Some authors such as James Moore argue for Although the dates of his birth vary, the year of is inscribed in a plate on the gravemarker in the cemetery of Avon, Seine-et-Marne , France, where his body was buried. It contained extensive grassy plateau-steppe and high mountains, and was inhabited by a multi-ethnic and multi-confessional population that had a history of respect for travelling mystics and holy men, and for religious syncretism and conversion. Both the city of Kars and the surrounding territory were home to an extremely diverse population: although part of the Armenian Plateau , Kars Oblast was home to Armenians, Russians, Caucasus Greeks, Georgians, Turks, Kurds and smaller numbers of Christian communities from eastern and central Europe such as Caucasus Germans , Estonians and Russian sectarian communities like the Molokans , Doukhobors , Pryguny, and Subbotniki. Gurdjieff makes particular mention of the Yazidi community. The young Gurdjieff avidly read Russian-language scientific literature.
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Gurdjieff and his teaching. The Unknowable Gurdjieff New York: Weiser; London: Routledge 7amp; Kegan Paul "In this book I shall write of what he [Gurdjieff] said when I was there to hear him say it; of what he taught us, how he taught it, and what effect it had not only upon me but upon my friends.
What Are We Living For? Shocked by an unavoidable seeing of the condition that the world has been brought to, the complacency of some of us has cracked. Still, what could guide us to real change in values and attitudes? What is the required change in our thinking and feeling, even in our very nature? Gurdjieff Netherlands: Eureka Editions, p. In this quite personal account, the author reveals her struggles with, and great regard for, "Mr. London: Vincent Stuart, , p. Traditional Studies Press has published a recording by Dr.
William Welch. Available at: www. The unfinished masterpiece of the French writer and the apotheosis of his lifetime search. Allegorically describes a group of men and women searching out and ascending the sacred mountain together.
Driscoll, J. Walter Driscoll and the Gurdjieff Foundation of California, p. Bennett, Maurice Nicoll, A. Orage, P. Ouspensky and others. Walter Driscoll has been at work on the second edition of the Gurdjieff bibliography since The second comprehensive edition will follow in a few years. These notes were read aloud at meetings of his groups, and are reproduced in this volume.
Gurdjieff, G. Most recently published in by Two Rivers Press. Daly and T. Daly, London: Penguin Arkana, p.
Their poignant, account of the years to has become a classic of the Gurdjieff literature and gone through three editions. He later arranged and recorded several dozen of these on piano. As his secretary, she recorded the earliest drafts of his writings. She left no instructions for their future.
We, under leadership of Michael Currer-Briggs, assembled them and have now made this short selection. Its historic significance is unique among the now-abundant writings about Gurdjieff. In his introduction, "The Origins of the Investigation," King describes his relationship to Orage and Gurdjieff, whom he calls "one of the hundred, perhaps one of the fifty, most remarkable men known to us in our history.
The first half of the book attempts to deduce the theoretical nature of consciousness and the second half introduces techniques to reach higher states of consciousness. She led groups in London for many years. Her book contains many short pieces on aspects of inner work.
They are deceptively approachable and are much deeper in content than may initially appear. While not ideal material for someone who has just discovered the Work, they bear rereading, many times. Question-and-answer sessions and other materials from her years of leading groups are included. The daughter of Louise Welch, Patty de Llosa provides an introduction to five disciplines that have impressed her with their integrity and ability to turn us toward an inner dimension of ourselves that is lacking in ordinary life.
Mairet, Philip A. Orage: a Memoir London: J. Dent, p. Y: University Books, p. He recounts a significant anecdote about a discussion between Gurdjieff and Orage about having an aim. When asked about his "whim" or true desire, Gurdjieff responded that "it was to live and teach so that there should be a new conception of God in the world, a change in the very meaning of the word. The sheer drive of the narrative line imparts to the book its best qualities of a novel.
Through the humanity and dry humour of his writing and through a scholarship evidenced in an unprecedented note section, Moore offers the reader an entertaining and reliable introduction to one of the most remarkable men on this century. Needleman, Jacob Gurdjieff: Essays and Reflections on the Man and His Teaching New York: Continuum Press, ISBN , edited by Jacob Needleman and George Baker "This volume of essays, interviews, and reminiscences, originally published in France in , offers new perspectives on a unique figure whose influence as a teacher and spiritual master has continued to grow throughout the twentieth century.
Here are the voices of men and women who have sought to live this teaching, most of whom were directly guided by Gurdjieff. These individuals also lived and are living amid the forces and challenges of modern life. Nicoll demonstrates that the language of scripture is precisely designed to awaken man from sleep.
The central ideas of temptation, righteousness, wisdom, and prayer are recast in this light. Maurice Nicoll will be helpful to others who may be wondering what "The Work" is about. This five volume set discusses in detail the principles and ideas of Georges Gurdjieff and P. Nott, C. He chronicles his difficult re-entry into the world of business, and his experience at Putney School, Vermont, and at the Taliesin Fellowship in Wisconsin.
Nyland, Willem A. Currently unavailable outside of Mr. Readers and Writers New York: Knopf, p. Under the title of "Readers and Writers", he contributed a wealth of essays, articles and editorial comment of which this anthology reproduces 78 items.
About one hundred thirty psychological exercises to focus mental, vocal and visual acuity. These are complimented by fifteen essays on such topics as "The control of temper," "How to read men," "On dying daily," "Economizing our energy," and "Are we awake?
Both the previous titles, separately paged in one paperback volume. Gurdjieff and A. Nott with an introduction by A. Ouspensky, Peter D. Rochester, N. An Abridgement of P. Kadloubovsky and the author, New York: Knopf, , p.
Tertium Organum is a clarion call for such thought, ranging brilliantly over the teachings of Eastern and Western mysticism, sacred art and the theories of modern science. With the publication of Tertium Organum in Russian, in , Ouspensky became a widely respected author and lecturer on metaphysical questions. The American translation of Tertium Organum in , won him widespread recognition in England and America, where he lived from Translated from the Russian by R.
Merton, under the supervision of the author. New York: Knopf, ; London: Routledge, , p. A collection of twelve wide-ranging and penetrating essays dealing with esotericism, symbolism, science, religion, higher dimensions, evolution, superman, eternal recurrence and other topics that anticipate many of the most significant psycho-spiritual questions of the twentieth-century. Most of these extended essays were published separately in Russian before Ouspensky translated them to English and published this anthology in London in for the general purpose of attracting those interested in such questions.
Privately printed and distributed. London , 90p. New York: Hedgehog Press, , 98p. The two selections added to the 2nd edition are replaced by a lecture of Sept. Strange Life of Ivan Osokin. Limited edition of copies. London: Stourton, , p. New York: Harcourt, Brace, , p. Paperback edition, New York: Harcourt, Brace, no date [? Ouspensky met Gurdjieff in Moscow in Prepared under the general supervision of Sophia Ouspensky. New York: Knopf, , p.
Conscience: The Search for Truth. Introduction by Merrily E. Ouspensky between and Privately printed limited edition of 20 copies. Cape Town: Stourton Press, , p. Copy in the P. Ouspensky Collection, Yale. London and New York: Arkana, , p. Taylor for Yale University Library.
Boyhood with Gurdjieff