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Robert Ochs SJ, Obituary

By |2018-09-13T00:42:39+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: General Enneagram|Tags: , , , , , , |

From the Editor's Desk: The IEA receive an email from Patrick O'Leary to let us know of the death of Bob Ochs, who was one of the primary influences in bringing the Enneagram to the Jesuit stream of Enneagram studies. Pat wrote: "Bob Ochs was [...]

Building Bridges: Christianity’s Conflicted Relationship with the Enneagram

By |2019-01-28T00:21:50+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: General Enneagram|

By Chris Heuertz, Clare Loughrige, and Liz Jackson “It looks like two pentagrams having sex.” “I’m outta here, they are using new age heresy!” “I want to know more about God, not more about myself.” Those are some of the things we’ve heard from Christian [...]

Enneagram by 3’s

By |2018-08-31T17:53:27+00:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: General Enneagram|

The Enneagram by 3’s   I first heard about the Enneagram when I was spending time at one of my favorite places in the world.  It’s a cabin on a remote island located on the north end of Rainy Lake in Canada.  There is so [...]

Clarifying Passions: An Enneagram Fractal of Hunger, Ache, and Restlessness

By |2018-08-27T15:58:49+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: General Enneagram, Spirituality|Tags: , , |

For everyone who has done any in-depth work with their Enneagram type, it is probably obvious that the language used to describe the Enneagram of Passions has always seemed inadequate and sometimes downright clumsy. The rendering of the Passions is at the heart of the [...]

Why Threes Charm

By |2019-02-18T19:22:37+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: General Enneagram|

Enneatype Three describes the sociable, ambitious achiever who, deep inside, feels oddly blank and unloved. Threes have long been told that this type pattern involves a misguided attempt to earn the love they need, which sounds so plausible that some obligingly recall instances of that [...]

Men of Namur

By |2018-07-15T20:04:41+00:00July 14th, 2018|Categories: General Enneagram, Personal Reflections|

EPP Guides + The Men of Namur Graduating Pilot Class May 2018 “THE HUMAN BEING IS A SUBTLE MECHANISM, EQUIPPED WITH INDIVIDUAL SPRINGS, DEVELOPED IN THE EARLY YEARS OF LIFE IN REACTION TO THE SURROUNDING WORLD. UNDERSTANDING THE WORKINGS AND GEARS OF ONE’S OWN MECHANICS [...]

Meet Our Board Member

By |2019-07-04T03:17:53+00:00March 30th, 2018|Categories: General Enneagram|

Where were you born? I was born in the very beautiful little town of Ruokolahti, in Eastern lake Finland. My family was living there at the time. Even though I was under three years of age when we moved to Helsinki, I still long for [...]

The Enneagram As a Screening Tool for Recruiters? No Thanks

By |2018-05-24T01:58:57+00:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: General Enneagram|

I’m sometimes invited to test out people’s recruiting tools that make use of the Enneagram based on, for instance, trawling through people’s social profiles, CV’s, LinkedIn or other data that is already out there. But I don’t think that the Enneagram should be used in [...]

Type 9 in Recovery, Part 3: The Core Suffering and Dilemma of the Nine in Recovery

By |2018-06-17T05:26:42+00:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: General Enneagram|Tags: , , , |

The Core Suffering and Dilemma of the Nine in Recovery You see the Type Nine—the peacemaker, the easy-going, self-effacing type—sitting at an AA meeting, initially withdrawn and distant, but with a little time clean and sober, a sort of likable, relaxed, I-won’t-bother-you-character, emerges. Gentle, kind, [...]

The Trouble with Typing

By |2019-09-01T21:55:19+00:00February 7th, 2018|Categories: General Enneagram|

“The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.” – Chinese proverb “Say not, “I have found the truth,” but rather, “I have found a truth.”– Kahil Gibran “Wisdom never has made a bigot, but learning has.”– Josh Billings “A quarter of [...]

Why Sixes are Loyal

By |2019-11-06T18:07:17+00:00December 6th, 2017|Categories: General Enneagram|

Enneatype Six is an anxious pattern, involving chronic uncertainty and an active imagination kept busy anticipating and preparing for the worst. This experience of everyday life is often described as faulty perception or overuse of the mind, but that can be a subtle way of [...]

An Interview with Sara Davis, Founder and Curator of the Facebook Group, Enneagram Openings

By |2018-05-15T15:16:55+00:00December 1st, 2017|Categories: General Enneagram|

Below is a written interview with Sara Davis, founder of Enneagram Openings, an Enneagram Facebook page. This interview grew out of a conversation a few of us had at the IEA Conference in San Antonio. We were discussing how Sara has managed to develop an [...]

Summary of an Upcoming Workshop at the 2017 IEA Conference – What Is the Sensation of That?

By |2019-07-04T08:17:01+00:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|

Somatic Focusing and the Enneagram Are we allowing the full range of our human experience? How would our experience of each precious moment be enhanced if we could develop our capacity for greater embodied presence through sensory awareness? The body speaks in sensation; our thoughts, [...]

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