Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman
with Jean Shinoda Bolen
Saturday May 30, 10:00AM-1:00PM
The Dream Institute of Northern California,
1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-845-1767
Artemis: Goddess, Archetype, Source of Meaning and Activism
Artemis the Greek Goddess of the Hunt and Moon (Roman Goddess Diana), twin sister of Apollo, is the archetype of the feminist, environmental and social justice activist, whose major symbols are the bow and arrow, crescent moon, and mother bear. Myths reveal archetypal patterns in women who personify Artemis: sisterhood with women, brother-relationships with men; ability to focus on goals of her own, quick to act and punish, outrage, and whose realm is the wilderness. This is the archetype of the women’s movement and the archetype liberated by it in the latter part of the 20th Century.
Artemis as goddess-archetype of the hunt is lived out in women, is an anima image in egalitarian men, and a major image of women onscreen and in the world. Film image and real life roles come together in actress Angelina Jolie, special ambassador for UNICEF, whose personal life exemplifies Artemis qualities, as well as exemplified by the fictional and film heroine, Katniss Everdeen, of the Hunger Games Trilogy.
In this workshop, participants will find that Jean Shinoda Bolen’s storytelling and commentary offers insights into our own lives and into relationships that are influenced by Artemis. There will be a guided meditation, with time to reflect and write.