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The Second Half of Life

Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom

The Second Half of Life

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We are all born with a great dream for our lives, explains cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien, a dream which may have been derailed along the way by family and career responsibilities, or submerged by our own choices. In the second half of life, after your roots have gone deeply into the world, it is time to resurrect this dream.

On The Second Half of Life, Dr. Arrien introduces you to the Eight Gates of Initiation. Through images, poetry, and timeless metaphors from diverse world cultures, you will learn to understand their lessons and gifts, harvest the meaning and purpose of your life, and come into spiritual maturity.

Follow this gifted storyteller as 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 magnificent elder you were meant to become.

Note: Excerpted from the full-length audio courseThe Second Half of Life.


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Excellent Review by Brenda

This is an amazing program, it gave me lots of new ways of thinking about transitions and life stages. Everyone would benifit from this material.

(Posted on 12/29/2016)

Review for The Second Half of Life Review by Jemima W

An inspiring and soulful set of CDs which brought me right back to the most meaningful purpose of midlife and beyond. I had lost my sense of creative impulse, and this wonderful set of talks has uncovered it again- and more. A pleasure to take time to recentre and listen to this wonderful storyteller

(Posted on 6/22/2013)

Review for The Second Half of Life Review by Kathy T

Excellent. I have the book and this is a nice addition to the book. I have listened to it two or three times.
Love it.

(Posted on 5/12/2013)

Review for The Second Half of Life Review by Lilme

Excellent! Inspiring stories. Great Wisdom. Listen to it many times.

(Posted on 2/24/2013)

Review for The Second Half of Life Review by Jeffrey A

This is excellent. I am finding it uplifting and encouraging.

(Posted on 12/11/2012)

Review for The Second Half of Life Review by yonnie

Doing the work to live "Like a river flows,/ Carried by the surprise/ of its own unfolding" is the empowering essence of The Second Half of Life. Everything about this book speaks to me as I traverse the White Picket gate. Political, interpersonal, & human interest issues at this moment have spurred such dis-ease in my spirit; but with great gratitude to the author, I can find solace & a sense of DOING something tangible to be proactive, rather than reactive. I cannot say enough about the format! I'm also enjoying the chance to use it for calligraphy of all the cultural imagery, poetry & metaphors! My newly adopted go-to gift, as well! THANK YOU... MERCI... GRACIAS

(Posted on 9/14/2012)

Review for The Second Half of Life Review by Helen Ellery

Certainly words of wisdom, helping me understand my lessons and gifts, meaning and purpose, and bringing me and helping me to grow into the elder I am meant to be - I chersih these cds.

(Posted on 10/1/2011)

Review for The Second Half of Life Review by Julia Lewis

It's kind of interesting, but it's very repetative in parts, especially the last CD. Her voice is kind of sing-song, which I found a bit irritating.

(Posted on 9/24/2011)

Review for The Second Half of Life Review by Cheryl Banks-Smith

This was my introduction to Angeles Arien and with that angelic name I wasn't disappointed. The CD is wonderfully insightful, lots of teaching stories and food for contemplation. I rate it 5 stars and recommend it highly. Thanks Sounds True for the beautiful packaging also, the cover photo is lovely and the music that plays before all of the sessions is contemplative and pulls you inside.

(Posted on 9/22/2011)

Review for The Second Half of Life Review by Marc V.

Ive never listened to anything more boring. I cant even describe what she was talking about too much as I couldnt even follow her. She just rambled about how one culture has this type of initiation, another has that. I expected to at least hear something interesting about the history of how different cultures and times viewed middle age but this was a chop suey of poetry pieces and God knows what. I dare any reader or listener to explain how we can use anything she said to benefit our life. Seems like 85% of what she said was just quoting other even more boring people!

(Posted on 12/23/2010)


Audio Download

Contents 1 Audio download (2 hours, 30 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Date Published April 01, 2005
ISBN-10 1-60407-293-8
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-293-8
Product Code AW00936W