Best Angeles Arrien books

The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols

Angeles Arrien

Best price for this book: $ 13.94

In this updated edition of The Tarot Handbook, now with a new introduction by the author, Angeles Arrien takes tarot beyond the limits of the fortune-telling realm and shows us how this time-honored application is both a visual and symbolic map of consciousness, and a source of ancient wisdom. An exciting handbook for either a beginning or an ardent student of the tarot, it contains a multitude of charts, spreads, illustrations of the Thoth Deck, and other methodology tools for anyone looking for insights into personal and spiritual development.An anthropologist who specializes in cross-cultural myths, Arrien demonstrates how the seventy-eight figures of the tarot are portraitures and archetypes that are prevalent in the collective human experience. The author teaches us to use this realization to look beyond our cultural viewpoint or bias when we approach the tarot, and to rely instead on these more important universal principles, thereby deepening the quality and accuracy of our interpretations and expanding our awareness of the human psyche. A significant and classic piece of tarot literature, The Tarot Handbook is both a required manual for teachers and students of the subject, and an accessible and fascinating exploration of cultural anthropology.

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

Angeles Arrien

Best price for this book: $ 4.95


"There is a grace in this book, an invitation to beautiful, deep wisdom, a banquet to refresh your spirit for the years ahead."―Jack Kornfield, PhD, author of A Path with Heart

"The Second Half of Life is a wise, unique, and beautifully written guidebook for those who want to live every day of their lives. A book for everyone who plans to grow old."―Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather's Blessings

When you find the courage to change at midlife," Angeles Arrien teaches, a miracle happens. Your character is opened, deepened, strengthened, softened. You return to your soul's highest values. You are now prepared to create your legacy: an imprint of your dream for our world―a dream that can fully come true in The Second Half of Life.

Working with images, poetry, metaphors, and other forms of symbolic language from diverse world cultures, Dr. Arrien introduces us to the Eight Gates of Initiation. By mastering their lessons and gifts, you harvest the meaning and purpose of your life, and come into spiritual maturity.

With The Second Half of Life, she takes you step-by-step through each gate to deepen your most valuable relationships, reclaim your untended creative talents, and shift your focus from ambition to meaning to grow into the exceptional elder you've always imagined you would one day become.

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

Angeles Arrien

Best price for this book: $ 9.75

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.

Living in Gratitude: Mastering the Art of Giving Thanks Every Day, A Month-by-Month Guide

Angeles Arrien

Best price for this book: $ 8

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. Integrating the latest teachings from social science with stories, prayers, and practices from cultures and traditions spanning the globe, she presents a 12-month plan for making gratitude your foundation for daily living.

Opening with themes such as “Beginning Anew” and “The Power of Equanimity” and progressing to “Letting Be and Letting Go,” “The Mystic Heart,” and more, readers will steep themselves in “the parent of all virtues,” exploring:?- How to overcome habitual tendencies toward envy, comparison, and narcissism;?- Blessings, learnings, mercies, and protections---the four portals to the grateful heart, and how to cultivate these key entryways in our work, relationships, health, finances, and personal growth;?- Journaling and reflection exercises, perennial and indigenous wisdoms, and universal practices for every season and situation.

“The practice of gratitude bestows many benefits,” writes Angeles Arrien. “Anger, arrogance, and jealousy melt in its embrace. Fear and defensiveness dissolve. Gratitude diminishes barriers to love and evokes happiness, keeping alive what has meaning for us.” Living in Gratitude, is a dependable resource for making this cherished virtue your guiding light along life’s journey.
Praise for Living in Gratitude

“The daily practice of gratitude will enhance the quality of every aspect of your life, including better health, more fulfilling relationships, and greater financial abundance.  This book is the best manual I have ever come across to show you how.  I highly recommend it!”
—Jack Canfield, coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles
“Having written about and practiced gratitude for over a decade, I felt there was nothing else to say about the topic.  Then I read Living in Gratitude.  Angeles takes the practice of thankfulness to a whole new level.  Month by month, she guides us with questions and reflections to use gratefulness to grow spiritually in work, finances, health, and relationships.  I give thank to her and to this book.”
—M.J. Ryan, author of Attitudes of Gratitude and A Grateful Heart
“Are you exhausted?  Disheartened?  Worried?  Please do yourself a favor and read this book.  Please allow this heart food to feed you at the deepest levels of your being.  This is more than a book—it is a manual for living a life that you love and that matters, a life of savoring and serving, a life or inter-communication and grace.  Please, let yourself be fed.”
—Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman’s Comfort Book and The Life Organizer
“Angeles Arrien is one of the most gifted and generous teachers of our time.  She brings forward the perennial wisdom of traditional cultures and gives it accessible, pragmatic application that is essential to the health of our contemporary society.  Angeles Arrien is a rare and true wise elder.  She embodies what she teaches.”
—Frank Ostaseski, founder and director of the Metta Institutue


1) January: Begin Anew
Four Concerns of Soul Making – Hopi Reminders for Starting Anew – Renewed Innocence: Five Qualities of Children

2) February:  Attend to the Heart
The Four –Chambered Heart  -  Spoken and Non-spoken Verses of Love – Dalai Lama’s Practice of Cherishing Self and Others

3) March:  Compassionate Service
Five Principles of Compassionate Service – Luck:  Where Opportunity and Preparedness Intersect – Nabakov’s “Thrill of Gratitude”

4) April:  Mercy and Atonement
Spirituality of Empathy – States of Ingratitude – The Cultivation of Mercy and Forgiveness

5) May:  The Gift of Grace
Grace, Gravitas, and Gratitude – Memorial Day and Aboriginal Dreamtime – Nine Practices of Excellence from Japan

6) June:  The Power of Equanimity
Balance, Equanimity, and Renewal – Japanese Practice of Naiken – The Practice and Identification ofEquanimity

7)July:  Embracing Nature
Four Natural Qualities for Survival – Nature’s Three Laws of Governance – Four Soul Retrieval Places in Nature

8) August:  Cultivating Peace
Embracing Nonviolence: The Quaker Queries – Shifting Our Relationship to Conflict:  Questions from the Talmud – Three Guidelines for Fair Fighting

9) September: Opening to Guidance and Wisdom
Seven Outer Practices of Highly Effective People – Seven Internal Practices for Developing Spirituality and Character – Five Principles of Optimum Health

10) October: Letting Be and Letting GoDeeper Lessons of Living and Being Human – Longings and Belongings
Community and Celebration:  Being a Social Architect

11) November:  Grateful Seeing
The Breath of Thanks Practice – Indigenous Giveaway Practices – Grateful Seeking:  Looking for Goodness and What Is Working

12) December:  The Mystic Heart
The Holidays and the Mystic Heart – Two Kinds of Gratitude – Gift-Giving and Royal Generosity

Signs of Life: The Five Universal Shapes and How to Use Them

Angeles Arrien

Best price for this book: $ 12.45

"The soul never thinks without an image," claimed Aristotle. Indeed, as Angeles Arrien displays in this reissued edition of Signs of Life, shapes have significant psychological and mythological meanings embedded in our minds. Understanding the messages they convey and our attraction to them opens up a door to the secret workings of our inner selves and to a fuller appreciation of the art itself.As in her widely popular The Tarot Handbook, Arrien applies her background as a cultural anthropologist to the import human beings attribute to shapes. Examining her results, she has developed an effective tool to determine the connection between a person's preferences for certain shapes and the same person's inner, subjective states. In the course of using Arrien's book, individuals, parents, teachers, and therapists will experience the universal processes of growth embodied in images and myths.

Life, we discover, is art, and through Arrien's fascinating journey in Signs of Life, we gain a new perception of the omnipresent patterns and symbols that surround us.

Illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs

Reflecting on the teaching of Angeles Arrien: From A to Z

Mickey Eliason

Best price for this book: $ 5.5

Angeles Arrien was a powerful teacher and mentor for over 30 years. This book compiles her teaching over more than ten years, using the author's personal notes about important concepts, discussion questions, and activities, organized as a dictionary of Angeles' work. It includes the authors own reflections on the value and application of the work.

The Nine Muses: A Mythological Path to Creativity

Angeles Arrien

Best price for this book: $ 42.6

Examines the creative abilities of the Muses, the nine daughters of the Greek god Zeus, and suggests ways to invoke such qualities to cultivate storytelling, dance, innovation, and recreation.

Gathering Medicine: Stories, Songs, and Methods for Soul Retrieval

Angeles Arrien

Best price for this book: $ 0


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.

The shaman's way, offers Angeles Arrien, is to gather medicine by reconnecting with yourself on the deepest internal level. This soul work utilizes imagery, reflective questioning, dream work, and storytelling to help you integrate inner and outer experiences. Thus you travel the fourfold path of the ancients to find your personal truth the way back home.

Gathering Medicine contains stories, spiritual teachings, and ideas for using timeless shamanic principles in your own modern-day life. Topics include: your body's inner wisdom; the shape-shifter; the four rivers (inspiration, challenge, surprise, and love); three types of vocal energy; Rainbow Hoop and Medicine Wheel meditations; and much more.

Thoth Tarot Deck

Aleister Crowley

Best price for this book: $ 16.46

The magnificent Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck contains the kabbalistic and astrological attributions described in Aleister Crowley's The Book Of Throth. Small 78-card deck with instructions and bonus full-color spread sheet. The Crowley Thoth Tarot Decks currently available are published by AGMuller and distributed by U. S. Games Systems, Inc.

This deck no longer features the 2 extra Magus cards.

The Four-Fold Way

Angeles Arrien

Best price for this book: $ 20.43

Angeles Arrien was an anthropologist and teacher whose work combined cultural anthropology, psychology, and comparative religion. The Four-Fold Way® is an educational experience that demonstrates how to “walk the mystical path with practical feet” and emphasizes four major principles that integrate ancient perennial wisdoms into contemporary life. Through invocation, stories, and guided meditations, Dr. Arrien offers tools and practices to deepen one’s experience and embodiment of character development in order to increase personal and professional effectiveness. The Four-Fold Way supports individual and collective growth in our work, health, families, communities, and relationship with the Earth.