What is a Hero?

What is a hero? Do you really know? Is it someone strong and vibrant who goes off and slays your enemies and upholds your friends? Or is it a football quarterback who wins the Super Bows in the last second with his “hail Mary” throw? Christoper McDougall doesn’t think it is any of these.   […]

Energy Follows Attention

When I was studying for my certification as an authorized teacher of the enneagram with Helen Palmer, she would almost always say in the trainings, “Energy follows attention!” This has stuck with me since 1988, and I have experienced it as a fact. If I put my attention on writing this article, for example, my […]

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 […]

What Personality Type Do You Have?

We are excited to announce our recently launched, completely redesigned Enneagram Instrument website with a new look and feel and easy navigation. The Enneagram The enneagram is a diagram which describes nine distinct personality types and their emotional, spiritual, and mental preoccupations and positive aspects. In addition to the enneagram of personality types, there are […]

The False Personality

We are excited to announce our recently launched, completely redesigned Enneagram Instrument website with a new look and feel and easy navigation. This article is about The False Personality.   The False Personality Our goal is to understand our essential nature – those higher aspects of personality that make for a better human being and […]

Real Presence

The Weekly Words of Wisdom chosen by Lama Surya Das for this week are from Father Richard Rohr. I first encountered Father Rohr when I was in my enneagram certification program with Helen Palmer between 1989 and 1991. His book, Enneagram, was a major contribution to enneagram studies at the time. The relevance of this quote […]