Speculation on Parallels between the Psychological Enneagram and Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way

Note: the following is fairly speculative discussion on how Gurdjieff’s ideas could be related to the modern psychological enneagram. Most concepts referenced here can be found in ‘In Search of the Miraculous’.   Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way appears to have flowed through into much modern enneagram theory – including the ideas of ‘centres’ (and balancing of… Continue reading Speculation on Parallels between the Psychological Enneagram and Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way

Author Case Study – Additional – Stanley G. Weinbaum [5w4]

Note: as noted below I worked from a printed version of the book (as pictured). However, an e-book version is available here which may be interesting for reference:  http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks14/1401911h.html   Stanley G. Weinbaum was a writer in the 1930s, who generated a couple of critically-claimed books but had only a small output, having died quite young… Continue reading Author Case Study – Additional – Stanley G. Weinbaum [5w4]

Author Enneagram Case Study – John Brunner (5w4)

Type: 5w4 (self-preservation) MBTI: theoretically INTP based on functions; might have scored as INTJ Based on: Noticeable Five patterns, functions, possible holy idea ? Health: unhealthy (somewhere about 5th or 6th level). Introduction John Brunner is an English SF author who is one of the more interesting of a number of probable Five authors; he… Continue reading Author Enneagram Case Study – John Brunner (5w4)

Author Enneagram Case Study – Philip K. Dick (6w5)

Philip K. Dick Type: Six, mild wing Five – extremely unhealthy. MBTI: Ni dominant/Fe secondary [INFJ] Type based on: primary type based on type specific behaviours, holy ideas. Some themes suggestive of 5-wing, though wing is less clear. Subtype: So/Sp ? (Subtype is difficult – society is a factor in Dick’s work, but social factors… Continue reading Author Enneagram Case Study – Philip K. Dick (6w5)