Women are no longer trying to break the glass ceiling, they are organizing in circles and communities all over the world, sweeping up the shards of broken glass and moving on to a global agenda: to stabilize the economy, feed the poor, end domestic violence, cease war, cure disease and make the world a safe and sustainable place for all. Psychiatrist and best-selling author Jean Shinoda Bolen calls this the Artemis Effect, after a Greek Goddess who was the protector of women and young girls, and guardian of the animals and the environment. Tune in and hear how grassroots women’s movements have become one of the greatest indicators of impending good.
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M. D, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, author of thirteen influential books in eighty-five foreign translations; The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, Goddesses in Older Women, The Millionth Circle, Like a Tree, Crones Don’t Whine, Close to the Bone, Urgent Message From Mother, Moving Toward the Millionth Circle, and Artemis. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, was clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF, former board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women and International Transpersonal Association. She is in 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. A visionary and practical activist who seeds circles with a sacred center, as a means to transform women in them and the world, she has been the leading advocate for a UN Fifth World Conference on Women.