by Dr. Christopher Holmes, August 2004. Photo by Karen T. Hale
"A man may be quite alone in the desert and he can trace the enneagram
in the sand and in it read the eternal laws of the universe."
--G. I. Gurdjieff
Microcosm-Macrocosm by Anita J. Mitra
Towards Awakening by Anita J. Mitra
The Heart Doctrine by Anita J. Mitra
This illustration was given to Dr. Christopher Holmes by an inmate in the Ontario Correctional system,
who took his innovative program for the "awakening of consciousness and the heart in criminal offenders."
Dr. Holmes provides a wholely different approach to correctional work than typically offered in 'cognitive-behavioural programs.'
This illustration is related to a quotation from Gurdjieff, about how an acorn or 'nut' might become an oak tree.