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Facets of Unity

The Enneagram of Holy Ideas

A. H. Almaas


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“heartily recommend[ed] text for “Enneagram enthusiasts . . . and followers of every spiritual tradition”—by the creator of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization (Helen Palmer, author of The Enneagram)
Facets of Unity presents the Enneagram of Holy Ideas as a crystal clear window on the true reality experienced in enlightened consciousness. Here we are not directed toward the psychological types but the higher spiritual realities they reflect. We discover how the disconnection from each Holy Idea—defined as an unconditioned, objective understanding of reality—leads to the development of its corresponding fixation, thus recognizing each types deeper psychological core. Understanding this core brings each Holy Idea within reach, so its spiritual perspective can serve as a key for unlocking the fixation and freeing us from its limitations.

Praise For Facets of Unity: The Enneagram of Holy Ideas

"Lucid, precise and infinitely helpful to seekers everywhere. I heartily recommend Facets of Unity to Enneagram enthusiasts, to my own students of inner knowing, and to followers of every spiritual tradition."—Helen Palmer, author of The Enneagram

"Serious students of the Enneagram will find much of value in this book. . . . The Holy Ideas can be highly challenging material, but Almaas presents them with clarity, thoroughness, and grace such that we can all gain a taste of the deeper truths of this remarkable system."—Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, authors of Personality Types

Shambhala, 9780936713144, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2000

About the Author

A. H. Almaas is the pen name of Hameed Ali, the Kuwaiti-born originator of the Diamond Approach, who has been guiding individuals and groups in Colorado, California, and Europe since 1976. He is the author of Spacecrusier InquiryThe Pearl Beyond PriceFacets of Unity, the five-volume Diamond Heart series, and other books.