Mapping the Soul with the Enneagram
Mapping the Soul with the Enneagram (UD code DS3208W undergraduate)
or (DS9208W post graduate)
This unit explores the relationship between the spiritual aspects of our lives and our identities. The unit will draw on a personality mapping system – the Enneagram – to identify how it provides pointers to our spiritual awareness in areas including: self identity, personal development, prayer and the ways people experience God, discern life goals, engage in work and ministry.
Students will be invited to reflect on their own personality frameworks and the impact these have on their developing awareness of self, God and the world in their everyday life experiences.
Course Director and Lecturer: Rev Peter Bentley with Leslie Hanger
Mapping the Soul – 2023 dates
Weekly sessions will be offered online via Zoom.
The dates are as follows:
- Thursday July 27
- Thursday August 3
- Thursday August 17
- Thursday August 24
- Thursday August 31
- Thursday September 7
- Thursday September 14
- Thursday September 21
Each session 9.00am – 1.30pm
Pre-requisite for course: none
The Enneagram is a personality system that explores inner motivations for responding to life. It is a tool that develops self-awareness in the context of different approaches to work, relationships and goal setting. While having overlapping functions to the Myers Briggs personality system the Enneagram provides dynamic strategies for ongoing self-improvement and approaches for team building.
Originally drawing from the early Christian, Jewish and Islamic mystical traditions, the Enneagram was developed over the centuries to become a comprehensive personality mapping system to aid people in their awareness of what conscious and unconscious elements of their lives influence them in their response to the world around them.
It provides a spiritually based understanding of personality which gives clues to how our spirituality speaks to the everyday aspects of our living and involvement within the world.
At WellSpring, we run programs on the Enneagram to complement the other core programs in spiritual direction, contemplation, and reconciliation and peacemaking.
This unit may count towards an undergraduate award or postgraduate award through Whitley College, a teaching college of the University of Divinity.
Costs are as per University of Divinity fees schedule – (postgraduate single unit).
Eligible* students enrolling for academic credit may defer the payment of fees through the FEE-HELP loan scheme.
(*Australian citizens and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa.)
If you already a student with the University of Divinity, contact the registrar at your own Home College to arrange enrolment.
There is also the option of auditing this unit, at a reduced cost. These fees are payable in full to Whitley College at the time of registering as an audit participant.
Participants who audit the unit are encouraged to complete the written tasks to gain full benefit.
NB: If you choose to register as an audit participant, no academic credit can be claimed for the unit, either at the time of enrolling or retrospectively.
To register as an audit participant:
Please download/complete this form and return it to Dorothy Morgan, Registrar at Whitley College.
Enrolment and further enquiries:
Ph: (03) 9340 8000