Since my preferred way of exploring the Enneagram is through experiential practice — and specifically psycho-spiritual experiential practice — Sandra Maitri’s The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram is one of my favourite Enneagram books.
Inviting like-minded souls together to share our experiences in connection with it has been on my agenda for a long time, and now it’s finally happening. The is no charge. Welcome to the Circle of Exploration!
Throughout 2024 (plus, slightly) the Circle will meet on Zoom once a month, on the 2nd Thursday of the month, at 3.30 pm GMT (or 4.30 pm in Central Europe, and well, just do your conversion to wherever you are located). Further down, you’ll find a detailed schedule of the days and which chapters will be involved.
This is not your typical book club; we aren’t meeting for intellectual analysis, comparing the view of the author to those of other authors, and so forth. Rather, we are meeting to share our impressions, reflections, and most of all practical experience of whatever the reading awakens within. Occasionally, of course, this might involve bit of Ennea-tech — but we agree that this is not an end in itself, and not the goal of meeting. For this purpose, a couple of questions that I encourage you to carry with you when you read are whether what you read resonates with your own experience (and if so in what way), what touched you in what you read and how), as well as any insights, reflections, questions, confusions, joy, fear, sadness or whatever that you want to share and explore. We’re not going to force anyone to bare their soul — but we want to offer anyone who wants to the space to do it ❤️.
The meetings are going to be loosely facilitated in the way that I’ll keep an overall structure and offer general questions for exploration — but this is not a teacher-led event as much as a gathering of explorers.
Who can join?
There are no technical requirements. The most important things are your commitment and — above all — your willingness to open to exploration. Those familiar with the Enneagram type model and deeper inner work are likely to get more out of the meetings, but if you’re drawn to joining — welcome.
Meetings and readings plan
|Date||Make sure you have read|
|January 11th||Foreword and Introduction|
(We’ll spend most of the time introducing ourselves and
our relationship to the Enneagram and inner work 😊.)
|February 8th||Ch 1: The Inner Triangle and the Fall|
|March 14th||Ch 2: Ennea-Type Nine: Ego-Indolence|
|April 11th||Ch 3: Ennea-Type Six: Ego-Cowardice|
|May 9th||Ch 4: Ennea-Type Three: Ego-Vanity|
|June 13th||Ch: 5: Ennea-Type One: Ego-Resentment|
|July 11th||Ch 6: Ennea-Type Four: Ego-Melancholy|
|August 8th||Ch 7: Ennea-Type Two: Ego-Flattery|
|September 12th||Ch 8: Ennea-Type Eight: Ego-Revenge|
|October 10th||Ch 9: Ennea-Type Five: Ego-Stinginess|
|November 14th||Ch 10: Ennea-Type Seven: Ego-Planning|
|December 12th||Ch 11: The Inner Flow and the Child Within|
|January 9th||Ch: 12: The Subtypes | Ch 13: The Wings | Epilogue|
Goodbye for now