A. Hameed Ali is founder of the Ridwan School and the Diamond Approach to self-realization. He is author, under the pen name of A. H. Almaas, of about twenty books integrating spiritual consciousness with contemporary psychology. These include Love Unveiled: Discovering the Essence of the Awakened Heart, Runaway Realization: A Life of Ceaseless Discovery, and Facets of Unity: The Enneagram of Holy Ideas. His most recent book is Keys to the Enneagram: How to Unlock the Highest Potential of Every Personality Type.
Here he describes the historical evolution of the Enneagram beginning with G. I. Gurdjieff and Oscar Ichazo. He describes the ancient Sarmoung Brotherhood as portrayed by Gurdjieff. He notes that his own work is related primarily to spiritual awakening. The Enneagram shows a particular path toward wholeness that can be discovered within each of the nine, unique character types. He also describes some unusual spiritual openings, from his own experience, that are accessible to particular character types.
(Recorded on February 28, 2022)
Published on March 16, 2022