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“To be happy, an alchemic journey from the ego to the essential being”

“To be happy, an alchemic journey from the ego to the essential being” The author. Cris Bolívar.   To love the Being is to love its Vulnerability.   We all want to be happy, and not only sometimes but always. ¿What holds us back?... ¿the circumstances?, ¿the others?, ¿we ourselves? As a matter of fact, there is nothing that [...]

By |2021-05-30T16:31:11+00:00May 30, 2021|Spirituality|Comments Off on “To be happy, an alchemic journey from the ego to the essential being”

“THE ILLUSION OF TIME”

To see the images in better quality, we recommend to click on this link to read it. “THE ILLUSION OF TIME”  By Cris Bolívar (April’21) “Listen to the silence of the Being… Listen to its calmness… Listen to the soul” In this article we will be focusing on the illusion of time, our illusory view of it and how to [...]

By |2021-04-26T12:29:56+00:00April 26, 2021|Spirituality|Comments Off on “THE ILLUSION OF TIME”

Offering for a Time of Pandemic

In response to the changes we have all been experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the leadership team of Inscapes Centre for Enneagram Studies in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada has recorded a video to guide us in our processing of this and other experiences in our lives. A statement that accompanies their video reads, in part, Even though restrictions have eased [...]

By |2020-06-10T15:57:29+00:00June 10, 2020|Spirituality|Comments Off on Offering for a Time of Pandemic

On the Nature of the Fourth Way

Many Enneagram teachers, authors, and students mention the term Fourth Way in their conversations and writings. However, rarely is this term actually defined, except for brief references to the teachings of G. I. Gurdieff and P. D. Ouspensky. People have had various ideas regarding the nature of the Fourth Way, and with this theorizing they try to come up with [...]

By |2020-06-02T00:33:10+00:00May 14, 2020|Spirituality|Comments Off on On the Nature of the Fourth Way

Pay it Forward Workshops: A New and Old Philosophy and Practice

“You don’t pay love back, you pay it forward.” --Lily Hardy Hammond Most books and articles about the Enneagram have to do with theory, applications, and history. Few are about how teachers design and conduct presentations and workshops, and thus disseminate the received and developed tradition. This article intends to do something different, and therefore may be a bit [...]

By |2020-04-26T14:54:32+00:00April 26, 2020|Spirituality|Comments Off on Pay it Forward Workshops: A New and Old Philosophy and Practice

Enneagram Studies, Spiritual Initiation and the Science of the Antahkarana

 I’d like to be remembered as the fella who taught you something you already knew. --Woody Guthrie It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards! --The White Queen The soul on its own level is an initiate. --D. K.       This short article is designed to introduce readers to what is known in occult studies[i] as the antahkarana, [...]

By |2020-01-19T23:55:53+00:00January 19, 2020|Spirituality|Comments Off on Enneagram Studies, Spiritual Initiation and the Science of the Antahkarana

Beyond Type Patterns: The Secret Key of the Enneagram

What is the deep purpose of working with the Enneagram? We cheat ourselves out of the expansive treasures of our being if we approach the Enneagram as just another tool that leads to identifying our dominant point on the Enneagram, i.e., our Enneagram “type.” If we take the next step in learning about the type—this particular sphere of consciousness [...]

By |2020-01-19T23:42:01+00:00January 19, 2020|Spirituality|Comments Off on Beyond Type Patterns: The Secret Key of the Enneagram

Psychological and Spiritual Bypassing in Enneagram Theory and Practice

Men build too many walls and not enough bridges. --Dominique Pire, Nobel Peace Prize Winner (1958) Thesis    If the Enneagram is first and foremost a diagram and system for psychological healing, growth and integration, then the primary concern is to understand and avoid what has become known in Transpersonal Psychology as spiritual bypassing. However, if the Enneagram was [...]

By |2019-10-08T19:20:25+00:00September 25, 2019|Spirituality|Comments Off on Psychological and Spiritual Bypassing in Enneagram Theory and Practice

The Enneagram as a Symbol of Transformation

This article originally appeared on greaterlight.ca.transform (v.)mid-14c., "change the form of" (transitive), from Old French transformer (14c.), from Latin transformare "change in shape, metamorphose," from trans- "across" + formare "to form".https://www.etymonline.com/word/transform Accessed August 26, 2018To transform is to "go across" the forms – to take on a new way of being. This is never something we can accomplish on [...]

By |2019-06-23T11:50:31+00:00June 20, 2019|Spirituality|Comments Off on The Enneagram as a Symbol of Transformation

Enneagram Type Affirmations

While planning and preparing for a workshop I offered in Charlotte, NC at the Charlotte Spirituality Center I was prompted from within to write these enneagram affirmations.  My desire was to offer these affirmations at the beginning of our time together to make an affirming statement for all the participants, for all types, and to help create an affirming [...]

By |2019-03-06T14:47:13+00:00February 28, 2019|Spirituality|Comments Off on Enneagram Type Affirmations

The Enneagram and the Fullness of Time

Author Annie Dillard once wrote, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”An important question of the human experience is: What do we do with our time? Our use of time in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years eventually comprise a life. As a scholar of vocation (living out one’s sense of [...]

By |2019-02-02T00:21:47+00:00February 1, 2019|General Enneagram, Spirituality|Comments Off on The Enneagram and the Fullness of Time

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

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 Enneagram of Personality—in fact, the Enneagon of Passions was among the original nine of [...]

By |2018-08-27T15:58:49+00:00August 27, 2018|General Enneagram, Spirituality|Comments Off on Clarifying Passions: An Enneagram Fractal of Hunger, Ache, and Restlessness

Mapping the Awakening Process: An Archetypal Journey

Symbols open our mind to new, introspective perspectives. According to Carl Jung, symbols are key to the comprehension of human experience. Myths, dreams images, and various kinds of art all might be considered meaningful expressions of the Archetypes. To say it briefly, the Archetypes are active, psychic structures, which emerge from the Collective Unconscious. They are kinds of abstract patterns condensing general life [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:04+00:00April 11, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, Spirituality|Comments Off on Mapping the Awakening Process: An Archetypal Journey
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