Within the Desert ascetic tradition and Christian neoplatonism there developed a praxis of unknowing leading to the deconstruction of personality types and unity of will between the searcher and God. This presentation will explore the origins of the Enneagram within the Desert ascetic and neoplatonic traditions with special emphasis upon the works of Evagrius of Pontus and Psuedo-Denys the Areopagite, whose influence upon both eastern and western thought and practice is timeless.

David Burke


2000 IEA Global Conference

Burlingame, California, USA