Wolfgang W. Liebelt
Enneagram & Transformation
The systemic and processual Foundations of Gurdjieff's Enneagram
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- Ages 14 and up
This Essay follows Gurdjieff's challenge: "Take the understanding of the East and the knowledge of the West - and then seek!"
"Enneagram & Transformation" is dedicated to the knowledge/science of the West, by examining and describing the systemic and processual foundations of the Enneagram. The result is the acknowledgement of the Enneagram as a universal Metamodel whose rules can be applied to analyze the most complex issues. The explanations presented in "Enneagram & Transformation" confirm what Gurdjieff taught his students in St. Petersburg:
"Generally speaking, one must understand that the Enneagram is a universal symbol. All knowledge can be summarized in the Enneagram and interpreted with the help of the Enneagram. And so you can say that you only know, or understand, what you can insert into the Enneagram. What you can not fit into the Enneagram is not understood. "
An additional way for further model creation is the extended form of the Enneagram based on relevant Gurdjieff's quotes - the EN-Cosmogram©. [more]
Keywords: Athanasius Kircher, Gurdjieff, Ouspensky, Bennett, Bruno Martin, Enneagram, Closedness of operations, System theory, Process, Transformation process, Processorganization, Triad, Cosmos, Open systems, Autopoiesis, Autopoietic systems, Dissipative structures, Hexade