Insights at the Edge
Russ Hudson: The Enneagram: Nine Gateways to Presence

You have probably heard of the Enneagram as a personality typing system that can help us better understand ourselves, each other, and interpersonal dynamics.

However, you may not have heard about the Enneagram in the way Russ Hudson teaches the system—as a way to understand our “patterns of distraction,” what keeps us separated from presence or our true nature.

Russ Hudson is one of today’s top Enneagram teachers. Along with coauthor Don Riso, he has written five bestselling books on the subject and has been teaching the Enneagram for more than three decades. A world-renowned expert, Russ presents the Enneagram with its original sensibility intact, as a tool for spiritual practitioners who want to peel back the layers of our coping strategies to discover the very depths of being.

In this podcast, Russ introduces us to all nine types of the Enneagram, both how the type manifests its innate gifts as well as how the type manifests in unhealthy and unconscious behaviors. We also discuss:

  • The historical roots of the Enneagram
  • Russ’s experience of learning the Enneagram as a system of “self-remembering” through the Gurdjieff work
  • How the Enneagram system is based on three fundamental intelligences—cognitive, emotional, and kinesthetic or body-based intelligence—and how each one of us organizes and sequences our attention with one of these types of intelligences in the lead
  • Answers to common questions about the Enneagram, such as: How do I know my own type? Can you change types over the course of a lifetime? What are the common ways people mistype others? and more.