Many of you who are readers – the above diagram have come to know the enneagram (nine-picture) as a tool for nine personality types. The lesser-known function of the enneagram is a system for processing complex operations. The enneagram operates on the Mystery Numbers as uncovered by Nikola Tesla as the 3, 6, 9 sequence.
Nine is a number of completion and represents the sum of all the parts of the process and a mystical element as represented by the gap between numbers 4 and 5.
Nine is also an invisible force
Three represents the law of three a building block of the universe and in this case #3 is a positive urge or active principle, #6 is a negating urge or receptive principle and #9 is a neutral urge / position or a reconciling principle. The law of three supports all actions and yet is separate from linear actions.
Three and Six operate on two plains of existence: a progression from 1 to 4 followed by a shock that activates 5 through 8 in an exterior cause and effect relationship, the inner lines are the connecting / uniting principles that are not so easily recognized and the 9-3-6 triad.
- 1 to 4
- 4 to 2
- 2 to 8
- 8 to 5
- 5 to 7
- 7 to 1
The inner lines can also flow in reverse supporting the internal structure of the process.
Nine is also an invisible force and is often overlooked in everyday life. Neutrality technical speaking is not an urge or a force per-se. A neutron as part of an atom holds no charge, where as electrons are negatively charged and protons are positively charged. When we exclude 9 from the equation we have an octave since it is both neutral and the combination of all the parts into the unity of the entire process.
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8Nine represents the unity of the entire process of The Kitchen at Work preparing, serving and eating the meal. It is the neutral point where all is happening and nothing is happening simultaneously. Three are the Raw Materials of the meal being prepared such as vegetables, meat, dairy products, eggs, cooking oils, spices and so on. Six are the recipients of the cooked meal whether it be the community, family or the chef.
the Mystery Numbers as uncovered by Nikola Tesla as the 3, 6, 9 sequence
The independence of the triangle (triad) 9 – 3 – 6 can exist without the process of >>>1 – 2 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 8 in a place of expectation or energy potential. The six other points of 1 – 2 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 8 cannot exist without the triad. Potential energy fueled through our will yields a process that is a working kitchen for the preparation, cooking, serving and eating of meals.
[NOTE – the next piece will utilize the enneagram as a way to look at the processes of time]
For further reading about the enneagram as a system for process see:
The Intelligent Enneagram by A.G. E. Blake