The following testimonials are from participants in the Integral Protoanalysis of The Scarab Training™ presented in Boulder, Colorado in June 2023 and on Maui in June 2022.
In my experience, the IPST training and accompanying exercises and activities provided a roadmap for the understanding of my human experience and mechanisms.
I feel that these teachings truly are intrinsic and readily absorbed.
This training allowed me to see past my automatic and ingrained reactions, and to realize that we are not our thoughts, feelings or emotions; but rather that we are hindered by such. I anticipate the next training immensely.
Zhikr alongside new Aricans and long-time Aricans was truly powerful, and I look forward to any opportunity to connect in such a way as was offered therein.
The Crazy Wisdom meditations provided a deep sense of calm, light, and compassion unlike any relative experience I have encountered thus far on the journey of life.
The Integral Scarab is the Enlightenment I first glimpsed as a young man and to experience it so fully almost fifty years later seemed impossible, until doing the IPST here in Boulder, CO in June 2023!
In deepest gratitude to Oscar Ichazo and all the Arica School past and present for this gift to Humanity.
The arc of this training went from nervous un-knowing to settled discovery to active catharsis and onto gentle distilled awareness for me. I loved the humor and compassion we all shared in the mutual recognition of our humanity and oneness.
It is essential and glorious to practice these new awarenesses in a community of understanding. I’m grateful to have had this experience and look forward to keeping in touch and in practice as we go on.
The Zhikr delights my weary soul at the end of the day, reconnecting me with the awareness of the source of all energy. The union feels infinite and generous and kind. Love abounds everywhere.
It’s no surprise that I recognized so many people when walking in for the first time. It seems like I’ve known them before and will know them again. How could we not find one another again across lifetimes with this depth of experience connecting us – and the commitment to continue until we’re all awake. I’m full of such love.
Thank you all for offering this training.
My current experience of the culmination of IPST is that of being a character in a movie. In this sense of being separated from my feelings, emotions and thoughts I have the security, the liberation and the awareness or stability of mind, to truly enjoy the mirth and detachment of the Witness, leading to a definite confidence in the goodness of my life and the world.
Thank you, Oscar and Sarah.
Need I say more. Alright I will for your sake. I’m very pleased I took this training and only hope to be able to embody it in my daily life. I continue deeper and deeper down this path. I see my future being rewritten and the veil of illusion being lifted. I’m excited to continue on with the path and unfold for the benefit of all Humanity.
I feel like the learning begins just now. This feeling is coupled with a sense of responsibility to keep up the work in any way possible and not fall back into the same old bullshit. I am immensely grateful for each and every one of you, and to Oscar for sharing this work. I can’t really say much more, I hope to be back when the time is due and the chance is there.
Thank you all. <3
This training gave me a better understanding of the connections between the Enneagram and the Keys. The connections made to the areas of the body – colors – breath – movements – happened for me in this training more than my first and only other training.
Taken for the second time – this one moved past the “nuts and bolts” of what is what and how – and into a deeper connection of concepts.
In the body and breath, a lot, and in a new and empowering way.
This training was a deeper diver than the last, and I imagine it continues in this way with each practice and training.
Overall incredible time, unifying my heart with so many new humans and a big open heart to return into the world with.
I have finished the training in a State of Contemplation and Love.
It was nine days of hard work, of thoroughly reviewing our ego process and discovering our trifix. Finished each day in catharsis and tired. But each day higher and better than the one before.
For me, the fundamental part of the process was Awakening the Witness and being able to observe my life experiences from that point of view.
The Zhikr practice was fantastic and revitalizing to get all the remaining karma out.
On the last day I woke up in a State of Love and revitalized. And the meditations finished crystallizing the State of Unity in my heart.
Thanks to the team, super professional and loving. Love you all, guys.
Thanks Oscar for the massive contribution to Humanity.
The IPST Training: once again I underestimated the power of face-to-face Arica work! The IPST provided a comprehensive set of trainings in 10 days, trainings that I had done decades ago as stand-alone events. I now understand how the work I have done in the past is, indeed, part of a larger and integrated philosophy of enlightenment and happiness. Thank you for a “direct hit” on my ego processes and the tools to live a less unhappy life!
The training as a whole has opened my awareness of my fixations, trifix, and through that recognition of my ego and attachments, I know this knowledge will benefit me every moment and every day.
Much thanks to all the trainers.
I enjoyed the meditations today and I must be embodying some of the teachings because the words were easier to remember and actually made sense!
Awakening the Witness is the most impressive thing I’ve learned in this training. Secondly, seeing a path forward to disengage with my relative mind.
Thank you all for your assistance, guidance and caring.
Wow. An amazing ten days. The effect of the work built as the days went by. The work will be ever present in my daily life going forward and make life a little less painful along with more joyful. Without the tools and understanding of my process I am asleep.
I feel fulfilled, calm and happy at the end of today’s Integral Scarab Meditations and the conclusion of the IPST. This Work is such a blessing and we are all blessed to be able to share these teachings for the benefit of all.
Thank you Oscar, Thank you Sarah, and thank you Maui Trainings for sponsoring this training.
A morning of silence, light and emptiness in contemplation of Crazy Wisdom filled me with joy. Crazy Wisdom abides in me. This has been a fantastic transformational training. I feel the maturity and potency of the Arica School, to which I owe everything. I am forever and totally grateful to Oscar, Sarah, the School and all who have attained enlightenment before me. Humanity is beautiful. I love everyone. Excess of joy weeps. Thank you. I am truly inspired and motivated in my practice, offered to our precious goal of Humanity-One.
Toham Kum Rah.
For me the Light was most intense when the group did the Kath State Movements singing the repetitions. When we ended the room was perfectly still, silent and glowing with Divine Light.
During the Toham Kum Rah meditation at the end of the last session the ascesis was visible as the Light of the Universal Logos increased, neon light appeared, then yellow mist, fireflies, and finally the violet mist. Toham Kum Rah.
Whoo, I’m feeling pretty full, so I’ll do my best do my best to put some words to it. It’s been a week of learning lots of new things. I’m grateful for the learning about ego and being more clear about how it functions in my life. I’m looking forward to experiencing how it changes things in my life.
As the training ends, I can feel the clinginess of parts of my ego. Maybe the storm before the calm?!
Yesterday I felt light, today I feel heavier. I’ve done my best to just be open to this ride and now we’ll see how it changes things out there in life.
I understand the concepts better, but don’t yet feel a resonance with some of the practices.
I’m grateful to all of you who have taught, organized, held space, coordinated, put your energy, attention, and effort into this training and each of us.
Very balanced program.
Interactions with staff demonstrated ready and deep understanding of the training elements for which I am grateful.
I can feel emptiness and palpable life force through and around all of us.
Repeating this training especially after Michele’s passage was fruitful and on point. Thanks to Michele and Aricans past, present, and future.
A delight seeing children around the Zhikr.
Not entirely sure what being in “The State” entails, but if I wasn’t in it at the end of the Toham Kum Rah Meditation at the close of the training, I was as close as I’ve ever been. I was vibrating with the universe. Then my ego tried to tell me the universe was vibrating with me, then I let go and got on on the Universe’s wavelength, then my relative mind got scared that I would lose my self by giving in to the Universe’s vibe, then I remembered Crazy Wisdom, realized that the self and the relative mind will always be there, then I let go again and just let it completely envelop me, and it obviously was transcendental and maybe “the State”. I don’t know.
Anyways…. [to the tune of Hokey Pokey]: That’s what it’s all about!
Fantastic training, you trainers should pat yourselves on the back then tell your egos to go fuck themselves when they take the compliment.
Sweet Jesus I needed this. Honestly could’ve just saved my fuckin life!
Love you, thank you, see y’all soon.
The training has given me renewed and restored awareness into the Divine Mind and the total importance of continuing this Holy Work as a routine for the achievement of the State in me for the precious sacred goal of the Arica School, the realization of a united humanity, Humanity-One for the benefit of us all. With sincere gratitude,
I feel a sense of Divine Pride for our School and the job, well done, with this IPST. I could see participants and profactors alike, recognizing and observing our ego mechanisms and thus awakening our Witnesses to the unreality of the ego-self. I experienced a deepening of the work and a maturation of our collective psyche as we made the Equal as a group and attained Unity of mind and purpose.
The proof of the arising of a Mind of Crazy Wisdom was evident through both laughter and tears of catharsis, as we all became lighter, more open, and liberated from the suffering of our unobserved mechanisms. The joy, ecstasy and blessing of the Zhikr Ritual filled our hearts with Toham Kum Rahs forever, and Infinite Radiant Light rippled out in waves of Holy Love to our precious humanity.
With Eternal gratitude and Love!
Today, the last day of the IPST we mostly did the prior meditations with Crazy Wisdom as well as the most ‘complete’ CW meditation that I have done previously. This meditation for me *completed* the Work we have done this past week with the ego fixations and Crazy Wisdom.
With thanks and all appreciation to the Profactors who presented the IPST for us in Boulder. Boulder was an excellent choice as a venue. Thanks also to Oscar for this Work! Toham Kum Rah! Thank you School!!
A professionally presented and transmitted body of Work in a beautiful setting at a convenient location on the mainland. All proficients, profactors, and apprentices approached the work with confidence and self-responsibility. An amazing experience working the lower spheres as a group. Zhikr transmission was great with the right combination of joy and adherence to standard. Toham Kum Rah!
Initial reaction – deep view into workings of my relative mind – the clarity so impactful.
Making sense of the origins and patterns of my suffering – again so impactful.
Greatest is the practice of uncovering the witness and experiencing again and again the separation so to see how to continue the practice in everyday life.
I particularly appreciated the meditations.
I don’t have a handle on all the layers although I got a taste of each, so much info, so many new ideas and words, hopefully the book (new) will fill in so I can contemplate it at home.
Appreciated rotation of teachers – and working with each.
I experienced me and the group relaxing with each other, which opened a deeper sharing and a camaraderie. Nice.
The clear path is priceless.
This is my second IPST and this time I realized my Trifix with certainty and for the Autodiagnosis I realized “abandonment” in relation to the mother rather than “unloved” as before. This subtle and nuanced re-diagnosis felt very correct leading to my Trifix being 9-2-7, which felt very correct, an aha moment. Then I saw the shock enneagram 9 bewildered – 2 alarmed – 7 foolish, a pattern that has disturbed my life, like forever. Seeing the “fool” in my history, and as it arises in the moment, is surely an opportunity not to be one.
The other great takeaway is to obtain proficiency of being the witness.
Really got into Crazy Wisdom in the last session, giving rise to the impulse to explore Crazy Wisdom further.
Love & TKR
In closing the training, I want to say that I have a strong gratitude for the deeper understanding and clarity I have obtained from the six trainings we covered as they apply to my ego fixations. By being committed to the karma processing I was able to release a lot of past karma, allowing me to recognize energetic releases, while at the same time raising my vibration. I appreciate the commitment of the profactors to the process. I also appreciate seeing new participants doing the work for the first time. This inspires me to continue to do the Arica work and even attract newcomers.
Thank for this tremendous opportunity to take this training again.
By day 3, my witness arose in a way that basically stayed with me for the remaining days.
As the training built, I gained insights culminating in the linear process of transcendence, that shows the unfolding experience/ structure from the lower levels of fixations to the top that opens up the ability to perceive the Divine Forms.
The Zhikr integrated all my relative mind processing into a powerful crystallization of the Absolute Mind for the benefit of all and the realization of humanity one.
Thank you Oscar, Sarah, Joe, profactors, apprentices, and all participants.
Oscar, I feel you in my heart.
Toham Kum Rah
Feeling thoroughly exhausted and revived at the same time. Tons to absorb – tons of gratitude.
Infinite Gratitude – Deeper understanding – Loving relations – Clear and empty mind – Oneness and infinite love – Crazy Wisdom – Transformation.
May those who seek this work, find it. May those who come across it, explore it. May we all awaken to our divine consciousness and unity for the benefit of all!
Thank you! Thank you!
This training was an eye-opener for me. Today was like a homecoming and a return with laser-like focus on Clarity upon Emptiness. What a gift and an overpowering fulfillment of happiness in itself. It is a wonder how I have a choice in every moment of my life to suffer or to liberate myself with the teachings of Crazy Wisdom.
The training was challenging but it delivered me into a more confident and stable Ornamental State of Mind.
I am deeply grateful—Bravo! Well Done! Thanks very much.
This experience has definitely altered the course of my life in a positive way.
I’ve recently suffered some heavy transitions / loss in my life which has been extremely difficult. The work we’ve done in this training has given me access to new tools. I am now able to find peace and joy regardless of the shifts and transitions in my life.
I am extremely grateful for all that I’ve experienced over the course of this training and very excited to go further with this Work. I’m also very grateful for all of the wonderful new friends whom I’ve met here. We’ve all learned so much about each other and are good friends now. This retreat was a wonderful and blessed experience.
Repeating the training gave me an even deeper insight into my ego-fixation arising from my childhood experience and a clarity of how that experience manifests in my life. How it shows up in subtle ways and how I have been able to have a quick, detailed recognition of its appearance. Through Love and Compassion I can detach from and embody the wisdom of the experience of my process, resulting in blissful freedom.
This is such a beautiful and life changing training.
The Zhikr Opened my heart and evoked tears of joy.
I feel whole again. Through participating in the IPST I was able to regain clarity from a position of a neutralized ego, that is not triggered nor armed. Now I feel that I can re-engage with life and see the gifts, beauties, and humor without personalizing or being triggered by the external world.
I feel like I have dropped a heavy load that I have been unconsciously carrying, thinking that it was part of me!
I feel deep gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the training and for Oscar Ichazo bringing forth this Work to humanity.
Thank you for this wonderful experience. It has been the most meaningful thing that has ever happened to me.
Feel brighter, lighter, more at peace, and in love – from a joyous and detached perspective. Made lots of new friends like family. Had amazing food, views, and felt comfortable to talk, be around, and have tough conversations with everybody in our intimate training. Excited to enter society with this new-found wisdom, empathy, compassion, joy, authenticity, and contentment. Had a variety of new and unforgettable experiences to cross off my personal bucket list. Music feels different. Best shape I’ve ever been in, better recognizing my true self.
The overall IPST training was a fabulous experience. I took away a lot of wisdom about my Relative Mind and my Absolute Mind. I was able to pull life experiences from my past and witness ego patterns that caused me suffering. I truly awakened my Witness during the trainings. The Zhikr training was pure joy and the communal dance and chant brought an uplifting energy of divine oneness within the participants.
During this training I learned how to separate and witness my Relative Mind from my Absolute Mind. I experienced higher states of mind through meditation and movement. I am now able to witness my process as an objective observer and with time and practice will be able to do so more readily.
This training helped me to witness my process with the Karma Clarification which has helped me to better understand and balance the different ways my ego creates suffering in my day to day life.
Thank you for this invaluable experience, the time and space that was held for us, and for teaching this training.
We are one. This is how Arica trainings feel. One humanity, one spirit. A calmness of mind and body. Arica Maui training in paradise, awakens consciousness through the work of the school, with healthy food, exercise and fresh Hawaiian breezes. I highly recommend this Arica training and the expert team of presenters who share the Arica process with love and compassion.
So much for my head to get around. It slowly comes together bit by bit like a jigsaw of the universe and I feel that bits will come into place into the future as well.
Zhikr and Psychocalisthenics are well worth doing. Topping and tailing days that are full of learning they both enable a sharing and a personal physical training that has enormously contributed to my feeling of well-being at the end. It only remains to mention the food which was absolutely delicious, healthy and prepared, cooked and served with a generous amount of attention and love.
The facilitators are full of caring, commitment and determination to spread this important work. Having had direct contact with Oscar coupled with exemplary organization ensured this course ran smoothly from an authentic source and in a professional, friendly manner.
See my sharing from yesterday!
The Zhikr opened my heart and I was filled with fond memories of past Zhikrs, musicians and the sharing of our voices. What a blessing.
I am very grateful for the opening of my heart with love and compassion, as a result of the Work, the team presenting it, and the transcendent energy of the group. I recommend this training for those of us with an internal desire to understand our feelings, emotions and thoughts in a mature and realistic way. Thank you!
I’m so grateful for this training and the information it provides. I’m so lucky that I have had the opportunity to participate many times—each time learning and deepening my knowledge if my process.
I’m also so grateful for this community. Being a human, awakening, is not always easy and it’s so nice to have this School as a refuge. There is so much love and support. We’re all doing this together. What a joy that is.
Like every retreat, I’ll miss the people that I got to spend these 10 days with. It’s hard to believe how fast these 10 days went, and it’s truly bittersweet saying goodbye. I feel lucky to have made these lifetime friendships.
PS- Zhikr was awesome as always.
The Maui Trainings June 2022 IPST was a powerful, clear, transcendent and loving event.
The group really worked the material with a mature, open attitude. Maui Trainings chose a beautiful place to do the Arica Work. The difference of everyone before and after is immense. Now there is a lightness, a relief and a sense of Goodness that is Humanity’s natural State in all the training graduates.
Also the Arica School is so benevolent as seen with the seasoned Arica Students, their goodwill and help is so wonderful and necessary with the newer participants, it’s a real blessing to have them repeat and add to the experience.
With profound gratitude to all involved,