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 Case Study – Scott Baker [1w2]

Introduction Scott Baker is another author interesting enough that I am breaking my principle of not discussing living authors. He is a World Fantasy Award winner who wrote a number of (under-appreciated) books in the fantasy, SF, and horror genres, as well as a number of short stories which likewise were quite highly critically acclaimed.… Continue reading Author Case Study – Scott Baker [1w2]

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)