This book, written by a franciscan lecturer and a Lutheran minister (translated from german entitled Das Enneagram: Die 9 Gesichter der Seele) refreshed my realization that the path to Salvation is the restoration of one's true nature as a person that's inherited from God.
Nothing new age, nor fancy - it speaks of the needed redemption of an individual's moral condition, that have been corrupted as we grow up in this world with the influencing factors of its society, our own individual appetites, and personalities - which thus when a person is redeemed, it transforms the individual into its Higher Self.
Quite comparable with Numerology- some links with the Kabbalah are indicated at certain aspects as presented in some points that line parallel to the Enneagram - in which case links a certain diagram with its particular points patterned with The LORD's PRAYER (Luke 17), that are all quite peculiar enough to suggest that the idealogy presented in the Enneagram were perhaps possibly inspired from the very given pattern for prayer of the Messiah itself; but what's even more curious is how each of the certain character qualities lain in the Enneagram lines correspondingly with undeniable relevance to other points in its diagram (cf. 226-229).
I only find that the only minor off-set in the book is that there are certain portions wherein one of the authors' Catholic background colours within - such as its perspective regarding the account of Christ and his immediate human family found in Matthew's account, chapter 12 verses 46 to 50 (p.219); even more, the authors' statement concerning the account wherein Jesus told Mary Magdalene to refrain from touching him during his first manifestation from ressurection, almost sounded like one of those presuming legends and novels about the conspiracy theories regarding the Christ and the Magdalene myth (p. 59)--
and furthermore, such opinions as that of those books that are found in the Scriptures which are attributed to Solomon, are refered to as only mere alleged connotations and are not based on facts (p. 142).
Some certain territories that are discussed could also well be confusing for most readers (specially americans ~ kidding) such as in its explanation of the Wing Types on the Enneagram.
It is said that this book is a backup supplement for these studies that are originally issued on tapes -- its quite a very good thing that this book came around in that regard, considering that it would be really helpful for those who have Rohr's Enneagram studies on tape with regards to its figures and diagrams which are not that far from being too complex and complicatedly confusing for one to study and follow.
On another level, some individuals might find it hard to identify on which specific ground they identify themselves with the Enneagram, and honesty to oneself is not the matter that's in question about it.
Personally looking at the Enneagram I think I'm close to a five... however, again this book comes to me without any knowledge on my part concerning what it is all about, whether if is it occult, new age or something, as I picked it up from a religious shop at that time - whence come to think of it - I realized that its one of those incidences that's nothing short of somewhat mystical, as if some hand guided and drove me to pick this book.
In total, this book is a good piece and/or introduction for anyone in the topic of study for the Enneagram, nonetheless.
Praise be the Spirit that guide all of us.