and creativity, and acknowledge what is true for us. Music and poetry will add to the experience as we gather and explore what the poet Mary Oliver called our “one wild and precious life.”
Recommended reading: Bolen, The Millionth Circle: How to Change Ourselves and the World.