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Facets of Unity: The Enneagram of Holy Ideas
Facets of Unity presents the Enneagram of Holy Ideas as a crystal clear window on the true reality experienced in enlightened consciousness. Here we are not directed toward the psychological types but the higher spiritual realities they reflect. We discover how the disconnection from each Holy Idea leads to the development of its corresponding fixation, thus recognizing e ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 5th 2000 by Shambhala
(first published 1998)
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Mar 10, 2017 Eugene Pustoshkin rated it it was amazing
That’s a great book to read. I will definitely re-read it. Lucidly written, lots of useful information about archetypal Ideas, with practical implications in terms of tracking down one’s ego defense mechanisms.
Usually Almaas is too heady for me, but this book is working. He has a great introductory chapter on Basic Trust! I disagree with his thesis that our enneagram type is "caused" by the type of parenting we receive since I was able to tell which types my boys were (and other friends children) within a week of their birth! Certainly parenting impacts us, but we come to earth with strong pre-dispositions. Emphasis on Holy Ideas---and I'm really working with these to open my psyche to the divine--nev ...more
Having already studied the Enneagram quite a bit, this book provided me with a more advanced understanding from a spiritual perspective, which was what I was hoping for. I learned a lot about how the different types interrelate from the way in which each chapter about the various types built off each other and emphasized the relationships among the topics. This is the second book by Almaas I've read this year, and I'm quite taken with his spiritual perspective. I look forward to reading more of ...more
A.H. Almaas is the pen name of A. Hameed Ali, the creator of the Diamond Approach to Self Realization. The Diamond Approach is a contemporary teaching that developed within the context of awareness of both ancient spiritual teachings & modern depth psychological theories.