Rising Feminine

THE Rising FeminiNe

Internationally known Artist Coeleen Kiebert is the Host for Confluence ’23. She describes “The Rising Feminine” best:

“It’s ephemeral; it moves; it’s loose; it’s flowing. The feminine principle is rising in inclusiveness and openness and transparency. But we need the masculine voice to give it a construction.”

The Rev. Judith Stone, another of our Organizers points out that with 20-20 hindsight, we can literally see the Collective Unconscious moving us forward:

“We see movements where things were happening [historically] in a wide variety of people at the same time. The Unconscious was bringing things up, that [were] mirrored maybe in physics and the sciences, and music. That’s how we know that the Unconscious is working and trying to take us somewhere.”

As Coeleen tells us, “It’s time for the arts to become a tool of the [mysterious] for the modern human being.”  When we lay down rules or a dogma, there it is. But if something needs to change, it changes whether we consciously think it or not. A railroad can follow only its track; but humanity has far more that can be tapped. As Dr. :

“Power stands against power, contempt against contempt, love against love. Give humanity dignity, and trust that Life will find the better way.” -Jung, The Red Book

We are all full of Hope!

From a participant in the Confluence 22:

”the emergence, completely unconscious, of some images that I now recognize as having had a powerful presence in my life from my childhood, recur without intent, with new overlays of meaning until I embrace that archetype and it’s power in my life and can USE that realization as a lever of change…”


But if you pay close attention, you will see that the most masculine man has a feminine soul, and the most feminine woman has a masculine soul.

–Carl Jung


The more manly you are, the more remote from you is what woman really is, since the feminine in yourself is alien and contemptuous. -Jung, Liber Novus, p. 263

Toward Balance

Carl Jung’s analytical psychology was important in valuing the feminine in counterbalance to what he saw as an excessive shift towards “masculine” logos, rationality, and science in Western society.

Each of the presenters chose an image of what we feel expresses the “Rising Feminine”



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