Impressed by the ideas of Ichazo, Naranjo propaganda theories Bolivia (but different in some places and stretched to match the new method with the acquisitions of psychoanalysis of Freud) to Esalen then the center of the human potential movement, and convinces him scientist John Lilly (the real figure of this paradoxical character was modeled the fictional protagonist of the film Ken Russell Altered States) to attend a seminar with him ten months to Arica (Chile) held by that Oscar Ichazo. The two pioneers spent seven months in gymnastics, meditation, lectures and experiments described by Lilly in The Center of the Cyclone. After Arica Naranjo, who in turn knows the books of Ouspensky, reflects the material on the Enneagram and compulsions psychological which is appropriate in the seminar. He sees a correspondence between the pattern of Ichazo, the seven deadly sins of Christianity, the zodiac and various psychological types: the following in preparing its bases Enneagram. As has vowed to Ichazo regard
to confidentiality all information obtained in his institute, wrote to him asking permission to teach his version of the doctrine. " Ichazo unresponsive and Naranjo concludes silence is consent and that those who form a school, the SAT (Seekers After Truth: Truth Seekers). Meet at a conference of Pamela Travers (the author Australian who invented Mary Poppins, and student of Gurdjieff) Speeth Kathleen Riordan, the daughter of two direct students of Gurdjieff and d'Orage, who literally grew up inside the Fourth Street from whom he learned his broad knowledge, esoteric level, techniques Gurdjieffian (Sacred Movements, etc.).
After 1975, Naranjo is detached gradually from the SAT to leave the United States continue its work first in South America and then to Spain Finally, in Italy. The Speeth continues to hold seminars for up to half 80s before making the difficult decision to cease teaching regretted because it disclosed.
Dr. Naranjo is the honorary president of two Gestalt Institutes, Fellow of the Institute of Cultural Research in London, and member of the U.S. Club of Rome. He is considered one of the pioneers of the Human Potential Movement, and his introduction of “Fourth Way” ideas to psychotherapy is an instance of his work as an integrator at the interface between psychotherapy and the spiritual traditions. At present he is primarily dedicated to an integrative and transpersonal education of psychotherapists in various European and South American countries. His approach to educational reform and innovation is based his development over decades of transformative training and educational technology for professionals all around the globe. A Festschrift volume is in preparation honoring Dr. Naranjo’s 70th birthday.
Claudio Naranjo's published works include The One Quest (Viking Press, 1972), The Psychology of Meditation (Penguin, 1972), The Healing Journey (Pantheon Books, 1974),La Vieja y Novísima Gestalt: Actitud y Práctica (Editorial Cuatro Vientos, 1990),Enneatype Structures (Gateways
Books, 1991, 2004), Gestalt Therapy: The Attitude and Practice of an Atheoretical Experientialism (Gateways Books, 1993, and Crown House, U.K., 2000), Gestalt After Fritz (published by Era Naciente, 1993, as Gestalt sin Fronteras), The End of Patriarchy and the Dawning of a Triune
Society (Dharma Enterprises, 1994, and Kairós, 1993, as La Agonía del Patriarcado), Character & Neurosis: An Integrative View (Gateways Books, 1994), Enneatypes in Psychotherapy (Hohm Press, 1994), Transformation Through Insight: Enneatypes in Life, Literature and Clinical Practice (HOHM Press, 1997), El Enneagrama de la Sociedad (Temas de Hoy, 1995, Ediciones La Llave, 2000), The Divine Child and the Hero (Gateways Books, 1999),The Enneagram of Society: Healing the Soul to Heal the World (Gateways Books, 2004),Cambiar La Educación Para Cambiar el Mundo (Ediciones La Llave, 2004).