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Flat Earths

By |2019-08-19T18:32:39+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

There is an organization called The Flat Earth Society whose purpose I used to assume was tongue-in-cheek. Through its literature and websites, it advocates a medieval view of the world and promotes an elaborate thesis that “proves” the world is flat. The Society claims, for [...]

Balancing Your Practice For Strength, Resilience, Creativity, and Freedom

By |2019-04-30T17:28:48+00:00April 27th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

At New York Enneagram, we teach that a fundamental skill for being present is increasing your capacity to be with the sensations of your body. One of the gifts of studying the Enneagram is the recognition that although everyone needs to develop presence, each of [...]

Levels of Consciousness and the Enneagram

By |2019-04-03T14:03:58+00:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

First published in The Enneagram Journal, Vol. 2, 2010, a peer-reviewed publication of the International Enneagram Association.“What Gurdjieff calls ‘Objective science’ uses the musical analogy to depict auniverse composed of a chain of energies that stretches from the lowest octave tothe highest: each energy is transformed as [...]

Nine of Us: A musical journey through the nine personality styles of the Enneagram and the nine pathways to presence.

By |2019-04-07T09:44:29+00:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

I have always hoped that someday I would work out how all the things I love - psychology, the Enneagram, spirituality and music - could merge together, culminating in a beautiful contribution to the world.Since 2011 I have been compiling an album of songs each [...]

Once Again, You are Not Your Number (or, the Problem with Implicit Essentialism and Seeing the Enneagram as an Ontological Model)

By |2019-02-24T17:51:33+00:00February 24th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

I’ve been in the Enneagram arena for a really long time now… I was introduced to the Enneagram in 1994 and started using it in my work as an executive coach and consultant in 1997. I presented at my first IEA conference in 2006 and [...]

Guest Columnist: Annie Wilde from Enneagram Reactions

By |2019-02-22T01:44:52+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|Tags: , |

I reached out to Annie Wilde whose Twitter feed, Enneagram Reactions, has gotten much attention from the #millennialenneagram followers. I asked her to tell IEA Nine Points how she went from 0-over 5000 followers on Twitter where Enneagram tweets are lighting up the Wild West [...]

Enneagram Shadow Styles

By |2019-08-22T03:27:34+00:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

A group of university researchers found that when a speaker ascribes qualities to another person, a listener will automatically unconsciously attribute those characteristics to the speaker. They called this phenomenon “spontaneous trait transference.” As you study the Enneagram, you will pinpoint particular personality styles that [...]

The Enneagram Isn’t The First Thing

By |2019-01-06T17:00:07+00:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram, Personal Reflections|Tags: , , |

I when I hear someone cramming every behavior into an Enneagram box. It feels dehumanizing at best and aggressive at worst. As a teacher, I feel protective of the Enneagram and this habit turns people off. The Enneagram isn’t the first thing. Your type is a [...]

Instincts as Celtic Knot – A Moving System

By |2018-12-05T16:48:02+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: General Enneagram|

One Moving Symbol meets another – the Celtic Knot  When considering the Instinctual Subtypes, there seems to be widespread belief amidst teachers that our stacking or sequencing order is relatively fixed. Whether the word is “stacking” or “sequencing”, both imply an ordering or hierarchy. Whether [...]

Why Nines Appreciate

By |2019-02-02T21:25:11+00:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: General Enneagram|

Enneatype Nine describes the amiable, agreeable person who seems comfortable with the flow of life, yet can resent feeling marginalized within it. Nines are said to have adopted a desperate strategy: suppressing their own desires and interests in order to avoid causing trouble, trying to [...]

Kundalini Yoga as the Key to Unlocking the Power of the Enneagram

By |2018-11-11T16:01:29+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: General Enneagram|

I became a Kundalini Yoga teacher as the unintended consequence of a relationship breakup. I first started taking Kundalini Yoga classes to get through that difficult period and a year later, I enrolled in Kundalini Yoga teacher training “just to learn more.” That was 9 [...]

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