Channel 8


In German




by Richard Rudd

The Eighth Initiation of Sanctification

The Eighth Initiation of Sanctification is an extremely rare event on our planet. Initiations at this level are really beyond human understanding as they have to do with the flow of essence from the seventh Monadic body into the Atmic and Buddhic bodies. Although it does occasionally occur on an individual level (with spectacular results), the Eighth Initiation is a collective Initiation that can only be taken towards the end of humanity’s evolution.

Enneagram Type 8 - The Protector

Eights are a body-based type who tend to take charge of situations and step into a leadership role. They are energetic and intense, and they can be intimidating at times to other people. Impatient with rules and regulations, they like to do things their way. By asserting control over their environment, they do their best to protect themselves and anyone else who is part of their family or group. 

Fairness or justice is a high priority. If they feel wronged, they will fight back since in their experience weakness or vulnerability will precipitate an attack from the outside world. The strength (and aggression) that are generated in this mission can be admirable, but also misapplied. The challenge for Eights is to combine assertion and control with interdependency and cooperation, as well as learning how to curb their often excessive appetites.

Strengths: Enthusiastic, generous, powerful

Problems: Excessive, angry, dominating

Speaking style: Eights usually speak assertively and exert strong leadership. They tend to be bossy and when things go wrong, they often get angry.

Lower emotional habit: Anger and excessiveness, with a revengeful attitude toward people

Higher emotion: Innocence, which means to face life with an open heart and without cynicism

Archetypal challenge: To harness the life force in productive ways, integrating self-assertion with vulnerability

Psychological defenses: Eights use the defense mechanism of denial to avoid vulnerability and maintain a self-image of being "strong." (Denial is a kind of forceful re-directing of attention and feeling based on willfulness and control). 

Somatic patterns: Eights tend to keep a high level of bioenergetic charge in their bodies. They are attracted to intensity, and they get bored or impatient very easily. This can led to over-exertion and/or over-consumption. Quick to anger, they may have trouble with impulse control. Their armor shows up as tension or density more or less evenly distributed around the body. It's easy to be tough, hard to be vulnerable although softer feelings and needs are often present deep on the inside. Eights are known for the fierceness that they (may) express through their eyes.

- The Enneagram At Work -

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by MandalaMatrix

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