Resources for The Alchemy of the Enneagram in Transforming Addiction


The resources here are offered as additional sources of information.


On the Enneagram

In Search of the Miraculous by P. D. Ouspensky. London: Paul H. Crompton Ltd, 2004.

Meetings with Remarkable Men: All and Everything, 2nd Series by G. I. Gurdjieff. London: Penguin Group, 1991.

Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery by Don Riso and Russ Hudson. New York, New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1996.

The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective by Richard Rohr. Crossroad Publishing, New York, New York, 2001.

The Enneagram: Nine Gateways to Presence by Russ Hudson. Read by the author. Sounds True, 2021. Audiobook.

The Essential Enneagram: The Definitive Personality Test and Self-Discovery Guide by David Daniels and Virginia Price. New York, New York: HarperOne, 2009.

The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types by Don Riso and Russ Hudson. New York, New York: Bantam, 1999.

Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide to the Enneagram byDon Riso and Russ Hudson. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1990.

On Recovery

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book by Bill Wilson.New York, New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 2001.

As Bill Sees It: The A. A. Way of Life by Bill Wilson. New York, New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 1967.

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff. New York: Houghlin Mifflin, 2018.

Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr. Franciscan Media, 2021.

Dry: A Memoir byAugusten Burroughs. New York, New York: Picador, 2003.

In the Realm of the Hungry Ghost by Gabor Mate, MD. North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 2010.

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions by Russell Brand.New York, New York: Henry Holt, 2017.

The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure: Addiction Ends Here by Chris Prentiss.Los Angeles, CA: Power Press, 2007.

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison. New York, New York Little, Brown, and Company, 2018.

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. New York, New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 1981.

On Mindfulness and Healing

Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? by Dr. Mark Hyman. Little, Brown Spark, 2018.

How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind by Pema Chödrön.Boulder, CO: Sounds True, 2008.

Joy on Demand: Choose Healthy Habitual Happiness by Chade-Meng Tan. New York, New York: HarperCollins, 2022.

On the Threshold of Transformation: Daily Meditations for Men by Richard Rohr. Loyala Press, 2010.

Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2001.

Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle.Novato, CA: New World Library, 2003.                                  

Stretching: 40th Anniversary Edition by Bob Anderson. Bolinas, California: Shelter Publications, 2020

Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way by Rick Carson. Quill, 2003.

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. New York, New York: Avery, 2016.

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown.City Center, MN: Hazelden Publishing, 2010.

Walking in This World: The Practical Art of Creativity by Julia Cameron. New York, New York: Tarcher, 2002.

Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World by Pema Chödrön. Boulder, CO: Shambhala Publications, 2020.

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg. Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 2010.

Younger Next Year: The Exercise Program by Chris Crowley & Henry Lodge. Workman Publishing, New York, New York. 2015

Zen Mind, Beginners Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice by Suzuki. New York, New York: Weatherhill, 2006.


For more information on the Enneagram and addiction, please visit the author’s website, The Maine Enneagram Center for Transformation & Well Being, at: https://enneagrammaine.com/.

For the Enneagram type test (RHETI) go to: https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/rheti

For the Daily Enneathought, Type descriptions, or Enneagram Institute workshop listings go to: enneagraminstitute.com


For info on the International Enneagram Association of which Michael is a Professional Member, go to: https://www.internationalenneagram.com

For info on the International Enneagram Association of which Michael is a Professional Member, go to: https://www.internationalenneagram.org/

For the best info on men’s spiritual work go to: https://illuman.org/

For deep emotional transformation go to the Hoffman Institute: https://www.hoffmaninstitute.org/

For interviews with the author and clients of various Enneagram types, please visit his YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_qYTt7r4vE4qUp27zAdXg.

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