By Dave Lorne

Most writers trace the roots of the enneagram symbol to Sufi mystics, through Gurdjieff’s school of esoteric philosophy.  Of course, it wasn’t until the twentieth century when the enneagram symbol began to be used for describing personality construction.  A few have made some kind of loose association between the enneagram and the Neo-Platonist philosopher Plotinus, who wrote The Enneads.  However no one has noticed that long before Plotinus, Plato himself descri...

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