Jean Shinoda Bolen - 1440 Multiversity

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Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD

Jungian analyst, author, and speaker

Jean Shinoda Bolen is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and an internationally known author, workshop leader, and speaker. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, was clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco, and a past board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the International Transpersonal Association. She has a private practice in Mill Valley, California. Her website is

Dr. Bolen is the author of thirteen books in over ninety foreign editions, including The Tao of Psychology: Synchronicity and the Self; Goddesses in Everywoman; Gods in Everyman; Ring of Power; Crossing to Avalon; Close to the Bone: Life-Threatening Illness as a Soul Journey; The Millionth Circle: How to Change Ourselves and The World; Goddesses in Older Women; Crones Don’t Whine; Urgent Message from Mother; Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet; Moving Toward the Millionth Circle: Energizing the Global Women’s Movement; and Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman.

The Millionth Circle Initiative was inspired by her book, and its convener-members have been active at the United Nations and at the Parliament of the World’s Religions. She is an NGO representative to the UN of Women’s World Summit Foundation, has represented Pathways To Peace, and is a leading advocate for the 5th World Conference on Women—India 2022.

Dr. Bolen was a recipient of the Institute for Health and Healing’s “Pioneers in Art, Science, and the Soul of Healing Award” and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She was in three acclaimed documentaries: the Academy-Award winning antinuclear proliferation film Women—for America, for the World, the Canadian Film Board’s Goddess Remembered, and Femme: Women Healing the World.






Previous Programs

Your One Wild and Precious Life

August 13 - 18, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

To find and live your personal myth is to be true to who you are. The premise of Jean Shinoda Bolen’s Jungian, feminist, and spiritual perspective begins with the certainty that it matters what we do with our “one wild and precious life,” a quote from the poet Mary Oliver. The archetypes in Jean’s classic...

Women’s Spirit

February 8 - 10, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

ALL WOMEN WELCOME Women’s spirits have qualities similar to fire: they can be warm and illuminating or intense and focused, they can blaze up, burn out, or lie dormant. Out of control, they can become destructive. Learn to express your fiery spirit and passion through creativity, spirituality, and sexuality—or channel your outrage through activism—with a...