Getting Started

It is important to know how to get started with the Arica Work. There are different areas for you to experience, such as meditations, reading and studying the Teachings, or doing the physical exercises that are done regularly by those in the School.

The Training
Meditations

There are a number of meditations listed below which have a brief explanation about each of them. If you are interested, there’s a link to the Arica webstore. These meditations will give you an experience of different aspects of the Work and can be downloaded and practiced on a regular basis. There are two more advanced meditations listed which may be of interest to you after you have experienced the ones that have been produced for newcomers to the Arica Work.

Entering States

It’s necessary to recognize that you enter certain States with these meditations as explained below. When you feel you want to progress in your practice to a more advanced Work, the webstore is there with all the trainings of the School.

State of Love and Light

What is generally found by focusing on the meditational illustrations (yantras) and repeating the repetitions associated with the meditation, is that you will enter a calm and relaxed State in which you feel an opening of your heart into a State of Love and your Mind will be filled with Light when closing your eyes at the end of the meditation. The Work has been developed to generate these direct experiences. In fact, all the meditational practices have this outcome: happiness and Love in the heart and Light in the Mind for the benefit of all.

Arica Meditation Information

A full color meditation information booklet that provides a necessary support for understanding the different aspects of Arica meditational practices.

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Awakening the Kath Meditation™

Awakening the Kath, your core point, is a fundamental meditation because, by concentrating in your Kath point and controlling your breathing, you can enter a Higher State of Mind called a Mind of Emptiness. This meditation can be practiced on its own to experience vital energy throughout your body and to establish this Absolute Ground.

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Birth of Light Meditation™

The Birth of Light Meditation has the purpose of opening the Light of the Divine Mind. This is direct meditation that will disclose the nature of the Divine Mind in all its splendor. Repetition is used during this meditation and by keeping your focus on the center of the Birth of Light yantra (meditation illustration) shown on the screen and by following the indications you will find success with this practice for the benefit of all.

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Four Elements in Space Meditation™

The Four Elements in Space Meditation presents the five kinds of Kath energy that are found in the body. They correspond to the five Cavities: Pelvic, Abdominal, Thoracic, Cranial, and Dorsal and the five Elements of Fire, Earth, Air, Water, and Space. Each Cavity is represented by a color, an Objective Form, an Element, and an animal which represents the quality of the Cavity. The meditation awakens, with guided imagery, the five different energies in the body in an experiential way.

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Harmonic Consciousness Meditation™

The Harmonic Consciousness Meditation is an important meditation for opening your Consciousness in order to direct Divine Energy into a specific area in your body. During the meditation, be aware of an area in your body that could use the energy generated by this Work in order to bring Light into that area. Repetition is used in this meditation along with the Harmonic Consciousness yantra on the screen.

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Innate Awareness Meditation™

The Innate Awareness Meditation uses the Universe yantra that represents the Absolute Mind of Non-conceptualization and the Relative Mind of Concepts and Language, which become united by Innate Awareness. The Universe yantra is used with repetition to open the State of Innate Awareness. It is a straightforward and easy to practice meditation.

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Instant Vacation™

A Meditation that brings you to a place of relaxation and contemplation.

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Key of True Self Meditation™

The Key of True Self Meditation refers to the five Cavities in the body and with the relevant color, Objective Form, and repetition, each Cavity is awakened into a State of its pure and True Nature. At the end of the meditation you will feel relaxed, yet energized, and your body and Mind will be filled with Light.

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Song of the Heart Meditation™

The Song of the heart Meditation is sung while the eight different rings in the body and one ring on top of the head are referred to by using the Hypergnostic yantra on the screen. It is important to recognize that the nine Hypergnostic rings awaken the Spiritual Body in us. The meditational song leaves you with a happiness that is felt in the heart and which emanates from your heart to all humanity

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Stopping Smoking Awareness™

A ritualized Meditation to bring to your awareness the severe damage that smoking does to your mind and body.

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Eleven Arica Meditations™

Awakening the Kath. The Birth of Light Meditation. The Four Elements in Space Meditation. The Harmonic Consciousness Meditation. The Innate Awareness Meditation. The Key of True Self Meditation. The Song of the Heart Meditation. The Violet Door Meditation. The Vows and Offerings Ritual. The Wave of Divine Love Ceremony. The We Are One Meditation.

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Violet Door Meditation™

The Violet Door Meditation is a more advanced meditation of the School. It is the recognition that you are a carrier of the violet Light of the School of Knowledge and Love for the benefit of all. With this recognition your heart will expand with the Eternal Presence of Love upon Understanding, as you experience yourself as all future humanity attaining enlightenment as the State of Humanity–One, a united humanity, radiating throughout the entire Universe. Newcomers have practiced this meditation with the ease of attainment.

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Vows and Offerings Ritual™

The Vows and Offerings Ritual is an advanced and a most important daily ritual for the School that connects us to God, the School, and humanity. The Work is offered for the benefit of all and the realization of Humanity–One across the Transcendental State of the Divine Minds. The Vows remind us that our life has an Eternal Purpose that unites us with all humanity in the Pristine State of Enlightenment. The Offerings orient us in this direction for the realization of our most precious goal of Humanity–One, a united humanity.

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Wave of Divine Love Ceremony™

The Wave of Divine Love Ceremony is used to send Energy of Divine Love from the heart of the School to a person who is ill or would benefit from its support going through a difficult process. The person’s family can also be included. It can be sent to a large number of people who are experiencing hardships or problems. It can be sent to a person who has recently died. The repetition WE ARE ONE and other repetitions are used as well during the Ceremony. It is a heartfelt and beautiful Ceremony.

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We Are One Meditation™

The We Are One Meditation has the main purpose of awakening in us the experience of our oneness with all humanity. The meditation can be experienced in the heart with a great happiness of the Unity found with all other human beings. It is a straightforward meditation, but it has a definite impact on us. By working with the Universal Logos at the end of the meditation when you close your eyes, the Lights of the Divine Mind will be awakened in your third eye for the benefit of all.

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The Arica School Interactions of Sharing

A most magnificent heart-warming hardbound collection in one volume of our Interactions of Sharing since August, 1983. This 657-page historical book from the Eternal Continuum of the School brings the Ultimate Purpose of the School across individual ways of expression in a format that allows us to enter into States of great happiness and joy. This book contains the true "Treasure Chest" of the School with Interactions that reveal the transcendental nature of the Work and the States attained through practice, embodiment, vision, and contemplation. To read such a vast account of so many dedicated and determined practitioners gives a perspective on the real achievement of the School. For such a large number of individuals to enter and stabilize The State is a historic first for humanity, and by reading each and every account, an understanding and overview of the Work and its importance is undeniable. This book makes clear Oscar's words, "We did it!" and opens a gratitude for him beyond words

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The Arica School Reunion - A Historic Perspective

Reunion 2010 was a historic event for the Arica School and now this event has been recorded in a hardcover edition for all Arica Institute members who attended the reunion. This historic publication gives a perspective of the reunion and the School, including Oscar’s historic Commentary about the School and its internal process of Ascesis, Sarah’s reunion report, Introducing Oscar (from the reunion), the beautifully presented Interactions of Sharings from the School, and a pictorial account of the major events of the reunion and those who supported the process ‘in function’ on the many teams for the benefit of all. “A Photographic Perspective” has over 150 pages covering the reunion in a photographic journal, from the beginning to the end. As many photos as possible were used in the unfolding reunion story, which is told through these photographic sections, expanding our hearts into the purity of The State of the Eternal Presence of our Humanity-One.

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Core Fire; Awaken • Generate • Revitalize™

CORE FIRE; Awaken • Generate • Revitalize book provides a direct and healthy way to live a life full of vitality with the innate Kath Energy found in our body. The book presents a collection of Oscar Ichazo’s Kath awakening and generating exercises that have been practiced in the Arica School of Knowledge, some of them for over 40 years. With the book’s easy-to-follow indications and illustrations, the revitalizing exercises are easily accessible, making the practice of them direct and alive. With the breathing technique presented, the attention in the Kath point and the use of the central channel on the exhalation, these exercises, which are not used in any other tradition, are an advanced method for generating Kath Energy or chi by awakening your inner Core Fire.

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The Four Killers of Humanity, The Ethical Solution to our Existential Crisis

THE FOUR KILLERS OF HUMANITY presents a straightforward application of the ethical ground upon which Oscar’s Teachings of Integral Philosophy are based. By awakening these ethical Teachings in ourselves and putting them into our daily awareness, they will change our point of view and further support our orientation toward uniting together to address the problems we are facing as a planet. The Four Killers are: rapid overpopulation, uncontrollable pollution, incomprehension about nuclear energy and its dangers, and mismanagement and misuse of our basic resources–all of which Oscar has lectured on in the School since 1968. The Four Killers book gives us an original approach with a secure direction to promote cooperation and interaction so we can face and solve the problems in front of us. 

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The History of the Integral Teachings, Volume One

The History of the Integral Teachings, Volume One is a beautifully revised collection of Oscar’s Teachings from 1982–1998. This exquisite hardback edition is filled with an extensive number of colored illustrations which relate to the Teachings and give clear references to the material. In this period of time that Oscar took the School from the basic Teachings of the 1970s into the Work of the Higher States presented with scholarly commentaries, in-depth introductions to the trainings, and inspiring information about transformative clarification processes and meditational practices in order to enter into the State of Enlightenment (Gk. Theosis). This newly revised volume composed of 620 pages will present these historic Teachings at the highest MMP (material manifestation point), bringing immense happiness and Light to your heart for the benefit of all humanity.

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Human Culture and Enlightenment

This book is concerned with producing an organic view of the history of human culture and enlightenment, which has culminated in the highest values and attainments of the Spirit. Oscar takes us on an enlightened journey from 20,000 B.C. from the Magdalenian period up through Egyptian, Phoenician, Babylonian, Persian, and Greek culture. He shows how this line of culture proceeds through the Milesians, Eleatics and Platonism up to Proclus and Damascius, and presents a continuous truth that unifies and makes sense of the whole. This narrative includes the Teachings of the realized Wise Man of the ancient Platonists, Cynics, Stoics, Megarians, and Skeptics, and the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the Mahayana Tradition. He analyzes the origins of Christianity from a historical perspective, explaining and making transparent the meaning of the Mysteries of the pre-Christian world.

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Kath State™

KATH STATE book presents five distinct Kath-generating movements to awaken the energy in the five anatomical cavities of the body. This edition of the chi-generating movements of the Kath State has been produced for the School and the public alike, providing a clear and concise method to practice these Kath-awakening exercises, with the information being accessible at any level. The Kath State exercises in this book is to establish and to use as an ongoing daily practice to promote chi-enhancing energy for health and relaxation.

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Letters

The Teachings of Oscar Ichazo’s new Tradition of Integral Philosophy, presented by the Arica School of Knowledge, have been constantly plagiarized and misused by unauthorized persons in their books and trainings. Letters clarifies what the Integral Teachings and the Arica School represent. In this book, Oscar explains Integral Philosophy as the result of a new logic and new ontological point of view, producing an alive School of Knowledge with a modern approach to the science of the human condition from ego to Enlightenment (Gk. Theosis) for the benefit of all.

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Oscar Ichazo, Insights into The Teacher • The Philosophy • The School

OSCAR ICHAZO, Insights into The Teacher • The Philosophy • The School contains five in-depth interviews. The book elaborates an extensive amount of material from Oscar about the Teachings, the School, the history of philosophy, and the different aspects of philosophical science. The richness of Oscar’s answers and perspective about many topics giving an enormous advantage in realizing more fully the far-reaching impact the School can have in the world we are facing today across the Integral Philosophical System, Method and Practice.

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P–CALS®

This book gives full instructions on how to do the 23 movement and breathing exercises. Each exercise is illustrated separately and shows the movement plus the breathing pattern. There is also a separate DVD with complete instructions and a run through of the series, and a wallchart to refer when practicing P–Cals. What P–Cals does is provide a flash of vital energy throughout your entire body, revitalizing you physically, emotionally and mentally.

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The Religious Consciousness

The Religious Consciousness opens with “Religion is a basic fact of human culture and it appears at the very beginning of human societies.” From the beginning of the book, Oscar brings the ancient theological point of view into this fascinating narrative by disclosing how “the concept of morality became ingrained in religion.” The book digs deep into the past and shows the influence of the oldest religions and how religion progresses in different cultures up through the 20th century. The references and comparisons are fascinating and give the reader a broad understanding of the most in-depth religious and philosophical discourses, which are explained and analyzed from the point of view of enlightenment.

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Core Fire; Awaken • Generate • Revitalize™

CORE FIRE; Awaken • Generate • Revitalize book provides a direct and healthy way to live a life full of vitality with the innate Kath Energy found in our body. The book presents a collection of Oscar Ichazo’s Kath awakening and generating exercises that have been practiced in the Arica School of Knowledge, some of them for over 40 years. With the book’s easy-to-follow indications and illustrations, the revitalizing exercises are easily accessible, making the practice of them direct and alive.

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Fire Exercise

FIRE EXERCISE is a synchronized meditation with movement, breathing and singing that develops kinesthetic awareness. This exercise consists of seven series of movements made while balancing a small stone in the palm of each hand while singing. The exercise is easy to learn and brings an awareness and happiness to the entire body, mind and heart. It is fun to do alone or with a group.

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Kath State™

KATH STATE presents five distinct Kath-generating movements to awaken the energy in the five anatomical cavities of the body. The Kath State exercises are to establish and to use as an ongoing daily practice to promote chi-enhancing energy to awaken this inner fire for health and relaxation. They are presented on a DVD and are straightforward to learn and practice. A wallchart and a book are also available.

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P–CALS®

P–CALS are 23 movement and breathing exercises that follow the anatomical plan of our body. What P–Cals does is awaken our body across five specific Cavities, each of which corresponds to the specific area of the spine, with the related nerves, muscles, bones, organs, glands, and tissues. What is awakened across the series of exercises is our vital or Kath energy or core fire. Specific breathing indications are given to support the generation of this vital energy. The outcome of practicing the exercises is the attainment of awareness, stability and happiness in your life.

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Pneumorhythm™

PNEUMORHYTHM is a training exercise that combines systematic breathing with concentration on various parts of the body. The exercises increase lung capacity, promote a great degree of physical relaxation, and improve the ability to concentrate. Pneumorhythm gives us a certain control over our blood circulation and our vital energy and helps free our mind from negative emotions. Length of training: Four-weeks.

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RELAX Body • Mind • Soul™

RELAX Body • Mind • Soul is a relaxation exercise by Oscar Ichazo that he presented to a group of his students in 1968 in order to produce a deep relaxation and provide a complete awareness of our limbs, organs and organic senses. This exercise results in a subtle and profound effect upon the systems of the body, which are stimulated and tonified at the same time. With this exercise you will feel calm as your body, mind and soul enter a deep state of relaxation. Available in CD or digital file.

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