Life Is Real Only Then, When I Am

Author: G. I. Gurdjieff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101160411

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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This is one of the few records published by Gurdjieff in which he offers guidance to his 'community of seekers', the pupils from many countries who joined him in Paris and New York. The first section is mainly autobiographical, relating material crucial to an understanding of the nature and intensity of personal effort required for an all-inclusive work on oneself. This is followed by a series of talks which Gurdjieff gave to his pupils in New York in 1930, and then by a long, but incomplete, essay on 'The Outer and Inner World of Man'.

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.


Author: G Gurdjieff

Publisher: Book Studio

ISBN: 9780957248199

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 164

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All and Everything: Ten Books, in Three Series, of which this is the Third Series. FIRST SERIES: Three books under the title of "An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man," or, "Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson." SECOND SERIES: Three books under the common title of "Meetings with Remarkable Men." THIRD SERIES: Four books under the common title of "Life Is Real Only Then, When 'I Am.' " All written according to entirely new principles of logical reasoning and strictly directed towards the solution of the following three cardinal problems: FIRST SERIES: To destroy, mercilessly, without any compromises whatsoever, in the mentation and feelings of the reader, the beliefs and views, by centuries rooted in him, about everything existing in the world. SECOND SERIES: To acquaint the reader with the material required for a new creation and to prove the soundness and good quality of it. THIRD SERIES: 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. This unedited edition has been compiled from the typescripts from the papers ofSolita Solano and Jane Heap. The chapters are in the following order: Book I: Introduction, First "Lecture-Talk," Second "Lecture-Talk," Third "Lecture-Talk," Fourth "Lecture-Talk," Fifth American Lecture. Book IV: Prologue, The Outer and Inner World of Man. Numeration of each separate paragraph of Book IV has been retained. ISBN: 978-0-9572481-8-2 (Muriel Draper & J. G. Bennett Typeset Edition) ISBN: 978-0-9572481-6-8 (Facsimile Typescript Edition) ISBN: 978-0-9954756-0-1 (The Set) "

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: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 390

View: 1328

"[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.

Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson

Author: G. I. Gurdjieff

Publisher: Rare Treasure Editions

ISBN: 1774644274

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson is the first volume of the All and Everything trilogy written by the mystic G. I. Gurdjieff. The All and Everything trilogy also includes Meetings with Remarkable Men and Life Is Real Only Then, When 'I Am'. This book was intended to be the main study tool for Gurdjieff's Fourth Way teachings. As Gurdjieff's idea of "work" is central to those teachings, Gurdjieff went to great lengths in order to increase the effort needed to read and understand it.The book covers many topics. Beelzebub's Tales is included in Martin Seymour-Smith's 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written, with the comment that it is "...the most convincing fusion of Eastern and Western thought that has yet been seen."

Meetings with Remarkable Men

Author: G. I. Gurdjieff

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141394501

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1055

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.