An updated and expanded examination into the groundbreaking exploration and connection of two of the most powerful mystical traditions.
Patterns in our lives may escape us; reasons for our behavior often confuse us. To help us better understand the interplay of these dynamics, Rabbi Howard A. Addison combines two of the most powerful maps of consciousness known to humanity: the Tree of Life (the sefirot) from the Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah, and the nine-pointed Enneagram that was developed over several generations by mystics of several spiritual traditions.
Individually, each offers guidance and wisdom; together, they show the forces that propel us and shape our personalities and behavior. Most important, the two suggest how we can live more harmoniously with ourselves and with others, minimize friction and tension and discover our own spiritual gateway to God.
In this updated and expanded edition of his pioneering book, Rabbi Addison explores new understandings of the stages and pitfalls we experience along life's journey and the ways we can transcend the limits of our personalities in search of greater wholeness. He shows that, when brought together, the Enneagram and Kabbalah may enhance understanding of humanity's deepest motivationsboth individually and collectivelythus opening wider the gate to personal growth.
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
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
Preface to the Second Edition vPreface to the First Edition viiAcknowledgments xi
Section ITwo Diagrams of Life1 "Where Are You?" 32 The Tree of Life 93 The Enneagram 194 CorrelationBeing and Spirit 35
Section IIThe Enneagram through the Lens of Kabbalah5 The Sefirot: Type and Redemption through Spiritual Task 476 Point One: Chochmah Wisdom 537 Point Two: Binah Understanding 618 Point Three: Gedulah Greatness 699 Point Four: Tiferet Beauty 7710 Point Five: Din Rigor 8711 Point Six: Netsach The Enduring 9712 Point Seven: Hod Splendor 10513 Point Eight: Yesod Basic Force 11514 Point Nine: Shechinah Divine Presence 123
Section IIIReturning to God15 Keter : Divine Crown, Our Transition to the Divine 13516 A Meditation on the Return to Ayn Sof 143
Epilogue 155Endnotes 159Glossary 165Suggested Readings 169