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2009 IEA Enneagram Journal

Toward the Neurobiology of the Enneagram

By |2019-07-04T03:33:06+00:00October 1st, 2009|Categories: 2009 IEA Enneagram Journal|

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 [...]

Happy-Go-Lucky

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 [...]

The Enneagram of Psychological Birth: Putting Mahler’s Model to Work for Spiritual Transformation

By |2019-07-04T03:33:06+00:00October 1st, 2009|Categories: 2009 IEA Enneagram Journal|

Abstract: The nine types of the Enneagram can be precisely correlated with the successive stages of Margaret Mahler's separationindividuation process. The psychological experiences at a given stage do not cause our type to form. Rather, our inborn type temperament predisposes us to experience a particularly [...]