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Enneagram Spirituality

Enneagram Spirituality

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Published by: Dew Nada on Jan 19, 2009
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This is the original manuscript illustration by
 Athanasius Kircher 
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a 17th centuryGerman  Jesuit  scholar. Kircher was also known as the Father of Egyptology. He was a scientist and theorized that microbes are the cause of disease and suggested effective mechanisms to prevent outbreaks of plague. Here you will note that the numeration around the 9 pointed figurebegins at 1 (apex) then 4, 8, 2, 5, 9, 3, 6, 7 clockwise. Note that he includes a 'magic square' where all columns, rows, and diagonals add to 15 (1+5=6 or 3+3).The centre is the 'all seeing eye' possibly referring to the Rosicrucianinfluences in the early 1600s.The bottom of the plate shows the total world order, with Animal (4), Man (7), the Heavens with a geocentric solar system, flanked by angelsunder the ray of the nonagram with angels in all points encompassingthe Triad (The Law of 3 - Father, Son, Holy Spirit) or more plainly3+3+3 = 9, yet unmistakably, the rays of the nonagram shine onto all of creation.Peter Martyn
 
Enneagram, Jesus and the Way
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 João C.Fontes The Enneagram is a symbol that became better known inthe West thanks to the Greek-Armenian mystic andspiritual master George Ivanovich Gurdjieff in the early years of the twentieth century. However, its origins remainobscure. According to John G. Bennett, one of the mostprominent of Gurdjieff’s disciples, the symbol itself mayhave first been depicted by Central Asian mathematiciansin the fourteenth century after the discovery of the decimalnumber system. But he himself says that Gurdjieff asserted that it was far more ancient and attributed it tothe Sarman (Sarmoun, Sarmoung) Brotherhood that wasfounded according to Bennett in Babylon 4,500 years ago.
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