Is the Enneagram “demonic”? A response to Jackie Hill Perry

By hhavlick / January 21, 2023 /
Person wondering about something

I recently saw, as some of you may have, a short video by Christian author and speaker Jackie Hill Perry in which she denounced the Enneagram as “demonic.” I’ve come across Christian opposition to the Enneagram before, including within my…

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Enneagram 4 vs 9: Three Key Differentiators

By hhavlick / November 14, 2022 /
Woman making a decision

While it would typically be unusual to mistake an Eight for a Five or a Seven for a Two, some Enneagram types can be harder to tell apart – at least, on the surface. Such can be the case with…

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The Enneagram and Integral Psychology, Part 2

By hhavlick / August 29, 2022 /

This is the second half of my discussion about how the Enneagram and Ken Wilber’s Integral Psychology intersect. After looking at the integral concept overall (the Great Nest) and where the Enneagram fits into this scheme, let’s now look at…

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The Enneagram and Integral Psychology

By hhavlick / July 18, 2022 /

Note: I’d wanted to read Ken Wilber’s Integral Psychology (affiliate link) for a while, and my certification process through the Enneagram Institute provided the opportunity. This post is an excerpt of my essay on the book, so it’s a bit…

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The Enneagram vs. MBTI

By hhavlick / June 7, 2022 /
Enneagram and confused man

We are fascinated by how our minds work. And that’s justifiable, because humans are complex, fascinating creatures. When people find the Enneagram, it’s natural to dig in and learn all about this stunningly accurate model of what motivates human behavior.…

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The Enneagram Guide to Waking Up: A book review

By hhavlick / May 10, 2022 /

When I heard Beatrice Chestnut and Uranio Paes were coming out with a new book, I put in my pre-order right away. It’s called The Enneagram Guide to Waking Up: Find Your Path, Face Your Shadow, Discover Your True Self…

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Enneagram Book Review: The Instinctual Drives & the Enneagram

By hhavlick / April 10, 2022 /
Enneagram Instinctual Drives

(Note: This blog post contains affiliate links) “The ego must be humiliated over and over. It must be seen as the nothingness it is, and we must be able to bear its nothingness…The true aim of inner work is to…

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What’s the Best Enneagram Test?

By hhavlick / March 7, 2022 /
Which Enneagram Test to Take

What is the most accurate Enneagram test, you ask? I get asked that fairly often. I don’t know if it’s a question that can be definitively answered, really. How do you measure “best” or “most accurate” when it comes to…

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Enneagram Inspirational Quotes for the New Year

By hhavlick / January 1, 2022 /
Enneagram books

I can’t keep track of how many Enneagram books I’ve read – and I’m reading one now, with three more in the queue. But ‘tis the season for inspiration, right? So, I pulled 10 such books off my shelf and…

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Enneagram Type Two Overview

By hhavlick / August 26, 2021 /

What is an Enneagram Type Two like? What’s the difference between a Two wing One (2w1) and a Two wing Three (2w3)? What are Two relationships like? Read on to find out, along with an overview of what makes a…

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Quick Start Guide to Centering Prayer

This short guide gives you the essentials for learning to be still and quiet before God so you can hear his voice and feel his love in a deeper way.

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