In every culture, in every age, there is a turning point in human life. At this threshold, when you see fewer days ahead than have already passed, you begin the greatest adventure: the second half of your life. In The Second Half of Life, anthropologist and author Angeles Arrien retrieves the world's vital wisdom - teachings that have opened people at midlife to the deeper mysteries of who we really are and why we are truly here.
What lessons can the modern seeker of truth gain from the shaman's way? Join respected anthropologist and folklorist Angeles Arrien as she bridges the past with the present to find powerful methods based on the shamanic tradition for gaining clarity and direction in your life.
For most of us, gratitude comes easily when things are going well. But putting it into practice when life throws you a curveball is another story. In Gratitude: The Essential Practice for Happiness and Fulfillment, cultural anthropologist and educator Angeles Arrien shows you how to cultivate the power of deep appreciation so that it becomes a way of life - simply and naturally.
For over 25 years, Dr. Angeles Arrien has examined the way diverse cultures handle the challenges unique to the "great-crossing" at mid-life. Now in 6 challenging lectures - each one packed with mythological tales and elder wisdom - Dr. Arrien bring you these profound teachings just when they are needed most. Here is the "Blessing Way": the indigenous ritual for making a golden invitation for those who follow us; the 8 Gates of Initiation, which open to new vistas in your inner and outer worlds; the 9 Nine Muses of the ancient Greeks, and how they mediate between the mystery of creation and your creativity; and much, much more. Dr. Arrien teaches that, when you find the courage to change at mid-life, you return to your soul's highest values, prepared to create your own legacy and leave your everlasting imprint on the world.
"Exploration of meaning of your life"