Angeles Arrien


(1940 – 2014)


Angeles Arrien, Ph.D. was a cultural anthropologist, award-winning author, educator, and consultant to many organizations and businesses. She researched, created, and synthesized the Four-Fold Way Program, which is currently used in medical, academic and corporate environments; and her Four-Fold Way book has been translated into over ten languages around the world. Angeles lectured and conducted workshops internationally, bridging cultural anthropology, psychology and comparative religions, and she has received three honorary doctorate degrees in recognition of her work. Angeles’s lifelong dedication and commitment to her work reveals how perennial wisdoms are relevant to our families, professions, and our relationship to the Earth. Angeles was also the Founder and President of the Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research.




  • Angeles Arrien, Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer and Visionary (1993)
  • Living in Gratitude: A Journey That Will Change Your Life
  • The Nine Muses
  • Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom
  • Signs of Life: The Five Universal Shapes and How to Use Them
  • Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols
  • Working Together: Diversity as Opportunity