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Type and its Inner Witness: Our Intuitive Faculty of Perception

  It seems only natural to recognize the patterns of our mind and to hear the self-reports of people who see the world differently. Yet that simple turn of attention that self-reflection requires marks a giant step in our evolving consciousness. The first turn reveals our personality structure. We can recognize thoughts as they appear and tell them to [...]

By |2019-08-05T05:12:09+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Type and its Inner Witness: Our Intuitive Faculty of Perception

Growing Our Souls in Community

Over the years we have seen how Narrative Learning Communities accelerate the process of conscious evolution for those who participate in them. What is it about gathering with others that creates a potential for greater shifts than when we practice alone? Narrative Learning Communities are built on a foundation of Witnessing Consciousness. With practice, our capacity for subtle perception [...]

By |2019-07-05T23:59:13+00:00July 20, 2018|2018 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Growing Our Souls in Community

The Virtues of Our Heart: A Map and Method for Transforming Vice to Virtue

The vice to virtue conversion is a spiritual practice that joins two different levels of consciousness. The level of our brain's conditioned neuropathways that automatically repeat. And a "pure" level of consciousness that notes inner patterns as they arise. This workshop is focused on a recent convergence between spiritual practice methodology and evidence based MRI research. The science of [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:11:28+00:00July 22, 2016|2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on The Virtues of Our Heart: A Map and Method for Transforming Vice to Virtue

The Ascent-Descent Arrow Debate

Arrow theory recently emerged as a key question raised by participants at the 2014 IEA World Cafe group discussion session. Also known as Integration /Disintegration or the Ascent/Descent perspective, the arrows advise a move toward security while moving away from stress. But here's the question: Does a map for enhancing qualities that make us feel secure while diminishing those [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:11:39+00:00July 31, 2015|2015 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on The Ascent-Descent Arrow Debate

Reading the Enneagram of Harmony – Session 1

This session is focused on the ancient Diagram of Harmony, a 9-pointed star composed of 3 equilateral triangles. Unlike the more familiar cognitive/emotional model of vice and virtue, the Harmony Triads assign Head, Heart and Body-based intelligence to each personality type. This configuration offers guidance for developing Three-centered Intelligence rather than advising types to move to their point of [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:31:03+00:00July 24, 2014|2014 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Reading the Enneagram of Harmony – Session 1

Our Evolving Consciousness, Type Structure and Spiritual States

Before describing the Pre-Conference Day session I'd like to share what I learned at Ken Wilber's 2013 Conference. The initial impression was seeing over 400 international participants get themselves up a very cold mountain in mid-winter. The second was hearing how committed they are to the Integral map of consciousness. The third realization was that my Enneagram keynote was [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:11:55+00:00August 1, 2013|2013 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Our Evolving Consciousness, Type Structure and Spiritual States

Evolution of the Inner Witness: Presence, Inquiry, and Somatic Ease

This workshop offers a new step of development for people already educated in type. Each presenter brings an area of skill to our format of mini lectures, panel work and guided meditation. Marion offers a somatic entry into the cognitive-emotional pattern. Terry demonstrates the clarity of cognitive-emotional inquiry. Helen brings precision to the spiritual state of inner knowing. All [...]

By |2019-07-06T02:37:11+00:00July 31, 2009|2009 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Evolution of the Inner Witness: Presence, Inquiry, and Somatic Ease

The Ecology Of Transformation: Where Neurobiology, the Enneagram, and Spiritual Practice Meet

[NO RECORDING] This year's Pre-conference offers new research on key questions that have never found a satisfying answer: Where does the Diagram come from? Why just nine? Why the peculiar star with a hole at the bottom? Why that specific order of passions around the star? Does the matrix of lines, arrows, triads and wings actually map the structure [...]

By |2019-07-06T02:39:10+00:00July 31, 2009|2009 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on The Ecology Of Transformation: Where Neurobiology, the Enneagram, and Spiritual Practice Meet

Psychological and Spiritual Integration: Basic Theory and Contemplative Methods

Helen Palmer 2005 2005 IEA Global Conference San Francisco, California, USA [memberonly] [/memberonly]

By |2019-05-07T11:16:20+00:00August 12, 2005|2005 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Psychological and Spiritual Integration: Basic Theory and Contemplative Methods

Spirituality: Psychological and Spiritual Integration: The Two Vias

[NO RECORDING] Widely recognized as an astute psychological system, the Enneagram is more correctly seen as a codification of spiritual obstacles for different types of people. In this presentation, type speakers will be interviewed about their psychological coping strategy, the crux of which is a recurring emotional habit, traditionally called the "capital vice." We will also examine two distinctly [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:33:53+00:00August 1, 2003|2003 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Spirituality: Psychological and Spiritual Integration: The Two Vias
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