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We do not all experience the world or each other in the same way. The joys and sorrows of relationship and career can be understood only through the eyes of the beholder. On Helen Palmer's The Enneagram, you will learn a vital system of sacred psychology capable of stunning insights into our lives and loves.
The enneagram is one of the world's oldest models for understanding how humans relate to each other and the divine. In different forms, Buddhists, Sufis, and Christians have used it for many centuries. Today we use it, not only as a tool for greater self-knowing, but also to see how loved ones, coworkers, and others face the difficulties in life. It is a way of sacred wisdom that can help you break out of your trance-like state of limited awareness and open to the gifts of the spirit.
Derived from the Greek words ennea (nine) and gram (model), the term refers to the nine central passions that recur in spiritual traditions. The Enneagram allows you to identify which type of passion dominates your personality. This is your key to overcoming the veil of illusion that limits your perception to only one-ninth of reality.
Join this eminent scholar and teacher of the enneagram for more than eight hours of in-depth instruction. Topics include:
The nine personality types
• History and origins
• How to recognize your type
• The role of attention and awareness in type
• How your type can give you spiritual direction
• Dynamics of type interaction, and much more
There is no more vigorous, useful model of human psychology than this sacred way of seeing into yourself and through the eyes of others.
Origins of the Enneagram
• Spiritual tradition and the Enneagram
• The oral tradition of the system
• Meditation practice and the Enneagram
• The nine passions and the nine virtues
• Personality and the False Self
• How psychological defenses emerge
• The teachings of Gurdjieff
• The three triads: anger (self-forgetting), feeling, and fear
• How the nine types react under stress
• Reactions when feeling secure and loved
• The Enneagram sub-types: sexual, social, and self-survival
• Intimate relationships and the nine types
• Keys to typing yourself
• How to avoid mis-typing others
• Spiritual conversion of habit energy
• Types, awareness, and attention
• Gender differences among types
• Detailed descriptions of each type, including strengths, weaknesses, and potentials
• Awakening the Inner Observer
• Building energy through meditation practice and much, much more
About the Author
Helen Palmer was introduced to the Enneagram by Claudio Naranjo in the late 1960s. Since that time she has become pre-eminent in the field of Enneagram studies. A teacher of psychology, she has made original contributions to our understanding of how meditation and awareness training relate to the nine psychological types. Her first book, The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and the Others in Your Life (HarperSanFrancisco), is regarded as the major work on the subject; it has been translated into seven languages. She is also the author of The Enneagram in Love and Work (Harper SanFrancisco: 1995). As the director of the Center for Enneagram Studies, Helen Palmer offers workshops and training sessions worldwide for business professionals, healthcare workers and spiritual teachers.