Dienstag, 2. Dezember 2014

Fourth Way related literature published 2014

 G.I. Gurdjieff - Gurdjieff's Early Talks 1914-1931

Marshall May - Gurdjieff Group Work with Rita Romilly Benson

Ocke de Boer - Higher Being Bodies: A Non-Dualistic Approach to the Fourth Way

Wim van Dulleman - Gurdjieff's Movements: The Pattern of All and Everything

William Patrick Patterson - Gurdjieff: The Man, the Teaching, His Mission

Anthony Blake & Paul Beekman Taylor - Gurdjieff's Worlds of Words

Robin Bloor - To Fathom the Gist: Volume II the Arch-Absurd

Jerry Brewster & John A. Anderson - Spiritual Physics

Nikolai De Stjernvall - My Dear Father Gurdjieff

Keith Buzzell - The Third Striving

Magisteria - My Enneagramm Notebook
A.R. Orage - The Force of Gurdjieff Vol. 2
Gurdjieff - Exercises. The Force of Gurdjieff Vol. 4
C. Daly King - Oragean Version The Force of Gurdjieff Vol. 3

Johanna Petsche - Gurdjieff and Music: The Gurdjieff/De Hartmann Piano Music and Its Esoteric Significance

Jo Nicholls-Parker - Mind the Gap. Gurdjieffian Institutes with Ouspensky, Roles, Nicoll, Fenwick

Montag, 17. November 2014

man has come to this world for a particular task

It is just as if a king had sent you to the country to carry out a specified task. You go and perform a hundred other tasks; but if you have not performed that particular task on account of which you had gone to the country, it is as though you have performed nothing at all. 

So man has come in this world for a particular task, and that is his purpose; if he does not perform it, then he will have done nothing.

Mittwoch, 29. Oktober 2014

Zombies actually live among us

Moreover, it happens fairly often that essence dies in a man while his personality and his body are still alive. A considerable percentage of the people we meet in the streets of a great town are people who are empty inside, that is, they are actually already dead.

It is fortunate for us that we do not see and do not know it. If we knew what a number of people are actually dead and what a number of these dead people govern our lives, we should go mad with horror. And indeed people often do go mad because they find out something of this nature without the proper preparation, that is, they see something they are not supposed to see. In order to see without danger one must be on the way. 

If a man who can do nothing sees the truth he will certainly go mad. Only this rarely happens. Usually everything is so arranged that a man can see nothing prematurely. Personality sees only what it likes to see and what does not interfere with its life. It never sees what it does not like. This is both good and bad at the same time. It is good if a man wants to sleep, bad if he wants to awaken.
 In Search Of The Miraculous (Chapter Eight)

Mittwoch, 16. April 2014

Gurdjieff on Jesus and the Bible

These Old Testament stories can be more important than all the words of Jesus Christ.

Old Jews believe Jesus Christ fed many people with six, seven fishes; you remember how many was, but how was filled, the people that not tell. Another example, they believe He turn water into wine, but who get drunk on such wine, that they not say. And once more, they believe He walk on water, but how deep was water, they not speak about that.

Moreover what could she see, this Muggy Muddalene (Mary Magdalene) you speak about? She see nothing, she only prostitute.

But in many countries, Armenia also, Jesus is not the hero, but John the Baptist. From legomonism I know that he it was who was nurse to Jesus for first 12 years, in Essene Brotherhood; after this first 12 years, then in this company the responsibility to another give.

He said that Jesus knew his own nonentityness and should he return, he would be very angry that people thought he had said he was God.

In this case Moses was such. He was center of gravity of Jewish people and he make them chosen, not God.

What you learn from bible you wish believe, but your bible is one thing and my bible is quite another. Nobody now believe in Christian thing, not with inner world, especially young ones. Nobody but English old maid and your American Lesbians. In General, man over there not believe. Your bible is hodgepodge.

from the book "Gurdjieff and the Women of the Rope"

Sonntag, 13. April 2014

a Teacher is to be judged by his Pupils

There is an old saying that a teacher is to be judged by his pupils, and by that test Gurdjieff had knowledge that two of the strongest minds in our period wanted to acquire. These minds belonged to the English editor, A.R. Orage, and the Russian mathematical philosopher, P.D. Ouspensky. Both surrendered to Gurdjieff.
Source: Gorham Munson - Black Sheep Philosophers

Freitag, 11. April 2014

The Supernatural Mr. Gurdjieff

In our known history we find no other Individual of whom there were reported such diverse paranormal abilities as in the case of Mr. Gurdjieff:

Hypnotic Powers (Hanbledzoin)
Reading the Past (of the Earth and the Universe)
Fortelling the Future
Healingpower (even over distance)
X-Ray Vision (used for diagnosis)
Perfect Memory
The Power of Mimicry
Supernatural protection of pupils.
Superhuman Working Power of more than 20 hours a day.
He could elevate pupils to Higher States of Consciousness.
The Influence of matter through Mental Pictures & Magnetism.
He gathered certain information by the help of female Mediums.
About a dozen of his pupils attained occult powers themselves after years of working with his method.

Radio Broadcasts on Gurdjieff

Dienstag, 8. April 2014

Gurdjieff Foundation Links

Gurdjieff-Bennett-Lineage Links

Samstag, 8. März 2014

drugs and higher levels of consciousness

Many years ago I enquired of Ouspensky whether it would be a good thing for me to follow his example and to experiment with hashish, with a view to observing the alteration it brought about in my consciousness. His reply was brief and to the point:

"Only if you have any doubts about the existence of higher levels of consciousness. A drug permits of our looking, as it were, over the garden wall and discovering what lies out there in the psychological landscape beyond it. If you are already convinced of the existence of higher levels of consciousness then there is no point in making experiments with drugs to prove it."

I was convinced, even then, of their existence and have found it quite unnecessary to take pills for the purpose of proving it. 

Dr. Kenneth Walker - The Mystic Mind p.137