One of the continuing questions that people have about the Enneagram is "where did this come from? It works so well, but who thought it up?" People often want to know if it is affiliated with particular religions, if it has a scientific element, and how it came into its present form. The answers to these questions are not simple because the Enneagram is really a modern synthesis of many older, traditional wisdom streams, as well as the work of a number of modern explorers and thinkers. In this session, Russ will draw on his many years of experience, his firsthand connection with many of the key players, and his long study of the Enneagram to provide a sense of the roots of the system.