Event: Online Zoom Workshop Series:
The Symbolic Meaning and Significance of the Enneagram for the Future of Humanity, 26 January - 30 March 2022.
Facilitator: Ken Webb.
Dates: Wednesdays 26 January, 2, 9, 23 February, 2, 9, 30 March 2022.
Time: 7pm-9pm (UK time).
Event Description: Often misunderstood as a personality typing method, the Enneagram is an ancient and sophisticated symbol of perpetual motion designed that has been integrated with the latest findings of science and psychology.
The content that I share is always evolving as I integrate insights that I come across, so it is never quite the same as what I have done before. The focus of this course will not be so much on the personality types, as on the meaning and significance of the Enneagram symbol for personal and collective transformation, which is how Gurdjieff, who transmitted the wisdom of the Enneagram to the Western world, taught it.
But I will also be integrating ancient wisdom of the Enneagram with modern ways of understanding reality, the mind, what we mean by God, ‘The Generator Of Diversity’ as Dr Dan Siegel likes to call that ‘Sea of Possibility’ that is Love and from which we each arise as unique individuals. In addition, I hope to include some reflective practices to help us get in touch with that reality and how we are each a unique aspect of the Divine. I will also be drawing on Cynthia Bourgeault’s The Trinity and the Law of Three, to see what this means for our own spiritual growth.
Participants will be given a brief history of the development of the Enneagram from its roots in ancient wisdom traditions, the numerology of Pythagorus and isights of the Desert Fathers to the modern Enneagram that incorporated insights from modern psychology around 50 years ago. We will then explore the meaning of the symbol of the Enneagram and how that is relevant for dealing with life and the crises we face in the world today. This will enable us then to look at how we lose touch with our essential nature and form an ego that has a particular habit of mind, reactions of heart and how our instinctual predilections form our personality. Finally we will see how the Enneagram can help us in the process of transformation so that we can be set free to become the person we really are in essence.
It will not be possible for participants to know with certainty what type they are from attending this event. And it is rarely the case that anyone is just one type. The purpose is to grow, not only into the fully awake manifestation of your own dominant type, but also to grow towards the strengths of all the other 8 types.
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: £60 for the seven session Workshop Series. £10 for an Individual Workshop. For a Registration Form: