Richard Rohr and Andreas Ebert's runaway bestseller unveils the dynamic, personal evolution that the Enneagram offers. This updated resource discusses the applications of the ancient tool for discernment and reveals the harmony between its principles and the core truths of Christian thought.
Since the original publication of this book the Enneagram has become a popular means of learning about ourselves. Rohr and Ebert's seminal insight into the practice of working with the Enneagram has inspired a generation of seekers; this groundbreaking book remains one of the most influential and helpful works on the subject.
This latest version is revised and updated with new research that shows the early Christian roots of the practice.
The text includes a brief history of the Enneagram as well as discussion of the nine types:
- The Need to Be Perfect
- The Need to Be Needed
- The Need to Succeed
- The Need to Be Special
- The Need to Perceive
- The Need for Security
- The Need to Avoid Pain
- The Need to Be Against
- The Need to Avoid
The authors give an overview of the nine types; discuss the dilemmas, temptations, and difficulties that each face; provide examples and symbols of the types; and finally describe a conversion or maturation of the character into wholeness. Under the expert guidance of Rohr and Ebert, study of the Enneagram can catalyze a powerful process of transformation.