Angeles Arrien is a cultural anthropologist, award-winning author, educator, and consultant to many organizations and businesses. Raised bi-culturally and first generation of a Basque immigrant family from the Pyrenees mountains of Spain, Angeles discovered as a young girl, her deep interest in teaching and in learning about other cultures, because of her own bi-cultural experience. With family in both the Basque communities of Idaho and Spain, she eventually pursued her interests in cultures and international work through an advanced degree at UC Berkeley, which allowed her to learn about cross-cultural and indigenous traditions.
Angeles has remained committed for over 45 years to the pursuit of universal and Perennial Wisdoms, and has disseminated them through her national and international work, to be preserved for the generations of the future. Her lectures, courses and writings, bridge cultural anthropology, psychology, comparative religions, conflict resolution and mediation skills. Her work has been featured on CNN, and is currently used in medical, academic, and corporate environments.
She has written seven books, which have been translated into thirteen languages. Her award-winning books include: The Signs of Life (Winner of the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award), and The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom (Winner of the 2007 Nautilus Award for Best Book on Ageing). Angeles is most known for her book, The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Healer, Teacher and Visionary, from which her programs, keynotes and workshops draw most extensively, to enhance the personal and professional development of others.
Through her Fold-Fold Way programs, and lifelong love of nature, she has provided 3-day, 3-night solo wilderness experiences for over 6000 people.
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“I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I always wanted to be involved in something that would be meaningful to human beings cross culturally. Those two things I knew, but the rest has been an invisible guidance.”READ MORE...