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The second half of life : opening the eight gates of wisdom

Author: Angeles Arrien
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Sounds True, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Working with images, poetry, metaphors, and other forms of symbolic language from diverse world cultures ... introduces us to the eight gates of initiation. By mastering their lessons and gifts, we harvest the meaning and purpose of our life, and come into our spiritual maturity"--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angeles Arrien
ISBN: 1591792525 9781591792529
OCLC Number: 58846884
Awards: Winner of Nautilus Award (Aging/Death & Dying) 2007
Description: xxi, 207 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Threshold Work at the Eight Gates --
Eight Gates of Initiation in the Second Half of Life --
Silver Gate: Facing New Experiences and the Unknown --
White Picket Gate: Changing Identities, Discovering One's True Face --
Clay Gate: Intimacy, Sensuality, and Sexuality --
Black and White Gate: Relationships: The Crucible of Love, Generosity, Betrayal, and Forgivenenss --
Rustic Gate: Creativity, Service, and Generativity --
Bone Gate: Authenticity, Character, and Wisdom --
Natural Gate: The Presence of Grace: Happiness, Satisfaction, and Peace --
Gold Gate: Nonattachment, Surrender, and Letting Go --
After the Eight Gates.
Responsibility: Angeles Arrien.

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"Working with images, poetry, metaphors, and other forms of symbolic language from diverse world cultures ... introduces us to the eight gates of initiation. By mastering their lessons and gifts, we harvest the meaning and purpose of our life, and come into our spiritual maturity"--Jacket.

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