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The Spiritual Dimension Of The Enneagram

Nine Faces of the Soul
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Putnam/Tarcher
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February, 2001
ISBN:
9781585420810
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$27.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

The enneagram is a widely used method of deciphering your personality by identifying yourself among nine basic types. Going much deeper than the popular enneagram books which treat it only as a typology of personality, The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram shows how the enneagram not only reveals our personalities, but illuminates a basic “essence” within each of us. Maítrí shows how traversing the inner territory particular to our type can bring us profound fulfillment and meaning, as well as authentic spiritual development.

The enneagram’s deeper function is to point the way to who we are beyond the level of the personality, a dimension of ourselves that is infinitely more profound, more interesting, and more rewarding.

Brilliantly conceived, this important contribution to the literature of psycho-spirituality shows how to locate ourselves among the nine enneatypes and understand the often unconscious spiritual dilemmas at the root of our psychological makeup; and how to use that information as a doorway to our essential nature.

The material presented here is very powerful and needs to be treated with great care... Ideally it should help us understand who we take ourselves to be and so begin to loosen these knots of identification. It can also help us make sense of how and why others behave, feel, and think as they do, which can open our hearts to compassionate understanding.

Sandra Maítrí was a member of the first group of students to whom the Chilean psychiatrist Claudio Naranjo presented the enneagram system in the U.S. almost three decades ago. So was A.H. Almaas, director of the Ridhwan School and author of The Pearl Beyond Price and other books on “the Diamond Approach.” Almaas writes, “The enneagram knowledge that this group worked with became the source of all enneagram books, except those of Oscar Ichazo, from whom Naranjo received that knowledge. We spent several years intensely and experientially working with this useful material within the context of inner spiritual transformation, resulting in an experience and depth of comprehension of it that I find preserved in Maítrí’s book.”

Publisher’s Description: 

The enneagram, a method of deciphering personality according to 9 basic types, is more and more widely used but almost exclusively from a psychological viewpoint. Few have explored its original spiritual context. Its true function, Maitri explains, is to point the way to who we are beyond the level of personality, a dimension of ourselves that is infinitely more profound, more interesting, and more rewarding.

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