The Enneagram can be a life-changing tool for insight, compassion, and growth, but I suggest taking online Enneagram “quizzes” with a grain of salt. A “quiz” does not necessarily determine your type; discovering your type is about understanding your own core beliefs, hopes, fears and motivations, not necessarily whether those manifest in a manner that is easily turned into a caricature of personality. Likewise, be wary of any Enneagram resources that focus on how a personality comes across rather than on deeper understanding. That being said, among Enneagram resources on the lighter side, I enjoy Sara Jane Case’s Enneagram and Coffee podcast and Instagram. Many other podcasts, Instagram accounts and YouTube channels on the Enneagram exist; browse at your discretion.
Read reviews of books on the Enneagram to choose one that appeals to you. I prefer The Sacred Enneagram by Chris Heuertz. Chris’s work is also featured on the podcast of musical artist Ryan O’Neal, aka Sleeping at Last, who has created a series of nine songs for each of the nine types of the Enneagram. In Ryan’s podcast, he describes in-depth what inspired each song, interviewing Chris along the way. This is a compassionate, thoughtful and artistic approach to understanding the Enneagram.
Learn more about psychedelics, mental health, and the growing research on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, or the Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic & Consciousness Research.
Listen to Johns Hopkins’ playlist of music for psychedelic integration or choose other soothing music such as this to help smooth any rocky transitions in a psychedelic experience you may have. Consider using visual aids such as Electric Sheep.
Understand more about psychedelic integration support and harm reduction through this video or other resources from the Zendo Project. Understand what’s happening locally at the Portland Psychedelic Society.
Learn more about Measure 109, which was recently passed in Oregon.
The Hidden Brain podcast covers a variety of topics to help us understand facets of the human mind that dwell below our conscious awareness yet have a profound impact on our behavior. Browse TED Talks on “tech that can hack your brain” or “how your brain creates reality”. Listen to Dr. Kirk Honda of Psychology in Seattle’s podcast episodes on evolutionary psychology. Watch the UK charity Brainbook's channel of informative videos on a variety of topics related to the brain.