Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.

Jean’s Bio                 Jean’s Book List

March 23, Friday evening Lecture      7 pm to 9 pm  TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!  Scroll down to bottom of page to register!

Registration will close March 22 for lecture.

Cost: $65     (men and women welcome!)  Tickets still available!

Lecture Title:  “Catching Fire: Imagination, Creativity, Activism”

Imagination precedes change—psyche is activated by stories, role models, and dreams that touch soul. Passion and imagination precedes creativity, healing, activism on behalf of ourselves and others. Compassionate action is spiritual activism. Fierce compassion says “enough is enough!” Outrage in defense of what and who we love is mother bear activism or the protective masculine that finds the strength to rise up to save what we love, a precious part of ourselves or of our world.  It takes courage and love for a vision of who we could be, or what we could do– to catch fire.     

March 24, Saturday Workshop for Women 10 am to 4 pm   

Workshop is full.  Registration closed for workshop.

Workshop title:  “Your One Wild and Precious Life” 

The premise of Jean’s Jungian 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. Most of us have an innate sense that there is a purpose to life related to the idea that life is a soul journey. To do what we came to do and be who we were meant to be is not so easy.  Especially in the midst of unchosen circumstance. Vulnerability and loss are both mythic and deeply personal experiences–as is aging.  What now? Jung’s individuation, Campbell’s finding your personal myth, the hero or heroine’s journey, Persephone’s abduction into the underworld, Hecate at the crossroad, Atalanta-Artemis in the wilderness, are archetypal patterns that can provide insights to support us on our journeys.

Jean will be available for book signings at both events.
Both events are being held at Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church.
Possible Lodging Choices
Jean suggests you consider reading one or all of these books before the event:
The Millionth Circle, Artemis, Like A Tree.  For a complete list of her books, and information on purchasing prior to the event – click here.


“Catching Fire: Imagination, Creativity, Activism” Friday night Lecture only

The deadline for Women Veterans’ scholarships for the workshop was February 28th.  We do have scholarships available for the lecture for women veterans.   Must register by March 22 – by contacting


Thank you to The Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund for providing scholarships to Women Veterans to attend the Women’s Workshop!

Thank you to Bellarmine’s Campus Ministry for being a “friend” to Spirit of Sophia and providing scholarships to the Lecture for students and faculty!