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The Millionth Circle: Transforming Ourselves and the World

February 22, 2002 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday Talk:

The archetype of the sacred circle, as well as feminism, Jungian psychology, and Rupert Sheldrake’s Morphic Field Theory come together in Dr. Bolen’s current book The Millionth Circle. Drawing on the story of “the hundredth monkey” which inspired anti-nuclear activists, “the millionth circle” depends upon a simple hypothesis: when a critical number of people change how they think and behave, the culture will also. In this talk, she will describe her concept of a Zen of Circle Maintenance and the Jungian analytic vessel, the connection between morphic fields and the collective unconscious, and the connection between the Grail Legend, the feminine principle, and a shift in planetary consciousness.

Related Workshop: Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes and Juicy Crones

Jean Shinoda Bolen, M. D. is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of the Institute for Health and Healing’s “Pioneers in Arts, Sciences, and the Soul of Healing Award”. She is a former board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women. She is the author of 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 and Urgent Message From Mother.

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February 22, 2002
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is $5 for the lecture, $10 for the workshop, or $10 for both the lecture and workshop. To obtain credits, please sign up before each lecture or workshop at the CEU table in the lobby.


First United Methodist Church, Sanctuary
1838 SW Jefferson Street
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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