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Bringing Projections Home

In Emotions and the Enneagram, Margaret Frings Keyes defines projection as “denying a particular feeling in ourselves and sensing it as coming from the other person.” She assures us “the same unconscious which generated the projections also strives to correct them&#8...

Active Imagination

Carl Jung, in Memories, Dreams, and Reflections, described how therapeutic it could be to translate his own emotions into images (this process is now referred to by Jungian therapists as active imagination). At one point in his life Jung described being visited by a “friend of Gandhi...

Eating The “I”

William Patrick Patterson, a student of The Fourth Way, has written a personal story of transformation called Eating the “I.”  I love that image! We’re constantly eating ego, constantly chewing on, “How does it show up?” I’m much better able to do t...

Holy Ideas

According to A.H. Almaas, in Facets of Unity: The Enneagram of Holy Ideas, each Enneagram style is an egoic perspective resulting from loss or absence of the enlightened perception of one of the Holy Ideas: “Each Holy Idea is a view of reality which reflects an understandin...