Imagination, authenticity, creativity, spirituality, divinity, archetypes and symbols, dreams and synchronicities emerge from and take us into the borderlands of liminal experiences—limen is Latin for “threshold.” Borderlands connotate wilderness and transition zones. Borderlands can also be represented by the almond shaped mandorla formed by two overlapping circles in the vesica piscis. In this keynote, Jean Shinoda Bolen will serve as a guide to the borderlands—where creativity emerges. Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone, Ring of Power and Goddesses in Everywoman came out of unexpected borderland experiences. To write from soul invites synchronistic help.
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD. Is a Jungian analyst, psychiatrist, feminist, internationally known author and speaker and principal advocate at the UN for the 5th World Conference on Women. She was a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of California San Francisco and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She is the author of thirteen books (including Atalanta: the Indomitable Spirit of Artemis, fall 2014 pubdate) in 85 foreign translations and has contributed to 24 anthologies. Her most recent books,The Millionth Circle, Urgent Message from Mother, and Like a Tree bring activism and archetypes together. To learn more about her work, see jeanbolen.com