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Body Types

The Enneagram of Essence Types
body types

A provocative updating of an ancient system of personality exploration. Describes seven planetary types known from antiquity and shows how to recognize them. Uses the dynamics of the enneagram to describe human types from the perspective of essence, rather than personality. The first book in its field, by a noted practitioner of body types.


"Combines ancient mythologies and dynamics of the enneagram. Bold, clear and precise ... an empowering teacher."
—Enneagram Educator
"Written in such an easily-read style you will wish it were longer. Recommended."
—The Unicorn
"Read the book. Try the system. Begin to see 'the familiar features of the world' take on new meaning."
—Body, Mind, Spirit Magazine"Joel Friedlander has presented Enneagram Theory in a manner that is easy to read and understand without violating the complexity of his topic. Body Types is a provocative updating of a venerable system of personality exploration."
—Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.


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About Joel Friedlander


Joel Friedlander (@JFBookman) is an award-winning book designer, blogger, and writer. He’s been launching the careers of self-publishers since 1994 from his book design and consulting practice at Marin Bookworks in San Rafael, California. Joel is the author of A Self-Publisher’s Companion: Expert Advice for Authors Who Want to Publish, and coauthor of The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide. He is a columnist for Publishers Weekly, and Writer’s Digest has named him as one of the 10 people to follow in book publishing. Joel writes TheBookDesigner, a popular blog on book design, book marketing and the future of the book. He’s also the founder of The Self-Publishing Roadmap, an online, video-based training course in book publishing. Joel is also the proprietor, along with Tracy R. Atkins, in, where he provides pre-designed book templates for Microsoft Word and Adobe Indesign;, we he provides digital marketing products for authors; and, the world’s only project management tool for authors. Joel is a past president of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association. Connect with him on Google+.
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