Online Zoom Workshop Series: The Enneagram of Cosmic Laws:

Discovering the ancient wisdom symbolised in the Enneagram and how understanding it can help us grow to become the person we have the potential to become.

 

Facilitator: Ken Webb.

Dates: Thursdays 7, 14, 21, 28 November, 5, 12, 19 December 2024.
Time: 7pm-9pm (UK time).

 

Event Description: This course is for all who want to grow into the best person they can be and is an updated version of an earlier course entitled ‘Fourth Way Enneagram’.

The teaching I share is based on the ancient understanding and wisdom of three fundamental cosmic laws that are symbolised in the Enneagram.

This was rediscovered and handed down to a small number of devotees by George Gurdjieff, who first introduced the Enneagram to the West in 1915.

The change in title reflects the fact that in this course I focus more on understanding and applying the three cosmic laws than on Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way, which can be practiced without any reference to the Enneagram.

I have added additional material based on an exploration of these laws by John G Bennett in the four volumes of J G Bennett’s ‘The Dramatic Universe, and on Maurice Nicoll’s commentary on the teachings of Ouspensky and Gurdjieff (Vol.2).


Course Content:

A fuller description of the course content is available on Ken Webb’s YouTube channel, and here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJeb-e-6X4k&t=4s 

Introductory Module: What is the Enneagram and where did it come from? (Four videos freely available to view on Ken Webb’s YouTube Channel.)

The first is a short explanation of what the Enneagram is and what it is not and the difference between the Enneagram Symbol and the more popularly known enneagram typology. The next three videos explore the ancient roots of the Enneagram in Perennial Wisdom from the Chaldean Oracles 3000 B.C.E. and the influences of Pythagorus, the Desert Fathers and others right through its evolutionary development in the middle ages to the rediscovery and development of the way the symbol is used in the 20th Century.

This is an updated version of earlier videos based on thorough research by Fátima Fernandez Christlieb and found in her book, ‘Where did the Enneagram First Come From?’. I was interested to see how her very detailed and well researched work corroborated what I had unearthed and taught in my earlier two videos, and added to that.

 

Module 1: What is Man?—Introducing key concepts concerning the way humans function and the psycho-spiritual structures of the human personality and a foundational practice that will be the key to all progress.

Module 2: The Enneagram of Cosmic Laws—1. In this module you will learn about the Law of One, the law of sacred interconnection, symbolised by the circle, and the Law of Three, the law governing how something new comes into being—symbolised by the Triangle. There will also be an exploration of how this relates to the concept of the Holy Trinity.

Module 3: The Enneagram of Cosmic Laws—2 introduces the Law of Seven, that Gurdjieff called the ‘Law of Octaves’, the law that governs how anything that exists in the universe evolves and is transformed.

Module 4: The Enneagram applied to human growth and development. In the first part of this module we look at how the Law of Seven operates in the stages of human growth and development, relating the Process Enneagram to Ken Wilbur’s levels of spiritual intelligence. In the second part we look at levels of Consciousness and how we can grow in awareness.

Module 5: How humans lose touch with real consciousness. In this module we look at how the flow of energy Energy Lines connecting points 1,4,2,8,5 & 7 were meant to function, and why they do not, in our natural state, function as they were meant to.

Module 6: From Dust to Gold Dust—The Alchemy of the Law of Seven. The first part of this module is about what kinds of energy there are and about levels of energy and energy bodies. The second part deals with the alchemical process of transforming the base substances of one’e ego personality into the gold of one’s true essence so that it can develop and grow to manifest the person you have the potential to become.

Module 7: Tying up Loose Ends: In the first video I talk about the difference between negative and positive emotions and how to deal with negative emotions that destroy any chance of understanding, either yourself, or another with whom you are in disagreement or in conflict. I then suggest practical ways to deal with negative emotions in order to eliminate them and use the energy thus released for the work of the positive emotions of the higher emotional centre. In the second video I tie up some loose ends and go into more detail about how we can he helped by understanding the way that the energy flows along the lines connecting numbers 1, 4, 2, 8, 5 & 7.

Bonus Module: Sex and Spiritual Development: I will be developing further material based on Bennett’s book of the same title, to deal with a much misunderstood and controversial area of human life.


Meet your guide:

Born in China and brought up in Burma, Ken Webb graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London to practice medicine first in the UK and then, for many years, in Thailand. He went on to study theology at Trinity College Bristol, graduating in 1992, and was ordained into Anglican ministry after a further year of post graduate study. He spent the last five years before retiring in 2017 overseeing the training of those preparing for authorised ministry in the diocese of Edinburgh. Ken was introduced to the Enneagram in 1995 and began to delve more deeply into it in 2014, undertaking a number of courses put on by the Shift Network and Enneagram Institute. Since retiring he has offered a number of taster days, courses and retreats. At the same time he has read and researched the original writings of Gurdjieff, and it is on these that his current work is based.


Testimonials from participants in my previous course:

“I highly recommend the Fourth Way Enneagram course to anyone interested in delving deeper into the Enneagram. This transformative journey offers a unique blend of wisdom, knowledge, and spiritual practice that will greatly enhance your understanding of this powerful tool for self-discovery. Don't miss out on this opportunity to embark on a truly enlightening experience.” (Grace)

“Ken’s Fourth Way Enneagram course is a top notch learning experience. He has provided pre-class outlines, great lectures and visuals, creative and relevant meditations, and questions for reflection. Stories from your own personal experience and other examples he presented made the complexity of the enneagram applicable to daily life.” (George)

The Fourth Way Enneagram has been a truly wonderful experience, and I greatly appreciate the well-structured nature of the course. Considering the vast amount of information related to this topic. I am incredibly grateful to Ken as the course facilitator and to the EICSP for offering this course. If there's ever a chance for an expansion course in the future, count me in!” (J.J.B.)

 

The Enneagram of Cosmic Laws

 

Cost: £80.
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