A Confession

I have a confession to make to you, my readers. In 1971, we learned about the Arica forty day training created by Oscar Ichazo in Arica, Chile. Of course, it was out of the question for us to go there with a 2-year-old and no money, but we learned all we could about the Enneagram, […]

The Enneagram – From Personality To Awakening

The Enneagram The enneagram is a nine pointed diagram introduced in Europe in the 1920’s by George Gurdjieff . Recently, many teachers have taught the enneagram as a tool to transform personality traits into higher qualities for spiritual development and awakening. They map each point on the diagram at the left into a different personality type and also […]

The Enneagram Instrument

The enneagram is a nine sided diagram that can be used to model many aspects of the cosmos. It is thought that the enneagram came from the Sufi tradition centuries ago. Sufis are a mystical tradition from the middle east. George Gurdjieff was the the first teacher that I know of to use the enneagram in […]

The Power of Introversion

This Ted Talk video is about the power of introversion. The speaker is Susan Cain. She says, “When it comes to creativity and to leadership, we need introverts doing what they do best.” Did you know that one-third to one-half of the population are introverts? Introverts feel more at home in a quiet, low key […]

May I Have the Courage

These words of wisdom come from my dear friend Gabrielle Roth. She passed away on October 22, 2012 and she is sorely missed by many of my friends and me. You can read about her passing here: In Memory Of My Beloved Teacher, Gabrielle Roth. Her son, Jonathan Horan, has taken over the Five Rhythms […]

Enneagram Point 9 – The Mediator

To celebrate the redesign of the Enneagram Instrument website, we are offering this excerpt of Point Nine on the enneagram. Habits of Heart and Mind of the Mediator Point Nine on the Enneagram represents the point where anger went to sleep. As a result, Nines are considered passive aggressive, and can be quite stubborn until […]

Enneagram Point 6 – The Trooper

To celebrate the redesign of the Enneagram Instrument website, we are offering this excerpt of Point Six on the enneagram. Habits of Heart and Mind of the Trooper Point Six on the Enneagram represents the point of the Trooper, also called the Devil’s Advocate. This point is characterized by the overwhelming concern for safety and […]

Enneagram Point 3 – The Performer

To celebrate the redesign of the Enneagram Instrument website, we are offering this excerpt of Point Three on the enneagram. Habits of Heart and Mind of the Performer Point Three on the enneagram represents the performer – the person who is so dedicated the task and job to be done that they almost completely forget […]

Enneagram Point 7 – The Epicure

To celebrate the redesign of the Enneagram Instrument website, we are offering this excerpt of Point Seven on the enneagram. Habits of Heart and Mind of the Epicure Point Seven on the Enneagram is probably the most optimistic point of all! This is the point of eternal youth, the epitome of Peter Pan! Sevens are […]

Enneagram Point 5 – The Observer

To celebrate the redesign of the Enneagram Instrument website, we are offering this excerpt of Point Five on the enneagram. Habits of Heart and Mind of the Observer My experience with Five’s goes back to my childhood. My father was a Five who exhibited a lot of the qualities described below. Five’s have this uncanny […]