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 – 3w2 – E.E. “Doc” Smith + David R. Palmer

Author Case Study – 3w2: E.E. “Doc” Smith, David R. Palmer (The following is somewhat of a general 3w2 analysis dealing with two separate authors). E.E. “Doc” Smith E.E. “Doc” Smith is an SF author probably best known for his “Lensmen” series of SF novels. A look at his wikipedia entry shows, in keeping with… Continue reading Author Case Study – 3w2 – E.E. “Doc” Smith + David R. Palmer

Author Enneagram Case Study – Michael Ende (3w4)

Type: 3w4 (so?) Level of integration: average to healthy Type allocation based on: type-specific behaviour (fictional); functions Note: Lower likelihood of 4w3 as opposed to 3w4. Spoilers for The Neverending Story follow.   Introduction Michael Ende was a German children’s fiction author, probably most famous for The Neverending Story, though he wrote a few other books… Continue reading Author Enneagram Case Study – Michael Ende (3w4)

Author Enneagram Type Case Study – Louise Cooper (2w3)

The following is a case study of a particular author. As a prior introduction to the process here see:  https://chrisblog662.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/studying-types-via-fiction/     From my point of view, the following is written for the following purposes: To give an example of author type categorization in some detail, enough that readers can begin to understand how to… Continue reading Author Enneagram Type Case Study – Louise Cooper (2w3)