Denise Orpustan-Love, Ph.D.
Denise Orpustan-Love, Ph.D. is an educator, author, trainer, consultant and cross-cultural bridge builder to individuals, groups, communities, and organizations.
Dr. Orpustan-Love researched, synthesized and integrated The Seven Pathways, universal indigenous wisdoms and ways of being, a cultural model of personal and professional development for education, healing, health & human services, leadership, innovation, and diversity.
Dr. Orpustan-Love is the recipient of the Angeles Arrien Cross-Cultural Foundation for Education and Research Legacy Grant on Basque Folklore and the Keynote Speaker at the 11th Basque Cultural Day: The Mill House Speaks/Eihera Mintzo: Basque Mythology and Spirituality.
She lives with her husband and two children in Lake County, California and spends summers in the Basque Country in Southwestern France.
Seven Pathways to the Ancestral Basque Homeland are an integration of this universal ancestral journey-a road map of living Basque folklore, connected to the major areas of life, with life lessons from nature and perennial wisdoms, daily life actions (sun), character attributes and inner qualities (moon), the cycles of seasons and everyday tools for building one's life dream.
The Seven in One Way short documentary is now available on youtube with subtitles in Euskara (Basque). Click cc for subtitles/captions.
"The Seven Pathways, are just that; obvious yet often overlooked. By integrating each of the pathways into everyday life, we see that each moment is sacred and purposeful".
" Each encounter, however mundane or magical, is part of the larger path we all share. Denise Orpustan-Love offers a timely and invaluable resource that not only honors the ancestors, but brings alive the world's perennial wisdoms to guide present and future generations".