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January 15, 2016There are Goddesses in Everywoman and Circles are Proliferating!
Dear Ones;Goddesses in Everywoman – A Course on The Shift NetworkI will have the opportunity to teach what I know about each of the archetypes in Goddesses in Everywoman in a ten week course for The Shift Network (TSN) which is launched with a free seminar on January 27. The course begins on February 17.Everyone who gets this newsletter will get an announcement about this the week of January 20 -27.This came about from a hallway conversation at the Parliament of the World’s Religions with Stephen Dinan and Devaa Haley Mitchell, founders of the Shift Network that felt like a synchronistic meeting. This coincided with many short thank you conversations, the theme being; “I read your goddesses book years ago and it changed my life.” The goddesses stirred in my psyche: “teach about me,” each one was saying, “share what you have learned since writing the book.” (The 30th anniversary edition came out in 2014.) Each teaching module is a 90 minute online session with Q & A, some with music, a guided meditation, or small circle discussions (the marvels of new Maestro program technology).
Artemis the Toddler and Grown Up
I came back before the holidays from a book and talk tour to London, Barcelona, and Rome with Artemis, in English, Spanish and Italian editions. It was fun ( a “rock star” welcome from expressive readers in Barcelona!), and as this book is part of my assignment (definition: meaningful, fun, motivated by love), I was energized by being on the road.
Artemis is my leading archetype, and in conversations and emails, I have some further thoughts–most not in the book:From toddlerhood on: Artemis’ words are “I can do it myself” (puts vulnerability off until you have to own up to needing help).
This goes hand in hand, with “Don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me” (to avoid this, “Be a warrior!” which may have gotten you through a lot of first part of life difficulties). “You aren’t the boss of me!” (leads to feminism, equality and empowerment). “It’s not fair!” the budding equality activist, on wanting the freedom and opportunities that boys seemed to have.
Growing older (and wiser) means going beyond Artemis through learning to give and receive support and empathy (discerning that this is not pity nor secret pleasure in your misfortune.) Artemis needs lessons in humility for soul growth, especially if you had a supportive father (like Artemis had in Zeus). Humility is very different from humiliation or shame. Guilt however, for arrogant assumptions of entitlement, or judgements based on ignorance if followed by insight, can become an inner teacher of humility and compassion. Compassion leads to action. The Dalai Lama says the two go together.
Circle Proliferation Optimism!I’m observing how circles are forming everywhere and how it has become easier and easier, which is the morphic field premise–might we be moving toward critical mass and tipping point, the metaphoric “millionth circle?” On hearing how significant conversations were held by ambassadors in circles at the climate change conference in Paris, where for the first time small island countries felt heard, and hearing others speak about conferences and meetings where circles formed on purpose or rose spontaneously–and knowing that real change comes from the bottom-up in the patriarchal world, the proliferation of circles is promising!
5WCW in 2020 in New Delhi, India: How it Could Happen1. Hillary Clinton is elected US President in 2016 (otherwise no chance of it)2. Prime Minister Modi supports having 5WCW in New Delhi (2016-2017) at the urging of women in India3. India’s Ambassador to the UN introduces resolution in the General Assembly for a UN 5th World Conference on Women in 2020.4. Resolution passes (2017) followed by three years of pre-conference preparation–UN Women5. 5WCW is held in 2020 in New Delhi, attended by 100,000 women.My Advocacy for a UN 5th World Conference on Women (5WCW).My advocacy is about changing the world, the conference is the means to that end. I am convinced that only when women take what they know and do for children, family and home and do the same for planet and humanity, (hand in hand with evolving men who do not seek to exercise power to dominate or retaliate). Only when women speak up, and step up can humanity evolve; the other choice is for us as a species is to self-destruct, through turning human destiny over to the limited imagination of alpha-males. Real change happens only from the ground up, through reaching critical mass, tipping point, with circles of women bottom-up technology, and 5WCW the means of accelerating change.
Note: I Ching advice given and taken persists: “Perseverance Furthers”Read: The Joint Statement of the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President of the General Assembly urging a UN world conference on women. LINK) 5wcw,org website under Documents http://www.5wcw.org/ documents.html)See: video of Hillary in Beijing-4WCW-1995, speaking on “Women’s Rights are Human Rights, Human Rights are Women’s Rights.” click hereRead and sign: 5WCW petition click here
UPCOMING EVENTS:Descriptions & More Details2016January 7-14 2016 – Havana, Cuba
The New York Center for Jungian Studies
Cuba: Myth, Music & Spirit
http://nyjungcenter.org/January 27, 2016 – The Shift Network
5:30-6:30 pm PST: Online Introduction to Course (Free)
Encore January 30 at 10 am PSTGoddesses in Everywoman: How Discovering Your Natural Archetype Can Liberate Your Full ExpressionLive Course begins February 17, Noon -1:30 pm (PST) and subsequent Wednesdays.Email announcements sent January 20 -27February 11, 2016 – Houston, TXHouston Grand Opera, The Ring Cycle – SiegfriedEvening lecture 6:30 – 8:30 pmFebruary 12-13, 2016 – Houston, TXHouston Jung CenterFebruary 12, Lecture: Artemis Goddess of the Hunt and Moon,Archetype of the Activist and FeministFebruary 13, Workshop: Path with Heart, Heart as Compass, Heart-ActivismFebruary 19-20, 2016 – Happehatchee, FloridaThe Happehatchee CenterFriday, February 19, Public Lecture: Artemis: Goddess, Archetype, and Source of Meaning and ActivismSaturday, February 20, Workshop , Path with Heart, Heart as Compass, Heart-ActivismLocation: Happehatchee CenterJune 25 -July 2 Helena MTFeathered Pipe RanchWomen’s Week-Long RetreatRiver of Life: Water, Moon, YinJuly 22-24, 2016 – Stockbridge, MAKripalu CenterRetreat: Lecture: Artemis Goddess of the Hunt and Moon, Archetype of the Activist and FeministAugust 28 – September 2, 2016 – Kyoto, JapanThe International Association for Analytical PsychologyXXth International CongressWorld Soul in Transition, Earth and Humanity in Crisis: A Jungian-Activist PerspectiveBreakout Session with Katherine OlivettiLocation: Kyoto Heian Hotel, Kyoto, Japan
Feminine Leadership Activation Summit Jan 11 – 16
Jean’s interview is live on Friday the 15th.Scroll down to the speaker photos, Jean is under Sacred Circles. Enter your email for access to Jean’s interview along with the other 14 speakers
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