Arica
A psychophysical system developed by Oscar Ichazo and
named after the town in Chile where Ichazo first trained members.
The system includes meditation and exercises connected
with vibrations, sounds, and movements to produce a state of
enhanced consciousness called ‘‘Permanent 24.’’ Arica is a
body-mind system adapted from a variety of Eastern and Western
mystical teachings of a Gurdjieff type. Teaching centers
have been established in a number of American cities, with
headquarters at the Arica Institute, 150 Fifth Ave., New York,
NY 10011.
Sources
Ichazo, Oscar. The Human Process for Enlightenment and Freedom.
New York Arica Institute, 1976.
Interviews with Oscar Ichazo. New York Arica Institute Press,
1982.

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