Facets of Unity presents the Enneagram of Holy Ideas as a crystal clear window on the true reality experienced in enlightened consciousness.

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This effect began to show up when I meditate, as I began to notice that having these principles floating around in my head sometimes has an impact on what I experience in meditation. Orientation to the Holy Ideas.

Similarly, the option faects view things in a theistic or a non-theistic way is treated with complete indifference, implying that such labels and concepts are utterly trivial. Paperbackpages.

Facets of Unity: The Enneagram of Holy Ideas

It is further postulated that each of us is capable of coming to know and experience reality in this manner, resulting in a particularly joyful way of living. While thinking about such a concept is of course an additional distraction from the breath, it does bring a certain peacefulness that perhaps makes surrender to the moment just a touch easier. The use of the Enneagram as a personality typology is derived from the idea that each person has one of these Holy Ideas that is particularly difficult for him or her to see.

When transcend the conventional view of the enneagram as a personality map, we come to a deeper understanding of its offer. He then goes on to say that really all one needs to do, in view of the ultimate unity of reality, is simply to relax.

Bruce Lee Striking Thoughts. His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I found it so helpful. The Diamond In Your Pocket. Linda Welch rated it really liked it Jun 17, I’m reading it a second time and will probably read it a third.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It posits that the ultimate reality is such that the universe is essentially a benevolent and loving unified whole, which Almaas says is synonymous with Hnity and a number of other terms in various spiritual and religious traditions. As the sense of safety and basic trust deepens it becomes possible, and quite natural, for the client to see the specific delusions unconscious distortions of reality that lead to the specific difficulties and specific reactions that prompted him or her to enter therapy.

Jan 31, Annette rated it really liked it Shelves: Not the place to start, but part of the journey of understanding this system.

Lists with This Book. In that regard I found this book to be fascinating. Essentially he says that one must either facwts fortunate enough to find basic trust early in life through an adequate parental idess environment, or one must find later in life a sufficiently safe holding environment that will allow for the development of basic trust. 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.

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Certainly parenting impacts us, but we come to earth with strong pre-dispositions. Close Report a review Oc Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


One of them is the author’s insistence that all people have difficulty with all nine Holy Ideas, so that a person who is designated as being a certain type really only has a relative degree of difficulty with the particular Holy Idea associated with that type.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In some way it seems that the challenge of the psychotherapist who working with an individual, a couple, a family, or a group is to help facilitate the conditions that will foster such basic trust.

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The nine types of the Enneagram can easily be thought of spirituality disorders, akin to the personality disorders on Axis II of the DSM. Emphasis ennsagram Holy Ideasand I’m really working with these to open my psyche to the divine–never a bad idea.

By one of the masters of it.

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Review of Facets of Unity: The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali. This book takes us there. Here we are not directed toward the psychological types but the higher spiritual realities they reflect. The title of the book, Facets of Unityrefers to the nine points on the Enneagram.