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The three types at the core of the Enneagram are Threes, Sixes and Nines.

What the heck am I talking about? Well, the Enneagram is an ancient method of typing personality. It has some similarities to Jungs types (MBTI) but has deeper spiritual aspects because it contains elements of several religious traditions. It was popularised by Ouspensky and Gurdjieff.

These wonderful clips show the three core types:

NLP Emotional: Threes (Move Towards)

NLP Digital: Sixes (Move Away)

NLP Kinesthetic: Nines (Indecision)

I'm in the process of working out which remedies are closest to each type ... If you would like to offer any suggestions please do. Threes look a bit like Carcinosin and Samarium. Nines seems to have aspects of Holmium. Sixes remind me of Anacardium. They also look a bit like Praseodymium.

Interesting to note that the Lanthanide qualities of self-realisation, reflection and humanitarianism are very evident in these clips.

Further reading: The Enneagram Types dovetail nicely with Genpo Roshi's "Big Heart/Big Mind" approach, which evolved out of Hal and Sidera Stones "Parts Therapy".

Helen Palmer : The Enneagram
Genpo Roshi : Big Heart, Big Mind.
Enneagram Institute : A simple test

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Comment by Alexander Begg on January 26, 2010 at 10:40pm
Please do not mix Jungs original typology with the Myers Briggs Typology indicator. This makes me quite angry because I am passionate for understanding Jung. I can see how people have made such a mess of what he is on about. Overall the MBTI is flawed, over-complication and destroys the essence of Jungs original types.

I know this well because I had an essay on this with my Psychology group in University - and everyone agreed the MBTI was aload of rubbish. As well as Freud is more out of fashion these days with Jung taking the focus.

As for a Core it sounds to me this Enneagram is based on little more than a few mental connections and has a weak foundation. If people are going to use numbers then stick to the basics - numerology.

This stuff is really far out, does not succeed any qualification, has little educational value and I don't recommend it for anyone.

Personality is a vast subject and if your going to write about it can you use some references like Dr.Zamora - who has actually spent time studying rather than plucking a few thoughts and stuffing them with tags like "personality types" - it is very misleading to lay homeopaths.

Furthermore Jung talks about analytical Psychology and if one is totally ascribing to that basis and is "ANALYZING" - "TYPOLOGIZING" one will utterly fail to see the "whole" - the whole is greater than its sum of parts.

It makes me understand more of what Kavi was on about when talking about the underlying universal principals of Homeopathy and all the "stuff" on the top that has no foundation.
Comment by Stephanie Nile on January 27, 2010 at 5:13am
I'm not mixing Jung and MBTI, sorry to give that impression.

The Enneagram Types are actually quite pervasive (you could say the same for the Zodiac signs).

I don't want to put myself in the position of defending Helen Palmers view ... I'm just introducing it as a game.

Having said that I'm quite intrigued by a bit of research which suggests the types differ in the respective levels of Serotonin (mood), Dopamine (drive) and Norepinephrin (stress).
Comment by Stephanie Nile on January 27, 2010 at 8:22am
Further ...

From an ultra-modern Homeopathic perspective the Nine points correspond to the INNER STATE, represented by the rows of the Periodic Table - especially the Lanthanides.

Instinctual variants seem to have a correspondence to the way a person EXPRESSES their basic state.

This is seen as issues of individuality and self-worth pervading the Carbon Series, (Nitricums/Oxydatums/Flouratums).

In the Silicon Series the expression is seen in relationships and communications (Phos/Sulph/Muriaticums).

So, for example, you can get a Hesitant, watchful person (Cerium==Six) who has outer issues with friendships (Phos).

Remedy: Cerium phos.
Comment by Alexander Begg on January 27, 2010 at 11:45am
I Iike the notion that the three chemicals: dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrin correspond in symphony to a type. That makes sense.

I am glad you it was not your intention to mix Jung witht he MBTI. A detailed study of history shows us he has no hand on that pernickity device.

The enneagram and Astrology are pervasive. But. If we look at the basic roots each one is based in - i.e. the four elements for astrology and the three chemicals for the ennegram then you have a strong foundation.

Now I have learned more I like the diagrams and triangular nature of this system.
Next is pinning it next to the other Lanthanide system, seeing if it fits, then doing the same with Astrology and Numerology.
Comment by Stephanie Nile on January 27, 2010 at 12:54pm
What bothers me is that as soon as I commit to any cosmology I start to really see the world that way. Like, Yeah, "She's a really a plant" or "He's a mineral".

Is a Plant Person just someone who lacks structure and therefore really needs a mineral remedy?

I feel that all these cosmological systems are all just metaphors.

As you say, we do need some foundation on which ground our assertions. Perhaps with a triad of well chosen rubrics. Ultimately, remedy reaction must be the best guide.
Comment by Alexander Begg on January 30, 2010 at 1:50am
Hi Steph.

Precisely what do you mean by cosmology here?
Comment by Stephanie Nile on January 30, 2010 at 5:14am
A personal model of the Universe. A system. The Buddhist schools. Esoteric Astrology. "A new model of the Universe" by P.D. Ouspensky. Ken Wilbers "Integral Psychology". Clare Graves' Memetics. Genpo Roshi's "Big Mind", Hal and Sidera Stones "Parts Therapy", Transpersonal Psychology, Sankarans system, Sholtens "Chemical Algebra", etc, etc, etc.

All good stuff, all the Witch Doctors and Shamans of our culture. We only take out what we need. A model always falls short of the real thing, so for example, two patients having a Mercury profile will never be the same, but there is still enough substance to the profile for it to have meaning.
Comment by Stephanie Nile on January 30, 2010 at 7:09am
A question about "Structure".
- A mineral person views a Plant Person as someone who lacks structure.
- A Plant Person thinks a Mineral Person is someone who is overstructured.

So the question naturally follows, "How much structure do we actually need?"

We all need a sense of the passage time ...
We all have a valid perception of space ...

The next question comes, "Is the sense of structure a valid criteira for differentiating between the Kingdoms?"

Compare the elements of the Carbon Series and the Drug Remedies - both seriously unstructured.
Comment by Stephanie Nile on February 1, 2010 at 5:58am
Structure becomes more evident in the Silica series. Consider Silica - which gives "backbone", yet has analogs in the Poales, like Bambusa, which all contain silica. Another example Calcera, is found in the animal kingdom, in the shells of sea creatures.

So structure alone isn't sufficient as a diagnostic criteria for the Kingdom.
Comment by René Dockx on February 17, 2010 at 3:34am

I am very interested in the research on any link Enneagram / homeopathic remedies.
This topic intrigues me.
Therefore, I started several years ago with the study of the Enneagram. I coverted the main features of the 9 Enneagram types into homeopathic symptoms and putted them in Macrepertory . The result is not satisfactory.
There is usually one remedy who comes up, but we find also the most polychrests in each type!
I do not give up and will study nowthe "minerals" of Scholten and "Structure" of Sankaran”, trying to find the holy grail
Can anybody help me with some information?

Enneagram TYPE 1 (Arsenic?)

Muche cares
Tolerate no contradiction

Enneagram TYPE 2 (Pulsatilla?)

Des. company
Sensitive to comments

Enneagram TYPE 3 (Phosphor?)

Concerned about his social positio
Selfconfidence, much
Looking for appreciation

Enneagram type 4 (Tuberculinum?)

Feels different than the average person
Longing for something but does not know what
Wants appreciation

Enneagram type 5 (Natrum Muriaticum?)

Alienated from the world
Av company, alone amel
Little confidence
Pleased in intellectual work
Disturbed, aversion

Enneagram type 6 (Lycopodium?)

Problems with authority
No selfconfidence
Much cares

Enneagram type 7 (Sulfur?)

Looking for fun
Not brave

Enneagram type 8 (Nux vomica?)

Much self-confidence
Work Lustig
Tolerates no injustice

Enneagram TYPE 9 (Calcaraea carbonica?)

Dislikes change
Unhappy when ignored
Not industrious


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