Know Your Soul

A Journey With the Enneagram Towards Inner and Outer Peace


240 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: November 2019

ISBN 9780824550486

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


Based on the author's decades-long practical work with the Enneagram, this book explores soul types and soulality as deeper concepts of the Enneagram journey

Based on decades of the author's work in psychology and spirituality, this book goes beyond personality types to explore the deeper dimensions of soul with SoulTyping: a self-administered psychological inventory that encourages a shift from ego-based to soul-based consciousness. Built on the premise that egocentricity is the root cause of needless human suffering, this book proposes there is an antidote to that suffering found in everyone's soul. Know Your Soul explores how the Enneagram leads us to our soul and how its qualities can heal the ego's toxic fixations. Soul-based consciousness serves the individual's healing, wholeness, and its higher state of consciousness. Yet an even greater effect results when a critical mass of individuals' consciousness changes the collective mind. Such a shift is necessary in this historical moment, when—as in no other time—we so desperately need a method for thriving instead of conceding to our own destruction.

Author Biography

Joseph Benton Howell Ph.D. is the founder of the Institute of Conscious Being. After graduating from Samford University, Yale Divinity School, and The University of Virginia, and becoming a Fellow in Clinical Psychology at Harvard Medical School, he became an International Enneagram Association (IEA) Accredited Professional Teacher. He began teaching topics in spiritual development in the late eighties and has traveled extensively presenting conferences and seminars in such disciplines as dream work, the Enneagram, levels of spiritual development, techniques in spiritual direction, and the theology of Henri Nouwen, Joe's mentor at Yale Divinity School.