Comparison of different enneagram schools’ opinions of centre use

Authors generally agree on the primary ‘centre’ for the types, i.e. 234 – heart, 567 – intellectual, 891 – instinctive or ‘gut’ centre, although exact terminology used varies. What does vary, however, are interpretations as to which centre (if any) is non-preferred or repressed. For example *Hurley & Donson equate repressed centres to the Horneyvian… Continue reading Comparison of different enneagram schools’ opinions of centre use

Centres – parts of centres & 891

Original contributors to the enneagram system frequently talk of ‘centers’. Gurdjieff sometimes spoke of three centers, sometimes of five, and sometimes of seven. Briefly, the three basic centers could be said to be the ‘moving’, ’emotional’ and ‘intellectual’, however the first centre really is three centers; a ‘lower storey’ of the organism which includes a… Continue reading Centres – parts of centres & 891