Angeles Arrien & Mariana Caplan: World Spirituality Dialogue

Angeles Arrien, Ph.D. was a cultural anthropologist, award-winning author, educator, and consultant to many organizations and businesses. Throughout her lifetime she lectured and conducted workshops worldwide, bridging cultural anthropology, psychology, and comparative religions, and contributed many practices from perennial wisdoms to medical, academic, and corporate environments. She was the Founder and President of the Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research. Her books are translated into thirteen languages and she received three honorary doctorate degrees in recognition of her work in the world.

Angeles’ books include The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer and Visionary; Signs of Life: The Five Universal Shapes and How to Use Them, (Winner of the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award); and The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom, (Winner of the 2007 Nautilus Award for Best Book on Aging). Her recent book, Living in Gratitude: A Journey That Will Change Your Life is a Gold Medal Co-Winner of the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY Award) in the category of Inspiration & Spirituality.

She passed away unexpectedly Thursday April 24, 2014, and shortly afterwords her office started to inform hundreds of organizations, colleagues, friends, and thousands of students nationally and internationally of her unexpected death. Her business office is now closed.

Listen to this dialogue on World Spirituality between her and Mariana Caplan.

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Claudio Naranjo & Mariana Caplan: World Spirituality Dialogue Long Version

In this audio-dialogue, Claudio Naranjo brings over five decades of immersion, study, teaching, research and publications into the world’s great wisdom traditions, as well as a profound immersion in psychological transformation and transpersonal psychology. Claudio’s life itself represents that of a man who has journeyed into World Spirituality.

This dialogue considers questions including: What are the possibilities and pitfalls of drawing from multiple traditions and paths in a holistic and embodied approach to transformation? How do we develop a personalized path to transformation in the context of respecting the great traditions? What wisdom does the Enneagram system offer to the evolution of a World Spirituality, and are their specific challenges and possibilities for specific ennea-types, and more. . .

Claudio is a Chilean psychiatrist who is considered a pioneer in integrating psychotherapy and the spiritual traditions. He is one of the three successors named by Fritz Perls in the Gestalt movement, one of the pioneering developers of the Enneagram, and the founder of SAT (Seekers After Truth Institute), one of the most influential systems of psycho-spiritual transformation in Central and South America, and Spain. He is the author of numerous books, including Ennea-type Structures, The Way of Silence and The Talking Cure, Songs of Enlightenment, The End of Patriarchy, and the forthcoming, The Healing Journey: New Approaches to Consciousness.

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Claudio Naranjo & Mariana Caplan: World Spirituality Dialogue Short Version

In this audio-dialogue, Claudio Naranjo brings over five decades of immersion, study, teaching, research and publications into the world’s great wisdom traditions, as well as a profound immersion in psychological transformation and transpersonal psychology. Claudio’s life itself represents that of a man who has journeyed into World Spirituality.

This dialogue considers questions including: What are the possibilities and pitfalls of drawing from multiple traditions and paths in a holistic and embodied approach to transformation? How do we develop a personalized path to transformation in the context of respecting the great traditions? What wisdom does the Enneagram system offer to the evolution of a World Spirituality, and are their specific challenges and possibilities for specific ennea-types, and more. . .

Claudio is a Chilean psychiatrist who is considered a pioneer in integrating psychotherapy and the spiritual traditions. He is one of the three successors named by Fritz Perls in the Gestalt movement, one of the pioneering developers of the Enneagram, and the founder of SAT (Seekers After Truth Institute), one of the most influential systems of psycho-spiritual transformation in Central and South America, and Spain. He is the author of numerous books, including Ennea-type Structures, The Way of Silence and The Talking Cure, Songs of Enlightenment, The End of Patriarchy, and the forthcoming, The Healing Journey: New Approaches to Consciousness.

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Sandra Maitri & Mariana Caplan: World Spirituality Dialogue

Sandra Maitri is the only prominent teacher of the system of the enneagram to have learned it when it was originally taught by Claudio Naranjo, M.D., beginning in 1970. She is currently one of the principal and supervising teachers of the Diamond Approach® to Inner Realization, leading groups in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the United Kingdom, and is a member of the leadership council of the Ridhwan School, home of the Diamond Approach®. Her first book, “The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram: Nine Faces of the Soul”, was published in 2001 by Tarcher/Penguin; and her second book, “The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues: Finding the Way Home”, was released in 2008. In addition to her artwork, she is working on her third book, about relationship and spirituality.

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