It’s an exciting time to be a member of the IEA, and in this article I’d like to expand on what I wrote in the Letter from the President about our new initiatives.
Actually, two of the initiatives, a publishing imprint and a research task group, are new, and one, the accreditation program, is being updated to meet the evolving needs of the membership. I’d also like to say a few words about IEA conferences.
Part of the IEA’s mission is to make information about the Enneagram more widely available to the public. We have been doing that for years now through the international and regional conferences and though publications such as Nine Points Magazine and The Enneagram Journal. The changing nature of the publishing industry means that it is becoming more and more difficult for even popular authors to have Enneagram books published, and many authors have turned to self-publishing. In order to help ensure that good books on the Enneagram reach the audience they deserve, the IEA has decided to start a publishing imprint.
The first book being published by the IEA is by the popular and prolific Liz Wagele. Liz’s book is an anthology of essays by a wide range of authors on the topic of death and dying through the lens of the different Ennea-types. Having read portions of the pre-publication manuscript, I can say that is a moving and insightful collection. The IEA is proud to be supporting it and thankful that Liz has entrusted us to bring forth this important contribution to field.
The IEA will publish other books in the future on an occasional basis. If you or someone you know has a book that you think might be appropriate for publication by the IEA, please let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz’s book should be available by the IEA conference in July; stay tuned for updates.