What is the relationship between the Enneagram and the Kabbalistic Tree of Life? In what way do these two sacred maps allow us to glimpse the unfolding of reality and the nature of our souls? Can their combined wisdom offer us tools for personal transformation and new understandings of how our type’s wings can help lift us back to the divine? Through discussion, interactive exercises and contemplative practice derived from the Jewish mystical tradition, we will share in an exploration of our personalities and a journey of our souls.

Rabbi Howard Avruhm Addison is an Assistant Professor in the Intellectual Heritage Program at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. A founding teacher of Lev Shomea, the first institute for training Jewish Spiritual Directors, Rabbi Addison authored two books on the Enneagram/Kabbalah connection, The Enneagram and Kabbalah and Cast in God’s Image, and a guide to interfaith spiritual direction, Show Me Your Way.

Howard Avruhm Addison


2003 IEA Global Conference

Santa Monica, California, USA