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u/Soylent_Joe · 2 pointsr/Enneagram

The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective
Richard Rohr is a very thought provoking writer. From what I remember, Ebert and Rohr have been personally and professionally using the enneagram for something like 30 years.

u/anywherebutinbetween · 1 pointr/self

yeah, but anti-depressants are only part of the solution. it cannot be your "whole" game plan. if that's the case, you're not helping yourself at all.

go out and get some good books. some of my recommendations:

  1. Boundaries:

  2. The Enneagram:<a/>
  3. When I don't desire God, how to fight for joy:'t+desire+god&printsec=frontcover&source=bn&hl=en&ei=04jZSda4OqSUtgOSoryfCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5

    And more important than those things, go see a counselor.
    A good MFT can help you think through your life & relationships.

    There's hope.
u/nogginrocket · 1 pointr/Enneagram

Howdy Holon,

Rohr has many books (more than 20 I think), but I've only found one specifically dedicated to the enneagram: The Enneagram, A Christian Perspective. If you have any experience with Christianity, this book does a nice job of explaining how the enneagram can be used to assist the Christian journey (i.e. a return to wholeness). But if Christianity doesn't attract you, the way Rohr teaches Christianity really doesn't require any more from you than to believe you can return to your original state (before our 'fall into sin'), then you can delve as deeply or shallowly as you wish into the other beliefs. But I digress.

I've only read his latest few books, but I've found each one enlightening, helpful, and challenging all at the same time. I'm actually quite confident that you could pick a book of his at random and get something very useful out of it.

As far as studying the enneagram itself, I can only recommend it highly. The subject is deep, dynamic, and revealing. I've been studying the work of enneagram teachers for about a decade now and new insights about it's utility seem to appear more and more quickly. Every time I've taken a step deeper into understanding it, I always (and joyfully) discover it seems to go even deeper. For me, it's basically been an experience of drinking from the fire-hose of self-knowledge and I've loved every moment of it.

u/DeiVerbum · 1 pointr/Christianity

I've had the displeasure of reading a few of his works for a couple of my theology classes - He does a very good job of being readable and understandable. He also does a great job of coming off as friendly, welcoming, and approachable. All good things in an author writing primarily to the laity.

The issue comes in that he sneaks in things that are counter-Catholic in a lot of his books, like the above things I wrote. Those were paraphrased from his book The Naked Now.

My biggest issue is when he publishes things like this:

The Enneagram is a new-age occultist construction, and he tries so hard to make it seem like it is compatible with Catholicism.

He also supports women's ordination, and has distributed communion at an Episcopalian service. I know you're Anglican, so you might not have a problem with that - but he's a Catholic priest, and neither of those things are okay within Catholicism.

I understand why people like his books. He's very readable. I just feel like he's a wolf in sheep's clothing