Today’s modern-day mature woman is stepping into her power in exciting, wise and smartly humorous ways.
Whether she’s funneling her wisewoman energies into being a stellar mother or grandmother, leading the way for an important cause or expressing her creative side on canvas, in her garden or elsewhere... she’s leading an enviable life of meaning, depth and authenticity.
Not exactly the picture of the mature woman — past her prime and striving to remain young — that popular culture paints, is it?
When you’re in the flow of your potent menopausal and postmenopausal energy, you’re actually tapping into something that’s quite ancient, something innate to all women.
You’re arousing the third phase of mythology’s triple Goddess — the elder, the one others turned to for counsel and comfort. She’s the Goddess of Wisdom known by many names: Metis, Sophia, Hestia, Hecate.
And if you’re close to 50 or older, her archetypal energies — the deep patterns latent in your psyche which inspire, sculpt and empower you — await your recognition and arousal, as they hold a transformative potency that’s only now ready to be fully embodied, lived and enjoyed...
This is your time to tap into the Goddess energies of not only the Goddesses of Wisdom, but also of Compassion, Wrath and Healing Laughter to liberate your most authentic Self and finally live the life your soul came into this world to ignite!
When you open to the powerful energies of the Goddesses awakened within you at 50 and beyond, you’re allowing in vitality, creative impulse and a feeling of fulfillment you may have lost over the years or were never able to attain — as a wife, mother or career woman.
To fully embrace these qualities — these gifts from the Goddesses — is to become what feminine psychology pioneer Jean Shinoda Bolen calls “a green and juicy crone.”
You’ve stepped into your wisewoman self, yet you’ve also tapped into carefully tempered compassion and discernment — especially when it comes to anger and humor — that can grow your creative life, your relationships and your life purpose in ways you’ve always desired or never imagined.
You feel liberated, joyous and more comfortable in your skin than ever before because you’ve become who you were meant to be... your Soul Self.
This is where Jean is going to guide you in a brand new 7-part virtual initiation. You’re going to “meet” the Goddesses that are most prominent within you in your “third act” of life — because getting to know them activates their qualities and powers within you.
And you’re going to discover how to navigate and pair their powerful characteristics to best serve your aspirations, your relationships and the world.
You’ll discover, for instance, how to transform resentments and anger stoked by the outrage of Sekhmet (the Ancient Egyptian Lion-headed Goddess and fierce protector of values and people) into potent energy for spearheading an important cause or even forgiving a past lover — by also drawing from the energies of the Goddesses of Wisdom and Compassion.
And, the Goddesses of Healing Laughter, Bawdy Baubo from pre-Greek mythology and Uzume, the Japanese Goddess of Mirth and Dance, will teach you how to laugh at yourself — the gift in a woman comfortable being herself.
You’ll also discover the healing in laughing with other women and sharing irony and the earthy, spirited, compassionate and wise humor known only to the crone.
Each goddess figure embodies unique qualities and personality traits that together comprise the full spectrum of qualities inherent in the modern day crone. And when you awaken the new goddess archetypes within you at age 50 and beyond, you open to greater authenticity, passion, truth and power.
Working intelligently with these potent (and sometimes conflicting) energies empowers you to live a fully expressed life — the one for which your soul has longed and that you’re now truly ripe for.
Jean Shinoda Bolen is the pre-eminent scholar, teacher and therapist who blazed a new trail of understanding feminine archetypes, particularly how they express in the lives of women with her bestselling book Goddesses in Everywoman, and its companion publication Goddesses in Older Women.
Jean shows how our culture has channeled women into overly narrow boxes and roles, often suppressing their power, vitality and creative expression.
She shows that shedding the inherited, cultural stories and discovering more personally authentic myths to guide our lives is part of the most natural journey of liberation and individuation.
As we let go of the limited roles we were expected to conform to and open to the larger forces within us, we can claim our most authentic Self and align with our soul’s true longings.
Opening to the full expression of ourselves through the Goddess energies stirring within leads to a more fulfilling “third act” of life, liberating more creativity, energy and joy.
It allows you to step into who you’ve always wanted to be with clarity and confidence, while also channeling resentments and anger into fuel for creative expression and compassionate service. It also helps you to laugh like a crone... to find the humor in life and chuckle even at yourself.
By opening to the Goddess archetypes stirring within you at 50 and beyond, you allow their energies to help you gain profound insights that can open the door to finally discovering and embodying your true Self and fulfilling your life’s purpose.
Yet, to reach this level of awareness and embodiment, it’s important to know how to work with these archetypes in a way that enhances your wellbeing. You must be wise and self-reflective as you open to these forces, since these energies can become destructive if wielded carelessly or if you ignore their shadow sides.
That’s where the Empowering the Goddesses Within You (After 50) program comes in — a powerful virtual journey in which this pioneering Jungian analyst and bestselling author guides you into your psychological and spiritual depths to access the archetypal powers within you at this stage of life.
In this unprecedented program, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the mythological goddesses from around the world at the core of Jean’s bestselling book, Goddesses in Older Women, but in far more depth and in exciting and experiential ways.
As you explore these goddesses — opening to each at the depths your soul deems right for you — you can better experience the greater forces at play within you.
You’ll start to discover which goddesses you need to embody to truly feel “at home” in your body and life — and which you must tone down — so you can enjoy a more fulfilling and soul-aligned life.
Over-identifying with just one goddess can prevent you from embodying and expressing all the various facets of yourself and living a balanced life. And identifying with the wrong goddesses for you can be equally problematic.
This 7-step journey is about walking boldly and purposefully into your authentic self, confident that the goddesses within you are guiding you to live your “third act” soul-inspired, embodied and liberated, radiating your inherent qualities — and greatest gifts — outward to be realized and shared with all.
Along the way, you’ll also enhance your relationships with those around you, including romantic partners, family members, co-workers, even those you connect with casually in your everyday life. As you learn to open to, accept and embrace each goddess archetype stirring within you, you start to accept and embrace others who express these energies in their lives.
It struck me what it means to live with a myth, and what it means to live without one...
so, in the most natural way, I took it upon myself to get to know my myth,
and this I regarded as my task of tasks.
— Carl Jung
Think of psychiatrist and Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen as a guide for your soul as you embark on this fascinating journey into mythology, self-awareness and transformation.
Jean’s revolutionary findings in her signature works, Goddesses in Everywoman and Goddesses in Older Women, gave rise to a new psychological perspective of women based on prototypes provided by goddesses from around the world who have stayed alive in human imagination for over 3,000 years. She refutes theories that define a “normal” woman as one who conforms to one “correct” model, personality pattern or psychological profile.
With more than three decades of immersion in psychology, mysticism and activism, Jean is uniquely qualified to show you how to live your most authentic life at 50 and beyond by blending feminist insights with classical myths and Jungian archetypal psychology.
With clarity and compassion, Jean will explain how these powerful inner archetypes can help you free your authentic self from the recesses of your soul and make your wisdom years also your most invigorating, meaningful and savored.
With Jean as your guide, you’ll discover how to:
Discovering the goddess energies within you at 50 and beyond — and understanding how they influence every aspect of your life — can provide the missing pieces of the puzzle that empowers you to finally step into your most authentic, fulfilled and joyous Self.
Ultimately, tapping into the revitalizing power of the goddess archetypes aroused at this time in your life enables you to activate the greatness within you — that which resides in your soul and has awaited your awareness, willingness and self-love.
Now’s the time to go within... to listen deeply and to FINALLY live fully.
It’s time to become “crone-ish” in the powerful, playful and positive ways that best suit you and the great world beyond... which is so in need of your gifts and those of the goddesses that awaken on the other side of 50!
Note: This course will be valuable to therapists, coaches, parents and to men to learn about women and the archetypes latent or stirring within them. The emphasis is on individual growth and development, as well as on how discovering and embodying the goddess archetypes can be beneficial to one’s relationships and work in the world. These potent energies will also be explored as they relate to typology and character-personality patterns, as well as how they affect others, which can provide valuable insights into the clients and patients of psychologists and psychiatrists.
In this 7-part transformational journey, Jean will guide you through the feminine archetypal forces, insights and patterns you’ll need to discover and embrace to successfully embody the powerful new energies and layers of wisdom that come into the psyche on the other side of 50.
Each contemplation and exploration session will build harmoniously upon the next, so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices and insights you’ll need to arouse these archetypal energies and deepen your soul’s journey.
Menopause is an involuntary initiation into uncharted territory, a threshold crossing into the third phase of life that comes all too swiftly. Many women reaching 50 don’t realize the significance of this phase — one in which you may become more true to yourself than ever before. It can be a time of personal wholeness and integration — when what you do is an expression of who you deeply are.
These can be the years when you may become more visible than ever before, or you may finally have time to develop your inner life, or your expressive self — through the interests and talents you previously had no time for.
The other side of 50 is when the archetype of the Greek Goddess Hecate immerges in a new way — not only as the Goddess of the Crossroads to help you through these transformative times, but also as the Goddess of the waning crescent moon, the Goddess whose time was twilight and whose potent energies arouse the wisewoman, midwife, healer, witness and witch within.
In this module, you’ll discover how to:
In the world’s mythologies and the collective unconscious, which mirror each other, wisdom is female — a woman, crone, goddess and feminine archetype. She is minimally personified in Metis, Goddess of Practical and Intellectual Wisdom, Zeus’ first wife and a Titan. In the Greek bible, she was Sophia, who was with God on the first day of creation. In Greek mythology, she was Hestia, the first-born Olympian who has no persona and is represented in the sacred fire of the hearth in home or temple. In Greek mythology, Athena the daughter of Metis, was called the Goddess of Wisdom — her wisdom that of the strategist.
In this module, you’ll discover how to:
Outrage is good, healthy anger directed at changing an unacceptable situation. It transforms despair into activism. When anger is expressed in this way in your third phase of life, it can replace the depression and anxiety suffered in earlier phases — from stuffing it, turning it inward or being afraid to express it.
Anger as outrage may also arise in you even if you weren’t depressed or oppressed in the past, as through older, wiser eyes, you see beyond your personal situation to become aware of injustice, stupidity, narcissism and cruelty and are moved to activism.
On the other side of 50, when the Goddesses of Transformative Wrath, Kali and Sekhmet, are aroused and the fiery passion of their anger is tempered with the wisdom and compassion of the other Goddesses within, its energy is delivered with a sense of proportion. And, instead of being impulsive and one-sided, angry energies are transformed into the right action of a skilled leader, an effective activist.
In this module, you’ll discover:
Compassion is an empathic sympathy for the distress of others, coupled with the desire to alleviate suffering. It develops, like wisdom, through life experiences — through our maternal and caregiver roles, sharing confidences with women friends, and hearing men reveal themselves to us. As we’ve matured, we’ve learned a lot about the vulnerabilities and suffering of others. And, if we’re thoughtful and responsive, our compassion will deepen.
We’ll explore the Goddesses of Compassion that stir within at this stage in your life, to help you temper your compassionate side, so it’s aligned with healthy caring and true altruism and not tilting into the realm of co-dependency.
In this module, you’ll explore:
The woman with a contagious laugh lives in her body and delights in movement and dance — until patriarchal judgment or hostile humor closes off this expression. Older women who are comfortable being themselves, laugh a lot together. Humor helps us traverse difficult times, and when our bodies change, humor brings an earthy spontaneity to our lives.
Healing laughter is a relief from tension and is an expression of joy and hilarity. Bawdy humor is juicy humor and sexual commentary about human nature, appetites and foibles.
You’ll discover Bawdy Baubo, a little-known pre-Greek Goddess who had a minor role in the myth of Demeter and Persephone, and Uzume, the Japanese Goddess of Mirth and Dance, a major figure in a parallel myth. Jean refers to them as the goddess archetypes of Healing Laughter, as through their stories you’ll have the opportunity to awaken to a lightness of being you may not have enjoyed for years. Yet, you’ll also discover a new zest and vitality — one that may inspire you to dance a dance fueled by sexual energy and joyful abandon.
In this module, you’ll discover:
A Circle of Wisewomen is an archetype in itself. Each circle helps us remember a time when women elders were looked to for wisdom and authority. The circle has both a sacred dimension and embodies the collective wisdom of its members. It’s the archetype that has the potential to channel women’s wisdom into the culture. And, when older women meet together in a Wisewomen Circle, they are reenacting what was lost when indigenous and goddess-worshipping cultures were conquered — yet each is a new creation with unique possibilities.
In this module, you’ll discover:
The third phase of our lives holds the promise and possibility of coming into our wisdom and seeing the purpose and meaning of our lives. For some women, the fifth and sixth decades are a culmination of achievements, a time when position and influence are at their height. Paradoxically, just as a woman’s competitiveness and striving for excellence, success and achievement bear fruit or are within sight, the Crone Archetypes begin to stir.
The Crone Archetypes also stir in women whose achievement is reflected in her adult children and in her grandchildren raising questions about their importance and how important her own life is to her. This is when the waning moon moves toward the dark of the moon, when the closeness of death, and what may lie on "the other side” come into conscious thought.
In this module, you’ll:
In addition to Jean’s transformative 7-part virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions. These bonus sessions complement the course — and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
Jung called the imagination “the mother of all possibilities.” The capacity to imagine sets humans apart from the rest of creation, and provides us with an ability to heal what has been wounded and to create what has never been before. But the gift is not without danger. After imagination follows choice, the choice to live what we have imagined or to forgo the fate it carries. The imagination can paradoxically lead to healing and creativity or dead ends and destruction. This lecture is part of the symposium From Fantasy to Fate, which aims to confront the participant with the puzzles and enigmas of the imagination as well as with the challenge to act that imagination poses.
This insightful video examines the nature of wisdom, how it can be both universally recognized yet expressed in different ways by different traditions, and why our survival today as a species and a planet will almost certainly depend on it. Roger Walsh is a professor of psychiatry, philosophy and anthropology and has edited a book on how wisdom can be understood and cultivated.
This is the inspiring call to action to “gather the women and save the world” that was interrupted by applause and got a standing ovation. Jean spoke spontaneously, quietly and yet passionately to women in the audience from all over the world. Listening to this audio, feels as if Jean is speaking directly to you as well as addressing a large audience. It is great to listen to and share for information and inspiration, as it is full of seed ideas waiting to be planted.
This was a fantastic course; Jean’s knowledge and way of teaching is just so beautiful. I learned so much about the archetypal energies within me... This course was worth its cost many times over.
— Lennie Perrott, Licensed Psychologist and Life Coach, Wayne, Pennsylvania
It helped me to remember who I truly am and brought back passions long forgotten into my life.
— Vladimira Hajná, Czech Republic
Jean is full of wisdom that she imparts to us with heart so we can incorporate into our lives immediately.
Jean Shinoda Bolen shared some profound teachings on feminine archetypes. She helped me deepen my understanding of my feminine side. She had a nice balance of the intellectual and the spiritual and was very warm and loving in her interactions with the participants.
Jean Shinoda Bolen had opened up a new world for me as I participated in her course... After completing this course, I feel nurtured and I better understand my experience of a wide range of feelings and emotions throughout my life.
— Jeanne-Elvire Adotevi, France
I found this course extremely validating of my nature... a nature which does not have wide cultural support in a patriarchal culture. I felt a deeper understanding and a peaceful acceptance of the course of my life. I felt untangled from concepts that resulted in believing I was a misfit and I felt more deeply connected with the world as a whole.
This course helped me to understand myself more fully as a woman and bring more of my authentic self to all of my relationships. I recommend it highly to every woman who wants to deepen her relationship with herself.
This course was like being with Jean in person; so powerful, so timely, it augmented the Masters in Humanities program I just finished at Pacifica Graduate Institute perfectly.
— Gabrielle, Huntington Beach, California
I could see and feel that Jean has a deep wisdom, knowledge and understanding of human psychology. I learned a lot from everything she said. It all seemed very relevant. I felt I could trust her insights and teachings.
— Sarah, Montreal
To be in circle with Jean Shinoda Bolen and a powerful group of international women via this mystery which is the World Wide Web was a tremendous experience; their collective wisdom embodied archetypal patterns and potentialities. I highly recommend this transformative and savvy journey.
— April Heaslip
Seven 90-minute Recorded Class Sessions With Jean Shinoda Bolen
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with feminine psychology pioneer Jean Shinoda Bolen — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session guides you to learn the specific skills and abilities to claim your signature archetype and expand your range with the other six. Course sessions are on Wednesdays at 12:00pm Pacific.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format. You can then review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practice new tools and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning.
The Empowering the Goddesses Within You (After 50) Bonus Collection
We feel honored that Jean Shinoda Bolen has chosen to partner with The Shift Network on this exclusive online training. As you may know, this is a rare opportunity to learn directly from a renowned expert in the field of feminine psychology whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves, our partners — and our world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Jean’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you are serious about becoming who you were meant to be as shaped by the archetypes within, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE Empowering the Goddesses Within You (After 50) with Jean Shinoda Bolen — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — please contact our friendly Support Team within 14 days of your date of purchase and we’ll happily issue you a refund.
Dr. Bolen... weaves the stories of 7 goddesses of classical Greece with observations of emotional and behavioral patterns culled from her years of clinical work. The results are truly compelling portraits — almost every women will find at least one "aha!" of recognition... and all of us can find some kind of "aha!" for the women dear to us in our lives.
— Michael Mc.
Discover you’re a goddess! Jean Shinoda Bolen is remarkable for putting together a set of archetypes for women to study and gain self-comprehension... and helps women readily identify who they naturally are and whom they were conditioned to be. In addition, the archetypes enable women to look into activating whom they would like to be. I was completely taken by these 3 archetypes, and plan to research them further...
— Alex B.
Bolen takes Jungian psychology one step further by positing that there [are] many female archetypes, and that a well-balanced woman should incorporate aspects from each into her personality... Bolen reminds women that choosing which archetype to draw from in any particular circumstance or learning to develop new aspects is critical. Absolutely fascinating!
— K. B.
...I have had to overcome many myths my family has projected onto me, about myself. Dr. Bolen’s book helped me to pinpoint my underlying picture. I was able to do this because of the information about the other goddess archetypes... I could then search for a way out of my captivity and access the strength available to me through the archetype I identified with. There are strengths and weaknesses to all the goddesses but I saw a common thread that ran through all of my life. I now had a starting point, I could then walk forward.
— Cathy A.
Jean Shinoda Bolen continually brings a tour de force for championing the spirit of the female warrior in all. So when I had to download her CD and transfer it to mp3 into several CD discs to listen to while driving I was ok with that. Thanks Bolen for your sharing!
— Cristina Mc.
I loved the course and was able to recognize archetypes that I had not recognized previously. I still prefer in person activities but found this a very good alternative. I appreciate the opportunity. Thank you for providing this experience.
— Hillary Brooks , Midlothian, Virginia
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD is a national treasure! Thank You Shift Network for bringing Jean to us in real time. Her use of ritual, keen knowledge of the subject, inspiring music, question and answer time as well as the international circles after the presentations, the Facebook group and the enrichment materials all made this a rich valuable experience. I’m looking forward to her next offering.
— Michelle Minero , MFT, Petaluma, California
This course has changed my life. It was an honour to participate in live lectures with Jean Shinoda Bolen, and on the weeks I missed I loaded the recordings onto my phone and enjoyed them on my commute! Thank you, Jean, and thank you, Shift Network!
— Flora , Vancouver, British Columbia
This course proved valuable both personally and professionally. I gained insight into long buried issues from my own teenage years. As a writer, I’m always exploring ways to illuminate a character’s backstory. This was the mother lode. I’ll be mining it for many years.
— Zita Christian , Manchester, Connecticut
This course revealed my strengths and weakness. Seeing myself through the realms of archetype was revealing and also has a buffer zone as story allows me to see immediately or when I am ready. I know the information and insights will continue to weave through my life.
— Christine Engel
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst and an internationally known author and speaker. She is the author of thirteen influential books including The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman and Urgent Message from Mother, with over eighty foreign translations. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco, a past board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the International Transpersonal Association. She was a recipient of the Institute for Health and Healing’s "Pioneers in Art, Science, and the Soul of Healing Award,” and the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology’s Demeter Award for her lifetime achievement in women’s spirituality. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She was in two acclaimed documentaries, the Academy-Award winning anti-nuclear proliferation film Women — For America, For the World, and the Canadian Film Board’s Goddess Remembered. The Millionth Circle Initiative was inspired by her book and led to her involvement at the UN. She is an advocate for a UN 5th World Conference on Women, which was supported by the Secretary General and the President of the General Assembly in 2012.
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