LECTURE:  The archetype of the sacred circle, feminism, Jungian psychology, and Rupert Sheldrake’s Morphic Field Theory come together in Jean Shinoda Bolen’s visionary and practical work on women’s circles and their transformative potential. Drawing on the story of  “The Hundredth Monkey,” which inspired anti-nuclear activists, “the millionth circle” depends upon a simple hypothesis: when a critical number of people change how they think and behave, the culture will also, and a post-patriarchal era will begin. In this talk, she describes the Grail Legend as a planetary story and discusses the parallels between the analytical container and the qualities that make the circle a growth medium for its members.: Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.  is a Jungain Analyst, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco, and the author of The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Crossing to Avalon, Ring of Power, Close to the Bone, The Millionth Circle, and Goddesses in Older Women. She is a former member of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the International Transpersonal Association.