Learn from Esalen's healing arts leaders with new 250-Hour Level III training beginning May 6.


Jean Shinoda Bolen

Jean Shinoda Bolen

Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD,
is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and author of thirteen influential books. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and was clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF. The Millionth Circle Initiative was inspired by her book and led to her advocacy for a UN 5th World Conference on Women ( She has a private practice in Mill Valley, Calif.

Grail, Goddesses, Circles and the Sacred Feminine

May 18 - 20, 2018 Begins in 3 weeks
with Jean Shinoda Bolen

The grail and goddesses are archetypes: symbols with depth and meaning. In this workshop, Jean Shinoda Bolen will bring you into the legendary, mythic, and spiritual realm of the sacred feminine. Cut off from sources of meaning, without a connection to the feminine principle, the Tao or the Self, the inner landscape of men and women, becomes a wasteland. The wounded Fisher King and the abduction of Persephone can be metaphors for depression, alienation, life-threatening illness, and addictions on a personal level that are related to the loss of creativity, spontaneity, and love.



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