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The Wisdom Of The Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types Paperback – Illustrated, 15 August 1999
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--Ken Wilber, author of The Marriage of Sense and Soul "I highly recommend this book, not only to anyone on the path of personal transformation, but to anyone who wants to understand the complex inner world of others, whether a spouse, family member co-worker or friend. The questionnaires were fun and illuminating. I received some very helpful information about myself, felt challenged to grow and experienced a deepening of compassion. Perhaps the most profound contribution of The Wisdom of the Enneagram is reflected in the word "Wisdom." The authors clearly communicate the complexity of human nature, the spiritual yearning resonant in all of us, and the ascending levels of our possibility. But they do not leave us there. They offer a clear path for personal and spiritual evolution."
--Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want "Don Riso and Russ Hudson thoughtfully engage the richness and depth of the Enneagram, and conjure with its power as a tool of transformation. The Wisdom of the Enneagram is filled with its own wisdom and depth. You'll find yourself returning to it over and over again and discovering new treasures."
--Tony Schwartz, author of What Really Matters "The Wisdom of the Enneagram is not only a clear and comprehensive description and discussion of this ancient personality typology, but also a major and original contribution to its use and further development. Don Riso and Russ Hudson have designed simple practical guidelines and tests that make it possible to determine one's own personality type and use this knowledge for healing and psychospiritual transformation."
--Stanislav Grof, M.D., author of The Adventure of Self-Discovery
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The ancient symbol of the Enneagram has become one of today's most popular systems for self-understanding, based on nine distinct personality types. Now, two of the world's foremost Enneagram authorities introduce a powerful new way to use the Enneagram as a tool for personal transformation and development. Whatever your spiritual background, the Enneagram shows how you can overcome your inner barriers, realize your unique gifts and strengths, and discover your deepest direction in life.
The Wisdom of the Enneagram includes:
Two highly accurate questionnaires for determining your type
Vivid individual profiles focused on maximizing each type's potential and minimizing predictable pitfalls
Spiritual Jump Starts, Wake-Up Calls, and Red Flags for each type
Dozens of individualized exercises and practical strategies for letting go of troublesome habits, improving relationships, and increasing inner freedom
Revealing insights into the deepest motivations, fears, and desires of each type
Highly accessible, yet filled with sophisticated concepts and techniques found nowhere else, The Wisdom of the Enneagram is a strikingly new fusion of psychology and spirituality. It offers an exciting vision of human possibility and a clear map of the nine paths to our highest self-expression.
- ASIN : 0553378201
- Publisher : BANTAM DELL; 1st edition (15 August 1999)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780553378207
- ISBN-13 : 978-0553378207
- Dimensions : 18.72 x 2.59 x 23.19 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 12,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you are interested in spiritual psychology, awakening and living a conscious life whilst understanding your own (and loved ones) deepest motivations, gifts and woundings - and their access points to their true potential - then this is essential reading.
I can't praise it highly enough. There are many other authors who've written about the enneagram but these are masters who have dedicated their life to it and it is a profound and rich read that you will want to refer back to ongoingly.
There are questionaires at each chapter so you can dive deeper into understanding how much of each enneatype you are living - just incase the online tests reveal you have 3 or so strong types - so it makes it easy to see how much influence each one has on your life.