Catalyst of Miracles

The Unknown Claudio Naranjo

Edited by David S. Flattery, Ph.D. and Reza Leah Landman

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This generous selection from the Festschrift articles collected for Claudio Naranjo's 70th birthday in 2002 includes personal memoirs and reminiscences going back to his school days in Chile; testimonies and accounts of meetings and activities over years of Claudio's consciousness-raising group, SAT (Seekers After Truth); and professional articles by colleagues of Claudio's ranging from contributions to the Amazonian Ibogaine research to an assessment of the contemporary Enneagram movement.

The most incredible thing is that with Claudio major things happen even if he doesn't seem to do something special to make them happen.

Ricardo Zerbetto from "A Dionysian Brujo"

I believe that Claudio is truly a "Teacher's Teacher." May he enjoy his wisdom years and continue to turn his own feet to the fire and offer his wisdom in its unvarnished and non-fantasy form--whether his associates appreciate it or not! I certainly do appreciate Claudio Naranjo, and I say, "Thank you, Claudio, for your efforts on behalf of all beings everywhere!"

E.J. Gold from "Festshrift Tribute for Claudio Naranjo's 70th Birthday"

In the course of its evolution as a program for personal and professional development of therapists and teachers since its rebirth in the late eighties, I can say that the SAT process has evolved and become continuously enriched through many new initiatives of Claudio, one of which he calls the "psychotherapy laboratory," in which people learn to help each other through the development of psychotherapeutic skills that do not require a background in the customary academic theoretical literature. He looks upon this way of teaching psychotherapy as a contribution to what he calls the "democratization of psychotherapy," and also to a new approach to the education of future teachers, who may be able to assist their students in their personal growth.

Reza Leah Landman from "Witness at the Turning Point"

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • v --- Table of Contents
  • vii --- Table of Illustrations
  • ix --- Introduction by David S Flattery
  • xvi --- Foreword by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche

Part One: Biographical Mosaic

  • 3 --- Suzanna Stroke - This is How I Experience You
  • 8 --- Edmundo Covarrubias - Claudio Naranjo Comes Flying
  • 16 --- Aristides Rojas Pucara - Claudio at the School of Medicine
  • 17 --- Susana Bloch Arendt - I Have Known Claudio Since the Fifties
  • 18 --- Ximena Sepúlveda - From the Final Chapter of The Fifth Kingdom
  • 41 --- Paul B Herbert - Claudio at the Dawn of Esalen
  • 41 --- Sher Phillips Gamard - Baraka Sunday
  • 45 --- Bill (Ibrahim) Gamard - Transmission of Consciousness
  • 48 --- Marilyn Sherwin - A Musical Partner
  • 49 --- Marta Huepe - Dr Claudio Benjamin Naranjo Cohen
  • 51 --- Iven Lourie - Happy Birthday Claudio
  • 56 --- Leonard Aryeh Trupin - My Berkeley Neighbor
  • 57 --- Reza Leah Landman - Witness at the Turning Point

Part Two: About Claudio's Work

  • 65 --- Paco Peñarrubia - Rabbi Claudio
  • 71 --- Abe Levitsky - Foreword to Gestalt Therapy
  • 74 --- Riccardo Zerbetto - A Dionysian Brujo
  • 76 --- Alfonso Montuori - The Culture of Transformation and the Transformation of Culture: Claudio Naranjo and the Evolution of Human Potential
  • 95 --- E J Gold - Festschrift Tribute for Claudio Naranjo's 70th Birthday
  • 97 --- Lee Lozowick - A Humble Man
  • 100 --- Mariana Caplan - On Integrity in Spiritual Life
  • 105 --- Gay Luce - Claudio Played a Pivotal Role
  • 107 --- Hameed Ali - Claudio's Influence on My Mind and Work
  • 112 --- Marie Ali - Hindsight after Thirty Years in the Work of SAT
  • 117 --- Sandra Maitri - Reflections on Claudio Naranjo
  • 119 --- Ron Kane - You Brought It All Together
  • 121 --- Marion Pastor - Claudio and the Fischer/Hoffman Process
  • 123 --- Delia Vergara - How Can We Find Love: An Interview with Claudio Naranjo
  • 134 --- Alex Kalawski - The Voyage
  • 139 --- Stanislav Grof - Preface to Claudio Naranjo's book: The Healing Journey: New Approaches to Consciousness
  • 143 --- Rick Doblin - Claudio Naranjo: A Guiding Light in the Psychedelic Firmament
  • 146 --- Ralph Metzner - Claudio Naranjo's Contribution to the Introduction of Psychoactive Substances into Western Psychiatry and Psychology
  • 158 --- Howard S Lotsof - Naranjo, Ibogaine and I
  • 161 --- Benny Shanon - Personal Insight, Personal Transformation and Healing with Ayahuasca
  • 190 --- Ravenna Helson - Knowing Claudio at IPAR in Berkeley: Yagé and Studies of Fantasy for Children
  • 197 --- Eduardo de Carvalho Ribeiro - The Musical Claudio Naranjo

Part Three: Experiences of Claudio

  • 203 --- Marta Gazzari - That Strange Gift
  • 204 --- Marlys Mayfield - I Am One of Those People
  • 208 --- Charles T Tart - Steps Along the Spiritual Path: Learning I Was a Seven
  • 216 --- Armando Molina - Three Flashes on Claudio
  • 218 --- Rose Margaret Schneider - How I was Touched and What It Meant to Me
  • 221 --- Pat Zangs - Greetings from Minnesota
  • 222 --- Anik Billard - My Encounter with Claudio
  • 227 --- Annie Chevreux - To My Teacher Who Told Me the Story of the Ugly Duckling
  • 230 --- Francis Elizalde - Being Supported and Discouraged with Precision
  • 234 --- Immaculada Utrera -The Lord of Light
  • 237 --- Magdalena Duran - Three Images for Claudio Naranjo
  • 239 --- Pepita del Olmo - A Love Story
  •     Zilda Fernandes Ribeiro - I Close My Eyes In Order to See
  • 243 --- Rabbi H Yolles - To Rebbi Shlomo Chaim
  • 245 --- Notes on Contributors