May 22, 2014 NEWSLETTER

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Jean Shinoda Bolen


May 22, 2014


Helen Keller on Activism and Life


“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”

“Optimism is the faith that leads to
achievement. Nothing can be done
without hope and confidence.”
“The only thing worse than being blind
is having sight but no vision. ”
“Alone we can do so little; together we
can do so much.”

----Helen Keller (1880-1968)

With the help of Ann Sullivan,
overcame being blind, deaf, and mute
to become one of the 20th century’s
leading humanitarians and a co-founder of the ACLU.


May Helen Keller inspire you,
she inspires me!


CSW59 /Beijing+20 (2015)

The agenda of the UN Commission on the Status of Women 59, March 9-20, 2015 at the UN in New York will be a review of the progress made to implement the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, after 20 years. (as they did after 5, 10, and 15 years) The CSW will also address current challenges or issues that have emerged since 1995. For access to history, information and documents, go to:

I think that the results of Beijing+20—the last review after Beijing+5, +10, +15, can have two important effects: Obvious need to do more re equality and empowerment of women and girls globally and if women who were in Beijing speak about the effect on them are speakers, as in previous NGO forum-Consultation Day events, the power of the event on young leaders and the friendships and support for their life work will be obvious. The message of Beijing, “Women’s rights are human rights” will strike a chord in the heart of every feminist (men and women). Time for 5WCW, while intergenerational dialogues between boomers and millennials are still possible.

Support a UN 5th World Conference on Women (5WCW)

The time is coming to present the 5WCW petition to the Secretary General, the president of the 70th session of the General Assembly, and UN Women. The 69th session of the General Assembly ends on September 15, 2014, the day before the 70th session begins on September 16, 2014. I will be at Omega Institute in New York, the week before and can be at the UN with the print out of the petition which will be more than a thousand pages. Envisioning now. Details to follow. The petition has over 17,000 signatures, with many comments which accounts for the number of pages. HELP WANTED: individuals who will spark a home-stretch drive for more names.

Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman. This is the archetype that gives meaning, depth and energy to activists whose causes are women and girls, protecting mothers, environmentalists motivated by love of nature and the planet, women who protect and provide sanctuaries for animals, mystical and spiritually energized activists. Artemis, the Greek goddess of the Hunt and Moon’s symbols are the mother bear, the waxing crescent moon, her silver bow and quiver of arrows: like Katness Everdeen in Hunger Games and Atalanta in mythology. Pubdate: September 1, 2014. You can pre-order on Amazon. Artemis will also be an audiobook by BrillianceAudio. Three and a half days are scheduled for me to read the text.



New Anniversary Editions Available July1, 2014

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Upcoming Events 2013

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June 21-28, 2014. Helena, MT
Feathered Pipe Ranch with Barbara McAfee
Women’s retreat: Path With Soul: Trusting an Inner Compass

July 11-13, 2014. Carpinteria, CA
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman: Archetypes in Depth Psychology & Soul Work

July 16, 2014 Corde Madera, Ca
Book Passage
Book Signing 7 PM

July 25-27, 2014. Stockbridge, MA
Kripalu Center
Artemis, Women’s Circles and Sacred Feminine:

September 7-12, 2014. Rhinebeck, NY
Omega Institute
Goddesses, Circles & Empowered Women
Women’s Retreat with Barbara McAfee

September 19, 2014 Corde Madera, Ca
Book Passage
Book Signing 7 PM
September 26-27, 2014. Victoria, BC Canada
C.G. Jung Society of Victoria,
Lecture: The Meaning We Make of the Numinous
Workshop: Path With Soul, Path With Heart: The Inner Compass

November 14-21, 2014. Big Sur, CA
Esalen Institute
Goddess Archetypes and the Sacred Feminine: Sources of Authenticity & Meaning (for women )
Workshop on Goddesses and Gods in Everyone: Archetypes in Depth Psychology & Soul Work (for everyone)

With love, hope, perseverance and optimism,
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD
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