Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman by Jean Shinoda Bolen (Author)

In Jean Shinoda Bolen’s best-selling, game-changing Goddesses in Everywoman, myths came to life in a whole new way that resonated with our own lives. Even fictional character Bridget Jones was reading that book.Now comes Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman, a groundbreaking new book that explores the archetype of the activist.

Indomitable means untamed, unsubdued. It is the one-in-herself quality in girls and women who will not be victims, no matter what. To bring the Artemis archetype to life, Dr. Bolen delves deeply into the myth of Atalanta, the famous hunter and runner in ancient Greek mythology, a mortal woman who is identified with Artemis the Greek Goddess of the Hunt and Moon. Atalanta began life abandoned and left to die because she was born a girl. She faced the Calydon Boar and drew first blood; she was the runner who would demand to be beaten in a footrace by the man who could claim her as his bride. Atalanta exemplifies the indomitable spirit in competent, courageous girls and in the women they become. This is grit, the passion and persistence to go the distance, to survive, and to succeed.

Dr. Bolen paints a vivid picture of Artemis women in current media, including Princess Merida from the animated film Brave and Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. In all these examples and those of real-life women who grow into their Artemis spirit, she provides the means through which readers can navigate their own personal exploration to become their authentic selves. Bolen dedicates this book to women and girls who embody the archetype of Artemis, who discover her uncrushable spirit in themselves or others.

Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and an internationally known author and speaker. She is the author of The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone, The Millionth Circle, Goddesses in Older Women, Crones Don’t Whine, Urgent Message from Mother, Like a Tree, and Moving Toward the Millionth Circle.

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.” She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She was in three acclaimed documentaries: the Academy-Award winning anti-nuclear proliferation film Women–For America, For the World, the Canadian Film Board’s Goddess Remembered, and FEMME: Women Healing the World. The Millionth Circle Initiative http://www.millionthcircle.org was inspired by her book and led to her advocacy for a UN 5th World Conference on Women http://5wcw.org. Her website is http://www.jeanbolen.com.

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Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman

Jean Bolen discussing her latest book, Artemis.

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Stuart Schwartz – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on May 18, 2015

Stuart Schwartz

Recently at a Whirling Dervish Meditation in Istanbul I read how Rumi summarized his life:

I was immature; I became experienced; I was consumed.

I could divide this lifetime in those categories also, starting with a life driven by conditioning resulting in a very successful appearance without much satisfaction.

Then the search for real happiness and peace. Decades of working with different modalities and sitting with many masters leading to teaching others how to relinquish conditioning and experience peaceful Silence.

And now, Satsang starts with the truth of everyone, the perfection of Self.

The tapestry of life includes all as the expression of Consciousness without any separation.

Anything that attempts to obscure this truth melts in its power.

Satsang is given in America, Canada and Europe as well as Private Satsang Sessions.

Stuart is the author of The Great Undoing VIEW HERE

Website: http://satsangwithstuart.com

Book: The Great Undoing

Interview conducted 5/16/2015

Spirituality Unveiled: Awakening to Creative Life ~ Santoshan (Stephen Wollaston)

Spirituality Unveiled puts forward a succinct and compelling synthesis of numerous spiritual traditions. While weaving together insights from contemporary and past masters of spirituality along with holistic and Earth centred wisdom it beautifully highlights teachings about the essentials of creative unfoldment.

Spirituality Unveiled invites readers to join in the important search to find a healthy interaction with life. Key areas include the power of creativity, the effects of positive and negative actions and harmonious living with the natural world.

(Stephen Wollaston) was given the name Santoshan, meaning ‘contentment’, by an English swami of the Bihar School of Yoga. He has taught a variety of subjects in schools, colleges and at a university. He is particularly known for his creative background as a spiritual writer, graphic designer and musician. He was the principal electric bass guitarist of one of London’s first punk rock bands, The Wasps, and has served as a council member of GreenSpirit (www.greenspirit.org.uk), is a member of their editorial and publishing team and the designer of GreenSpirit magazine.

He has authored and co-authored several books on spiritual matters, including ‘River of Green Wisdom: Exploring Christian and Yogic Earth Centred Spirituality’ (GreenSpirit, 2014), ‘Spirituality Unveiled: Awakening to Creative Life’ (Earth Books, 2011), ‘The House of Wisdom: Yoga Spirituality of the East and West’ (Mantra Books, 2007) and ‘Realms of Wondrous Gifts: Psychic, Mediumistic and Miraculous Powers in the Great Mystical and Wisdom Traditions’ (revised ebook edition, 2012).

He has also been best friends with the former Benedictine and UK medium, Glyn Edwards, for more than 25 years and worked on two popular books with him, which were revised and republished in 2011: ‘The Spirit World in Plain English’ (originally titled ‘Tune in to your Spiritual Potential’) and ‘Spirit Gems’ (originally titled ’21 Steps to Reach your Spirit’ in the UK and ‘Unleash your Spiritual Power and Grow’ in the US).

Stephen holds a degree in religious studies and a post graduate certificate in religious education from King’s College London, a diploma in typographic design from the London College of Printing and a certificate in advanced psychosynthesis psychology. He prefers to have no labels, unless it be ‘integral non-dualist’ or ‘creation centred universalist’. Individual pages for his books and a general page about him can be found on Facebook. ‘Spirituality Unveiled’ has its own website.

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Spirituality Unveiled

‘Spirituaity Unveiled: Awakening to Creative Life’ (O Books, Feb 2011) by Santoshan/Stephen Wollaston (GreenSpirit Council member, designer of GreenSpirit magazine, author and coauthor of five books on spiritual matters and former-punk rock musician – ‘The Wasps’) with a Foreword by Ian Mowll. Described as ‘a masterful synthesis’ and ‘integral thinking at its best’ by Marian Van Eyk McCain, editor of ‘GreenSpirit: Path to a New Consciousness’ and co-editor of the GreenSpirit Journal.

For more details visit:
http://www.spiritualityunveiled.com/

A special thanks goes to Rafael Szaban for use of the inspiring and beautiful music from the CD ‘Journeys into a Gold Horizon’. Visit http://www.indigoseamusic.com for more details about Rafael’s music, compositions and collaborations with various world musicians. A big thanks also goes to Terry Rogers for assisting with the voice recording and giving encouragment. Finally, the biggest thanks goes to Mother Earth for supplying the inspiration needed to write this book.

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