Description from the 2005 IEA Conference Program
Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson
Most of us originally discover the Enneagram as a typology, but more profoundly, it is a map of wholeness and a way of recognizing and investigating different aspects and dimensions of our inner experience.
George Gurdjieff brought the Enneagram symbol (and many of its principles) to the modern world in a teaching he called “The Fourth Way”—a method of approaching self-realization that involves working with all three Centers (head, heart, and belly) simultaneously. But these Centers must be understood in a right way. Real inner work requires a direct experience of being fully awake in the Centers versus having a vague idea of their automatic expressions when we are identified with the personality. Ultimately, the Enneagram helps us see the ways we lose ourselves in the personality—and thus lose contact with the present moment and with reality itself. Only by profoundly seeing and understanding this, can we be transformed. The session focuses on the exploration of the interface between ego consciousness and the realms of freedom and vastness that are our True Nature.
Note: You will receive a link to listen to the audio recording.