Angeles Arrien

Angeles Arrien, PhD, (1940–2014) was an American cultural anthropologist, educator, speaker, and business consultant. In her work, she frequently discussed topics related to shamanism, mysticism, and transpersonal psychology. Her best-known book is The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary.


More About the Great Mother Archetype

A segment taken from Women of Tibet: Gyalyum Chemo in which Dr.

The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom

When you find the courage to change at midlife, a miracle happens. Your character is opened, deepened, strengthened, softened. You return to your soul's highest values.


Four Questions

This brief clip from cultural anthropologist Angeles Arien offers an indigenous view on self or system diagnosis. Really ask yourself the questions, followed by the essence question of a Chief: "what is needed for wholeness and balance?"

In the sweet territory of silence we touch the mystery. It’s the place of reflection and contemplation, and it’s the place where we can connect with the deep knowing, to the deep wisdom way.

The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary

A leading expert on native spirituality and shamanism reveals the four archetypal principles of the Native American medicine wheel and how they can lead us to a higher spirituality and a better world.


Angeles Arrien Ph.D. – Crazywise Expert Interview

Angeles Arrien Ph.D., world renowned Cultural Anthropologist, author and educator unexpectedly and quite suddenly passed away recently. Last summer, under a canopy of redwoods, she shared with us some of her insights gathered from her study of indigenous cultures.


Angeles Arrien (1940–2014): Archetypal Forms & Forces (Part 1 Complete): Thinking Allowed

Archetypal energies beckon us to live a larger life. We are all healers, warriors, visionaries and teachers - but often these potentials remain in latent form. Through song, dance, storytelling and meditation we can activate these archetypes.

Four Rules For Life: Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. Don’t be attached to the results.

Living in Gratitude: A Journey That Will Change Your Life

What would happen if you made gratitude your focal point for one full year? With Living in Gratitude, Angeles Arrien invites you to find out.


Angeles Arrien: What Women Want

Angeles Arrien is a cultural anthropologist, award-winning author and educator. She lectures and conducts workshops worldwide, bridging cultural anthropology, psychology, and comparative religions. She is also the President of the Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research.


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