A beginning point for everyone is bringing awareness to the body. She lives in Marin County, California. Of all the enneagram books I've read, this is easily the best. The insights that Sandra Maitri illuminates regarding each ennea-type are expressed beautifully although not always in the most sensitive manner. This book attempts to describe how they get built up from early childhood and subsequently how we can begin to free ourselves from our compulsive behaviours. The depth and specificity with which the author explores the psychological behavior of the different types was really impressive to me.
After having bought so many books through Amazon, this is the first book I am compelled to recommend. At some point, it all makes so much sense, you just swim in an ongoing non-conceptual bliss. And so it was very enlightening and insightful. She does this with a clarity reminiscent of Almaas himself the highest compliment! These three types seek attention or validation from others. Session three considers how types 2, 3 and 4 maintain a personal identity.
Among the most knowledgeable teachers of the enneagram in America, Sandra Maitri shows how the enneagram not only reveals our personalities, but illuminates a basic essence within each of us. Now the work begins through my journey of self-revelation, back to my true Being. The book has a lot of depth! She shows how traversing the inner territory particular to our ennea-type can lead to profound fulfilment and meaning, as well as authentic spiritual development. The diagrams itemizing I was very ambivalent towards this book. Types 5, 6 and 7 have underlying feelings of fear and anxiety and are concerned with security and survival.
This particular edition is in a Paperback format. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. Ignoring that, it is thought provoking. For me it also compliments other disciplines of self examination such as meditation. However I found the book extremely negative and depression. Customer service is our top priority!. Sandra documents the fall into uncounsciousness most of us took between the ages of 3 and 6 where we built a personality.
Types 5, 6 and 7 have underlying feelings of fear and anxiety and are concerned with security and survival. About this Item: TarcherPerigee, 2001. Instead, it is a book about understanding and healing our souls, regardless of religious orientation. It is fun and fascinating to note how human beings fall into nine ways of relating to reality. Learning Objectives The aim of this series of webinars is to give spiritual directors insight into the Enneagram which will give them a greater awareness of their own inner life and a deeper understanding of the inner life of the people they companion.
Riso and Hudson looked at the Enneagram more clinically and developmentally. The material is presented in a very thoughtful order and reading the book from cover to cover increases is value tenfold. I loved the description of the inner triangle. A lot of the knowledge contained in this book comes out of the work of Ichazo, Naranjo and A. The efforts you place in this book will not be wasted.
At times I found it a little dour to read about each type's godawful plight in life. It can also be useful in our encounters with ourselves and others to realize that we are not all motivated in the same ways. What's apparent to me is that I don't need to read a lot more in my life, tha It took me four tries to get through this book. It is also a more nuanced approach but because of this it is a more difficult read and requires more effort to understand. The chapters were sort of boring at times.
A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. This book is worth reading. However I found the book extremely negative and depression. Whereas most other books just treat the enneagram as a psychological typology, this one is grounded in a fundamental level, the level of the spirit or essence. The book's framework does use a lot of new-age language, but I found it pretty easy to translate into a contemplative Christian framework.
And so it was very enlightening and insightful. The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram Sandra Maitri The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram: Nine Faces of the Soul and related books by Sandra Maitri. In truth I'm still getting through this quite good read. It will introduce the three centers of intelligence: The Head, the Heart and the Gut. It's difficult to trust with no knowledge of the source.
The author has knowledge and insight to share about the wisdom of the Enneagram. Here is one of the first books to explore in an authentic and comprehensive way the original spiritual dimension of the enneagram. If you have ever read Ken Wilber and others and wished they could be a bit more precise, you must read this book. For example: Isis is a classic number 8 female. Don't go into it like a dilettante. We will look at how these types demonstrate their anger by either acting it out, moving away from it or trying to control it.