- Books

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

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

  • Title: The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary
  • Author: Ángeles Arrien
  • ISBN: 9780062500595
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.

    • Best Read [Ángeles Arrien] ✓ The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary || [Paranormal Book] PDF ¸
      493 Ángeles Arrien
    • thumbnail Title: Best Read [Ángeles Arrien] ✓ The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary || [Paranormal Book] PDF ¸
      Posted by:Ángeles Arrien
      Published :2019-03-18T22:46:45+00:00

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

    1. It doesn't matter that the scholarship is suspect at best; Angeles Arrien's take on shamanic paths is a great filter to add to your collection. I use it all the time in my work.Arrien is best-known for her work on tarot and astrology. Her interpretations in those areas are a) always geared toward generative change rather than remediation and b) always well-structured in an overarching system. Her take on Native American shamanism is as well. Unlike her tarot system, however, her shamanic paths f [...]

    2. Wonderful, it gets your mind rolling and forces you to think outside the box, about so many things in our lives, many of us just take as that's the way it has always been. One of the many things that has kept me on this path for so long. I read the books and learn and find out things that make connections to so much in this world and the other side. I read this one a few years back do not even remember when I got it. but it sits on my shelve in good company.

    3. I'm read this book as preparation to work with a client using the leadership compass.This is an easy to read book that divides the personality into 4 different abilities: Warrior (being present), Healer (heart), Visionary (truth), and Teacher (non-attachment). Unlike many other books, it's about becoming an effective leader by balancing your abilities in each area.I especially liked the way the author not only described each area but also connected each back to nature and indigenous people's bel [...]

    4. This is a wonderful self-reflection tool for someone who is interested in the native American traditions. Four archetypes described here provide a road map to understand your own personality, tendencies, shadows, and coping mechanisms. When I read this book, I felt so drawn to the images and ritualistic feelings anchoring different components in the book.I read this book as part of my graduate study in organizational psychology. It really helped me to weave out my own theory of leadership person [...]

    5. From my notes:Four Principles: Show up; Pay attn to what has heart and meaning;tell the truth w/o blame or judgment; be open to outcome, not attached to outcome.healing is a journey to wholeness. life-negating patterns: addictions such as intensity, perfection,need to know.learning how to reclaim projections.This book is dense with helpful information and suggestions. Told me a little more than I wanted to know about where I create problems for myself.

    6. I really enjoyed this. She focuses in on the four paths with wonderful rituals and meditations and reading this really helped me understand those four parts of myself more deeply. I also realized that we do not have to choose JUST one path, but can walk them all at various times. I also really loved the cave paintings and drawings included in the book. They are really powerful and went straight into my dreams.

    7. Amazing description of each archetype. Arrien gives tools to use to awaken each one. I enjoyed the ability to further define myself because of the books anecdotes and explanations.She included a lot of principles that resonated with me.

    8. One of my all time favorites. I've read it about 50 times. Don't just read & move on - dig deep! Use for your own growth & healing but you can also use with teams at work, executive coaching, and so on. Enjoy!

    9. The most I can say for this book is that I felt motivated, as I read it, to actually write on every single journal prompt presented. That's saying quite a bit, I think. For anyone who enjoys personality typing, and exploring different aspects of humanness in themselves, I think The Four-Fold Way will be a successful read.Arrien explores four prominent archetypes, and what each means, and the reader is given to reflect on what role each archetype plays in his life. Which are the strongest? Which [...]

    10. Encouraged by a friend, I recently finished this methodical book on self-reflection and inner "shadow work." I had difficulty at first reconciling my own meaning of animals, directions, and other natural world symbology. Each archetype was assigned these symbols, and they felt incomplete while also conflicting with my own prior knowledge. Once I let that minor detail go, I found this to be a straightforward tool that mixes lightly-sourced anthropology with consistent, purposeful exercises. This [...]

    11. Arrien's weird conglomeration of all "native" spiritualities into one way, path and structure is bunk, but her approach to and presentation of finding a whole, balanced life is anything but. If you can ignore the former and read for the latter, Arrien has great insights, practical advice and an overall uplifting, nature-centered and self-finding message, all of which is presented in a cleanly written way. For myself* (*the not-at-all spiritual person who still finds earth-based spirituality an i [...]

    12. I started reading this and practicing some of the methods in 2000, when I was a teacher. I have picked it up at times throughout the years to improve my spirituality in areas of my life. I like the differing meditation styles and the musical instruments associated with each archetype. I re-read the whole book again before loaning it to a friend who better return it! It's nice to have a spiritual book to which I can refer with all of my margin notes. I also like the references to the tribes of th [...]

    13. An excellent compilation of personality styles, working from the work you are called to do on earth. There are four sections: visionary, teacher, healer, and warrior. The book is a mystical approach to life's work. Each section includes strengths or gifts, the shadow side, the kind of meditation and body work that strengthens the soul. I read the book as part of research on a poetry-writing class, and this book really helped me dig into the part of the experience that grows image-creation. A goo [...]

    14. While the book shouldn't be read for an accurate portrayal of indigenous and Shamanic practices, Arrien does offer a useful framework to self-reflection and inspiration based on the archetypes of the warrior, teacher, healer, and visionary. Individuals - like cultures - could use these themes as a springboard to more specific (and perhaps historically informed) practices that serve to benefit all.

    15. My sister is a huge fan of Ms. Arrien. This is my first introduction to her work and so far, sadly, I cannot declare myself overwhelmed by her wisdom. Her writing is certainly balanced between scholarly and spiritual. Perhaps because this book is so solidly couched in western American Shamanism it is missing its mark with me.

    16. I appreciated the sound wisdom from the four fold way rooted in shaman history - warrior, healer, teacher, and visionary. For each if the four folds there are suggestions for meditations and exercises. I'm sure I will re-visit this one again.

    17. Angeles Arrien explicates an interesting and useful four element cosmology. Arrien provides suggested exercises and practices that, if followed, will bring change. The Cycle of Transformation workshops draw a lot from Arrien's work.

    18. The four-fold way may be the best leadership book I've read. Drawing on indigenous sources with deep reverence, the content offers insights and practices to get and stay aligned with a sense of purpose and devotion. Highly recommended.

    19. Fantastic read! It is so interesting to dive into these archetypes that are hardly known in the European culture. I loved the summaries and the connections among all the types in all cultures. Exercises seem spot on!

    20. Another book I had to read for my Leadership and Professional Development class. Some very interesting ideas and concepts among some other less interesting stuff. Glad I discovered and read this one.

    21. I read this book in college and loved it and found myself applying it to my life. but I was very into self help books then. It is a little free spirited if that is your style.

    22. Spiritual approach to finding balance. I'll definitely be referring to this book to direct my self-reflection for years to come.

    23. I will probably read this book every season for the rest of my life, there is so much wisdom. Thank you Angeles Arrien.

    24. recommended by the co-parenting counselor I am working with, *and* by my celtic shawoman.So far, I am not finding it very interesting.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *