Enneagram Monthly’s Editor and Publisher
“EnneaMediCina: the Five Ways of the Soul”
is the new book by Liliana Atz (that I hope will be translated from Italian into English soon). In it she offers a new approach to well-being and to the integration of body, mind and spirit involving various disciplines that join with – and reinforce – each other.
Liliana sees the Enneagram as a symbol representing reality in its entirety, a dynamic model that encapsulates the Universe at macrocosmic and microcosmic levels, that groups human beings under three centers and nine types. She also is an expert practitioner of Chinese medicine, and sees parallels given that this ancient medical-philosophical culture also looks at a human as a combination of genetics and other factors including the cosmic environment, the space and time and circumstances of our birth that when interacting with the environment breathe life into what we call personality.
Modern medicine, and that includes psychology, has the tendency to rely on detailed observations of systems, organs, and tissues, behavioral quirks and such; the more mechanical information, so to say, but losing sight of the whole. Dr Liliana Atz’s Ennea-MediCina is a good step in the right direction towards recognizing and using the principles that share a common goal of seeing the person as a whole.
Jack Labanauskas – Enneagram Monthly’s Editor and Publisher – USA