Ennea is Greek for "nine" and gramma means "figure". This symbol, of very ancient origin, represents the universe in its different manifestations. The circle represents the Absolute, the triangle the law of three, and the third figure the law of seven, the law of the octave. The enneagram is also a symbol which represents a certain vision of life and the world, forming part of a spiritual teaching that has taken on different forms over the course of the centuries, always adapting itself to the current epoch. This teaching is called the Fourth Way.
In ordinary life and without contact with a living Master, the enneagram is taught all over the world as a psychological approach to man, offering a limited aid in a person's process of evolution.