Welcome to a practical guide to lived, psycho-spirituality. This book helps you navigate psycho-spiritual growth from the Enneagram.
“This is a true workbook.”
– Ingrid Hurwitz, South Africa
So, you know your Enneagram type —
and, in all likelihood, you have for many years. You have been into personal growth for quite a while. And you want to go on to explore the deeper, psycho-spiritual growth that so many are referring to, but which few are providing any real guidance towards. This book is for you.
It’s not your average Enneagram book, in that it’s not about types and how to tell them apart. Rather, it’s for using the model for deeper growth. In it, Cicci Lyckow Bäckman shares key points from her 20+ years of facilitating and conducting inner growth work. Layer by layer, she guides readers on how to navigate the deeper growth journey in an Enneagram-informed way, without getting stuck — in the model itself, in our own ego, or in centre-related imbalances keeping us on a frustrating loop.
When our inner work efforts fail to offer the liberation that we hoped they would bring, the problem is usually found in one of these three categories:
- We are changing through effort or otherwise misunderstanding the ego’s role
- We inadvertently exclude aspects of ourselves or confuse the capacities of the centres
- We fail to acknowledge the deeper aspects of the centres
This book invites you to take a fresh look at your inner growth process and learn to approach it in a way that makes use of the ego’s energy rather than fight it. This way, you can use the wisdom of the Enneagram while also minimizing the risks of further cementing your type-patterns in a way that actually counteracts the original purpose of this rich, illuminating model.
This book is for intermediate inner-workers. You don’t actually need to know your Enneagram type to use the book productively, but you do need some experience with experiential inner work. If you feel you are still in the beginning phases of your experiential inner journey, you might want to start with Body Wisdom.