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To Bear Mercy: The Enneagram, Inner-Awakening & the Instinctual Drives – A Wisdom School

March 16, 2023 - March 19, 2023


Led by Jonathan Steele and Jeanine Siler Jones

Camp Allen, Navasota, Texas

Thursday evening March 16 ~ Sunday morning March 19, 2023

Know your conditioning so your heart can be a more faithful instrument.

~Cynthia Bourgeault

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 Ancient 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 explore where we unconsciously leak energy through our biological instinctual drives, ultimately discovering the invitation to compassionately ground these instincts in the coherent streams that flow throughout the relational field of mercy.

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, growing our capacity to gentle, harness and direct our instinctual drives toward conscious, practical and cosmic service. 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 Camp Allen, nested in the gentle hills and piney woods of Texas.

The retreat begins Thursday March 16 with registration 3:30 ~ 5:30. We will share dinner and an opening session that evening. The retreat ends Sunday March 19 before lunch.

Find full details and registration HERE



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-JonesJeanine 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.



March 16, 2023
March 19, 2023
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Camp Allen