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Sitting on the Wall

We, the authors of Nine Sapiens, have long sat on the wall that divides the world of the Enneagram and that of scientific research, without deciding to jump to either side.

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The Lyre Strings ~ Ego's Demands

The ancient Pythagorean philosophers of southern Italy—back in the 6th century BC—were very clear about the importance of ‘measure’ as a condition of harmony, and that in a very concrete sense. They tried different amount of force to stretch the strings of a lyre. They observed that the quality, the…
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IEA Great Lakes Region March Ennea-News

Greetings!
When Ann Franke quipped, "How wonderful…
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One-On-One Relationships at Work: Why They Matter, And How To Get Them

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8 Ways for Women to be More Successful Entrepreneurs

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IEA Great Lakes Region JANUARY 2021 Newsletter

IEA January 2021 Newsletter

This edition of our January Newsletter includes:

  • Upcoming Practitioner/Teacher Enneagram  events
  • Mid Day Cafe – Information on Clare Loughrige’s interview with Enneagram author Drew Moser
  • An article from Clare Loughrige

Please click here for the full newsletter!

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Are there countertypes in Naranjo’s Love Types?

The Enneagram Love Triads

At the 2017 Enneagram Global Summit lectures, Jessica Dibb was chatting to the late Claudio Naranjo in a talk entitled “The Enneagram and Multiplicity.” Naranjo described how we can divide the nine basic Enneagram Types into three triads that reflect these three ways of approaching love:…

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Walking Through the Doorway to Love

By Cathy Hudson, Certified Enneagram Teacher – January 2021

Day after day, one life.
Now it begins, now we start
One hand, one heart,
Even death won’t part us now.

– Westside Story, One hand One heart

 

Dear Hudson,

It is the holiday season now and we cannot…

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IEA Great Lakes Region December 2020 Newsletter excerpts

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IEA Great Lakes Region December Newsletter

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Eneagrama de las Virtudes (versión actualizada)

EL ENEAGRAMA DE LAS VIRTUDES 

 

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«Desapegarse de los deseos… va más allá de un desapego del placer y del dolor: se aplica además a las formulaciones mentales de vicio y virtud. El hombre que es…

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IEA Great Lakes Region November Ennea-News

Dear Enneagram Friends,
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King said,“A great nation is a compassionate nation.” As kids say to parents on a long trip, “Are we there yet?” I would answer, we’re on…
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IEA Minnesota Chapter Fall Newsletter

WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDENT

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Resurgir desde el vacío: Nueve experiencias transformadoras

Hablar de la experiencia del vacío es todo un desafío. En lugar de enfrentarlo, muchas veces quizás ‘le sacamos el cuerpo’, es decir, evitamos experimentar el vacío porque nos resulta naturalmente incómodo.

La propuesta que subyace a estas líneas es desmitificar la experiencia del vacío como si fuese algo terrible…

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Dear Mama Coco, I Love You

Mama Coco and Hudson

Once upon a time in a far-off land 2 beautiful beings met. One was divine black being (Mama Coco) and one was a divine white being (Gaga Lala). A magical box called a Xerox machine brought them together. It was apparently a box…

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IEA Korea

IEA Korea was established in 2008 as the only official affiliate of International Enneagram Association. Our vision is to contribute to the building of healthier society through the wisdom of Enneagram. All the wisdom and knowledge would do us no good if it were not implemented into our daily lives.…

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The Enneagram’s Way of Discernment

We have some important decisions to make. Decisions on how to encounter and love one another well. Decisions on how to reenter social spaces. Decisions on how to engage and weigh in on the critical issues of our time. So. Many. Decisions.

I don’t believe we can make these decisions…

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Ones – Modifying A Critical Voice

Critical voices are associated with what Freud called the Superego, known to the rest of us as conscience. Sometimes in cartoons conscience is portrayed as a little man or woman sitting on someone’s shoulder. For many Ones this isn’t very far from the truth. 

Like all voices, critical voices…

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How to motivate your people using the Enneagram and Susan Fowler’s model of motivation

How to create an environment that motivates your people
– The Enneagram & Susan Fowler’s model of motivation

One of the first things people ask us when we do leadership trainings for LeadershipSculptor is “How do I motivate my people”. And our response is always “You don’t – you can’t…

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A Call for Reconciliation

As an Enneagram community member, I am writing this letter in order to request for all of us to consider calling on the wisdom tradition of the Enneagram to be practiced.

We have received a letter from a group of people, who have shared their experience of being in a…

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‚ÄúEnneamania‚ÄĚ and Integrative Intelligence

Today, the Enneagram is a global phenomenon. But 20 years ago when I discovered it, the Enneagram was, to put it mildly, obscure.

Despite my reservations, I was captivated. Never had I found a system that described me and how I experienced other humans more accurately and distinctly.

Now, as…

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Why Study the Enneagram?

Why Study the Enneagram?

At first glance, the Enneagram seems to be just another system for pigeon-holing people. But look twice and you see it’s describing something central: your core strategy for making sense of reality, your basic life stance, the axis of your flat earth. As you investigate the…

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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…

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Falling into the Looking Glass: The Perils and Pitfalls of Teaching the Enneagram to Younger People

The majority of students and clients in my Enneagram workshops, presentations, study groups and counseling sessions are between thirty-five and fifty years of age—right in the middle of the chronological Bell Curve. However, more and more precocious young people under the age of thirty, often children of spiritually aware parents,…

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World Enneagram Day

There was once an organization called The Flat Earth Society that apparently still exists, with members all around the globe. Through its literature and online presence, it advocates a medieval view of the world, promoting an elaborate thesis that “proves” the world is flat. The Society claims, for instance, that…

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