Sunday, August 10, 2008

Arica and Everyone Else

If you read Friday's blog post, and last Monday's blog post, you may have realized that there was some tension in the room during Patrick O'Leary's presentation on the history of the Enneagram.
Tato Gomez, who is associated with the Arica Institute, was present, and disputed some of O'Leary's statements about Arica and Oscar Ichazo. Here is an excerpt from Gomez's bio:

"Originally from Chile, Tato is the first producer of 'baby music' in the world. He is also a Trainer and Sponsor of the Arica System and Integral Philosophy. Produced with the help of Oscar Ichazo, the CD The Sound of Light introduced Ichazo's 'sound mysticism' concept and the work with the Seven Sacred Vocals of the ancients." Gomez was a co-presenter of the pre-conference program on the Arica Teachings, which Mary Beth and I did not attend.

Here is the first of O'Leary's statements that Gomez disputed:

O'Leary said that Ichazo learned about the Enneagram from a Gurdjieff group. Gomez said he did not. The way O'Leary put it (because he was using an evolutionary metaphor) was that Gurdjieff "inseminated Ichazo." Gomez insisted that Gurdjieff "never inseminated Ichazo." It was quite humorous, actually, for those of us with Beavis and Butthead mentalities. Eventually, O'Leary allowed that the "insemination" might not have been direct, but that Gurdjieff's ideas were out there in the culture and that Ichazo could have, in some way, picked up on them. Gomez seemed to accept this okay.

The two men had totally different impressions of Ichazo. When O'Leary first heard about Ichazo, he seemed to be "a terrifying individual."O'Leary described learning about the Enneagram in ways that mirror Genesis -- "A very tempting thing -- here's this knowledge, but don't use it. And there's this figure waiting with lightning bolts." Of course, those of us who know this story know that O'Leary does use the knowledge, and that Ichazo sues him.
By contrast, Gomez described Ichazo as "an enlightened individual" who was treated by shamans and saw 108 Enneagrams in a vision. Hearing Gomez talk, I began to entertain the idea that the whole Metatron business might have just been a snide comment that got blown out of proportion, like Ichazo's version of "bigger than Jesus." Anyway, Ichazo and Arica simply didn't want the Enneagram to be spread to early, before it was proven. However, Gomez said that now it sees that it should have been done. At this point in the conversation O'Leary and Gomez hugged. O'Leary attributed some of the rift to the difference between an Eastern and a Western perspective, between elite mysticism, in which knowledge is esoteric, and public science, in which it is disseminated for criticism.
Gomez gave the impression that whatever it is the Arica Institute has been working on for all this time is almost ready and will be released to the public very soon. I, for one, am on the edge of my seat.

Notes:

Whether the Arica trainings are affordable (Gomez) or expensive (O'Leary) is a matter about which the two men will have to agree to disagree.

While O'Leary typed Ichazo as 9w8, Ichazo's story seems like classic 5 stuff to me, what with the secrecy, the delaying of closure, and the attempts to scare others away from his niche.

2 comments:

Tato Gomez said...

Thank you for quoting me.
Merry XMas and a wonderful 2009.

The Enneagram use as a protoanalysis, was and is a solely discovery by Oscar Ichazo also accepted by the Law in the USA and Europe. No doubts about that.
The use of the Enneagram out of the total context of transcendentality is not only useless but even distroting, leading to more ego structures and not to what it is originally ment for : END the Peoples Suffering.
The Arica System is a perfect body of work that has scientific parameters and are NO already for anyone to be worked through.
I´ve done it and it is a wonderful tool for humanity as a whole.
The higher states of the Divine Ideas, Virtues and Light upon silence is a fact . Everyone can achieve enlightenment in the west TODAY.
This is the truth of the story.
For further clarification.
The old teachers of the enneagramm as you might know it ,came from Mister Naranjo originally, is based on only one ennagramm and misses all links that make it complete and transcendental. The Arica Method is total Intergration as an INTEGRAL PHILOSOPHY and using the new LOGICS of TRIALECTICS , the most important part of Oscar Ichazos discovery, the whole psychology, metaphisics and theology makes perfect sense.
I encourage anyone to make the basic Arica protoanalytical trainings and of cours the Scarab, Telesmatta and Line of the school trainings.
That is a true path to the essential self, to pristine enlightenment and the right answers for a metasociety based on love upon understanding.
The wisdom is available to all.
Check the magazines that Oscar has been publishing through the Arica Institute and the Infos of the trainings. You´ll be surprised of the huge work been done for the benefit of all and the realization of Humanity-One.
All the best for you and your friends and colleages.
Love and Light
TATO GOMEZ
Vienna -Austria

Anonymous said...

Sorry, there where some mistakes on my writing, so I´m posting this again, corrected. All the best for you.
CORRECTION:
The Enneagram use as a Protoanalysis, was and is solely a discovery by Oscar Ichazo himself, also meanwhile accepted by the Law in the USA and Europe. No doubts about that anymore.
The use of the Enneagram out of the total context of transcendentality is not only useless but even distorting and dangerous, leading to more Ego structures and not to what it is originally ment for : to END the Peoples Suffering.
The Arica System is a perfect body of work that has scientific parameters and these are NOW already there available for anyone to be worked through.
The forms are wonderfully designed short group and HOME trainings that suit our "normal" western daily life of work, family and city style.
I´ve done it and it is a wonderful tool for humanity as a whole.
The higher states of the Divine Ideas, Virtues and the " State of Light upon silence" is a fact . Everyone can achieve enlightenment in the west TODAY.
This is the truth of the story. I know Arica Students all over the world and I´ve seen this results and shared them lately in a way that was never before !

For further clarification.
The old teaching of the enneagramm, as you might know it ,that came from Mister Naranjo originally, is based on only one ennagramm by Oscar Ichazo and misses all links that make the WORK complete and transcendental.
Mr Naranjo left the body of work at the beginning of the research and never completed the process with the original researchers and group around Ichazo, the Psychology Institute in Santiago and the Esalen Experts that came from USA to work with him from the Beginning on in the late 60ies.

The Arica Method is total Intergration as an INTEGRAL PHILOSOPHY and using the new LOGICS of TRIALECTICS , the most important part of Oscar Ichazos discovery, the whole psychology, metaphisics and theology makes perfect sense.
Otherwise the Enneagramm keeps being in duality with the linear process of discribing enneatypes that lead to nowhere, or to more Labeling and judgments. Producing MORE separation instead of UNITY.
I encourage anyone to make the basic Arica protoanalytical trainings and of course all the work based on the 18 spheres of existence and knowledge of the Scarab, Telesmatta and Line of the school trainings.
That is a true path to the essential self, to pristine enlightenment and the right answers for a metasociety based on love upon understanding.
The wisdom is available to all.The Arica School is your school.
Personally I recommend:
Check the magazines that Oscar has been publishing through the Arica Institute and the Infos of the trainings. You´ll be surprised of the huge work been done for the benefit of all and the realization of Humanity-One.
www.arica.org
All the best for you and your friends and colleages.
Love and Light
TATO GOMEZ
Vienna -Austria