Keys to the Enneagram: How to Unlock the Highest Potential of Every Personality Type (Paperback)

Keys to the Enneagram: How to Unlock the Highest Potential of Every Personality Type By A. H. Almaas, Russ Hudson (Foreword by), Sandra Maitri (Afterword by) Cover Image

Keys to the Enneagram: How to Unlock the Highest Potential of Every Personality Type (Paperback)

By A. H. Almaas, Russ Hudson (Foreword by), Sandra Maitri (Afterword by)


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More than just a tool to diagnose your personality type, the Enneagram was originally developed to help people find the ultimate freedom of consciousness and achieve spiritual liberation. A. H. Almaas brings us back to this original mission as he shares the essential keys that will help readers break free from the limitations and distortions of each type’s fixation—and to express their true spiritual nature in everyday life.
A. H. ALMAAS, the author of more than a dozen books, is the pen name of A. Hameed Ali, the originator of the Diamond Approach to the realization of our true nature. Since 1976 he has guided individuals and groups through his school of inner work, the Ridhwan School, which has branches in California, Colorado, and Europe. His most recent books are Love Unveiled, The Alchemy of Freedom, The Power of Divine Eros, The Unfolding Now, and Runaway Realization.

Almaas's teaching, which originated in his own experience of personal transformation, is informed by his grounding in spiritual traditions (e.g., the Gurdjieff Work, Sufism), depth psychology (he has a PhD in psychology), and scientific inquiry (MA in physics). Respected teachers and writers who have praised his work include Ken Wilber, Jack Kornfield, John Welwood, Helen Palmer, and Sherry Ruth Anderson.
Product Details ISBN: 9781611809435
ISBN-10: 1611809436
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: October 5th, 2021
Pages: 216
Language: English
“I am profoundly moved by and highly recommend Keys to the Enneagram. As one of the foremost spiritual leaders of our time, Almaas brilliantly illuminates the spiritual depths underlying the surface patterns of the nine Enneatypes. Offering approaches to attain those depths, this powerful, impactful work provides a valuable missing piece in our current Enneagram understanding and serves as an excellent guide for those who truly seek to use the Enneagram for spiritual awakening.”—Terry Saracino, founding president and core faculty, The Narrative Enneagram

“A. H. Almaas offers a new path for understanding the spiritual nature of the Enneagram. In this book, Almaas answers many questions you may not have known to ask, and he does so with a generosity that allows each of us to find our way. If you are a serious student of this ancient wisdom, this book is for you.”—Suzanne Stabile, author of The Path Between Us and coauthor of The Road Back to You

“With writing that is rich, yet accessible, A. H. Almaas provides a deep exploration of what is possible through engaging with the real work the Enneagram is inviting us into. Keys to the Enneagram is written from a place of authority born of true spiritual experience and will be a welcomed companion for anyone looking to travel the lifelong journey of spiritual transformation.”—Abi Robins, author of The Conscious Enneagram: How to Move from Typology to Transformation and host of the Conscious Construction Podcast

“An inspiring, high-level offering from someone who deeply understands the process of spiritual realization for people who truly want to know how to use the Enneagram to liberate them from their ego and find the key to attaining a lived experience of eternal spirit.”—Beatrice Chestnut, PhD, author of The Complete Enneagram and The 9 Types of Leadership and coauthor of The Enneagram Guide to Waking Up

“There are few teachers of consciousness, let alone Enneagram teachers, who can perceive, embody, articulate, and transmit the simultaneous arising of equal facets of spaciousness and singularity, expansion and particularity, personal love and emptiness, and personal will and surrender—all while focused on the vital need to awaken to our essential nature and potential. Like the Enneagram, A. H. Almaas himself is a tuning fork for this possibility of development and living.  And somehow in Keys to the Enneagram he gently and firmly guides us onto that precise and expansive authentic path, beyond our fascination with personality. Before we know it, we have been initiated into a lineage of truth and Presence.
        I have had the honor of being the curator and host of the annual Enneagram Global Summit on the Shift Network since 2014 and have had meaningful, cutting-edge conversations with over a hundred Enneagram teachers. With absolute certainty, I can say that Almaas is among a very few teachers whose constant aim is to awaken themselves and be in service to others’ awakening. He never approaches the Enneagram with the slightest bit of derision toward, or reification of, personality, and he is unparalleled in this in my experience. His compass never wavers from its direction home—to real self and to reality—that, by the way, supports the emergence of each individual’s true purpose and offering to this life.
        This book is perhaps the first to so keenly and clearly articulate a growing realization among some of us who teach the Enneagram for awakening that the transformational power of working with all nine fixations and journeying on all nine paths of essential qualities is paramount. If you want to awaken to your true self and follow a North Star to wholeness and liberation through compassion and learning from your ego, pick up and read Keys to the Enneagram. You will have a North Star in your very own hands and eyes.”—Jessica Dibb, founder and director of Inspiration Consciousness School and founder and host of the Shift Network Annual Enneagram Global Summit