The Enneagram Instrument

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 his spiritual teachings in modern times. He flourished in the west in the 1920’s.

His primary teaching was that we go through life totally asleep to our inner essence. We spend our lives indulging our personalities.

In recent times, Oscar Ichazo, Dr. Claudio Naranjo, and Helen Palmer have popularized the enneagram as a tool for personal development.

This video introduces us to the enneagram as taught by George Gurdjieff. I believe that title frame in the video was made with software I wrote in 1995. You can find out more about it here.

I once took a class from Claudio Naranjo on the Enneagram of Personality in Berkeley. I had previously met him through Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.

I walked into the room at the first session. He took one look at me and said, “Here we have a doubter!”

Naturally, I doubted it!

What is your personality type? Find out here.

Know Your Type! Awaken Your Potential!

Note: This article was first published on September 16, 2012. I have revised it to include links to the NEW Know Your Type! Awaken Your Potential! website.

I wrote this book back in 2004 and published it on Amazon last year. You can purchase it from Amazon or download the pdf version. The latter provides you with the opportunity to try the enneagram instrument which cost $18.00 since 1995, now on $9.00.

Note: This article was revised again on January 1, 2015 in conjunction with The Great Bell Chant.

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