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Your One Wild and Precious Life

A Deepening Gathering for Women

August 13 - 18, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$525 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

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 book Goddesses in Everywoman are within us—and the expectations and limitations from outside act powerfully on us. What happens to us, as well as the choices we make ourselves, shape the path we are on, which is a soul journey.

This workshop invites self-reflection and deepening as you learn:

  • A variety of goddess archetypes and their relevance to your life’s path
  • Psychological insights woven with storytelling, myths, and music
  • How to use the archetypes for support and wisdom as you move forward.

Participants will have time in small circles with a sacred center for discussion. For many who attend it is likely that Artemis—the goddess of the hunt and moon, whose real and metaphoric terrain is the wilderness—will come up as a poignant figure. Come discover why the goddess myths have captivated and inspired us with their timeless wisdom. Emerge more deeply connected to their power in your life.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD

    Jungian analyst , Author, and Speaker

    Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst and an internationally known author and speaker. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a former 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 was a recipient of the Institute for Health and Healing’s “Pioneers in Art, Science, and the Soul of Healing Award” and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. 

Dr. Bolen was in three acclaimed documentaries, the Academy-Award winning anti-nuclear proliferation film Women – For America, For the World, the Canadian Film Board’s Goddess Remembered, and Femme: Women Healing the World.

    The Millionth Circle Initiative was inspired by her book and led to her involvement at the United Nations. She is permanent representative of Pathways to Peace and was the initiator and the leading advocate for the United Nation’s 5th World Conference on Women in 2012.

    Dr. Bolen is the author of thirteen books in over eighty translations, including The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone, The Millionth Circle, Goddesses in Older Women, Crones Don’t Whine, Urgent Message from Mother, Like a Tree, Moving Towards the Millionth Circle and Artemis:The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman.

    The 30th anniversary edition of Goddesses in Everywoman and the 25th anniversary edition of Gods in Everyman were published in 2014.







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  • Why Attend
    • Dive into an exploration of yourself in a unique, magical, and empowering way.

    • Immerse yourself in a fun and deeply moving approach to the human journey.

    • Gain support for your journey from the wisdom of myths, the insights of psychology, and the warmth of community.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

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  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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