Crones Don't Whine: A Visit With Jean Shinoda-Bolen, M.D. – Emotional Pro

January 25th, 2007

1/25/2007 Thursday 9am to 10am Pacific Time
Jean Shinoda-Bolen takes into account the powerful effects of archetypes within us and family and culture upon us. She has been an advocate for women, women’s issues, and ethics in psychiatry. With her former husband, she co-founded Psychic and New Realities magazines, publications about parapsychological, and mind-body-spiritual subjects. She is in the widely acclaimed documentary, “Goddess Remembered,” the first of the Canadian Film Board’s trilogy. Listeners can call in during our LIVE BROADCAST to interact with Dr. Bolen in person.
Segment 1: Autonomy and Gratitude Can Make Life Juicy!
We discuss Jean Bolen’s desire to update the term “crone,” using it to describe a wise woman who also has feistiness. Included in this segment are: The three phases of a woman’s life, qualities of a “crone” (they don’t whine!), how entitlement blocks the development of compassion and what “crones speak the truth with compassion” is all about.
Segment 2: Who Can Be a Crone: The Advantages of Being Woman
Men can be crones, too! At this time, they are usually special men who have had exceptional opportunities to develop wisdom and compassion, such as Nelson Mandela. Dr. Bolen discusses the four main qualities needed in the “crone years” represented by archetype goddesses, and tells us what happens to us in life if we do not take the opportunity Act III offers to keep growing and deepening.
Segment 3: Three Rules for Accepting Invitations!
Citing activism as something to which many women are drawn in their later years, Jean Bolen shares the three “rules” she uses in deciding whether or not to accept invitations from others. She reveals the power of wise women drawn together and working together to change our world. With a nod to creativity (“creativity is timeless!”), Dr. Bolen urges women to enjoy Act III of life, a time in which women do that which, in your heart, you are drawn to be doing.

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