The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues: Finding the Way Home

The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues: Finding the Way Home

by Sandra Maitri
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The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues: Finding the Way Home by Sandra Maitri

The popular author of The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram elucidates the most intractable pitfalls of our psyches and shows how our understanding of them can lead us to our highest virtues.

The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues illuminates human experience beyond the functions of personality. Using the spiritual psychology of the enneagram, Sandra Maitri highlights two core aspects of human consciousness: the passions and the virtues. The passions are the ego-driven emotional states that come to dominate our lives, such as anger, pride, and fear. Discovering and understanding the passions in an experiential way can lead us to what lies beyond the personality itself. As we do, the virtues-which include serenity, humility, and courage-naturally arise to support our unfoldment. This giving way from the passions to the virtues is one of the hallmarks of inner development.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585427239
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/09/2009
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 550,392
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sandra Maitri was a member of the first group of students to whom the Chilean psychiatrist Claudio Naranjo presented the enneagram system in the U.S. almost three decades ago. Throughout her many years of studying and teaching it, Maitri has preserved the legacy of this original transmission. In addition to her work with Naranjo, she has studied with various Eastern and Western spiritual and psychological teachers, including A.H. Almaas, founder of the contemporary spiritual path, the Diamond Approach. As one of the principal and supervising teachers of the Diamond Approach, she teaches the enneagram as part of the larger work of personal transformation, working with hundreds of students each year in the U.S. and Europe. She lives in Marin County, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

List of Diagrams xiii

Foreword A. H. Almaas xv

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Enneagram, The Soul, The Passions and The Virtues 11

Section 1 The Outer-Directed Corner

Chapter 2 Point Nine-Laziness and Action 33

Chapter 3 Point Eight-Lust and Innocence 52

Chapter 4 Point One-Anger and Serenity 72

Section 2 The Image Corner

Chapter 5 Point Three-Deceit and Veracity 95

Chapter 6 Point Two-Pride and Humility 112

Chapter 7 Point Four-Envy and Equanimity 131

Section 3 The Fear Corner

Chapter 8 Point Six-Fear and Courage 153

Chapter 9 Point Seven-Gluttony and Sobriety 172

Chapter 10 Point Five-Avarice and Nonattachment 189

Afterword 207

Notes 211

Bibliography 217

Index 221

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"In this second book on the enneagram by Sandra Maitri, she succeeds again, and in a more effective way, in showing how the enneagram is-more than anything else-a tool for inner transformation. She achieves this in a new way, one that illuminates the basic and subtle aspects on the path of transformation."
-A. H. Almaas

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The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues: Finding the Way Home 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MackeyJ More than 1 year ago
This book is an essential reading for everyone as a distinct way to understand not only the enneagram, but oneself. I have studied this as a sort of bible to have better relations with the world around me and I have found it an invaluable resource. The enneagram itself is not simple and can be hard to connect to it in the grand overall picture. This is what Maitri does so well; weaves a connection through the personality to the very soul. What could be more important than that?
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