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About Enneagram.

The Enneagram is a phenomenological system that dates back thousands of years and has been discovered and reinvented in many contemplative traditions. It is now recognised and explored in general psychiatry, psychology and corporate organisational development.


The 9 established types of the Enneagram can be observed primarily through inner self-observation or "meta-cognition", where the mind observes or "witnesses" its own intelligence - how we think, what motivates us, and watching our emotional reactivity when it arises.


Ancient times - early 1900

by Giorgi Gurdjieff

The basic concepts underlying the Enneagram can be found in the writings of ancient Sufis, Christians, Buddhists, Taoists, Jews (particularly in the Kabbalah, a mystical Jewish doctrine) and Greeks (particularly the philosopher Pythagoras). Although the enneagram symbol also has its origins in ancient works, Georgian philosopher Giorgi Gurdjieff is credited with both reintroducing the symbol to the modern world at the turn of the 20th century and using the symbol to describe various processes occurring in nature, music and the patterns of everyday human life. Gurdjieff taught in Paris.

Mid 20th century

by Oscar Ichazo

The Bolivian philosopher Oscar Ichazo, in his own contemplative work, "received" direct knowledge of the nine patterns and synthesized all these previous elements (including the mathematical laws of the Greeks and the contemplative ideas about human thinking, feelings, and sensation centers taught by Gurdjieff in Paris), so that the modern Enneagram personality system was born. Ichazo taught the Enneagram in Chile during the 1960s and early 1970s, developed a psychological vocabulary influenced by South American psychoanalytic concepts, founding the Arik Institute at the time, and eventually introduced the Enneagram to the United States.

Late 20th century

by Claudio Naranjo

Claudio Naranjo, a Chilean psychiatrist, was introduced to the enneagram through Ichazo and introduced the enneagram to the modern psychological tradition. Naranjo taught such personalities as Ochs, Almaas, and Maitri. Through Ochs, the Enneagram was introduced to numerous Christian communities in the United States, where authors such as Jerome Wagner, Riso, and Hudson became familiar with the teachings.

1980 - present times

by Jerome Wagner

Dr. Jerome Wagner, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, and emeritus faculty member in the Department of Psychology and Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University, Chicago. Among the earliest students of the Enneagram in the United States, Dr. Wagner has been researching and teaching the Enneagram since 1980 and began the Enneagram Spectrum Training and Certification Program in 1995. The current version of his highly researched and statistically validated Wagner Enneagram Personality Style Scales (WEPSS), applied in Bevelgram programme, is the only Enneagram inventory reviewed in Buros's Mental Measurements Yearbook (15th edition), a recognised assessment evaluator.


The founder of Bevel, Inna Malaia, had the honor of being educated by Dr. Jerome Wagner and became a certified teacher in the Enneagram Spectrum Method.

Explore the Enneagram Types

Each Enneagram type offers a unique window into your psyche, revealing your core motivations, fears, and desires. Whether you're seeking greater self-awareness, improved relationships, or personal growth, the Enneagram is your roadmap to understanding yourself and others on a deeper level.

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