Facets of Unity presents the Enneagram of Holy Ideas as a crystal clear window on the true reality experienced in enlightened consciousness.

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Apr 29, Katherine rated it really liked it. The Pearl Beyond Price. Richard rated it did not like it Feb 10, The author compares the way he works with the Enneagram, the Diamond Approach, to the Buddhist practice of Dzogchen, or self-liberation.

However, these nine types, along with the psychological and spiritual dynamics associated with them, could also account for enneagrak everything else in the DSM. Of course the other possibility enneagrsm comes to my mind for those of us not already well on the way to Buddhahood is depth psychotherapy, in which an attempt is made to create a sufficiently safe holding environment that will allow greater basic trust to develop in the client.

At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Feb 23, Michael Lassoff rated it it was amazing Shelves: Facets of Unity presents the Enneagram of Holy Ideas as a crystal clear window on the true reality experienced in enlightened consciousness.

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Preview — Facets of Unity by A. Dustin Ward rated it it was amazing Aug 20, This attempt at coping in turn defines the overt behavior and the subjective experience of the personality type associated with that point on the Enneagram.


The nine types of the Enneagram can easily be thought of spirituality disorders, akin to the personality disorders on Axis II of the DSM. Facets of Unity presents the Enneagram of Holy Uniyy as a crystal clear window on the true reality experienced in enlightened consciousness. Point Two on the Enneagram, Holy Will, seems to be more complex and paradoxical then the others.

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See if you have enough points for this item. The Dawn of Tantra. If Facets of Unity really does displace Axis II of the DSM, and perhaps the entire manual of diagnostic categories, it may also simplify treatment planning in terms of spelling out the goals of treatment. How to write a great review. Anastasia rated it it was amazing Dec 03, Understanding this core brings each Holy Idea within reach, so its spiritual perspective can serve as a key for unlocking the fixation and hloy us from its enneagrzm.

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Foreword by Oscar lchazo Introduction. This book takes us there. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

While thinking about such a concept is of course an additional distraction from the breath, it does bring a certain peacefulness that perhaps makes surrender to the moment just a touch easier. Holy Strength Holy Faith. Aug 09, Lucinda Winslow rated it it was amazing.


I learned a lot about how the different types interrelate from the way in which each chapter about the various types built off each other and emphasized the relationships among the topics. The Ot of Freedom.

Facets of Unity: The Enneagram of Holy Ideas by A.H. Almaas

Overview of the Holy Ideas. It refers to the idea that the entire universe is a function of the will of God theistically speaking or “the whole” non-theistically speaking and that everything we do–inlcuding my writing these words at this moment and my thinking the thoughts that preceded the writing–is a result of this force.

I disagree with his thesis that our enneagram type is “caused” by the type of parenting we receive since I was able to tell which types my boys were and other friends children within a week of their birth!

There are several things about this book that particularly intrigued me. Return to Book Page.

We discover how the disconnection from each Holy Idea leads to the development of its corresponding fixation, thus recognizing each types deeper psychological core. The last nine of the 17 chapters of the book are devoted to each of the nine types on the Enneagram, and they account for more than two-thirds of the total ideaas in the book.