The enneagram is a universal distillation of many of the world insights into human spiritual nature. Even if you don’t believe in the stories of a religion as a matter of faith, they can be analyzed clearly because there are a limited number of roles/symbols that are involved in any holy text. The holy warrior, the sacrificial king, the wise old hermit etc. Types aren’t restrictive, and like the system of symbols/story contained in the tarot called the “fool’s journey” we don’t stay in one place necessarily. It’s just more an observation, and it’s been made in every spiritual path and even secular devotions, that history repeats itself.
Enneagrams operates on a root creative trinity. Three groups of three, and the three groups are thinking, feeling, and acting. But there are three parts of each group, because in each group there are three different orientations to the other two facets.
“We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.” Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)
“Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own. Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. . . . Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)