The Enneagram and Kabbalah, 2nd Edition: Reading Your Soul

A book from Jewish Lights, SkyLight Paths’ sister imprint

Live more harmoniously with yourself and others and discover your own spiritual gateway to God. Together Kabbalah and the personality types of the Enneagram enhance understanding of our deepest motivations, opening us to personal and spiritual growth.

Rabbi Howard A. Addison

6 x 9, 176 pp | 978-1-58023-229-6

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An updated and expanded examination into the groundbreaking exploration and connection of two of the most powerful mystical traditions.

Patterns in our lives may escape us; reasons for our behavior often confuse us. To help us better understand the interplay of these dynamics, Rabbi Howard A. Addison combines two of the most powerful maps of consciousness known to humanity: the Tree of Life (the sefirot) from the Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah, and the nine-pointed Enneagram that was developed over several generations by mystics of several spiritual traditions.

Individually, each offers guidance and wisdom; together, they show the forces that propel us and shape our personalities and behavior. Most important, the two suggest how we can live more harmoniously with ourselves and with others, minimize friction and tension and discover our own spiritual gateway to God.

In this updated and expanded edition of his pioneering book, Rabbi Addison explores new understandings of the stages and pitfalls we experience along life’s journey and the ways we can transcend the limits of our personalities in search of greater wholeness. He shows that, when brought together, the Enneagram and Kabbalah may enhance understanding of humanity’s deepest motivations—both individually and collectively—thus opening wider the gate to personal growth.

“A rich blend of practical and spiritual advice. Enneagram enthusiasts will welcome this new addition to what has become an ever-expanding field of study.”

Values and Visions

“In comparing the Enneagram diagram with the Tree of Life, this groundbreaking book initiates the important and necessary work of bridging historic mystical traditions.”

Helen Palmer, Center for Enneagram Studies, Berkeley, California

“A stimulating blend of two flavors of mystical psychology. Guaranteed to help you understand yourself and others more deeply.”

Daniel C. Matt, author of The Essential Kabbalah and Zohar: Annotated and Explained

“Finally, someone has made the helpful connection between the Enneagram and Kabbalah; Howard Addison does it very well. His book should help restore the spiritual goal and foundations of the Enneagram.”

Richard Rohr, OFM, Enneagram teacher and author of Discovering the Enneagram

“This most enlightening book offers a powerful prescription for self-discovery, spiritual healing and personal growth. Read it and let your soul soar to the highest realms of knowing and being.”

Rabbi Wayne Dosick, PhD, author of Soul Judaism and The Business Bible

“An excellent, insightful book.”

Enneagram Monthly