|When Gurdjieff referred to the Enneagram diagram as the
‘fundamental hieroglyph of a universal language’ he had
good reason to do so: encoded within it is a comprehensive
understanding of the universe and the place of human beings
Considered by him to be the ‘philosopher’s stone’, Gurdjieff
maintained that, like the Rosetta Stone, unless its meaning was
decrypted and translated, the Enneagram framework would
remain incomplete, theoretical in form and impossible to make
any practical use of.
This presentation utilizes Mathematics and the identification of
mathematical patterns to interpret and understand the meaning
of the Enneagram diagram and its accompanying framework.
Exploring the mathematical elements of the diagram itself, the
presentation tracks the development of mathematical thought and
delves into the intriguing and often interwoven lives of famous
mathematicians throughout the ages - many of whom were also
philosophers and mystics.
By cross referencing mathematics with elements of philosophy
and theology, this presentation argues for the importance of
understanding the Enneagram beyond simply understanding the
psychology of the types.
The session will start you on a journey toward the Divine, where
the distinctions between science and religion, the material and the
spiritual, the physical and metaphysical are transmuted in light of
Katrina Stevens consults to organizations on the impact of
personality on individual and team performance. She has
extensive experience in education, training and finance and
has been studying the Enneagram with Australia’s pre-eminent
Enneagram Teacher, David Burke, for more than a decade. She is
the Director of Studies at the Australian Institute for Enneagram