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The Enneagram


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Arrival 4.00pm Friday
Deprt 2.00pm Sunday
Led by Andrew de Smet

The Enneagram is old.  It has roots in several wisdom traditions, including Christianity, Judaism and Islam.  Seven of the nine Enneagram types are associated with the "capital" or "deadly" sins which originated with Desert Fathers.  But it was not until the late 1960s that Oscar Ichazo began teaching the Enneagram as we know it today.  From Ichazo's school in South America, a group of Jesuits learned the system and brought it back with them to the United States.  The Enneagram gained popularity as a tool within spiritual direction.  Today it is widely taught as a way of understanding personality, addiction, relationships and vocation.  The Enneagram is not a strict law or code.  Its categories are not meant to bind or restrict you to a certain way of being and living.  People who know the Enneagram in a superficial way think it's about putting people into boxes, but it actually works to free people from their self-created boxes.  This weekend will enable you to  explore the Enneagram for yourself in a context of prayerful reflection.

Andrew de Smet is the Archbishop of York's Advisor in Spiritual Care, an Anglican priest, spiritual director and counsellor/psychotherpist.

Led by Andrew de Smet

Cost: £145 to include full bed & board as well as space for teaching, discussion and exploration.