Approaches to Growth East and West (#S055)
There are striking parallels between western psychotherapeutic methods such as the gestalt therapy of Fritz Perls and the approaches of Sufism and Buddhism. In this revealing interview, Claudio Naranjo, M.D., noted psychiatrist and author of The One Quest and The Healing Journey, also describes his personal experiences with the Arica training system of Dr. Oscar Ichazo, a Chilean Sufi teacher.
The Transmission of Knowledge (#S066)
A true teacher communicates non-verbally, by setting an example. Claudio Naranjo, M.D., is a noted psychiatrist and seminal figure in the human potential movement. Here he suggests that inner knowledge, or spiritual wisdom, cannot be communicated simply with words.
|"I can see in retrospect that many people today are caught up in the guru role -- therapists who have found refuge in the guru role without quite being up to it. There is such a thing as being addicted to applause and not knowing the difference, which is different from the role of a true master."|