198: Beyond the Enneagram, with Author Marilyn Vancil



Once you know your Enneagram number, what comes next? In today’s podcast episode, I’m joined by Author Marilyn Vancil, and we explore what she felt was missing in how we approach the Enneagram.


We discuss her new book Beyond the Enneagram: An Invitation to Experience a More Centered Life with God and talk about:

  • Why knowing your Enneagram number is only the beginning of the journey
  • What it means to be more balanced in all the types
  • The invitation of God that draws us towards the center, where we grow in spiritual intelligence
  • The false narratives that keep us stuck in our adaptive patterns, and the new messages we need to hear


Whether you love the tool of the Enneagram or have resisted being labeled by a number, this conversation will give you a fresh perspective on how this tool connects to our bigger spiritual journey. I loved this conversation, and I hope it helps you discover and live out your truest self.


Mentioned in this episode:

Download the visual diagram “The Drawing” that we discuss in today’s episode HERE.

Connect with Marilyn HERE on her website.

Episode 25: [Type 9] A Conversation with Marilyn Vancil – Enneagram Author of Self to Lose, Self to Find

About Marilyn Vancil:

Marilyn Vancil loves to help others discover and walk in their true identity as a unique reflection of God's image. Her latest book, Beyond the Enneagram: An Invitation to Experience a More Centered Life with God, illuminates the journey of spiritual transformation, using a new paradigm called The Drawing.


She serves as a spiritual director and a teacher of the Enneagram, using the content of her first book, Self to Lose, Self to Find: Using the Enneagram to Uncover Your True, God-Gifted Self.


Marilyn lives near Spokane, WA with her husband Jeff and is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. They have four grown children and her favorite role these days is being Mimi to 11 precious grandchildren.


Learn more about Marilyn’s new book Beyond the Enneagram, releasing October 18, and preorder it HERE!

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