April 28, 2017

41 | The Enneagram 10 - Society

This is the final episode in this series on the enneagram, in which we look at some of the ways that the vices named by the enneagram produce ideological problems in (especially Western) society (following some of the ideas of Claudio Naranjo from his book "The Enneagram of Society"): 9 (institutionalism), 6 (totalitarianism), 3 (mercantilism), 1 (repression), 8 (violence), 4 (envy), 5 (detachment), 7 (hedonism) and 2 (false love). I misremembered Beatrice Chestnut's enneagram book title when I recorded this. What I said was "The Complex Enneagram" but the correct title is "The Complete Enneagram".Other books mentioned were Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile's "The Road Back to You" and Jerry Wagner's "Nine Lenses on the World." Eric Hoffer's idea of "substitute selves" is only very briefly mentioned in his books "The True Believer" and "The Ordeal of Change," and Slavoj Žižek's contentions around pseudo-activity are mentioned in his book "Trouble in Paradise." You can support the unorthodoxy podcast at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4508571

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