“Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine [personality], man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.”

—George I. Gurdjieff

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The Enneagram: Icon & Map
for Spiritual Transformation

A retreat bringing together the teachings of the Enneagram of Personality, G. I. Gurdjieff, the mystical traditions, and the wisdom of the body.

About the Program
We are incarnated beings, with a personality and a spark of divinity inherent in each of us. How do we bridge
our personality and our spirituality in a grounded embodied way? We move from either/or thinking to an
and/and perspective where the personality is a vital tool in the conscious process to Presence.

In this retreat we will:

  • start “In the beginning” with the story of Incarnation, the Law of Three
  • enter the map into the territory of personality from the perspective of wholeness
  • explore how type reveals the dilemmas we face in a spiritual journey
  • bridge the role of personality to the process of embodied conscious work
  • cultivate awareness using stillness, body prayers, art, journaling, and walking the Enneagram symbol

The program will be of interest to those who are at all stages of a spiritual journey—beginner and seasoned alike.

It does require a working knowledge of the Enneagram of Personality.

View a PDF of this program.


About Ruth

Ruth HillRuth Hill lives in Asheville, NC and is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, a certified teacher of the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition and a student of Cynthia Bourgeault, a modern-day Contemplative teacher. She works with individuals and groups to explore embodiment through sensing and listening to the intelligence of the body’s biological wisdom as a portal for radical inclusion and transformation. For more information about Ruth, please visit her website: ruthwhill.com.

PO Box 8154 • Asheville NC 28814 • 828.251.9010 • [email protected] • ruthwhill.com