Life Is Real Only Then, When "I Am"

Author: G. I. Gurdjieff

Publisher: Rare Treasure Editions

ISBN: 1774644061

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Here is a series of talks and lectures as well as a personal account of the master's spiritual and philosophical development providing specific suggestions and practices for achieving inner knowledge. The purpose of this series, according to Gurdjieff, is to assist the arising - in the mentation and in the feelings of the reader - of a veritable, non-fantastic representation, not of that illusory world which he now perceives, but of the world existing in reality.

Life Is Real, Only Then, When I Am

Author: G Gurdjieff

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781501010224


Page: 236

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"I bury the bone so deep, the dogs have to dig to find it." Life is Real, Only Then, When I Am, is the incomplete text of the third part of Gurdjieff's All and Everything Series which includes Beelzebub's Tales to his Grandson and Meetings with Remarkable Men. The purpose of this series, according to Gurdjieff, is to assist the arising - in the mentation and in the feelings of the reader - of a veritable, non-fantastic representation, not of that illusory world which he now perceives, but of the world existing in reality." Gurdjieff's style is intentionally difficult, as he purposefully violates the conventions of proper writing in order to force the reader to flex the muscles of the mind to glean the pearls of wisdom contained within.

Gurdjieff and Hypnosis

Author: Mohammad Tamdgidi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230102026

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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This book explores the life and ideas of the enigmatic twentieth century philosopher, mystic, and teacher of esoteric dances George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, performing a hermeneutic textual analysis of all his writings to illuminate the place of hypnosis in his teaching. Foreword by J. Walter Driscoll.

Magic, Mystery, and Science

Author: Dan Burton,David A. Grandy,David Grandy

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253216564

Category: Religion

Page: 414

View: 3800

"[P.D. Ouspensky's] yearning for a transcendent, timeless reality—one that cancels out physical disintegration and death—figures into science at some fundamental level. Einstein found solace in his theory of relativity, which suggested to him that events are ever-present in the space-time continuum. When his friend Michele Besso passed on shortly before his own death, he wrote: 'For us believing physicists the distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion, even if a stubborn one.'" —from Magic, Mystery, and Science The triumph of science would appear to have routed all other explanations of reality. No longer does astrology or alchemy or magic have the power to explain the world to us. Yet at one time each of these systems of belief, like religion, helped shed light on what was dark to our understanding. Nor have the occult arts disappeared. We humans have a need for mystery and a sense of the infinite. Magic, Mystery, and Science presents the occult as a "third stream" of belief, as important to the shaping of Western civilization as Greek rationalism or Judeo-Christianity. The occult seeks explanations in a world that is living and intelligent—quite unlike the one supposed by science. By taking these beliefs seriously, while keeping an eye on science, this book aims to capture some of the power of the occult. Readers will discover that the occult has a long history that reaches back to Babylonia and ancient Egypt. It proceeds alongside, and frequently mingles with, religion and science. From the Egyptian Book of the Dead to New Age beliefs, from Plato to Adolf Hitler, occult ways of knowing have been used—and hideously abused—to explain a world that still tempts us with the knowledge of its dark secrets.

Gurdjieff: The Key Concepts

Author: Sophia Wellbeloved

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135132496

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 415

This unique book offers clear definitions of Gurdjieff's teaching terms, placing him within the political, geographic and cultural context of his time. Entries look at diverse aspects of his Work, including: * possible sources in religious, Theosophical, occult, esoteric and literary traditions * the integral relationships between different aspects of the teaching * its internal contradictions and subversive aspects * the derivation of Gurdjieff's cosmological laws and Ennegram * the passive form of "New Work" teaching introduced by Jeanne de Salzmann.

On the Road to Enlightened Duality

Author: M. Young

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1942493150

Category: Religion

Page: 600

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While traveling the road on pilgrimage, or following American Baul Master, Khepa Lee Lozowick (1943-2010), in his daunting travel schedule, author Mary Angelon Young crafted a collection of essays that explore and evoke the many moods of “Enlightened Duality,” one of Lozowick’s core teachings in the path of Western Bauls. This dynamic spiritual principle suggests that the spiritual seeker can combine an integrated awareness of the nondual (“all is One”) with a lively, conscious relationship to the duality or play of opposites that is the constant fare of everyday life. Unlike those strictly nondual perspectives that relegate the human experience to an illusion of the mind, Lozowick asserted that, while nondual unity is the foundation of what is, simultaneously, life is real. These original essays cover such universal themes as Impermanence, Beauty and Transformation, and comprise one wayfarer’s reflections, reveries and research. Some are flavored with academic spice, but most are predominantly experiential, presenting a kaleidoscopic journey that unfolds much like a large, multifaceted jewel looked at from many different directions. Each essay has its own integrity and stands on its own authority. Yet, taken as a whole, they form a useful map of the tantric path, charting its depths through daily events, travel, relationships, creativity and work⎯all continuous, integrated aspects of the transformational path. The teaching of enlightened duality can be found in many guises within the world’s great traditions, including Sufi, Vajrayana Buddhist, and both bhakti and tantric Hindu paths. It is a universal theme, and yet the treatment here runs true to the theistic underpinnings of the lineage from which it comes: Khepa Lee Lozowick, Sri Yogi Ramsuratkumar and Swami Ramdas. From this view, the highest aim of spiritual practice is to integrate mystical experience and insights of nonduality into ordinary life. This book provides a genuine feast of practical wisdom for the hungry seeker who yearns for a path through life that is both transformational and yet honoring of the innate dignity and potential of the human incarnation. The author has travelled extensively in India and Europe; has studied the Sanskrit, Hindu and Buddhist traditions; and has written published an extensive treatise on the Baul Path, The Baul Tradition. (Hohm Press, 2014)

Penguin Modern Classics Meetings with Remarkable Men

Author: G I Gurjieff

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0141394498

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 0

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The exhilarating, life-affirming call to spiritual arms from world-renowned spiritual teacher G. I. Gurdjieff 'Gurdjieff's voice is heard as a call. He calls because he suffers from the inner chaos in which we live. He calls to us to open our eyes. He asks us why we are here, what we wish for, what forces we obey. He asks us, above all, if we understand what we are . . .' Part adventure narrative, part travelogue, part spiritual guide, Meetings with Remarkable Men is suffused with Gurdjieff's unique perspective on life. With vivacity and charm, he organizes his account around portraits of the remarkable men and women who accompanied him through remote parts of the Near East and Central Asia, and who aided his search for hidden knowledge. Among them are Gurdjieff's own father (a traditional bard), a Russian prince dedicated to the search for Truth, a Christian missionary who entered a World Brotherhood deep in Asia, and a woman who escaped slavery to become a trusted member of Gurdjieff's group of fellow seekers. Meetings with Remarkable Men conveys a haunting sense of what it means to live fully - with conscience, with purpose and with heart.