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The Enneagram and Christian Wisdom: A Wisdom School with Jonathan Steele and Jeanine Siler Jones
August 11 - August 14
Location: Valle Crucis Conference Center; North Carolina
Dates: Thursday evening August 11 ~ Sunday morning August 14, 2022
Know your conditioning so your heart can be a more faithful instrument.
Join us as we come together and experience a practical engagement of the Wisdom lineage and the Enneagram. Our aim will be to rejoin the Enneagram with its Wisdom roots as we bring into focus the invitation to awakening that it offers in the context of inner work.
Utilizing the teachings of the Law of Three and the Law of Seven, we will harness the Enneagram’s dynamism, bearing in our collective body the creative work of transformation. Through presence we will ultimately discover the Enneagram as a map for opening ourselves to divine guidance in order to navigate, with more precision, courage and stability, the ongoing work of discernment in daily life.
We will follow a Wisdom School rhythm with meditation, sacred chanting, Lectio Divina, and physical movement. We will engage somatic and attention practices, exploring the Wisdom roots of the Enneagram, and tracking what jams the signals around our hearts. Together we will create a walking Enneagram and let this ancient symbol teach us. We will allow time to integrate, rest and explore the beauty of Valle Crucis.
The retreat begins Thursday August 11 with registration 3:30 ~ 5:30. We will share dinner and an opening session that evening. The retreat ends Sunday August 14 before lunch.
The cost of the retreat is $395 for a shared room and $250 for commuters. Cost includes all meals and lodging. Limited scholarship help is available. Due to limited numbers and the intimate size of the retreat center, after July 30, we can only offer a partial refund of $200.
For venue information see Valle Crucis Conference Center here.
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Jonathan Steele, M.A., is a retreat leader and spiritual director working within the lineage of Christian Wisdom. He has studied directly with world class Enneagram teachers on two continents over the past 7 years, all with ties to the work of G.I. Gurdjieff and the 4th Way. He serves as an Anam Cara to many and currently accompanies the sick, dying and their families as a hospice chaplain. Jonathan is the co-founder of Origin and Omega, a company utilizing Wisdom frameworks to transmit the force of presence and unveil the latent potentiality of personhood. He is a former pastor and church planter and is a licensed lay preacher in the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas where he is currently in discernment as an aspirant to the priesthood.
Jeanine Siler Jones, LCSW, is a therapist at Siler Jones Counseling in Asheville, North Carolina and has been an Enneagram teacher for 15 years. In the early 2000’s she studied and certified with Helen Palmer and David Daniels in the Narrative Tradition. In 2009 she dove deeply into Wisdom work, playing with the Wisdom roots of the Enneagram as Gurdjieff brought it to the West. Jeanine works with people interested in spiritually integrated therapy, and is a primary igniter of Wisdom School Southeast. She leads contemplative retreats and groups on her own as well as collaboratively. Jeanine holds a Master’s degree in Social Work, a Certificate in Theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is trained as a Wisdom infused Spiritual Director from Moravian Theological Seminary. For more information, see Wisdom Waypoints: https://wisdomwaypoints.org/wisdom-postholders/