Event: Online Zoom Workshop Series: The Enneagram—A Path from Ego to Essence.
A Seven Week course facilitated by Ken Webb.
Seven consecutive Thursday evenings, 7pm-8.30pm, starting 14 January 2021, ending 25 February 2021.
Using the online Zoom platform.
The Enneagram: meaning Diagram of Nine, is a sophisticated map of the human personality designed to foster spiritual growth and personal transformation. Rooted in ancient Middle Eastern spirituality, it has evolved through all three Abrahamic faiths before being integrated with the insights of modern psychology. Rather than putting people in boxes, as most personality typing tools do, the purpose of the Enneagram is to get people out of the box into which they have, unconsciously, put themselves. It is all about making the journey from Ego to Essence, from Shadow to True Self. This course takes what I have shared in previous one day workshops and a weekend retreat to new depths.
In the first few weeks of the course participants will gain an understanding of the essence, mystical understanding, and inner dynamic of the Enneagram as presented to the very first people to whom Gurdjieff, who introduced the Enneagram to the West back in 1915 -1925, and recorded by P. D. Ouspensky’s one of his original disciples. We will see how the modern Enneagram combines the ancient wisdom of the symbol with the ancient understanding of the spiritual journey, contained in the Odyssey, attributed to Homer, and coming from around 600 BCE, but probably passed down by word of mouth from very ancient times. We will dip into the numerology that Pythagorus (c. 500 BCE) saw in the Enneagram, and see how the 4th Century Desert Father’s in Egypt drew on these pre-Christian traditions. Then we will look at the way the Enneagram is meant to function as a map of spiritual growth before introducing the individual types and subtypes. The second half of the course will give participants a chance to learn in more detail about the specific challenges that each subtype faces and has to overcome in order to be set free from their conditioned mind and ego personality to become the person they were created to be. Finally we will use the myth of Odysseus’s epic journey as a model for the journey we each have to make back home to our true selves.
Sessions 1 - 3: An introduction to the deeper aspects of the Enneagram.
The roots, history and symbolic meaning of the Enneagram (14th January)
The purpose, structure & way to understand and work with the Enneagram
About types, instinctual subtypes and ways to discover your type & subtype
Sessions 4 - 6: Pathways to Spiritual Growth.
Body Centre Types & Subtypes: Eight, Nine, One
Heart Centre Types & Subtypes: Two, Tree, Four
Head Centre Types and Subtypes: Fire, Six, Seven
Concluding Session 7.
Homer’s Odyssey and the Enneagram Journey.
Facilitator: 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 served a curacy in Cheltenham before returning to Thailand to start up a new bilingual international congregation at the invitation of the bishop of Singapore. Returning to Scotland in 2001 he was licensed as rector of Christ Church Duns in 2002. 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.
NB: There will be no refund if you cancel your booking.
Cost: £50 for the Workshop Series. £8 for Individual Workshop. For a Registration Form: