Eli Jaxon-Bear. · Rating details · ratings · 12 reviews. Your true nature is happiness and bliss. Ramana Maharshi Everyone wants to be happy. This is a. Eli Jaxon-Bear is an American spiritual teacher and author. He lives in Ashland, Oregon with His first writings and teachings on the Enneagram emerged in He was a keynote speaker at the first International Enneagram Conference at. I would direct anyone who wants to know the Enneagram in detail to read From Fixation to Freedom: The Enneagram of Liberation by my teacher Eli Jaxon-Bear.
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From Fixation to Freedom – The Enneagram of Liberation
Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. From Fixation to Freedom: Your true nature is happiness and bliss. Ramana Maharshi Everyone wants to be happy. This is a universal component of the human condition and may seem so self-evident that it does not bear jaxonn.
So why is it that so few people are truly happy? If it is true that our nature is happiness and bliss, why has it been so rare for people to realize this? Why has it been so rare Your true nature is happiness and bliss. Why has it been so rare for people to live their lives in gratitude and love? There is a living intelligence in all people that seeks ultimately to discover its true identity and source.
It is a fortunate and mysterious moment when the desire for happiness leads to the investigation into personal identity, also known as self-inquiry. In the light of direct self-inquiry, limitations that once seemed to define oneself are discovered to be more like transparent lines drawn on water. They exist only on the surface of consciousness in one s imagination. When these illusions of mind are clearly exposed, true limitless being reveals itself.
The Enneagram has appeared in our time as an illusory medicine to cure an imaginary disease. The disease is the egoic idea of separation from God, from one s true source.
The cure is to look in the wisdom mirror of the Enneagram to see past all false identification to the truth of being. Eli Jaxon-Bear presents a radically new model of the ego and the psyche.
Bringing together his background in Buddhism with the Sufi work on essence, he presents a fresh approach to awakening by using the Enneagram s nine fixated structures of ego to clearly describe who you are not. You will see how habits of egoic identification continuously appear to veil the pure, pristine consciousness that you truly are.
When these habits of mind are exposed, there is a clear choice to end the bondage of ego-based suffering and enneqgram realize the vast, inherent freedom of one s true nature. In this book, Eli gives us the enneagam of the prison of mind and the keys to freedom. Published January 1st by Leela Foundation first published August To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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This very accessible treatment of the insights of the Enneagram makes use of the Buddhist, Sufi and Hindu traditions. The subtypes are differentiated more clearly than in other authors I have run across, which gives more breadth and variation to the forms each of the Nine Types can take. Outstanding presentation of the possibilities and potentialities awaiting anyone who is willing to seriously face one’s type or fixation and move into and beneath it to the depths of being.
Connections are app This very accessible treatment of the insights of the Enneagram makes use of the Buddhist, Sufi and Hindu traditions.
Connections are apparent to this reader with the work of Marshall B. Also with Bernadette Roberts and the No-Self. As I read more and more about the Enneagram, I realized I was no longer satisfied just reviewing my life and identifying all the aspects of my fixation in my personal history.
I wanted something that would help me move beyond it.
Ego or True Self: The Enneagram for Awakening with Eli Jaxon-Bear
This book is the best I’ve found so far. It has helped me so much. The part at enneqgram end about black holes delivers on the promise of the title.
It’s so difficult to go against your own conditioning and experience emotions from which you have unconsciously protected yours As I read more and more about the Enneagram, I realized I was no longer satisfied just reviewing my life and identifying all the aspects of my fixation in my personal history.
It’s so difficult to go against your near conditioning and experience emotions from which you have unconsciously protected yourself. I am still working with this. If you are looking to break out of the now-familiar cycles of suffering bar by your fixation, I highly recommend this book.
This is the most useful book on the enneagram that I’ve read, and the clearest in helping me figure out what type I am. I especially like the suggestions to help us get past our fixations. Nov 27, Amy Thompson rated it it was ok. I think if I understood this a bit more, I would give it a higher rating. There are so many huge keys in this book, if one is ripe for it. I will be referencing its practical guidance in particular again and again.
Enneagarm as good as “Deep Living” I just reviewed, but helpful; doesn’t sound very mystical in the tone, nice to read.
It includes the jaxoh variants of each type, which is good. Although, I did not manage to type myself accurately with this one Jul 30, Jade Kranz rated it liked it. A more in-depth look at the neuroses of the 9 types of the Enneagram. Jaxon-Bear takes the high view of the system being not about personality types, but “character fixations”, which is less cutesy, and thankfully less agreeable to the often materialistic Western approach to self-help.
His conclusions on how to work with our particular fixations are a bit “cosmic”. I thought this part of the book was underdeveloped and the little he did offer could have been more down-to-earth.
Interesting perspective on the Enneagram. Jul 20, Fabian rated it really liked it.
From Fixation to Freedom: The Enneagram of Liberation
I wouldn’t recommend this to enneagram beginners, but I’ve taken great value from it, and enjoy the more cosmic point of view. Sep 17, Therese Rose rated it really liked it. Good overview of the Enneagram. I will refer back to it, I am sure. It is a complex subject, and reading any one book about it is just the beginning!
Great for those who wish to know more about their own personality. An excellent tool for transcending the habitual emotional patterns of your life. Marine rated it really liked it May 09, Jelena Petrovic rated it liked it Jan 03, Richelle rated it liked it Dec 24, Andrew rated it did not like it Jan 05, Greg rated it really liked it Dec 09, Ana Bo rated it it was amazing May 15, Kristin Lindquist rated it it was amazing Dec 07, Eldonna rated it it was amazing Aug 24, Miriam rated it liked it Mar 02, Meni rated it liked it Oct 08, Lindsay rated it liked it Apr 10, A rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Malina rated it liked it May 03, Sharon rated it it was amazing Oct 20, Jorge Soto rated it it was amazing Aug 16, Malcolm rated it it was amazing Oct 16, Duygu Ece rated it really liked it Nov 26, Joy rated it liked it Jan 10, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Quotes from The Enneagram of The same character fixation can manifest across a full range of personalities. Jack Nicholson and Slobodan Milosevic have the same character fixation but different personalities.
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