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Knowing Better: Bringing Discernment, Logic, and Science to the Path

[NO RECORDING] The great spiritual traditions, philosophy, and science all share a deep understanding that the human mind is both marvelous and susceptible to illusion. Recognizing this, all three cultivate and employ practices, tools, and methods intended to help us avoid a variety of hidden processes which get in the way of clear, accurate, and receptive understanding. The Enneagram [...]

By |2019-07-06T00:12:05+00:00July 22, 2016|2016 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Knowing Better: Bringing Discernment, Logic, and Science to the Path

Toward Progress in Enneagram-Based Science: Perspectives from the Brain Group

The Enneagram community's historical and epistemological distance from science poses challenges in creating scientific collaborations. In this session we will discuss an ongoing multi-year collaboration (the Brain Group) which seeks to spark scientific curiosity about the Enneagram. One effort in particular has focused on identifying specific Enneagram-based hypotheses aimed at important gaps in psychological and neurobiological science. For example, [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:11:42+00:00July 31, 2015|2015 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Toward Progress in Enneagram-Based Science: Perspectives from the Brain Group

Meet the 2015 IEA Conference Presenters

TOWARD PROGRESS IN ENNEAGRAM-BASED SCIENCE: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE BRAIN GROUP In this session we will explore opportunities and challenges in bringing scientific methods and empirical approaches to study of the Enneagram, including investigation of Enneagram-based health care or behavioral interventions, and exploration of fundamentally empirical questions about the origins and operation of type and subtype. The session builds on [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:26:44+00:00June 29, 2015|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Meet the 2015 IEA Conference Presenters

How Can the Enneagram Community Stay True to Its Roots and Embrace Science? Part 3 of 3

REPORT FROM A SESSION AT THE 2014 IEA CONFERENCE  Introduction This is the third part of a report on a session at the 2014 IEA Conference, which grew out of an essay in the 2013 issue of the Enneagram Journal[1]. The session used World Café methodology to explore participants’ perspectives regarding the proposition that science offers knowledge, tools, and [...]

By |2019-07-04T07:03:28+00:00January 30, 2015|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on How Can the Enneagram Community Stay True to Its Roots and Embrace Science? Part 3 of 3

How Can The Enneagram Community Stay True to Its Roots And Embrace Science?

REPORT FROM A SESSION AT THE 2014 IEA CONFERENCE – PART 1 OF 3 Introduction This session at the 2014 IEA Conference was developed as a forum in which to explore the proposition that science offers knowledge, tools, and methods that should be embraced in our efforts to further progress toward the IEA’s vision of a world in which [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:26:56+00:00December 17, 2014|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on How Can The Enneagram Community Stay True to Its Roots And Embrace Science?

How Can the Enneagram Stay True to Its Roots AND Embrace Science?

[NO RECORDING] Why has the mainstream of contemporary psychological science and mental health practice not embraced the Enneagram? In a recent Enneagram Journal essay we explored the Enneagram's credibility gap in those communities, and suggested steps the Enneagram community should take to bridge that gap, based on lessons learned in bridging similar gaps between mainstream science and alternative medicine. [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:30:59+00:00July 24, 2014|2014 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on How Can the Enneagram Stay True to Its Roots AND Embrace Science?

How Science Can Help to Solve the Enneagram’s Credibility Problem

Introduction: The mission of the IEA is to create a world in which the Enneagram is widely understood and constructively used. So many in our community were delighted that CNN recently carried a report on the Enneagram1 because of the visibility such an article affords. However some, including the authors of this article, also rolled their eyes in despair [...]

By |2019-07-05T23:56:42+00:00August 20, 2013|2013 IEA Enneagram Journal|Comments Off on How Science Can Help to Solve the Enneagram’s Credibility Problem

Toward the Neurobiology of the Enneagram

In this session we will examine a novel model of the structure and dynamics of Enneagram type based on current scientific understanding of the neurobiology of emotion. It offers fresh and profound perspectives on the relationships between type, the principle triads, and the emotions of fear, anger, and sadness/distress. The model suggests that Enneagram type is structured around basic [...]

By |2019-07-06T00:50:24+00:00July 29, 2010|2010 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Toward the Neurobiology of the Enneagram

Toward the Neurobiology of the Enneagram

Abstract: Most accounts of the Enneagram describe relationships between each of the three major triads and the negative emotions of fear, anger, and sadness or social distress. This paper explores those relationships from a perspective that draws on contemporary scientific thinking in the fields of neurobiology, emotion, emotion regulation, and evolutionary biology. The hypothesis is that the structure of [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:33:06+00:00October 1, 2009|2009 IEA Enneagram Journal|Comments Off on Toward the Neurobiology of the Enneagram
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