Women of Wisdom IV: Transforming Our Lives, Transforming the World
Friday Night Lecture 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday Workshop 9:30am-5:00pm
Sunday Workshop 9:30am-12:00am
Friday Night Lecture Only $25 in advance $30 at the door
Advanced Registration before September 30 $250
Regular Price Registration $275
Avery Institute at College of Charleston
125 Bull Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Part of Women, Wisdom and Leadership
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Focused retreat, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with Jean Shinoda Bolen: The Emergence of the Empowered Feminine
Author, Jungian analyst, and activist Jean Bolen returns to the Sophia Institute to lead a workshop on the Emergence of the Empowered Feminine. The empowered feminine is about wholeness, healing and authenticity; it is about heart-centered activism and creativity.
Jean will be telling stories from myths and life, and examples from events in the world. We know her as a storyteller whose stories touch us because they reveal something important about us. You will find meaning and inspiration in stories from Atalanta: The Indomitable Spirit of the Artemis Archetype--her current writing, from Arthurian legends and myths. Sovereignty-self determination and the choice to live a personally meaningful, authentic, individuated life comes into conflict with patriarchal role expectations and fundamentalist values in the family and society. Jean knows and works with this as an analyst. She expands the insights from working with individuals in analysis to lessons learned from activists at the United Nations. The Artemis archetype, women’s circles, feminism and feminist movements empower women who in turn are affecting the world. When a critical number of individuals change, the effect on the morphic-field or collective unconscious brings about a transformation in the collective consciousness. The workshop will include a guided meditation, small circle participation, and discussion.
Friday, November 1: A Big Conversation with Jane Sloane: Collective Citizen Dreaming for a New World
Inspired by a day she spent with Nelson Mandela years ago, where he advised her to focus on conflict resolution and citizen led change, Jane shares her story of a journey to the heart of women's rights movement building. She also shares her concurrent Sophia journey that informed the spiritual choices she made along the way, including her literal embrace of the name Sophia as a wisdom songline.