Learn the Enneagram at my May 6 Training

By hhavlick / April 1, 2023 /
Enneagram symbol

The Enneagram was originally taught orally. Long before there were a jillion books and online courses to choose from, this personality model was taught in small groups whose participants agreed to not share it outside the group. Why? Because teachers…

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History of the Enneagram

By hhavlick / February 8, 2023 /

Well, on the heels of talking about whether or not the Enneagram is demonic, I realized it would be a good idea to provide a history of the ideas that brought this personality model into being. I don’t know all…

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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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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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