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The Enneagram as a Tool for Spiritual Growth￼
March 13 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Jerry Wagner, Ph.D., M.Div., will speak on the topic, The Enneagram as a Tool for Spiritual Growth. From a theological perspective, there are many ways divinity manifests in humanity. From a psychological point of view, there are many ways humans actualize and transcend themselves. The Enneagram suggests at least nine ways. They are variously referred to as the ways of goodness, love, action, authenticity, truth, fidelity, joy, strength, and peace. These valid paths remind us of what it means to be human and hint at what it might mean to be divine. Unfortunately, we can sometimes travel down false paths that exaggerate, divert from, and substitute for our true nature. These are the caricatures or idols of perfectionism, co-dependence, workaholism, specialness, intellectualism, fearfulness, hedonism, willfulness, and passivity. The Enneagram system looks at the high roads of our real self and the low roads of our distorting personality and provides directions to get back on track if we’ve drifted.
Jerome Wagner is a clinical psychologist, therapist, supervisor, consultant in private practice, and emeritus faculty member in the Department of Psychology and the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University, Chicago. He is the author of Nine Lenses on the World: the Enneagram Perspective; The Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles: an Introductory Guide 25th Anniversary Edition (both available through Amazon); and the Wagner Enneagram Personality Style Scales, a validated Enneagram inventory (www.wepss.com). Jerry has been researching and teaching the Enneagram for over 40 years and has offered the Enneagram Spectrum Training and Certification Program nationally and internationally for the past 20 years (www.enneagramspectrum.com)
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