Historically we have understood the Enneagram to be part of an ancient spiritual system. Many of the ideas considered elemental in Enneagram work, such as the sacred geometry and meaning of the diagram itself, the three centers, self-observation, presence and self-remembering, were part of a body of knowledge grounded in the roots of the Western tradition, but with many obvious parallels with the Eastern traditions.
Traditionally, working with the Enneagram required knowledge of certain spiritual concepts, such as the Law of Three and the Law of Seven. Whether or not one employs spiritual language, Enneagram work is most robust and useful when there is sufficient understanding of the ancient underpinnings of the system. In this panel we will explore the background of the Enneagram, its role in spiritual awakening, and its context within a larger psycho-spiritual framework.
Howard Avruhm Addison
2011 IEA Global Conference
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA