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system by Bob Cooley www.thegeniusofflexibility.com

* 1-9 correspond with ENNEAGRAM TYPEs 1-9

** the structure is actually a folded double helix so HEART links to SKIN on the left and

 BLADDER on the right bottom while SMALL INTESTINE links to KIDNEY on the left and

 PERICARDIUM on the right top

NOTE FROM DEE:  This TOPIC came to me as a voice in my head while meditating.





Hoden, nr Evesham, Worcestershire. United Kingdom.

Reported 13th July,










by Rudi Swanepoel

One of the revelations the Lord shared with us during this season is the relevance of the

9-fold fruit of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Believer. Did you know that the Holy Spirit

is at work in you and wants to produce amazing qualities in your life?

But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is

love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness

(benevolence), faithfulness, gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint,

continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]. Gal 5:22, 23


In this powerful portion of scripture the Lord reveals to us the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Why are they called fruit? What is their significance? How can we have more fruit in our

lives? In this study we will look at word definitions, biblical interpretations and apply

these revelations in our lives today.

Let's start with a few important comments and then look at each of the nine slices


1. The word "fruit" here is used in the singular. Paul is not referring to nine different

fruits. Think of an orange with nine slices. Each slice carries the same properties (texture,

taste, etc.) of the fruit. The slices together form a whole. God's design for these 9

qualities was to function together. It speaks of the unity of the character of God as

reproduced in each of these qualities.

2. This 9-fold fruit is the visible expression of the Holy Spirit's power working inwardly in

the life of the Believer. Their appearance is a result of God's power activated in you

through the Holy Spirit. The works of the flesh on the other hand is a visible expression of

hidden lusts.

3. According to Matthew 7:16 people can be recognized by their fruit. If you display the

qualities of Gal. 5:22 others will enjoy the value of God's work in you. If you display the

works of the flesh they merely point to a hidden flaw covered over by layers of self.


4. The Greek word fruit here means "to be plucked, to seize, to catch, to pull". They

appear in your life and are made available for others to enjoy! Nothing like plucking fresh

fruit from a tree and enjoying its natural sweetness! The fruit of the Holy Spirit in you will

stir an appetite for the same in the lives of those around you.

5. Fruit is a result of the growth of seed and the fruit very often carries the seed for the

next harvest. Jesus identified the seed as the Word of God. (Luke 8:11) When you read,

study and welcome the word of God into your life you give the Holy Spirit in you the

building blocks to fashion His fruit in you. When His fruit is displayed through you, their

"enjoyment" plants more seed for the Holy Spirit to work with. The Word and the Spirit

works together toward multiplication. The more seed, the more fruit and vice versa. Jesus

said: "If you are in Me and I am in you, you will bear much and abundant fruit." Jesus is

the Word. (John 1:1) See also Heb. 12:11.

Now let's look at each slice of this amazing fruit the Holy Spirit produces in you:

1. Love (Greek: "agape")

This word here is a special word. It refers to the God-kind of love. Satan's best attempt to

reproduce this kind of love ends in mere lust. Man's best rendering is conditional

affection. Agape is unconditional love. It is used to describe the Father's attitude towards

the Son (John 17:26) and to those who believe in the Son of God (John 14:21 / John

3:16). According to the Vines Dictionary of Bible words agape is "a love that is not drawn

out because of the excellence of its objects but because of the divine will in deliberate

choice." This love does not love because it gets something in return or because those

being loved are deserving; it loves because that is what it does! It expresses the essential

nature of God.

Imagine being able to love like this! Because of the work of God's Spirit in your life you


2. Joy (Greek: "chara")

This word means "cheerfulness or gladness". Its root means "to be cheerful or to be

well-off; to be glad". Joy is so much more than mere happy moments or a laughing

matter. Joy originates because of a more meaningful source. Hebrews 12:2 says: "looking

unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him

endured the cross, despising the shame, and has set down at the right hand of the throne

of God". What was this joy that was set before Him? And how could this joy be strong

enough to cause Him to endure the cross and despise the shame such suffering would

bring? Christ's joy was you and I! Humanity is the object of His joy. His unconditional

love for us stirs a phenomenal joy because of us. His sacrifice on that cross, dying for our

sins would position us towards salvation; fellowship with God Almighty! That is the joy

that was set before Him! Mere laughter or happiness has no real root. Both have

superficial causes. Real joy as a fruit of the Spirit is deeply rooted in a person! We are

God's joy and He is ours! "The joy of the Lord is our strength." The Gospel ignites real

joy! It is founded in the salvation message. Want to bring joy to the Lord? Share the

Gospel with someone. It is always connected to redemption. Luke 15:7 says: "there will

be more joy in heaven over one wicked person who repents. . ." and in Luke 15:10 "I tell

you there is joy among and in the presence of the angels of God over one wicked person

who repents." Because joy is not a reaction to emotion or connected to circumstance but

rooted in the presence of God in our lives, we can rejoice in the Lord always. (Phil. 4:4)

Not only is joy a slice of the 9-fold fruit of the Holy Spirit it also unites with righteousness

and peace to form the Kingdom of God! (Rom. 14:17)

3. Peace (Greek: "eirene")

This word means "to join" and by implication it means prosperity. It is translated peace,

quietness, rest and one. (According to the Strong's Concordance). It describes

harmonious relationships between men and nations. It speaks of freedom from

molestation (Luke 11:21; 19:42; Acts 9:31). The corresponding Hebrew word "shalom"

primarily means wholeness (Josh 8:31) and is connected to salvation - "soteria". It also

means to be "finished" (Neh 6:15), "to be made perfect" (Isa 42:19), and "full" (Ruth


Isn't it wonderful that a slice of the amazing work of the Holy Spirit in your life is to

promote and establish peace and harmonious relationships with people and ultimately

nations? It brings you to a place of wholeness, fulfillment and completion. Peace also is

connected to salvation. A saved soul is a soul at peace because the Prince of peace, Jesus

has become his/her commander in chief. The slice will also promote prosperity in your


4. Longsuffering (Greek: "makrothumia")

The word used here means "with long temper" or "to bear with" or "patience". According

to the Vines Dictionary of Bible Words it "is that quality of self restraint in the face of

provocation which does not hastily retaliate or promptly punish; it is the opposite of

anger, associated with mercy. It does not surrender to circumstance or succumb to trial.

It is connected to hope." Hebrews 6:12 identifies this patience endurance as one of the

catalysts to receive the promises of God.

The Holy Spirit stirs in us a patience that enables us not be crushed by circumstances nor

give up in the face of adversity. It allows us to draw strength from the foundation of our

faith that God will accomplish what He has promised in our lives.

5. Gentleness (Greek: "chrestotes")

This word means "usefulness / moral excellence in character or demeanor" The root

word means "to employ / to use / useful / easy / better / good / kind / gracious". It

speaks of what is right and upright. (Rom. 3:12), the kindness of heart (Rom. 2:4 , Eph.

2:7). It is goodness in action.

The enemy wants to render you useless or abused (from: abnormal use) in everything

you do. The Holy Spirit on the other hand has the ability to make you useful in any given

situation. To find what is easy, better or useful in deeds and words!

6. Goodness (Greek: "agathosune")

It means "virtue" or "beneficence" even "the act of generous giving, with the implication

of its relationship to goodness, to be generous / generosity" (According to Louw & Nida)

Imagine the help of the Holy Spirit in your giving! He make you generous. He leads you in

your giving. Never again will you have to feel guilty because of a lack of faith when it

comes to giving. You will also not have to succumb to the manipulation of man to give.

You can simply rely on this precious slice of the fruit of the Holy Spirit growing in you to

lead you in your generosity!

7. Faith (Greek: "pistis")

This word means "persuasion / assurance / belief / faith / fidelity / reliability /

faithfulness". It is a very powerful slice of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. We know that

hearing the word of God stirs faith in our lives (Romans 8:17) Here we find another way

for faith to rise in our hearts; through the active work of the Holy Spirit in us! This is

wonderful! The father of sick child, when asked if he believed said: "Lord I believe, but

help my unbelief." (Mark 9:24) Because God is trustworthy we can believe in Him!

Another aspect of this faith is fidelity. The Holy Spirit's work in you causes you to be a

reliable person; one that is faithful and dependable. These are valuable qualities not often

found in this world. It makes you a better spouse and parent to your children. It places

you in strategic job situations were you are a valuable asset to your employer. It allows

God to entrust you with the greatest news of all time; the Gospel of Jesus. He can depend

on you to spread His message of love to lost and dying souls.

8. Meekness (Greek: "prautes")

This word is translated "mildness" or "humility". It is used by Jesus on the Sermon on

the Mount in Matt. 5:5: "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth." Meekness

is an inner grace of the soul and the exercises of it is chiefly towards God. It is that

temper of spirit to accept God's dealings with us as good and therefore without disputing

or resisting (according to the Vines Dictionary of Bible Words) In other words, meekness

is not on display for people to marvel at. This humility is directed to God. It always keeps

God in the proper place in your life. In the face of adversity or satanic attack, you rise up

with diving strength and thwart all devises of the enemy with merciless disdain. But in

the presence of God you bow low in recognition of Who He is in your life.

So meekness is not the absence of backbone in your life. You are not called to lie down

and roll over whenever it pleases the enemy. No, a truly humble heart knows when to

bow and when to rise.

9. Self Control (Greek: "egkrateia")

This word is translated temperance and its root means "to be strong in a thing". A person

with self control is "one who masters his desires and passions." (Thayer's Lexicon) So

often self control is viewed in the negative; keeping restraint in the face of temptations,

evil emotions, etc. Such a view is only a partial definition. Temperance also describes

your ability to apply the numerous gifts and powers of God in your life at the right

moment, in the right way and according to God's will not your own. According to Vines

"the various powers bestowed by God upon man are capable of abuse; the right use

demands the controlling power of the will under the operation of the Spirit of God."

This 9-fold fruit of the Holy Spirit is amazingly important in the life of the Believer. We

simply cannot ignore it. We need an abundant supply in our lives so we can be true

Related Scriptures:
  • Gal 5:19 - 21

    Galatians 5:19-21 (King James Version) - Bible Gateway

    www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Galatians+5%3A19-21&versio... -

    Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication,

     uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance,

  • Gal. 5:22-23


    Galatians 5:22-23 (King James Version) - Bible Gateway

    www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Galatians+5%3A22-23... -


    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,


     Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.


    Matt. 7:16-20


    Matthew 7:16-20 (King James Version) - Bible Gateway

    www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+7%3A16-20&v... -

    Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

     Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a
    but a corrupt tree bringeth forth

     evil fruit.
     A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring

    forth good fruit.
    Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast

    into the fire.
    Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.



    Matt 5:5


    Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.


    Luk. 8:11


    Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.


    John 1:1


     In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.


    John 15


     I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

    Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth

    fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

    Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

    Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the

    vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

    I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same

    bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

    If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather

    them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

    If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be

    done unto you.

    Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

    As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

    10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my

    Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

    11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your

    joy might be full.

    12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

    13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

    14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

    15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but

    I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made

    known unto you.

    16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and

    bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the

    Father in my name, he may give it you.

    17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.

    18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

    19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the

    world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

    20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If

    they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they

    will keep yours also.

    21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not

    him that sent me.

    22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no

    cloak for their sin.

    23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

    24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had

    sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

    25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law,

    They hated me without a cause.

    26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the

    Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

    27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.



    FROM:  http://www.godsglory.org/devotional%20fruit%20of%20the%20Holy%20SPirit.htm



    Levels of Self

    In terms of ontology off levels of the individual self, Rudolph Steiner proposed has no

    less than four versions, based on combining the seven-fold Theosophic model with the

    three-fold Rosicrucian triad of body, soul, and spirit.

    Dividing the Rosicrucian triad of body, soul, and spirit into three gives nine principles

    altogether.  This is corelated with the Theosophical seven-fold model to give a quaternity

    of physical body, etheric body, astral body, and consciousness ("ego"), with four future


    3-fold 9-fold 7-fold 4-fold 
    Spirit Man
    Atma future stages /
    angelic consciousness

    Life Spirit

    Spirit Self
    Spiritual Soul
    Ego Ego

    Intellectual Soul

    Sentient Soul
    Astral body Astral body
    Soul Body

    Etheric Body
    Etheric Body Etheric Body

    Physical body
    Physical body Physical body


    It hardly needs to be said that the Atma, Buddhi and Manas refrerred to here have

    absolutely no relation to the original formulations in the Samkhyan and Vedantic

    traditions of India!


    The Four Kingdoms

    Steiner uses the traditional 4-fold classification as his starting point for classifying

    nature.  According to this, man possesses (that is, has actualised or individualised) all

    four principles (physical to ego), the animals three (physical to astral), plants two, and

    minerals one.

                              astral      astral
    etheric      etheric     etheric
    physical     physical     physical    physical
    mineral       plant        animal      man

    Steiner's "four kingdoms"

    Here of course we see the concept of "four kingdoms" - mineral, vegetable, animal, and


    human - each of which corresponds to a higher soul-level; an idea that goes back at least


    as far as Aristotle (who divided the soul into three faculties: a plant,  an animal, and a


    human (or rational) faculty), and  was tremendously influential in Europe and among the


    Arabs during the Medieval period.  Once again, the Greek influence.  As far as science


    goes, it has long since been shown to be irrelevant.  It's importance here lies in its


    metaphoric rather than its literal physical truth.



    For Steiner, only the "ego", which he considered  the principle of memory and self-


    consciousness, strongly comparable to psychologist Carl Jung's "Conscious" or "ego"


    principle, was immortal, and reincarnated.  The three bodies were therefore  "mortal", as


    in the Hermetic model.




    As for animals, plants, and minerals, Steiner denied they possessed an individual soul


    (i.e. ego), but spoke instead of "group-egos"; a concept he derived from Theosophy, and


    which appears to go back to C. W. Leadbeater, the main Neo-theosophical writer.



    Levels of Self and Culture Periods


    In each culture-period, Steiner tells us that human evolution evolves one stage


    (according to the 9-fold classification).  Each culture stage lasts for precisely 2160 years,


    and during this time the Ego reincarnates twice, once as male and once as female, in


    order to experience everything.  So as can be seen from this table,  in the present 2160


    year period man actualises the highest or "spiritual soul" (which corresponds to the inner


    Christ-consciousness), in the immediately preceding (Graeco-Latin) period the second or


    "intellectual soul" was actualised, and so on.

            --                Physical body
    (1) Ancient Indian        Etheric body        BODY
    (2) Ancient Persian       Soul body (= Astral)
    (3) Babylonian-Chaldean   Sentient soul
    (4) Greco-Roman           Intellectual soul   SOUL
    (5) Present epoch         Spiritual soul
    (6) Sixth culture-epoch   Spirit self
    (7) Seventh culture epoch Life spirit         SPIRIT
             --               Spirit man


    It is difficult to extract anything of value out of such a rigid a scheme as this one.  If it


    tells us anything it is the way in which a powerful and insightful thinker can become


    caught within his own  mental conceptions.


    Levels of Self - Comparative


    Provided we get away from the rather absurd clockwork cosmology of culture-periods


    and reincarnations and just consider the four levels of self and three future stages, there


    seem to be interesting similarities between Steiner's theory of levels of self, Kabbalistic


    ideas of divisions of the soul (nefesh), and Barbara Ann Brennan's ultimately


    theosophically-derived paradigm of seven energy bodies.

    Steiner - 9-fold Steiner -4 fold (with future stages) Lurianic Kabbalah
    5 subdivisions of Nefesh (soul of universe of Asiyah)
    Barbara Brennan - 
    7 energy bodies
    Spirit Man Atma - Spirit Man
    (transformed physical)
    Yehidum (Unity) of Nefesh 7. Ketheric template
    Life Spirit Buddhi - Life Spirit
    (transformed etheric)
    Hayyah (Life) of Nefesh 6. Celestial
    (transpersonal emotional)
    Spirit Self Manas - Spirit Self
    (transformed astral)
    Neshamah (higher Soul) of Nefesh 5. Etheric Template
    (higher etheric)
    Spiritual Soul
    (Christ love)
    Ego Ruah of Nefesh
    (heart - Tifaret)
    4. Astral
    (interpersonal emotional)
    Intellectual Soul
    (intellectual formulations)
    Nefesh of Nefesh 3. Mental
    Sentient Soul
    (animal soul - lower emotions & passions)
    Astral body Nefesh behemis
    (animal soul)
    2. Emotional
    (selfish emotional)
    Soul Body n/a n/a
    Etheric Body Etheric Body 1. Etheric
    Physical body Physical body Physical Physical


    There are a number of parallels between Rudolph Steiner and Barbara Brennan's


    formualtions, which indicate either that the latter drew (even if unconsciously) from the


    former, or that they both independently came upon the same conclusions (indicated


    either a common subconscious esoteric bias or else an indepedent perception of the


    nature of occult realities (take your pick!  lol  ;-).


    1. sentient soul = lower emotional body
    2. intellectual soul = mental/intellectual body/layer
    3. the three higher transpersonal or spiritual levels.


    But note there are also differences as well - Steiner's "Astral" stratum is much lower on


    the scale than Barbara Brennan's.  Steiner's three higher levels do not match Ms Brennan's.

    And anyway some themes, like the idea of an "etheric body" immediately beyond the

    physical body, are a common given in all Theosophical and post-Thesophical thought.



    Of more interest perhaps are the parallels with Lurianic Kabbalah. Consider the


    equivalence of Ruah (associated with the sefirah Tifaret) with the Consciousness Soul


    (associated with Christ).  Now, in the Qabalistic system Christ is one of the


    archetypes/correspondences associated with their Tifaret (Tiphareth).  So it all links.  Of


    course Steiner was initiated into the Rosucrucians and the O.T.O, so Kabbalah would


    certainly not be unfamiliar to him.


    Levels of Self - Consciousness


    Looking at the seven-fold model now - with physical body, etheric body, astral body, and


    consciousness ("ego"), and three future stages, each of these future stages represents a


    progressive transmormation or metamorphosis of one of the four present stages:

    Physical and Spiritual Self
    The Physical and Spiritual composition of present and

    future man and the transformational task of the Self


    graphic from Kees Zoeteman, Gaia-Sophia, p.40

    There are interesting parellels here with Egyptian, Gurdjieffian, Taoist alchemical, and

    Aurobinodan formulations regarding the crystillisation of the spiritual body and even the

    transmumation of the physical.  However Steiner, like the Theosophists, did not really

    have a clear conception of the divinisation of the Earth (although he seemed to touch on

    this concept a number of times).  Instead he saw the world as, having reached its point

    of maximum materiality, then becoming progressively more subtle and ethereal.  This is

    the opposite to the Lurianic and Aurobinodan positions, and so the transformed physical

    body Steiner misleadingly refers to as "Atman"  is clearly not the same as the

    supramentalised physical of Sri Aurobindo and Mirra.


    FROM:  http://www.kheper.net/topics/Anthroposophy/Steiner-levels_of_self.htm




    Fruit of the Spirit - Visible Growth in Jesus Christ

    "Fruit of the Spirit" is a biblical term that sums up the nine visible attributes of a true Christian life.


    Using the King James Version of Galatians 5:22-23, these attributes are: love, joy, peace, longsuffering,


    gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. We learn from scripture that these are not


    individual "fruits" from which we pick and choose. Rather, the fruit of the Spirit is one ninefold "fruit"


    that characterizes all who truly walk in the Holy Spirit. Collectively, these are the fruits that all


    Christians should be producing in their new lives with Jesus Christ.


     Fruit of the Spirit - The Nine Biblical Attributes

    The fruit of the Spirit is a physical manifestation of a Christian's transformed life. In order to mature as

    believers, we should study and understand the attributes of the ninefold fruit:

    Love - "And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in


    God, and God in him" (1 John 4:16). Through Jesus Christ, our greatest goal is to do all things in love.


    "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not


    self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but


    rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never


    fails" (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).

    Joy - "The joy of the Lord is your strength" (Nehemiah 8:10). "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author


    and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat


    down at the right hand of the throne of God" (Hebrews 12:2).

    Peace - "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our


    Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1). "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him,


    so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" (Romans 15:13).

    Longsuffering (patience) -- We are "strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto


    all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness" (Colossians 1:11). "With all lowliness and meekness,


    with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love" (Ephesians 4:2).

    Gentleness (kindness) -- We should live "in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy


    Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in


    the right hand and in the left" (2 Corinthians 6:6-7).

    Goodness - "Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling,


    and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power" (2 Thessalonians


    1:11). "For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth" (Ephesians 5:9).

    Faith (faithfulness) - "O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done


    wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth" (Isaiah 25:1). "I pray that out of his


    glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ


    may dwell in your hearts through faith" (Ephesians 3:16-17).

    Meekness - "Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the


    spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted" (Galatians 6:1). "With all lowliness


    and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love" (Ephesians 4:2).

    Temperance (self-control) - "But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to


    virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to


    godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love" (2 Peter 1:5-7).



    Fruit of the Spirit - A Devotional for All Christians


    The fruit of the Spirit is a wonderful study for Christians at any level of spiritual maturity. We hope this


    website provides a thought-provoking devotional and a springboard for growth.



    FROM:  http://www.allaboutgod.com/fruit-of-the-spirit.htm




    I-6 The nine Hierarchies


    Occult Science, Chap. 4 (pp. 122-128); Cosmic Memory, Essay xiv, “The Life of Saturn”; The Spiritual


    Hierarchies and Their Reflection in the Material World, Lect. 5; SB, Intro. by Querido (p. 17); Universe,


    Earth, and Man (UEM), Lect. Aug 7, 1908 (p. 63)



    The spiritual Hierarchies, of which there are nine between the Trinity (Father-Son-Holy Spirit) and the


    human being, are as follows:


    Name Given by Steiner

    Christian Esotericism

    biblical Greek (Heb)

    1. Spirits of Love



    2. Spirits of Harmony



    3. Spirits of Will



    4. Spirits of Wisdom      



    5. Spirits of Motion



    6. Spirits of Form

    Powers (Authorities)

    Exusiai (Elohim)

    7. Spirits of Personality

    Principalities  (Primal Beginnings)


    8. Spirits of Fire (Folk)



    9. Sons of Life (or of Twilight)

    Angels (Messengers)





    It is noted that in the most basic work, (OS), Steiner identifies his Spirits of Motion to the Christian


    esoteric term “Powers,” and equates his Spirits of Form to “Authorities.” However, in all the other works


    of his identified above, he conforms to the above listing in this regard.



    An excellent article by Jennifer Mellett, entitled “The Spiritual Hierarchies as Depicted in the Florence


    Baptistry Dome and by Dante,” appeared in the informal publication entitled “Anthroposophy in Texas”


    in recent years, though I do not have the date of the issue. It has a most helpful tabulation entitled,


    “Different Systems of Ordering the Angelic Hierarchies,” which shows the terms used by Dionysius the


    Areopagite, Dante in Paradiso and in Il Convivio, Steiner, Brunetto Latini (Dante’s teacher) and Gregory


    the Great in Moralia and in Homilies. The terminology is generally in line with that above, though with


    some variations. Others who wrote on these Hierarchies, according to Querido’s Introduction to SB,


    include John of Salisbury, Bishop of Chartres, Thomas Aquinas, and Albertus Magnus. As Querido


    points out, by the sixteenth century, humanity (i.e., materialistic Christianity) had lost this spiritual view


    of the universe.



    I-9 The essential nature of the human being



    Occult Science (OS), Chap. 2 (The Essential Nature of the Human Being)



    The human being may be described as being composed of 3, 4, 7 or 9 divisions, as follows:




      Physical Physical Physical
    Body Etheric Etheric Etheric
      Astral Astral Astral
          Sentient Soul/Intellectual Soul
    Soul   Ego Consciousness (Spiritual Soul)
        Spirit Self (Manas) Spirit Self (Manas)
    Spirit   Life Spirit (Buddhi) Life Spirit (Buddhi)
        Spirit Man (Atma) Spirit Man (Atma)


    The essential nature of the body and soul components is as follows:


    Component of Human Being Essential Nature of Component
    Ego Lasting or eternal individuality
    Astral body Seat of consciousness, passions & desires
    Etheric (Life) body Seat of life
    Physical body Seat of, or pattern for, mineral accumulation



    -24 Progressive development of the human being’s 9-fold nature charted through the present post-Atlantean Epoch



    Occult History (OH), Lect. 3; The Gospel of St. Mark (GSMk), Lect. 4; Materialism and the Task of


    Anthroposophy (MTA), Lect. 11


    As to the Mineral Physical Conditions of Earth evolution, we are now in the 5th “Evolutionary Epoch,”


    namely, the post-Atlantean (see I-1), which is in turn divided into 7 Cultural Eras, of which we are also in


    the 5th, the one following the Greco-Roman (see I-19). Each aspect (“fold”) of the 9-fold nature of the


    human being is the primary target for humanity’s development through the post-Atlantean Epoch, as




    Atlantis = Physical Body
    = Etheric body


    = Sentient or Astral body



    Sentient Soul


    = Intellectual or Mind Soul


    = Spiritual or Consciousness Soul

    6th Cultural Era

    = Manas or Spirit Self

    7th Cultural Era

    = Buddhi or Life Spirit
    After Catastrophe = Atma or Spirit Man


    This is not to say that the development is completed during the indicated Cultural Era, for the human


    being will not attain to the state of manas or Spirit Self, proper, prior to the Jupiter Condition of


    Consciousness (see I-1), which is far in the future. Prior to the commencement of the Ego (soul) state in


    the Chaldo-Egyptian period, higher spiritual beings, in the state of atma (during the Indian Era) worked


    on the Etheric Body, and in the state of buddhi (during the Persian Era) worked on the astral body, and


    in the state of manas or “Manna” (during the Chaldo-Egyptian era, e.g., Ex 16,31; Num 11,7; Jn 6,31; 1 Cor


    10,3; cf. Rev 2,17) worked on the Sentient Soul, for the Ego was not yet then strong enough to make


    itself felt independently, which became possible only during the Greco-Roman Era (the Christ era).


    -26 The human being’s 9-fold nature as related to its 9 septenaries (7-year periods) and their planetary





    Hermetic Astrology II (HA2), Chap. 7, esp. Fig. 16; Karmic Relationships (KR-5), Vol. 5, Chaps. 5, 6 and 7;


    Background to the Gospel of St. Mark (BKM), Lect. 3



    The nine 7-year periods (“Septenaries”) of the human being’s life, their relationship to the human


    being’s 9-fold being, and their planetary correspondences are as follows:


    9-Fold Being   Planet Characteristics Outer Manifestations
    0-7 Physical body   Moon Will Change of Teeth
    7-14 Etheric body   Mercury Intelligence Puberty
    14-21 Astral body   Venus Love Adulthood
    21-28 Sentient Soul \      
    28-35 Intelligence Soul Sun Selfhood (Ego)  
    35-42 Consciousness Soul /      
    42-49 Spirit Self   Mars Speech  
    49-56 Life Spirit   Jupiter Thought  
    56-63 Spirit Man   Saturn Memory


    -28 The interior of the Earth


    An Esoteric Cosmology (EC), Lect. 16; At the Gates of Spiritual Science (AGSS), Lect. 14; Divine Comedy


    (DCOM); Anthropological Studies of the Old Testament (ASOT), Chap. 7, Sec. 1



    Just as the human being is 9-fold (I-9), so also is the Earth. While modern Christianity plays down the


    early church concept of Christ’s descent to the underworld (see 2 ABD 156), we will consider its


    significance herein. Steiner concludes EC, Lect. 16 with this diagram: (click here to view)



    The Interior of the Earth

    1. Mineral crust
    2. Negative Life
    3. Inverted consciousness
    4. Circle of forms
    5. Circle of growth
    6. Circle of fire
    7. Circle of decomposition
    8. Circle of fragmentation
    9. Ego-centric-egoism


    -51 Spiritual beings, numerous aspects of


    Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies & in the Knigsoms of Nature, Lects. 1-5



    When one, with strength of soul, is able to penetrate (i.e., to lift the veil of) the perceptions of the sense


    world, then the elements of the sense world spring to life as moral perceptions. Something deeper than


    the vision of the eyes, the hearing of the ears, or the intellectual power of brain-thinking then works


    within one—a deeper “seeing, hearing and understanding” akin to what is spoken of in Is 6,9-10, the


    tentacles of which reach throughout the Bible. Such a one comes into a region in which, gradually, one


    begins to perceive manifold beings that live and work behind the mineral kingdom. The etheric world


    gradually appears, differentiated in its details. The etheric world of physical nature differs from that of a


    human being, the latter being a unity and the former a plurality. The beings one meets there in this


    etheric world are the “elemental spirits” already mentioned, for instance, in I-12 and I-47).



    There are four classes of elemental spirits:



    1. Those who appear to such “sight” to have a form, and who are the nature spirits of solid substance,





    2. Those whose form is mobile or constantly changing, who are associated with motion or


    metamorphosis, as in the case of cloud formation, rain falling, mist rising, water tossing in a waterfall


    and giving out spray, plants coming forth in spring, the power of growth, and the like; these are the


    nature spirits of fluid substance, water.



    3. Those who have no form but appear flashing up like lightning or meteors, now seen, now gone, and


    who are involved in the gradual fading or dying of the plant world; these are the nature spirits of


    gaseous substance, air.



    4. Those, also without form, best portrayed by the nature of a “Seed,” for these are the protectors of the


    germs of all the kingdoms of nature, who make it possible that the same beings continually reappear on


    our Earth, and that they are brought into contact with the warmth of our planet; these are the nature


    spirits of warmth, fire.



    Collectively, the nature spirits may be said to govern the nature forces.



    Thus, while the etheric body of the human being is a unity, that of the Earth is a 4-fold plurality, with


    each fold a multiplicity.



    When one is then able to draw aside the veil of the etheric body of the Earth, one comes again to moral


    impressions and, penetrating further, to a perception of a new order of spiritual beings. These have


    command over the nature spirits, having the task of directing the appropriate nature spirits to their


    activities at the right time. These spiritual beings are the astral body of the Earth. They govern all the


    periods or cycles of time, those of day and night, seasons of the year, the forces rotating the Earth on its


    axis, and everything connected with rhythmic return. They are called Spirits of the Cycles of Time. Just


     as Nature Spirits represent the Earth’s etheric body and govern Nature Forces, so these Spirits of the


    Cycles of Time (also a multiplicity) represent the Earth’s astral body and govern the Laws of Nature.


    To be able to navigate to the still higher region of the Earth that corresponds to the human Ego, one


    must pass through the shoals of multiplicity to what is again an undivided spirit, the Planetary Spirit.


    And just as it is undivided, so must one, to perceive it, feel oneself united with the whole of the planet


    rather than with any particular territory or the like. The task of the Planetary Spirit is to bring the Earth


    into mutual relation with the other heavenly bodies—into a right relationship with the cosmos.


    All of the foregoing may be roughly portrayed in summary by the following chart:


    Name of Spirit Manifestation Realm it Governs Nature of Body or Division it Represents
    Planetary Spirit Meaning of Nature “I” or Ego
    Spirits of the Cycles of Time Laws of Nature Astral body
    Nature Spirits Nature Forces Etheric body
    Sense World Perceptions Physical body


    We must now consider how the spirit manifestations set out in this chart relate to the Hierarchies (see I-


    6 and I-7). In descending order, the Hierarchies are First Hierarchy (Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones),


    Second Hierarchy (Dominions or Kyriotetes, Dynamis, Exusiai) and Third Hierarchy (Archai, Archangels,





    This relationship is summarized in the following chart:


    Outer Life

    Inner Life

    First World-creation Creation of Beings Spirits of the Cycles of Time
    Second Self-creation Stimulation of Life Group-Souls of Plants/Animals
    Third Manifestation Being filled with Spirit Nature Spirits
    Humanity Sense Perception Inner Life Children


    As human beings we have the possibility of leading inner lives quite independent of our outer lives.


    When we lose ourselves in the external world, we have perceptions, and when we withdraw from the


    external world we have independent inner lives. Beings of the third Hierarchy have manifestation


    instead of perception, and in this manifestation or revelation they experience themselves. Instead of an


    inner life, they experience higher spiritual worlds, i.e., they are filled with the spirit. Thus, in the chart,


    what is sense perception to a human being is manifestation or revelation to beings of the third


    Hierarchy. When a person has inner experiences that do not coincide with external perceptions, the


    result is a lie. But the possibility of untruth does not exist in the third Hierarchy as long as its members


    retain their nature. (Lucifer did not so retain his nature, hence untruth became a possibility for him.) To


    experience themselves, they must manifest. Angels manifest in guiding individual human beings,


    Archangels by directing the vision of groups of human beings, and Archai by giving leadership to


    humanity in successive epochs.



    Beings of the third Hierarchy continually bring forth offspring that are of a lower order because they


    have other tasks to accomplish that require a lower order. The respective natures of the Nature Spirits


    produced by this Hierarchy are as follows:


    Domain of Offspring
    Archai Earth/solids
    Archangels Water
    Angels Air


    Beings of the second Hierarchy not only manifest their own being, but this manifestation remains as


    something independent that separates from these beings themselves. As the inner beings of the third


    Hierarchy change, so also their external manifestations change. But it is different with the second


    Hierarchy. What they experience is detached from them and acquires independent existence. They


    create, as it were, an impression of themselves, making themselves objective, in a sort of image, and in


    this, life is stimulated. The stimulation of life is always the result of such a self-creation. The nature of


    activity of each level with the second Hierarchy is as follows:


    Nature of Activity

    Exusiai (Elohim) Spirits of Form

    Form of living creatures, Plants/Animals/Human being
    Dynamis (Mights) Spirits of Motion Changing form of living creatures
    Kyriotetes (Dominions) Spirits of Wisdom Meaning of outward appearance Spirits of Wisdom (of form and movement) of living creatures


    The offspring of the second Hierarchy, detached but living beings of a lower order sent down into the


    kingdoms of nature, are the group-souls of the individual plant and animal species.



    While beings of the third Hierarchy are perceived by one’s astral body as a vision or imagination in


    spiritual light (spiritual “seeing”), beings of the second Hierarchy are perceived by one’s etheric body in


    something like tone, “music of the spheres” (spiritual hearing). Beings of the first Hierarchy are


    perceived with even greater difficulty. To perceive beings of the first Hierarchy, one must plunge down


    into the being of other creatures in a form of “knowing or understanding” (comparable to the “seeing”


    or “hearing” of the lower two Hierarchies). “Knowledge” of the three levels of the first Hierarchy is thus


    gained as follows:

    Knowledge of

    Gained by Plunging Down Into
    Thrones/Spirits of Wisdom Human Beings or Higher Animals
    Cherubim/Spirits of Harmony Lower Animals or Plants
    Seraphim/Spirits of Love Lifeless Creatures (e.g., stones)


    Beings of the second Hierarchy can create something like an image of themselves, a living creature, but


    it remains a living image only so long as it remains connected to them, otherwise falling into decay. By


    contrast, beings of the first Hierarchy can also objectify themselves by image, but when this is detached


    it continues to exist in the world though they sever themselves from it. Thus, a higher degree of


    objectivity is attained by them than by the second Hierarchy.



    The inner being of this first Hierarchy is in the action of creation, in forming independent beings.


    Creation of worlds is their outer life; creation of beings is their inner life.



    They, too, create offspring of a lower nature which are sent down into the kingdoms of nature in the


    form of the Spirits of the Cycles of Time.



    Thus have we touched upon all the components of the first two charts. However, Lect. 5 concludes with


    a helpful explanation of the relationship of the hierarchical world with our cosmos. If we take as the


    lowest principle of a 9-fold being which has the Holy Trinity as its highest 3-fold component, we start at


    the level of the Exusiai (Elohim)/Spirits of Form. The form of our Earth is their creation. The following


    chart expresses these relationships:


    Hierarchical Strata     Cosmic Function Human Equiv.
    Exusiai (Spirits of Form)     Formation of Earth/Planets Physical body
    Dynamis (Spirits of Motion)     Changing form (living-ness) of Earth/Planets Etheric body
    Kyriotetes (Spirits of Wisdom)     Consciousness of Earth/Planets Astral body
    Thrones (Spirits of Will)     Impulse driving Earth/Planets through space Sentient soul
    Cherubim (Spirits of Harmony)     Harmony of movement between one planet and another Intellectual soul
    Seraphim (Spirits of Love)     Harmony between fixed stars in the cosmos Consciousness soul
    Holy Spirit \ / Creates for itself sheaths in the different planetarysystems for the bodies of divine beings Manas
    Son Spirit     Buddhi
    Father Spirit / \ Atma


    judgment (wisdom&discernment/judgmental/sentencing), ethics, good/bad judgment,

    open-minded/closed-minded, open/closed heart, philanthropic/cold-hearted, cautious

    with money/fugal, self-discipline, prioritization, focused/self-absorbed, arrogant, stiff

    body, poor circulation(cold hands&feet), deny pleasure, masochistic 


    integrity/rigidity, change & transformation/resistant & defender of traditional, dutiful,

    thorough & conscientious/burdened, grateful/unappreciative,

    individuality/conformity/outsider, self-improvement/changing others, perseverance,

    obedient/conservative/rigid, adaptable/extreme, approving/disapproving, calm/frantic,

    enthusiastic/reserved/depersonalized/zoned-out, minimization


    detail-oriented/perfection/obsessive, completion, poised/self-controlled/stoic/rigid

    stoic, critical/hypercritical, idealistic, fair, principled, controlling, punctual,

    ambition/procrastination, organization, productivity, strong grip strength, raised tense

    shoulders, bowel function

    (ENNEAGRAM type 1)*


    peacemaker, peaceful, communication, connector, empathetic/indifferent, advising,

    relationships, friendships, sociability, self-sacrificing, playful, balanced lifestyle, healthy

    habits, temperance, practicality, moral/preachy/condemning, suffering, complaining


    helpful&giving/over-helpful/codependant, free/liberated/repressed, emotionally-

    expressive /emotional-overwhelm, independent, needy/unaware of own needs, free-

    spirited/stuck, humility/pride, pretty/handsome, irritable, frustrated, overburdened,

    unappreciated, denial, hypochondria

    (ENNEAGRAM type 2)


    self-worth, sexual, sensual & affectionate, caring/self-neglect,

    attractive/alluring/flirtatious/manipulative, desire, mood-aware (self&others)/mood-

    influencing/moody/emotionally-unstable, sociable/moody-isolated,

    spontaneous/undisciplined, star/attention-getting/center-of-attention/attention-needy,

    excitement/drama, rapport/connection/attachment ,curious/careless/ditzy,


    BLADDER **

    image-conscious/chameleon/false-image, promotional, charming/inauthentic,

    patient/impatient, honest/dishonest, self-confident/self-conscious/self-

    promoting/vain/narcissistic, hopeful/pessimistic, successful/failure anxiety,

    performing/performance anxiety, result-oriented/productive/over-work for success,

    fashion-conscious, inspiring, competitive, social networker (ENNEAGRAM type 3) 


    creative, artistic, romantic, emotional-intensity, creative-flow/melancholy/depression,

    unique/not-understood, aesthetic-appreciation, passionate, original, beautifying, classy &

    refined & elegant, longing, rich-inner-emotional-world, need for reassurance

    (ENNEAGRAM type 4)


    objective-observer/emotionally-detachment/aloof, profound-

    thinking/philosophical/cynical, introspective/withdrawn private/isolated/reclusive,

    independent/work-alone, reserved/quiet/socially-uncomfortable,

    imagination/theoretical possibilities/impractical/lost-in-thought, profound

    innovative/unconventional/nonconforming, humor & wit/sarcasm, economical/greedy,

    self-sufficient/hoarding, fashion-deemphasis/unkempt, intellectually-superior, dark

    undereye circles

    (ENNEAGRAM type 5)


    competence, mastery, intelligence, trustworthy/trust-seeking/distrustful/betrayal,

    knowledgeable, problem solving, polite/rude, happy/unhappy, nervous, paranoid, hear

    music internally, intellectually arrogant/elitist


    decision-making/decisive/indecisive, questioning/doubting/self-doubt, danger-

    aware/courageous/cowardly, certainty-desiring/uncertain/uncertainty-fearing,

    loyal&devoted/undependable, self-reliant/dependent, debate/argumentative/devil’s

    adovcate, naturally flexible, abundant/spendthrift

    (ENNEAGRAM type 6)


    self-expressive, sobriety/addiction, candid/brutal-honesty, quality connoisseur,

    generous/over-extended, sensorymotor-awareness/pain, movement/ADHD, muscle,

    hard-working/work-a-holic, entrepreneurial, self-taught, visionary, optimistic,

    synthesizer, generalist/superficial-knowledge/charlatan, variety/distracted, socially

    awkward, eccentric

    (ENNEAGRAM type 7)


    justice & truthfulness, power-aware/powerful/aggressive/passive-

    aggressive/powerless, strong sense of smell, natural leader/bossy,

    protective/manipulative/over-protective/oppressive, vulnerability, hyperflexed

    knees&elbows, weak grip strength, territorially-sensitive/boundaries/boundary invasion,

    lung capacity/lung problems

    (ENNEAGRAM type 8)


    influencing/convincing/brainwashing, sharing/selfish, forgiving/unforgiving,

    welcoming/hospitable/isolated, health & healing, healthy/easily sick, slow eater/bizarre

    food habits, shared understanding/always right


    natural athlete, kinesthetic awareness, instincts, competitive, style, community/anti-

    social behavior, nice skin & hair, charmer, resourceful, loving/guarded,

    warrior/intimidating/mean/sadistic/violent, stress capacity/stressed,

    active/restless/ADHD, adrenaline/daring/risk-taking, defensive & attacked, lying, loud,


    HEART **

    unconditionally loving, comfort, diplomatic & non-confrontational/avoidant & passive,

    pleaser & momentum/lazy & sluggish, unassuming & humble/shy, routine/resistant to

    change, jolly & animated/dull, avoidant, avoid intensity, forgetful (ENNEAGRAM type 9)



    nine pointed stars

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    The Enneagram



    ennegram symbol

    The Enneagram is one of the most ancient cosmic symbols. It can be seen all over the


    world. Its immense popularity is due in part to Gurdjief's use of this symbol to


    categorized psychological and spiritual human prototypes. However, its significance is far


    greater than these or other uses.

     The enneagram is a device to illustrate the law of seven AND the law of three and how


    they work together.


    Gurdjieff's "Beelzebub" went to the trouble of explaining where the two shocks in the

    octave were first treated as points in themselves to make a nine-fold pattern. He


    attributes this to two Chinese brothers, "true scientists", as also describes their


    experimental apparatus in considerable (and so far to me, puzzling) detail.


    Presumably he did not do this for nothing; "Beelzebub's Tales" was meant to carry his


    teaching. This is the closest he comes in "Beelzebub's Tales" to a direct reference to the

    enneagram (although the laws of seven and three are of course referred to elsewhere

    elswhere in the book). I'm talking about the first chapter of book three here.

    So...what is the significance of the clear implication that the enneagram has a Chinese

    origin? Maybe he simply had in mind the Tradition of the Prophet "Seek wisdom, even


    as far as China". Or maybe more is meant. In this connection it is worth remembering


    the importance Gurdjieff gave to alchemy; and the existence of a very great alchemical

    tradition in China, far more openly concerned with "inner alchemy" than Western stuff.


    And in fact China is not so very far from Gurdjieff's known and reputed stamping



    Some time ago Rosewood offered to post some stuff about the Chinese "Nine Star Ki",


    my feeling is that this would be informative. There are some aspects of Taoist thought


    which have strong parallels with Gurdjieff's stuff, notably the place of sexual energies


    in making the soul and other matters surrounding this.


    The worth of a character typology is that once you identify your type, you get a lot more

    information about yourself. This is because a typology presents character as a structure.

    The implicit assumption is that self-knowledge may lead to personal growth. When I see

    that, "Yes, this is how I operate," then I am free to do something about it.

    I have two criteria to measure the worth of a typology: how closely people can identify

    with a given type in the system, and whether this tells them something useful they didn't

    know before. If I look at a typology and find that I identify with a bit of each type, but

    whole-heartedly with none, then that typology is worthless to me. This is why the

    enneagram attracts me - most people seem to clearly identify with just one type; I

    certainly do.



    In this article I compare four versions of the enneagram ("nine-pointed star") character


    typology, as presented in four different books. This piece is merely a cursory overview,


    giving only a rough idea of the enneagram typology.



    Seen from the enneagramatic viewpoint, personality is little more than a set of defence


    mechanisms, a kind of maladaptation. Be warned: each of the nine types of the


    enneagram is essentially negative. If you find yourself in the enneagram, you won't like


    most of what you will discover!



    It is as though each of us has chosen to incorporate 11% of the total human potential by


    adopting just one type of the nine possible. In this sense the enneagram shows each of


    us how incomplete we are. Each type over-values certain aspects of life while neglecting


    most others. I regard each type as being like a personal style, something that is


    essentially fixed for the duration of this life. It is a question of what you do with it. As


    someone put it, "It's not what your parents did to you that matters, but what you do with


    what they did to you."






    Every type has its characteristic strengths and weaknesses and it is a question of making


    the most of the former while mitigating the effect of the latter. Interestingly, the


    strengths and weaknesses of each type are two sides of the one coin. There is no point in


    trying to change to another type, for that would just mean swapping one set of problems


    for another.



    The enneagram is not a parlour game, and it is harmful to use it to highlight the faults we


    see in others. For that matter it is hard to place other people unless we know them really


    closely. The purpose of the system is for working on oneself, not typecasting others.



    I have a problem with all four books in that none is able to justify why, a Four, say,


    should be seen as having certain qualities and not others. In addition, it is hard to see the


    connection between some of the characteristics cited by the same book as belonging to


    the one type. For that matter it is far from clear to me that a Two in Ichazo's version is a


    Two in the Jesuit one - they appear quite different.



    While the origins of the enneagram system are obscure, it probably derives form Sufism,


    a mystical branch of Islam. Note that there are many other character typologies, from the


    ancient Greek division into four humours, to astrology, Freudian, Jungian, bioenergetics.






    VERY INTERESTING:  http://www.greatdreams.com/blog-2013/dee-blog417.html

    (1) Oscar Ichazo's Version

    This was written up by J. Lilly & J. Hart as a chapter for the book "Transpersonal

    Psychologies", edited by Charles Tart (1975). The chapter is called "The Arica Training".

    The five main aspects are:


    Ego Drive - the personality developed by the child to survive in a threatening world. It is


     characterised by a fixation, or definite way of thinking and behaving. This fixation causes


     the individual to search for a particular thing, leading in turn to the ego trap.



    Ego Trap - this is the false substitute for the experience of their own essence. The Ego


    Trap is the easiest way to identify oneself in this version of the Enneagram, since it


    functions as a palatable cover for the underlying Drive.



    Passion - is the habitual response to life, setting the emotional tone of the personality.


    The Passion is the emotional coping system of the Ego Drive. The Passion keeps one from


    experiencing one's essence.



    Virtue - counteracts the Passion.


    Growth - moving against one's compulsion. Growth is when 1->7->5->8->2->4->1 and

    9->3->6->9, ie the way forward for a One is to become more like a Seven etc. This idea is


    characteristic to all four books.

    Ego DriveB> Ego Trap Passion Virtue
    1 resentment perfection anger serenity
    2 flattery freedom pride humility
    3 vanity efficiency deceit truthfulness
    4 melancholy authenticity envy equanimity
    5 stinginess observer avarice involvement
    6 cowardice security fear courage
    7 planning idealism gluttony sobriety
    8 vengeance justice excess innocence
    9 indolence seeker laziness action


    This is how the nine types were characterised at Self Transformations.

    One - Always angry with themselves and others for not being perfect. Tend to focus on


    the negative. Tend to suppress anger.



    Two - Need an approving audience, have a constant need for recognition and


    acknowledgement. Yet they try to free themselves from the need for social disapproval or





    Three - Strive for degrees, positions of importance, power and prestige over others, fame


    and personal acknowledgement, and all kinds of possessions. Impatiently seeking more


    effective and quicker methods of achieving goals, they may finish by being rather


    inefficient themselves.



    Four - Never happy with the present and live in the past or the future: the ideal home, job,


    relationship is always just around the corner.



    Five - Find that life is fascinating to watch from a safe distance. They are the watchers,


    too afraid to take part in life. Greedy for knowledge.



    Six - Do not have a strong sense of self and usually need strong leaders to follow and to


    be protected by. Always fearful, they try to build up tremendous security.



    Seven - Always planning what to do and what must happen, manipulating and controlling


    situations and are usually disappointed at the outcome. Believe that if a little of


    something is pleasant then an unlimited amount of it should bring unheard of joy.



    Eight - Very sensitive to unfairness, whether suffered by them or others. Their immediate


    response is that of revenge, doing good or taking up causes. Go in for vengeance and





    Nine - Always seeking outside themselves for the solution to their problems. Very lazy in


    searching for their individual essence or purpose, though they may be hyperactive in


    finding ways to avoid working towards this goal.


    (2) A Jesuit Version

    Described by M. Beesing, R. Nogosek, P. O'Leary, in "The Enneagram, a Journey of Self-

    Discovery" (1984).


    This book is written by Jesuits, who felt obliged to assimilate Ichazo's enneagram into


    Catholic theology - sin, redemption etc, which is a turn-off for me. Nevertheless I found


    this book worthwhile.



    The five main dimensions are:


    Characteristic tendency - the person's characteristic goal or desire. The person's limited


    view of reality causes them to pursue one aspect of life in an exclusive and detrimental





    Avoidance - this is the defence mechanism or compulsion that acts as a driving force for


    the personality. (This is the easiest way to identify oneself in this version of the





    Pride - what the person is proud of being, a misplaced sense of virtue. It means seeing


    one's predominant fault as being one's predominant virtue.



    Passion - this is the feeling that results from the person's tendency. It distorts their


    experience of life.


    General way of operating - this is analysed according to two factors: dominant centre


    (thinking, feeling or gut), and attitude to self.


    GoalB> Avoidance Pride Passion Operating
    1 perfection anger striving anger G, deny T, SA
    2 helpfulness need selflessness pride F, deny T, SC
    3 achievement failure efficiency deceit F, SD
    4 specialness ordinariness uniqueness envy F, deny G, SA
    5 omniscience emptiness detachment stinginess T, deny G, SC
    6 duty deviance loyalty fear T, SD
    7 planning pain cheerfulness over-indulgence T, deny F, SA
    8 control weakness strength arrogance G, deny F, SC
    9 harmony conflict equanimity laziness G, SD


    G = ruled by the gut,

    F = ruled by feeling,

    T = ruled by thought,

    SC = self-centred,

    SD = self-denying,

    SA = self-adjusting

    - Avoid anger, though they perceive much to be upset about. Dedicated to being

    perfect and to doing things in the right way.



    Two - Avoid recognising they have needs, though they readily see the needs of others and


    are eager to help.



    Three - Avoid failure and strive above all for success.



    Four - Avoid ordinariness and want to be special.



    Five - Avoid emptiness, are preoccupied with increasing their knowledge. Tend to be





    Six - Avoid deviance and see life as governed by laws, rules and norms. Loyal and dutiful.



    Seven - Avoid pain. They are optimistic and fun-loving persons. Tend to avoid facing


    difficult situations.



    Eight - Avoid weakness and glory in being strong persons. They perceive life as struggle


    for what is right. They meet injustice head-on.



    Nine - Avoid conflict, feeling uncomfortable with any tension or lack of harmony between


    people. Value peace and restraint. Tend to be passive.



    Of the 20 questions that are used to identify my type, I answered in the affirmative to 19


    1/2! (No prizes for guessing which type is mine.)


    (3) A Jesuit-derived Version

    Described in "Personality Types, Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery" by Don Riso



    Riso introduces a positive orientation, going beyond the purely negative formulation of


    character usually seen in the enneagram. Unfortunately, it does not sit well, since Riso's


    emphasis is still mainly on character flaws and degeneration, rather than on growth. He


    discusses each type along a continuum from self-actualising, to average, to unhealthy.


    This gives rise to nine sub-types of each main type, allowing more precise self-





    I don't like his 'wing' much (ie that each type has a bit of one of its neighbours, such as a


    Seven with some Eight) - if you are 51% type Two and 49% type Three, then the notion


    of clearly defined types, corresponding to distinct character structures, vanishes. No


    doubt Riso was compelled to do so due to the difficulty of placing certain people.



    One - the reformer. Want to be right, look for perfection and get angry if they don't find it.


    They like to have everything tidy, neat, clean and under control, personifying the


    Protestant work ethic. They are self-controlled, principled, orderly, perfectionistic and





    Two - the helper. Emotionally demonstrative, friendly, full of good intentions. Get overly


    intimate and possessive. Feel indispensable. They are caring, generous and manipulative.



    Three - the status seeker. Competitively concerned with prestige and status, career and


    success. Highly image conscious. They are pragmatic, goal-oriented, efficient, calculating,


    narcissistic, arrogant, self-assured and hostile beneath their facade.



    Four - the artist. Artistic and romantic, taking an imaginative-aesthetic orientation to life.


    Self-absorbed, introverted, moody, melancholic. Feel different from others and exempt


    from living as others do. Self-pitying and self-indulgent. Decadent, dreamy, impractical,


    unproductive, effete, creative, intuitive, depressive.



    Five - the thinker. Intellectuals become specialised and analytic. Detached, enjoy


    speculating about abstract ideas. Tend to be reductionistic, imposing ideas on the facts,


    iconoclastic, extremist, perceptive, eccentric, paranoid.



    Six - the loyalist. Identify with and obey authority figures. The traditionalists or


    organization men. Ambivalent, dutiful, indecisive, evasive, cautious. Take a "tough guy"


    stance: authoritarian, highly partisan, blaming others, but are also likable, dependable,


    dependent, masochistic.



    Seven - the generalist. The worldly sophisticates and connoisseurs, constantly amusing


    themselves with new things and experiences. Extroverted, uninhibited, hyperactive,


    focused on doing, dilettantish, materialistic, prone to conspicuous consumption,


    demanding, self-centred, jaded, accomplished, impulsive, excessive, manic.



    Eight - the leader. Enterprising, the rugged individualists, often entrepreneurs. Forceful,


    aggressive, expansive, dominating. They get willful, combative, intimidating others to get


    their way. Confrontational, self-confident, destructive.



    Nine - the peacemaker. Self-effacing, accommodate themselves to others too much,


    accepting conventional roles and expectations. Unreflective, too easygoing, oblivious,


    unresponsive, disengaged, passive, complacent, fatalistic, peaceful, reassuring,





    Riso compares the enneagram with Jung's 8-fold typology and comes up with the


    following correspondences, which I find meaningful:



    One is the extroverted thinker,


    Two is the extroverted feeling type,


    Three has no corresponding Jungian type,


    Four is the introverted intuitive,


    Five is the introverted thinker,


    Six is the introverted feeling type,


    Seven is the extroverted sensation type,


    Eight is the extroverted intuitive,


    Nine is the introverted sensation type.

    Riso sees the nine types in terms of relating, doing and feeling. /b>


    One - underdevelop their ability to relate to the environment in the sense that they feel


    less than an ideal which they constantly strive to attain.



    Two - overdevelop their feelings, expressing only their positive emotions while


    repressing their negative ones.



    Three - are most out of touch with their feelings, projecting an image to others as a





    Four - underdevelop the expression of their feelings, revealing themselves through some


    form of art or aesthetic living.



    Five - underdevelop their ability to do. They substitute thinking for doing.



    Six - are the most out of touch with their ability to act on their own without the approval


    of an authority figure.



    Seven - overdevelop their ability to do, becoming hyperactive and increasingly manic.



    Eight - overdevelop their ability to see themselves in relation to their environment. They


    view themselves as bigger than everyone and everything else.



    Nine - are the most out of touch with their ability to relate to their environment since they


    identify with another person, living through the other rather than developing themselves.


    (4) Helen Palmer's Version

    "The Enneagram" by Helen Palmer (1988). Palmer bases herself mainly on Ichazo's work.

    Her treatment is similar to Lilly's, but expands on it considerably.



    One - the perfectionist. Critical of themselves and others. Feel ethically superior. Use


    'should' and 'must' a lot.



    Two - the giver. Demand affection and approval. Seek to be loved and appreciated by


    becoming indispensable to another person. Manipulative. Have many selves - show a


    different side to each good friend.



    Three - the performer. Seek to be loved for performance and achievement. Competitive,


    obsessed with image. Confuse real self with job identity.



    Four - the tragic romantic. Attracted to the unavailable, live in the future. Sad, artistic,





    Five - the observer. Maintain emotional distance from others, seek privacy, avoid


    involvement. Feel drained by commitment and other people's needs. They are detached


    from people, feelings and things.



    Six - the devil's advocate. Fearful, loyal, dutiful, plagued by doubt. Identify with underdog


    causes, self-sacrificing.



    Seven - the epicure. The eternal youths - superficial, adventurous, dilettantish. Trouble


    with commitment and perseverance. Like to keep their options open.



    Eight - the boss. Protective, combative, have to be in control. Prone to excess.



    Nine - the mediator. Obsessively ambivalent, readily replace own wishes with those of


    others. Tendency to addiction to food, TV etc. Know other people's needs better than


    their own.



    Note that Palmer's types are similar to Riso's, but with different emphasis. Palmer gives


    substantially the same passions as in (1).

    Here are what Palmer calls the focal points of attention of the types.



    One - evaluate what is correct or incorrect in the situation.



    Two - desire approving attention from other people.



    Three - want positive attention relative to tasks and performance.



    Four - awareness shifts to the availability or unavailability of objects and other people.



    Five - wish to maintain privacy. Sensitive to others' expectations.



    Six - scan environment for clues that indicate the hidden intentions of others.



    Seven - attention shifts to pleasant mental associations and optimistic future plans.



    Eight - look for any indication of potential loss of control.



    Nine - attempt to determine other people's agendas and points of view.

    Palmer gives the defence mechanisms of the nine types:



    One - reaction formation (the conversion of a socially unacceptable impulse into


    acceptable behaviour, usually manifesting as the opposite of the original impulse)



    Two - repression (the unconscious banishing of thoughts and impulses from awareness)



    Three - identification (incorporation of aspects of another person's personality)



    Four - introjection (turning of feelings for another towards oneself)



    Five - isolation (retreat from involvement with others)



    Six - projection (the unconscious transfer of subjective psychic elements onto an outer





    Seven - rationalization (justifying one's actions or beliefs with plausible but specious





    Eight - denial (refusal to acknowledge certain painful truths)



    Nine - narcotization (retreat into numbness)



    The strength of Palmer's book is that she explores what it feels like to be each of the


    types. Her description of mine is amazing, as if specifically about me. I certainly gained


    some new insights about myself. I was also surprised to learn that what I had thought


    were my highly personal idiosyncrasies turned out to be characteristics shared by others


    of my type.


    Summary of the nine types:

    One - The perfectionist or reformer. Driven by resentment, seeks perfection.



    Two - The giver or helper. Driven by flattery, seeks freedom.



    Three - The status-seeker or performer. Driven by vanity, seeks efficiency and





    Four - The artist or tragic romantic. Driven by melancholy, seeks authenticity and





    Five - The thinker or observer. Driven by stinginess, seeks omniscience.



    Six - The loyalist or devil's advocate. Driven by cowardice, seeks security and to follow





    Seven - The generalist or epicure. Driven by planning, seeks idealism.



    Eight - The leader or boss. Driven by vengeance, seeks justice and control.



    Nine - The mediator or peacemaker. Driven by indolence, seeks harmony.



    The nine types can also be seen in terms of the seven deadly sins (with the opportunist


    addition of deceit and cowardice):



    One - anger,


    Two - pride,


    Three - deceit,


    Four - envy,


    Five - avarice,


    Six - cowardice,


    Seven - gluttony,


    Eight - lust,


    Nine - sloth.



    Having said all this, which book do I recommend? Lilly is curt, Beesing is Catholic and

    straight-forward, Riso is more detailed and involved, Palmer is more analytical and

    focuses on personal growth. My own preference is Palmer's book because of the richness

    of both her descriptions and insights.

    Since writing this, I glanced through another eight or so tomes at the Adyar bookshop.


    These seemed generally similar to the ones I have read. I recommend buying a fat book,


    since one's own type is just one ninth of each book.


    A Few General Thoughts


    The enneagramatic types can be related to the three basic orientations identified by

    Horney. Karen Horney (with a name like that she is obviously a neo-Freudian) devised a

    useful character typology based on three possible orientations to people.

    In her view, the worries and neuroses that plague us have their roots in our relationships

    to others. She suggested that, especially in conflict situations, each of us tends to adopt

    one of the following basic ways of relating to other people.



    Moving towards people - due to a feeling of helplessness. "If you love me you won't hurt


    me. If I give in I won't be hurt." Seeking to gain favour and to be liked, this is the


    compliant or dependent type.



    Moving against people - due to hostility. "If I have power, no one can hurt me." This


    person desires to be strong and to overcome the opposition of a hostile world. Seeking to


    control people, this is the aggressive type.



    Moving away from people - protection through isolation. "If I withdraw, nothing can hurt





    Seeking to avoid all conflict by being self-sufficient and apart, this is the withdrawing





    According to Riso, the compliant (or dependent) types are the:


    One (to ideals),


    Two (to being 'good') and


    Six (to authority).



    The aggressive types are the Three (competitive),


    Seven (aggressively satisfy appetites) and


    Eight (forcefully get their way).



    The withdrawn types are the


    Four (withdrawal of feelings),


    Five (withdrawal into thought) and


    Nine (self-effacing).



    Riso differs from Beesing in that he describes the Seven as aggressive rather than


    compliant, and the One as compliant rather than aggressive (critical of others). The three


    people I know who seem to be most like Ones alternate between compliance and


    aggression, so I'd put a bob each way! On further reflection, I decided it is hard to tell,


    even with people we seem to know well. This is because we all have a compliant persona


    behind which lurks an aggressive shadow. One we show freely, the other we hide from


    view. So how does one tell which is the overall tendency, compliance or aggression? I


    suppose Horney would say the criterion is the behaviour in stressful situations.



    Hopefully my exposition makes it clear that the enneagram is just another map of


    personality - it is not the territory. Likewise, there are various cartographers of the


    enneagram and they don't necessarily agree. In common with every other typology, it is,


    and has to be, highly reductionistic. The enneagram is no more than an aid to


    understanding ourselves. It goes without saying - so I had better say it here - that no


    person is really a 'One' or a 'Seven'. Each actual human personality contains great


    complexity. This is shown by the presence of many contradictory elements and


    idiosyncrasies, and no schema will ever capture their complex interplay. For example, I


    closely conform to a particular tendency in my relationships with people; yet in certain


    circumstances my behaviour is the polar opposite of this overall tendency. The other


    caveat is that writers on the enneagram are prone to obsessive number formalism,


    whereby they try to fit everything into groups of three. I call this syndrome 'triadism'.



    If you focus only on removing the negative in yourself then that is all you will ever do. As


    an antidote to the negative orientation that characterises enneagram studies, here is a


    purely positive characterisation of the nine types. The strength and special contribution


    of each type can be expressed as follows.

    One: improving things and measuring up to a high standard.

    Two: giving and helping

    Three: achievement and productivity

    Four: honesty and creativity

    Five: insight and objectivity

    Six: loyalty and dependability

    Seven: sophistication and enjoyment of life

    Eight: strength and leadership

    Nine: harmony and making peace

    To finish on a more serious note, a friend of mine employs a binary typology. He divides

    all people into two groups - those who divide everyone into two groups and those who


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    Nine – The Horizon Number of the Cosmos

    By Tracy R. Twyman

    Originally written for Dagobert’s Revenge Magazine, Copyright 2001. (Does not


    necessarily represent author’s current viewpoint.)



    As mentioned in the article “The Cutting of the Orm,” the number 9 is one of the guiding


    principles of our solar system, and the universe. The orbit of all bodies in the 9-planet


    system can be evenly multiplied into what’s known as “The Nineveh Constant” —


    195,955,200,000,000, which is divisible by nine, and includes the precession of the


    equinox — 25,920 years — also divisible by 9. The word “Nineveh” means “City of Fish,”


    deriving from “Nun,” the Babylonian/Sumerian word for “fish,” and it is the name of the


    ancient Babylonian city-state where this number was found — a city founded by “Ninus”


    or “Nimrod,” another name for Cain, the “Fish-man” God-King who undoubtedly provided


    it with its name. However, “Nineveh” also contains within it the English word “Nine,” and


    since scholars such as L.A. Waddell have suggested that the Sumerian language is


    derived from the same root as Old English, this gives us pause for reflection. The word


    for “nine” in Latin is “novem,” which is very close to “novus,” the Latin word for “new,”


    linked specifically to the concept of “renewal” in celestial cycles. The number nine is also


    linked to the passage of time through celestial cycles, and its cabalistic meaning is


    defined by Aleister Crowley as “stability in change.” The thing that creates the “stability


    in change” that we find in the heavenly bodies of our solar system is the Sun, which


    causes bodies to rotate and revolve around itself in orbits that tend towards perfect


    circles — circles of 360 degress, which is, of course, divisible by 9.


    A nine-fold magic square



    The connections between the number 9 and the cycles of the heavens were not lost on


    ancient man. Many ancient cultures thought of the year as a perfect circle of 360 days,


    with five extra “non-days,” which were considered to be “outside the circle,” and were


    therefore not recognized. (As postulated in the article The Cutting of the Orm, this author


    believes that there originally were 360 days, and the addition of the extra five came later,


    as a slight change in the Earth’s orbit created that necessity.) Michael Schneider, in A


    Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe, described how ancient man marked the


    recurring cycles of important dates in his circular calendar on the points of an enneagram


    — a nine-pointed star. “If we put January 1, the beginning of the Western year, at the top


    of the enneagram at point nine,” he wrote, “the distance between each of the remaining


    points marks a period of forty days, a traditional milestone in time-reckoning and


    mythological symbolism.”


    The calendar divided by 9


    Nine is associated with cyclical regeneration for other reasons as well. It is the last


    number in the series 1-9, before the series begins to repeat itself again in the number 10,


    which is considered by numerologists to be merely an extension of the principles of the


    number 1. This is why philosophers of mathematics such as Pythagoras have called 9


    “the finishing post,” “that which brings completion,” and “the horizon,” which Schneider


    says, “lies at the edge of the shore before the boundless ocean of numbers that repeat in


    endless cycles the principles of the first nine digits… Nine is the unsurpassable limit, the


    utmost bound, the ultimate extension to which the archetypal principles of number can


    reach and manifest themselves in the world.” 9 is 3 cubed, and thus takes the


    numerological attributes of the trinity to their maximum representation. And 9


    regenerates itself with its peculiar mathematical properties, one of which is well-known


    even to schoolchildren. Unlike any other number, the multiples of nine can all be reduced


    to the same digital root, which involves the process of adding all of the digits in a number


    together to get the sum, and then adding those digits together, and on and on, until you


    are down to a single digit, which is the “digital root.” When dealing with multiples of 9,


    the digital root is always 9 as well. You can also, because of this property, take a multi-


    digit number that is a multiple of 9 and move the digits into any configuration you wish.


    The resulting number will still be a multiple of 9 — always, every time.



    Another interesting property of 9 that is based on this same principle can be found by


    examining the familiar multiplication table of the numbers 1-9, and then creating a


    second table which reduces those numbers to their digital roots — a process called, since


    medieval times, “casting out nines.” The rows whose digits add up to 9 form geometric


    patterns that mirror one another perfectly and turn at right angles. The only pattern


    created that has no mirror reflection is the one created by the number 9 itself. “A square


    of four nines appears at the table’s center,” writes Michael Schneider, “and then a wall of


    solid nines forms a boundary along the table’s edges, the proverbial horizon, or shepherd,


    which the numbers below approach and revolve before in patterns but never pass


    beyond. Nine bounds and directs the choreography of the cosmic order revolving around


    it.” And there is more than one way in which the number nine acts as a binding agent for


    ordered systems. We’ve already discussed the relationship between 9 and the circle. But


    in addition to that, we find that the sum of all the corner angles in any symmetrical


    polygon has a digital root of 9. As Schneider writes, “Nine serves to bound or enclose


    numbers and shapes despite their apparent differences,” providing that “stability in


    change” that Crowley described so aptly.



    The concept of the number 9 as the utmost extension of the power of number can be


    found in the common idioms of our Western culture. Cats are said to have “9 lives,” and


    no more. To put your greatest effort into something is to go “the whole nine yards.”


    When we are in our happiest possible state we are on “cloud nine,” and when we are


    looking our absolute best we are “dressed to the nines.” Nine also shows up in mythology


    and ritual magic as the ultimate expression of cosmic order. For instance, consider the 9


    muses in Greek mythology, or the endless sets of three goddesses in mythology who each


    have triple attributes (such as Virgin, Mother, and Whore.) And in A Beginner’s Guide to


    Constructing the Universe, Michael Schneider shows how 9 points can be arranged to


    form a St. Andrew’s cross, or an X, which can then be used as the basis for building a


    labyrinth in which a person who walks through it takes nine turns through eight rings, a


    traditional labyrinth design. “Initiates ritually traversing labyrinths chanted tones as they


    followed the path,” he writes. “The lost clues to their music are built into the labyrinth


    structure. Each ring of this labyrinth corresponds to a note of the musical octave. The


    order in which the traveler ritually traverses the different rings determines the sequence


    of notes to be chanted as the ‘song’ of that labyrinth.”

    A labyrinth based on 9



    Given the demonstrable relationship between 9 and the cosmic order — specifically in the


    movements of heavenly bodies, it is not that surprising that the Priory of Sion should


    choose to us it as the basis for the structure of their order — a structure that contains a


    secret code indicating a sacred calendar known only to initiates. This calendar, described


    in the article The Cutting of the Orm, is based on both the numbers 9 and 13, 9 being a


    solar number that factors into the revolutions of the Earth (and other planets) around the


    sun, and 13 being a lunar number that factors into the revolutions of the moon around the


    Earth. The extremely complex and accurate Mayan and Aztec calendars were also based


    on the numbers 9 and 13. It seems that we have unlocked one of the greatest secrets of


    the ages, and it is based on the “universal language” of number.



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    Purple Shekinah

    By Richard Merrick

    In the 15th century, a chapel was built outside of Edinburgh, Scotland named Rosslyn

    chapel. Containing some of the most amazing symbolic carvings to be found anywhere in

    the world, it integrates a diversity of god symbolisms from a cross section of religions.

    The most significant symbol is the Shekinah pillar, located at the front of the chapel. It is

    a clue to the chapel's original meaning and, with it, the first source behind all the world's


    The Hebrew word 'kinah,' referenced in the Shekinah pillar, means 'purple.' Thus, the

    Shekinah literally means 'she-purple.' The Biblical land of Canaan has the same 'kinah'

    etymology, making it the 'land of purple.' As a result, the merchants that came from

    Canaan were called the purple merchants and even traded in a powdered purple pigment.

    It is important to know that Canaan was the region that included Israel, Lebanon, Jordan,

    Syria and northeastern Egypt, which would include Giza. Thus, we find that the Shekinah

    pillar (also referred to as a pole or tree) was a unifying symbol for all of the feminine

    deities in this region from Babylonian Ishtar to the Egyptian goddess Isis and her Ankh.

    shekinahAt the same time, many of the feminine gods in Canaan were associated with the


    planet Venus. This included Ishtar and Isis, but also Astarte, Inanna, Semiramis, Lilith,


    Ashtoreth or Asherah. Later, this migrated out of Canaan to become Demeter, Hathor,


    Kali, Ostara, Eastre, Aphrodite and the Roman Venus, from which the planet is named.


    Some believe that all of these goddesses originated in India as Vena and that all religions


    therefore must have originated in the Indus Valley near Tibet. The words Vena, Veda and


    Venus do share a common etymology.

    In the Hebrew Kabbalah, there is a story where the goddess Lilith is transformed into a


    Shekinah pillar, also called the Asherah pole after the goddess Asherah. In this fable we


    find that the Shekinah pillar is also a symbol for the planet Venus, combining with


    another symbolic geometry for Venus, the pentagram. This symbol originates in the


    astronomical fact that Venus aligns with the Earth five times over an 8-year period, thus


    tracing a pentagonal rose in the night sky (i.e., the Star of Bethlehem). This is an


    important point, since the intersections of a pentagram form a golden ratio of about 1.618


    (called the divine proportion), very close to the orbital resonance of Venus to Earth at


    13:8 = 1.625 (the difference is John Dee's secret number .007).

    In Rosslyn, the Shekinah pillar has pentagram stars carved into the top, confirming this




    Figure 1. Pentagonal Venus stars, musical cherubs and dragon-serpents in the pillars at Rosslyn.

    Wrapped around the Asherah / Shekinah pole we often find serpent symbols, as in the


    medical Caduceus and Staff of Moses. In this way, the Shekinah corresponds to the


    'world axis' of Mount Meru in Vedic mythology symbolizing the Fibonacci spiral winding


    around the golden ratio (Pingala, Art of Prosody in 450-200 BC). The Vedas explain that


    there is gold hidden inside the World Mountain of Meru and that it is protected by the


    goddess Vena together with Shukra (the planet Venus) and the Asura, serpent deities that


    live inside the mountain. Clearly, Vedic Mount Meru and the Hebrew Shekinah represent


    the very same thing and that is the golden ratio in the orbit of Venus.

    Now, the color purple happens to be a very special color in the Shekinah symbolism


    because it is the only color that does not exist in the visible color spectrum. It is actually


    a synesthetic blend of magenta and violet that psychologically fills the invisible void just


    outside of human visual perception. Purple is how our mind mends the spiraling visible


    light spectrum into a closed color wheel. In this way, purple transcends the physical,


    symbolizing divinity and royalty. Jesus was said to have been clothed in a purple robe


    before crucifixion, as were the Meruvingian kings and many other kings and priests


    before and after.


    Another name for the people from Canaan was Phoenician, which also means purple. This


    term originated in a variation of the word Phoenix, a name for the plumed flying serpent


    (the female counterpart to the male dragon) who laid the Cosmic Egg containing its own


    ashes (poor Asherah, the Asura).

    We all know the story of the Phoenix firebird rising up from the ashes. Is it a coincidence


    that the Shekinah feminine presence is described in the Hebrew Torah as a pillar of


    smoke and so represented in the Temple of Jerusalem?


    Figure 2. The Hebrew Shekinah in the Temple of Jerusalem.

    Or in the Vedas where Shukra (meaning 'clear semen') is described as a pillar of light


    that emanates from the sun-god Indra through Vena (the Venus pentacle), fertilizing the


    waters of the Earth? Or in Rosslyn where the Phoenix becomes the point of maximum


    acoustical resonance at the Shekinah pillar, aligned (not by coincidence) with the color


    purple occurring at a golden section of half the chapel? This is described on page 235 of


    my first book INTERFERENCE, showing how a golden ratio occurs on the color wheel as


    purple when measured from the fundamental 'tonic' frequency of cyan (sky blue).



    Located in the mended crack of the color wheel - just a golden section away from the


    color of material gold - isn't it more correct to call the transcendental divine proportion


    'the purple ratio?'

    Figure 3. The Shekinah purple ratio in the Rosslyn Chapel Floor Plan.

    shekinah rosslyn chapel

    The importance of the purple ratio is thus two-fold.

    First, the founding principle behind early religion was fertility, especially as it pertained

    to transcendental resurrection or reincarnation. For this reason, the feminine life-giving

    aspect of God was the foundation of early religion, providing a self-organizing principle

    for early social development. Nowadays, all we have left of the sacred feminine is the

    Mother Mary icon, a distant etymological equivalent to the Vedic word Meru.

    The second thing we find in the purple ratio is evidence of an ancient harmonic science

    driving the development of spiritual symbolism and ritual. After all, the purple ratio has a

    real physical damping effect on harmonic resonance. And it can be argued that this

    damping action in the sun's plasma disc is what spaced the planets along a spiral while

    later guiding evolution toward Fibonacci proportioned bodies around a serpentine spine.

    The historical use of purple to describe Canaan, the Shekinah and in sacred clothing is

    undeniable proof that religion was once founded on a deep knowledge of harmonic


    As ancient philosopher priests seemed to know, there is a
    musica universalis to be found

    inside our own minds. This is the purple ratio of coherence and order universal to all

    things. Led by an ancient spiritual science of harmony, people once gathered around the

    symbols of a winged serpent, world mountain, golden egg and heavenly star, singing

    together for eternal renewal through a transcendental pillar of purple light.

    Further Reading

    Interference - A Grand Scientific Musical Theory
    , By Richard Merrick

    Content courtesy of Richard Merrick

    Copyright (c) 2011. All Rights Reserved.


    The Enneade

    From the dynamic principles of the Law of Three, passed through the symbolism of the


    Penteade, explained in detail through the Law of Mutual Self-Preservation, finally evolves


    the Universal Dynamic Principle, which is symbolised by the Enneade. Its symbol is a


    circle, or a nine-pointed star. Within the circle, 9 points are arranged in equidistance. The


    number nine stands for "Universal Change" or Dynamism, as stated within Trumps 9 and


    21. The nine points, which are stations or spheres, are arranged to interconnect in two


    ways: through a triangle, which can take seven different positions, but is not interactive


    with the other points; through interactive six points, encompassing the triangle.



    Referring to the Mer-Ka-Ba, here we find the symbolism of the "Spheres within which the


    Mer-Ka-Ba moves". It is the dynamically "reduced" symbolism of the Zodiac, with only


    nine correspondences and a six-fold interweaving hexagonal structure. The graphic


    introduced in chapter 4, dealing with Astrology, may serve as symbolic guide, especially


    when superimposed on the graphic image of the Enneade.

    In the oldest version of the Enneagram we have found, though its origins stem from a


    blending of the Central Asian symbolism with Sino-Tibetan philosophy (and thus,


    ultimately, relate to the lost civilisation of the Gobi Desert), is an ascription taken from


    the words of Jesus Christ the Avatar of the Near East ( kept within the sayings of Islam


    more than within Christianity). There, the central triangle, connecting points 3, 6 and 9,


    reads: 9: Man, 3: Earth, 6: God.



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        School of Wisdom® Series: Volume 2




        The Meaning of Time, Potentials, Personality and History.

        By Arnold Keyserling and R.C.L.

        "A whole person can put on one of the twelve personalities like a mask as the occasion requires   ...  

    • this allows the inner essence to shine through with color and style."



      Since Einstein we know without a doubt that reality is a space-time continuum where matter and energy


      are interchangeable. Science and mathematics have learned a great deal about space, but very little


      about time. What we do know is strange. The passage of time is not objective, it relates to the velocity of


      matter. Thus as matter approaches the speed of light (the speed limit of matter), time slows to a near


      stop. A person traveling in a space ship moving at the speed of light thus would have no time and would


      not age. Time is flexible and personal. Moreover empirical studies show that most events in nature


      happen in some kind of time cycle. They repeat, increase and decrease, move in and out, in regular,


      albeit sometimes quite complex cyclic intervals. Beyond knowing that time is personal and cyclic,


      modern science has just begun to explore the nature and psychodynamics of time.




      Although new to science, the subject of time was carefully studied for millennia by many ancient


      cultures and traditions. Some of their knowledge is still available. In fact, many of the ancients' insights


      into time have already been structured into the very fabric of modern society. They are now so deeply


      ingrained into our culture that we take them for granted. We assume, for instance, that there has always


      been a seven day week, a fifty two week year, twelve month year, or a twelve times two day. Actually,


      these basic parameters were invented by the early geniuses of time - the Babylonians. They have


      remained with us ever since to subliminally order our cultures and consciousness, our perception of





      In 2360 B.C., the Chaldean's made the spatial Zodiac of the constellations fit the geometric circle of 360


      degrees by inventing the twelfth sector. They did this by inventing and arranging the last missing


      constellation of Libra. (Before there were only eleven.) With this development there was a star group for


      each of the 360 degree sectors. Time then became accessible to full brained understanding.

      Zodiac and the Wheel


      By the year 2340 B.C., 20 years later, Astrology was the official religion of Babylonia, not as a science,


      but as a wisdom teaching to create a personal Way. This coincided with the Babylonian invention of the


      seven day week in accordance with the basic human energies. In their culture the King and Queen were


      joined on the Zikkurath - the Great Tower - at each of the four moon constellations. With the


      seven day week the year was divided into 52 cycles. As will be seen in the last chapter, this is one of the


      prime numbers of spiritual development. The day itself was also made to follow the basic twelve-fold


      structure of the year: twelve hours of left brain day, twelve hours of right brain night.



      This creation of the basic units of time - the seven day week -- changed the potentialities of the visible


      planets, and the moon and sun, into creative time. From that point in history to today, time and society


      has been ordered according to the twelve-fold Zodiac with the 12 months and hours, and the sevenfold


      time-cycle of the week comprised of the five visible planets, the sun and the moon. Unfortunately, most


      people today have no idea or understanding of the original meaning behind this structure. The seven


      days of the week and their cosmic origin are summarized in the following heptagon:

      Origin of the 7 days of the week

      The time planets took their significance from their spatial Zodiacal "Homes". Each time planet


      corresponded to a space Zodiac sign where it was said to be at home. This is shown on Keyserling's


      Wheel. The order differed between the traditions. But Keyserling has been able to harmonize these


      differences and synthesize all of the traditions. Now that we have knowledge of all of the planets, not


      just the five visible planets known to early Man, we arrive at the following time cycles. This shows the


      twelve basis types of human potential associated with each time cycle. The chart also shows the


      relation to the grammatical parts of speech.

    12 basic human potentials




    The planets symbolize the twelve archetypal human capacities or potentials which can be realized in


    time. They are divided into subsets of nine and three. The twelve potentials of time follow the basic


    pattern of the mind. The one or two word "Meanings" given above for these concepts should be


    understood very broadly. The words are "cluster words" which represent a wide spectrum of related


    capacities which come within that basic field of consciousness. They are like the twelve sides of a


    diamond which are unified by the crystal center of pure light - the Awareness behind the diverse


    manifestations of the Self.



    The twelve basic capacities are potential powers until chosen in time. In life they can appear at three


    times in a person's development:


    1 As Apprentice Learning


    2 As Companion Acting


    3 As Master Teaching


    You must choose to use all twelve of the basic potentials, both in language and in life, when the


    opportunity is presented by life. Otherwise, they will remain latent. These potentials do not automatically


    grow. They require choice and intentional efforts.



    First, your language must become holistic and coherent. To make sense of your life you have to make


    sense in your speech. The twelve basic concepts presented in the chart above are the keys to making


    sense. You have to learn to use these concepts in your speech, your language. Then, eventually, you


    will learn to master these conceptual cluster-words in a three step process: apprentice, companion,


    master. This mastery of language allows for mastery of the human faculties which they represent. This


    means mastery of the full human capacities in controlled actions, or as Don Juan said, "Controlled


    Folly". Both learning processes - language and life - must go hand in hand. One without the other will


    not allow for full development. Words alone are hollow. Life alone is incomprehensible. Only both -


    language and action - allow you to actualize these potential powers. With both you can integrate them


    into your being, and thereby make sense of life. You can walk your talk.



    You fully master the twelve time potentials in a three step process. First, you learn them. Next, you learn


    them even better by acting them out. Finally, you master them after you have taught them to others. In the


    final Master teaching stage the Self can merge with the Sun. The Self then can become radiating, full of


    life giving light. But, until all nine of the potentials are integrated, and the whole potential of your Being


    is realized, you will be submitted to reincarnation. As Keyserling says, you will be stuck in the "cosmic


    game of bowling". Only when all of your pins, your potential, have been set up and mastered, can you


    survive the inevitable black ball of death.



    The nine planets represent talents available to everyone at any time. The last three - Rahu, Ketu (19 year


    "moon nodes" or Metonic cycle points) and the newly discovered tenth planet, "Lucifer"(1) - are


    different. They can only be tapped by taking part in a larger social movement, or assuming a historical





    The nine planets are ordered in the Wheel according to the geometric pattern called the "Enneagram" -


    shown below. The Sun is in the center of the Enneagram and represents the essence. All of the planets


    take their nourishment and light from the Sun. In the same way the nine personalties take their light


    from the inner essence. The nine sided Enneagram comes out of the Sufi tradition. It was first brought to


    the West in the esoteric teachings of George Gurdjieff, one of Arnold Keyserling's mentors and teachers.



    The ninefold structure can also be used as a key to understanding personality types. When a person


    emphasizes a particular potential, they naturally have a personality type associated with that planet.



    This system of personality analysis works because most successful people are at any one time


    dominated by one or two of the nine basic impulses to the exclusion of most of the others. They are


    successful because they at least have some personality of their own, even if only one dimensional.

    Enneagram in the Wheel


    The majority of people today never develop any personality of their own at all. Instead, they have a false


    personality imposed on them from their parents, friends, job or society. The false personality has no


    connection with any of their innate capacities. For this reason it is usually weak, and the person has


    little energy or vitality.



    Only personality which is in connection with a person's essence - their inner sun - can vitalize. The


    false, unconnected personalities only block energy. They act as a negative mask to hide true potential,


    instead of express it. Such lifeless personalities should be dropped and replaced by impulses and roles


    which you choose. They should be replaced by personalities that are more in accord with your essence


    and true potential. In the Gurdjieff tradition this process of liberation from false personalities is called


    "waking up". It is accomplished in part through a process called "self remembering" where you observe


    the false personalities in action.



    If you are lucky enough to wake up and tap your inner essence and develop a true personality, you are


    on your way. But this is only the beginning, and many fall prey to the danger at this initial stage of


    development. They fall into the trap of domination by the first strong energy they develop. They may


    improve the quality of that type, and become more mature, but they do not fully grow or diversify. They do


    not become a real human. A real human awakens to all nine time forms. Instead, they become freakish,


    unidimensional beings. Strong perhaps, in their own little area, but narrow and imbalanced. They are


    only partially awake. They have knowledge and mastery of only one of the many forms of time. Their


    other potentials remain undeveloped, dormant or childlike.



    You avoid this danger by using your beginning personality as a springboard to master all of the others.


    Aware of the trap, you take steps to avoid stagnation in one type of time. You seek out continual change


    and flowing. You look for new ways to be, new roles in accord with your essence. You strive for multi-




    Normal "fully actualizing" people let the false personalities die. They awaken to all of the forms of time.


    They are able to grow and change personality types. They can diversify their character without


    identification to any one impulse. They learn and emphasize other potentials. They are not satisfied with


    the "one of nine" that is naturally the strongest for them. They go beyond, and add to the first real


    personality they happen to awaken.



    The goal is to divest yourself of all false personalities. To instead become a "well rounded" personality.


    Such a being is connected with all of their essence. They are filled with many different kinds of energy.


    Such a whole person has learned and mastered all of the archetypal capacities possible in time. They


    can adopt or "put on" one of the personalities like a mask as the occasion requires. The particular mask


    worn at any one time allows the inner essence to shine through, with color and style. The Master is not


    attached to any of their twelve sides. They do not identify with the various personality masks used to


    express their essence. Instead, they identify with the Essence of Being, the white light Sun - Zero


    dimension Awareness - behind all personalities. They are centered.



    They are like an actor with a role. They use the masks or personalities as a tool to interact with other


    beings. When the Ego and the Self are in this type of healthy relationship, the positive traits of a


    personality type naturally dominate over the negative. Time is filled with meaning and diversity. In these


    circumstances the perception of time can change dramatically. It intensifies and grows in duration. Ten


    minutes of peak time can seem like hours. Conversely, hours of intensity in a flow experience can pass


    in what seems like no time at all.



    METHODS/EXPERIMENTS: Further reading and study in this area can be helpful. George Gurdjieff has


    himself written several books: All and Everything: Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson. (This is his


    magnum opus wherein the concepts of the Enneagram, personality and essence are presented


    subliminally in a science fiction setting. It is an immense tale of Earth and its inhabitants. It is told from


    the perspective of an advanced being condemned to live there for a few centuries. It is an excellent


    book, but very difficult to understand without great effort. It was originally designed to be read out loud


    in groups as a basis for the work of self remembering along with certain dance movements); Meetings


    With Remarkable Men (Autobiography which has been made into a movie); Herald Of Coming Good (first


    book introducing others); Views From The Real World (last book, kept secret for many years, on the


    dynamics of his work and stupidity of most of his students).



    There are hundreds of books written on Gurdjieff and his work, "the Fourth Way", which are far easier


    for beginners to understand. Many of them are good. Among the best is the first one ever written by P.D.


    Ouspensky In Search Of The Miraculous which has many quotes and stories of Gurdjieff. Other Gurdjieff


    students who have written books on the Fourth Way include J.G. Bennett, A.R. Orage and Kenneth


    Walker. A recent book which is very good, and particularly helpful on understanding false personalities,


    is Waking Up by the transpersonal psychologist Charles Tart. The best biography of Gurdjieff is written


    by James Moore and called Gurdjieff: the Anatomy of a Myth.



    Beyond reading, try the basic Gurdjieff exercise, to intently and totally remember yourself. It can be done


    alone, but is even better with a group. Self remembering is not as easy as it may sound, particularly to


    carry on for a sustained length of time. Simple, casual self observation or reflection is not what is meant


    by self remembering. It is far more than self consciousness. You should beware of fooling yourself into


    thinking you have prematurely attained a state of Self Remembering when you have not. It requires


    considerable will power and effort, involving a profound and deep awareness, bringing the totality of


    self into the zero dimension of pure awareness. Try it in sitting meditation, but also in activities, in


    movements and in situations of everyday life. It involves contact with the essence, with the Sun, and


    when attained it liberates and floods you with light and energy. For good descriptions of several more


    exercises refer to Tart's Waking Up and some of the other books mentioned.



    Another worth while exercise to practice in connection with Remembering is to look for the false


    personalities which have been imposed upon you over the years. You can identify them by their


    hollowness, their lack of depth and connection with essence. Although they may be familiar to you from


    years of use, fundamentally they are foreign and do not feel true. Search them out, use strategies to


    weaken and isolate them, to diminish their time. Then when you are ready, and have another type of time


    to replace it, stop that particular false personality all together. Drop the mask for one which has your


    face on it.



    The meaning of the basic times can be learned by study with someone who has attained mastery. Even


    without direct contact with a teacher, much can be learned by introspection of the drives and


    personalities within yourself as described in the last Methods/Experiments section. The observations


    need to be guided by a rational understanding of the basic structure behind the personality types. The


    following is a summary by Losey of the nine-fold system of personality types with both positive and


    negative traits, plus the three historical types. This should be used as a starting point for


    understanding, not the gospel.



    1. HEAL/UNIFY: SPIRIT-FEELING. The basic meaning of conjunction - 1 - pertains to synthesis, to


    unification and healing. Its archetypal symbol or myth is Jupiter. It is the holistic capacity to fit


    everything together, to heal by reconciliation. It is the "both-and" counterpoint to "either-or" rational


    analysis. The complementary impulse is the fifth, to discern and judge. The personality type dominated


    by the conjunction category is known as the "Giver" or the "Helper", always trying to do good, to help or


    heal others. This personality type - with good and bad traits - is concerned, possessive, manipulative,


    demands affection and approval, and tries to become indispensable to others, but can also be genuinely


    caring, compassionate, empathetic, warm-hearted, generous, supportive, loving and even saintly.



    2. CREATE/PRODUCE: BODY-SENSING. The noun - 2 - symbolizes the basic drive to creativity and


    production, to the physical realization of ideas. Its archetypal symbol or myth is Venus. The


    complementary impulse is the seventh, the impulse to destroy what has already been created and to start


    something new. When this one impulse controls, an "Epicure" or "Generalist" type of personality


    results. This type can be sophisticated, hedonistic, extroversive, accomplished, and excitable. They tend


    to be dilettantes, producing superficially in many areas, concerned primarily with appearances, things


    and wealth. But they can also be multi-talented, real, practical, productive, prolific, sensitive, joyous,


    with an eye for beauty, good living and grace.



    3. KNOW/UNDERSTAND: SPIRIT-THINKING. The verb - 3 - pertains to understanding, to relation of


    abstract concepts. Its archetypal symbol or myth is Uranus. Uranus is the desire to know, to understand.


    The complementary impulse is the twelfth, to be inspired, mentally moved directly, without any thought


    or analysis. The personality type is "the Thinker" or the distanced "Observer". This type can be the


    ivory-towered intellectual, the "know it all" expert, the recluse, who maintains an emotional distance


    both from others and himself. They tend to be analytic, eccentric, insightful and paranoid. They can also


    be truly knowledgeable, open-minded, with great genius, intelligence and original, comprehensive





    4. WISH/IMAGINE: SOUL-FEELING. The preposition - 4 - symbolizes imagination, the need to fantasize


    and dream. Its archetypal symbol or myth is the Moon. The complementary impulse is the tenth, hard-


    headed responsiveness and duty. This personality type is the "Tragic Romantic" or the far out "Artist".


    They are attracted to the unavailable ideals, the absent lover, the unattainable, rather than the here and


    now. They tend to be tragic, romantic, depressive, suicidal, individualistic, introverted, artistic and self-


    absorbed. They can be emotionally rich, sensitive, funny, intuitive, creative, in touch with their dreams,


    and of course, have a great imagination.



    5. ANALYZE/DISTINGUISH: SPIRIT-SENSING. The adjective - 5 - pertains to analysis, to distinguishing


    one from another. Its archetypal symbol or myth is Mercury. Mercury involves qualitative discernment


    and the impulse to judge and rate. It is the "either-or" dissective counterpoint to "both-and" synthesis.


    The complementary impulse is the first, healing synthesis. The personality type is called the "Status


    Seeker" or "Performer" or "Motivator". They can be narcissistic, deceptive and pretentious, more


    concerned with the appearances and trappings of success in their work than with real


    accomplishments. They are frequently self- assured and energetic, but often too quick to accept the easy


    answer to a problem, and try to succeed in work through narrow specialization, frequently failing to see


    the forest for the trees. They tend to be the "Type A" personalities who are ambitious, overly-competitive


    or "work-aholics". They can also be genuinely-productive, authentic, good motivators and promoters,


    efficient, knowledgeable and accepting of their limitations, with many outstanding inner qualities and


    good judgment.



    6. COMMUNICATE: SOUL-THINKING. The verb-person - 6 - stands for the drive to communicate, to


    explain, to relate to and with other people, and to improve yourself and others. Its archetypal symbol or


    myth is Neptune. It involves social intelligence, empathizing and dealing with people. Neptune also


    pertains to polarities: right-wrong, good-bad, rich-poor, innocent-guilty. The complementary impulse is


    the eleventh, the historical role of leading or following. When Neptune dominates, the personality type is


    the "Reformer" or the "Perfectionist". They tend to be overly-critical of themselves and others, idealistic,


    orderly, perfectionistic and intolerant. They think of themselves as superior and use the words "should"


    and "must" a lot, and can be self-righteous, opinionated, petty crusaders. They can also be


    conscientious, reasonable, principled, self-disciplined, with personal integrity and tolerance, astute


    insights, great communication skills, clarity, and a profound knowledge of self and others.



    7. FIGHT/INITIATE: BODY-FEELING. The pronoun - 7 - basically pertains to initiative, to fight and start


    something new. Its archetypal symbol or myth is Mars. It is initiative, the visceral drive to get up and go,


    the entrepreneurial spirit. The complementary impulse is the second - Venus - to complete something by


    creativity, the finishing touches of creative embellishment. The Mars personality type is called the


    "Boss". He or she can be strong, combative, loving to take charge and fight, to protect self and friends,


    and quick to anger. They want to lead, to start things up, sometimes dictatorially, but sometimes with


    heroic self-restraint, magnanimity and courage. They can be powerful, expansive, self-confident,


    decisive, authoritative and commanding, but also selfish, ruthless, violent and destructive.



    8. ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY/RESPOND: SOUL-SENSING. The adverb - 8 - pertains to organization,


    responsibility and duty; to assume responsibility for some social situation or group, a problem or


    opportunity, and to organize or direct it until conclusion. Its archetypal symbol or myth is Saturn. The


    drive arises out of circumstances created by others and constitutes a response to it. The complementary


    impulse is the fourth - Moon - imagination, the urge to dream, to visualize something new which has


    never been before, rather than to see something which already is and respond to it. The Saturn-


    dominated personality is called the "Loyalist" and can easily become either an establishment,


    traditionalist "organization man", or an anti-establishment, non-conformist "devils advocate", a rebel


    without a cause. They are likable, ingratiating, dependent, loyal to groups or a cause, and can be


    masochistic, doubtful, unsure, ambivalent, indecisive, authoritarian, bureaucratic, and overly-


    conformist. Trust and permanent solid relations with others are important. They can also be engaging,


    appealing, committed, reliable, trustworthy, dependable, cooperative, endearing, and of course, very


    responsive and responsible.



    9. INVENT/ACTUALIZE: BODY-THINKING. The verbal forms - 9 - pertains to the impulse to orchestrate, to


    plan, to invent, to engineer and actualize based upon a sense of what is possible. Its archetypal symbol


    or myth is Pluto. The complementary impulse is the tenth, the historical drive to individuality. The


    personality type is the "Mediator" or "Peacemaker", who tends to be easy going, calm, peaceful and


    reassuring. They can be passive, disengaged, repressed, unoriginal, ambivalent, overly self-effacing and


    accommodating, seeing all points of view but their own. But they can also be excellent negotiators,


    profoundly receptive, aware, supportive of others, good-natured, genuinely nice, unpretentious, patient,


    original, inventive, with autonomous self-reliance, self-assurance and equanimity.



    10. AFFIRM: BODY-WILLING. The statement - 10 - has a meaning which does not pertain to a personal


    impulse or personality. Like the 11th and 12th impulses it lies outside of the Enneagram. The archetypal


    symbol or myth of the tenth is Lucifer. Lucifer symbolizes the newly-liberated, collective historical drive


    for individual liberty, the affirmation of the rights of the individual. It concerns the mastery and


    affirmation of personal skills and of Ego. The complementary impulse is the ninth, Pluto, the drive to


    invent something new based upon the discoveries of others.



    11. LEAD: SOUL-WILLING. The sentence which orders - 11 - also has a meaning outside of individual


    personality, pertaining to a historical compulsion to lead society or to follow a leader, to obey. Its


    archetypal symbol or myth is the King. The complementary impulse is the sixth, Neptune, to relate and


    communicate with people, to persuade or be persuaded by reason, rather than to lead or follow.



    12. INSPIRE: SPIRIT-WILLING. The questioning sentence - 12 - symbolizes a state of inspiration, to


    inspire others or be inspired, in the context of an historical role. Its archetypal symbol or myth is the


    Queen. The complementary impulse is the third, Uranus, the drive to spiritual realization through


    understanding rather than inspiration.



    13. AWARENESS: ESSENCE. Symbolized by the Sun, Awareness is not really an impulse or part of


    speech. The Sun symbolizes the awareness behind all of the other impulses, the essence behind and


    linking the different personalities. It stands for the Higher Self beyond the Ego, a state of higher


    consciousness, of light. The pure Awareness pulls together and integrates all of the diverse aspects of


    our Self into a cohesive whole. We first become aware of the Higher Self in peak experiences, and then


    eventually by mastery of all of the other impulses, we start to live in the light and a higher pattern





    The knowledge of the Enneagram and personality types is summarized in the following chart.

    12 personality types


    METHODS/EXPERIMENTS: There are many recently published books which focus primarily on the


    personality aspects of the Enneagram including Don Riso's Personality Types and Understanding the


    Enneagram, Helen Palmer's The Enneagram and Richard Rohr and Andreas Ebert's Experiencing The


    Enneagram. If this interests you further reading can be helpful. But beware, do not get hung up on the


    different alignments of the types with the Enneagram numbers. More important than reading, try and see


    which type or types you emphasize or project. Do the same for your family members, friends and


    associates. See if others agree with your analysis. By recognizing a personality type in yourself and


    others, you can begin to get some perspective on it. This will eventually help you to free yourself from


    these ingrained behaviors. Learn to wear it like a mask.





    The awakening and mastery of the twelve forms of time allows you to participate in the games of


    civilization. You thereby transform the animal-human body from physical to spiritual. You tune into your


    time cycles, develop your capabilities and use your personalities as tools to play the game. The cosmic


    pattern of civilization is the original Adam Kadmon, the Being in the Universe.


    The primal image of twelve basic fields has meaning on three levels: body, soul and spirit. The body is


    understood physiognomically (externally) and physiologically (internally), as 12 independent systems.


    The soul is symbolized by ecliptic Houses. The 12 houses determine the inner attitude to life. The spirit


    is symbolized by the 12 zodiac Signs, the external pattern of civilization. This is all shown in the


    following charts.

    Soul Wiling Head/Brain Personality Politics
    Body Sensing Neck/Sense Organs Possessions Art
    Spirit Thinking Shoulders, Arms
    Hands, Lungs
    Learning Science
    Soul Feeling Chest/Stomach Home Psychology
    Body Willing Back/Heart Children/Mastery Education
    Spirit Sensing Abdomen/Intestines Work Economy
    Soul Thinking Hips/Kidneys Community Law
    Body Feeling Sex Organ/Buttocks
    Muscles, Eyes
    Spirit Willing Thighs/Liver Ideas Religion/Tradition
    Soul Sensing Knees/Joints Profession Organizations
    Body Thinking Legs/Skeleton Friendship Technology
    Spirit Feeling Feet/Spleen Regeneration

    Wheel of Civilization


    METHODS/EXPERIMENTS: Study these charts and try and see how the body, soul and spirit concepts


     relate to the structure of each. Remember that these are holistic cluster words, not definitions of limited


    and exact concepts. They suggest general fields or sets for which many other names could be used or


    subsets included. The limitations and differentiations of one field from another are derived from the


    basic structure. Try and think of as many other names as you can to include within each set. For


    instance, try and think of other major fields of civilization which are not named on the chart, and see


    where you think they would fit. For instance, in which of the twelve do you think sports belong?



    Another interesting exercise is to focus on each of the twelve body systems mentioned in the first chart


    For instance, either by yourself or in a group, try walking around and put all of your attention on each of


    the twelve systems. Start from the top - the head - and work to the twelfth system at the bottom -- the


    feet. This is one way to start to know your body better, an essential path on the path of Wisdom-


    Knowledge. Another is to work on whole body visualization and learn to like your body, to accept is as a


    friend, or as the Indians say, as a temple in which you live. Enter a deeply relaxed state and then


    visualize yourself on an empty beach, naked, with your feet floating a few inches above the water. From


    outside of yourself look at all sides of your body, visualizing it completely. Which body part seems to call


    out to you, demanding the most attention? Which part can you most easily and clearly visualize? Is it


    difficult or impossible for you to visualize any parts of your body? Are there are parts you don't like?


    Which ones, and why? Ask yourself why, what does this mean? To which of the twelve systems do these


    parts belong? What does all of this tell you about yourself? In waking life which of the twelve body


    systems tends to receive the most attention, which does not function correctly? Tune into your body, it


    has all you need to know.



    The twelve external fields of civilization manifest as complementary opposites. Our civilization is now


    dominated by Body-Thinking, the field of Technology; thinking incarnate with the machine and


    electronic computer in all of its many forms. The natural opposition is Education, Body-Willing, which


    means both the mastery of the skills necessary to run technology and the mastery of self. A true teacher


    must first have mastered a subject, made it a part of his being, before he can teach it to another.



    The basic polarity which exists between these two fields of civilization - Technology and Education - is


    based upon the difference between Thinking and Willing on a physical level. Since Technology-


    Thinking is the dominant field of culture, there is a danger that its polar complement, Education-Willing


    may be weakened and atrophy. Indeed, we are already seeing the decline in Education in our culture, a


    lack of mastery of skills, and an overabundance of knowledge while Wisdom, "know-how", and true


    teachers are in very short supply. Unless balance is regained this will inevitably have an adverse effect


    both on our technological civilization and our overall evolution.



    The opposite poles of thinking/willing need to help each other and work together to attain a healthy


    balance. More educational technologies need to be invented. High-technology should be brought into


    and made an essential part of the classroom. So too should apprentice traditions, and the traditional


    disciplines of self mastery. This can revitalize Education and also greatly enhance the transmission of


    practical know-how, of Wisdom. We are beginning to see this new merger with the advent of computer


    education programs, educational television, virtual reality simulators, mind machines and PrimaSounds.



    The second complementary pair of culture fields which are critical to our new age are Health and the


    Economy. Healing and true Medicine are based on Spirit-Feeling, striving for the ideal. It is holistic,


    including the mental/spiritual as well as the physical and energetical/psychological. The striving for an


    ideal of health is in natural opposition to the practical economic values, money and work. Economy is


    Spirit-Sensing; thus the polarity is between Feeling and Sensing on a mental level.



    Medicine is now out of balance with the Economy in many parts of the Western world. Illness and dying


    have become too expensive for society to bear. This is in part because our Medicine became over-


    infatuated with technology, and over-reacted to the religious dogmas of the past by adopting a myopic


    materialistic view of the human condition. So-called "modern medicine" came to see Humans as a mere


    physical machine, to be fixed when broken and kept running as long as possible. Its highest value was


    the mere prolongation of life at all costs. It treated disease, sickness and impending death and gave little


    attention to true health care, to wellness. Doctors became the ultimate specialists, little or no overall


    perspective. But this is already starting to change, thanks largely to the natural economic pressures.



    Medicine is becoming concerned once again as it should be with true health care. It is beginning to


    adopt a more balanced holistic approach that considers wellness of body, soul and spirit.



    The Economy is now an extremely important field of civilization. Work is no longer looked down upon as


    the curse of the poor or uncultured. Meaningful work and a functioning world economy are critical to


    everyone's fulfillment, rich and poor. Trade, free exchange of goods and services, full employment and


    wealth are prerequisites to a healthy civilization.



    The next polarity between Politics and Law, although still prominent in civilization, is now secondary to


    Economy and Health. Unlike the first half of the Twentieth century with World Wars One and Two, the


    struggle of civilized people against dictatorships in the second half of the Twentieth Century was won


    primarily through economic pressures. The politicians who enact the laws, and the judges and lawyers


    who carry them out, must all do so with an eye to the economic impact of the laws. One of the main


    concerns of the government and the law today is to promote a healthy and free economy wherein a


    minimum-level subsistence is guaranteed to all, with an equal opportunity for advancement and wealth.



    Politics is based on Soul-Willing, Law on Soul-Thinking. The political bodies lead the government, enact


    the laws. Ideally the actions of the government and politicians are kept in check and balance by the


    thinking of the Judiciary and lawyers. Unreasonable laws can be and, in free countries with a strong


    legal culture such as the United States, frequently are overturned, and dictatorial leaders are


    investigated, indicted and impeached. In this way individuals are safeguarded from the excess of


    political willfulness. So too, politics balances law and can effect changes and reforms in the law when it


    becomes unjust or fossilized through faulty or stagnant thinking.



    The next fields of culture are Art, Body-Sensing, and Business, Body-Feeling. Business refers both to


    the military-industrial complex, and entrepreneurial business, where executive action and courage


    prevail, rather than corporate bureaucracy and office politics. All over the world the military and


    business dominate over Art. This is particularly true in Middle-American culture where Business and


    the Military are the dominant forces of civilization, and as a consequence Art is repressed. If the role of


    the military and business should lessen in the future, Art may recapture a balanced position. As it


    stands today, however, Art is rarely an end in itself as in past civilizations. Instead the creation of Art


    has become business-like, and its acquisition has become an investment. Art is becoming secondary to


    luxury goods, wealth and property. The original meaning and purpose of Art as an embodiment of


    universal ideas, a vehicle for the spirit, has been lost to many. Business can rectify this imbalance by


    funding art for art's sake, as did the nobility for the great artists in past civilizations. Patronage of art


    can give returns to business in non-monetary forms, such as a more beautiful and inspiring work


    environment. The true Artists on their side need to shed their instinctual bias against business, and be


    more concerned with the creation of universal messages which are accessible to large segments of


    society, even business leaders, and not just small cliques.



    The next polarity is between Science - Spirit-Thinking - and Religion/Traditions - Spirit-Willing. The


    conflict between these opposites, as shown for instance by the famous Scopes "monkey trial", still goes


    on all over the world today. For centuries in the middle ages Science was suppressed in favor of


    traditional religious dogmas. Now in most parts of the world Science is freed of religious constraints.



    In Western cultures Science has taken the upper hand over traditions and religions for the past hundred


    years or so. The dominance has gone to the extreme where entire traditional cultures have been wiped


    out as "primitive" and of no value. Although Science, based as it is on Thinking, is likely to naturally


    dominate over Religion for some time to come, the extreme dominance and imbalance appears to be


    lessening. The value and significance of the traditional cultures, shamanism, inspired poetry and


    religious experience is starting to be recognized. Now that Science is secure from religious repression,


    and has matured, the opposition between the two fields can become a complementary polarity. The


    result is the positive synergy of traditional Wisdom with modern Science. New fields of Science are


    developing based on mystic experiences, such as transpersonal psychology. Conversely, new spiritual


    traditions are forming based on scientific knowledge, such as PrimaSounds, mind machines and the





    The last polarity is between Psychology/Home - Soul-Feeling - and Bureaucracy/Administration - Soul-


    Sensing. This is the conflict between Feeling Home and individual Psychology on the one hand, and


    Sensing Career and the State on the other. It is exemplified by the cliche contrast between the


    psychologically-oriented, loving homemaker who has no public life, no life at all beyond herself, her


    spouse and children, and the cold, organization man, concerned only with getting ahead in the world,


    with no time for his family or himself. It is also the struggle between intrusive big government, and the


    privacy and freedom of the individual.



    As the governments of the world, the multi-national corporations and other organizations and


    establishments grow larger and more powerful, there is a real danger of cultural imbalance whereby the


    organizational machinery stunts and kills individual Psychology and Family life. Big organizations and


    governments can easily be dominated by the unelected mid-level and low-end bureaucrats. The


    technocrats actually perform most of the ministerial functions, not the elected officials and corporate


    officers who are nominally in charge. Even enlightened leaders are frequently powerless to change the


    large institutions they supposedly head.



    When bland, mediocre, heartless, faceless bureaucrats assume real power, uniformity and conformity


    become the prime value. Then the counter pole of home and privacy, individuality, and psychological


    diversity are endangered. The social consensus of left-brain Administration can overwhelm and stunt


    right-brained Psychology, individuality. The extreme of this was seen in the Soviet Union under


    communism where psychology became a tool of the State and political dissenters and non-conformists


    were treated as insane.



    Fortunately the large organizations seem to collapse of their own weight; without the vitality and


    creativity of the individual, they fossilize, stagnate and cannot compete with smaller, more humanistic


    organizations. The fall of the Soviet Union is one example and a warning. When a large organization


    (Soul-Sensing) crumbles without another competing, more human institution ready to replace it, great


    instability and destruction can result, and the related field of the Economy (Spirit-Sensing) can collapse.



    In a complex global civilization of several billion people, state and corporate administrations and


    organizations, and institutions of all kinds and sizes are necessary and inevitable. A healthy balance


    between the two fields is needed where each adds to and complements the other. Psychology and


    individual development can be brought into our institutions and made a part of the acceptable norm of


    the "corporate man". Power and work can also to be decentralized and taken home, and all people, men


    and women, given an equal opportunity to participate in the exercise of power. In this way the


    bureaucrats will have a heart and character, and the left-brain social organizations can come into


    balance with, and so cease to threaten the right-brain individualists.






    In addition to the twelve time fields of culture, there are twelve stages of individual development. This is


    of the soul realm and was previously referred to as the twelve "Houses". The Houses show the inner


    time and stages of potential maturation over the course of a lifetime. By contrast, the zodiac signs show


    the outer time, the potential fields of development. Together with the planet times, the Ennegram


    potentialities, they make up the basic space-time continuum in which we live.



    The twelve 7 year stages follow each other according to the 84 year rhythm of Uranus. The micro-cosmic


    fractal to this cycle is the complete change of cells in the human body every seven years. Like the


    planetary time capacities, the seven year growth cycle is a potential. Many will not realize all of the


    changes, and a few geniuses may fulfill their entire life potential within a shorter time. A normal striving


    person will, however, develop his full potential over the course of a 84 year lifetime, with twelve distinct


    seven year stages. People who live beyond 84 years of age either do so by involvement in a historical


    task or social role whereby they obtain extra energy to continue on. Alternatively, those who live on past


    84 with no real meaning start the cycle all over again, and revert back to a second childhood and





    1 - AGES -  0 - 7 years. SOUL-WILLING. Creating the Ego. The child first develops a personal center, his


     own "I".


    The point of gravity is in the right brain, dream world, and "play" is the activity by which the child


    discovers the world.



    2 - AGES - 7 - 14. BODY-SENSING. Relation to objects. The ego realizes that it has a body, culminating in


    puberty and the beginning of sex. Awareness of death becomes important, along with possessing


     things, collections. Learning in this stage is primarily imitative, without concern as to the significance


     of ideas. In tribal cultures this stage ended with initiation into the tribe as a man or a woman.



    3 - AGES - 14 - 21. SPIRIT-THINKING. Learning, Relations. Now the nature of learning should change and


     take on new importance. The young adult begins to be concerned with the judgment and synthesis of


     factual data. They formulate their own ideas and begin to see themselves as part of a system of ideas.


     The judgment tends to be simplistic, seeing everything in black and white terms. Scientific intelligence


     can awaken, and either great supportive enthusiasm or negative skepticism tends to develop,


     depending on the teachers. The identification with and loyalty to a peer group is a common ideal for this


     stage of development. This identification with the peer group beyond this age is a danger. The young


     person must find their individuality at 21 years of age in order to continue to grow.



    4 - AGES - 21 - 28. SOUL-FEELING. Founding a family. In most societies the twenty first year represents


     the passage into adulthood. In this stage education should continue from inner initiative with the


    teacher's role becoming secondary. The new adult starts their own home and family and gains


     independence from their parents.



    5 - AGES - 28 - 35. BODY-WILLING. Mastery. Learning now changes to mastery of certain outer skills


    which have been previously learned, and to mastery of language and consciousness. With children the


    role of teacher must be carried out and education is important. Creative energy, based on sexuality,


    becomes the basis of efforts.



    6 - AGES - 35 - 42. SPIRIT-SENSING. Selling oneself; making a living. The focus now shifts from   


    channeling Sexuality into creativity, to the clear conscious experience of reality. A person must sense


     what use he can be to the general movement and exchange of things, the fitting of his special creative


     gifts into the general economy. The person in this stage focuses on work, applying what they have


     mastered in the last stage.



    7 - AGES - 42 - 49. SOUL-THINKING. Attaining competence and position in community. Now halfway  


    though life, the center of gravity passes from private to public life. Focus shifts to establishing


     community position and to social responsibility. Social behavior is refined and polished.



    8 - AGES 49 - 56. BODY-FEELING. Opening oneself to opportunities and transforming possessions into  


    energy. Social initiative now becomes the primary preoccupation, and other attachments and physical


     and economic dependencies are eliminated as dead weight.



    9 - AGES - 56 - 63. SPIRIT-WILLING. Finding personal revelation or historical tradition. Now a person


    begins to live only for their real aim and purpose in life, the spiritual realization of their unique talent or


    gift. The spiritual/mental world becomes the prime concern, tieing into past tradition. Whereas the first


    28 years emphasized the body, the next 28 the soul, the last years of life should emphasize the spirit.



    10 - AGES - 63 - 70. SOUL-SENSING. Incarnating your ideas in a new profession or retirement which


    embodies the vocation you have found. Awareness of the full extent and meaning of the spiritual task


    now becomes apparent. The person takes a public stand to embody these ideas in society.



    11 - AGES - 70 - 77. BODY-THINKING. Helping others as a friend to participate in civilization. After the


    public implementation of the ideas in the last house, the person must move on and clarify and


    communicate the ideas which will be of most value to others. The penultimate creative expressions are


    now achieved, as the person realizes that their gifts to humanity are just one of many, and are part of a


    larger civilization.



    12 - AGES - 77 - 84. SPIRIT-FEELING. Becoming a bridge to the beyond, an ancestor. In the final stage a


    person is transformed into a vessel of light. All states of consciousness are integrated into awareness,


    the brain and CHI are fully activated and in balance, and the higher self is continuously realized. A


    person who attains this final stage of full wisdom can now helps others through living example, by their


    very presence and being. The divide between life and death is penetrated, preparation for the death of


    the body, and continued journey of the soul is complete, and the person serves as an inspiration and


    bridge to the next world.



    During the twelve seven year stages one type of time capacity is emphasized over the others; all may


    exist and grow over a life span, but at a particular time a certain type of capacity can more easily flower.


    Knowing where you are chronologically can thus help you to decide on where to focus your efforts.



    METHODS/EXPERIMENTS: Which of the seven year life cycles are you in now? Do you recognize the


    description of your stage of life? Have you made the transformation yet to leave a past cycle, and go into


    the present one? What should you do to implement this knowledge? How should you change your life to


    take advantage of the potential of your current age? Are there any past cycles that you did not fulfill,


    even though you are now in the right rhythm of time? What can you do now to go back, to fill that gap in


    your life and regain that energy? Look at others and their ages and evaluate their maturity? Can you


    observe any gaps in their maturity, or harder still, can you see any gaps in your own maturity?



    Who do you know that is stuck in a past time cycle and stopped growing up at some stage in their life for


    some reason? Did that happen to you? If so, what can you do to get out of it, to make up for lost time? At


    some time or another almost everyone gets stuck and stagnates to a certain degree. The trick is to


    recognize it, to wake up and move on. Don't let false pride interfere with progress. Figure out where you


    are weak from past laziness and mistakes and try to overcome it.



    The stages of human development follow the Uranian time cycle of 84. Each of the stages opens up a


    new vista. Externally in the Wheel there are twelve houses of maturing time as described above. Inside


    the Wheel there is another cycle of 84. There are seven cycles of twelve years each. This internal


    progress follows the seven energy centers, the chakras. The Jupiterian cycle of twelve years integrates


    with the Uranian cycle of 84 years in seven stages of inner energy growth: 84/12=7.



    This time cycle enables Man to integrate the seven energy centers into Being. The seven twelve year


     energy stages will be discussed in greater detail in the next chapter on energies.



    There are other time cycles influencing the development of Man. The Saturanian cycle of 29 years


    separates the generations. The Moon nodes (Rahu and Ketu) cycle of 19 years shows changing roles in


    history - 19, 38, 57, 76, 95. The Neptunian cycle of 165 years creates historical periods. The Plutonian


    cycle of 245 years shows the patterns of civilization. The Luciferian cycle of 445 years effectuates


    changes in holistic and religious paradigms.



    METHODS/EXPERIMENTS: Think back in time to 19 years ago and observe the changes in history, the


    changes both in your society and your life. What year was it 165 years ago? What was your country like


    then? Your forefathers and mothers? Then think back 245 years ago; what year was it? What was


    civilization like then as compared to now? How did the people live and view the world? Then look back


    445 years, what year was it? How did your ancestors think? How did they speak? Try and imagine what


    their mental gestalt and attitude must have been like; this may give you a better perspective on where


    you are now.





    Every time -- every planet - begins and ends its cycle at a particular place in the Wheel. That is called its


    "home" on the Wheel. The symbolic significance of a time cycle changes when it appears outside of its


    home, when its house/sign location changes. The meaning of the time cycles become more complex. It


    takes on the fractal complexities of life. They are the same in a different placement, yet different - self


    similar, but not identical. In the Wheel the planets are shown in two dimensions in their home position


    where their natural, simplest predilections are expressed. In the real world of the fourth dimension such


    simplicity is rare.



    For the individual the natural alignments shown in the Wheel are usually displaced. They are also


    different for each person, except for the rare exception of two people born at the exact same time and


    place. More complicated and diverse combinations of cyclic time and significance appear when the


    alignments go away from the "home" positions. For example, when the time capacity symbolized by



    Jupiter acts in the first house cycle in alignment with Spirit Feeling, it is a time of "taking care". But


    when this time potential appears in a different context, say in the second house aligned with Soul


    Willing, then it signifies "personal consultation". In the third house with Body Sensing, its now


    represents a completely different archetypal situation, the time to learn the "materia medica".





    The variable nature of the twelve basic time cycles is the foundation for the original Chaldean


    formulation of Astrology as a spiritual path. Here an individual finds and fulfills their unique meaning in


    life by reference to their special times. These times are known by the planets. The Chaldean's knew that


    the spatial alignment of the planets at the moment of a person's birth had a fractal correspondence, a


    meaning. They discovered that the unique positions of the planets at the moment of birth show the


    structure of the mind. Thus by determining the placement of the macrocosm at the moment of birth, the


    horoscope, the mesocosmic potential of the person's life could be known. Their potential capacities


    could be predicted. The Chaldean's used the planets as a cosmic clock to find the unique timing of each


    person, their gestalt. The horoscope was used as a device to help a person attune to their inner time


    cycles, their unique potential. As Keyserling has found, the horoscope with all twelve time cycles is still


    valid today if used for that purpose, but only for that purpose.(2) A chart showing the unique planetary


    time piece of Keyserling's moment of birth is shown below.



    Keyserling's Birth Chart


    METHODS/EXPERIMENTS: Obtain your natal chart -- your personal wheel -- showing the positions of the


    sun, moon, moon nodes and planets at the time/place of your birth. There are many computer programs


    available to do this for you, or books explaining how to do it yourself. Also, try asking a friend who


    knows how to create a personal wheel, or if need be, hire an astrologer to do it. Some more progressive,


    psychologically or spiritually oriented astrologers can be helpful. When you have your birth gestalt, your


    natal chart showing your special time, look at where the time symbols were when you came into being.



    What times were together, in planetary conjunction? Do these capacities work together in your life?


    What times were retrograde, historical? Are you obsessive about them? Where are each of the twelve


    times located in relation to the twelve houses, the twelve signs? Which planets have already occurred in


    the cycle of houses? What is the last planet to have occurred in your seven year progression of houses?


    What is the next to occur? Are most of your planets above the horizon and so fulfilled in public, or below


    and so realized in private. What is your rising sign, and of course, your sign itself, the position in the


    zodiac where the sun was located when you were born? If you cannot understand the chart enough to


    answer these questions, then ask for help from someone who can. There is a wealth of information here


    about your unique time cycles, the nature of your potential. It is worthy of much further study and








    When observed from the earth the planets from time to time appear to reverse the direction of their


    movement. From the perspective of the Earth the planets are moving in the opposite direction -


    retrograde. Over the millennia a special significance has been observed to exist between the two


    directions of planetary movement, direct and retrograde. When a planet is moving in its usual direction


    at the moment of a person's birth, then this time cycle or capacity assists human action. But when it


    moves retrograde, it is a potential which must be fulfilled, in the sense of a historical destiny beyond


    personal development. When the time symbol is retrograde, the capacity is obsessive-compulsive in a


    positive sense of passionate commitment, and compels actions beyond oneself. The two moon nodes


    and the tenth planet, Lucifer, are fundamentally retrograde by nature. These time cycles always pertain


    to history, not individual meaning.



    The largest historical time cycle known to Man is marked by the apparent slow progression of the entire


    Zodiac as a whole in the sky in relation to the Sun. This movement is caused by the slight wobble or


    variation in the spin of the Earth around its axis. This 25,920 year cycle of the vernal equinox point is


    known as the Progression of the Equinoxes, or Cosmic Year. Although it requires very close observation


    of the stars over hundreds of years to detect this movement and time-cycle, it has been known by Man


    for tens of thousands of years. Traces of this knowledge can be found in archeological remains all over


    the world. This was shown by the MIT professor, Giorgio de Santillana in his important book, Hamlet's


    Mill which he wrote with Hertha von Dechend in 1969. The 25,920 year time cycle symbolizes the


    progression of the mental age of humanity as a whole. For each 72 years, or revolutions of the Earth


    around the Sun, the ecliptic advances one degree out of 360 degrees. Each of the twelve basic sectors is


    30 degrees and lasts 2,160 years - a month in the Cosmic Year.



    This historical progression began with the first mutation jump from animal-man to human-man. This is


    the sudden evolution to Neolithic Man. A being with "spirit" consciousness capable of abstract speech.



    According to Keyserling's research, the progression of the Cosmic Year has recently (1962) reached the


    mental age of 35. In 1962 we moved into the Age of Aquarius - Body/Thinking - Technology - and the


    beginning of the sixth house. We entered a new month in the cosmic year, a new house in the history of


    mankind. The sixth house we have just entered is the house of Work, age 35 to 41.



    In this new Age the economy becomes paramount in the framework of a technical civilization. As a


    whole mankind begins to better apply the skills it gained up to 1961 in the last Piscean Age. The Piscean


    Age by contrast was the house of mastery (5th house 28-34) in the framework of a religious civilization.



    The fundamental shift in time cycle from one great age to another represents a true spiritual revolution.


    The changes inherent in this maturation have already radically altered society. These changes will


    continue for the next several hundred years. The spiritually awakened economic men and women -


    workers who have gone beyond learning skills, to applying them in commerce - are replacing the


    religious Masters and Gurus of the past as the historical leaders of culture.



    Still longer time cycles involving the much slower progression of the Sun in the Galaxy, or the


    movement of the Galaxy itself in relation to other Galaxies are now mathematically calculable. Like the


    Progression of the Equinoxes they are verifiable with scientific instruments. But, they are beyond the


    scale of the human experience. As yet, no mythic significance has attached to these newly discovered


    galactic cycles.(3) The transition from Animal man to Human Man was the neolithical revolution which


    we think occurred in 8838 B.C.. This started the calculation of the Cosmic Year and the slow growth of


    humanity as a self evolving species. At that moment the left and right brains separated, establishing the


    distinctions between space and time, breaking down the bicameral mind. Henceforth we controlled our


    own evolution as co-participants with God through the vehicle of language. The following chart


    summarizes the fundamental leap we took at that time from Animal to Human Man.



    PALEOLITHIC                   NEOLITHIC

    Species Instinct                   Social-Cultural

    Totem, Ritual                        Dream World, Language

    Gatherer, Ritual, Hunter      Agriculture, Husbandry

    Survival                                 Family



    Paleolithical man, as still witnessed by some tribes in Africa, lived in communion with an animal species


    in a fixed ritual, the proverbial Garden of Eden. Neolithical man in contrast uses language to create a


    cosmogony, a social-cultural tradition, opening the dream world. Through knowledge of the parameters


    of space and time, he was able to breed plants and tame animals. The static rituals changed into


    dynamic civilization. The instincts were replaced by verbal memory. This change allowed for an


    explosion in knowledge. Whereas the animal based on instincts could only learn in youth, the


    neolithical human brain capacity based on symbols could continue to learn throughout life.



    The procession of the vernal equinox point in the Cosmic Year proceeds backwards clockwise through


    the constellations: 72 years for one degree, 2,160 for one "cosmic month" or sign, and 25,920 years for


    the whole Zodiac. The 26,000 number corresponds fractally to the number of breaths in a day. The


    history of Neolithic Man, of Humanity from a global point of view, covers five completed ages, and as


    mentioned has just entered the sixth stage.





    8838 - Clan - Animism


    6678 - Tribe - Vision Quest


     4518 - City - Book of the Dead, Writing


    2358 - People - Ritualization of Life


    198 B.C. - Empire - Messenger of God


    1962 A.D. - Humanity - Technology, Personal Way



    Humanity is now in the global technological civilization of Aquarius/Body Thinking, the age of spiritual


    democracy. In the new age we have to integrate the five former historical ages like the traumas of


    personal life in psychoanalysis.



    The second and third ages are of particular importance because of the structural similarities with the


    Aquarian Age. The structure of the second Age of Gemini was Spirit Thinking. The structure of the


    Taurean Age was Body Sensing. Aquarian Age repeats the Body structure of Taurus and the Thinking of


    Gemini. Thus the tribal cultures with omens, vision quests, and initiations, such as is still found in


    some of the Native American tribes, and in some African tribes like the Dagara, is of paramount


    importance to the modern world. So too are the ancient city cultures with sacred writings, such as the


    Egyptian and Tibetan civilizations with their Books of the dead, or the Chaldean's with the personal way


    based on a written horoscope.



    The other ages are also important and must be integrated into the present. By integrating the Cancer


    Age of the Clan we can recover the ability to communicate with stones, plant, animals, the dead and the


    spirit. The Clan religions, preserved by some of the African villages, and in Australia by the aborigines,


    have a great knowledge which is still largely unknown. The Gemini Age of Tribes follows omens and


    agreements in the Vision Quest, or communion with other worlds in tribal initiations. The Taurus Age of


    Cities permits the understanding of reincarnation. The Aries Age of a sacred People distinguished from


    the rest - like the Jews or Hindus - uses ritual to blend spiritual and material life.



    The next Age of Pisces moved from a sacred People, to a sacred Empire. It was the age of Nations. This


    is the time of the coming of the world religions of Buddha, Christ and Mohammed. The threshold of the


    future life after death on the New Earth was penetrated by Saints and Sages, setting an example in this


    world for all to follow. The leadership of the Saint was all important and so in many Christian cultures


    people started using two names. They added a Christian name to the family name, meaning the name of a


    Saint for that person to follow. That is what we today know as the "first name". This was the Age of


    great religious leaders, of Saints, Gurus and Masters with spiritual teachings and loyal followers.



    In the Aquarian Age of Body Thinking, with technology, everyone has to find his personal way, starting


    from the dark towards the light. The age of Empires is dying and being replaced by global


    consciousness, a one world network of friends - Spaceship Earth. Today the individual is paramount


    and the differences between people are accepted and affirmed. The myth of Satan versus almighty God


    is exploded. The individual now finds and creates their own way. Evil can now be recognized as the


     personal shadow which has to be integrated with the help of psychology. Beyond good and evil, a


    person can be grounded in the infinite, Zero, in God. Today we find God by tuning into the basic time


    cycles, and discovering our basic mental gestalt, our meaning and purpose in life.



    In the Zero dimension the individual can find their roots in CHI, in the capacity of Self Organization. They


    can travel full circle from a limited ego, little "I", disassociated with the Self, onto the Zero - the Self -


    where the false ego is shattered. Then the way goes back from out of the Self into the true Ego, the big


    "I". The big "I" is in contact with the Self and includes the "I" of all others in the Universe. With the


    holistic Ego fully present in the fourth dimension, a person finds fulfillment by development of their


    unique potential, their personal path. In the Aquarian Age this path involves creative fulfillment by some


    type of personal service or work of some kind - work for the earth and all of nature, including human-





    Instead of mastery and loyalty common to the last age, work and friendship are the common


    denominators of this age. The friendship of equals replaces the parental or schoolmaster discipline of


    the last age. This emphasis on friendship has already begun to transform all of society. The trend will


    continue as the archaic institutions of the past decay and are replaced by dynamic new structures in


    tune with the times.



    The transformation has begun on all levels, including the spiritual disciplines. For example, the School


    of Wisdom is a gathering of friends based on individual understanding, tolerance and merit. Followers


    are discouraged and adherence to specific dogmas and authoritarian lineage is anathema. The


    transformation has already had strong effects on the family where friendship is the new basis of both


    husband-wife and parent-child relationships. It is effecting business where the boss-employee


    relationship is becoming friendlier and less polarized-hierarchial. It is effecting world governments


    where the enemy us-them mentality is dying in favor of global cooperation.



    The holistic view of friendship on all levels has arrived - between all of humanity with each other, and


    between humans and all other forms of life on this planet. In the Aquarian Age ecological awareness re-


    emerges in importance on a global level. We are not masters of nature, we are her friends. This even


    applies to our technology, as our machines and computers become ever more user-friendly.



    The Piscean Age of industrialism and empire - which was at the end severely polluted and unfriendly to


    the Earth - is dead or is dying. So we should not be concerned with trying to destroy the old age, the old


    ways. That is inevitable. It naturally follows the Progression of the Equinoxes. Instead, we should be


    concerned with building solid structures to replace the old. Our new structures will last if they are


    based on environmental awareness and are friendly to the Earth and all forms of being and





    The new historical era started on February 4, 1962 with a solar eclipse over New Guinea. At that time all


    of the planets, except for the trans-Saturanian ones, were located at 15 degrees Aquarius. There is no


    need for an apocalypse, and no need to wait for a future age of coming good. The New Age is already


    here, the potential is at hand. All that is needed is understanding and work to fulfill the new potentials.


    1. The existence of a tenth planet has been mathematically "proven" by the variation in the trajectories


    of passing comets and orbits of the outer planets. But to date the small and very remote planet has not


    been visually detected, and is thus not accepted by all astronomers. Professor Keyserling wrote a book


    on the meso-cosmic significance of the discovery of the new planet when the discovery was first


    announced and appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1973. In the book by the same title Keyserling


    named the new impulse "Lucifer" in accordance with the ancient myth of the rise and fall of





    2. Over the many millennia since the Chaldeans, Astrology in the West has lost much of its meaning, to


    the point today where it is relegated to the funny pages of the newspaper. For centuries most of western


    astrology has been based on a complete misconception that the planets emit vibrations which influence


    or even control a person's destiny. This is nonsense. The planets are the objective symbols of cosmic


    time, of the time cycles within our lives, nothing more nor less. The time capacities are potentials, which


    we can choose or not; there is no control, no planetary emissions, nor any such thing as inevitable





    3. The longer time cycle found in many traditions of 432,000 years appears not to be based on


    observation of any macrocosmic phenomena, but is rather a derivative from or function of the 25,920


    cycle. The function is based on the basic time unit of 60 into which the hour, and thus the 24 hour day


    (12 x 2) has long been subdivided: 25,920 / 60 = 432. This corresponds fractally to the pulse of a healthy


    man which is 60 beats per minute: 60 x 60 minutes per hour x 12 hours = 432,000. The appearance of this


    esoteric number in many traditions around the world, including the Old Testament, is described by


    Joseph Campbell in The Inner Reaches Of Outer Space.



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    The Age of Magnification: Lamp of the Archer

    Delight in being, Delight in being in relationship at the growing edge or the marriage bed, where the


    Timeless merges with life in the phenomenal world, is the Coronation of Matter. The Eternal expands


    and is transformed by every individual living in the phenomenal universe. The Un-created finds Its


    Delight and Self-Reflection where the Eternal and the time-bound intermingle and become what-has-


    never-been. That is to say, the Un-created delights in Creation. The Original Being delights in our


    original being when it's rooted in Sacred Purpose.



    Every individual has a birthright to this Delight. The Holy says of the celebration, "Coronation is when


    the Spirit of the Center comes to the now; embodies the now; embraces the now; called forth by the


    needs of the many. Called forth and summoned, the Spirit of the Center shall bring to you a center; a


    visible center, a visible sign, to show that which cannot be shown; to speak that which is beyond


    language, to sing that which is of no sound. The Spirit of the Center shall bring a coronation of the


    matter within, which is also a reflection of the Spirit Beyond".



    Encouraged by that Spirit, I now transform Western culture's constellation of Sagittarius. The image of


    the centaur with his drawn bow and arrow is to be seen on the surface of a larger oil lamp. This is not


    hard to do, as Sagittarius is already reminiscent of that form. The centaur's arrow points toward the


    spout of the lamp and the place of its flame at the spout's extremity. To form the ur-constellation of the


    Lamp of the Archer, add to Saggitarius the galactic center, called Sagittarius A, by cosmologists. It is a


    light source that can be seen only by magnification, only by seeing within and beyond the visible. But


    what a light!



    More than 100 billion suns whirl in the flow, in the circulation of the complexity of this recently realized


    center. Our sun and family of planets are soaring through the heavens at 135 miles per second, but not


    unguided. We are orbiting Sagittarius A, once every 226 million years. That visible center's emergence in


    human awareness mirrors an expansive inner awareness or magnification for the West. The shift from


    the sun as the source of cosmic order to the galactic center as the source of cosmic order, is a symbolic


    rendering of our culture's rite of passage and new foundation. Completion of our passage shall be


    symbolized by the100 billion suns of the galactic center. The metaphor of "light now available to


    individual consciousness" indicates access to higher levels of energy, information, and relations within


    and beyond. The magnified awareness shall be known and felt. Feel it lead us beyond ourselves, though


    it surpasses all description.



    Let us face the ordeal of the release. That task is for our souls to surrender, as flying arrows surrender,


    to the direction of their flight, and awaken within evolving goal of the expanding universe. Pain and joy


    both are part of the passing through. As we approach and understand the new center, let us laughingly,


    humbly realize that our inner or outer possession of one truth, one law, one Divinity, was too small, grim


    and mean, only a Seed of the Divine. Let us realize that our historic sense of magnitude in the West was


    quite miserly compared with the generous abundance of the 13.7 billion year old universe that


    magnification has revealed.



    So, let us no longer be satisfied by the isolation of absolutims. Let us seek instead the embracing of a


    unity of relatedness. Let us no longer be satisfied by the destruction and degradation of the wholly


    other. Let us be moved toward the give and take, the respiration of the unity of rhythm, of playfulness.


    May our hearts now prefer the glow, warmth and closeness of the 100 billion. The many lights are sisters


    brothers, fathers, mothers, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles and cousins, messengers,


    guides, all fellow travelers on the Journey. Let us no longer fear big numbers of distance, of speed, of


    size, of energy, nor of age. Even the decoding of the human genome shows that we are more alike than


    we are different.



    I am re-presenting an old pattern that assumes the passage of individual consciousness to the


    realization that it is one among many, at home in its universe, and reconciled to its own Source,


    reconciled to its beginning, Purpose and end.



    The Holy Says: "To release to that which is greater than I is the fulfillment of all that is. The release is TO


    the Spirit OF the Center AS a Spirit IN the center. Herein lies a central dilemma: the multitude of lights,


    the multitude of spirits revolve around the Spirit of the Center, and yet those who live on the plain of


    existence where you are, seek the lights themselvesand not the Spirit of the center. I shall tell you this


    quite plainly: A center that is in and of itself is no Spiritual Center. For all True Centers lead to the Great


    Spirit OF the Center. They lead to embracing, to calling, to wholeness."



    So I put forth this 7th heavenly sign, the Lamp of the Archer, a light for our world now, a light showing


    the cultural foundation, the initiation, and the blossoming of the West in the Age of Magnification. Let


    us now sing and declare the deep time of the galactic new year.




    To the constellation, Cassiopeia, a queen sitting in a chair, seek beyond and within for star SAO 21415


    at the place of the heart, between Schedar and Caph. She offers a call for consciousness to enter into


    relationship with the unconscious, for the daytime mind to enter into deeper relationship with intuition


    and imagination, gaining the symbolic life of the nightime mind. Learning your family history, your


    national history, your environmental history, geological and cosmological history takes you beyond


    yourself and into relation with time. Using tools like the Myers-Briggs, the Enneagram, or any


    psychological instrument takes you beyond yourself and into relation with the deeper layers of your


    consciousness. Dreams and creativity that inspires, that expands consciousness in the direction of the


    unconscious, corresponds to the heavenly heart of Uranima.



    The Holy says: "One must embrace the power of the woman, the heart of the woman. One must embrace


    the powerful heart of the woman in the sky. The heart is known by its rhythm; the heart is known, the


    heart is known. It is felt by the hand. Press your ear to the heart and you shall hear the rhythm of the


    expansion. Come to the power of the woman, the heart of the woman. What is the unique element of this


    heart? This center? The unique element is sacrifice. Sacrifice. Yes. Sacrifice in expansion. From the self


    comes the other. A sacred image you have found. A sacred image you have named. A sacred image you


    have called. The image of the center and the heart, the unseen and the known, the felt, the call to the


    sacrifice of the expansion. Set aside the self and know the expansion. Go to the within and discover the


    beyond, and know the fulfillment.


    Eagle-Headed Harp: Vision Through Music



    This ur-constellation deepens the ancient constellation, Lyra. The star, Epsilon Lyrae, already contained


    in the old constellation, when magnified is at first two stars, SAO 67309 and SAO 67315. At higher


    magnification the two show that they themselves are pairs of stars. The single light of consciousness is


    fourfold. The Eagle-Headed Harp is an image of that wholeness of mind. It is an awareness that


    separates and discerns into layers what has been revealed through Uranima. The fourfold


    understanding is in Hindu, Sufi, Jewish, Buddhist, Native and Christian teachings. They are openly


    available now in published books. More recently, the writings of Franklin Merrell-Wolff on the Great


    Space and the work of Anna Wise on The High Performance Mind, use this archetype of four-fold


    consciousness. Vision Through Music means that musical, symbolic, harmonic, hieroglyphic, artistic


    ways of communicating, are the most effective ways to express the 4-fold depth. Of this ur-constellation,


    the Holy says, The four layers, the four realities, the four stages are known by many. Known by many, In


    the fourth there is no singularity. In the third there is singularity. They are the stages of creation. Layers


    of knowledge. Yes. It is a journey, a development, an expansion. And yet I tell you something that is


    becoming known, even beyond the four there is more. Even beyond the four there is more. Look at the


    directions. There are four and then there are more. They are Central. The earth and sky. They are Central.


    For they give birth to the four. So beyond the four there is more. Yes. Beyond the four there are more.



    And yet the four are foundational. We cannot reject the four; they shall be the guidance. The four. The




    The walker with his staff pointing to the North Star, Polaris, is the symbol of the initiator, expander of


    the human heart and consciousness. This ur-constellation includes the two pointer stars of the Big


    Dipper/Drinking Gourd, and Polaris. Behind and within is to be included a distant spiral galaxy near the


    pole star. That galaxy is Polarissima Borealis, NGC3172. Seth indicates gnosis, or knowing through


    personal experience the 4 levels of consciousness expressed in the Eagle-headed harp and in Uranima.


    It is a knowing that emerges via what the ancient Greeks called the Daimon. The notion of the Daimon is


    archetypal, so, there are as many names as there are cultures for this semi-divine indicator of why we


    were born. Polarissima Borealis, hidden and near the apparent center of our sky, represents the Daimon.



    That the invisible member is not the center, but near the center symbolizes something fundamental to


    the Daimon. Though it calls and nudges us with both grace and affliction to bring our gift into relation


    with the world, centeredness and balance are our responsibility. We must live through it, yet not for it.



    Of Seth, the Holy states, "It is a center that is a parent, for it gives birth. It is a center that is a parent, a


    parent of the soul. One should always honor one's parents even as one grows beyond the parent. One


    shall know the parent, one shall know the calling and the history and the purpose of the parent. Yes,


    indeed it is apparent. It is seen and known in the now, and it is a calling to the beyond. It is that which


    we come through to the existence. Not to be ignored, but to be embraced, for are we not visitors who


    come through our parents, and yet it is apparent that the parents ground us, call us, and indeed we




    Transparent Body of the King

    Beyond and within the constellation of Cepheus, are three galaxies and one nebula. They are, IC5132,


    IC5133, IC5134, and NGC7133, respectively. As in the Eagle-headed Harp, what first appears as one


    becomes fourfold when magnified. For the individual, this means that you will recognize fellow travelers


    by the knowledge of your heart. There is a mirroring, a spark of awakeness, a heart response of those


    awake in creation. There is also a heart's desire to be in community. Knowing your reason for being is


    incomplete without community where you can give completely and receive completely.



    The Holy says of this, "In isolation, there is no strength, there is no comfort, there is no stability, there is


    no safety. But in the family there is all of this and more. For when there is comfort and stability and


    safety there is expansion. When there is isolation, there is fear. Come into the family, says the stars, into


    relation. Yes. Yes. Yes.


    Dragon Dissolved, Cities of Light Appearing

    The ancient constellation of "Draco the Dragon", when magnified, is seen to contain so much more. To


    form the ur-constellation of the Dragon Dissolved, 9 distant galaxies are to be added, in and around its


    body. They are NGC3654, NGC3879, NGC3961, NCG4034, NGC5413, NGC6479, NGC6454, NGC6459,


    NGC4666. The matter of our world begets terror only when the beyond is not seen behind and within it.



    The Holy says in the text of May 6th, 2003: you must see through and beyond the dragon, through and


    beyond the limitations, through and beyond the ruptures in the fabric, yes! at the foundation of matters,


    the TOHU a BOHU exists, the Void, the emptiness at the foundation of matters, and yet the Lord God


    makes of something glorious despite the limitations, within the limitations. You live in the limitation, you


    live in the physical. is it a dragon? is this limitation a dragon? only if you allow it to be so, only if you do


    not see through it!, yes, you can rile against the dragon, you can be angry at the mess, you can say,


    why is the limitation here? WHO put it here!? I tell you this, that you can see beyond it and through it.


    The Tree of Life

    To the former constellation of Cygnus add the black hole, Cygnus X-1 which is to be found near the star


    Eta Cygni, Add also the North American Nebula, NGC7000, and the Pelican Nebula, IC5070. The Northern


    Cross becomes a tree rooted in the river of the Milky Way, when it is expanded into an ur-constellation.


    My message to those following the ancient ways is that a new tree is growing in the West, the center of


    the people is alive and life-giving. What is passed can be released. We can be released from the past


    when we are ready. Let the hoops or circles of cultures be linked in Wisdom.



    The awareness I describe here is spiral, evolutionary, in the sense that it is both historic and archetypal.


    Caroline Myss describes this light now available as an 8th chakra located above our heads. Wanderers


    like Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow are ushering in planetary consciousness as the Great Story.


    Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme call for the Great Work. The spiral, the intermingling of deep time and


    deep consciousness now occurs in dreams and spiritual experience, in Ian Stevenson's work in biology


    and re-incarnation where incarnation after incarnation are not pushishments, but opportunities, even


    delight in playing a part in a great becoming. Richard Moss calls openess and surrender to the larger


    consciousness, Radical Aliveness. Urrealists call this Urreality or dreamers awakening within a


    conversation, within a creation that was already going on while they were asleep.



    The Holy says, "Four seasons; four realities; four stages of the journey, and yet there are cycles and


    cycles and cycles of four reflecting the ultimate four. The souls is a tree and the individual is a ring in


    the tree. Knowing the four, knowing the cycle, feeding the longevity, which is greater than the ring, it is


    once again the expansion. Foliage come forth and the rings of fruitility, fruitfulness come forth. Then


    there are times of dry seasons. Will the tree survive such seasons? The strength comes from beyond.


    This is not a dry season, not for you. It is not a dry season. Many rings are you. Many seasons. You shall


    not be cut and counted just yet. You shall not be trimmed just yet. The pairing shall come, and you shall


    know the time of pairing. May you never know the time of cutting. I think you shall not know that time.


    Such is a reckoning. It is a recycling for the wayward and the dead, the cut off. But nothing is wasted to


    the Spirit of the Center. No. To the center all is brought. All is revealed, all is renewed. Yes. The dead


    logs come to the center. And those who die are not always dead. Do you know of what I speak? Those


    who die and are not dead are not brought to the Center; they are called to the Center. There is a


    difference. The journey is continued based on the call and response."



    May this heavenly tree be reflected in a civil structure where the children of our communities can find


    shelter and play, safe to develop under the loving care of elders. May those elders know and honor their


    own life's Purpose. May their Presence bring delight to the life's Purposes of the youth. May this


    heavenly tree also be reflected in communal caring that honors the cycles of life. May births, deaths,


    coming together and separation, creation be celebrated.

    FROM:  http://www.urrealist.com/urconstellation.html


    The Enneagram of Personal Life

    © 2006 by Bruno Martin


    "That which one wishes for in youth one has in abundance in old age." - J. W. von. Goethe


    Each human has a vision or a conception of goals, which he would like to realize in his life. At the


    beginning of adult life this vision is still shrouded in fog. One asks oneself: "What do I want from life?"


    "How can I reach it?" "Is there a meaning - and if so, how can I fathom this?"



    The seed of the personal life vision sleeps in each human and waits to be unfolded in consciousness in


    such a way that it can produce fruits in life. Even if it takes sometimes a long time until this vision can


    unfold, it appears again and again during this phase for short moments on the surface of waking


    consciousness. The "possibility field" of life brings each human again and again into contact with


    "spiritual questions" or “question of meaning”. Whether an impulse from this field is accepted or not we


    ourselves decide due to our life circumstances. Humans always receive new impulses or are in contact


    with humans, who give them an important suggestion. Sometimes they continue to pursue this impulse,


    give up however after a while again, or forget it. The available possibilities, whether they are brought


    into ones own life or even carried out, are unlimited. Particularly in life phases determined by mental


    problems and crises, if new decisions must be made, the basic spiritual questions can emerge as from a


    fog. Sometimes one is able to put these questions and the decisions which are connected with them for


    some time into the “subconscious”, but in many cases there are instants, in which the inner life vision


    is pushed outwardly so strongly to the surface that one cannot avoid recognizing it. A change has to be


    decided. “



    Visions let the boundary between the known and the unrecognizable disappear.... They twist this


    simultaneous realnesses into one another, make the invisible visible... - Corolly Erickson



    Everyone tries in their own way to solve questions or problems. Some make a decision intuitively; others


    seize to life assistance pieces of advice. In addition, it is possible to work purposefully on clarifying


    one’s own thoughts. Only these efforts can give further solutions. This independent elaboration of the


    recognized goals has the advantage that you don’t simply unreflectedly use pieces of advice, which can


    be perhaps neither understood nor applicable to one’s own life. To arrive at simple decisions is


    sometimes easy; however, sometimes many aspects must be weighed out.



    "Once I was in the desert..." told a famous adventurer in a table conversation, "I had an entire tribe of


    terrible and bloodthirsty Beduines racing behind me!" "How did you do that?" asked one. "Very simply! I


    run away, and they followed me."



    The understanding can deepen more, if you work from your own urge and interests to find answers or


    new cognitions. In this case the insights come from what is your own and the solution will become part


    of you - and you can also apply it to your life. If you use the method of “Systematics” you can gain your


    own insights. The method, which I will present you interwoven with concrete practical examples,


    however are only a tool, they do not give prefabricated answers. Each problem, each conflict, each


    search for realization can be summarized in a fundamental question.



    To formulate a question is the first step to a solution. Even better is to try to ask the right question


    which already contains the answer.



    My following application model is based on the question: how does the human life unfold itself? Is there


    a basic structure of the development of the life that is common to all persons? How can I transfer this


    general recognition to my life planning?



    The second step is the data collection to these questions.



    For this reason it is very practical to write the many single thoughts and ideas to the question without


    any evaluation on post-it notes or draw a “mind map”. That is very useful, because later on - if it should


    become more concrete - you can “play” with the notes and sort them differently. If you have yet no clear


    question, you can begin nevertheless. Write down everything what comes into your mind, any


    associations which might occur to you, usually the question then steps forth.



    My question regarding the path of human life and its phases brought the following thoughts out: We are


    born, develop our physical and mental abilities, learn, and independent of our parents we grow up, go


    into education, and take on an occupation. Perhaps we find relationships, create a family, and educate


    our own children. It can also be that we take other ways. Our life will become ever more manifold, we are


    getting older and more mature and will look perhaps for new goals at the end of an active working life


    and unfold new activities. But to life there also belongs the consideration of what we want of life, where


    it leads, why we live at all. The questions about soul, God, life after death etc. will possibly emerge.



    The "world of life" is in spite of its unity actually a multiplicity. We only perceive the general view,


    instead of the many details that are collected in the unity. We do not see it if we do not focus it. We only


    see a "semolina" that is not easy to be cooked, yet without cinnamon and sugar (or other ingredients) it


    wouldn’t have any flavor.



    If we begin to recognize the many aspects of a unity we must state that they are almost inexhaustible,


    never ending.... If you begin to think about a simple thing, more and more thoughts will occur to you. You


    should not underestimate this exercise under any circumstances, because it supplies valuable material


    for the further procedure!





    Working this way you have created a Monad. In the system of the Monad many elements coexist without


    distinction. However, this unity has no structure. A Monad is expressed by its entireness. In systemic


    thinking with number qualities each system is at the same time a Monad, a unit, which contains all


    meanings in itself.



    System characteristic: multiplicity in unity



    With the question of the entirety of the characteristics of the world of life I arrived at the system of the


    Monad, unity, simplicity, wholeness. How does a number become a system? The systemic quality of a


    Monad is that it consists of many components that are related to each other and are mutually reciprocal


    to each other. But not each partial aspect belongs to a Monad, and the aspects must be related to the


    research topic. For instance you would add a marriage to the field of life but not how to fix a PC,


    although a PC might be important in your life.



    This collection of thoughts and cues in a Monad is inexhaustible. If you once begin to think about that,


    all the more thoughts will occur in addition to the ones you already have stated. You should not


    underestimate this practice in any case, for it delivers valuable material for further action!



    The third step now is to divide these factors into meaningful groups.



    That is important because otherwise the trees block the view of the forest.

    Living begins with learning - and it is life long.


    A moth fluttered before a window on and off, because it had seen light in the area behind it. There a


    spider said to it: When will you moths learn finally that flames are hot and destructive? The glass


    protects you nevertheless. The moth laughed at the spider: I am not stupid, I know that the light which is


    in the room is ' cold light ' and does not burn me. She found a crack somehow and flew to the light. What


    she had not known yet was that one had sprayed insect poison on the lamp...



    The acquisition of capacities is the first step of development in life. It doesn’t matter where life leads,


    always you will try to realize - deliberately or unconsciously - the entirely individual characteristics of


    your life goals. Learning already begins before birth. After that it intensifies itself extremely. The current


    brain research makes more and more clear that most nerve connections are designed by intensive


    training in infancy. Many capacities can be trained after puberty only with larger efforts. Scholastic


    learning and vocational education essentially establish further qualifications. In addition, work and


    occupation are aspects of high priority in our society, because one’s occupation determines a large part


    of one’s life.



    The gaining of life experience and its deepening for the development of all human potentials is by far a


    more difficult venture. In addition, each life and the implementation of this process are subject to


    various imponderabilities and risks, which are rarely recognized in time and switched off. This is a good


    reason to represent life as an interlaced process, which must adapt itself to mutually affecting variables


    again and again.



    One can state three basic life phases:

    1. The acquisition of abilities,
    2. The gaining of experiences and
    3. The realization of life goals.

    All three are interwoven with each other and enhance each other. However at the same


     time they are also concrete steps in a time sequence.



     The life philosopher G. I. Gurdjieff (1866-1949) once said: "To know something means to


    know everything. Not to know everything is equivalent to ignorance. In order to know everything, it is


    necessary to know a little bit, but actually to know this little, one must know quite a lot." The systemic


    model of the Enneagram, a ninefold-system that was made known by Gurdjieff, gives the possibility to


    experience this little. In order to understand this model however, we must have won much experience.



    Then working with this model can be an infinite source of understanding and inspiration. While the


    Monad shows you the unity of diversity, the Enneagram lets one participate in the multiplicity of unity


    and helps to grasp the whole process.



    We can get an intimation of this source if we relate this system to life, not to any abstract process. Life


    moreover has its own characteristic dynamics. If we learn to understand the interwoven complexity of


    our life process, it will be possible to recognize external influences and to bring our own life into the


    direction that we want to give it – in spite of occasional deviations. One could call this the "law of


    falling". Our usual experience is that each process flows in a temporal or linear sequence. Something is


    begun, worked through in a certain sequence and, at the end, the goal that we set ourselves is reached.



    There is a preparation phase that is due to an initiative, an application phase, and a phase of realization.


    However, in an interlinked world it is never guaranteed that a process reaches its goal without





    If the process experiences a positive or negative input along the way, it can change direction in such a


    way that a new goal is achieved:


    If one sees and considers this fact, a correction can be undertaken.




    Ask yourself once: when, how often, and why you undertook a correction in your life so far? Gather all


    instances which you can remember.



    You will discover astonishing discontinuities, even if you do not feel that you have deviated along the





    The "Enneagram" or Ennead is an extraordinary system, for it lets you understand the harmonious


    realization of a process. Even if single phases and aspects in this model are subdivided, the entirety of


    the Monad remains. Life is a unity, but within this unity, a differentiation is undertaken. We observe the


    parts and phases from the viewpoint of the whole.



    The Ennead is a "non-linear" model because it connects spatial with temporal and conscious elements. I


    can only undertake a correction in a process if I interfere consciously or intentionally. And I can only


    interfere if I recognize the invisible "internal" flows of the process and understand the visible "external"




    The Ennead consists of three systems.

    1. Processes that are cyclic: the Circle


    2. Processes having an internal connection and an intention: The Triangle


    3. Processes which overlap and are coordinated: the periodic loop symbolized through the dynamic



    The Ennead is to be approached as a tool which can help to step from a linear view to a dynamic,


    integrated perception, a holistic view, which presents itself as three independent processes. The first


    threeness which we have to work with is the definition of the purpose of a process which we would like


    to understand.



    What are the essential aspects of the question?



    In my model example it is the lifelong process of the human development. The sides of the internal


    triangle correspond in my example to the three life phases of the points 0, 1, 2, 3 etc. That is the


    "temporal" flow. This flow of a life has intersection points with the life of other persons and the society


    in general. On these vertices of the internal triangle there are influences of impulses which I myself


    cannot control - only indirectly in so far as I consider these impulses.



    It is important to understand that the impulses which come in at the vertices of the triad also have an


    impulse on the other vertices - however, this does not only works linearly from point 3 to 6 to 9, but also


    from 6 to 9/0 to 3 etc. The triad represents a virtual dynamics within the Ennead, which always renews


    itself again and again and is influenced through external or internal influences.

    Realize your own vision


    "To bring the concealed, invisible patterns into the visible world is a part of the work on the


    development of the capacity to become a conscious person, who is able to act intentionally." John G.





    Obviously there are different opinions about the "meaning of life". One opinion however is uncontested


    in nearly every life philosophy: that a person, besides their physical growth, also passes through a


    mental and intellectual "growth". All three processes are closely interwoven.



    "Growth" is in all cases a transformation, a transformation of matter into energy and consciousness.


    The acquisition of abilities has a different internal quality than the implementation of things, which


    become possible by our abilities, e.g. the production of a piece of furniture or the writing of a book. The


    acquired abilities are brought together with human experience into a concrete implementation. Vice


    versa the practical application of abilities can unfold further "internal" qualities. All these processes


    influence each other mutually.



    The human life does not run simply "straight-lined" from the birth (past) through the life (present) up to


    death (future). Rather, this process is to be seen as a kind of cycle which contains different phases,


    each of which go through their own enneadic cycle. Each phase has a new and different quality, even if


    you are not conscious about the transformational steps.



    In the first life phase we have to acquire the abilities that are necessary for grown-up life in society


    (phases 0-3). Learning and the acquisition of abilities are the main characteristics of this phase, first as


    a child, then as a youth and young person, until the first step into ones own life with an occupation or a


    position to earn a livelihood successfully. Obviously the learning never stops, and this phase remains


    part of the entire cycle until point 9 (and further...). In consideration of the classic threefold unity of


    "body, soul, spirit" this area corresponds to the physical, or functional called "body". How we learn in


    the second life phase depends on many possible internal and external factors.


    The second life phase is centered mainly in the collection of experiences, and in the conscious


    deepening of experiences (phases 4-6). This process includes not only work experience, relations,


    family etc. it can also enhance the search for spiritual questions – stronger in some people, weaker in


    other people, but sometime this question will be investigated in the second life phase. As in the prior


    phase experiences will never stop until the end of life. Nevertheless, one can say that the more


    conscious process of understanding and ones own intentionally created experiences, which we


    determine ourselves, start at a later time. I will return to that.



    The third life phase begins with the awakening into a situation, which becomes decisive for the rest of


    life (phases 6-9). If humans have pursued the question of the meaning of life, it becomes clear to them


    that life is finite and they must strive ever more intensively for their internal development and dedicate


    themselves to the realization of their own soul pattern. Other humans without this adjustment possibly


    achieve the highest career stage, which they can realize with ambition and authority in an enterprise, a


    company or in politics in this phase. Even if humans concentrate mainly on wordly realizations or


    success, it can be that they do this in a way which also promotes their internal or mental development,


    although they are not directly aware of it. With or without career jump, with inner realization or without,


    this phase finally leads into old age and (point 9) into a further phase of transformation of which we


    know nothing.


    The corner points of the internal triad, the points 3, 6, and 9, mark crucial transformations in life. Point 3


    is where humans are strongly influenced by external influences full of risks which are decisive for their


    further development. At point 6 internal conscious influences are of importance ("internal" in the sense


    that influences come from from the world of consciousness related to the individual consciousness),


    while at point 9 the "spiritual world", the "cosmic will", directs the further process. Now we try to view


     the three factors of influence and the three life phases together:



    The first phase of the life cycle follows the temporal cycle clockwise until the first transformation in life


    at point 3. The clockwise direction goes from point 0 (conception) in the Ennead over point 1 (birth) and


    point 2 (learning and maturing) to point 3, independent adult life; i.e. in the first phase the focus lies on


    the functional development - physical, sensual, and intellectual learning. These determine the child and


    the young person. The foundations for emotional, social and creative intelligence are laid at this time.



    The ninefoldness of the Ennead also permits the consequence that each temporal section likewise


    proceeds in "steps of 9": from point 0, the conception, until point 1, the birth, 9 months are needed (in


    the "quick-motion” view). This can be compared with the developments after the birth. From point 1


    (birth) to point 2, growing up and first school years and conclusion of the first childhood phase, we go


    through 9 years. From point 2 up to the first large transformation around 18 years (point 3) again 9 years


    have passed (further explanations concerning this later).



    "Today, where one worries oneself about the outward much more than about the internal, one gives this


    reversal in the 9th or 10th year of life much too little attention." Rudolf Steiner



    The second phase begins with point 3 and runs now over the stages of recognizing and awaking ones


    own strength as well as the completion of education until point 4 - up to the age of 27 years. During this


    phase deep into the next phase sexuality and relations will play an important role. At point 5, at the age


    of 36 years, the spiritual question, “meaning of life”, or the question of vocational development is


    strengthened. Many humans, who become unemployed during this phase, therefore often fall into a


    mental "hole".



    The period between the first point of influence 3 and the second point of influence 6 is a turbulent


    phase, in particular between 4 and 5, as life experiences and challenges affect most humans in western


    societies very intensively on many levels. With the beginning of the age of 36 some decisions may be


    met, but now slowly the internal influence comes from consciousness or the unconscious (depending


    upon opinion) with stronger impact.



    At 45 years of age - at point 6 - a new change happens in many people. This new "push" begins


    nowadays between 45 and 50 - after the children are out of the house "and the dog is dead” (Jewish


    joke). With most people here starts a new life phase and the meaningful spiritual questions, for which


    previously there had been little time, grow stronger for many. "The emigration out of the personal


    biography" is a typical act for these people. In one example a woman in this age began, out of nothing, to


    start a new existence "like a twenty year-old". That is the direct connection of point 6 to 3. It frequently


    happens that this outbreak also leads out of the previous life, and that this person suddenly behaves


    again as if she were only 18-20 years old. Many people however begin to reinforce their spiritual search..



    The dates should not to be taken too literally. For example, parting from the parents' house can happen


    just as often around 19 or 20, whereby already by age 16 violent separation processes have begun. The


    same applies to all other precise years. And nevertheless: after many inquiries and knowledge from the


    private acquaintance the numbers are plus or minus rather applicable. According to my opinion this


    sequence of nine years replaces the old seven year cycles of the astrological world view in certain


    respects, even if for mental development quite under the “surface” the seven year cycle may run parallel.


    Sometimes the cyclic planetary circulations, which are said to have an influence on personal behavior,


    coincide exactly with certain points in the Ennead. Make an inquiry, testing this in your circle of


    acquaintances! A psychological study with questionnaires would also be welcome...



    The third life phase is now either determined by a career jump, new positions and responsibilities,


    and/or the work on the realization of one’s life vision. In many cases conscious, intentional decisions


    will be stronger than the emotional kind which determined the second phase.



    Starting from the age of 54 humans will work on the realization of their life visions and their own soul


    pattern which might either be based in realization in the “material” life, or in the spiritual. If you reach


    the age of 63 you come into the phase of “mastership”. Such a person can become the model for


    younger humans and are able to pass on their wisdom and their knowledge. Internal development


    continues and with the age of 72 the third transformation begins – a jump into the spiritual unknown


    and into challenges, of which nobody knows anything. Perhaps the "older ones" should speak more


    about it. I think the phase starting from point 9 is at the same time the starting point for the conscious


    preparation for “life” after the physical life, similar to the unconscious preparation for life during the


    pregnancy (0-1). A new "octave" begins.



    Who gets older than 81 will have many new possibilities to work on the "internal life". The "normal" life


    will then at some time “close” with death, which could however also be the door for a new phase - we


    do not know. If people get older than 81 very often it happens (I was told by a geriatric nurse) that these


    old people again behave as infants (the beginning phase of the Ennead)... if they did not have worked at


    the development of their essential qualities.



    0 conception to birth – 9 months


    1 birth to end of (little) childhood: 0–9 years


    2 childhood to the starting of adult life: 9–18


    3 adult life to end of acquisition of skills: 18–27


    4 life of relations and establishing place in society: 27–36


    5 development of inner life and/or professional career: 36-45


    6 development of consciousness, changes in private life: 45-54


    7 coming to ones own life vision: 54-63


    8 getting to ones own realization: 63-72


    9 reaching zenith of life, clear feeling of the inner master: 72-81


    10 starting a new spiritual cycle: 81-90 and beyond.


    Now it is still important to regard the internal connections of the feedback loop. This shows interesting


    cross connections and influences within life processes, which one otherwise hardly considers.



    We see in this diagram that starting with birth the internal pattern or the life vision of a person is already


    shaped (7-1). At the same time it shows a connection between the professional training and the


    personal life conception (7-1-4). The training of the functions has influence on the realization of the life


    pattern (2-8). This point determines the meaningful (spiritual) questions (8-5). If this is solved, a


    congruence of the life vision and the internal soul pattern (5-7) develops. All these connections are


    present at the same time and throughout the life process give new impacts again and again. In addition


    the direct (horizontal) connections of the points are equally important.


    With birth (1) the will for the realization of ones own soul pattern also comes into the life (8) of humans.


    Some "wise" humans say that people intentionally decide their destiny. That would be the influence of


    point 8 on point 1. The direct relationship of point 7 to 2 carries the life vision into the development of


    the abilities. Therefore it occurs frequently that young people don’t behave according to the usual


    wishes of parents and adults. An internal wish pulls these young people, although they don’t know


    where and why. Point 2 also naturally affects point 7. You can study similar direct line relations with the


    other points, in order to understand developments, which otherwise remain in the dark.



    At the points of risk 3 and 6 the personal development can be strengthened or weakened either from the


    outside or from the inside. At point 3, looked at from the periodical view coming into the age of approx.


    18 years, the group and society has a strong influence. Statistically most accidents happen with young


    people at an age between 18 and 25, and between 16 and 21 years the criminality and accident rate are


    higher than otherwise. There are naturally also completely positive pushes in this time, which motivate


    young humans to train for a successful life.


    Between the age of 27 and 36 there will be new revolutions and crises. Close relationships (or marriage)


    will happen but also divorces from partners. After youth, this will be the most turbulent time of life for


    most humans. One can see this phase as direct reflection of point 9, from which the actual creative


    motivation of the life goal proceeds.



    At point 6, at the age of approx. 45 years, the concrete effect of the spiritual crisis develops in many


    cases. Either these crises are used for development of the consciousness (internal impulse) or difficult


    times will begin, which have a strong influence on the remaining life design. Of course, the spiritual


    development will be a difficult time, too, but differently, because you know that you want more from life


    than material success.




    You can always test this Ennead in real life. Gather together the data of your own life and compare this


    to the corresponding points of the Enneagram. Try to find out whether there were marked points of


    change which have references like this to the other points of your own life.



    Such a view is of special importance, because it connects the temporal operational sequence of the life


    with the driving conscious forces from the inside with your own vision so you might be able to


    understand the interwoven, systemic connections.



    The Ennead is a dynamic system. It is based on the insight that each process is a movement, which does


    not run along straight-lined step by step, but it is a process which is interlaced within itself. Each part of


    the whole influences other parts. If a partial aspect and/or a factor is changed, that has effects on the


    whole process.



    FROM:  http://www.systematics.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Journal.J1-bruno



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