Idries Shah, Ichazo, Lilly, etc
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14.12.09 at 8:59 am ·
Author Idries Shah, Ichazo, Lilly, etc are mentioned here. (text only version)
‘The Enneagram: A Developmental Study” by James Moore first published in 1987 and updated 2004
“The sea of faith, whose ‘melancholy, long withdrawing roar’ 1 was evoked metaphorically by the elegiac Victorian poet Matthew Arnold, is sweeping back, but in a hundred strange modalities. And though its waves are ostentatious, its eddies and undertows are obscure; and the charting of its cross-currents – these admixtures among religions old and new – is aided by certain discrete ‘marker-buoys’. This paper examples one, which – moored decades ago in the esoteric deep – has been swept leeward into the frothy shallows of pseudo-Sufism, ARICA, Transpersonal Psychology and liberal Catholicism.
‘Our chosen marker is Gurdjieff’s problematic ‘enneagram’. George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff (c.1866-1949) was a writer, explorer, choreographer, psychologist, composer, physician, polyglot, entrepreneur, and spiritual teacher, who utterly eludes simplistic categorisation. ”
14.12.09 at 9:04 am ·
(note) The quote above is just a small bit of a much longer article and very detailed annotated bibliography, drawing from many and diverse sources.
This is another type of bibliography. It gives an idea of the networks of persons and authors, living and death that form this ’scene’ and sub-sections of this ’scene’.