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The Enneagram | [Helen Palmer]

The Enneagram

In this fascinating program, Helen Palmer introduces a vital system of sacred psychology capable of stunning insights into our lives and loves. This Enneagram is a model of 9 central passions used in varying forms by Buddhists, Sufis, and Christians. In this comprehensive introduction, Palmer covers topics such as the 9 personality types, history and origins, how to recognize your type, the role of attention and awareness in type, how your type can give you spiritual direction, dynamics of type interaction, how to avoid mis-typing others, and much more. Here is a priceless opportunity to overcome the veil of illusion that limits your perception to only one-ninth of reality.
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Publisher's Summary

In this fascinating program, Helen Palmer introduces a vital system of sacred psychology capable of stunning insights into our lives and loves. This Enneagram is a model of 9 central passions used in varying forms by Buddhists, Sufis, and Christians. In this comprehensive introduction, Palmer covers topics such as the 9 personality types, history and origins, how to recognize your type, the role of attention and awareness in type, how your type can give you spiritual direction, dynamics of type interaction, how to avoid mis-typing others, and much more. Here is a priceless opportunity to overcome the veil of illusion that limits your perception to only one-ninth of reality.

© and (P)Helen Palmer, 1995

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"I really resonated with this system... The Enneagram combines a lot of knowledge gained over the years, from spiritual and psychological traditions, and distills it into a very credible, easy-to-grasp system." (Carol, 6/16/98)

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    connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 01-02-09
    connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 01-02-09

    trying to see the world with my ears

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    "useful information, but..."

    Palmer details and explains very clearly the Enneagram, providing what seems like sound historical and psychological background to the tool as well. This is not a new age fad, but a comprehnsive tool for self-understanding and better understanding of those you know well. It takes more work than simpler, more faddish systems (such as understanding "colors.")

    But content expert that she is, Palmer's delivery is deadly dull. It took me almost two years and several attempts to get through her explanations. I think other Enneagram teachers do a better job of engaging the listener, even if their presentations may not be as in-depth (especially Richard Rohr, who is unforunately not available on Audible).

    If you are new to the Enneagram, you might want to find a quick overview to establish a mental framework before taking on Palmer's instruction.

    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Susan arlington, MA, USA 11-19-03
    Susan arlington, MA, USA 11-19-03
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    "powerful tool for understanding self and others"

    The Enneagram is a richly layered system for identifying and working with your own and other's personalities. It has been the single most helpful tool I've ever encountered for figuring out how to quickly and precisely connect with others--be they friends, family, colleagues, acquaintances. A powerful code for navigating the interpersonal realm with compassion and wisdom. Helen's presentation of the Enneagram is clear, concise, and meaningful. I've listened to this book 3 or 4 times--and learn something new each time I listen. It's deeper and more nuanced than Myers-Briggs. Highly recommended.

    33 of 35 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Newmarket, QLD, Australia 07-26-09
    Robert Newmarket, QLD, Australia 07-26-09
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    "Understandable and Enlightening"

    This Audio Book is brilliant. The Enneagram provides a rich tool with which to better understand yourself and other special people in your life. I only wish I had come across it years ago !!

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    Brent Barboursville, WV, United States 01-29-09
    Brent Barboursville, WV, United States 01-29-09
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    "I found a lot value and help in this book"

    I am glad I bought this book. I wish I had it two years earlier.
    While I occassionally wish the author said more about this or that, I find there is so much useful information in this book that I keep coming back to it again and again for increased self-awareness and for insight in my relationships.
    I have found the paper version a helpful resource (or online info) since I need the visualization of the circle of the nine types and the directions of movent between them in times of stress or security.
    I hope the publisher releases a pdf download to suppliment the audio.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    "Thoughtful, Careful, Engaging"
    Any additional comments?

    When I listened to the sample recording segment posted with this title, I was a bit doubtful about the reading as performed by the author. However, having listened to the first hour, I have become very appreciative.I find Helen Palmer's voice and elocution pleasant enough, but, more importantly, the slow pace of her presentation allows me time to savor and absorb the content. Also, some listeners might benefit, as I do, from the, in this instance, natural and central use of pronouns and examples reflecting female experience.

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    Amazon Customer Ringkøbing, Denmark 05-31-13
    Amazon Customer Ringkøbing, Denmark 05-31-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Understand yourself and your relationships better"
    What did you love best about The Enneagram?

    The Enneagram provided me with a new perspective on what characterizes me from a "type of person" perspective and how understanding myself and other persons in context of the nine different personality types makes it a lot easier to discuss and focus on my relationship.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    n/a


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I wouldn't have minded if someone else than Helen Palmer herself had narrated the book, as she speaks quite monotonously.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It gave me an AHA experience


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hampton Rachael Nantes, France 09-10-12
    Hampton Rachael Nantes, France 09-10-12 Member Since 2011

    Rachael HELPS!

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    "I love this book !"
    If you could sum up The Enneagram in three words, what would they be?

    I have listen to this book twice . One I already have the paper book but no time to read. So I listen while I jog, work etc..

    I love the voice of the author, easy to listen too. Plus I can follow the reading and outline important infomation in the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Everyone the 9 different personality insites are very different and help to understand each number better.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    The # 7 and 4


    Any additional comments?

    Must listen too and plus buy the book as well.

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    "Masterful workshop"
    Would you listen to The Enneagram again? Why?

    This is an amazing journey of personal growth.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I am a self preservation 9 so that chapter fascinated me.


    What does Helen Palmer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Helen has an amazing way of putting the enneagram across. Interspersing the workshop with other people's stories really brings it alive.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    1 to 9, head, heart or guts!


    Any additional comments?

    An inspiring book I could listen to again and again,

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