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Volume 3 - No. 5 -  2004

Belief Systems

"You'll see it when you believe it" - Sep Meyer


The Enneagram - by Sep Meyer

People often defend their beliefs with a ferocity that seems way out of proportion to any sceptical enquiry that is being made.

It is as if, by adopting a belief, they  identify with it so deeply that any inferred criticism is felt as an attack on themselves.  It's a sort of "Methinks they doth protest too much" syndrome, suggesting that au fond they harbour doubts of their own or, at least, an embarrassment at any suspicion that they may have been hoodwinked.

There are probably few areas so infected by this sort of feeling as the vast and still growing self-help psychotherapy arena.

Where does the enneagram fit into this?  And what does it reveal about all the other New Age psychologies?