Enneagram Articles

Journey to the Land Down Under

Article by Carol Wiener Published in "Enneagram Monthly", 1995 When I arrived at Eli Jaxon-Bear's three week retreat in Sedona, Arizona, I didn't have a lot of expectations. Instead I had a very subtle, dare I say, cockiness that there really wasn't much of anything I...

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The Soul of the Six

Essay, 1995 This essay is in response to an earlier essay about the Six fixation presented at the International Enneagram Conference. In the first essay the author used a metaphor of all the different fixations approaching the crossing of a log over a rushing stream....

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Eights: The Outlaw Mentality

Essay, 1995 The Eight fixation is wrapped around Two at the core. The Eight often flaunts the pride that the Two can so skillfully mask. The Eight is either proud of being the best or the worst. The flaunting of the pride is the defense against the deep hurt of...

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The Three Drives and the Enneagram

An essay by Eli Jaxon-Bear (Exemplified with the Point Six Fixation) Every animal is run by three primary instinctual drives. These are the drives for survival of the species. The species survives through survival of the individual unit, sexual reproduction of the...

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The Enneagram of Character Fixation

Stanford University, August 1994 Keynote speech by Eli Jaxon-Bear "When you can recognize who you are not, then there is a possibility to wake up and discover who you really are!" I have never met anyone who doesn't want to be happy. The desire for happiness is the...

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