Rabbi Howard A. Addison has trained with leading Enneagram practitioner Helen Palmer and also served as the last student assistant to Abraham Joshua Heschel. In this paperback, he brings together the cumulative wisdom of two ancient maps of consciousness: The Tree of Life of the Jewish mystical tradition and the nine-pointed Enneagram that was developed by mystics from several traditions.
Addison begins by explaining their points of correspondence. He goes on to present the Enneagram through the lens of Kabbalah, noting the dynamics and characteristics of each personality type. He offers readers biblical heroes and heroines for each type and concludes with Jewish practices suggested by the sixteenth century mystic Rabbi Moshe Cordevero. The overall thrust of these nine chapters is a rich blend of practical and spiritual advice. Enneagram enthusiasts will welcome this new addition to what has become an ever-expanding field of study.