Arrive - 5pm on Friday 17 July
Depart - 2pm on Sunday 19 July
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 the 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.
During this weekend you will be invited to discover more about the Enneagram and your own type and what these discoveries can offer.
Andrew De Smet is the Archbishop of York’s Adviser in Pastoral Care, an Anglican priest, spiritual director, counsellor/psychotherapist and a mediator. He enjoys art, nature and music and paints icons.
Led by: Andrew De Smet