Jean Shinoda Bolen

Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, is a Filipina American psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, speaker, and author. Bolen has written several books on the archetypal psychology of women and men in the development of spirituality and is also known for her activism in the areas of women’s issues and environmental justice.


Goddess Remembered

This documentary is a salute to 35,000 years of the goddess-worshipping religions of the ancient past. The film features Merlin Stone, Carol Christ, Luisah Teish and Jean Bolen, all of whom link the loss of goddess-centric societies with today's environmental crisis.

Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women over Fifty

What’s next for the getting-older generation of women who have been redefining themselves each decade? Women turn 50 and cross into uncharted territory.

Find True Healing

When we decided to explore healing in this issue, we knew that Dr. Bolen could contribute a depth of understanding about healing, in general and about healing of the psyche, in particular.

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.


A documentary featuring interviews with 100 influential women from around the world.


Jean Shinoda Bolen: Archetypal Psychology (Excerpt) - A Thinking Allowed W/ Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove

Carl Jung's concept of synchronicity, an acausal principle, connects the ego to the larger archetypal self. This connection is like the ancient Chinese concept of the Tao in that it cannot be rationally understood.

Crones Don’t Whine: Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women

In her latest book, Crones Don’t Whine, Jean Shinoda Bolen’s playful sense of humour and keen insight combine to offer women thirteen qualities to cultivate. Engage in these small practises and you’re bound to be a happier person, who’s doing her bit to make the world just a little better.

Moisture and greeness have to do with innocence, love, heart, feelings, and tears. All of the [fluids] in our body become moist when we are moved—we cry, we lubricate, we bleed, all of the numinous experiences of our bodies have to do with moisture.

Illness and the Search for Meaning

In this interview, we discuss the essence of Jean Shinoda Bolen's new book, Close to the Bone. Her compassionate work guides individuals and their loved ones through the realm of life-threatening illness.

Close to the Bone: Life-Threatening Illness as a Soul Journey

This is a book for any person who is living with a life-threatening illness and for anyone who is caring for and/or loves a person who is ill. Bolen affirms that the price of going into the scary places, of feeling like a piece of green meat on a hook, is high, but worth it. We have no choice.


Aldous Huxley