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Falling into the Looking Glass: The Perils and Pitfalls of Teaching the Enneagram to Younger People

By |2020-06-02T00:38:30+00:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Psychology|

The majority of students and clients in my Enneagram workshops, presentations, study groups and counseling sessions are between thirty-five and fifty years of age—right in the middle of the chronological Bell Curve. However, more and more precocious young people under the age of thirty, often [...]

The Coming of Wisdom with Time: Teaching the Enneagram to Lifelong Learners

By |2020-06-02T00:29:32+00:00May 10th, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

The Coming of Wisdom with Time Teaching the Enneagram to Lifelong Learners at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Though leaves are many, the root is one; Through all the lying days of my youth I swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun; Now may [...]

Pay it Forward Workshops: A New and Old Philosophy and Practice

By |2020-04-26T14:54:32+00:00April 26th, 2020|Categories: Spirituality|

“You don’t pay love back, you pay it forward.” --Lily Hardy Hammond Most books and articles about the Enneagram have to do with theory, applications, and history. Few are about how teachers design and conduct presentations and workshops, and thus disseminate the received and developed [...]

Enneagram Studies, Spiritual Initiation and the Science of the Antahkarana

By |2020-01-19T23:55:53+00:00January 19th, 2020|Categories: Spirituality|

 I’d like to be remembered as the fella who taught you something you already knew. --Woody Guthrie It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards! --The White Queen The soul on its own level is an initiate. --D. K.       This short article is [...]

The Regret of the Basic Fault: Healing our Original Wounds and Emotional Dramas with Psychoanalytic Insights and Enneagram Knowledge

By |2019-12-10T22:58:05+00:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

“If the flesh came into being because of spirit, that is a marvel, but if spirit came into being because of the body, that is a marvel of marvels. Yet I marvel and how this great wealth has come to dwell in this poverty.” Secret [...]

Psychological and Spiritual Bypassing in Enneagram Theory and Practice

By |2019-10-08T19:20:25+00:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality|Tags: , |

Men build too many walls and not enough bridges. --Dominique Pire, Nobel Peace Prize Winner (1958) Thesis    If the Enneagram is first and foremost a diagram and system for psychological healing, growth and integration, then the primary concern is to understand and avoid what [...]

The Enneagram of Aging: A 9 Points Panel of Spiritual Elders

By |2019-07-04T03:31:02+00:00July 24th, 2014|Categories: 2014 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

This workshop will present an overview of the emerging field of Transpersonal Gerontology--a recent and powerful integration of transpersonal psychology and social gerontology--and then discuss its relevance to Enneagram studies and practices. Gerontology, until recently, has taken little account of developments in humanistic and transpersonal [...]

The Coming of Wisdom with Time: Applying Enneagram Theory and Practice to the Emerging Field of Transpersonal Gerontology

By |2019-05-07T11:11:58+00:00August 1st, 2013|Categories: 2013 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

Like it or not, 2011 ushered in the advent of "senior citizenship" for the first wave of "Baby Boomers" (born 1946-1964). Thus it seems appropriate to offer a workshop that provides an extensive overview of the emerging field of Transpersonal Gerontology--a recent and powerful integration [...]


By |2019-07-05T23:40:27+00:00October 1st, 2009|Categories: 2009 IEA Enneagram Journal|

Director Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) is a highly enjoyable and useful character study of the path of development of a young Type Seven. The movie takes place in London, and centers around the life and maturation of a 30-yearold British school teacher named Poppy (played [...]

Building the Rainbow Bridge with the Holy Ideas: Theosophical Understandings of the Enneagram

By |2019-05-07T11:15:51+00:00August 2nd, 2007|Categories: 2007 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

This advanced workshop is designed to introduce participants to what is known in Theosophical circles as the antahkarana or Rainbow Bridge and show how it relates to the Holy Ideas of Enneagram theory. It will be both didactic and experiential, speculative, yet grounded in texts [...]

To Function As A Soul: Spiritual Initiation And The Enneagram

By |2019-05-07T11:33:30+00:00August 6th, 2004|Categories: 2004 IEA Global Conference, No Media|

[NO RECORDING] The Subject Of This Workshop Is The Integration Of Enneagram Theory With The Western Occult Or Mystery Tradition. Using Information And Wisdom Gleaned From Various Sources, Including Theosophical Writings, The Alice A. Bailey Corpus, The Egyptian Or Hermetic Tradition, And Jungian Materials, Carl [...]