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Suggested Books and Tapes

The following is a comprehensive list of books and tapes about the Enneagram by nearly 30 authors. The selections are listed alphabetically by author. A few authors have published a number of Enneagram books. A few others are prominent Enneagram teachers. The following short cuts point to the works of these particular authors: Baron and Wagele, Kathleen V. Hurley and Theodore E. Dobson, Margaret Keyes, Helen Palmer, Claudio Naranjo, Don Riso, Richard Rohr.


The-Enneagram-and-Kabbalah_100x155Addison, Rabbi Howard A.The Enneagram and Kabbalah: Reading Your Soul.  Woodstock, Vermont: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2006. Paperback, 170 pages.

Facets of UnityAlmaas, A. H. Facets of Unity: The Enneagram of Holy Ideas. Diamond Books, 2000. Paperback, 350 pages.



Baron and Wagele

madeeasy_117x150Baron, Renee and Elizabeth Wagele. The Enneagram Made Easy. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994. Paperback, 176 pages.

Good material presented in a quick and easy way to grasp. Great cartoons that effectively illustrate differences in the types. Light on narrative and big on bulleted and numbered lists. Baron, a therapist, is a Point Two and Wagele, an illustrator and writer, is a Point Five. Book has interesting chart correlating the Enneagram and the MBTI. Also, see Wagele, below.

Are You My Type, Am I Yours? Relationships Made Easy Through the Enneagram. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1995. Paperback.

This is the second book by the co-authors Baron and Wagele and it follows the same format as the first, i.e., light on narrative and big on lists and illustrations. The book is effective in making its points.


Enneagram-Studies_100x155Bennett, J.G. Enneagram Studies. York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1983. Red Wheel Weiser. Paperback, 144 pages.


An-Enneagram-Guide_100x155Bergin, Eilis and Eddie Fitzgerald. An Enneagram Guide: A Spirituality of Love in Brokenness. Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 1995. Paperback, 120 pages.

the-intelligent-enneagram_100x155Blake, A.G.E. The Intelligent Enneagram. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 1996, Paperback, 416 pages.

Beginning-Your-Enneagram-Journey_100x155Brady, Loretta. Beginning Your Enneagram Journey: With Self-observation. BookSurge Publishing, 2007. Paperback, 144 pages.

The-Enneagram-for-Youth_100x155Callahan, William J. The Enneagram for Youth.
Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1992, Paperback, 89 pages.





Nine-Faces-of-God_100x155Hannan, Peter. Nine Faces of God. Dublin: Columbia Press, 2008. Paperback, 185 pages.



Hurley, Kathleen V. and Theodore E. Dobson


Between-Metaphysics-and-Protoanalysis_100x155Ichazo, Oscar. Between Metaphysics & Protoanalysis: A Theory for Analyzing the Human Psyche. New York: Arica Institute Press, 1982. Paperback, 120 pages.



Margaret Keyes

Keyes, Margaret Frings. Emotions and The Enneagram: Working Through your Shadow Life Script. Muir Beach, CA: Molysdatur, 1992. Paperback, 184 pages. $14.95.

______. The Enneagram Cats of Muir Beach. Muir Beach, CA: Molysdatur Publications, 1990. Paperback, 98 pages. $9.95.

A cute story and effective in presenting the types.

______. The Enneagram In Psychodrama: Working with the Shadow Side of Human Nature. San Francisco: Molysdatur Publications, 1994. Video, 40 minutes, color. $34.95.

______. Enneagram Personalities At A Glance. Muir Beach, CA: Molysdatur Publications, 1991. A laminated chart/study guide. $6.95. Item No. 1349.

This is an 8-1/2 by 11-inch laminated chart packed with data about each of the Enneagram types. A handy ready reference but short on reading material.

______. The Enneagram Relationship Workbook: A Self and Partnership Assessment Guide. Muir Beach, CA Molysdatur, 1992. Paperback, 184 pages. $14.95. Item No. 1295.

______. The Partnership Path To Self Knowledge. Muir Beach, CA: Molysdatur Publications, 1991. A laminated chart/study guide. $6.95.


Linden, Anne and Murray Spalding. The Enneagram and NLP: A Journey of Evolution. Portland, Oregon: Metamorphous Press, 1994. Paperback, 241 pages. $15.95.

Metz, Barbara and Burchill, John. The Enneagram and Prayer: Discovering Our True Selves Before God. Denville, N.J.: Dimension Books, 1987.

Maitri, Sandra. The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram: Nine Faces of the Soul. J.P. Tarcher, 2001. Paperback, 319 pages. $14.95.



Claudio Naranjo

Naranjo, Claudio M.D. Ennea-Type Structures: Self-Analysis for the Seeker. Nevada City, CA: Gateways/IDHHB, Inc., 1991. Paperback, 192 pages. $12.50.

Naranjo, perhaps more than any other contemporary writer, may be credited with popularizing the Enneagram though he would disdain such a thought. Just about ever other teacher, lecturer and writer on the Enneagram can trace their introduction to the system to Naranjo’s first study groups, which were conducted in the early 70s in Berkeley, California.

______. Character and Neurosis: An Integrative View. Nevada City, CA: Gateways/IDHHB, Inc., 1994. Paperback, 352 pages. $18.95.

Technically, this may be the most useful discussion of the fine points of the Enneagram for the serious student.

______. Enneatypes In Psychotherapy. Prescott, Arizona: Hohm Press, 1995. Paperback, 160 pages. $14.95.

______. Transformation Through Insight: Enneatypes in Life, Literature and Clinical Practice. Prescott, Arizona: Hohm Press, 1996. Paperback. 560 pages. $24.95.


Nicoll, Maurice. Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff & Ouspensky (Vol. 2 of 5). Boston: Shambhala, 1985. Paperback, 415 pages.

Nogosek, Robert, C.S.C. The Enneagram Journey to New Life: Who Am I? What Do I Stand For?. Denville, NJ: Dimension Books, 1995.

______. Nine Portraits of Jesus: Discovering Jesus Through the Enneagram. Denville, NJ: Dimension Books, 1987.

The author, a Point Five, bases his book on these three questions for each of the Enneagram types: 1) How does Jesus express the gifts of the type? 2) What is the compulsion, or “trap”, of the type, which, as sinless, Jesus would have avoided? and 3) How did he (Jesus), avoid the compulsion of the type.

Olson, Robert, Ph.D. Stepping Out Within: A Practical Guide To Personality Types, Relationships and Self-Transformation. San Juan Capistrano, CA: Awakened Press, 1993. Paperback, 280 pages. $14.95.



Helen Palmer

Palmer, Helen and Paul B. Brown. The Enneagram Advantage: Putting the 9 Personality Types to Work In the Office. New York: Harmony Books, 1998. Cloth. 304 pages. $24.00.

______. The Enneagram Advantage: Putting the 9 Personality Types to Work In the Office. Harper San Francisco, 1998. Paperback. 304 pages. $15.00.

______. The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and the Others In Your Life. New York: Harper San Francisco, 1991. Paperback, 416 pages. $16.00.

The author, a Point Six, has been studying and teaching the Enneagram for more than 20 years, having been exposed to the system by Claudio Naranjo in the early ‘70s. She is the chief advocate of the oral tradition and presents lot’s of quotes from people who know themselves well enough to describe their lives from the standpoint of their Enneagram type. A comprehensive study of the Enneagram teaching and the types. Material is based on information from the author’s clients and panels.

______. The Enneagram: Exploring the Nine Psychological Types and their Inter-relationships and Self-Transformation. Boulder, CO: Sounds True Audio, 1995. 6 Cassettes (approximately 8 hours running time). $15.95.

______. The Enneagram in Love and Work: Understanding Your Intimate and Business Relationships. New York: Harper/Collins, 1994. Hardback, 432 pages. $22.00.

______. The Enneagram in Love and Work: Understanding Your Intimate and Business Relationships. Harper San Francisco, 1996. Paperback, 432 pages. $15.00.

______. The Enneagram Workshop. Boulder, CO: Sounds True Recordings, 1994. 2 audio cassettes. $15.95.

______. The Pocket Enneagram: Understanding the 9 Types of People. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1995. Paperback, 96 pages. $8.00.



Don Riso

Riso, Don Richard. Personality Types: Using the Enneagram For Self-Discovery. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1987. Paperback, 284 pages. Revised edition, 1996, 515 pages.  $14.00.

The author, a Point Four, is one of the more prolific Enneagram authors. He has been studying and teaching the system more than 20 years. His writing is more academic and linear than most other Enneagram authors, but nevertheless very good.

______. Discovering Your Personality Type: The New Enneagram Questionnaire. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996. Revised edition, 1995.  Paperback, 120 pages. $10.00.

______. Enneagram Transformations: Releases and Affirmations for Healing Your Personality Type. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992. Paperback, 144 pages. $5.95. Out of Print.

______. Enneagram Transformations: Releases and Affirmations for Healing Your Personality Type. Mariner Books, 1993. Paperback, 129 pages. $10.00.

______. The Power of The Enneagram. 6 Cassettes and workbook. $59.95.

______. The Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI, Version 2.5). The Enneagram Institute, 2000. Paperback, 18 pages.

______. Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide To Personality Types. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1990. Revised edition, 2000.  Paperback, 304 pages. $14.00.

______. The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types. Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1999. Paperback, 389 pages. $18.95.

______. Working With The Enneagram: Transforming the Personality Types. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994.



Richard Rohr

Rohr, Richard and Andreas Ebert. Discovering the Enneagram: An Ancient Tool for a New Spiritual Journey. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1992. Paperback, 272 pages. $11.95. Out of print.

Richard Rohr, Point One, is a Franciscan priest and Andreas Ebert, Point Two, is a Lutheran cleric and educator. Their books, more then any of the others, speak to the spirituality of the Enneagram teachings.

______. Enneagram II: Advancing Spiritual Discernment. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1995. Hardback, 204 pages. $17.95.

______. Experiencing The Enneagram. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1992. Paperback, 264 pages. $13.95. Item No. 1524.

One of my favorite Enneagram books. Good descriptions of the types.


Searle, Judith. The Literary Enneagram: Characters from the Inside Out. July, 2001. Paperback, 360 pages. $23.95.

Thomson, Clarence, ed., and Thomas Condon. Enneagram Applications. Metamorphous Press, 2001. Paperback, 225 pages. $17.95.

Thomson, Clarence. Parables and the Enneagram. New York: The Crossroads Publishing Company, 1996. Paperback, 156 pages. $14.95.

Tickerhoof, Bernard. Conversion & the Enneagram: Transformation of the Self in Christ. Denville, NJ: Dimension Books, 1991.

Vollmar, Klausbernd. The Secret of Enneagrams: Mapping The Personality. Shaftesbury, Dorset, Great Britain: Element Books Limited, 1997. Paperback, $!5.95.

Wagele, Elizabeth. The Enneagram of Parenting: The 9 Types of Children and How To Raise Them Successfully. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1996. Paperback, $14.00.

Wagner, Ph.D., Jerome. The Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles: An Introductory Guide. Portland, OR: Metamorphous Press, 1996. Paperback, 144 pages. $11.95.

Wolinsky, Stephen. The Tao of Chaos: Essence and the Enneagram. Connecticut, MA: Bramble Books, 1994. Paperback, 360 pages. $16.95.

Zuercher, Suzanne O.S.B. Enneagram Companions: Growing in Relationships and Spiritual Direction. Nortre Dame, IN: Ava Maria Press, 1993. Paperback, 182 pages. $8.95.

______. Enneagram Spirituality: From Compulsion to Contemplation. Nortre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 1992. Paperback, 176 pages. $8.95.

______. Merton: An Enneagram Profile. Notre Dame, Indiana: Ave Maria Press, 1996. Paperback, 216 pages. $9.95.


If you have a favorite Enneagram book, article or tape which you would like to suggest be added to this list, please send e-mail to: jack@ennea.com