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The Four Fold Way

Updated on September 10, 2014

Spiritual Self Knowledge

When I was in my twenties I joined a spiritual woman's group that studied this course for a year as part of the things we studied.

I learned much about our shadow, how we mirror one another, the way of the warrior, teacher, visionary and healer and so much more. Each archetype belongs to a season. I was born in the time of the "Way of the Warrior". Many of my lessons in this life will be around tapping into my strengh or inner warrior.

Angeles is an anthropologist and studied many cultures and the archetypal energies, lives, beliefs and more of many indiginous cultures to bring to you The Four Fold Way

My teacher taught us the ideas from this book throughout the year amongst other teachings.

These are just some of the many things you will learn in her book and course "The Four Fold Way"

You can see more about her at her website I put at the big arrow link below.

If you want to claim your authentic self, put her course on your list of things to do.


The mature person:

heart firm as stone.

heart as strong as

the trunk of a tree

Noble face.wise face:

owner of his/her face

owner of his/her heart

the mature person:

noble face. firm heart.

quote from her book"The Four Fold Way"

Is your heart open, full, strong and clear?

One of the questions to ask yourself during the way of healer or at anytime is this:

Is my heart





She teaches you that where it is not open it is closed.

Where it is not full it is empty

Where it is not strong it is weak

Where it is not clear it is confused

When we find our heart in the negative aspect of empty, weak, confused, or closed it is time to wait before taking action.

The empowerment tools of the healer archetype are:


*Journeywork and the drum

*lying meditation

*cradling work

Healer, Teacher, Warrior and Visionary

According to her book I was born in the way of the warrior. However this does not mean I do not go through the different ways such as

*The Healer

*The Teacher

*The Visionary

*The Warrior

The way of the warrior teaches us to be present and be a leader. Expressing the way of the leader is done through appropriate action, good timing, and clear communication.

The way of the healer teaches us to pay attention to what has heart and meaning. This will open to things such as love, gratitude, and acknowledgement.

The way of the visionary teaches us to tell the truth without blame or judgement. This is where we develop integrity, authenticity and truthfulness. This will help us to manifest our dream into the world.

The way of the teacher teaches us to be open to outcome but not attached to it. This is where we can develop wisdom.

The visionary, healer, teacher and warrior

which one are you?

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      Elaine Chen 4 years ago

      i never know about Angeles Arrien until I visited this lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A beautiful tribute lens.

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Very interesting. Thanks for the introduction. blessed

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have been a student of Angeles Arrien for over 10 years. I founded Cherokee Creek Boys School ( --a therapeutic boarding school for struggling middle school boys ages 11-15. We have created a Medicine Wheel curriculum for the boys based on the Four Fold Way. Our goal is to teach boys how to live a balanced life and to make healthy choices to support their authentic self. Our mission statement is "we challenge boys and their families to discover what is real and true about themselves and the world around them. There is no better model for explaining "what is real and true" than the Four Fold Way!

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      Lisa 7 years ago from Rhode Island

      wonderful tribute and I love the drum and rattle.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love the spirit here. I love angel encounters and drumming. ~ I wish you all the best...and thank you for the angel blessing on one of my lens. ~ That means so much to me and I appreciate it very much, ~ Thanks for sharing!

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      Linda Hoxie 8 years ago from Idaho

      What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful soul who has seemed to shared her wisdom with so many. Well done, Happy New Year!

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      Kathy McGraw 8 years ago from California

      Very interesting....I have never made a drum, but I did make a rattle for my Grandson who does birdsinging, and many other things. Did you make these as a result of your teachings? Do you carry a medicine bag? I think I used to live at the Indian store in Escondido talking to people, and getting ideas as well as supplies. If you've never been there it is quite an experience :)

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      WhiteOak50 9 years ago

      How fantastic! Love your drum and rattle. Great Lens!

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      WhiteOak50 9 years ago

      How fantastic! Love your drum and rattle. Great Lens!