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2018 Oxford Conference, The Still Point and the Turning World

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Date: Friday 24th August 2018 - Sunday 26th August 2018 Location: Worcester College, Oxford
Start time: 4:00pm End time: 2:00pm Type: Conference Refreshments: All Meals Provided

Internationally recognised Jungian analysts, JEAN SHINODA BOLEN and MONIKA WIKMAN, will each present two papers at this residential conference.The world around us seems to be spinning, sometimes uncontrollably so. How can we get to a place of healing and peace? For ourselves as individuals and collectively for humanity? Can we transform our experience and collective wisdom into new creative energies, or will we remain stuck in old destructive patterns?

JEAN SHINODA BOLEN, MD, author, activist, psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and self-titled “episco-pagan,” is an internationally known author, speaker and advocate for 5WCW India 2022.Her thirteen books include the Tao of Psychology (on synchronicity), Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power (Wagner’s Ring Cycle), Crossing to Avalon (on midlife pilgrimage), Close to the Bone (on life threatening illness), and Crones Don’t Whine.The Millionth Circle brought her to the UN; Urgent Message From Mother, and Moving Toward the Millionth Circle resulted from being there.

Jean will talk to the titles  “Emergence of Feminine Wisdom and the End of Patriarchy” and  “Moving Toward the Millionth Circle”.

MONIKA WIKMAN, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and astrologer. Author of Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness, she has also contributed chapters, articles and poems to numerous   publications. A graduate of the Jung–Von Franz Center for Depth Psychology in Zürich, she taught for many years in the graduate department at California State University, Los Angeles, and was a dream researcher at UCSD  Medical Center on “Dreams of the Dying.” Along with her partner, Tom Elsner, she hosts a non-profit project under, The Center for  Alchemical Studies. Podcasts with Monika on various topics can be found at and

Monika will present  “Orienting in the Dark: Dream Wisdom addressing our Collective Times” and  “Prayer for the World Soul: Experiences of Ash and Its Alchemical Mysteries”.

Residential and non-residential options are open to members and non-members, plus a one day only ticket is available for Saturday 25th August.

If you have special dietary needs, require a disabled parking place or have specific room requirements please email us for a booking form. In addition there are a limited number of twin rooms available for sharing at a reduction of £25 per person per night. Again, please email us for a booking form.


Worcester College is a gracious building occupying a 26 acre site, with beautiful gardens and lake. On the western side of the city, it lies a few minutes walk from Oxford train station and directly opposite Gloucester Green coach station. Major road links include A40, A34 and A420. Heathrow airport is very convenient with a frequent direct coach service.