Observations on the Origins of the Enneagram

Virginia Wiltse, Ph.D. and Helen Palmer, M.A.

Time and its markers in the sky

In exploring the number Nine and its relationship to the passage of time, two intriguing models emerge. The first of these derives from the lunar cycle. It was the oldest timekeeper for ancient people and was originally based on the moon’s

three nine-day phases: waxing, full and waning. In early Babylon, the course of the moon through the heavens was tracked...

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