Who am I? What are the sacred tasks that are uniquely mine?
The most basic questions in life are also the most important. You can take a powerful step toward self-fulfillment if you first recognize the roots of your spiritual makeup. In Cast in God's Image, Rabbi Howard A. Addison helps you to do this through an understanding of your personality type and the types of the people around you.
Using two of the most important maps of consciousness known to usthe kabbalistic Tree of Life and the nine-pointed Enneagram Addison decodes spiritual meaning and provides you with the tools to:
- Determine your personality type by identifying your own patterns of behavior.
- Strengthen your relationships with others by learning how to observe their response patterns and recognize how these patterns correspond with your own.
- Discover how your personality type's virtues and vices, connect with the Divine, and ways you can use this knowledge to enrich your life in many ways.
Including more than twenty hands-on spiritual exercises and guided meditations, Cast in God's Image gives you an accessible and enjoyable way to learn about yourself and guidance on how to use this insight to reveal the sacred tasks that are uniquely yours to perform in this world.
Which are you?
- The Perfectionist
- The Caregiver
- The Achiever
- The Romantic
- The Loyal Cynic
- The Adventurer
- The Confronter
- The Mediator
- The Observer
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About the Author
Rabbi Howard A. Addison has trained with leading Enneagram practitioner Helen Palmer, and also served as the last student assistant to Abraham Joshua Heschel. He offers seminars on the Kabbalah and the Enneagram to teachers of both disciplines. Educated at both The Jewish Theological Seminary and the United Church of Christ's Chicago Theological Seminary, Addison serves as senior rabbi of Temple Sinai in Dresher, Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
Prologue • ix
PART ONE: Divine Treasure1 Children of the King • 32 God's Currency • 6
PART TWO: The Types of Personalities3 Nine Points • 154 Point One: The Perfectionist • 245 Point Two: The Caregiver • 316 Point Three: The Achiever • 387 Point Four: The Romantic • 458 Point Five: The Observer • 529 Point Six: The Loyal Cynic • 5910 Point Seven: The Adventurer • 6611 Point Eight: The Confronter • 7312 Point Nine: The Mediator • 8013 Your Personality Type • 87
PART THREE: The Roots of Our Souls14 The Enneagram–Kabbalah Connection • 9315 A Study in Contrasts: The Enneagram Outlook • 9816 A Study in Contrasts: The Kabbalah Perspective • 103
PART FOUR: Discerning Your Mission17 Spacious Freedom Divine • 10918 Self-Observation and Self-Reflection • 11519 How Did You Arrive? • 12920 Corresponding with God • 137
Final Thoughts: The Willingness to Try • 145Notes • 146Glossary • 148Suggestions for Further Reading • 152