Posted by Lakhesis (18.104.22.168) on July 21, 2003 at 00:34:35:
In Reply to: The Enneagram and God/Goddess archetypes posted by The4Blob (22.214.171.124) on July 18, 2003 at 11:53:52:
I'm reading an amazing book at the moment- very suited to 4's- called 'Romancing the Shadow' by Connie Zweig, Ph.D and Steve Wolf, Ph.D. So far, it's an amazing tool for looking at Greek archetyal gods and goddesses within our own emotional world.
It's so hard to correspond these dieties to enneagram numbers, but I would say that Artemis is definitely a 4 (womens mysteries, intensity, solitude, etc...) There are aspects of Aphrodite that are also quite 4- her unavailability and self-sufficiency, despite aching for love. Pandora- also definitely a 4!
I'm not sure where she lies on the enneagram stakes, but I think alot of 4 women would relate to wanting to embody more qualities of Psyche- attraction, love and connection.
According to Zweig and Wolf, many women who search for love are embodying Artemis without realising it, and need to unravel this story. Artemis appeals to our love of difference, mystery, sadness etc... and also embodies a love/hate relationship with her solitude.
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