Claudio Naranjo


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Dr. Claudio Naranjo (1932 - 2019) was a Chilean-born psychotherapist, medical doctor, author, educator, Buddhist practitioner, and pioneer in the areas of psychology, psychedelic therapies, and human development. Naranjo was an early practitioner of the “Enneagram of Personality,” which he enriched with his deep understanding of psychology and more esoteric aspects of work with the psyche. 

He ultimately created SAT (Seekers After Truth), integrating Gestalt therapy, the Enneagram, contemplative practices, music and art therapy, and other practices designed to provide deep personal insights. In his later years, he expanded his work to explore education and its role in promoting patriarchal worldviews that contribute to our deepening global crisis. 

Naranjo is the author of several books, including The Healing Journey: Pioneering Approaches to Psychedelic Therapy (2nd edition), (MAPS 2013), The Revolution We Expected: Cultivating a New Politics of Consciousness (Synergetic Press, 2020), and Dionysian Buddhism: Guided Interpersonal Meditations in the Three Yanas (Synergetic Press, 2022). 

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The Healing Journey