Embracing Crone Wisdom with Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.

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What wisdom do you have that you can pass on? Have the difficult times in your life left you bitter, seeking someone to blame? Or have they left you juicy with self-awareness, purpose, and humor? Have you become a crone? Join author and Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen as she explores the enormous potential for wisdom in the last third of your life. “Any person who has made a deep connection to nurturing or sustaining others, any person who has been through vulnerability and suffering and has learned some wisdom from it,” she explains, can embrace their later years with a depth of understanding that is of value to us all. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)


Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and an internationally known speaker. She is a former board member of the Ms. Foundation, an advocate for a 5th UN World Conference on Women, a convener of the Millionth Circle Initiative, as well as a permanent representative to the UN representing the NGO, Pathways to Peace.

She's the author of many books, including:

To learn more about Jean Shinoda Bolen go to www.jeanbolen.com.

Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • What it means for you to claim the title of crone
  • The freedom that comes with being a crone
  • How being in a woman’s body affects her relationship to other citizens of the world
  • How men and women respond differently to stress
  • What it takes for a man to be a crone
  • What is the Millionth Circle Movement and why coming together in circles is important

Host: Justine Willis Toms        Interview Date: 8/27/2003        Program Number: 3008