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Enneagram: The 15 Recommended Books

Let's see the Recommended Books on the subject

A collection of the best books on the Enneagram and more ... The study of the 9 personalities of the Enneagram has spread a lot among people who study themselves and others.

These described personalities are really interesting and you can reflect yourself in them, increasing your understanding of yourself and others.

The deeper the issue is explored, the more important characteristics are rediscovered. After reading it is possible to understand which parts of us belong to one or more Enneatypes and consequently we discover how to solve any problems.

For this, we have created an interesting collection of 15 recommended books, which also highlights the various facets where the enneagram can be applied, as well as including the "classic" books considered milestones on the subject.

Index

Different applications of the Enneagram:

The milestones of the Enneagram

In this section of the article we find the most "academic" books that have contributed to a massive diffusion of the 9 Enneatypes, those books suitable for those who want to start from the Best Sellers.

1) Enneatypes in Claudio Naranjo's psychotherapy .

The types of the enneagram in life, literature and clinical practice


A book that joins Gestalt therapy highlighting the usefulness of the Enneagram method, an interesting work based on the work of Naranjo, a well-known therapist following in the footsteps of Gurrdjieff.

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Rating: 9/10


Transformation Experiences with Claudio Naranjo's Enneagram

An experiential book, a choral work, the real "living transmission" of psychological work


A manual where Spirituality and Psychology meet really practical, where you can learn the teachings of the Enneagram directly applied. It deals with profound themes taken from notes of experiential seminars. A book from the 1970s that examines 27 people who wanted to get the most authentic gear . Perfectly following in Gurdjieff's footsteps on Oscar Ichazo's work, Naranjo "rattles off" the subtypes in this book, one by one. A book that moves and brings to life the experiences of the 27 characters in search of themselves.

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Rating: 9/10


Enneagram of Sacred Ideas by AH Almaas

Multiple aspects of reality


Work of a direct pupil of Naranjo A. Hameed Ali (Almaas) and founder of the Diamond Approach. A continuation of the work of Oscar Ichazo who uses the Enneatypes to apply his work of psychological analysis. The new perspective from which the enneatypes "sacred ideas" are analyzed to bring false ideas to light . The very spiritual connotation makes it appear that it is the only way to destroy the limitations of the individual.

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Rating: 8/10


Now that we have seen the real milestones of the Enneagram and we know which are the books that cannot be missing in our collection, let's see those that still make a big difference in the study of the subject. Especially if you are starting now.

2) To begin the study of the 9 Enneatypes

In this section we recommend the books that we consider the best to begin the knowledge of the Enneatypes and begin to study the subject. Attention! Being generic does not mean that they are not valid as those mentioned above , they simply try to take the 9 Enneatypes as they are, with facets and interpretations that do not differ from the original message. So they are an excellent tool to undertake the study of the Enneagram which we believe is best studied in this sequence:

Let's start with ...

Enneagram - Basic Principles by Karen Webb

The nine archetypes of the enneagram to penetrate the secrets of the human soul


A great psychological research to identify the unknown reasons for our daily behavior, to improve oneself and one's relationships.

With the study of this book it is possible to enter the human soul and understand the uncomfortable dynamics associated with us to refine them by transporting them into a spiritual dimension.


This book covers topics such as:

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Rating: 7/10


Enneagram - The Nine Inhabitants of the Earth by Luca Giorgetti

Discover your enneatype and transform your life - With Enneagram personality test


A unique way of transporting the reader into deep self-knowledge through the enneagram.

This book definitely improves the lives of its readers because it transports them from a status where reality is "subjected" to being architects of their own destiny . By awakening one's hidden qualities.

Use the story of the sage Mullah Nasreddin to step into self-awareness.

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Rating: 8/10


Growing up with Maura Amelia Bonanno's Enneagram.

The transformation paths of the nine types


The enneagram is one of the best patterns created by the human mind, a tool that helps awareness and encourages personal improvement .

Within this book on the enneagram we will find a description of the different personalities and facets that belong to most of us or that at least we have experienced once in a lifetime.

To find serenity, less internal conflicts and improve relationships this tool can be of great help. The first part of this book is more historical, descriptive and meaningful for knowing the various enneatypes, while in the second part it explores all the characteristics of the journey towards the improvement of each enneatype.

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Rating: 9/10


Orlando Volpe's Enneagram Map


A volume that contains a lot of information on the subject dealt with. There will be insights of all kinds to try to better explain the concept of the nine enneatypes.

The author openly says that it is a volume to be read with a "ruthless sincerity" with ourselves. Because he will make sure he can free himself without wearing the mask anymore.

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Rating: 8/10


3) Different applications and associations of the Enneagram:

Now let's see how the role of this tool adapts to more situations when merged with other disciplines. We will take a look at some books that effect a particular combination with different paths of truth.

Enneagram and Body Types (eBook) by Corto Monzese

And what type are you?


Body Types or psychosomatic types are an interesting combination with the enneagram. Because it too is a tool that works in a similar way and allows you to find similar behavior patterns regardless of race, religion or origin. Use names of planets to identify these "types" and thanks to this tool you can improve your knowledge of yourself by better understanding your neighbor as well. The author describes it as a guide.

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Rating: 9/10


Enneagram, Biotypology and Graphology by Luciano Massi

The 27 subtypes in the light of the Morettian method


A new approach to the 27 subtypes that is compared to Graphology and Biotypology. Practically, the writer wants to make the personalities of the various types and subtypes even more fully understood thanks to the juxtaposition of these two other sciences.

Very interesting to see the enneatypes developed in a different way and combined with something that has already worked for centuries.

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Rating: 8/10


Enneagram of the Passions by Lluís Serra Llansana

Psychological anatomy of the dominant passions


A book that mixes the concept of psychology of dominant passions with a book that is the result of his doctoral thesis on the subject based on Grounded Theory principles. A mix from Naranjo's teachings and his personal work. Certainly a complex but captivating work that tries to discover the "deadly sins" inherent in each person.

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Rating: 7/10


Enneagram of Couple by Maurizio Cusani

Discover the soul mate with the 9 personality system


From the Ancient Enneagram, still effective, the author manages to make you observe the unconscious mechanisms. Thanks to the enneagram perfected over time, it helps the author in his search to transport the couple within the dynamics of life. Helping them to live them more serenely thanks to the knowledge of themselves. In an everyday life where couples struggle to live long this book is a fundamental piece of the collection of books on the couple.

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Rating: 8/10


Astrology and Enneagram by Maurizio Cusani

The relationships between the zodiac signs and the nine types of enneagram.


It highlights the relationships between the most famous self-discovery tool and astrology. An excellent starting point for people who believe in the stars and their influence on the human being.

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Rating: 7/10


Enneagram in Music by Maurizio Cusani and Elisa Bignotto

Introduction to the psychology of musical art


Approach Music to the instrument of self-knowledge. To introduce the reader to the psychology of musical composition. Very original for those who love music.

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Rating: 7/10


Enneagram and Health by Maurizio Cusani

Understanding the disease with the help of the personality enneagram and the Sufic enneagram


A title that includes one of the most popular topics today, health. Combining the enneagram and health is something very profound that can make us understand how much what we have inside can affect the body. Can you find a way to lighten certain loads? Maybe through acceptance and deep knowledge of oneself. Great job with this title.

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Rating: 8/10


Enneagram and Chakra by Maurizio Cusani and Roberta Mori.


A solution to rebalance the chakra thanks to the ennagram. Based on the enneatype it will be understood how to regain balance through naturopathic practices. Crystal therapy, chromotherapy and music therapy. The chakras are like conical vortices, positioned on the central energy channel, connecting instinct and mind.

Psychophysical health depends a lot on this balance, rediscover how to rebalance them with this reading.

Conclusions

With this last book we close the article here hoping to have brought you more ideas for your inner growth, for self-knowledge and some tools that you can also use to lend a hand to others. To the next article.

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