- June 7, 2013
- 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Part of the Writing and the Inner Life weekend workshop
I think of my writing as giving form to feelings and intuition that grow from a seed idea. I get pregnant with a new book. My books occupy very different sections in bookstores and libraries: Women, Men, spirituality, psychology, pilgrimage, trees, opera, illness, circles. The common threads are synchronicity and archetypes, authenticity, individuation, relationships, and lately-heart-centered activism. Love, hope, imagination, perseverance, optimism, absorption, and commitment are the ingredients of creativity and craft which writing is. This talk is an opportunity to reflect as a Jungian analyst upon one major thread in my life and also to use it as a teaching story about what I am learning along the way: about writing and life.
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. is a Jungian analyst, psychiatrist, author and activist, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and former clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF. She is an internationally known speaker and the author of twelve influential books in over eighty foreign translations, beginning with The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, and Gods in Everyman; her last four books, including Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World, and Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet bring together the inner world of archetypes and symbols with activism in the world. www.jeanbolen.com