Emilio Mercuriali: Introduction to the Super Ego, and the Enneagram; workshop and lectures
*Discover the Sufi teachings on our true essence
*Develop a clear understanding of the way our 'false personality' limits out real transformation.
*Identify the part in all of us that self-criticises (super-ego) and learn how to become free from this negative conditioning.
*Experience deep insight into your personality structure
*Explore and apply the ancient wisdom of the Enneagram passed down from Gurdjieff to the west
March 20, 2007
19:00 to 21:00
Essence of the Super Ego
The Id, Ego, and Super-Ego are the divisions of the psyche according to psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud's "structural theory". In 1923, Freud introduced new terms to describe the division between the conscious and unconscious: 'id,' 'ego,' and 'super-ego.' He thought these terms offered a more compelling description of the dynamic relations between the conscious and the unconscious. The “id” (fully unconscious) contains the drives and those things repressed by consciousness; the “ego” (mostly conscious) deals with external reality; and the “super ego” (partly conscious) is the conscience or the internal moral judge.
Emilio will lecture about the super ego in relation to inhibition in potential in life and how we can become more aware of the deeper processes that evolve around becoming more conscious in our actions and state of being.
March 21, 2007
19:00 to 21:00
The Spiritual Depths of the Enneagram
The Enneagram of Personality describes nine personality or ego types that arise as a result of the loss of contact with our True Nature in early childhood. Fundamental to each type is a fixed orientation toward oneself and life that results from this loss and is associated with a spiritual perspective―the Holy Idea―particular to each type. Out of these "fixations", whole patterns of mental, emotional, and behavioral tendencies develop. Through understanding the enneagram, we can develop a much clearer sense of what in ourselves is ultimately real and what is mechanical pattern. This allows detachment from the inner structures that separate us from our spiritual depths, and helps us develop more understanding and acceptance of ourselves and others. While much information is currently available about the psychology of the nine types, the spiritual dimension out of which they arise is seldom recognized or taught.