May 28, 2013 NEWSLETTER

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May 28, 2013

Seed, Water, Fertilize!

Dear Friends:

Remember the story of the Chinese Bamboo Tree? Plant the seed, water & fertilize. First year, nothing happens, continue to water & fertilize, nothing happens, several more years, same story, until it spurts up 40’ in a season! All that watering and fertilizing was doing something underground, this is how grassroots advocacy for a UN 5WCW reaches tipping point, and voila! On the last day I was at the UN CSW, opportunity and synchronicity came together via an unexpected invitation to be interviewed on Our Sacred Journey, a Voice of America program hosted by Audrey Kitagawa. The program became available on May 20, was an opportunity to talk of sacred circles, 5WCW advocacy, heart-centered activism and part of my own journey that began with role-model parents. More watering and fertilizing!

The interview The Rise of the Divine Feminine

I am writing Atalanta: The Indomitable Spirit of the Artemis Archetype.
SekhmetThis writing got interrupted by Moving Toward the Millionth Circle to further 5WCW, which I felt needed to be written and published in time to give copies away at the UN CSW in March, trusting that this seeding of the idea would reach those in whom the idea would grow. The first draft of Atalanta is due in June, with the pubdate expected to be in Fall-Winter 2014 from Conari Press. In April 2014, HarperCollins paperback division will be publishing the 30th Anniversary edition of Goddesses in Everywoman, The 25th Anniversary edition of Gods in Everyman, and a new printing of Goddesses in Older Women. I have suggested a cover image of Sekhmet ancient Egyptian goddess with the head of a lioness and the body of a woman, who is one of the “Enough is Enough! Archetypes with Kali and Crow Mother.

June Events

Moving Toward the Millionth Circle
Book Passage author event Sunday June 2, 4 pm (Free)
51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera,CA (415) 927-0960

“In Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen’s writing, symbol, archetype, and synchronicity combine with activism to create the potential to change the world. In her latest book, Moving Toward the Millionth Circle ($18.85), Dr. Bolen inspires women to be the millionthcircle==heart-centered activists who will bring about a tipping point. Bolen is the author of the ground-breaking book, Goddesses in Everywoman.”


CIIS Friday lecture, June 7, 7 – 9 pm
California Institute for Integral Studies, San Franciscso:
From Conception to Delivery: Giving Birth to a New Book Lecture ($15/12)
Opening lecture for the Writing and Inner Life Weekend Workshop

Feathered Pipe Ranch, Helena, MT, June 22 - 29

Women’s Workshop-Retreat with Barbara McAfee

Times of Change & Creativity: At the Crossroad with Hecate

(Tuition $895 + accommodations varies from $1225 -2045)

Register with a friend before May 31, discount per person—$150

Other 2013 Events in St. Louis (August), Vancouver Island (September), Colorado Springs (October). Click here for more details.

With love, hope, perseverance and optimism,


Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD

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