In this episode, I talk to Jungian analyst, psychiatrist, author and speaker Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen. She shares stories about her involvement in the women’s movement of the 1970’s including how Gloria Steinem helped her to advocate for women’s equality in the world of psychiatry. We explore what archetypal psychology is and how we can start to understand ourselves more deeply through the exploration of female archetypes. We discuss the current state of the world and the opportunities that are available right now for the human species to evolve and why it is so critical that women get clear about what matters to them. Jean shares wisdom about the importance of gathering in circles, having supportive women in our lives and the new world that is possible if we each find our voices and speak up for the values that we hold most dear.
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst and an internationally known author and speaker. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a former clinical professor of psychiatry at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California Medical Center and a past board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the International Transpersonal Association, and the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. She is the author of thirteen books in over one hundred foreign editions. She is a NGO Permanent Representative to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women from the Women’s World Summit Foundation (Geneva), also represents Pathways To Peace, The Millionth Circle, Earthchild Institute, Women’s Perspective, and the International Public Policy Institute. She is 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.