The Mill House Speaks: Seven Pathways to the Ancestral Basque Homeland
"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."
— Angeles Arrien, from the foreword
The Mill House Speaks takes the reader on a very personal and loving exploration of the Basque Country and its spiritual traditions. It explores Basque life and mysticism‑“the honoring of the mystery of life, land, place, home, family, ancestors,” through the author's experiences, sensations, emotions, and perceptions on a journey to Basque Country with her two children, a trip made to restore the mill house originally owned by the author's father. On this trip she explores seven pathways into the ancestral Basque homeland that, in the words of Angeles Arrien, “are both rooted and grounded in the simple, yet time-honored perennial wisdoms of ancient Basque people.”