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The Enneagram and Spiritual Practice — A Three-Part Series

Jul 02, 2021 10:25PM ● By Paul Chen
The Enneagram of personality is a personality typing system that holds tremendous potential for personal evolution, for those who devote themselves to the work. 

“It was through the lens of the Enneagram that I first observed my personality/ego in action, and, in so doing, began to wake from the trance to realize that I have a choice in how I engage with/respond to life.” 

So began the inscription in my copy of Riso and Hudson’s The Wisdom of the Enneagram, given to me for Christmas 2014 by my dear friend Ramona. 

While I am not a devoted student of the Enneagram like many people I’ve encountered, I immediately recognized it as a priceless tool for self-development. As the subtitle of Riso and Hudson’s book says: “The complete guide to psychological and spiritual growth for the nine personality types.”  

Thus, we commissioned this three-part series to inform readers of yet one more tool at their disposal for the lifetime task of personal evolution. 


Paul Chen
Publisher, Natural Awakenings Atlanta  



Part One 

While the question “What is your number?” might be the most frequently asked question pertaining to the Enneagram, it is important to understand that none of us is a number, a single personality or even a collection of many personalities. 

The Enneagram and Spiritual Practice: Part 1 of a 3-part Series

Part Two

In this, the second of our three-part series, author Dr. Jerome Lubbe expands the language and descriptions of the intelligence centers, each Enneagram type and the instincts that drive our everyday subconscious function.

The Enneagram and Spiritual Practice: Part 2 of a 3-part Series

Part Three

Many behavioral systems and personality typing models dive deep into the what and the how of what people do. In contrast, one of the most useful things about the Enneagram is its ability to succinctly and accurately describe what motivates us and why we each engage the world in our unique ways. 

The Enneagram and Spiritual Practice: Part 3 of a 3-part Series


Letter from Publisher: The Enneagram: A Tool for Growth

“It was through the lens of the Enneagram that I first observed my personality/ego in action, and, in so doing, began to wake from the trance to realize that I have a choice in how I engage with/respond to life.” 

So began the inscription in my copy of Riso and Hudson’s The Wisdom of the Enneagram, given to me for Christmas 2014 by my dear friend Ramona. 

Letter from Publisher: The Enneagram: A Tool for Growth



Other Enneagram Articles


Using the Enneagram for Personal Development

Using the Enneagram for Personal Development

On the heels of our three-part series on the Enneagram, reporter Noah Chen speaks with three women on the impact of the Enneagram on their lives. Read More » 

The Enneagram is Making Waves in Georgia and Beyond

The Enneagram is Making Waves in Georgia and Beyond

The Enneagram of personality is a model used to gain a deeper understanding of the individual and to promote personal growth. Read More » 

New Enneagram Book by Dr Jerome Lubbe

New Enneagram Book by Dr. Jerome Lubbe

Dr. Jerome Lubbe of Thrive Neuro Health, located in East Atlanta Village, has released a new book about the neuroscience of the Enneagram. Read More » 




The author of our three-part series on the Enneagram is Jerome D. Lubbe DC, DACNB. He is Founder and CEO of Thrive Neuro Health  where he uses functional neurology, neuroplasticity and other tools to improve patient well-being. His book, The Brain-Based Enneagram  offers a first-ever neuroscience-based model of the Enneagram. Contact him at [email protected]
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