Bestselling Enneagram Author Chooses IEA’s New Publishing Arm for her Latest Book

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The International Enneagram Association (“IEA”) is pleased to announce the launch of its expansion into book publishing with “The Enneagram of Death” by bestselling author Elizabeth Wagele. The book contains helpful insights by the 9 types of people on grief, fear, and dying.

Book Cover for "The Enneagram of Death"

Book Cover for "The Enneagram of Death"

“Along with offering ways to grieve, cope and find closure, the book demonstrates the Enneagram’s wide, powerful relevance to all areas of human experience.”
– Thomas Condon

In her latest work, Elizabeth Wagele, respected author of “The Enneagram Made Easy” and numerous other books, has drawn together many moving accounts from people of each Enneagram type on facing their own mortality or struggling with the loss of loved ones. While the topic is a sober one, readers will be moved by the grace, tenderness, and strength portrayed in each tale. While this book is appropriate for all readers, it specifically offers therapists, counselors, coaches, and workers in the hospice field an important resource for their clients.

Thomas Condon, an internationally recognized Enneagram trainer and author, called Elizabeth Wagele’s most recent book on death “a timely treasury of insights about an inevitable part of life.” He said, “Along with offering ways to grieve, cope and find closure, the book demonstrates the Enneagram’s wide, powerful relevance to all areas of human experience.”

The author aims to soothe and inspire those who are dying or close to someone who is dying, grieving, or afraid of death. The Enneagram system of personality, which is built around nine types of people, can be a key tool for enhancing awareness of repressed feelings related to death and dying. Therefore, each chapter of “The Enneagram of Death” features stories, essays, and poems about one of those Enneagram types.

Readers will be able to distinguish how people with characteristics similar to and different from theirs cope with their fear of death, the prospect of their own death, the shock of a loved one’s death, end-of-life care giving situations, and near death experiences.

“The Enneagram of Death” provides an individualized way of looking at death and dying. While readers may resonate most with stories involving their own type, the other stories will also provide opportunities for new perspectives for understanding life and death.

The book will be launched during the IEA Global Conference, which takes place in Long Beach, CA, from July 26-29, 2012. The author, Elizabeth Wagele, will provide her insights on fear and grief during one of the conference sessions.

“The Enneagram of Death” is available thru or local bookstores.

About Elizabeth Wagele
Bestselling author Elizabeth Wagele, whose previous books include “The Enneagram Made Easy”, “Finding the Birthday Cake”, “The Happy Introvert”, “Are You My Type, Am I Yours?” and “The Career Within You”, has written for a wide range of audiences. She also wrote “The Enneagram of Parenting” and “The Beethoven Enneagram CD” in which she performs the piano. With her latest book, “The Enneagram of Death”, she turns her signature wit and sensitivity to these most human of all topics – death, dying and grief. As an award-winning cartoonist, she often illustrates her own books, such as “The Enneagram of Death”.

About the IEA
The International Enneagram Association is a vibrant, dynamic organization committed to creating an environment where the Enneagram is widely understood and constructively used. The IEA's mission is to help our members thrive through providing opportunities for developing greater excellence in the use of the Enneagram, education in theory and application of the Enneagram, and engagement with an international community of shared interest and diversified approach. To better support its mission, the IEA founded International Enneagram Association Publications to bring the latest developments in Enneagram writing to the community and to support the education part of its mission. The organization has been publishing the “Nine Points Magazine” and “The Enneagram Journal” for many years. With the publication of “The Enneagram of Death”, the International Enneagram Association Publications launched their book publishing imprint.


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