The innate truths of the struggles and triumphs of the human condition can be found within the many myths of both the ancient world of legend and the contemporary world of literature. The commonalities between these myths and the journey of the archetypal mythical hero were analyzed and synthesized by Joseph Campbell in his ground breaking book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Campbell’s great insight was that the ancient myths, which have survived for thousands of years, all share a fundamental structure and message of transformation, which he referred to as the`monomyth’.

This message of transformation may also be found in some of the significant literature of the modern world.

The Enneagram’s Law of Seven also describes a cycle of transformation along a journey of love and spiritual development.

This workshop will examine the truths articulated by the Law of Seven, and the reflection of these truths in ancient and contemporary literature. It will include a practical analysis of these concepts within the world’s ancient and modern mythologies (such as Eros & Psyche, Faust and Star Wars), and encourage the application of this message of transformation to the personal spiritual journey of each of the participants.

Rachel Weeks is a corporate lawyer and accredited Enneagram teacher.

She has assisted in developing the Enneagram community and certification program in Brisbane, Australia, and also been involved in developing alliances with Enneagram communities in the United States, Brazil and South Korea.

Rachel uses the Enneagram framework in her business relationships and for transactional work with clients, as well as a tool for spiritual development.

Rachel Weeks


2008 IEA Global Conference

Atlanta, Georgia, USA