WORKSHOP: Myths of descent into the underworld illuminate the nature of the spiritual journey. The disasters and unexpected epiphanies of everyday life can bring us to what we know at a soul level, or yearning to be authentic. Jung’s emphasis on individuation and Joseph Campbell’s challenge to us to find our personal myth depends on making choices that ring deeply true for us. In her perennial classics Goddesses in Everywoman and Gods in Everyman and now in Goddesses in Older Women (about archetypes in women over fifty), Jean Shinoda Bolen brings our archetypes to life and enables us to recognize them in ourselves. In this workshop, you will hear myths of descent and return that can take you into the symbolic realm of the pysche where the soul dwells. By listening to Jean tell stories, you may realize the significant themes in your own life. In a guided meditation, you may find personal symbols and sources of wisdom. This is an opportunity that may activate or recharge your inner life.: 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.